Our hosting partner Rocket Ivy has discovered the cause of an error that may cause the MyStyle Customizer to not operate correctly on some sites (never loads), that came from a DIVI theme update in their new “Performance” tab.
Here is a link to the blog post describing the error and the fix to turn off the deferring of jQuery Migrate:
Yesterday we shipped some major updates with bug fixes for various issues that have been reported in the Customizer as version 4.1.0, and also in the WordPress plugin 3.17.4. The bugfixes, features, and/or updates include:
Text bug fix for duplicating text objects
SSL fixes for some non-SSL URL assets
Template Masking updates
Preloader updates (faster / more stable startup)
New Feature: Multi-Side Preview Mode (switch sides while in preview mode)
Multi-Side Product bug fix
New Feature: before-after animation for preview mode transition
Auto Drop Shadow bug fix
Duplicate Image bug fix
Background gradient vs Background Image rotations fix
Email skip fix for logged in users
Re-Selection of existing objects from menu bug fix
Auto-saving update (new delay time)
Various small performance updates
Author page “my designs” error fix
Private designs images in public author carts bug fix
Various CSS Style fixes and updates
Various small details updated
This is a cumulative update for the Customizer 4.1.0+ that is automatically remotely updated on our platform for all deployments – nothing for you to update there.
However, the MyStyle Custom Product Designer 3.17.4 WP Plugin itself will require an update from your WP Admin > Plugins page to apply that update.
As with any major update, please test your Customizer after updating and report any issues that you find in the support channel for your license and we’ll investigate right away.
We are continuing to push minor updates this week as any reports are made.
In the mean time, enjoy the new speed and updates!
We’re happy to announce a highly-requested feature that may change the way you do your product templates forever: Build Your Own Custom Product Templates right in the WordPress/WooCommerce Admin!
Traditional MyStyle Product Templates: Now Optional for DIY Webmasters!
Normally we set up each template by hand for each client, and provide the template IDs for use in their website(s). This is still a service that is available, but is no longer required for most one-sided templates if you want to develop them yourself!
New DIY Custom Templates
Our new custom template options can be found the WooCommerce Product Data section of any product, in the MyStyle > Advanced tab.
See the screenshot below, where the example is setting up a Rectangular 18×14 inch product template:
With these two checkboxes, a width and a height, you’re good to go with a basic rectangular template! It will size down automatically to fit the web browser while designing, and it will render your print files at the full size when generating a print file.
Beta Features: Add Image Layers and More
There are even more beta features beneath these basic settings that are still being tested, but you can try those out to add image layers to your templates, like a background or foreground. We’ll cover those features in another upcoming post.
A new MyStyle site was launched this past week that is bringing an exciting new value add to their elliptiGO community with personalized wraps!
First Online Designer for elliptiGO Bikes in the World!
As far as we know there have never been any other online designers for elliptiGOs to allow people to use free graphics or upload their own, pick custom colors, etc. This is going to be really fun to see what kind of creative bikes are dreamed up by the elliptiGO riders of the world! We might just have to hit the streets with our own, so stay tuned for that :)
The backgrounds browser is Step 1 in almost all MyStyle apps for good reason. It’s an easy step that anyone can do and doesn’t require any content from the user, only choices. It’s fun and shows what you can do quickly and provides instant gratification to users by giving them great colors and stock backgrounds to choose from to get them on their way to creating an awesome design that they love.
The Issue with Long Lists and Pagination
The only problem is, sometimes digging through that backgrounds library seemed daunting and unorganized, and naturally the images at the very end of the list didn’t get very much action (very few people press previous page first to go through the list in reverse order, almost everyone just goes page 1, 2, 3 etc). So this UX needed to be updated to make it easier to find the content you love in the BG library. Well, that’s where the Category browser comes in.
Enter the Library Category Browser
We’ve launched a new and improved component recently that is already proving to give users more control to get design they love.
Now in step 1 when you browse backgrounds, you’re greeted with a scrolling single page list of thumbnails that represent each category, and are labeled as such to make it easy to understand what each category tile is a collection of. Now, a customer can see “Fine Art” for example without ever having to click to a next page, and they can click that to see our collection of great fine art images without having to dig through a whole list to find them. This is way easier and more fun, and immediately makes it so much faster to create a design you already start to like in the first step.
Live and Doing Great!
This feature automatically updates in your app so you should already have it live on your own MyStyle enabled sites if you have a Step 1 for backgrounds (it’s the default, so you probably do).
Stats Show Increased Performance
We’ve already seen an increase in the amount of designs and purchases that make use of background assets that we do not normally see many sales on. This is the proof that the new feature is getting used on designs that make it all the way through to sale, and that customers are happier than ever using MyStyle to personalize their designs with our collections of free graphics.