Theme's General Information

  • Theme Version: 20200430-1.1.8
  • Theme Last Update: 30/04/2020
  • Theme Create Date: 16/11/2017
  • Web Site: http://bluewindlab.net
  • Get Premium Support: Send Message
  • Developed By: Md Mahbub Alam Khan
  • Skype: bluewindlab

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If you want any support, Please feel free to contact me via my profile page https://themeforest.net/user/xenioushk.

Installation Requirements

You need at least WordPress version 4.7+ installed for this theme to work properly. It is strongly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of WordPress to ensure all known bugs and security issues are fixed. Other requirements:

  • PHP version 5.3 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater.

Installation Steps

To install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:

  • FTP Upload: Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
  • WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance >> Themes >> Add New >> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit "Install Now" and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Step 01: Go to WP admin dashboard and click on Appearence >> Themes >> Add New.

Step 02: Click on Upload Theme.

Step 03: Browse the file reddrop-buddies.zip which you'll have from the download and click on Install Now .

Step 04: Activate the theme.

Step 05: Click on Begin Installing Plugins link.

Please install and activate the following pre-packaged plugins:

  • One Click Demo Import. (Required)
  • WPBakery Page Builder. (Required)
  • Redux Framework. (Required)
  • Reddrop Buddies Theme WPBakery Page Builder Addons. (Required).
  • Contact Form 7. (Required)
  • Mailchimp For Wp. (Required)
  • The Events Calendar. (Required)
  • Woocommerce. (Optional, If you want to run a shop install and activate it).
  • Widget Importer & Exporter. (Required, but you can deactivate it after import demo data).
  • WordPress Importer. (Required, but you can deactivate it after import demo data).

N.B: All plugins must be installed and activated if you want your site to look exactly like demo.

Step 06: Select the plugins to Install and click Apply.

Step 07: After install the plugin click on Return to Required Plugins Installer.

Step 08: Select the plugin to Activate and click Apply.

Step 09: After active the plugin click on Return to the Dashboard.

Child Theme Installation:

The Installation process of a child theme is similar to the main theme. Please note that, A Child theme is for developers who willing to make changes to core functions and code. You will get all the necessary files for the child theme inside the theme package.

If you are not an expert on child theme, you simply avoid the child theme part.

Import Demo Data

Building a site from the beginning always difficult as well as time-consuming. So, we provide the most popular One Click Demo Installation option, and you can easily get your site exactly like our theme demo within a few minutes.

Few Important Notes:

  • Make sure that Reddrop Buddies Parent Theme has been installed and activated in your site.
  • Your previous data and settings may be removed or modified after importing demo data. So, we profoundly recommend importing demo data in a fresh WordPress site.
  • It may take a bit long time to import all the images and demo data from our server. So, please keep patience while importing process is running in your site. In general case, It will not take more than 3-5 minutes.
  • You can deactivate One Click Demo Import plugin after completing import task.

Please follow the steps -

Step 01: Make sure you have installed and activated One Click Demo Import plugin.

Step 02: Go to Appearance >> Import Demo Data page.

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Step 03: Click Import Demo Data button. It will take few min to complete import process. So, keep patience until import process completed successfully.

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Step 04: Once completed import process successfully, you will get following success message.

Step 05: Check Result -

If you face any kind of 500 server issue please check the ' troubleshooting article ' .

Theme Option Panel

This theme comes with lots of admin options, Go to Reddrop Buddies Options from the left panel and you'll see all the cool things you'll have to customize to satisfy your needs.

Setup Favicon

Step 01: From WP admin menu, navigate to Reddrop Buddies Theme Options >> General tab.

Step 02: Upload the site favicon. ( Recommended favicon size is 64x64 and file type in PNG format. )

Step 03: Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

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Customize Pre Load Screen

Step 01: From WP admin menu, navigate to Knowledgedesk Options >> General tab.

Step 02: Set the Disable Preloader? option to ON, If you would like to disable the pre load screen.

Step 03: You can also upload custom icon( Recommended size is 64x64 and file type in GIF format. ) and set custom background color for the preloadscreen. Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

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Customize Back To Top Button

Step 01: From WP admin menu, navigate to Knowledgedesk Options >> General tab.

Step 02: Set the Disable Back To Top? option to ON, If you would like to disable the button.

