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Introducing StreamWeasels Affiliates!

Hey Weasels,

It’s been a very busy year for us here at StreamWeasels, with the release of our latest and greatest WordPress theme for Twitch streamers – Broadcast PRO – and the release of three new WordPress plugins for Twitch streamers, Twitch Rail PRO, Twitch Wall PRO and Twitch Player PRO!

The good news is that you guys seem to love the new plugins and they have quickly become our best selling products.

We have had a constant stream of good feedback, feature requests and bug reports, which has spurred on the development of the plugins to the point where they just keep getting better and better – and we’re not done yet! I have some big plans for new WordPress themes and plugins for Twitch streamers down the line – but for now what I’m introducing today is the StreamWeasels affiliate scheme!

If you run a Twitch stream, a YouTube channel, a community website or something else and you have a following which may have some interest in buying WordPress Themes & Plugins for Twitch streamers – you can now earn cash by referring users to our site.

How to get started

It’s quite simple really – you can set up an affiliate account here, and within a couple of minutes you can be earning 25% referral fees on each and every purchase you send our way. The link generator in the affiliate dashboard will give you a unique referral URL to any of our pages or products, which you can then add to your Twitch panels, YouTube video description, website banners, discord bots – the possibilities are endless and the more users you refer, the more cash you will make!

You can cash out whenever you want through the dashboard – payments will be made instantly via PayPal with no hassle, no fuss – it’s that simple.

So if you’re interested, head over to our Affiliate Area now and register your affiliate account.

If you have any questions, you can leave a comment below, or get in touch directly through our contact form or hit me up on twitter!

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Introducing Twitch Player PRO

Since releasing Broadcast PRO 2.0 earlier this year – our flagship WordPress Theme for Twitch Streamers – we’ve also been hard at work releasing WordPress plugins for Twitch Streamers – for those users who are looking for a way to embed twitch streams in their WordPress site.

We released our very successful Twitch Wall PRO and Twitch Rail PRO a few months ago, and now we have just released our third WordPress plugin for twitch streamers – Twitch Player PRO.

Twitch Player PRO works in a very similar manner to Twitch Wall and Twitch Rail, with a couple of key differences. The layout and style of Twitch Player is obviously very different, with one large featured stream on the left and a list of streamers alongside it on the right.

Twitch Player PRO

Click one of the streamers to view their stream!

 

We hope that this specific layout will be more desirable to users who are looking to feature a lot of streams, but don’t want them to take up a ton of space on the page like Twitch Wall does.

As with all our plugins, there is of course a free version of Twitch Player PRO which you can get directly through the WordPress plugins page – there are more details on that here – Free Twitch Player for WordPress.

As a first for us – the free version of Twitch Player does allow you to show both online and offline streams in your WordPress site (something we usually only make available in our PRO plugins). However, the total amount of streams you can show with our free plugin is limited to 5.

If you have any feedback on the plugin – we’d love to hear it. Feel free to leave a comment here, tweet us, or get in touch directly!

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Broadcast PRO, Twitch Rail PRO and Twitch Wall PRO!

Back in April I announced my plans to make some major upgrades to our premium WordPress Theme for Twitch Streamers – Broadcast. Well it’s been a busy year and those plans finally came to life last month when I released the long-awaited 2.0 update to Broadcast PRO, completely rebuilding it from the ground up. With a fresh new design and a ton of new features, lots of you have already made the 2.0 upgrade – and we’re selling more themes than ever before!

Here are a few of our most recent customers’ websites running Broadcast PRO:

Alongside Broadcast PRO, we also now have a new theme Broadcast Lite, which is available for FREE from the WordPress.org Theme Library. Now with over 200 installs, just search for Broadcast within your WordPress theme pages and you’ll find it!

WordPress Plugins for Twitch Streamers

This month we have also excitingly released our first PRO plugins for Twitch Streamers – Twitch Rail PRO and Twitch Wall PRO. Both of these plugins are optimized to pull data directly from Twitch’s new Helix API and display streams to your users through the use of a shortcode – compatible with any WordPress theme!

Twitch Rail PRO

Here is an example of how Twitch Rail PRO works:

Twitch Rail PRO
The easiest way to embed streams in WordPress!
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You can buy Twitch Rail PRO now for $10, or see our demo page for more examples.

Twitch Wall PRO

Here is an example of how Twitch Wall PRO works:

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You can buy Twitch Wall PRO now for $10, or see our demo page for more examples.

 

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Broadcast Lite and 2018 Plans

Hello Weasels!

It’s certainly been a while since I’ve posted anything up on here, and I’ve had a few emails enquiring if I have any plans regarding Broadcast updates and the likes so I thought I would share them here.

This year, Broadcast, Broadcast PRO and a new theme, Broadcast Lite will all be receiving major upgrades. In fact, I’ve rewritten their entire codebase, to bring them up to a greater standard using the latest and greatest in web technologies.

So what’s the plan for 2018?

Broadcast Lite

Broadcast lite will be our latest and greatest FREE WordPress theme for twitch.tv streamers. This theme will be available to publically download through the WordPress.org theme library, meaning you can one-click install Broadcast Lite directly through your Wordpress admin interface (yay!).

Broadcast Lite is very similar to our current Broadcast theme, with the following notable points:

  • New, fresh, sleek design based off of the original Broadcast design that you all love so much.
  • WordPress Customizer support (no more custom admin screens).
  • Twitch API v5.0 support.
  • Better mobile & tablet support for the ever-increasing mobile market.
  • Child theme ready.
  • Translation ready.
  • Automatic updates through the WordPress.org theme library!

