2020 tagDiv Year in Review

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How was the 2020 tagDiv Year for our team and business? In short, we all know 2020 was not an ordinary year. We had to learn how to help all of you create awesome websites in a pandemic year. As many businesses moved online, we’ve focused our attention on providing the platform, tools, and support to allow you to achieve your goals.

The past had great hits, but today is amazing

It was challenging. Tough. Complicated. With ten months working exclusively remote for social distancing and two lockdowns, our team was present online every day to answer your questions on social networks, to provide support, to create new features and to help you get the best of your website. Daily video conferencing, online brainstorming sessions, countless tasks, helping you while working with you help our team members stay healthy, sane, and focused even though we’re working from different parts of the city, without interacting physically. We all learned a more balanced way of organizing our work and establishing priorities. We’ve demonstrated that we are still a strong team, supported by a powerful and loving community.

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How was 2020 tagDiv Year in Numbers?

At the end of each year, we just want to take a moment and look back and review our achievements and things to improve. We’ve improved and released our themes with 17 updates, and we had more than 48,000 working hours, and over 31,000 support requests on all the available channels. With utmost care to our customers, we’ve invested time and hard work into 500+ web development & web design projects.

Besides highlighting the most important numbers, we have also launched some new important functionalities in our themes and also reached a new milestone.

In 2020, Newspaper Theme Hit 100K Customers

In 2013, we launched Newspaper Theme on the Envato, ThemeForest market. Seven years later, Newspaper is the best selling blog, news, and magazine WordPress theme worldwide. Today, there are more than 100,000 customers using Newspaper to build their amazing websites. If you want to know more about our business journey, we’ve published the whole story and the Newspaper theme evolution infographic.

New Theme Functionalities 

Newspaper theme is customizable from top to bottom. From pages, posts to header, builder, and fonts, everything is entirely editable on the frontend of your website using the tagDiv Composer page builder, tagDiv Cloud Library, and useful tools (duplicate content, drag & drop functionality, copy/paste, undo/redo, and others). 

Happy Winter Holidays!
  • We’ve developed a new way of creating pages for mobile devices and keep your website fast and performant. Starting with Newspaper version 10.3.7, the theme comes with customizable mobile pages. Discover how you can duplicate your page template and mix & match elements to customize the mobile pages. 
  • In Newspaper 10.3 update, we’ve released the Footer Manager System. There are more than 52 footer templates in the Cloud Template Library that you can assign for the footer area. If you want to know how to create a footer with the Newspaper theme, you can follow the step by step guide. 
  • With each update, we’ve created new and stunning PRO demos. These pre-built websites are stylish, lightweight, and represent an easy starting point.
  • One of the most expected functionalities in both the Newspaper and Newsmag themes was the automatic updates feature. This functionality was included in the Newspaper 10.3.1 version, respectively, Newsmag version 4.9.4. So, starting with Newspaper 10.3.2 update and Newsmag 4.9.5, you can upgrade and downgrade your theme versions.
  • We’ve redesigned the themes’ Welcome Panel. Starting with Newspaper 10.3.9 and Newsmag 4.9.6 versions, a new welcome panel guides you throughout the template.

tagDiv Software Company appreciated by the industry

We’ve been recognized as software creators and authority on various platforms for our on-demand web development and web design services. We’ve recently published a  comprehensive article about tagDiv company and worldwide recognition as a WordPress themes author.

More Sales Campaigns Than Ever

We know how important it is to help people fulfill their dreams. In 2020, we planned and executed more discount campaigns than ever before, so everyone could get Newspaper and Newsmag themes at a special price and start creating their online website. Moreover, we had some special offers for our customization services, as well. So, we had Spring Sale, Summer Sale, Newspaper Birthday Sale, and Cyber Week Sale.

If you’re interested in our future campaigns, you can subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to find out about them.

Home of tagDiv: Redesign Touch

This year we felt that our website needs to respond to new customers’ expectations and new approaches. In these months, our web designers got so creative that they retouched the tagDiv website to reflect all the solutions we provide. We wanted to show our experience and growth over the past seven years. Always with the user experience in mind, our professional team created new, intuitive user interfaces that easily guide you through our sites. tagDiv.com is the real proof that the Newspaper theme is a complete solution for any website. The new design is described as a shiny, stardust, and spectacular one! There are animated content boxes, an airy layout with plenty of negative space, and well-balanced elements to emphasize the core information. Moreover, all of them are blended with purple-blue color gradient accents for an empowered feeling.

