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February 2017: News & Updates

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Problems Downloading Symbiostock Pro & Plugins? We recently discovered an intermittent problem whereby some users were unable to download Symbiostock Pro and other plugins from the Symbiostock Store during December and January. This technical issue has been fixed now and everyone should be able to download our plugins without concern. We extend our sincerest apologies […]
February 4, 2017

Marketing For Success: Add a Blog to your Digital Media Store

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It’s an old concept, but there are many reasons behind why just about every business with an online presence does it – business blogging is an effective marketing tactic. First of all, you may be wondering, what is business blogging? Aren’t all blogs the same? The short answer is no, business blogging is quite different from regular […]
January 16, 2017

Reflections, Our Next Stage & Some Announcements

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Reflecting Upon Our Progress As We Look Forward to 2017 It has been said that sometimes you have to look back in order to realise how far you’ve come. Reflecting back on both 2015 – with our monumental beginning – and 2016, it’s clear that Symbiostock has come a long way and a robust foundation […]
January 1, 2017

Now Available: Symbiostock Maps & Symzio Link Exchange Widget

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Just released: Symbiostock Maps & Symzio Link Exchange Widget Our two new exciting tools are now available for our Symbiostock community to make use of. Symbiostock Maps will add a significant expansion to both the aesthetics and media advertising potential of your websites. And the Symzio Link Exchange Widget is a fantastic SEO opportunity to […]
November 3, 2016

Coming Soon: Symbiostock Maps & Symzio Link Exchange Widget

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Announcing the coming of two powerful new tools to get you excited towards the end of the year: Symbiostock Maps Coming soon is a powerful new addon called Symbiostock Maps. Symbiostock Maps will allow you to display multiple photos and media on an interactive world map. This optional addon for Symbiostock Pro uses the Google […]
October 28, 2016

Symbiostock Anytype: Sell RAW Files Alongside JPEGS & more!

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Symbiostock Anytype is now available from the Symbiostock Store! What is Symbiostock Anytype? Symbiostock Anytype is an optional addon for Symbiostock Pro. Symbiostock Anytype requires Symbiostock Pro 3.3 and is not compatible with older versions of Pro. What does Symbiostock Anytype do? Symbiostock Anytype permits you to upload a file that you can associate to […]
October 14, 2016

Announcing Symbiostock Anytype

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We’ve had a number of users ask about whether or not Symbiostock provides the option of serving non-standard downloadable files alongside regular Symbiostock products. For example, for any given media product, to provide your customer the option of purchasing a RAW version of the image on the same product page. Or the option of providing […]
October 10, 2016

Symbiostock 3.3 Delivers Ease for Vector Artists & Various Improvements For All

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Symbiostock 3.3 update is out now! This update contains various additions to make your lives easier and a major addition for our vector artists. Firstly, let’s go over some of significant additions that applies to everyone: NEW: Customizable checkout notice for customers You can add a custom message that will show up to customers on […]
September 26, 2016

Updated Docs, Smooth Hosting and Great News for Vector Artists!

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It’s been almost 2 months since we launched Symbiostock Hosting and the overall consensus has been resoundingly positive. We’ve received encouraging feedback from users complimenting the simplicity and ease of the setup process, and many are impressed with the noticeably better speeds at which images are processed compared to other webhosts. If you’re thinking about […]
September 9, 2016

Symbiostock Hosting Launch!

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www.symbiostock.com After much anticipation and hard work the team here at Symbiostock are proud to announce the launch of our new Symbiostock Hosting platform! Time and time again we have found the number one cause of problems for Symbiostock users to be server side issues whereby web hosting providers fail to meet the technical needs of […]
July 9, 2016

Symbiostock Video + Submitter – now available to all Symbiostock users!

