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About 4.2 themes,

.Wow, this wasn't a upgrade for this theme developer. It was a overhaul that touched every important part of the software. The list this round is waaaay to long to get into for this blog but it was a lot.  There was so much changed that normally we can say that we don't miss anything in the design but this round it's going to be hard to tell.. Since we haven't had hardly any issues in 2 1/2 years my hopes are we will keep our great track record here. :) I can say nothing obvious is missed for sure. So if anything, I'd expect anything missed to be buried in a feature maybe I missed  in development. 

That brings me into the Dev testing subject -

Had many of you ask to test 4.2. That's kinda questionable when the releases have had some areas that get repeat attention and keep changing. Normally if someone reports an issue I know it's with IPB and not our themes however, again, so much was changed this round and added that it's been hard to tell if it was my themes or IPB. So far every-time any issues have been with IPB and not our new 4.2 themes, but if those bugs were somewhat tricky for me, I know they'd be the same for most of our customers. 

Custom Settings - 

In 4.2 we added to add a few new settings. So much was changed we had to concentrate our efforts in 4.2 to mimic what we offered in 4.1.x series, in-particular the D-series dark themes.  We fully expect to see settings getting added in after 4.2 has been out a bit. The other reason we held off on a lot of new custom settings is because we didn't want to add them and possibly have to make changes to them or remove them all together. There are however a few new color custom settings. We have a lot more color and option settings coming btw. Really cool stuff.

New Images - 

Lots of new images for your themes this round,. The addition of clubs and reactions made it a must for us to make images for.. Many hours in new icon image creation in several sizes to boot. Current reactions which use emoticon images are generally bright images. They actually look in our opinions, hideous in a dark theme. :D So we had to change all that and give you some options when using our themes. As hopefully all of you are aware Lab-Loads images are there to complete your theme and save you extra time, money and/or effort in finishing up your site.

In short and to finish up here - 

Beta 5 will be out soon, I expect we wont be seeing to many more betas, maybe beta 6... maybe... we expect a full updated release of our themes when 4.2 is released, the day it's released. . Upon release we ask if you have any issues when using our themes and are about to report an issue, please switch your theme to the default theme and see if the issue still persists there. If it does,, please contact us, submit a bug a report so we can fix what we need immediately.

4.2 Forums - 
We've opened our site forums up for 4.2. This will allow DesignzShop customers/Clients to share and help each other. It will also allow us here at DesignzShop to hear your feedback.

Garh, leave us some feedback, we want to hear from you :D 
Kind Regards



For 4.2 we want to make sure you are reporting bugs to us correctly. This insures we take the appropriate actions to resolve any issues our themes may have. Before reporting to our tracker what you think is possibly a bug on our part please

  • Test the bug by turning our theme off and using the default IPB stock theme. If you see your issue happening in the stock theme it is not a DesignzShop bug.
  • Please report those issue to IPB.

Once you've checked if the bug is happening in the IPB default stock theme and the issue is not happening in the IPB default stock theme

  • Use the DesignzShop tracker to report all bugs
  • Please fill out all tracker fields to help us accurately trace the issue and version it's happening in.
  • Be detailed. Give us all the information you can including screenshots or videos if you have them.
  • Please do not pm me at IPB or here at DesignzShop to report a bug. It's hard to keep track of bugs in several places. The changes this round were a lot and we want to make sure we get everything if there's anything to get.
  • Follow the tracker and your report. If there's an issue we will more than likely post the fix in the report. We will also show you the bug is fixed and in what version it will show up fixed in.

These simple suggestions will serve both our clients and us in resolving issues quickly and get everyone on their way faster and more efficiently.

Thank you for your patience. We've said before 4.2 was a very large upgrade and a lot of work.


For 4.2 DesignzShop has made a matching Clubs Icon for your theme. All D-Series and Pro-Series have a new Club Icon. Using our Original Profile icon we made in house here at DesignzShop we made a complete set for your theme. At DesignzShop we want to make sure you have everything at hand to complete your theme. The new Club Icon will be available when IPB releases 4.2 and we release our 4.2 themes.






