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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:

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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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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.