1. Theme Changelog

Theme Changelog

Here are notes on all the Music Maker theme updates.

Tutorial: How to Properly Update the Music Maker Theme

License Expired? How to Renew Your License

3.0.6 – Mar. 13, 2018

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed Frontpage Section Service Image #5 not displaying.
  2. Fixed WooCommerce featured image box not displaying.


  1. Updated Facebook share link to https address.
  2. Updated Frontpage Sections Banner Image title to a h1 tag for SEO.
  3. Updated all help website links to the new https address.
  4. Updated the how to use cache plugins alert text.
  5. Updated YouTube and Vimeo shortcode text to https address.

Recently New & Updated Help Articles

  1. How to Use Cache Plugins
  2. Increase Upload Limit & Cloud Storage
  3. How to Troubleshoot Problems
  4. How to Use Backblaze for Large Files ( WAV / Trackouts )
  5. How to Include Contracts with Beats
  6. Checkout Page Appears Empty / Checkout Page Doesn’t Work
  7. How to Create a Child Theme
  8. PayPal Common Questions ( Issues, Fees, Currency )
  9. How to Use FTP Software to Upload Large Files to Your Server
  10. cURL Error
  11. Sidebar Not Showing

3.0.5 – Feb. 16, 2018

Bug Fix

  1. Removed code from the customizer.php file that caused a Unexpected T_Function error.


  1. Top Selling Beats Widget – This new widget allows you to display your top selling beats.
  2. Added a woocommerance.php file for WooCommerce support if you use the plugin.

3.0.4 – Feb. 14, 2018


  1. Fixed an incorrect FAQ link in the admin menu.
  2. Updated conditional code to help solve issues for users having a cURL issue.
  3. Updated the About and Image Banner widget.
    • Updated sample image and removed default URL.


  1. Removed the WordPress Gallery widget.
  2. Removed the Links widget that appears for some people.

3.0.3 – Feb. 12, 2018

50+ Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed an issue with the Beat Store Playlist not loading in the WordPress Customizer.
  2. Fixed a advanced_custom_search() warning issue.
  3. Fixed 38 deprecated code errors with all widgets and Frontpage Sections.
  4. Fixed non-object error in the header.
  5. Fixed undefined variable in the beat store.
  6. Resolved issues with the WordPress code editor not saving.
  7. Updated all 18 widgets to fix a undefined index issue.
  8. cURL Issue – Updated the code to not lock up the dashboard if a user has a cURL issue.


  1. Beat Store: Beat descriptions now support HTML code.
  2. Updated Google Font web addresses to https to avoid SSL certificate issues. ( header.php / banner-image.php )
  3. Updated the About & Image widget placeholder images to https to avoid SSL certificate issues.
  4. Updated WordPress admin footer.
  5. Updated 2017 to 2018.
  6. Updated the Facebook widget to SSL ( https:// )
  7. Added code to remove “Links” from the WordPress admin menu that appears for some people.


  1. Removed the Music Maker News update dashboard widget.
  2. Removed the temporary WordPress widget. If no widgets have been added to the sidebar for a specific page, no sidebar will appear.

3.0.2 – Dec. 12, 2017

Bug Fix

  1. Fixed a issue with the Beat Store Playlist not playing on Android mobile devices.

3.0.1 – Oct. 16, 2017

Bug Fix

  1. Fixed issues with video overlays not working with https:// address.


  1. Loading animations turned off by default due to browser compatibility issues.
  2. Updated the Text 5 Frontpage Section to change the text color of the testimonial shortcode.
  3. Updated admin footer links.
  4. Updated activate license alert text and color.

3.0.0 – Oct. 24, 2017

Version 3.0 has over 100 big and small changes.


Customizer Tip: If you are looking for any feature listed in this post, it will be somewhere in the WordPress Customizer, so please look around.

Activating Your License Key Now Required
The beat store, product store, and other pages will only load 10 items until you enter your license key.

New Features

New Homepage Template

There is a new template called Frontpage Sections that lets you create a long homepage.

Live Demo Site

Tutorial: How to Add Frontpage Sections

  • There are over 17 Frontpage Sections.
  • For each section, you can change the text color, background color, or add a background image.
  • Animation Features – You can choose from 20 animation styles on how the information is loaded into each section.
    • The animations are triggered when a user scrolls up or down the page.

Beat Store Updates

Track Beat Plays

You can now see how many times a song in the beat store playlist has been played.

  • To show or hide the play count go to Customize > Beat Store > Beat Store Settings
  • The play count is hidden by default. You can also change the “Plays” text.

View Total Plays on the Dashboard

Tracking Details

  • Single beat page views are still tracked.
  • The “Plays” text does not appear if the beat has no plays.
  • All beats will start at 0 plays because the tracking does not start until version 3.0.

New Animated Bars

You can now turn on an option to have animated bars appear when a track in the beat store playlist is playing.

Go to Customize > Beat Store > Beat Store Settings to show or hide this feature, and go to Customize > Beat Store > Audio Player & Playlist Colors to change the animated bars colors.

Important: The animated bars animation is random, it does NOT sync with audio.

Change the Audio Player Colors

Under Customize > Beat Store > Audio Player & Playlist Colors you can now adjust the color of the audio player.

This option also changes the single audio player color.

You can now also pick the color of the checkout button when an item is in the shopping cart.

New Overlay Windows

There is now an option to add a Sale and Instructions button to the beat sort bar that will open overlay windows.

Sale Overlay Window

This is what appears when the Sale button is clicked.

This can be used to help promote your current sales and promotions. Live Demo

  • You can customize the text in the button, and modify the text and background image in the overlay window.
  • To edit, go to Customize > Beat Store > Sale ( Overlay Window )
  • CSS to Change the Font Awesome Sale Icon
    /* Sale Icon */ .fa-tags:before { content: “\f02c” !important; }
    Update the content:”” code: Icon Codes

Instructions Overlay Window

This is what appears when the Instructions button is clicked.

This allows you to add instructions on how to buy beats.

  • You can customize the text in the button, and modify the icon colors.
  • To edit, go to Customize > Beat Store > Instructions ( Overlay Window )

Clear Button

A Clear sort results button will appear in the sorting drop down if beats have been live sorted.

Highlight Icons Updated

The beat highlight icons have been updated to flat images to match the beat store playlist more.

Bigger Beat Description Input

The beat description input is now bigger to add more text on the single beat pages.

  • The code has been updated to read line breaks in the text without HTML code.
  • If you have beat descriptions with a lot of text, please double check the single beat page to see how it looks, and remove any unnecessary formatting.

Beat Descriptions Appear in Overlay Window

Under Customize > Beat Store > Add to Cart ( Overlay Window ), you can now select to display beat descriptions in the overlay window.

Also, the Free Beat download link now opens up an overlay window so you can include text in the beat description to include free beat limitations.

