v3.5.3 - August 9, 2016

Important: In order to properly add decimals to the milestone VC module we had to change some things, if you were previously using this snippet to alter the decimal format please notice the updates changes to the snippet so you can update your site accordingly.
  • Added Star ratings for testimonials as requested by various customers – screenshot (added via metabox settings)
  • Added Testimonials carousel VC module that matches the VC Testiomonials grid design – screenshot
  • Added New Categories/Terms Carousel with same settings and design as the Categories grid but as a carousel – screenshot
  • Added New “Bordered” Social Button Style (for topbar and social links module) – screenshot
  • Added New action hook “wpex_pre_include_overlay_template” so you can define a custom template location for any overlay style
  • Added New “Secondary Image” option to the page settings which is used for the new “Thumbnail Swap” overlay style which displays the default featured image and then displays the secondary one on hover – screenshot
  • Added  New minimal countdown module perfect for use with the Under Construction function – screenshot
  • Added Support for smooth local scroll fort he default VC button via the local-scroll-link class
  • Added Some new options to various Total VC modules as requested by customers
  • Added Full Arabic Translations
  • Added Filter to enable audio embed display on blog entries instead of featured image – snippet
  • Added Default text to the left of the main header menu search link – hidden by default but can be shown via CSS as requested by many customers
  • Added Gap setting (space between columns) to the Recent News VC module
  • Added Support for decimals on the milestone VC module ( must be defined via module settings )
  • Added Options to carousel modules for arrow placement and styles
  • Added Option to the Categories/Terms grid VC module to exclude terms
  • Added Auto Height option to the Image Carousel module so if you are displaying 1 item at a time the carousel height will adjust accordingly when switching “slides”
  • Added Little angle arrows on the dropdowns for the Toggle mobile menu style so it looks a bit better
  • Updated Header logo and retina logo functions to remove http protocol if is_ssl() returns true
  • Updated Renamed default.po file to Total.pot file to be compatible with newer versions of Poedit
  • Updated oEmbed output filter to remove the deprecated frameborder attribute from embeds
  • Updated Slimmed down retina logo html output
  • Updated SliderPro js script (used for Total slider modules) to latest version
  • Updated Optimizations made to the Image grid module
  • Updated Slider Revolution plugin
  • Updated Changed the deprecated woocommerce_get_page_id function to wc_get_page_id
  • Updated Replaced WPML icl_object_id function with newer with wpml_object_id filter
  • Updated Sanitized some variables from theme breadcrumbs function for added security
  • Updated Minified output of the VC Post Types Carousel module
  • UpdatedUpdated Total VC grid modules to use their own function for entry classes instead of using the core WP post_class function to slim things down and remove duplicate classes
  • Fixed Slight “jump” when using the fixed/sticky header on first scroll
  • Fixed Issue with the WordPress default image cropping/regenerating not working after the last update
  • Fixed Issue with comments not working on standard pages
  • Fixed Issue with JetPack social share not working as expected
  • Fixed Polylang issues with Footer/Header builders
  • Fixed WooCommerce bug with the increment buttons adding/subtracting more then 1 product after clicking the “update” button then re-clicking the plus/minus buttons
  • Fixed Issue with the WordPress Customizer not working when using deprecated tabs on the homepage
  • Fixed Bug where you couldn’t choose your columns when using the Post Types grid and showing Woo products
  • Fixed Undefined variable in meta.php that could happen if certain things were tweaked in the theme
  • Fixed Issue with VC single image shadows not working
  • Fixed RTL issue with stretch rows
  • Fixed Image grid issues when using custom overlays and displaying titles under the image
  • Fixed Issue with “Disable row” setting not working for VC row module
  • Fixed Checkbox issues when using column classes in Contact Form 7
  • Fixed Feature Box VC module image border radius not working
  • Fixed Missing social images for Topbar legacy social image style
  • Fixed Lightbox issue on portfolio carousel module
  • Fixed Issue when setting custom background and footer reveal is enabled the background was not applied to the main wrap
  • Removed Unused extra classname from post entries “format-video”
  • Removed Some plugin notices

v3.5.2 - Jun 22, 2016

  • Fixed Undefined variable error from last update

v3.5.1 - Jun 22, 2016

  • Added New hook for easier addition of custom logos ‘wpex_hook_site_logo_inner’
  • Fixed Local Scroll offset for fixed menu while editing via the Visual Composer when the admin toolbar is enabled but not visible
  • Fixed Issue with centered Total Grid filter links not centering
  • Fixed Some WooCommerce responsive issues with their latest update
  • Fixed Issue with missing Customizer settings when JetPack social sharing was enabled
  • Fixed Testimonials grid issue when using the custom excerpts causing the layout to break
  • Fixed Scroll to reviews on WooCommerce products

v3.5.0 - Jun 19, 2016

Important:

The $wpex_theme_setup global class has been removed and all the WPEX_Theme_Setup class methods are now static for better optimization and easier tweaking. If you made any child theme edits that included this global class please double check them.

We also removed the massive function that would migrate the old Redux options to the Customizer settings. Total switched to using the WordPress Customizer in November of 2014. It feels like enough time has passed to where customers should have updated their theme by now.

And if you need any help updating things to work with the new method just let us know via the ThemeForest comments.

