First Release Candidate of TubePress 4

Today we are very excited to announce the availability of TubePress 4.0.0 Release Candidate 1. This is your first chance to test drive the next generation of TubePress that we have been working on for the past few months.

TubePress 3.x.x and below, while feature rich, has become slower over time due to the codebase outgrowing its original architecture. With TubePress 4, we have re-engineered the core of TubePress with the primary goal of improving performance. This work is now complete, and we are thrilled with the results. Most TubePress 4 installations will see a 10x – 20x performance boost!

In addition to the performance improvements, TubePress 4 also brings dramatically improved theming capabilities. You can now use the modern, powerful, and easy-to-use Twig templating language with TubePress. We have also rooted out any elements of TubePress that were not accessible to themes, e.g. page numbers, and made sure that they are fully themeable. Finally, TubePress 4 themes now allow you to specify custom JavaScript or CSS that should be loaded with your themes. This essentially throws the doors wide open for theme designers working with TubePress.

We are working to document the new features, but in the meantime we are requesting your assistance with stability testing. While TubePress 4.0.0.RC1 has been vetted thoroughly, we advise you to use caution if deploying onto a production server.

Thanks for helping us test!

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TubePress 3.1.6 Released

TubePress 3.1.6 has just been released! This is a maintenance update which fixes a few bugs. The full changelog can be found here. We recommend that all users upgrade.

This will be the final 3.x.x release as we are nearing completion of TubePress 4.0.0.

Download your copy of TubePress 3.1.6 today!

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New Partnership with 1&1 Internet

1&1 logoToday we are very proud to announce a new partnership with 1&1 Internet, a global leader in web hosting and Internet services. TubePress is now readily available to 1&1 customers as an official web application for MyWebsite.

 

What’s 1&1 MyWebsite?

1&1 MyWebsite is a powerful and full-featured website builder designed for small businesses. The service features a drag & drop editor that allows non-technical users to easily construct a gorgeous and highly functional website.

MyWebsite offers all the modern tools that any business would need for its website including a library of design templates, a built-in photo editor, social media integration, search engine optimization, and mobile-readiness. The full set of features is compelling, and it’s all offered at a low monthly cost.

TubePress Express as a Web App

Web Applications” add additional functionality to MyWebsite, often integrating with third-party services. 1&1 maintains a library of Web Apps, and we are thrilled that TubePress is one of its newest members.

Better yet, TubePress Express provides the heavy lifting for TubePress when used inside 1&1. This means that MyWebsite customers enjoy no downloads, no installation, and the ease of use that TubePress Express offers.

We encourage you to try 1&1 MyWebsite with TubePress Express today!

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Latest Batch of Add-Ons

We’ve just added three new premium add-ons to the TubePress Marketplace that we’re excited to share with you.

  • Vimeo All Access
    Provides TubePress with enhanced access to your Vimeo Plus or PRO account, thus allowing TubePress to work with private Vimeo videos. This is particularly useful if you’d like to hide your videos from display on vimeo.com and only show them on your TubePress-powered site.
  • Flexible Thumbnail Rows
    Automatically adjusts the height of thumbnail rows in TubePress galleries, ensuring that the metadata (runtime, title, description, etc) for each video is completely visible. Without this add-on, TubePress uses a fixed height for the thumbnail rows, and any metadata that is taller than the row will be cut off.
  • QuickPlay
    Replaces video thumbnail images with fully-functional embedded video players. Among other things, this allows your users to watch your videos right within the context of your gallery.

Purchase of any add-on comes with a full year of upgrades. Keep an eye on the TubePress Marketplace as we’ll be adding more add-ons over the coming months.

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Introducing TubePress Express

Today we are delighted to introduce our newest product – TubePress Express

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What’s TubePress Express?

TubePress Express is a cloud-hosted version of TubePress Pro. You get all the features of TubePress Pro, and any other add-ons created by us at TubePress LLC. TubePress Express is point-and-click simple to use. No downloads, no installation, and a fully graphical configuration that even your grandmother would find fun! But don’t let all this simplicity fool you – TubePress Express is just as powerful as the downloadable versions of TubePress Pro.

Any website. Any device. No exceptions.

Embed your videos inside any website using a simple <iframe/> snippet. TubePress Express plays your videos perfectly, regardless of screen size, browser, or OS. With TubePress Express, TubePress is no longer confined to WordPress or PHP based sites.

Risk-Free Trial and Promotional Pricing

Try TubePress Express free for 30 days. For a limited time, use coupon code WELCOME2EXPRESS for 50% off any of any TubePress Express pricing plan. Cancel anytime.

Log in now and give Express a try! We are eager to here your feedback, so please comment and post questions in the TubePress Express forum.

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