New Soundwave Audio Player

You can now select a new Soundwave audio player on the single beat page. View Live Demo

To select the audio player go to Customize > Beat Store > Single Beat Page

Single Beat Page Changes

The beat info has been put side by side instead of the previous columns to take up less space.

New options added in the WordPress Customizer to hide the Producer, BPM, Times, Views, & Type text on the single beat page.

New option added to change the text above the license options. Default text: License Options

Go to Customize > Beat Store > Single Beat Page if you would like to show related beat thumbnail images. View Live Demo

  • Beats aren’t related, they load randomly.

Set Default Beat Thumbnail

You can now change the default beat store thumbnail image.

Product Store Updates

Audio Preview for Products

A new input has been added when editing products to upload an MP3 audio file. Live Preview

  • MP3 format is the only supported audio preview format.

The single product pages now have the option to display related products. This feature randomly loads products from your product store. View Live Preview

  • To show or hide related products go to Customize > Product Store
  • You can also change the “Related Products” text.

Additional Single Product Page Changes

  • You can switch the product image on the single product page to appear on the left or right. Edit at Customize > Product Store
  • The sorting dropdown has been removed from single product pages.
  • The product categories now appear under the social icons.
  • The price has been moved up above the product description.

New Page Title Option

You can now select a full width page title under Customize > Misc > Page Title

You can change the text, background color, and upload a custom background image. Live Demo

  • The previous page titles are set by default, to change this go to Customize > Misc > Page Title

Page Animations

You can now select from 20 different animations styles on how information is loaded into a page.

  • Animations are triggered when a page is loaded, or when a visitor scrolls up or down a page.
  • By default, all pages are given a Fade In option.
  • You can turn off this feature if you like.
  • To edit click Customize > Misc and click which section you would like to edit.
  • Customizer Note: Animations may not always preview in the customizer, but will work on the live site.

Under Customize > Header > Menu Location, you can now select to have a sticky navigation menu.

  • When turned on, the sticky navigation menu appears when the page is scrolled down past 500 pixels.

Change Button Style

Under Customize > Colors you can choose to make your website button square, round, or pill shape.


Adjust Website Name Font Size & Padding

Under Customize > Header > Logo & Title you can now change your sites title font size and top padding.

This gives you the option to remove the tagline and center your site’s name vertically with the social media icons.

Modify Google Font Weights

You can now adjust the font weights for the fonts you select.

Not all fonts have different font weights, so you will have to test out the different font weights to see which ones work.

Google Fonts Select Menus

The Google Font inputs have been updated to select drop downs to help people avoid entering incorrect names or leaving the input empty. Over 800 font names included.

New Welcome Panel

A new welcome panel appears on the dashboard with links to access sections in WordPress faster. If you have suggestions for the links, leave a comment.

New Demo Import Process

The new demo import process imports sample content, widgets, and customizer settings in under 2 minutes.

Customizer Updates

Edit Icons

When using the Customizer, you will now see edit icons over specific sections that you can modify in the customizer. When clicked it will open up the customizer panel for that section so you can make changes.

Other Customizer Changes

  1. Customizer panels reordered.
  2. Google Analytics moved to Misc panel.
  3. Renamed “Static Frontpage” to “Homepage”.
    • Homepage banner options moved to the Homepage panel.
  4. Frontpage Sections panel added.
  5. Added customizer quick links under appearance on the sidebar.
  6. Footer panel moved to Misc panel.
  7. Renamed “Additional CSS” to “Custom CSS”.
  8. Updated the styling of the customizer inputs.
  9. Merged Beat Store General Settings into Beat Store Settings panel.
  10. All checkboxes changed to toggle boxes.
  11. Number option inputs updated.
  12. Many radio buttons updated to toggle buttons.
  13. Header BG Image panel moved into Header Colors.
  14. Social icons added to profile inputs.


  1. Removed the Music Maker Help Link in the top admin menu.
  2. At a Glance dashboard widget. This info has been added into the new welcome message
  3. Theme Options link under Music Maker sidebar link.
  4. Removed code that hides widgets descriptions.
  5. Blog comment avatar images.
  6. Customizer link under Music Maker on the sidebar.
  7. Clear button on the beat sort pages.
  8. WordPress image widget – The theme has the image banner widget which offers more options.
  9. Recent comments widget.
  10. WordPress default video widget. The theme has a YouTube and Vimeo widget.
  11. Removed hover.css
  12. Removed the Beat Store Sales dashboard widget. It was causing problems with the admin sidebar. You can go to the reports page to view sales reports.


  1. Music Maker License Required: The beat store, product store, photo gallery, and other pages will only load 10 items until activated. How to Activate
    1. Removed the labels above the comment inputs, and added the text inside the inputs to look cleaner.
    2. Moved the comment date below the comments.
  3. Updated the loading animation code to not load on any of the beat playlist pages, because it loaded when sorting.
  4. POT file added for WordPress translation ( musicmaker.pot )
  5. Updated Font Awesome to 4.7.0.
  6. Updated the 404 page text.
  7. The Grid Shortcodes now support shortcodes inside them.
  8. Added help text to the temporary widgets.
  9. Changed the default beat store playlist color to the light version.
    • You can update this at Customize > Beat Store > Audio Player & Playlist Colors
  10. Beat Sort Bar: The text Cart in the beat sort bar has been updated to “Checkout”
    • You can update this text at Customize > Beat Store > Beat Sort Bar
  11. Updated single beat page responsive code to center the text and images on mobile devices.
  12. Product Store: Updated shortcode description help text.
  13. Updated broken help links.
  14. Updated beat buying steps default widget text
  15. Added code to the beat store playlist to not preload if beats aren’t on autoplay ( preload=“none” )
  16. Updated WordPress admin CSS included files.
  17. New theme screenshot image.
  18. Removed howdy text in the admin menu.
  19. Increased the body text line height.
  20. Made the default font size 16 pixels.
  21. Updated shortcode icons.
  22. Updated the edit beat page button styling.
  23. Updated beat sort links to not render taxonomy descriptions.
  24. Added CSS max width to .wp-caption.
  25. Updated photo gallery and video gallery titles to limit the number of characters in a title.
  26. Removed unnecessary meta boxes from the admin page section when using specific page templates.
  27. Sitemap page updated to include Beats, Products, Photos, and Events
  28. Added scroll anchor animation code for the Frontpage template.
    You can link to a section the page with the # and it’s name. Example: #beats
    Beats – #beats, Pricing Table – #license , Services – #services, Products – #products, Video – #video, Blog – #blog , Contact – #contact , About – #about , Photos – #photos, Text 1 – #t1 , Text 2 – #t2, Text 3 – #t3 , Text 4 – #t4, Text 5 – #t5, Production Credits – #credits
  29. Added CSS column for recent posts, beats, and buying steps.