Step 03: You can also set custom background for the button. Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

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Tool Bar Customization

Step 01: From Admin menu, navigate to Reddrop Buddies Theme Options >> Toolbar tab.

Step 02: You can enable/disable toolbar of your site favicon from here. You can also customize toolbar color, font size, texts and set padding according to your requirement.

Step 03: Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

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Customize Menu/Navigation Color

Step 01: From Admin menu, navigate to Reddrop Buddies Theme Options > Header > Navbar tab.

Step 02: You can customize menu color, menu item background, menu fonts and set padding/margin according to your requirement.

Step 03: Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

Setup theme Typography, background, Heading & Sidebar(Widget) styles

Step 01: From Admin menu, navigate to Reddrop Buddies Theme Options >> Styling Options >> Body Styling tab.

Step 02: You can set body background, fonts, text size, link colors according to your requirements. Also, you can manage heading(h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6) color and font size. You can set theme sidebar(widget) background and fonts from body styling section.

Step 03: Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

Default Header Styling

Step 01: From Admin menu, navigate to Reddrop Buddies Theme Options >> Styling Options >> Header Styling tab.

Step 02: You can enable/disable sticky header option from here. Also, set custom font and background color of default header and after sticky position font and background color.

Step 03: Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

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Bottom Widget Area Styling

Step 01: From Admin menu, navigate to Reddrop Buddies Theme Options >> Styling Options >> Bottom Styling tab.

Step 02: You can set custom background image and background color bottom. Also, customize bottom widget fonts and colors.

Step 03: Finally, click Save Changes button to save the settings.

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Additional Classes

You can add following additional class in to WPBakery Page Builder blocks.

Section Classes:

  • Section Default: section-content-block
  • Minimal Section Content Block: section-content-block-minimal
  • Section Pure White Background: section-pure-white-bg
  • Section Secondary Background: section-secondary-bg
  • Section Black Overlay(70% Opacity): section-black-overlay
  • Section Black Overlay(30% Opacity): section-black-30-overlay
  • Section Black Overlay(50% Opacity): section-black-50-overlay
  • No Padding Between Columns: no-gutter
  • Horizontal Newsletter With Rounded Button: horizontal-newsletter

    Add this class to newsletter parent container block.

  • Horizontal Newsletter With Rounded Button(Alternative): horizontal-newsletter-alt
  • Horizontal Newsletter With Square Button: horizontal-newsletter-square-layout
  • Horizontal Newsletter With Square Button(Alternative): horizontal-newsletter-square-layout-alt
  • Horizontal Newsletter With Semi Rounded Button: horizontal-newsletter-semi-rounded-layout
  • Horizontal Newsletter With Semi Rounded Button(Alternative): horizontal-newsletter-semi-rounded-layout-alt

Text Classes:

  • Light(White) Text Color: text-light-color
  • Dark(Black) Text Color: text-dark-color
  • Add Text Shadow: theme-custom-text-shadow
  • Text Capitalization: text-capitalize

Box Classes:

  • Add Custom Box Shadow: theme-custom-box-shadow
  • Add Custom Box Animation: theme-custom-box-animation
  • No Padding In Content Box: no-padding
  • No Bottom Padding In Content Box: no-bottom-padding
  • White Background Box: block-white-bg
  • White Background (30%) Opacity Box: block-white-30-bg
  • White Background (50%) Opacity Box: block-white-50-bg
  • White Background (80%) Opacity Box: block-white-80-bg
  • Black Background Box: block-black-bg
  • Black Background (30%) Opacity Box: block-black-30-bg
  • Black Background (50%) Opacity Box: block-black-50-bg
  • Black Background (80%) Opacity Box: block-black-80-bg
  • 1px Border In Box: theme-border-size-1
  • Semi Rounded Border In Box: theme-semi-rounded-box
  • About Square Dot List: sk-about-details
  • Pricing Table Stripped List: price-stripped-item

    This class will add a background for every ODD plan feature.