  • Added Overlay Styles for row backgrounds (screenshot)
  • Added New Dot/Line “Leader” (menu item) module for use with the Visual Composer (screenshot)
  • Added New Animated Text Total VC module
  • Added Simple searchform shortcode as requested by customers, useful for displaying a searchform in the Top Bar (screenshot)
  • Added Typography setting to tweak “Theme Headings” which are the heading styles found in various places such as the social share heading, related posts heading, comments heading…etc.
  • Added jQuery UI date picker support to the Total metabox for developers wanting to extend the metabox using datepicker fields
  • Added Some CSS to prevent fixed background attachment position on mobile devices for the body tag which seems to cause some issues on mobile
  • Added New function and filter ‘wpex_template_parts’ to make it easier to override theme templates conditionally – example
  • Added Support for the use of the “skype” protocol in URL’s (such as in the topbar social and social widgets)
  • Added Register link to the Total VC module login form next to the lost password link (optional and with option to select a custom URL)
  • Added Customizer setting to change the post series main heading on the front-end
  • Added Re-added page.php to the theme because a lot of plugins seem to fail when using only singular.php in the theme
  • Added The “entry” class to the footer-builder-content class to ensure things in the footer builder look the same while editing it as they would on the live site if customers have made edits to the “entry” class.
  • Added Ability to the Portfolio Grid VC module to display a lightbox of the gallery items defined for each post when clicking on the image – screenshot
  • Added New wpex_footer_widget_row_classes filter for child theme edits
  • Addded Ability to enter ‘home_url’ to the Page Settings redirection field to make it redirect to your homepage
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_breadcrumbs_terms’ so you can alter the way categories/terms display in the breadcrumbs
  • Added Extra check so the mobile menu classes are not added to the body class unless there is actually a mobile menu active on the site
  • Added Ability to display videos/audio for Custom Post Types if a user enables the Media tab in the Page Settings via a filter
  • Added New body class “wpex-window-loaded” via javascript once the site has fully loaded if you want to use CSS to show and hide things accordingly
  • Added “Full-Width” option to the topbar settings in the Customizer
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_header_menu_args’ for easily altering the main header menu arguments (such as removing the superfish class as some users requested) – example
  • Added Ability to display “meta” on single staff posts also (default will display date and category but you can use child theme hooks to display more)
  • Added A few more customizer settings for various WooCommerce headings (entry title, tabs, related)
  • Added Filter that will allow you via a child theme to alter the default position of the toggle mobile menu style so that it’s absolutely positioned in relation to the header rather then statically
  • Added Option to the Recent Posts With Thumbnails widget so you can check to query items with thumbnails  only or query all items
  • Added Some javascript so that if a title and breadcrumbs are too big to fit in the page header it will automatically switch the breadcrumbs to the “under title” style to prevent any clashing of the two
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_post_gallery_slider_has_thumbnails’ so you can disable the thumbnails on the post gallery sliders if needed/wated via a child theme
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_pagination_args’ to tweak the default theme’s pagination arguments
  • Added New action hook ‘vcex_after_grid_filter’ so you can add extra content under any of the Total VC grid filters via a child theme if needed – example
  • Added New Title Centered Overlay style (screenshot)
  • Added Lazy Load support for Total VC Image Sliders (as customer requested a long time ago, sorry for the delay!) – disabled by default
  • Added Styling options for theme pagination under Customizer > General > Pagination
  • Added Few new settings to the Total VC searchbar module
  • Added Options to the Footer builder for adding a custom background making it easier so you don’t have to use the Visual Composer stretch row function or CSS
  • Added scrollTopOffset parameter to the wpex_localize_array so you can alter the default offset at which the back to top button displays on scroll – default is 100 (px)
  • Added Easing animation to local scroll links (can be altered via a child theme if wanted) but I think it makes local scrolling a little nicer
  • Added Enabled equal height function for Total vc grids even if masonry layout is enabled
  • Removed The wpautop added to custom excerpts because it can break shortcodes but this can be added via a filter if wanted
  • Removed Redux Theme Panel migration function that moved the Theme Panel settings from 2014 to the Customizer settings added in Total v1.6.0 – customers should have updated by now
  • Removed Breadcrumbs position class from body class as it’s not needed for anything
  • Removed Comment count display in post meta for link format posts
  • Removed Hash update on local scroll links by default due to large requests (can be added via a 3rd party extension plugin if requested)
  • Updated Included 3rd party premium plugins
  • Updated Social Links Total VC module so you can easily add the social profiles you need and re-order them (screenshot)
  • Updated Settings for pages at Customize > General > Pages to use the same drag/drop layout function as posts, portfolio, staff, testmionials so you can enable/disable sections of the page and re-order them.
  • Updated Instagram Widget to include options for the size as well as more column styles
  • Updated Functions.php so filters aren’t registered on admin side if not needed
  • Updated Redirection page setting so it does not cause issues when trying to edit a page live with the Visual Composer that is currently being redirected
  • Updated Moved page animations javascript (animsition) into it’s own files instead of the minified js file so it only loads when page animations are enabled and fixed a couple bugs with the outSpeed and with local scroll links
  • Updated Favicons admin panel and added Total favicons to the admin pages for consistency
  • Updated How the infinite scroll works a bit to be better optimized and the main code added to the total-min.js file for easier access to core js and added new trigger ‘wpexinfiniteScrollLoaded’ for running custom code after the inifite scroll items are displayed (useful for re-triggering js functions in 3rd party plugins)
  • Updated Slimmer html output for various Total VC modules
  • Updated Social sharing links so they all link to the correct https versions of the social sharing site and tweaked the facebook share link to go to sharer.php instead of share.php (newer method)
  • Updated Mobile sidebar menu script to be more efficient and better animated
  • Updated Main menu inner span padding to px value instead of em which is important for calculating correct menu position
  • Updated Instagram widget to not be responsive by default so it keeps the columns across all devices and added option to enable responsive if wanted
  • Updated Overlay Header style so that if you have the mobile toggle menu style enabled it will work and not switch to the sidebar style
  • Updated Made some accessability improvements to various parts of the theme
  • Updated Some overlay css/html to have some global styles to slim down the CSS and html
  • Updated You can now enable sticky header on mobile with the toggle mobile menu style enabled (better user-experience with local-scroll sites)
  • Updated Made various optimizations to the core theme’s javascript code
  • Updated Include & Exclude Category functions in Visual Composer modules to display parent category in parenthesis if category has a parent to prevent confusion when users have categories with the same name under different parent categories
  • Updated Footer reveal function now disabled while in the VC editor to prevent bugs and to better see how the content is added to the page
  • Updated Improvements/optimizations to the Footer Reveal javascript
  • Updated Overlay Header style to support any combination of the various mobile menu styles and mobile menu toggle styles
  • Fixed Possible error with ‘Vc_License’ class when updating the theme
  • Fixed Padding issue with the page header background style
  • Updated Sticky shrink header image height to use max-height instead of “height” to prevent the image from losing it’s proportions if it ever shrinks in width
  • Fixed Issue where mobile menu won’t work when using a custom mobile menu and the main header is disabled
  • Fixed Slowness on iPhone and other mobile devices when using the grayscale filter on images
  • Fixed Issue where the ‘wpex_search_placeholder_text’ filter wasn’t working
  • Fixed Issue with self hosted video/audios in the Page Settings Meta field
  • Fixed Favicon conflict if user previously set favicon via the Customizer then used the Total favicons panel
  • Fixed Bug with equal height rows not working for the Blog Entries
  • Fixed Bug with instagram widget opening wrong link on iPhones when instagram was installed
  • Fixed Bug where if the image slider VC module was set to “loop” false and auto play was enabled it would not stop at the last slide.
  • Fixed Offset issue with the Topbar sticky function on mobile and local scroll links
  • Fixed Issue with Lightbox titles displaying in various VC modules when set to disabled
  • Fixed Issue where you couldn’t have certain overlay styles in the image grid without a link defined
  • Fixed WooCommerce bugs from their latest update