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed JS widget error. ( .color-field )
  2. Fixed bug on the all banners page with the banner image overlapping the other columns.
  3. Fixed variable issues with the edit admin sidebars page.
  4. Fixed beat store admin input errors ( Updated with isset () )
  5. Fixed CSS issue with Easy Digital Download reports page with the column.
  6. Fixed PHP errors and added default settings to the following widgets: Text Banner, Social Profiles, Image Banner, About
  7. Fixed JQuery errors.
  8. Fixed error on admin columns. ( Undefined Index )
  9. Fixed errors with testimonial widget and added sample text.
  10. Fixed beat store playlist JQuery error with e is not defined.


Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed homepage banner not appearing if the blog is your homepage.
  2. Fixed CSS issue with the footer turning black on mobile devices.


  1. Fixed broken links in the WordPress admin pages.

2.20 – July 12, 2017

2.20 Required Action Steps

The Below Beat Store text area in the Theme Options has removed. Follow the How to Update from 2.18 or 2.19 to Current Version on the how to update page.


  1. Ajax Live Beat Sorting – The beat store playlist now sorts beats live without having to refresh the page. Live Demo
  2. License Key System
    • There is a new license key # for all theme purchases.
    • You will get the license key # in the email you receive.
    • The license key is how you will receive future theme update notifications, new features, bug fixes, and instant theme updates.
    • You are limited to 1 website per license key.
    • How to Activate Your License
  3. Plugin Suggestion Notification
  4. Added a notification when a cache plugin is installed to notify of potential problems.

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed bugs on WordPress admin pages


  1. Reorder Beat Pricing Drop down
    1. You can now adjust the order of the pricing in the beat sort drop down menu.
    2. Read How to Adjust the Price Order.
  2. Mobile Improvements
    • Fixed bug with beat sort drop-down menu on mobile devices.
    • Updated beat sort menu links to be clickable on mobile devices.
  3. WordPress Customizer Changes
    • A few panel names have been renamed and moved around.
  4. Widget Name Changes – Beat Sorting widgets names updated.
  5. Theme Options panel removed. All the theme options are now in the WordPress Customizer.


  1. Removed Quick Press from WordPress Dashboard

Music Maker Changes

2.19 May 22, 2017

Bug Fixes

  1. Cart Remove Button Fixed
    • Fixed the “X” delete button on checkout page. The X has been removed and is now text.
  2. Beat Store Playlist Colors
    • Fixed two issues with the Beat Store Playlist custom playlist color options.


  1. Search Input Added to Beat Sort Bar
    • A search input now appears in the beat sort bar by default.


  1. Beat Store Playlist Code Updated
  2. Beat Sorting Drop Down Menu updated to stack the different sorting options.
  3. Customizer Text Changes

2.18 May 5, 2017

Changes that Require Action:

2.18 Required Action Steps

The options panel has been replaced with the WordPress Customizer. So you need to back up all the theme option settings before updating. Follow the Version 2.17 & Below Tutorial.

Beat Store Full Width Templates Removed

You will now select to include the sidebar or have a full width beat store in the WordPress Customizer.

WordPress Customizer ( New )

The Theme Options panel has been replaced with this WordPress Customizer.


Custom Colors ( New )

With the WordPress Customizer you can now customize the colors of the Header, Content Area, Footer, and Beat Store Playlist window.

Fonts ( New )

In the Customizer Fonts panel you can now enter Google fonts for your website Titles, Body Text, and Navigation Menu.

Beat Store Playlist Colors

You can now customize the colors in the beat store playlist window.

Overlay Window Updated

The styling of the beat store overlay has been updated.

  • The title has been moved down.
  • Animated bars have been added behind the image thumbnail.
  • You can select a solid color or add a background image behind the thumbnail.

Custom Text Options

You can now add custom text for the following in the beat store playlist:

  • Buy Button Text
  • Free Download Text
  • Beats with 0.00 Price – A new custom text option has been added to add custom text to replace the $0.00 in the beat store playlist window.
  • Beat Sort Bar Text
  • Cart Button Text

No Price Link

People use the no price option for “Make an Offer” or “Contact For Pricing”. You can now add a link to a contact or special form.

Additional Beat Store Updates
  • Show or Hide Info – You can select to show or hide Genre, BPM, or Produced By text.
  • Beat Sort Pages – In the Customizer you can now select to make these pages full width.
  • Beats Admin Page – Added color highlights to the different status options.
  • Add Beats Page – Updated form input styling.
  • Single Beat Page – Simplified the single beat page to make the colors more adjustable.
  • Under Beat Store Text – Added the under beat store text option to the beat sort pages.
  • Beat Store Overlay – Added default image if no thumbnail has been added.
  • Single Beat Page Full Width – You can now select to make the single beat page full width.
  • Thumbnails: The playlist thumbnail image size has been increased, and the padding around the image has been decreased.
  • Thumbnails: Images are now automatically cropped into a square when uploaded.
  • Active Beat: The active beat playing in the Beat Store playlist gets bigger when playing.

New Sidebars

Two new sidebars have been added:

  1. Blog Single – Use for single blog pages.
  2. Static Pages – Appears on all static pages with sidebars.

Loading Animation ( New )

In the WordPress Customizer, you can turn on the loading animation to show a loading animation whenever a user clicks a link.

The loading animation works in Firefox, Chrome, and IE Edge. It doesn’t appear in Safari.

Header Background Image ( New )

You can now add a background image to your website header.

Additional New Features

  • Dashboard: Beat Store Sales graph added to the admin dashboard.
  • Sorting: Added an “All” option in the drop down menu when sorting products, photos, or videos to send the user back to the homepage of that section. Note: You must select the correct pages in the WordPress Customizer for the “All” option to appear on the sorted pages.
  • Sorting Menu – Added the sorting drop down menu to single products and single photos so users can go back to the photos or product homepages pages.
  • Apple Icon added to header social profiles.
  • Product Store Homepage – You can now add a banner to appear on your product store homepage in the WordPress Customizer.


  • Added image thumbnails to the New Blog Post widget.
  • Removed WordPress logo from the login page.
  • Footer – The footer styling has been updated to work with the new custom color options.
  • Sidebar: Beat Store Sidebar renamed Beat Store Homepage.
  • Sidebar: Single Beat Page Sidebar renamed Single Beat Page.
  • Sidebar: General Sidebar renamed Blog Homepage”.
  • Updated button text from “Older Posts” to Previous and “Newer Posts” to Next.
  • Help Links – Added new Music Maker Help Link
  • Updated the styling of the events widget to make more flexible with new color changing options.
  • Added the default WordPress title page support.
  • Centered text under photos, products, and video images
  • Events single page now full width.
  • The new default sidebar for the single photo page is the new Static Page sidebar.
  • Updated buttons code.
  • PHP files have been renamed and reorganized.
  • Updated beat sort template sidebar code.
  • Removed color settings from the checkout pages to make the pages colors more adjustable.
  • Widgets Page – Added icons to beat store and blog sidebars.
  • Widgets Page – Widget descriptions are now hidden until you roll over them.
  • Updated footer widget to Footer ( Left ), Footer ( Center ), Footer ( Right )
  • Updated depreciated code in widgets.
  • White background removed from video and photo overlay window
  • The mobile menu HTML character has been updated.