    Example Code:

    .price-stripped-item .pricing-content li:nth-child(2n+1) {
       background: #EDF0F2;
    }
    

Video Button Classes:

  • Square Video Button: vbox_icon_square
  • No Border Around Button: vbox-no-border
  • Left Bottom Aligned Video Button : vbox_bottom_left
  • Right Bottom Aligned Video Button : vbox_bottom_right

Button Classes:

  • Navigation Booking Button Class: btn-nav-booking
  • Link Button Class: btn-theme
  • Link Inverted Button ( Dark Background ) Class: btn-theme btn-theme-invert
  • Link Small Button Class: btn-theme-small
  • Link Square Button Class: btn-square
  • Capitalize Button Text Class: btn-capitalize

Padding Classes:

  • No Padding In Left: padding-left-0
  • No Padding In Right: padding-right-0
  • Padding 4px All Round: padding-all-4

Margin Classes:

  • No Margin: no-margin
  • Margin Reverse 24px: margin-top-rev-24
  • Margin Top 5px: margin-top-5
  • Margin Top 12px: margin-top-12
  • Margin Top 16px: margin-top-16
  • Margin Top 24px: margin-top-24
  • Margin Top 32px: margin-top-32
  • Margin Top 36px: margin-top-36
  • Margin Top 42px: margin-top-42
  • Margin Top 48px: margin-top-48
  • Margin Bottom 5px: margin-bottom-5
  • Margin Bottom 12px: margin-bottom-12
  • Margin Bottom 24px: margin-bottom-24
  • Margin Bottom 32px: margin-bottom-32
  • Margin Bottom 48px: margin-bottom-48
  • Margin Bottom 80px: margin-bottom-80

WPBakery Page Builder Elements

We have created 20+ WPBakery Page Builder elements for you. You can find them in Reddrop Buddies Addon tab in the WPBakery Page Builder.

Additional Classes

You can add following additional class in to WPBakery Page Builder blocks.

  • Minimal Section Content Block: section-content-block-minimal
  • Add Custom Box Shadow: theme-custom-box-shadow
  • Add Custom Box Animation: theme-custom-box-animation
  • Add Text Shadow: theme-custom-text-shadow
  • No Padding Between Columns: no-gutter
  • No Padding In Content Box: no-padding
  • No Bottom Padding In Content Box: no-bottom-padding
  • Link Button Class: btn-theme
  • Link Inverted Button ( Dark Background ) Class: btn-theme btn-theme-invert
  • Link Small Button Class: btn-theme-small
  • Link Square Button Class: btn-square
  • Capitalize Button Text Class: btn-capitalize

Setup Page Content

Check the different part creation/editing process (Home, Pages- About Us, Contact Us Etc.)

The following part of the documentation consider that you already read (if not then it is strongly recommend that you read them first) the documentation of WPBakery Page Builder. It is available in the documentation folder and can able to use drag n drop page builder etc.

Home Page Layouts

Step 01: Go to Pages >> Add New from the left panel.

Step 02: Input the title Home Page 1 of the page. From the right side Page Attribute, select Homepage from the Template selection dropdown. From The right side Page Layout Settings select "WPBakery Page Builder Layout?" to "Yes".

Step 03: Click on Backend Editor and achieve Classic Mode to achieve WPBakery Page Builder drag n drop process.

Step 04: Click on Add New Element to achieve a Row of WPBakery Page Builder.

Step 05: Inside the Row you can add different elements by drag n drop WPBakery Page Builder.

Step 06: In the One Page's different Row's we added different VC Elements Scare Button, Scare Heading, Scare Highlights, Scare Slider, Scare Team, Scare Testimonial etc. You can also add different WPBakery Page Builder elements as well in other different rows according to your needs.

Step 07: Here are the screenshot of Different Elements we used in the Home Page 1

Step 08: Here are the screenshot of Different Elements we used in the Home Page 2

About Us Page

Step 01: Go to "Pages >> Add New" from the left panel.

Step 02: Input the title "About Us" of the page. From the right side Page Attribute, select Home Page from the Template selection dropdown. From The right side Page Layout Settings select "WPBakery Page Builder Layout?" to "Yes" .

Step 03: Click on Backend Editor to achieve WPBakery Page Builder drag n drop process.

Step 04: Click on Add New Element to achieve a Row of WPBakery Page Builder.

Step 05: Inside the Row you can add different elements by drag n drop WPBakery Page Builder.

Step 06: We add WPBakery Page Builder Elements to achieve the about page layout, you should see WPBakery Page Builder in the Documentation Folder.

Step 07: Here are the screenshot of Different Elements we used in the About Us page.

Contact Page

Step 01: Go to Contact >> Add New from the left panel.

Step 02: Input the title "Contact form 1" of the Contact Form and Setup the From portion of the contact from(Ex: See the following screenshot).