v3.4.0 - April 14, 2016

Important: After updating the sticky header will no longer "shrink" due to the complete refractor of the sticky function mentioned below in the changelog. Simply go to Appearance > Customize > Sticky Header and select the sticky header style you want (shrink with animation) and then update the logo sizes below (you should see new options appear when selecting that style).
  • Added Full Support and testing for WP 4.5
  • Added Options to display categories in the Post Types Grid module
  • Added New helper function wpex_parse_attrs to help slim down code where needed
  • Added Checkbox to apply the logo height to your logo – this way you can upload a really large logo and constrict it via this setting
  • Added Some responsive CSS for the page header title with background so it shrinks a bit on mobile and looks nicer
  • Added New option to the Page Settings metabox for a “custom title” – for example if you want your “Home” page to be called “Home” in the dashboard but actually say something else on the front-end
  • Added New span at the very top of the site with the local scroll data attribute “site_top” so you can link to the top of your site using local scroll with the url site.com/#site_top
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_footer_builder_page_id’ for conditionally showing different footers using the footer builder function
  • Added Option to choose your specific dropdown style when using the Overlay Header function
  • Added New class to the main header ‘dyn-styles’ which is removed when the header becomes fixed making it easier to add styles to the header that are not applied to the sticky function as well
  • Added New Overlay Header style “White Text” – The cool thing about this Overlay Header style is that it will keep all your custom settings for the main header for the sticky function as opposed to the old style which turned black when you scrolled down
  • Added Custom Fixed Header Logo Retina setting and height
  • Added New conditional support to CSS generated from the Customizer to prevent specific CSS from being added to the header if not needed based on other settings
  • Added Global settings to add a background image to the main page header/title area
  • Added Lost password link to the Total VC login form module
  • Updated Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, LayerSlider & Templatera plugins
  • Updated Complete refactor of the sticky header and topbar functions with smoother animations (now using CSS3 instead of javascript for the shrink sticky header) and a lot less code – removed sticky.js script – elements will now become sticky if a page is re-freshed already partially down the page and better execusions for the mobile support to disable/enable sticky and alter offsets/widths – this update disables the shrink animation because the CSS requires you to tell it the height of your logo for a smooth animation. To re-enable shrink header on sticky go to Appearance > Customize > Sticky Header and select the correct style – screenshot
  • Updated Removed old equal height script and developed one exclusive for Total that works much better and is more optimized
  • Updated Escaped/sanitized all carousel data via new functions – wpex_esc_attr and wpex_intval
  • Updated Lightbox on Carousels will now work as a Lightbox Gallery due to the high requests for this
  • Updated Overlay Header style top/bottom padding to 30px to match default header padding (was set at 40px)
  • Updated Default Overlay Header style from “white text to light text” (default had some opacity on the links) and made a new style called “white text” that doesn’t have any opacity.
  • Updated LayerSlider and included inside the main theme for easier updates and setup for those that wan’t to use it
  • Updated Overlay Header style so if a custom logo is added the sticky header will display the original logo on sticky
  • Fixed Extra 1 pixel on local scroll on chrome
  • Fixed Missing breadcrumbs itemscope for parent pages
  • Fixed Scroll to top position – was set to bottom 80px but should be 40px
  • Fixed Issue when disabling the next-previous in same category caused the next-previous to disappear completely
  • Fixed Issues with subheading typography color and font size affecting the page header title with background
  • Fixed Bug with custom excerpts possibly showing Visual Composer content
  • Removed Un-used “fix-overlay-header” class
  • Removed The Revolution slider “purchase” and Update (if plugin isn’t registered) notice on the plugins dashboard page
  • Removed Purchase notice for LayerSlider on the main plugins page
  • Removed CSS that was hiding social sharing on blog entries when set to the grid style