DesignzShop announces new Custom made in house Reaction Objects and Expressions icons. D-Series comes complete with both Objects and Expressions. Pro-Series has available a new Expressions pack. Once IPB releases 4.2 and we release our themes these icons will be available for download in Lab-Loads and of course to current clients only.

4.2 was much work getting ready. We hope you like these new additions to Lab-Loads to help complete your turn-key theme solution from DesignzShop. We strive to make sure you have everything at hand when purchasing one of our themes.

Check em out



Hello everyone,

We have started as of today updating our themes to work in IPB 4.2. We have a lot of work ahead of us.. Much has changed theme wise. We do not anticipate any delays however when IPB releases 4.2. :) As always we strive to make sure our releases fall within a 12 hour window of IPB's major release.

We hope here at DesignzShop to release some screenshots of the new 4.2 in action. One thing for sure,, IPB has made some changes that will enhance the themes primary colors. The outlines of some of the buttons is one area. We are working to make sure these colors don't come in too strong or too light. We'll certainly appreciate your feedback when we are ready very soon to show them off.

Thank You everyone, we look forward to 4.2. It has some great new features, great updated features and all around a real gem.. 



IPB 4.1.19 has been released and so has DesignzShop 4.1.19 theme version. Clients may download the new vversion in the Client Area and new purchases are available. DesignzShop is running on 4.1.19 right now. This version release was again as always provided within 12 hours of IPB's 4.1.19 release.



DesignzShop is ready for IPB and can be downloaded by Clients in your client area. is also available for purchase.

  • has a couple of updates.
  • New css rule for noSubBars
  • New Custom Setting for the new rule under navigation tab
  • A single template update



DesignzShop Themes/Skinz version 4.1.18v1 is now available for download/Purchase. Clients may download the new version in the Client area here at DesignzShop.

As a side note: We are running 4.1.18 here at DesignzShop right now.


PS - New version released in 12 hours of IPB 4.1.18 release as has been the case since we started selling themes a couple of years ago for IPB software. We don't hold you back!


DesignzShop has released a new selection and round of custom icons for our Clients. Included this round is

  • Splash Design Icon
  • Bubble Design Icon
  • Shield Design Icon
  • Each of these Icons come in the themes base colors.
  • DesignzShop also supplies the 3 new icons with a light and medium gray icon selection.

Stay tuned as DesignzShop has more icon announcements in the very near future.

As an example check out our PRO-Series Ignitor Blue Icons




DesignzShop is currently on time for our 4.1.18 release and see a release the day IPB releases 4.1.18. We have a total of 1 template update only so far. If we decide to release any new features this round for 4.1.18 we'll make a blog note for all our clients.



DesignzShop is proud to release our latest offering to our D-Series Clients called our Dark Suspension Background.

This background is

  • Amazingly rich
  • Blends beautifully with all D-Series themes
  • Extremely Professional appearance for a Dark background
  • Changes the look of any D-Series theme on the fly
  • Use the Power of the DesignzShop Framework to bring your site to a new level fast!

We send along 2 sets of options for this product, please read our ad to better understand.
DesignzShop does recommend some knowledge and comfort ability to following instructions for web design. Any css experience will be enough pretty much to install Option 1.


DesignzShop Labs



We are pleased to give our final announcement on Lab-Loads Logo Creation. We want to stress this offering may not be for everyone. There are some restrictions that apply to this offering. This offering is not part of our sales package but a free offering to those it fits that are Current Clients/Customers of DesignzShop.com. Again, this offering may not fit everyone.

So here we go...

This offering can be accesses through a Clients/Customers Support Area. After you enter Support, select

  • "Logo Creation" for department
  • Fill out the form fields which are explained below
  • Give DesignzShop 3 days to create a new logo
  • Download logo from your support ticket when it's ready
  • No support emails are sent for this offering, please check your request ticket manually at designzShop.com

Below is what a Client sees when selecting the "Logo Creation" department in Support.



Thank you for selecting DesignzShop.
Use this area of support to request an initial logo creation.


