25 APRIL 2015 - THEME UPDATES, WORDPRESS 4.2, VULNERABILITIES, ETC

STRIKING MULTIFLEX VER 1.2.1.1 RELEASED!


  1. New Updates:  WP 4.2 requires one small change in the theme code for sidebar compatibility.  We are releasing theme updates for both "original" Striking, and Striking MultiFlex and the MultiFlex update has now been released in the API and is in the approval process at Themeforest. nbsp;These are maintenance updates only.  Please review the release thread for more details.

  2. Vulnerabilities:   A new recent concern in WordPress has been the XSS cross scripting vulnerability. While we believe we escaped the function correctly in the the 3 isolated instances where it was utilized within the theme, Themeforest has requested the escape be standardized across themes and plugins for the comfort of the Themeforest userbase, so we modified 3 lines of code in the update of each theme very slightly to accommodate their request.

  3. We posted a warning here in February about securitizing your site from this and other hooks and actions which reach into the wp admin functions incorrectly.  This advice remains true, and if you implemented it, you would not be vulnerable to any of these issues since no one but you would have any admin rights.  See the following thread, with a file attached, which assists you in hardening your wp admin:

  4. Securing your WP site from Init Hook

    We urge all users to implement this immediately as we can see from our own server logs that hackers are testing websites for this vulnerability.


    1) Should you find what you believe might be a theme or WP 4.2 related error after updating, do not post a new thread!  Post in the release version thread - we do not want the general forum cluttered with misc posts about wp update related issues.  Any such posts in the general forum will be deleted immediately.


    2) We are starting to roll out some paid design services per requests from users.   Please visit UPDATE SERVICES to view the first service group we have put in place which are for those who would like someone else to handle updates.  Please review them and see if any might be beneficial for you.  Of special note, if you are still using the Striking Original theme because you have been reluctant to update due to your knowledge base, now we can implement the update for you on a guaranteed results basis.


    James on behalf of the Striking Team
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FINDING ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS !


The theme documentation both inline and written is very extensive covers many of the questions we see asked repeatedly on the forum. Thus we request that before you post a new thread on the forum, you review the documentatoin and also do a search of the forum as your question already has been covered and thus answered by one of those 'superb' tutorials/video's we made.

You can find the documentation and video tutorials here : StrikingR Documentation/Videos

If that does not answer your question try todo a google search of the forum. Search for :

"Kaptinlin.com support [the question]"


Because google indexes our forum pretty well and probably almost every question you are having has been asked and answered you most likely will find the answer to your question by that search. If not then please post a new forum thread with your question (each question in its own thread).

CUSTOMIZATION - Please remember that while we are perfectly willing to help out with a simple tweak here and there in respect of customization, most css customization, and all php and js customization, and plugin integration matters, fall into the paid support category. By all means post on the forum, as other users may assist, and we will try to point you in the right direction when we can.


Steps to take before posting a thread


Do you see the issue on our demo website? Striking Multiflex Demo Website If so, please send us a url to that page in your thread. If not please walk through the steps below before posting a thread.

1) Make sure you are using the latest version of the theme. You can check that either at themeforest at the account you bought the theme with or by turning on the update notification in the theme advanced settings. If you are using the latest build please try to download the latest version again from themeforest, unzip it and re-upload the theme by usage of ftp upload overwriting the one that is in there to rule out any wrong theme code or custom adjustsments you made which could be interfering.
2) Undo all hardcoded theme adjustments (php, html, or css)
3) Remove any (manually) added (java) scripts in the theme settings, theme core files or widget area's
4) Turn off the child-theme
5) Clear the striking cache in the striking advanced settings
6) Clear cache in your browser you are using
7) Turn off minify and/or cache plugins
8) Turn off all your plugins and see if the issue resolves.
9) Check if the issue occurs in all browsers and if possible on mac or windows and does it happen on any other pc.
10) Use google to search the forum for your burning question first as most questions already have been asked and answered. Search for kaptinlin.com support [your question]

Now when you do post a thread include :
1) A url to the website and or problem page so we can see the issue and investigate the code.
2) The code used causing the problem so we can replicate the issue.
3) Make sure you do not use the word "bug" in your thread title as google indexes our forum with lightning speed and those titles hurt our sales. These threads are either changed or removed instantly.
4) Provide information on what OS you are using and what browser.

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OTHER FORUM GUIDELINES & NOTES:

1)  Weekend hours

Be advised that weekend forum support is limited to Saturday up to 3pm EST after which any questions posted, if not assisted by other users, would normally be dealt with on the following Monday.


2)  STRIKING RATING AND COMMENTS AT THEMEFOREST

PLEASE -> if you have not given Striking a star rating at Themeforest, please log into your account, go to your downloads page, and give us a Star Rating - hopefully 5 stars!  every 5 star rating has a big impact upon us (and 4 star ratings and below are hugely detrimental - it takes twenty 5 star ratings to overcome one 4 star rating).

Right now, we have the most per capita in the marketplace of any top selling theme.   If even 10% of our users who have not yet rated us were to give us a 5 rating, we would be overjoyed. Please give this consideration on our behalf.  


Since its release Oct 2010, Striking has had 60+ separate updates of NEW features, more than any other theme in the Themeforest marketplace. Striking is dedicated to keeping its users up to date with the Wordpress core, and the latest features available in the Wordpress theme world.


Regards
Striking Team
KaptinLin