  • Beat Store ( Playlist / Full Width ) Template
  • Beat Store ( Paginated / Full Width ) Template
  • Sticky Footer – The footer has been updated to work with the new color options.
  • FeedBurner Widget – Google no longer supports Feedburner, so the widget has been removed.
  • SEO Title option removed. The theme is now using the default WordPress title feature.
  • Theme Options link removed from the top Admin Menu.
  • Photo Gallery New Window Option removed.

Troubleshooting After Updating

  • You should follow this tutorial completely to avoid confusion.
  • All previous Theme Options ( Accept the under beat store text ) have been moved to the WordPress Customizer.
  • Get familiar with the long list of new features and tabs.
  • Conflicting CSS – If you have CSS code that does something that the new WordPress Customizer does, you should remove the CSS code to avoid conflicts.
  • If you are having another issue that isn’t Customizer related, check out how to Trouble Shoot.
  • If you are using a cache plugin, clear the cache, and deactivate the plugin.

If you have a problem, leave a comment below instead of sending an email. Thank you.


All the updates have to do with the product store.

Theme Updates

New Product Option

You can now select “Clothing” as a product option. When you do this, inputs are available to add pricing for the different clothing sizes. Only fill in the inputs you want to display prices for.

Back-end View


Site Preview


Two Shipping Amounts

You can now have two shipping amounts for standard shipping and international shipping which appears in a drop down menu. If you only have one price, it will still show in a drop down menu.

Back-end View


Site Preview


Crossed Out Price

A new input has been added to show a crossed out price to indicate a product is now cheaper.

Back-end View


Site Preview


Other Updates

  • The social icons have been moved to the right of the single product page.
  • Help tooltips have been added to the “Add Product” page.
  • Some of the input names and text have been updated.

Common question on shipping address:
A customer submits their address through PayPal when making a payment.

Test Your Product Store

Once you update, please make sure you test out your product store to make sure everything works fine.

2.16Jun. 9, 2017

Before You Update:


  1. Updated JQuery – The theme previously loaded a version of JQuery that wouldn’t work with some WordPress plugins. This update should help the Music Maker theme work better with other plugins. There are no guarantees though. Please make sure you test out your site to make sure everyone works like it did before the update.
  2. Default Audio Player Volume – The volume previously started at 50%, it now starts at 80%.
  3. Twitter Share Button – The Twitter button code has been updated to fix a bug.
  4. Updated WordPress Help Instructions – Each custom post type in WordPress had instructions on how to add content, the content now links to the help site to get the most up to date information.
  5. Free Beat Download Input – This input has now been moved into the Beat Details box when adding a beat.
  6. Homepage Banner Updates:
    – When adding a homepage banner you can check a box to open the homepage banner in a new window. This works well with external links.
    – Featured Image box changed to Homepage Banner Image.
    – In WordPress on the all banners page, the banner preview is bigger.
  7. The “Featured Image” box has been renamed in WordPress for some of the custom post types.
  8. Sidebar links in WordPress have been updated:
    – Photo Gallery has been updated to Photos.
    – Video Gallery has been updated to Videos.
    – Product Store has been updated to Products.
    – Home Banners has been updated to Banners.


  1. FAQ Feature Removed – This feature appears to be not used by many, so it has been removed. Tutorial: How to create a FAQ page manually.
  2. Removed SEO Keywords Input – SEO keywords are outdated and no longer supported by search engines, so the input has been removed.

2.15June 22, 2016

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed a PHP error on the single beat page.


Add Beats From Homepage – A new option has been added that lets you add beats with variable to the shopping cart directly from the beat store homepage. When the buy button is clicked on the beat store homepage, the pricing options appear in a overlay window.

modal window

Feature Details

  • This feature only works with the beat store playlist templates.
  • Beats with single prices open in a overlay window also.
  • If a beat has a image, it appears in the overlay window. If no image has been added, nothing appears.
  • Social icons now appear in the overlay window and not when a beat is rolled over. You can edit this option under the Theme Options, Beat Store tab.
  • If a beat has been added to the shopping cart, if you close the overlay, and revisit the overlay, a checkout button appears.
  • To turn on this feature, go to the Theme Options panel, Beat Store tab, select Add from Homepage next to Add to Cart Page.
  • If you do not want to use this feature, select “Send to Single Beat Page” next to Add to Cart Page.
  • A beat will need to be removed from the cart and the page refreshed before the variable prices appear again.
  • Do you have a lot of beats? If you have a lot of beats, the “add from homepage” option may not be best for you because the window overlay loads more code. Maybe use the beat sort template as your homepage to load less beats by default.

A special thanks to Xavier J. for getting the modal window feature to work and sharing the code. Check out his website at http://www.myriddim.com

New: Select Cart Icon or Buy Button

A new option has been added in the Theme Options Panel to select the buy button for the beat store playlist template. You can select to have the cart icon or a buy button. You can edit this option under the Theme Options, Beat Store tab.

Cart Icon Preview


Buy Button Preview


New: Cart Item # in the Beat Sorting Bar

In the beat sorting bar you can now select to show the number of items in the shopping cart. When clicked, it takes the user to the checkout page. You can edit this option under the Theme Options, Beat Store tab.

Image PreviewView on Demo Site

Cart Number

New: Scroll to Top

A new scroll to top button has been added that appears on the bottom right of your website. When clicked it takes the user back to the top of your website.

Scroll to Top

CSS to hide the icon: #scrollUp { display: none !important; }

This icon does NOT appear on mobile devices under 460 pixels of width.

New: Sort Beats by Price

A new option has been added to sort beats by price. This feature works the same way you would apply a genre, category, or tag to a beat.

You will first need to create a group of prices. This is a free form input, so you can do what works best for you.

Example 1: If all your beats only have two prices. Then you can make two options like $19.99 and $100 to sort by.

2 prices

Example 2: If you want to do a price range, you can do something like $20 – $30, $40 – $60.


Preview of the Dropdown Menu in the Beat Sorting Bar

price sort

How you label your beat sorting options is up to you.

Additional Notes

  • You will need to add this to your beats manually.
  • On the price sorting page, the title you give your beat store in the theme options is the title of the page.
  • You can edit this option to appear in the beat sorting bar under the Theme Options, Beat Store tab.

New: Beat Sort Template

A new beat sorting template has been added named “Beat Sort Template. This template allows you to create new beat store pages for specific genres, or specific beat categories, or specific beat tags. View on Demo Site

These pages can be used for SEO purposes, like if you want to have a page dedicated to promoting Hip Hop beats for sale, you can add text above or below the beat store and it will have it’s own unique url.