Did you just get a DesignzShop theme and need to put some finishing touches on your project? DesignzShop understands getting those last details is where it gets a little more complicated. Logos, backgrounds, icons and more can create some serious side work and hours to accomplish. That's why DesignzShop now offers a 1 time Lab-Loads Logo Creation Offering for those who fit inside some requirements. Understandably, DesignzShop will not be able to help some Clients due to their sites name being too long possibly or obstacles or requirements. DesignzShop's Lab-Loads Logo Service is for a quick logo creation using one of our already created Lab-Loads Logos in either the PRO-Series or D-Series Themes. Below are the requirements to get a DesignzShop Lab-Loads Logo.


  • Client use only
  • Requests will be done after theme/product registration only
  • Clients will get 1 free creation if the logo fits into our requirements (Requirements may exclude some Clients)
  • Site name must fit in our standard 356x64 logo size
  • Site name must use our standard text size and fit into the 356x64 logo size
  • Note 1. DesignzShop adds new logos to our selection all the time. There's a additional charge of $10.00 USD for any logo creations using our Lab-Loads logos after the 1st/initial free offering
  • Note 2:. Any charged logo can have the Lab-Loads custom logo text size altered to fit what you need or enlarge what you need. We don't change Font-types for custom $10.00 logos, just text size.

DesignzShop reserves the right to change our requirements at anytime without notice to our complimentary Logo Creation offering.


  • Please fill out the form fields below
  • Single Phrase - Single Color Logos use the first filed selection only
  • 2 Word - 2 color logos - Please follow the last 2 fields skipping the first Single Phrase field
  • Additional comments are required, if you have none, please type "none" into the last text editor field
  • Be aware total characters for image logos are 13, just text logos are 15 characters
  • When your logo is finished you may download it directly from this support ticket here at DesignzShop
  • After you download your Logo, please close your ticket
  • Respond to tickets at DesignzShop, not in email
  • Logo creation may take up to 72 hours. Possibly more to complete depending on several factors.
  • If you've heard nothing from us in 72 hours please send us a PM at year designzshop. We've not had any issues but just in case we want you to have a instant way to reach us. We answer PM's daily.

Issues/questions/comments? Contact DesignzShop direct through PM


Thank You
DesignzShop labs


DesignzShop is announcing we will be adding to our theme purchases at no cost to our Clients a free logo service using the Lab-Loads logos only.

Clients only will be able to

  • Request a site name to be put into one of our logos
  • DesignzShop will not create a seperate custom logo from Lab-Loads choices however
  • Requests will be done after theme/product registration
  • Clients will get 1 free creation
  • Additional creations are $10.00 USD
  • New logo designs are/will be added periodically

We have more to announce on this new feature coiming very very soon to DesignzShop.com

DesignzShop Labs


Ready for Clients to immediately download from Lab-Loads is our 2 new PRO-Series Elegant Fine Line Backgrounds. A beutiful set of backggrounds that enhance your sites look. Easily change your sites look by uploading your background image automatically in your themes ACP.

These 2 PRO-Series Ignitor Backgrounds come in 2 flavors

  • Fine Line Light - White
  • Fine Line Medium - Off White/Shaded
  • Background .jpg optimized Image only - Not a SkinzPacz

Check em out!

More backgrounds to easily change the look of your site coming in 2017!
DesignzShop Labs


DesignzShop has uploaded new logos to extend your choices in Lab-Loads.

D-Series and PRO-Series have the new Script and Speed logos available for Clients to download immediately.

  • Script is a cursive elegant logo text. This logo is just text.
  • Speed uses our standard Gothic text with new pre-text design.

As always our DesignzShop license applies for use.

Check them out




Today we are releasing 2 SkinzPacz into our new Lab-Loads download center for clients..


