tagDiv Statement on the Key Activation Incident

To all customers, media, partners, friends, and critics. We would like to record our position about the Key Activation Issue. Our stand is: we have got this wrong and we are deeply sorry.

When we implemented the DRM in the Newspaper theme, we tried to provide you with a more secure website environment. We express our most profound and humble apologies.

From the utmost care for our customers, accidentally, we’ve created an incident that affected a few dozens of our users’ websites. We’ve implemented this automated system that validates the product key in the Envato API as a measure to prevent piracy.

This piracy affects the quality of care we can provide for you, and the website owners with their websites exposed by nulled versions. We gladly respond to all our users’ concerns and assist you. For us, our customers’ needs play the most crucial role in our company’s values.

The number of requests sent by the automated system quickly hit the Request Rate Limit of the Envato API. In the absence of a positive validation response, the system blocked the website. We know that no technical explanations can ease the frustration, as we feel the same way. We understand that you’ve worked hard for your project just like we have for ours, and this should not have happened.

This was a big mistake on our part, and we’re sorry for it. Apologizing isn’t enough. We have been working for the last days to make sure your website will never be locked again. We will thoroughly investigate how this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again.

We take it extremely seriously as we understand the disruption caused in your services. We have taken down the DRM automated system, deleted the image, and released an updated version – Newspaper 11.3.2. – to fix and prevent this issue in the future. The update is already available for you.

We agree with all the criticism that this has generated – we have got this wrong, and we agree that, even if unintentional, this incident should not have happened. We appreciate the support of those who have seen that the implementation was not intended to cause offense or harm.

Our support team is available on all support channels to help you overcome this incident. You can reach us via email at contact@tagdiv.com, or with a new thread on forum.tagdiv.com.

tagDiv is truly committed to providing a trustworthy, safe, and easy-to-use environment for the website owners in this effervescent and dynamic online environment. Our primary focus has always been you, our customers. We’ve created solutions for connecting people with technology, solutions for the people to create and manage their websites easily, always placing people and their needs before everything, even our product.

We’ll continue to create useful features that help you succeed with your website project. Now, more than ever, this incident taught us the need to be more than careful with our releases, and be there for you when you need us. We’ll keep this promise to you.

Please accept our apologies!

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Alina S.
Alina S.
I am a WordPress enthusiast, digital and content marketer, copywriter, and sometimes storyteller. Originally trained as a journalist, I have a curious mind. I enjoy testing new technologies, discovering new ways to make things easier, and, especially, telling everybody stories about my discoveries. At tagDiv, my work focuses on designing great experiences for our visitors and customers.

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  1. Good initiatives, at the same time try to implement license management system for clients. So we can manage domain for the license. Thanks.

  2. Buenos días,

    Mi blog fue uno de los que quedo bloqueado, apenas fueron unas horas cuando me di cuenta de la situación. Actualice la clave y listo.

    Disculpas aceptadas y espero que sigan con su excelente trabajo.

    Un saludo.

  3. We aren’t going anywhere, we love your theme and accept your humble apology! Please add pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll video advertising features and video gallery options for the the video player! 😉

    • Hi Anushka,

      Thank you for reaching out. If you need assistance in this regard, please send us an email at contact@tagdiv.com, as the Blog area is not assigned to the Customer Support Department. Our support team will guide you! Thank you for understanding. Have a lovely day 🙂

  4. I recently redid my website and now the TagDiv Composer isn’t working. And when i add a custom function to my child theme it doesn’t get the post image from the function

    • Hi Wesley,

      Thank you for reaching out. Can you please address this inquiry via forum.tagdiv.com or by email at contact@tagdiv.com? The Blog area is not assigned to the Customer Support Department. Thank you for understanding! Have a lovely day 🙂


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