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Two invaluable tools which were only available on Symbiostock PLUS, are now available to all Symbiostock users: Symbiostock Submitter With the Symbiostock Submitter you can streamline the tedious task of uploading stock media to multiple agencies from the central hub of your Symbiostock WordPress install. Using FTP, the Symbiostock Submitter allows you to automatically (or manually) submit images, […]
December 29, 2015

Symzio Launch!

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www.symzio.com Symzio spawned from a deep desire to stimulate some balance within the microstock agency, in the favor of contributors. As microstock contributors ourselves, we are all too well aware of how unrewarding it feels to generate $0.25 from an image that took so much more than twenty-five cents in time value to create. Yet […]
November 29, 2015

If you aren’t using a CDN, start NOW to speed up your site

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As we near the final stages of the Symzio engine, we started exploring the end service from a global perspective. Our goal, from the start, was to compete at a level that is on par or superior to the larger agencies. In order to accomplish this for customers, we needed a service that would provide quick […]
November 19, 2015

Migrations, Support Requests and More

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1) Some good news for current and future Symbiostock users – we have now opened our support request system. If you need direct or quick help from the Symbiostock team, you can now submit a support request to us. We have nominal fees attached to some of the tasks in order to make it a sustainable ticket […]
October 3, 2015

Symbiostock 2.0: It’s here

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Launched only a few months ago, Symbiostock has grown dramatically in just a short while. Based on the WordPress platform, Symbiostock has evolved into a feature rich media management and sales system that does so much more than just offer you a storefront for your images. By being streamlined and  non-intrusive, it has proven to […]
September 6, 2015

Warning: Woocommerce 2.4.X Not Compatible with Symbiostock

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Woocommerce has released a new update and unfortunately, the new Woocommerce 2.4.X version has components that are not completely compatible with Symbiostock. All of our current Symbiostock users are warned not to upgrade your Woocommerce plugin to the newest version as it is likely to cause issues for your Symbiostock site. Woocommerce 2.4.X may also […]
August 12, 2015

Additional Features: Final Symbiostock 2.0 Preview

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This is our final preview teaser for the upcoming Symbiostock 2.0. We’ve already shown you previews some of the larger features to come – Symzio, video support (for PLUS), geotagging and improved related product tabs. But Symbiostock 2.0 will also have a host of other important additions, improvements and upgrades. Some of these include: – The capacity to […]
August 10, 2015

Related Products Preview

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A particular issue with the existing Woocommerce system is its inefficiency with how it selects ‘Related Products’ that are displayed on individual product pages. For example, a stock photo of a red apple could show ‘related’ images of people rather than shots of other apples. This was a great concern for Symbiostockers and some of […]
July 30, 2015

GPS Geotagging with Symbiostock 2.0 Preview!

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When you upload an image that has GPS information (usually automatically signed with enabled cameras) Symbiostock 2.0 will read this information and provide your customers an interactive Google Map. It will point to the exact location the picture was taken. This localization is often useful for people looking for images from specific areas or countries […]
July 26, 2015

Symbiostock PLUS Video Support Preview

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If you’re a stock videographer, this is the good news you’ve been waiting for. Video support is on its way to Symbiostock PLUS. This means you will have the ability to sell your stock footage directly from your own independent store. Your customers will be able to view demo videos, complete with custom watermark protection […]
July 24, 2015

Symzio Network Widget Preview

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As you may be aware, Symzio has been quietly under development. Symzio is a means for Symbiostock users to gain greater exposure for their images and to promote the growing network of independent Symbiostock artists. The first component of Symzio, the Symzio Network Widget, is to be released with the forthcoming Symbiostock 2.0 update. The Network […]
July 22, 2015

Over 100 Happy Symbiostockers!