  • Available for Pro-Series and D-Series
  • 1 Dark Racing Stripe Background
  • 1 Light Racing Stripe Background
  • 3 Custom Bicycle Icons Regular
  • 3 Custom Icons Shadowed
  • 1 Custom Logo - PSD-PSP and .png
  • 1 Header Image



  • Available for Pro-Series and D-Series
  • 1 Extreme graphic Background
  • 2 Sets of icons. 1 Golf Ball and 1 Golf Ball with grass below the ball
  • 1 Logo - PSD-PSP and .png
  • 1 header image

We are very excited to release these SkinzPacz to our Clients at no additional charge to the purchase of your theme. We have some more additions to add to the Bicycle SkinzPacz in the near future. Several different header designs. DesignzShop also plans even more SkinzPacz in the near future when we enter into 2017. DesignzShop Skinz/Themes are base themes designed to be easily manipulated in your themes ACP's Custom Settings.

Changing theme made easy!

  • Simply upload our SkinzPacz images into your themes acp's custom settings that automatically installs the image into the proper area.
  • Instructions included
  • Themes can be changed with our SkinzPacz in less than 2 minutes.
  • Alter the ego of your site fast




DesignzShop's is proud to announce the release of our new theme White-Label.

DesignzShop's new White-Label Design is for those who need a stark base to create a site with. White-Label comes with all the bells and whistles of all our Pro-Series themes. Literally all of them. For what appears to be a simple white design is really a complex design easily controlled through your themes ACP. Anyone who has one of our themes now can understand our themes ACP flexibility.

For coding developers our themes deliver a visual pleasing experience along with a positive experience to develop in or display your public site.

White-Labels interface is clean, profession and delivers











designzshop for IPB has been released. Clients may download the new version in your client area. Please do a fresh install. There's a issue in the Theme end right ow preventing me from chaging the version number. Thus the reason why this time you will need to upload a new fresh version when upgrading from 4.1.16 series only. If you were running 4.1.17 and upgraded to IPB you are fine. You will need to refer to the new version leaderboard css at the bottom of the custom.css file in your themes acp to grab the new css rule added to the bottom of the leaderboard css section. This css rule will add a different color to your leaderboards stats text.



This was a huuuuge update. You will need to upload this version fresh. There was that many changes and internal version changes that may effect the actual theme upgrade process. As a mention, D-Series is now soaring at around 200 custom settings.. :o and Pro-Series is around the 170 mark. As a reminder, 4.1.18 will have a lot of new custom settings added also. The control you get with our themes is amazing..


designzshop For 4.1.17

DesignzShop has started work on IPB 4.1.17. So far in this release we'll see new CSS rules for the new Leader-board feature.  Along with the new Leader-board feature css rule add-ons we'll be adding a lot of custom settings just for this feature. So far we've figured 7 custom settings. As of right now all 7 custom settings are in and are being tested. From here we'll wait and see what else is released for 4.1.17 in the Beta instead of Alpha versions.



As of DesignzShop's release of 4.1.17 we've made some significant changes in our theme download packages and our Client Groups. Let's review how some of those changes effect you.
When you purchase a theme, you will now be placed into a specific group for the theme you purchased. For example, if you purchased our D-Series Shadowz theme, you will be placed into Shadowz Clients group.

  • You can only download graphics for your specific purchase, for example, If you purchase a DesignzShop D-Series Shadowz theme you can only download from the Shadowz categories in Lab-Loads.
  • Some custom images have been removed from the themes base package and put into Lab-Loads for download.
  • D-Series extra backgrounds are now available at Lab-Loads
  • All Icons from both D-Series and Pro-Series have been moved into Lab-Loads
  • Hero/Splash images have been moved into Lab-Loads
  • All themes custom images for that theme however remain in the original download and will not be offered in Lab-Loads.

The Lab-Loads Advantage

  • Reduced Package Download size
  • Reduced storage locally
  • Download only what you want/need
  • There's no charge to download your themes specific graphics, even as we add new graphics.
  • Download specific graphics for your specific theme.
  • Multiple sets of new icons have been loaded for both D and Pro-Series themes
  • New Logos added for D-Series themes
  • New Hero/Splash Images have been added
  • New Holiday header banners have been added

We are pretty excited here at DesignzShop's to provide our customers with quality graphics to customize your theme and make even more unique.

DesignzShop has a lot planned in the future for Lab-Loads including complete SkinzPacz that will alter the look of your site on the fly by changing a few images.

Clients be sure and check Lab-Loads once in a while for new graphics.


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