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Announcing The Curation Traffic Content Curation Themes

We’ve been hard at work the last few months and now we can officially announce what has kept us so busy.

Curation Traffic now has 4 brand new themes. These themes are modern, responsive, and look good on any device. Each one of these themes have been built from the ground up for content curation and conversion.

The 4 New Curation Traffic Themes

These themes are:

  • CurationHue Theme – Curation Hue is the grand-daddy of layout and customization options. If you are looking for a robust magazine theme that is built for easy navigation and promoting all your content then CurationHue is sure to make you smile right out the box. See the CurationHue theme in action.
  • CurationNews Theme – Build to withstand an earthquake, this theme is perfect reading and promoting massive amounts of content across all devices. See the CurationNews theme in action.
  • CurationPin Theme – CurationPin is a classy Pinterest look-a-like theme that is fully responsive and curation ready right out the box. See the CurationPin theme in action.
  • CurationFlux Theme – A perfect design for active curators and photo bloggers who want a site that is easy to use and looks great on any device. See the CurationFlux theme in action.

Watch the Short Video Overview

In this video we share the new updates to the Curation Traffic Theme Bundle (v2.0). In this bundle is now 4 content curation WordPress themes built specifically for curation and conversion.

As with all our products you can use these themes on as many of your own sites as you would like.

The Existing Curation Traffic Theme Is Being Retired (v1.57)

First, the good news… as a Curation Traffic member (theme bundle or All-in-One Bundle) you now have access to 4 rock solid WordPress themes built specifically for curation and conversion. Before we dive into each theme let’s first talk about the existing theme.

Now onto the the Curation Traffic Theme. We are officially discontinuing the Curation Traffic Theme (at least for now, it might make a comeback in a few months but no solid promises yet).

Here’s what this means. We will no longer be developing or adding new features to the theme. We will still support it for 12 more months but only in the case of a critical update or error. Any new features, responsive design, new CurateThis additions are not and will not be added to this theme. You can still use it it just won’t be supported beyond fixing something that breaks.

One major thing to note. These themes do not have the functionality of the CurateThis bookmarklet built in. That functionality is now only in the Curation Traffic Plugin. So if you’re a All-in-One member and you are using the current Curation Traffic Theme you will have to install the plugin on this site.

If you are a Curation Traffic Plugin member you can upgrade to the new theme bundle. Login to the members area and you’ll see a special limited time offer to upgrade.

If you’re an existing Curation Traffic Theme member only you will have access to all 4 themes but if you use these themes you will lose the functionality of the CurateThis bookmarklet. Keep in mind you can still use the Curation Traffic Theme (v1.57) for as long as  you like. We just wont be adding any new features or updates. In the members area  you will also see a special limited price to upgrade and add the Curation Traffic Plugin to  your membership.

Official Release Announcement – Curation Traffic 2.0

It’s been a long time coming but we are excited to announce the newest version of Curation Traffic!

Quite a exciting and sought after updates (see full video overview below) and changes. If you’re an existing member simply log-in to the members area and download the new versions of the Curation Traffic Plugin and the You Brand, Inc. Plugin to get access. Or you should see an update in WordPress here shortly.

Added note: tomorrow we’ll release an update on the new theme options here at Curation Traffic.

Here’s what’s new in Curation Traffic v2.0:

  • Streamlined Look and Feel – This release we streamlined elements of CurateThis™, making things more clear, crisp, and putting into place the feedback everybody has given us over the last few years. You’ll notice a few things right away but you’ll probably also wonder why it wasn’t like this from the beginning (that was our first thought when we started putting it together).
  • You can now schedule posts in CurateThis! – We built all the publishing, scheduling and saving options you need right into the CurateThis™ bookmarklet for easy planning and effective marketing strategies
  • Featured Image and Image Handling Features – This feature was our most requested feature. Now you can auto set your featured image for easy integration with other themes on the market.
  • Custom CurateThis sizing – set a custom size for CurateThis to any dimension you would like (note: for any existing sites you will have to set the size and re-drag CurateThis to your bookmarks bar or tab).
  • Auto Image Attribution – now you posts will include an attribution to the image automatically.
  • Headline Clean shortcut – easily clean up unwanted headline text
  • Under the Hood – We did some major code refactoring in this release as well. What this means is we can have a more aggressive development cycle hopefully adding new features at a quicker pace. We are already testing a few that have a pretty excited but not quite ready to share yet.

The Details On The New Curated Images Feature….

You asked, we listened. Automatically adding featured images to each curated post was one of our most popular requested features from our users because with this update you now have the versatility to use Curation Traffic™ with almost any WordPress theme on the market.

Here’s the ins-and-outs of how this works:

You now have 3 options for your curated image. You’ll want to choose which setting makes the most sense based on how your theme handles images. Does your theme need an image to be a featured image? Or does your theme pick up the first image in the post box? Maybe your theme requires a featured image and an image in the post box for everything to look great. Whatever options you theme has we have you covered….

Your new options within the admin panel:

  • Image in Post Box (default): The image you select will remain in the post box.
  • Auto Upload, Set as Featured, Delete from Post Box: The image you have chosen in the post box will be automatically uploaded to your site (when you hit submit) and set as that posts featured image. The image in the post box will then be deleted from the postbox..
  • Auto Upload, Set as Featured, Keep Image in Post Box: Some themes only use the featured image on main pages, for the single post pages they only show images in the post box. This setting is just like the one above except it does not remove the image from the post box.

Here’s a quick overview of the Plugin New Features