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German Language Release

We are pleased to announce the German-language release of FeedWind. In our continued efforts to make FeedWind available in more countries across the world, we have completed our German language translation. For German-speaking web developers who are new to FeedWind, FeedWind is a platform to display dynamic content on websites using one of many sources. These sources include social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Google Calendar, and RSS feeds including audio podcasts. Lots of options and CSS are available for users to customize their visuals until they match the intended aesthetic of the web page. Now, German-speaking web designers and administrators can use our feed-generating platform to enhance their website visuals without having to translate instructions and thumbnails using their browsers. The translation includes the website (feed.mikle.com) where registered users log in to create feeds (image 1) and the settings interface where users create and customize feed content (image 2). German-language support pages are forthcoming. German version https://feed.mikle.com/de/ German Home Page German Setting Screen

Beef Up Your Titles


Introducing a new feature to allow you to make titles bold in your FeedWind widgets.

You can now make titles bold so they more visible to your users and/or match your website styling. It was already possible to bold titles by using a custom CSS but we thought it would be useful to many of our users to have simple On/Off functionality in the setup screen. You can find out how to style fonts in our tutorial which has information about this new feature and other information about font styling. You can check out the new feature now by logging into your account and checking out the updated setup screen. Here’s a quick preview of the new setup options and where to find them:

MAIN TITLE BOLD STYLING

This is found in the Feed Title section > Advanced settings. make titles bold - main title

FEED ITEM TITLE BOLD STYLING

This is found in the Feed Content section > Advanced settings. make titles bold - feed item titles
If you need any assistance to make titles bold or any other aspect of FeedWind, please contact us contact us and we’ll be happy to help out!
 

IMPORTANT UPDATE – DISPLAY ISSUES

UPDATE Oct 20th 2017

We have now corrected the error causing an incorrect container size for widgets. For new users, the problem will not present itself. Some existing users might still experience incorrectly-sized widgets. This can be resolved using the cache clearing method explained below, after which you should not experience this issue.

IMPORTANT NEWS Oct 17th 2017

Since a program change we made recently, you may notice your widgets are not displaying at full size (widgets are displaying at 115px x 115px). We apologize for any inconvenience. The offending javascript causing this issue is in the code snippet: [Applicable javascript file] https://feed.mikle.com/js/fw-loader.js However, if you are visiting your site for the first time, or if your cache from your last visit has expired, there will be no display problems. This will automatically resolve when your cache is refreshed To correct this manually, you can use either of these 2 solutions:

Solution 1

Clear your browser cache. You can do this by using: Windows: “CTRL+F5” Mac: “Command + R” However, while you do not need to change any code, it is necessary for site visitors to clear their cache.

Solution 2

Assign parameters to javascript in the pasted code as shown below. This solution requires you to edit the code pasted on your site(s): Specifically, it adds a parameter like ? Ver = 20171016 to the end of fw – loader.js as shown in the red letter below . The content of the parameter is optional. <Script type = “text / javascript” src = “https://feed.mikle.com/js/fw-loader.js ? Ver = 20171016 ” data-fw-param = “5 /”> </ script> If you have any questions about this matter, please contact us through our contact form . We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

FeedWind Pro PayPal subscribers – renewals

We no longer accept PayPal as a payment method

We recently introduced a new automated payment system to upgrade from our existing manual system for FeedWind Pro subscribers. Previously we accepted PayPal as a payment method. However, our new payment system does not accept PayPal payments, so for those existing users who are due for renewal we will require payment for the renewal by credit or debit card. We understand that this change in payment options might be an inconvenience for PayPal subscribers, so for those users we are offering a discount of $39 when you renew using a credit/debit payment using the new automated system.

So how do I upgrade my PayPal Pro account to the new system?

All you have to do is visit our payments page and enter you payment details (credit/debit card). We will not charge your card immediately. We will only charge the card on the renewal/expiry date. To compensate you for the inconvenience we will apply the $39 discount at that time. If you decide to cancel before your renewal is due then just let us know and we will prevent any further charges from being made. If you have any questions about this process or anything to do with FeedWind, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Introducing Our New “Plus Plan” – Save More Widgets!

The new FeedWind “Plus” plan

Today we are pleased to announce the release of a new subscription plan to allow you to save more widgets.

The new Plus plan is $179 per year and allows you to store up to 50 widgets (the Pro plan allows for 20). Now you can create even more widgets under one subscription account! You can find out more about our subscription plans at our FAQ page. feedwind plus plan

If you would like to check out the new Plus plan with a free 14-day trial, head on over to our subscriptions page.