Examples of Uses:

  • Popular Beats: If you have a category or tag labeled “Popular” beats. You can create a new static page with this template and make popular beats your homepage.
  • Beats On Sale: If you have a category or tag labeled “On Sale”. You can create a new static page with this template and promote this page on social sites.
  • Music Producer: If you have a category or tag labeled as a Music Producer’s name. You can create a page to only show those beats.
  • Free Beats: If you have a category or tag labeled “Free Beats” beats. You can create a new page for this.

Template Features

  • You can sort by genres, or beat tags, or beat categories. ( One input at a time )
  • You can add text above or below the beat store. Shortcodes do NOT work below the beat store.
  • Select to include the sidebar or have a full width page.
  • Hide the beat sorting bar. ( Optional )

Page Limitations

  • You can only use one sorting input at a time. You can NOT mix genres, beat categories, and beat tags, this will break the audio player.
  • You can enter in multiple words for one input. Example Genre Sorting: hip hop, pop, club
  • Incorrect spelling of genres, categories, or tags will break the player.
  • Only enter in existing genres, beat categories, and beat tags.
  • The sidebar for this template is the “Beat Store Sidebar”.

To read how to use the page check out: How to Use the Beat Sort Template

Important note: To use this template you MUST select the “Beat Sort Template” and save the page to be able to see the Beat Sort Template options in WordPress.


  1. Added the auto play beat store playlist option to the beat sort template if selected in the theme options.
  2. Added code to hide the beat thumbnail in the modal overlay window if you select to not show thumbnails.
  3. Social Share Buttons
  4. Header Social Icons
  5. Beat Sorting Bar Count Styling
  6. Updated thumbnail in beat store playlist template to 50 x 50 pixels. It was 40 x 40 pixels.
  7. The beat store playlist social share links now open a pop up window instead of a new window in the browser.
  8. The share button for email now includes the page or beat title in the subject of the email.
  9. Removed grey background from single beat page. View Page
  10. Added the option to automatically play the beat store playlist on the beat genre, category and tag pages if you turn auto start on in the theme options panel.
  11. Updated the beat store search results page title, with the title you gave your beat store in the theme options.
  12. Removed the beat store playlist accent color from the beat names to look cleaner.
  13. Updated the overlay styling for the photo and video gallery. View Page
  14. Added a option to hide the “Sort by” text in the beat sorting bar in the theme options panel.
  15. Added CSS to hide the play button that appears over the video thumbnails. The play button appears when rolled over.
  16. Rearranged items under the Beat Store tab under Theme Options.
  17. Removed the “Hide BPM” column option under the Theme Options for the beat store table template.
    You can hide the bpm column for the beat store table template by using this CSS .beat-table-bpm { display: none; }
  18. Updated the text in the beat sorting bar to Genre, Category, and Tag. Previously they were Genres, Categories, and Tags
  19. Updated the help links in the Help tab in WordPress.
  20. Added CSS to hide the text that says “Download File” from widgets if a MP3 has not been properly added.
  21. Tightened up the code for the beat store widgets.
  22. Removed the border around beat store playlist light theme that added too much padding.
  23. Removed the grow animation from the photo gallery, video gallery, and product images.
  24. Added a arrow icon to single beat page back to home button.
  25. Fixed the spacing of the volume button on the audio player.
  26. Moved the audio player up on the single beat page and moved “Type” text to the bottom.
  27. Added code to only show the “Buying Options” if the beat is variable pricing.
  28. Made the submit a comment button smaller.
  29. Added space to the audio player play button.
  30. Update the checkout cart page CSS. Now has a delete icon instead of text.
  31. Cleaned up the PHP include files on all pages.
  32. Added error message to beat store playlist when no mp3 file has been added.
  33. Updated the 404 page search input.
  34. Fixed bug with admin menu being animated when rolled over.
  35. Updated the text domain to musicmaker in the attempt to start supporting multiple languages. Work in progress.
  36. Updated the styling for the dropdown sorting menu on the product store, photo gallery, and video gallery pages. See it Here
  37. Added the option if your beat genre, beat category, or beat tag have a description, it appears above the beat store on the beat sorting pages.
  38. Cleaned up code for the homepage banner loop and beat sorting functions.
  39. In WordPress on the all beats page, “Single Beat Page Views” has been changed to “Page Views”


  1. Removed a function that made full width page images 570 pixels.



Product Store Widget – Display your most recent products in your store in a widget.

products widget


  1. Added a error message if a audio preview file has not been added properly.
  2. Updated text in theme optional panel.
  3. Updated text in the drop down menu that says “Sort Categories” to just “Sort.
  4. Update CSS for the button sizes on product pages.



  1. Hide Beat Shopping Cart if Empty – If you would like to hide the beat shopping cart widget on the sidebar if it is empty, add the CSS below. How to Add CSS.
    CSS: .edd-cart-empty { display: none;}
  2. Shortcode Support Added Under the Beat Store
  3. Social Icons Added to Beat Store Playlist


  1. Breadcrumb style removed. Replaced with a Home link and icon.
  2. Beat title now at the top of the page.
  3. Shadows and lines have been removed.
  4. Fonts are bigger.
  5. The beat image now shows on mobile devices.
  6. Responsive code updated.
  7. “Produced by” changed too “Producer”.
  8. Removed the checkbox in the theme options panel turn off the responsive style sheet. The responsive.css style sheet has been merged into the main style.css file.
  9. Added a Beat Store ( Paginated / Full Width ) template.
  10. Fixed a bug on the product store homepage with the content above the product store not displaying.
  11. Updated the underline style for the page title and widget titles. It is now a single cleaner line. It previously was a double line.
  12. Increased the height of the featured blog post images. Images were previously restricted to 250px in height. The image can now be up to 700px in height and stretches 100% of the width. You will see the update when you add new images. This will not effect previous images.
  13. Increased the default height of the beat store playlist to 800px. Previously it was 650px. To change the height use .mejs-playlist { height: 800px !important; }
  14. Updated the beat store shopping cart widget to look cleaner. Removed the quantity next to the beat name.
  15. Footer Javascript put into 1 JS file to clean the footer code.
  16. Added default text to the beat store status text: Sold and Free Download options.
  17. Updated the single beat page to not display the beat price if there is a single price for the beat. The price appears in the button.
  18. Add code to the single beat page to add the word “Free” to the free download button if no text has been added to the beat status text in the theme options panel.
  19. Removed the text under the blog post title ( Authors name, publish date, category, and comments) from the blog homepage. This information shows when the link is clicked. The blog homepage looks cleaner with the text not showing. View Live Example
  20. Updated the Google map shortcode with to 100% to be responsive.
  21. Add the word required to adding product images in WordPress.
  22. Increased the body font from 14px to 15px.
  23. Cleaned up a lot of the HTML and CSS code.
  24. Updated the CSS for the “Clear” button that appears on the beat sorting pages to appear on the same line as the sorting buttons.


  1. Removed Content Shadows
  2. Removed Old Beat Store Templates
  3. Removed the place holder image on single product page.