v3.3.5 - March 20, 2016

  • Added New Templatera widget – Now you can create ANY template and then easily display it via a widget in any sidebar area for truly customized sidebars (video guide to be released with update)
  • Added New Total VC module (Divider Dots) – screenshot
  • Added Some default spacing for mobile devices to offset the mobile menu icon toggle (60px right padding on the header-inner element)
  • Added Option to disable image for Categories Grid module
  • Added New Overlay Header Style “Default Styles” that inherits all the same colors and dropdown styles from your main header – screenshot
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_custom_social_share’ for easily replacing the social sharing function – if there are popular social sharing plugins you like let me know so I can add built-in support for them!
  • Added Conditonal checks for get_term_meta to prevent issues with users using old versions of WP under 4.4.0
  • Added New filter “wpex_custom_breadcrumbs” so users can easily override the theme breadcrumbs if they want to use a 3rd party plugin
  • Added Support for the JetPack plugin’s social share so if enabled it will replace the theme’s social sharing and it can be moved around using the builder blocks – yay!
  • Added Function that automatically disables the built-in custom WordPress gallery output if the JetPack carousel module is enabled or titled galleries
  • Added “Position” options to the staff carousel VC module
  • Added Font weight option for the staff grid and carousel entry “position”
  • Added Option to change the menu shop icon ( shopping cart, shopping bag, shopping basket)
  • Added Customizer Setting under “Header > Menu” to enter a custom breakpoint for when the main navigation becomes a mobile menu
  • Updated Visual Composer to version 4.11.1
  • Updated Slider revolution plugin to version 5.2.3
  • Updated The WPEX_Global_Theme_Object Class to be more efficient and prevent some issues with specific methods returning null
  • Updated Page Settings for the page title so it can be enabled on specific pages even if disabled via the Customizer globally
  • Updated The owl carousel, sliderPro and Isotope scripts inside the theme
  • Updated Local Scroll function a bit to target more areas such as the menu widget. You can now use the ‘local-scroll’ class on any link to create a local scrolling link
  • Updated Total custom VC modules to display some core settings in the backend editor
  • Fixed Issue with front-end Visual Composer editor not loading when the main header is disabled
  • Fixed Carousels, Sliders & Masonry grids not working correctly inside Visual Composer tabs, tours, accordions and pageable containers
  • Fixed Issue with post/entry layout settings not displaying in the correct order in the Customizer while displaying correctly on the live site
  • Fixed Sanitized row minimum height value so if user did not define ‘px’ it will still work
  • Fixed Bug with the Events Calendar returning the wrong slug and pulling page settings form any page with the ‘events’ slug
  • Fixed Youtube row background parallax speed not working
  • Fixed Left/Right Margin issues when using parallax backgrounds and videos
  • Fixed Bug with social share not showing for blog entries even when enabled in the Customizer entry blocks
  • Fixed Quality of opacity image hover in FireFox
  • Removed Extra margin issue added to the Total Heading module when having a custom tag (h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6) and a link
  • Removed Un-used WPEX_ClASSES constant
  • Removed Deprecated the custom javascript panel – it will still work if you have code saved in this panel, but as soon as you remove all code and save it will remove the admin panel it will also not be available for new users (will be removed completely at some point in the future)

v3.3.4 - March 4, 2016

  • Added Option to the Customizer so you can disable the main site header completely & updated page meta settings so you can still enable the header on a specific page if disabled site-wide
  • Added Tweak so when using the Events Calendar you can now use all the Page Settings available for the main Events “Page/Archive”
  • Updated When using the Tribe Events Calendar plugin the main events page and category archives title will now use the title as defined for your main events page allowing you to change it easily
  • Added New filter to various Total VC modules ‘vcex_filter_taxonomy’ so you can alter the taxonomy for the grid category filter via a child theme – default will always be categories (better then adding options to the modules as it’s not a highly requested option and it would add too much bloat)
  • Added New Dropdown style – minimal/non-rounded – screenshot
  • Updated Line-height on forms so it inherits the body line height
  • Updated Customizer so if the Total “Favicons” admin panel is disabled the Customizer will display the core WordPress “site icon” setting
  • Fixed A couple design issues when adding the WPML language switcher in the Top bar
  • Fixed Issue where child theme translations were not overriding parent translations do to priority
  • Fixed Page title with background height setting using min-height instead of standard height
  • Fixed Bug with custom input/form styles not affecting the comment form “text” field
  • Fixed Some Issues with Russian translation files – a special thanks to Sergey Petrovichev for the fix!

v3.3.3 - February 21, 2016

  • Added “Fix/hack” to allow pagination for custom Total VC modules on the front-page and on single posts
  • Added New Overlay Style “Categories + Title Bottom Visible” – screenshot
  • Added New helper function and filter ‘wpex_get_tribe_event_date’ so users can tweak the Events Calendar date on the Total Post Types Grid module
  • Added Two new filters so you can alter the Visual Composer “Recent News” module day and month/year outputs – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/snippets/vcex-recent-news-day-month-year-output/
  • Added New Customizer panel for the Tribe Events plugin with a couple options to change the Events archive and single event layouts.
  • Added New definition “TOTAL_THEME_ACTIVE” for an easy way to test if the Total theme is running on a site – useful for creating extension plugins for Total
  • Added New Class that will display updates for Visual Composer, RevSlider and Templatera in the main updates dashboard after updating your theme
  • Added New core function ‘wpex_get_widget_areas’ that returns an array of registered widget areas
  • Added Ability to select custom sidebars on a per-term (category) basis – screenshot – this sidebar will display not only on the category but also on any posts inside that category!
  • Added Option to change search results image cropping (Theme Panel > Image Sizes). This will alter the cropping only, to alter the actual size you will need to use some Custom CSS. Default is going to be 150×150 which is the same as the default WP “thumbnail” size
  • Added Bottom Margin option to the Icon Box Total VC module for the alternative Image when using Icon Box Style 2 (top icon style)
  • Added Option to translate the Facebook Page Widget
  • Updated Visual Composer & Templatera plugins to their latest versions
  • Updated Font Awesome to version 4.5
  • Updated If a user activates their copy of the Visual Composer the theme will auto disable “theme mode” for the composer
  • Updated Moved some post type customizer options to the main post type editor page where it’s a bit more obvious, to prevent some bugs with custom post type sidebars and because a live preview isn’t needed for these settings – http://cl.ly/093j0i1x2E3Z
  • Updated The way the page header with background works to include new divs around the content (title/subheading) for applying the vertical alignment (table styles) this way all content inside the page header is still wrapped inside the theme’s max-width container. If a user adds custom CSS to the page header with background style to left align the content it will be inline with the logo and rest of the site
  • Fixed Total heading module HTML not working as it should
  • Fixed Issue with custom widgets in Total loading too early – moved from after_setup_theme hook to widgets_init
  • Fixed Dashboard debug errors on Staff and Testimonials admin page when disabling their category or tag taxonomy
  • Fixed Issue with retina not working on the Single Image VC module do to the new WP 4.4.0 responsive images function
  • Fixed Missing translations in the Theme Panel and a few other admin sections
  • Fixed A bug with local-scrolling links on other pages of the site in the sidebar mobile menu not opening the new page and scrolling to the section
  • Fixed Visual Composer offset when adding parallax backgrounds
  • Fixed Broken Share link on facebook page widget
  • Removed Min-Height of 50px on the topbar