Step 03: Setup the Mail portion of the contact from (Ex: See the following screenshot)

Recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV26aJ05zXM

Step 04: Setup the Messages portion of the contact from (Ex: See the following screenshot)

Step 05: Click Save to save the Form and you'll get a form short code which we'll paste in a page to achieve the form output.

Step 06: Go to "Pages > Add New" from the left panel.

Step 07: Input the title "Contact 1" of the page. From the right side Page Attribute, select Home Page from the Template selection dropdown. From The right side Page Layout Settings select "WPBakery Page Builder Layout?" to "Yes".

Step 08: Click on Backend Editor to achieve WPBakery Page Builder drag n drop process.

Step 09: Click on Add New Element to achieve a Row of WPBakery Page Builder.

Step 10: Inside the Row you can add different elements by drag n drop WPBakery Page Builder.

Step 11: We add WPBakery Page Builder Google Map, Info Box and Text Block Elements for this page.

Step 12: You should see the WPBakery Page BuilderDocumentation Folder.

Step 13: Setup the Google Map Elements Latitude and longitude to achieve the map.

Step 14: Paste the short code into the Text Block (Ex: like following you'll have a short code).

    [contact-form-7 id="75" title="Contact form 1"]
                                            

Step 15: Here are the screen shot of Different Block Elements we used in the Contact 1 page.

Blog Page

Step 01: Click on Posts >>Categories from the admin side left panel and create post Categories.

Step 02: Click on Posts >> Add New from the admin side left panel and create post under the Categories. Set the right side Reddrop Buddies Metabox according to your needs for single post view.

Step 03: Click on Pages>>Add New from the admin side left panel and input Page Title.

Step 04: In the right side Page Attributes set the Template to Blog Both Sidebar, Blog Full Width, Blog Left Sidebar, Blog Right Sidebar, Blog Sidebars in Left or Blog Sidebars in Right, whatever layout you want from the dropdown.

Events Page

Step 01: After installing the The Events Calendar plugin during the theme installation you'll have all the pages (Events, Add New, Tags, Event Categories and venues) link in the left panel Events Menu section.

Step 02: To add a Events category go to Events >> Events Categories from the left panel and then add new Events Category

Step 03: To add a new Event go to Events >> Add Event from the left panel and then add new event under any Categories.

Step 04: From the Event Layout Settings box, you can enable/disable single event page sidebar, show/hide event thumbnail. Also, you can show/hide event page header and event meta information.

Step 05: Now you should see all the added new events in the front end Pages/Events Page.

Note: If you need full width event list and single event page layout, Navigate to Events >> Settings . In Display tab you'll get drop down for Event Templates. Select Full Width Template from the drop down and click Save Changes.

WooCommerce Store

Step 01: After installing the WooCommerce plugin during the theme installation you'll have all the pages (Cart, Store, My Account, Checkout) in the left panel Appearnce >> Menus. Going to left panel Appearnce >> Menus add these item to the main menu.

Step 02: To add a WooCommerce category go to Products >> Categories from the left panel and then add new product Category.

Step 03: To add a WooCommerce Products go to Products >> Add Product from the left panel and then add new products under any Categories.

Step 04: Now you should see all the added new products in the front end Store/Shop Page.

Step 05: if you want to use WooCommerce as an advance user then refer this link WooCommerce Docs , you'll have all the things as an advance user.

Widget Settings

Reddrop Buddies Theme comes with six widget areas. Two widget areas for Blog and Four for Footer.

Reddrop Buddies Widget Area


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Support & Miscellaneous

Reddrop Buddies Theme comes with six month premium support directly from the developer.

Theme Translation

"Reddrop Buddies" WordPress theme offers cool translation feature. So, beside the English you can easily translate the theme text for other languages as well. Check following steps to translate "Reddrop Buddies" WordPress theme.

Step 01: To translate the theme texts, please download and install Poedit software in your computer. Here goes the download link- https://poedit.net/download

Step 02: Next, navigate to /wp-content/themes/reddrop-buddies/languages/. You will get a file named 'reddrop-buddies.pot'.

Step 03: For example, we want to translate our theme text in to Dutch language. So, copy 'reddrop-buddies.pot' file and rename it to 'de_De.pot'

Step 04: Now, open that newly created 'de_De.pot' file using Poedit software. You will get all the theme texts in there and you just need to add appropriate translated text in Translation box.