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After only about a month since release, the Symbiostock family of artists, photographers and illustrators now numbers in at over a hundred. This is a great milestone for every contributor that wants to sell their media direct to customers, and hints at an even larger community for the future. With our latest release, the plugin […]
June 22, 2015

Symbiostock 1.3: The Compatibility Update

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By popular request, we have now enhanced Symbiostock to work with systems that do not have Imagick installed. This is extremely good news for individuals who desire to use Symbiostock, but have been unable to due to the limitations of their web host providers. As well, if you don’t have shell access through PHP, Symbiostock […]
June 20, 2015

Symbiostock 1.2 Released

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This release is a relatively large one. The largest changes involve minimizing memory and CPU usage for the processor which has been retooled to evade most of WordPress’s heaviest built in functions. Along with this are a number of bug fixes that rectify a host of minor issues all relating to WooCommerce integration. It also […]
May 17, 2015

Speed, Tag Searching and Metadata Writing

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Metadata Writing Symbiostock 1.1, released about half a week after 1.0, introduced metadata writing. With this powerful feature, you can now save your WordPress edits directly to your images. This only works on images that readily support metadata, such as JPEGs. What’s this good for? Well, now you can use Symbiostock as a full-fledged metadata […]
May 14, 2015

Promote Symbiostock for Free – Get Premium Stuff!

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As a burgeoning new open-source enterprise, Symbiostock is off to a great start. We’ve got a nearly zero error rate with the official plugin, our hosting service is streamlined and likewise bug free, and we’re getting great feedback all across the board in regards to the direction we’re taking. All that being said, we still need your […]
May 13, 2015

Symbiostock PLUS: Your All-in-One Solution

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We haven’t talked much about Symbiostock PLUS yet, so this will be our formal introduction to it. Symbiostock PLUS is the service that the makers of Symbiostock have created for users that need or want an easy hosting solution for their media. It is an economical, fully supported hosting system that does not require any technical expertise to […]
May 11, 2015

Symbiostock is here!

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Symbiostock is now released! You can download it directly from your WordPress install by going to Plugins > Add New and searching for Symbiostock. Offering a fully featured FTP/web uploading system, thumbnail and watermark generation and re-generation, and a robust but simple licensing system that permits you to customize your media sales in any way […]
May 9, 2015

Symbiostock Artist Network

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Introducing the Symbiostock Artist Network feature! We want to showcase and promote artists who use Symbiostock to bring their digital media store to life, which is why we’ve created the Symbiostock Artist Network. This is an optional perk only available to Symbiostock users and it’s completely free to join. Artists who are part of the […]
May 1, 2015

To Switch or not to Switch

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The new Symbiostock is right around the corner. It looks great, but how will it affect my sales? Here we will analyze the pros and cons of upgrading to Symbiostock. If you’re a new user, or don’t have a site currently operational, then there’s no need to read on – Symbiostock is an awesome, beautifully free opportunity […]
April 29, 2015

The Symbiostock Demo is Live!

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A long time coming, the Symbiostock engine is now almost ready to be released. Along with Symbiostock, we will be releasing Symbiostock Express, a custom premium theme we’ve developed that is built on the wonderful GPL Virtue theme by Kadence. Fully customizable, Symbiostock Express is catered specifically for people who want to sell their media, […]
April 28, 2015

Legacy Symbiostock Updates – Don’t do it!

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If you’re a wonderful legacy Symbiostock user and are eagerly awaiting the new release, don’t jump the gun when you see an update available for your website. We no longer have control over the update feature connected to the legacy Symbiostock software which departed with a previous developer. To keep up to date with the […]
April 25, 2015

Beta-testing is about a Week Away

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Want pre-release access to Symbiostock? Volunteer to be a beta tester. We’re going to be rolling out the hosting solution along with the standalone release as well as the Symbiostock Express theme. But prior to that we’re going to be running a closed beta for a few days. You won’t need to download anything or […]
April 21, 2015

Welcome to Symbiostock.org

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Welcome! A new refit to go along with a spectacular new plugin. The new fully Open-Source Symbiostock plugin is almost ready to go. With beta-testing only a week or so away, we’re going to be launching what we hope is an indispensable tool that gives contributors and artists a means of showcasing and selling their […]
April 21, 2015