v3.3.2 - January 26, 2016

  • Added Sticky support to the Total Navigation Bar module – preview
  • Added A “preset” option to the Navigation Bar module to select preset designs – current options are “none or dark”
  • Added New “Post Meta” option for the Visual Composer Post Grid module that will display date, author and comments with the same design style as the blog – screenshot
  • Added Customizer option under WooCommerce > Single to include or exclude the featured image from the single product gallery
  • Added New function and filter ‘wpex_get_google_fonts_url’ which will allow you to change the google fonts url via a child theme for example if you want to load fonts for users in China via another CDN
  • Added Support for Yoast Breadcrumbs to trim the title under Customizer > General > Breadcrumbs
  • Added New filters ‘wpex_google_font_enqueue_weights’ and ‘wpex_google_font_enqueue_italics’ so you can alter via a child theme what weights to include when loading Google fonts on the site and if you want to include italics or not
  • Added The custom fonts defined as mentioned in this guide will now display for Visual Composer modules such as the Total Button
  • Added Extra check to index.php to prevent issues with 3rd party plugins that don’t support the singular.php template file
  • Added Option to show/hide the position under the title for single staff posts
  • Added “Tabs” to the Image Sizes admin panel and some extra options (such as image cropping for related staff and portfolio)
  • Added Typography options for the Page Header Subheading
  • Added New “Rounded” social share style – screenshot
  • Added New option under Customize > General > Accent Colors to alter the main theme border color (default is light gray)
  • Updated Visual Composer, Templatera and Slider Revolution
  • Updated WooCommerce Templates
  • Updated Template files to use locate_template (where needed to pass along global vars)
  • Updated Changed default topbar email to be admin@totalwptheme.com instead of admin@total.com
  • Updated WooCommerce category thumbnails so if an image has a custom alt value it will use that instead of the category name for the alt tag
  • Updated Responsive video CSS to help prevent the “black bars” on videos
  • Updated Image overlays that display the date to use the data format as defined in WordPress under the Settings
  • Updated Topbar so if the social section is disabled the content will span full-width
  • Updated Russian language files in the theme – a special thanks to Sergey Petrovichev for the translations!
  • Updated Heading module so the responsive text option is disabled by default as it’s only needed on very rare occasions
  • Updated Moved Topbar content field into it’s own tab and made the textarea larger so it’s easier to modify – screenshot
  • Updated Several Customizer sections to include some useful new styling options
  • Updated Several Total Visual Composer modules to add some new styling options
  • Updated Optimized the font-family select option in various Total Visual Composer modules to make it much faster for the page builder and added support for custom fonts (when added via theme filters) – screenshot
  • Updated Header Overlay style now works with Header Style 5
  • Updated Categories grid to use the Total theme font-family dropdown and added a few new styling settings
  • Updated Testimonials grid module to include some new typography/styling settings
  • Updated Headings Typography option now affects the Total Visual Composer heading module
  • Updated Visual Composer Social sharing Customizer setting so you can re-order the links in your preferred order – screenshot
  • Updated Enabled comments for quote style posts
  • Updated WooCommerce login/register page a bit to better match theme style
  • Fixed Total heading module so when you add a link it will still use an h1,h2,h3…etc element if selected
  • Fixed Video embeds using the Visual Composer not displaying correctly
  • Fixed Issue where excluding the portfolio, staff or testimonials post type from search results would also prevent the category and tag archives from showing posts do to a WordPress bug
  • Fixed Issue where Visual Composer styles wouldn’t work up on the shop page
  • Fixed Page header title on the Events Calendar archives
  • Fixed Debug error on 404 page in older PHP versions
  • Fixed Issue with Footer color options not showing in Customizer
  • Fixed Staff social links email link so it doesn’t open a new blank tab
  • Fixed Font-size option not working for Post Types Carousel excerpt
  • Fixed Link target in feature box module
  • Fixed WooCommerce Checkout totals table design issues from recent WooCommerce update
  • Fixed Headings customizer setting color and font-weight now works for the post entries (portfolio, staff, blog grid) and the sidebar widget titles
  • Fixed Single Image with gallery lightbox to correctly grab lightbox images based on the lightbox dimensions defined in the Image Sizes and to display the image caption or alt
  • Fixed Some bugs with settings not saving in the newsletter mailchimp widget

v3.3.1 - December 28, 2015

  • Fixed Mobile layout issues when changing desktop widths
  • Fixed Issue with wp_head action hook showing code in the header
  • Updated Renamed Customizer drag/drop module descriptions