Step 05: Finally, save the file and you'll get 'de_De.mo' file inside languages folder.

Note:

Not sure about country and language code? Get your Country Code and Language code.

Check Video Tutorial

Troubleshooting

You may try to upload complete zip file downloaded from themeforest. Unzip you're downloaded file and you'll get 'reddrop-buddies.zip' file. Only upload 'reddrop-buddies.zip' file. Issue will be solved.

It's a server execution time related issue. You can contact with your host provider to increase script execution time. There are two ways you can fix that issue.

  • Way 01: Unzip theme folder & files. Then using FTP upload it in wp-content/themes folder.
  • Way 02: You'll find 'plugins' folder inside 'reddrop-buddies' theme. Which contain all the required plugins. Just bring it out from 'reddrop-buddies' theme folder then zip the theme folder and upload it like regular WP theme.

It may be server related issue. You can contact with your hosting provider or contact with us via support page. We'll be happy to assist you.

It may be server related issue. You can contact with your hosting provider or contact with us via support page. We'll be happy to assist you.

You need to flush your permalink settings. To do this Go to WP Admin Panel >> Settings >> Permalinks . Then click "Save" button. Now, check you're pages. Hope issue will be solved.

Upgrade Notes

To update theme you can follow the steps-

  • Download Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin and install it in your site.
  • Choose the theme file (e.g., reddrop-buddies.zip) and click Install Now button.
  • It will automatically install the new theme and backup the old theme and give you a link to download the backup.
  • Make sure that your theme is active.

Before updating the theme, we recommend you to make backup of your modified files. Also deactivate the current version before uploading the new theme file.

Upgrading from 1.1.7 to 1.1.8

  • Replace all files and directories in your themes/reddrop-buddies folder.

Change Log

2020, April, 30 - v 1.1.8
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 6.2
- Updated: WooCommerce single product page featured image zoom issue.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2020, March, 15 - v 1.1.7
- Fixed: Search Box Widget Button Issue.
- Fixed: 404 Page Warning Message.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2020, January, 03 - v 1.1.6
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 6.1
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2019, September, 03 - v 1.1.5
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 6.0.5
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2019, June, 19 - v 1.1.4
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 6.0.3
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2019, May, 19 - v 1.1.3
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 6.0.2
- Updated: WooCommerce Templates.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2019, March, 08 - v 1.1.2
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2019, February, 14 - v 1.1.1
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 5.7
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2019, February, 02 - v 1.1.0
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Theme Option Panel.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, December, 27 - v 1.0.9
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 5.6
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, November, 07 - v 1.0.8
- Updated: Visaul Composer to 5.5.5
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: WooCommerce Templates.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, September, 22 - v 1.0.7
- Updated: Visaul Composer to 5.5.4.
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, August, 26 - v 1.0.6
- Added: New Layout For Environmental Activism.
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Event Template.
- Updated: FAQ VC Addon.
- Updated: WooCommerce Templates.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, July, 12 - v 1.0.5
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Visaul Composer to 5.5.2.
- Updated: FAQ VC Addon.
- Updated: WooCommerce Templates.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, June, 01 - v 1.0.4
- Updated: Theme Mobile Menu.
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: WooCommerce Templates.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, April, 25 - v 1.0.3
- Added: Political Theme Multi Page Layout.
- Added: Political Theme One Page Layout.
- Added: Charity Theme One Page Layout.
- Fixed: One click demo installer issue.
- Updated: Theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Theme option panel. Options added to customize site buttons, headline colors and carousel navigation.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2018, March, 18 - v 1.0.2
- Added: Option to change footer widget title separator and icon color.
- Fixed: One click demo installer issue.
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to 5.4.7.
- Updated: theme Red Drop Buddies VC Addon.
- Updated: Theme option panel. Options added to customize site buttons, headline colors and carousel navigation.
- Updated: Child theme.
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2017, November, 24 - v 1.0.1
- Fixed: Footer php warning message if jumbo widget area is blank.
- Updated: Latest WPBakery Page Builder(5.4.5) plugin.
- Updated: Latest Red drop buddies VC Addon (1.0.1).
- Updated: Theme language/translation file.
- Updated: Theme documentation.

2017, November, 16 - v 1.0.2
- Initial release

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