2.12Mar. 6, 2016

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed audio player bug on the single beat page.


  1. New Mobile Menu -A new more up to date mobile menu has been added to replace the old drop down navigation menu. The menu appears when the screen resolution is below 880 px. Test it out on the demo site. The menu has been tested in the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, iPhone, and iPad. Test the navigation once you update to make sure it works properly.
  2. Clear Results Button – A “Clear” button has been added to the beat sorting pages. If a user sorts beats by genre, category, tag, or searches. This clear button will appear in the sorting bar. When the button is clicked it will take them back to your beat store homepage.
  3. Help Tab in WordPress – A new Help link has been added to WordPress. This page has links to all the current articles on the help site to find answers faster. Find over 200 helpful articles.


  1. Improved Beat Sorting on Mobile – I have improved the beat sorting bar on mobile devices. Clicking the buttons respond better and the buttons are now bigger on smaller screens.
  2. New static page template: Beat Store Sidebar Only ( No Beat Store ) – This is for users that want to use the beat store sidebar, but not the beat store. You can use this template when using beat players from other sites.
  3. Added the beat sorting bar above the beat search results.
  4. Added code to help improve the beat store’s search results.
  5. Improved the CSS for re-sizing your logo on mobile devices.
  6. Updated the names of the beat store sidebars to Beat Store Sidebar and Single Beat Pages Sidebar.
  7. Add alert message to install Easy Digital Downloads plugin if the plugin is not installed and activated.
  8. Removed the WordPress Beginner links since the page no longer exist.
  9. Updated the theme screen shot ( screenshot.png ).
  10. Add the text “Required” to audio preview when adding a beat.
  11. Fixed broken links to the help site.
  12. Rearranged info under the Beat Store tab in the theme options page.
  13. Added image place holders to the photo gallery, video gallery, and product store if images have not been added.
  14. Add tutorial links to the add a beat page.
  15. Removed the help tab in the theme options panel. Same links can be found in the dashboard help widget and help link on the sidebar.
  16. Added the word “Optional“ to inputs when adding beats.
  17. Updated CSS for beat shopping cart widget.
  18. Updated 2.12 for css functions.php and style.css. The number change was missed in the previous update.
  19. The search input has been completely removed from the header nav. It was previously hidden.

2.11Dec. 14, 2015

Bug Fixes

  1. This update fixes a sidebar bug that occurred with the WordPress 4.4 release.

2.10 Nov 6, 2015


Grid Shortcodes – The new grid shortcodes allows you to put your content into columns when using the full width page template.

Available Columns: Full Width, Half – Two columns, One Third – Three columns, One Fourth – Four columns, One Fifth – Five columns, and Two Thirds.


The grid layout shortcodes can be used to create landing pages, discography pages, promotional pages, and much more.

Grid Example Code:
To create content with 3 columns, you would use the shortcodes like this:

[one-third]Column 1 [/one-third]
[one-third]Column 2 [/one-third]
[one-third]Column 3 [/one-third]

The group of columns first must start with [column-group] and end with

Visit the How to Use Grids Page for more information.

Note: The grid shortcodes will only work on full width template pages.


  1. Removed emoji support code from header.
  2. Security update.
  3. Updated single beat page code.
  4. Updated CSS for beat shopping cart widget.
  5. Search input in header now hidden by default since there is some confusion on if the search works for the beat store. To add the search input back to the header use .header_site_search { display: block; } . How to add custom CSS.

2.9June 30, 2015

Bug Fixes

  • Category Pagination Button Fix – There was a bug when you sort custom post types by category and then click the next and previous buttons. This bug has been fixed for the photo gallery, product store, video gallery, FAQs, and Events.


  1. Photo Gallery – Updated gallery count to 20 per page.
  2. Photo Gallery – Fixed image link code.
  3. Updated temp sidebar for beat store and beat store taxonomy pages
  4. Options Panel – Updated 2014 to 2015. ( options.php )
  5. Updated theme screenshot. ( screenshot.png )
  6. Beat Store Playlist Template – Increased the default height for the playlist window from 580px to 650px. How to update the height to another height.
  7. Removed the edd_templates folder from the music maker theme folder. This had some CSS that may have been outdated.
  8. Removed mCustomScrollbar.min.js from the JS folder. File not in use.
  9. Removed —jquery.prettyPhoto.js from the js folder. File not in use.
  10. Removed respond.min.js from the js folder. File not in use.
  11. Updated dashboard help widget.
  12. Updated functions file.


  1. The template file named Beat Store ( Scroll Window ) has been deleted ( template-beat-store-scroll.php ) . This was a duplicate file. It is the same Beat Store ( Playlist ) template, and it was there by accident. So it has been deleted. So if you have the Beat Store ( Scroll Window ) template selected you will need to update the template you selected for the beat store.
  2. The template file named FAQ Page ( Includes Sidebar ) has been deleted

2.8Mar. 22, 2015


  1. New Beat Store Search Widget – This new widget will allow you to search your entire beat store. It searches the following inputs: Beat Name, Price, Producer Name, Beat Tags, Beat Categories, Beat Genre, BPM, and Beat Description.


  1. Removed bounce from logo animation on hover. Some people didn’t like it.
  2. Fixed SSL Bug: There was a line of code that prevented the Font Awesome font, Google Font, and Jquery script from loading when a domain name had a https:// URL.
  3. Updated Beat Buying Steps Widget circle image. The previous image was a GIF which caused the circles to have white spots on non-white backgrounds.
  4. Beat Store Playlist default volume now set at 50% volume.
  5. About Widget – Updated widget to hide image tag if no image has been added.
  6. Image banner Widget – Updated widget to hide image tag if no image has been added.
  7. Updated Sorting Beat Dropdown widget CSS code to be included in the style.css instead of being inline CSS.
  8. Added “Banner URL” column on the banner homepage in the WordPress back-end.

2.7Nov. 5, 2014


  1. Beat Store Sorting Bar
  2. About Widget
  3. Beat Store ( Playlist ) Auto Play Next Song
  4. Beat Sorting Dropdown Widget
  5. Social Profiles Widget
  6. Simple Animations – A few simple hover animations have been added to the theme to make it feel a little more interactive. Below are a list of places where you will see the simple hover animation. View the demo site.