v3.3.0 - December 27, 2015

Important:
  • IMPORTANT > Must update manually or using Envato Toolkit: Previously we were using a service called wp-updates.com which worked ok for over 3 years for us. Recently the company was sold and since then the site is constantly going down and they do not answer any emails, tweets or support requests. For your security, site speed and to better serve auto updates we have removed all references to this website. From now on please update using the Envato Toolkit or manually as explained in the docs. I realize some of you may not like using the Envato Toolkit as opposed to having the old auto updates system, but it's actually faster, more secure (for you and us) and since it is a plugin it can be active on a Multisite Network to provide you with updates.
  • IMPORTANT > Visual Composer 4.9+: This version makes use of the latest version of the Visual Composer plugin to make things faster and slimmer then ever! Make sure you update your plugin after updating your theme. You MUST use the latest version otherwise you will encounter issues.
  • WordPress 4.4: We tested Total with WordPress 4.4 and didn't see any issues or bugs, you should be able to update WordPress without a problem. We also HIGHLY recommend updating to WordPress 4.4 to take advantage of all the improvements! And to greatly speed up your Customizer.
  • Clear Your Browser Cache: This should be done after every update but is especially important after this one because of the modifications done to the Customizer
  • Check Your Comments: Comments have been modified to no longer use a custom callback but rather use the native WordPress core output. This required altering some of the comment display CSS. If you made any design (css) chances to the way comments are displayed on the site please double check to make sure they still look the way you want them to. This is to ensure better compatibility in the future (default comment design is the same).
  • Check Your Language files: We've updated the theme for security reasons to make use of sanitized locale functions such as esc_attr_ and esc_attr_e so make sure these keywords are in your sources list - learn more here
  • Text Domain Change: The text_domain was changed from 'wpex' to 'total' to support WP language packs - if you are translating things in your child theme please make sure to update the text domain and make a search and replace in your child theme for 'wpex' and change to 'total'
  • Added Javascript (postMessage) support to options where possible to speed them up so you can see changes live in the Customizer without the site refreshing – video example – awesome!
  • Added New filter “vcex_grid_query” so you can easily tweak the Visual Composer Post Types Grid, Portfolio Grid, Staff Grid, Blog Grid or Testimonials Grid query arguments via a child theme. This filter includes the arguments and the module attributes, so you can check the attributes (such as the module ID) in order to alter things exclusively – Example snippet
  • Added New Post Type Carousel VC module
  •  Added Align option to the Total VC divider module
  • Added Fix for bbPress not supporting singular.php
  • Added Option to disable the mobile menu searchbar via the Customizer under the Mobile Menu tab
  • Added New partials template part at partials/search/search-no-results.php for easier editing of the no results text in child themes
  • Added Sorting by active/inactive to the theme panel
  • Added New filter “wpex_dashboard_thumbnails” so you can disable the dashboard thumbnails if you want to
  • Added Options to the login form Visual Composer module so you can change the form labels
  • Added Option to the Customizer under the Social Sharing tab where you can enter your twitter handle to be added to the tweets
  • Added Options to the Post type Editor pages to disable the Portfolio, Staff and Testimonials categories and tags
  • Added Trailing Slash to all home_url() functions
  • Added Ability to leave the “Theme Branding” option empty in the theme panel to completely disable that functionality – it may make it harder to locate custom Total widgets and custom Total Visual Composer modules but some customers requested this ability
  • Added The width and height attributes for your logo (because some speed testing sites require width/height attributes on all images). You must define your dimensions in the Customizer under the “Header” tab. Important: If you were translating the “retina_logo_height” strings in your translation plugin such as WPML it has now changed to ‘logo_height’ I am not 100% so double check that your translation is correct
  • Added Option to the Image Sizes panel to alter the thumbnail image cropping on single WooCommerce products (the slider thumbnail images). If empty it the theme will set the same sizes for the single post for the thumbnails on update
  • Added New file and class for all Yoast SEO tweaks at framework/config/yoast.php instead of having them in various places
  • Added Option to the Togglebar to display inline instead of Overlay – see screenshot
  • Added New filter “wpex_oembed_responsive_hosts” which will allow you to edit which hosts (youtube, vimeo…etc) should automatically receive the responsive wrap – see functions.php for more details
  • Added Default white background to the menu on header three and four so it doesn’t take on the main header background if defined in the Customizer
  • Added Function that runs after every update that will backup your Customizer settings to the ‘wpex_total_customizer_backup’ option in the database just as an extra precaution
  • Added New filter “wpex_remove_default_mods” for child theme purposes only. By default WordPress saves any customizer setting that had been previously modified even if it was modified back to the default state. Developers can use this filter – see snippet – to remove these mods from the theme_mods array when the theme loops through the settings to generate the CSS output for styling options
  • Added Support for media queries in the theme customizer styling settings
  • Added Option in the Footer Builder Panel to keep the copyright section (footer bottom)
  • Added more max-width settings for the VC rows – 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%
  • Added New helper function “wpex_get_translated_theme_mod”
  • Added More column spacing options – 1px, 5px and 10px
  • Added Overlay title option to the CategoriesGrid – screenshot