We challenged ourselves to build new and amazing pages using the given Newspaper theme functionality and unlimited customization possibilities. The marketing & web designing team rethinked & reviewed the old pages, and so we made a more visually appealing presentation website for our business. These are part of a more complex project. As you know, we pay a lot of attention to details, and we strive to bring everything closer to perfection.

Customer Support Holiday Schedule

Even if our homes have become our offices, we want to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in our cozy homes and spend valuable time with our families. We want to take a short vacation to start 2021 with a creativity & productivity boost.  

Our tagDiv company will have a short vacation between December 25 to 27, but we’re back here on Monday, December 28, and close again for January 1 to 3. tagDiv wishes you all the warmest of holiday cheer and joy!

tagDiv Customer Support Schedule

What to Expect in 2021 from tagDiv?

Worldwide big events got canceled. However, there were plenty of people that realized the importance of digitalization and the fact that technology can help us work from everywhere, attend conferences, trainings, receive therapy, and so on. Human interaction is the thing we all cave for. We miss laughing with friends over a cup of coffee or travelling. We can not provide a real hug, but you can find us online ready to help you achieve your dreams. With the hope that in 2021 we’ll get back on living our lives as we used to,  we’ll continue to challenge ourselves every day to keep giving you the professional solutions you love. 

Our development team is already working on major releases for our themes, but we cannot disclose anything about this. Furthermore, the customization team is engaged in several the projects and improvements you’ve requested us to create for you. And as always, the customer support team is ready everyday to help you get the best of your website and customize everything to perfection. 

If you want to recap how this year was worldwide, Bored Panda published an article around a viral Imgur post that showcased 2020 in memes. It’s the most wonderful year for personal introspection. If you haven’t got the chance to build yourself a website in 2020, perhaps in 2021 you’ll take the bull of the horns and make your dreams come true. Tell us in the comments  how 2020 was for you and what you expect from 2021. We’d love to hear from you <3

Merry Winter Holidays!

XoXo, 

tagDiv team

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Alina G.
Alina G.
After a long journey through fine arts, I finally found the place that challenges me every day. With a strategic approach, I’m creating valuable and relevant content about our products and the news industry. My innate conversational skills are my strongest point.

37 COMMENTS

  1. I love the new happenings with Newspaper theme. I am so glad I found it years ago – i love the tutorials, the ideas, the templates, etc.

    Thanks for keeping it growing and going.

    • Chris, thank you for such wonderful words about us and our business. We’re glad you like our theme and enjoy working with it 🙂 Happy Holidays!

  2. All you guys are the best!
    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Thank you for all your help to me!
    Jorge Vila

  3. Your themes are really awesome, specially Newspaper. It is one of the best theme I have purchased ever. Love from a happy customer!

  4. Not a good year – it destroyed almost all of my clients. I’m working on a new model for next year.

    Congratulations on your achievements. Also, on making the latest Newspaper run faster

    I made Newspaper run even faster by emptying useless CSS files – woocommerce.css, bbpress.css and buddypress.css.
    Then I worked out which blocks and modules I didn’t use and manually removed much of the css code I didn’t need.
    All that cut 2 seconds off the page load time.

    Plus, I cut another second off load time by replacing Apache with LiteSpeed webserver.

    In a future tagdiv project, it would be great if you could work out an easy way to generate the CSS files by working out only what is needed and create the css files from scratch.

    If I put in more time and effort, my guess is that I could cut an additional 1 to 2 seconds off the front page load time.

    (all my images are already optimized.)

    Wishing you and the team a Happy New Year.

    Alan.

    • Hi Alan,

      I’m sorry that you had such a rough year. Let’s hope that the new year will bring us a solution for the pandemic and we can plan an awesome 2021.
      Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your solution. I’ve forwarded to the development team. <3
      Best wishes for you, your family and your team.
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  5. Happy Holidays to you guys! 🙂 You have been doing some awesome work.

    I had just one query, are you guys planning on improving the core web vitals? Can we expect some improvement on that part?

    Regards,
    Sunil

    • Hi Sunil,

      Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. <3
      Yes. We are analyzing multiple ways to improve the core web vitals for your websites. Unfortunately, I can't make any promise for now. We waiting for the developers to engineer the viable solution. Of course, if we can make improvements in the themes that will produce significant results for you, when the complementation is complete and thoroughly tested, we'll release an update and send an email announcement.