  1. Updated Beat Sorting Pages
  2. Website Text Readability Improvements
    • The body font has been increased from 12px to 14px.
    • Paragraph, line height, and header spacing have all been increased to add more space.
    • h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 are now bold.
    • Navigation menu font changed to Oswald.
  3. Easy Digital Downloads Update: The word “Downloads” has been updated to “Beats”. You will mainly see this on the adding beats page. Example: Beat Stats, Beat Prices, Beat Categories, Beat Settings, Beat Files, etc. Previously these all had the word download in front of it before.
  4. Add Beats Screen – Removed the page views box.
  5. Add Beats Screen – Added FAQ links to the help box.
  6. Widgets: Removed Easy Digital Downloads download details widget.
  7. Widgets: Removed dark styling from Music Maker custom widgets.
  8. Widgets: Removed Easy Digital Downloads category / downloads tag widget.
  9. Widgets: Removed default WordPress Archives and Pages widgets.
  10. Widgets: Updated the names and descriptions of some of the widgets
  11. Added hover.css file to functions file. ( http://ianlunn.github.io/Hover/ )
  12. Admin Menu: Removed change that renamed Media to Media uploads. This caused a error which has now been fixed.
  13. Header: Border line under or above the navigation is now lighter.
  14. Header: Header social icons brought down a few pixels.
  15. Updated Music Maker Theme Help dashboard widget.

2.6.1Oct. 26, 2014

Bug Fixes

  1. There was a bug with the Soundcloud header social icon that has now been fixed.

2.6Oct. 26, 2014

Bug Fixes

  1. Beat Store pagination bug on the homepage fixed.
  2. Beat Store column bug fixed for iPhone.
  3. Fixed CSS bug in photo and video overlay that was partially covered Facebook share button.


  1. New Beat Store Template Option View Live Demo
  2. Automatically Start Beat Store Player ( Optional ) – In the options panel you can now check a box to automatically start your beat store.
  3. Beat Store Thumbnails ( Optional ) – You can now Include thumbnail images on the beat store homepage. If you do not upload a image a default image is automatically added. Thumbnails automatically disappear on smaller screens ( Mobile ).
  4. Faster Loading – The player should take up less server resources because only one instance of flash is loading.
  5. Add to Cart From Beat Store Homepage ( Only for Single Priced Beats ) – If your beat has one price it can now be added to the shopping cart widget directly from the beat store homepage. But if your beat has multiple prices ( variable pricing ), you will be redirected to the single beats page to see the multiple license price options. You need to have the Download Cart widget on the same page as your beat store to take advantage of this feature.
  6. Beat Store Color Themes – There are 2 beat store color options: Light and Dark.
  7. Next and previous track buttons to skip beats.
  8. New Icon Buttons – The buy button and free download button on beat store homepage are now icons.
  9. Highlight Icon – You can now select a highlight icon when adding beats. You can select “On Sale”, “New”, and “Popular”. If you do not like the provided icons, you can change them with CSS.
  10. Modify Free Download Text – A free download text input has been added to the theme options panel so you can change the text of what a free beat says on your beat store homepage.
  11. Lowest to Highest Price – In the other beat store templates the beat store shows the starting at price. In this new template if you have multiple prices, you will see the lowest and highest price which will look like this: $19.99 – $500.00. If you only have one price it will only show one price.
  12. Producer names now appear on the beat store homepage if the information has been added to the beat
  13. Edit Beat Information Link – A icon link now appears in the beat store window when you rollover the beat name to update information faster. This link only appears when logged in. Unfortunately when you click a beat, the player will start playing, but if you right click the icon and open in a new tab the player will not start.


  1. Updated Header Social Icons
  2. Updated header code to pick the default font if you leave the main font input empty.
  3. Website Corners – The select round or square corner options has been removed from the theme options panel. The default is now square corners. If you want round corners check out this post.
  4. Homepage SEO Title moved from the MISC tab to the General tab on the theme options panel.
  5. Removed empty <ul> </ul> in the footer.
  6. Updated JQuery.
  7. Updated instruction help boxes for all post types.
  8. Free download link code updated to force download for MP3 files. ( Firefox and Chrome )
  9. Updated Download Cart CSS code.

2.5Oct. 16, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Menu bug fixed – There was a bug with the navigation menu when appearing under the logo.


  • Beat store loop code updated.
  • Music Maker download file updated.

2.4Sep. 23, 2014

Bug Fixes

  1. Menu bug fixed – You can now have a header and footer navigation menu.
  2. Fixed broken link for the image banner widget.

2.3 – Aug. 7, 2014

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed widget styling for beat categories, tags, and genres which was caused by a EDD plugin update.
  2. Fixed Links: Updated all help website links that were broke. Links now properly link to https://help.musicmakertheme.com/.
  3. Navigation Menu: Fixed a typo in the navigation code that didn’t save the navigation menu when updating the theme.
  4. Dashboard: Fixed the help website news feed.
  5. Shortcode Icon Missing: The “Button” shortcode icon has now been fixed.
  6. Plugin: Fixed WordPress Contact Form 7 plugin conflict.


  1. Added a “Image” column to the all beats admin page.
  2. Overlay Window Share Buttons – Facebook and Twitter share buttons have been added to the photo and video gallery overlay windows. View Live Example
  3. Updated WordPress Admin Menu Icons
  4. Remove WordPress Admin Menu Links – A new feature has been added under Settings called “Admin Sidebar Links” that will allow you to hide the WordPress admin sidebar links. So if you don’t want to use the features like Events, FAQs, Video Gallery, etc, you can hide these features.
  5. Sell digital downloads in the product store – A new option has been added when adding products that allows you to offer digital downloads on your website using the same shopping cart as your beat store. View Tutorial here.


  1. Added CSS class to single beat page “View Count” that will allow you to hide the view count. CSS code to hide the view count is: .single-page-view-count { display: none; }
  2. Added code to the beat “Type” text to not appear if no genre has been added.
  3. Added a CSS to automatically resize your uploaded image for a single beat to 160×160.
  4. Theme Options Panel Updates
  5. Widgets Page Update – Updated the Music Maker custom widget styling on the Widgets page.
  6. Improved code. Remove empty php variables.
  7. Updated navigation menu code.
  8. Improved functions.php code.
  9. Updated text on beat audio preview upload.
  10. Added help links to the dashboard.
  11. Product Store Updates
    • New Feature: Added Easy Digital Download download shortcode # input so you can now sell digital downloads using the same shopping cart as your beat store.
    • Added new “Product type” drop down menu option to select if your product is a Physical Product, Digital Download, or External Product.
    • Updated the Product Details area in the WordPress admin.
    • External Buy Link has been moved into the Product Details box.
    • Added the product “Type” column to the all products admin page.
  12. Updated homepage banner code.
  13. Updated pagination number of FAQs and Events to 20.
  14. Added Easy Digital Downloads add-ons link.
  15. Added become a Music Maker Affiliate link to the help tab.
  16. Added HHM membership link.
  17. Admin Menu Updates
    • New Feature: Added new option under Tools called “Admin Sidebar Links” that allows you to hide sidebar links that you do not want to see.
    • Music Maker custom post type icons updated.
    • Admin menu links reordered and relabeled.
    • Videos renamed “Video Gallery”.
    • Photos renamed “Photo Gallery”.
    • Store renamed “Product Store” .
    • Posts renamed “Blog Posts”.
    • Media renamed “Media Uploads”.
    • Pages renamed “Static Pages”.