  • Added Masonry support to the Categories Grid module – screenshot
  • Added Ability to choose from all Google fonts for the Categories grid title and description font choices
  • Added New filter “wpex_header_overlay_styles” so you can easily add more header overlay style options via a child theme
  • Added New typography style to rows – “white with text shadow”
  • Updated Visual Composer to version 4.9
  • Updated Theme to use new Visual Composer functions to greatly speed things up and lower memory
  • Updated Moved Comment form field back to the bottom which was moved to the top in WP 4.4
  • Updated Enabled core WordPress sections in the customizer like the widgets and menu tabs – with WordPress 4.4 there has been huge improvements to the Customizer speed and enabling these tabs doesn’t seem to affect the speed anymore, yay!
  • Updated Visual Composer so the auto-complete for “Include/Exclude” categories to include categories that are currently empty
  • Updated WooCommerce cart item if it’s a variation and there isn’t a thumbnail for the variation it will display the featured image
  • Updated Social Sharing code to slim things down and added a small fix for posts with titles that have apostrophes
  • Updated The way the 404 custom page theme panel saves settings to prevent empty values from being saved in theme mods
  • Updated Some of the more advanced theme panel modules are now disabled by default such as Custom JS
  • Updated Custom Login settings so it doesn’t store empty values in the database when saving
  • Updated About widget to allow more HTML tags such as links
  • Updated Post Type editors so you can see the actual icons when choosing your post type icon instead of showing a select box
  • Updated Post Type editors to flush rewrite rules when loading and saving the admin page to prevent having to re-save your permalink settings when changing slugs
  • Updated Builder modules in the customizer to use toggles on/off instead of checkboxes so it hopefully is more intuitive now – screenshot
  • Updated The wp_login_url shortcode so it does NOT open in a new tab by default and removed the nofollow attributes on the links
  • Updated All customizer active callback functions to be prefixed wpex_cac_
  • Updated Moved the Toggle bar output from the wpex_hook_wrap_after hook up to the wpex_outer_wrap_before hook to allow us to implement a togglebar that slides down moving the content down instead of the default overlay style. And moved the togglebar button output from the wpex_hook_header_before hook up to the wpex_outer_wrap_before hook
  • Updated Font Icon shortcode to output using a span tag instead of an i tag
  • Updated Moved The Header Menu and Mobile Menu Customizer panels into the “Header” panel
  • Updated Customizer and Theme Panel so if you renamed your portfolio, staff or testimonials post type or changed their icons it will display the new name and icon
  • Fixed Issue with not being able to change the number of related staff or portfolio posts
  • Fixed Issue with animation speed not working on Total VC carousel modules
  • Fixed Issue with the Footer Bottom padding setting in the Customizer not working correctly
  • Fixed Misspelled Instagram and Youtube in the Visual Composer Social links module
  • Fixed Local scroll highlight on the navbar VC module
  • Fixed Bug when using em value on the Total VC Heading module
  • Fixed Issue where custom excerpts wouldn’t be generated correctly if the first Visual Composer text block on your post had shortcode parameters
  • Fixed The “Missing: fn” warning by Google Webmasters Structured Data testing tool
  • Fixed RTL css for comments
  • Fixed Unescaped localized strings to prevent possible security threats
  • Fixed “Form Top” option not working on Custom Login settings when a custom background isn’t being added
  • Fixed Breadcrumbs translation issues on date archives
  • Fixed Social Widget order not saving
  • Fixed Issue with the “Fixed Footer” option not working for the Footer Builder
  • Fixed Absolute position of the Fixed Header Style
  • Fixed Issue with dropdowns not visible on the fixed vertical sidebar
  • Fixed Issue with testimonial thumbnail sometimes not showing up on testimonials grid
  • Fixed Issue when using CSS in Visual Composer modules for the Toggle bar it wouldn’t display
  • Fixed Layout issues with WordPress 4.4 url embeds
  • Fixed Back to scroll button icon centering
  • Fixed Mobile Menu Typography options only working for the sidebar menu and not all mobile menu styles
  • Fixed Debug error on the next/previous links when the Post Series are disabled
  • Fixed Issue with Shop title defined in the Customizer not being translated by WPML
  • Removed Purchase code field from Theme Panel since it’s no longer needed
  • Removed Changelog from inside the theme – please use this this live changelog instead
  • Removed Fixed header functionality while previewing the Customizer to speed things up and make things easier to tweak via new AJAX settings
  • Removed Cart from single product breadcrumbs – can be added via theme filter if needed but a lot of customers wanted it removed and it’s better for SEO to remove it
  • Removed The content.php template file once and for all – this hasn’t been used since version 2.0
  • Removed Help tabs on Theme Panel page and Footer Builder page – the online docs are easily accessable this themes like extra unneeded bloat
  • Removed Localized strings from deprecated skins admin panel
  • Removed Un-needed nofollow on social share links and blank targets
  • Removed Menu Button styling on the overlay mobile menu – replaced with unique classname incase you do want to add custom styles to them still for mobile or hide them completely
  • Removed Page Settings Metabox from the Footer Builder page to prevent confusion since it’s not a “real” page none of those options do anything
  • Removed Customizer option to disable WooCommerce cart from the menu and updated the display field to include a new “Disable” option, in our efforts to trim down the number of customizer fields – screenshot – your theme should migrate the setting over correctly though on updating
  • Removed The WPEX_Responsive_Widths_CSS class and moved all output for the layout settings into the core Customizer class
  • Removed Code that disabled the Visual Composer javascript while in the WP Customizer – issues have been fixed in WP 4.4