      Thank you for understanding!
      Happy Holidays 🙂

    • Hi Ahmet!

      Thank you for the suggestion! I’ve added it to the list for 2021 and we’ll do our best to add it. Unfortunately, I can’t me any promises regarding the time frame.
      Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

    • Hi! Thank you for reaching out to us. Can you please provide more information regarding your post situation? Please open a new topic on the forum or send us an email and our support team will gladly assist you. Thank you so much for your understanding!

    • Hi! Thank you for reaching out to us. Can you please send us an email and provide more details about what exactly are you trying to achieve? Our support team is ready to assist you! Unfortunately, the blog area is not assigned tot the customer support department. Thank you so much for your understanding!

  6. I have really enjoyed using Newspaper over the last eighteen months, but one thing really annoys me. Our header has an apostrophe in it. Every time I update the theme I have to go into my cPanel and edit the appropriate file to add stripslashes to the header text line.

    When I raised this problem at the start I was told it would be addressed in the next upgrade. Several upgrades later it’s still not been rectified. Could you please fix this in the next upgrade.

    Otherwise I love all the additions and the functionality the theme provides.

    • Hi Martin! Thank you for reaching out to us and for choosing Newspaper theme to design your website. I’m really sorry to hear that you’re still experiencing an unusual situation with your header. It might be caused by a language apostrophe, but we cannot advise without investigating this properly. Can you please send us an email and tell us more information, as well as provide your theme license key and website login details? We are looking forward to helping you, and if this is a matter that needs to be rectified and included in a theme update, it will be added. Unfortunately, the Blog area is not assigned to the Customer Support Department. Thank you so much for understanding! Have a lovely day ahead 🙂

  7. Yes, 2020 was not such good year as this pandemic has hit harder to every business. Hope everything will be fine in 2021.

    Happy New Year

  8. Horrible customer service for the NewsMag theme.

    1. For years the header logo and ad fields are not customizable in terms of size within the total space available despite multiple requests.

    2. For years they would not add the option for the Main Menu to extend across the width of the screen at 100% despite multiple requests.

    3. For years they would not provide the option for the Main Menu to remain on top of the page when scrolling down despite multiple requests.

    4. If you buy more than one license, your support ends at the end of the support period and is not multiplied by the number of licenses you purchased. They do not care to change this despite it is obviously wrong. They simply do not respect your hard-earned money.

    5. One person from the support team promises one thing, another one does not care to fulfill it and you have to plead and beg and humiliate yourself all over again with no actual result of what was promised in the first place.

    Horrible, really horrible. Actually outrageous.

    • Hi,

      Sorry to hear that. It is however correct that the Newsmag theme does not have the same flexibility as Newspaper, it is a simpler theme with basic capabilities. For example it does not have the possibility to customize every aspect of the header, the width etc. as it is possible with Newspaper. Some features cannot be added in the Newsmag theme unfortunately.
      Regarding the support period, that is the same for both themes, as mentioned here https://themeforest.net/page/item_support_policy The support forum can be used by all theme users, regardless of how many licenses are purchased.
      The support team will try to help as much as possible, where this can be done. In some cases however, if there are bugs for example or requests, if no solution can be provided at the time, they will have to be added on a list in order for our developer team to check. How long this will take I can’t say, each will have a priority.

      Thank you!

  9. Hi Alina
    Thanks for the full details review of 2020 tagDiv i have some questions for you. i have installed the newspaper x theme for my client website. When i do save changes from theme panel option the loader is only loading and loading not able to save changes… please let me know what should i do? And i have disabled all the plugin and enabled required plugin of newspaper theme.. but this does make sense.

    • Hi! Thank you for reaching out to us. I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing an unusual situation with your website. To help you solve it, we would like to investigate this situation. Can you please send us an email and provide all the details, as well as your purchase license key and login credentials? Our support team is ready to help you! Unfortunately, the Blog area is not assigned to the Customer Support Department. Thank you so much for understanding! Have a lovely day 🙂

  10. I use Newspaper on several websites I created. I even try to find a few others that can offer me easy content for ads, but I always come back to the Newspaper. This theme is incredible.

    • Hi,

      That would mean there is a problem for you. If you already checked for a plugin conflict and you are using the latest theme version, we could take a closer look at the issue. Contact us by email at contact@tagdiv.com and provide a link to the website and admin login, so we can check the problem.

      Thank you!

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