With the above improvements, there comes a couple of limitations, most notably:

  • Broadcast Lite users will not be able to change the colour scheme without making manual CSS changes yourself.

We understand this is quite a large drawback for our free users, however, the plan here is to spend much more time improving the colour scheme system which should theoretically allow the system to handle infinite colour schemes, meaning you can style Broadcast exactly how you want it, to match your stream theme, branding and identity. This new colour scheme feature will be rolled into Broadcast PRO.

Broadcast PRO

Broadcast PRO users need not worry, with the complete overhaul of Broadcast and Broadcast Lite will also come the overhaul of Broadcast PRO. Broadcast PRO will continue to only be available through StreamWeasels and the price will remain at $29.99. The theme will also have the following upgrades:

  • New, fresh, sleak design based off of the original Broadcast design that you all love so much.
  • WordPress Customizer support (no more custom admin screens).
  • Twitch API v5.0 support.
  • Better mobile & tablet support for the ever-increasing mobile market.
  • Child theme ready.
  • Translation ready.

With support for the following new features:

  • Twitch chat integration.
  • Potentially infinite colour schemes.
  • Modular layout.
  • Past Broadcast and Vods support.
  • More stuff currently in the works!

The initial plan was to release Broadcast PRO 2.0 early in the year, as most of the work on the above features has already been completed, but since then plans have changed, and I started to rebuild the entire thing from scratch to bring it more up-to-date. Because of this, I’m aiming for a summer release on Broadcast PRO 2.0.

Current Broadcast users will get an automatic update in their WordPress admin interface, and as the new admin screen will be making use of the core WordPress Customizer, you will have to reload all of your imagery and data into the new Customizer screen, which should only take a couple of minutes!

So keep an eye out in your admin interface, and please reach out if you have any questions on the future of the theme or if you have any suggestions!

Broadcast

Our current free theme, Broadcast, will be discontinued very soon and completely replaced with Broadcast Lite. This will likely happen within the next couple of weeks once Broadcast Lite has been approved for use on the WordPress.org theme library. Current users of the Broadcast theme will be unaffected and can continue to use the theme, however, they won’t receive any more updates or support and I would fully encourage everyone to upgrade to Broadcast Lite once it’s available!

Thanks, more updates coming soon.

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Twitch API Fix

Twitch recently made some changes to their API, requiring developers to register and authenticate all requests to the Twitch API, no matter how simple those requests are. This isn’t something we were previously doing in both Broadcast and Broadcast PRO.

As it is now being enforced, we have made the necessary changes to both Broadcast and Broadcast PRO. Free users will have to download the latest theme and re-upload to their WordPress installation manually, while PRO users will be able to update their theme to the latest files directly through the WordPress interface(yay!).

For more information on how to update to the latest version of Broadcast, please see our FAQ here, or get in touch with us directly here.

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Broadcast 1.1.0

Hello Weasels!

First of all a big thanks to everyone who has either tried Broadcast for free or purchased Broadcast PRO over the last couple of months. Seeing the steady stream of downloads and seeing the cool things you guys are doing with the theme gives us motivation to continue to improve!

With that, comes Broadcast 1.1.0

The big new feature in Broadcast 1.1.0 is embedded streams! Now you can choose the desired action of your ‘Watch Now’ buttons whenever you’re online. You can either continue to point users to your twitch page, or you can now embed your stream directly in your site. You’ll find this new option under ‘Theme Options‘ -> ‘Stream Settings‘.

As well as the above new feature, we also fixed a couple of bugs that appeared due to a recent update to both Chrome and Firefox. If you find that your current version of Broadcast has a bugged navigation in either of these browsers, upgrading to the latest version will fix this.

Remember, Broadcast PRO users get free, instant updates through the WordPress interface as long as they have provided a valid license key. Regular Broadcast users will have to upgrade manually, details on how to do that can be found on our support page here.

Until next time!

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Broadcast 1.0.0 Release!

We are very excited to announce the we have officially released our first WordPress Theme ‘Broadcast‘ and ‘Broadcast PRO‘. If you’re looking for a WordPress theme to accompany your Twitch.tv streaming career, Broadcast integrates flawlessly with Twitch’s API to pull all sorts of information about your live stream.

All it needs to get going is your twitch username, it’s really that simple.

You can find out more about the requirements to get up and running on our support page here, or alternatively you can get in touch with more specific questions directly via our contact form here.

You can also find us on Twitter where we’ll be happy to answer questions, provide support and keep in touch!

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Broadcast Theme Coming Soon!

Welcome gamer friends, to a new home for Streamweasel WordPress Themes and Plugins, specifically aimed at online gaming content creators. Our flagship theme ‘Broadcast‘ is currently under development and we’re looking to launch it within the next couple of months. Broadcast is specifically designed to integrate with Twitch to give online streamers a simple, elegant and beautiful website which they can call their own.

Within minutes, Broadcast can be configured to pull in all sorts of information from your stream, including ‘online status’, ‘game currently playing’, ‘viewer count’ and more. Use Broadcast to deliver your streaming schedule to fans, to make big announcements or to simply promote yourself as a professional, dedicated online streamer.

No other WordPress theme out there integrates so tightly with Twitch straight out the box. After trying Broadcast for FREE, why not take your website to the next level with Broadcast PRO? Broadcast PRO unlocks a ton of cool features, as well as entitles you to a lifetime of support and access to each and every new feature we build into Broadcast in the coming years.