2.2Feb. 2, 2014

Bug Fixes

  1. Easy Digital Downloads 1.9.4 Bug Fixed – You can now upgrade to the latest version. Removed: Custom PHP files from edd_templates folder to help avoid future update problems. The checkout page is now using default template layout.
  2. Tag cloud widget bug fixed.


  1. Continue shopping button added to single beat page to link back to your beat store homepage. You can easily change the text in this button, or choose to hide the button in the options panel under the Beat Store tab. This button only appears on “For Sale” beats.
  2. Change navigation menu location to appear above or below your site logo. To change this go to theme options under the header tab.
  3. Beats now have categories and tags for sorting. More sorting options. You already had “Type/Genre”, but now you can add tags and categories to beats.
  4. Widgets: You can now use the Downloads category and tags widget for beats.
  5. Categories added to the product store, photo gallery, events, faqs, and videos. You can now add custom categories to each one of these post types, so the visitor can sort by category on the main page of each post type.
  6. Paginated beat store table template. This is a optional beat store template breaks the beat store table into increments of 20.


  1. Theme options help tab updated with new help content.
  2. Header logo image width increased to 560 pixels. Previously was only 400 pixels.
  3. Header social icon number decreased from 9 to 6. This is to allow more space for wider logos.
  4. The word “beats” has been removed from the beat store table search. This helps users who use the beat store for more than just beats.
  5. Homepage banner admin panel updated. Homepage banner image moved to the second spot.
  6. Font under blog post headline updated.
  7. Updated CSS code for read more link.
  8. Text widget banner made responsive.
  9. CSS rollover style of widget tags.
  10. Homepage banner code added to the following pages to show the homepage banner if the these pages are your homepage: Product store, photo gallery, events page, video gallery, and faqs.
  11. Improved spacing for alert message once something has been added to the beat shopping cart.


  1. Header underline option in the options panel removed.
  2. Removed beat store table row CSS rollover.

2.1Oct. 9, 2013

Bug Fixes

  • Updated audio player image code that didn’t work on some servers.
  • Updated store homepage currency code symbol.
  • Fixed genre page bug.


  1. Second level drop down menu added.
  2. Music genre selection box added to the menu page.
  3. Updated beat shopping cart widget styling updated. This widget is called “Downloads Cart” on the widgets page.
  4. New Photo Gallery Widget – Randomly loads images you have added to your photo gallery.
  5. New Testimonial Widget
  6. New Events Widget
  7. New YouTube Widget
  8. New Facebook Like Widget
  9. New Vimeo Widget
  10. Improved Beat Buying Steps Widget
  11. Updated Feedburner Widget
  12. Now view music genres on the beat store admin page.
  13. New Testimonial Shortcode
  14. New Widgets
    1. Beat Buying Steps ( Now a widget )
    2. Events
    3. Facebook Like Box
    4. FeedBurner ( Now a widget )
    5. Testimonial
    6. Vimeo video widget
    7. Youtube video widget


  • Updated the styling of the beat shopping cart widget ( Downloads Cart).
  • The word “Genre” has been changed to “Type” on the beat store and single beat pages.
  • The “How to add beats” help box have been updated. Uploading zip files are suggested.
  • The “How to add free beat downloads” in help box have been updated. Uploading zip files are suggested.
  • The Beat store full width, or width a side bar can now be password protected pages.
  • The word “Beat plays” has been changes to “Page Views”.
  • New theme screen shot image.
  • Music genre select boxes added to the menu page.
  • Added CSS for second level drop down menus.
  • Added music genres to the beat store admin page.
  • Added testimonial shortcode and shortcode button.

2.0Sep. 11, 2013

Bug Fixes

  1. Beat store fixed to work on iOs devices.
  2. iOs Submit buttons styling updated.
  3. Recent beats and random beats widget code updated to fix beats with no genre.
  4. Widget header bug


  1. Responsive Design
  2. 4 Beat status options
    1. For Sale – Beats for sale.
    2. Free Download – Offer free beats in the beat store.
    3. Sold – Keep beats in your beat store that are already sold to showcase your work. No buy button appears.
    4. No Price – No price allows you to add beats to your site that do not have a price, so your visitors can contact you for pricing. No buy button appears.
  3. Automatic beat downloads ( mp3 format )
  4. Promotion Bar – Create a promotional bar that appears on top of your website to notify the visitors of promotions, news updates, and more.
  5. Genre Widget Added – Adding this widget will list all the genres you have beats for and when clicked will take the user to a page that only list beats for that genre.
  6. Text Banner Widget Added – Create a simple text banner. Change the background color, font sizes, and button color without touching any code.
  7. Image Banner Widget Added – Easily add a image banner and link it to any page.
  8. 3 Previous Widgets Updated – Recent post, random beats, and newest beats have all been updated to now included a title input field, and select the number of items to display is now in a drop down menu.
  9. Homepage Banner Carousel
  10. Sidebar Updated – There are now 3 sidebar options. This allows you to change the experience for the user to encourage theme to listen to more beats, view promos and more.
  11. Auto Email Notifications
  12. New Post Types:
  13. Photo Gallery – Create your own photo gallery on your website.
  14. Video Gallery – Set up a video page of YouTube and Vimeo videos.
  15. FAQ page – Create a FAQ page for your customers that automatically toggles to show and hide questions.
  16. Events – This is a page for upcoming events. Link to external sites to sell event tickets.
  17. Store Products – Add products to your website. Sell products using PayPal or link to external websites. Offers a product slideshow on single product pages.


  1. Jquery script updated.
  2. Media elements script updated.
  3. FAQ toggle styling updated to no longer have the plus and minus sign.
  4. A lot of code has been improved to load faster.
  5. Cleaned up multiple widget code.
  6. Updated text on 404 page. Fixed search button bug.
  7. Text line height increased.
  8. index.php hard coded “Blog” title removed. ( 8/24 )
  9. Updated for for translation. ( 8/24 )
  10. Scrolling arrow removed due to a iPad bug ( 8/30 )
  11. 3 Footer widgets spots – You can now add widgets to the footer of the website.
  12. Footer menu – Create a second menu that appears in the footer of your website


  1. Removed Meta Widget
  2. Removed RSS Widget

1.2Apr. 20, 2013

Bug Fixes

  1. Bug with custom background not working fixed.


  1. Logo examples added
  2. Read Me.txt file added


  1. Graphic Design Bundle added for everyone.

1.1Feb. 13, 2013

Bug Fixes

  1. Problem fixed in the beat store with beats not loading in the pagination.


  1. Checkbox added to options panel to automatically start beats.
  2. Checkbox added to options panel to hide HipHopMakers website link.
  3. Checkbox added to options panel to switch between round and square corners.
  4. CSS file update to fix a .email class bug.
  5. Change log file added.
  6. PSD files added to zip file.
  7. CSS file cleaned up.
  8. Footer and header bug fixed.
  9. Contact form plugin updated.

1.0Dec. 14, 2012

  • Theme released to the public.

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