v3.2.0 - November 8, 2015

Important:
  • Moved the Custom post type template parts from /partials/post-type/ to partials/cpt/ to prevent confusion - please check your child theme mods incase you were using these template parts in your child theme
  • The theme's global object $wpex_theme is now hooked into the 'template_redirect' action hook with a priority of 0 instead of 20 to prevent issues with plugins using custom templates - if you were making any child theme edits to this global class please have a double check to make sure there aren't any issues
  •  We updated the Total VC grid modules to move the custom ID to the outer wrap div so you can use it to target your filters and pagination as well. Please check any customizations done using these custom ID's
  •  With the new singular.php file we had to update partials/blog/blog-single-layout.php if you made any edits to this file please edit it and add the article wrap like we did in the latest version
  • It seems that the Event's calendar doesn't support the singular.php file yet so if you have any layout issues make sure you have set the Display option to "Default Events Template"
  • Added New singular.php template file (introduced in WordPress 4.3.0)
  • Added New “Navbar” style mobile menu toggle button – example
  • Added New “Plain Text” theme button style – example
  • Added Options to the VC grid modules (portfolio, blog, post type, staff grid) so you can alter the entry design – example
  • Added Ability to link to any Total VC grid module (portfolio, staff, testimonials, blog) filter item – example – use new filter ‘vcex_grid_filter_url_param’ to change the default url param that is checked (if you want to translate ‘filter’ to something else or if it’s conflicting)
  • Added Option in the Theme Panel to disable the “Typography” settings incase you want to use a 3rd party plugin or CSS for this and slim down the theme
  • Added Option in the Theme Panel to disable the “Custom Widgets” added by the theme if you don’t want or need to use them
  • Added New “Category Tag” overlay style – example – this is added after the image and positioned absolutely so its easy to tweak with custom CSS if you want to have it under the image instead
  • Added Ability to add nofollow to links when using the Font Awesome social widget (via the theme filter) – see updated docs
  • Added Highlighting support to the Visual Composer navbar module when using it for local-scrolling links
  • Added Ability to disable the slider ability on WooCommerce products and use lightbox instead via theme filter – learn how here
  • Added Text-align options to the Categories Grid VC module
  • Added Ability to alter the breadcrumbs home link via the ‘wpex_breadcrumbs_args’ filter – see snippet
  • Added Ability to alter the milestone decimal format via the wpex_localize theme filter – see snippet
  • Added New filters for altering the button styles for blog & post type archives – see snippet
  • Added Appear Animation option to the Total Heading module
  • Added New filter “vcex_grid_default_title_tag” so you can easily alter the default title tag for the Portfolio Grid, Staff Grid, Testimonials Grid, Post Types Grid and Blog Grid VC modules – see snippet
  • Added Local scroll ability to the Visual Composer Single image link – guide
  • Added Search form to the “Toggle” mobile menu style – can be removed via PHP or CSS if you don’t want it
  • Added New filters for altering Total VC grid module wrap classes, grid classes and grid data
  • Added New Mailchimp Newsletter widget
  • Added New Instagram Grid custom widget
  • Added New Facebook page widget
  • Added New About widget
  • Added RTL CSS for WooCommerce
  • Added “Pause on Hover” to the theme carousels
  • Added New css file for some small gravity forms tweaks. The gravity forms CSS file will only load if the gravity forms shortcode is used on the current page
  • Added Ability to set the blog post heading to the first category of the post – screenshot
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_page_header_title_args’ to easily alter the page header title (html_tag, string, schema_markup) – see snippet
  • Added Declared global variable for various classes in the theme to make it possible to remove filters and actions from these classes via child themes
  • Added Option for automatic lightbox for images inserted into the Visual Composer text module or in a standard post – screenshot – disabled by default
  • Added “fn” class around vcard author data on the entry meta
  • Added “Post Video” Visual Composer grid module so you can display the video defined in the Total page settings in your custom grids – screenshot
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_{post_type}_entry_overlay_style’ so you can add overlay styles to your custom post type entries – see snippet
  • Added New options in the theme Panel to quickly disable all Google services used in the theme (Google Fonts) – can also be defined using the theme filter “wpex_disable_google_services” – see snippet
  • Added Responsive text support to the Visual Composer Total Heading module – enabled by default but can be disabled for any item via the settings and a new filter was added “wpex_vcex_heading_min_font_size” to define your site wide minimum font size for the text which is 21px (default size as declared in the css file) – also the “wpex-responsive-txt” class can be added anywhere in your site to make use of the new feature
  • Removed Template files page.php, single.php, single-other.php, single-standard.php, single-portfolio.php, single-staff.php and single-testimonials.php – theme uses new singular.php file introduced in WP 4.3.0. If you are using the old template files in your child theme they should still work as before though
  • Removed Extra / character in framework/visual-composer/shortcodes/blog_grid.php line 731
  • Removed “Triangle” on checkout payment type box that WooCommerce added in a recent update
  • Removed Default Visual Composer templates to slim things down and also because they aren’t very nice 🙁 Will probably create our own default templates in upcoming updates
  • Removed Sticky Header Shrink Logo Height option from the customizer the theme will calculate an appropriate size via javascript. You can still control the exact size though via the localize_array theme filter
  • Removed Theme filter ‘wpex_global_theme_object’ because it can cause some issues best to use the individual filters inside the WPEX_Global_Theme_Object class
  • Removed VC Custom Heading template part in vc_templates folder because we aren’t making any changes to the file anymore since many updates ago
  • Updated Visual Composer and added fully support for VC 4.8.1
  • Updated Revolution Slider to version 5.1
  • Updated Templatera to version 1.1.6
  • Updated Theme Panel design to be slimmer and more user friendly (inspired by JetPack) – screenshot
  • Updated Complete overhaul of custom post type entries (please see important notice) which allows for much greater optimization in the future via theme filters
  • Updated The Order settings in various custom widgets and added new Orderby option
  • Updated Total VC modules to move the custom ID to the outer wrap div so you can use it to target your filters and pagination as well
  • Updated Total VC grid modules to use the VC CSS parameter for design options instead of multiple fields – example
  • Updated Customizer styles output loop to speed things up on the front-end significantly by checking the global $wpex_theme_mods var instead of using get_theme_mod to check each setting
  • Updated Retina.js to look for retina versions ONLY if defined using data-at2x or data-retina-true to prevent 404 errors in the browser. This must be enabled via Theme Panel > Image sizes – screenshot
  • Updated Main menu walker so that local-scroll links will never have the current-menu item class added on load – was using javascript previously but creates a nasty “flash” on site load
  • Updated Columns so the styles removed in Total 3.0.0 will actually be moved to the “classes” field when you edit the column so your design should remain the same as before
  • Updated CSS for the “address” type so it’s not smaller then the default body font size
  • Updated Title on the WooCommerce “Order Received” page to say “Order Received” instead of “Checkout”
  • Updated The font awesome social widget so when you add new options via the theme filter you don’t have to remove and re-add the widget in order for them to show up
  • Updated Comment reply text to just say “reply” instead of “reply to this message”
  • Updated Page Header Title to display the Post Type name in the header for the
  • Updated Page header title for the Events Calendar single events because it was showing the event title which is a duplicate of the title in the post already
  • Updated Total Button to add new “On click action” field
  • Updated Moved the “wpex-mobile-menu-fixed-top” element outside of the #wrap div to before the outer-wrap right after the body tag
  • Updated Made some javascript optimizations in the functions.js file
  • Updated The wpex_post_series_query_args filter because it was targeting the query and not the arguments – sample snippet
  • Updated The way the Overlay Header works by adding a new overlay-header-wrap div around the header and main content this will allow you to have the topbar and any other content you want before the header without causing issues with the overlay and allowing the sticky header to function correctly when the topbar is enabled or other content is added via the theme hooks before the header
  • Updated Modern Menu widget border colors to match other border colors in the theme (#eee instead of #ddd)
  • Fixed Issues with the Toggle mobile menu style when using it together with the Overlay Header
  • Fixed Issues with the Visual Composer mobile column settings
  • FixedDouble h1 tag on custom post types
  • Fixed Issue with local-scroll not working when using the new methods and linking from another page
  • Fixed RTL.css issues and rtl.css file now loads right before responsive stylesheet so it overwrite other file’s css easier
  • Fixed Alt titles on the WooCommerce categories thumbnails
  • Fixed Issue with social in the topbar not displaying in “minimal” style by default
  • Fixed Local Scroll not working in Safari
  • Fixed Positioning of vertical social sharing when using the left-sidebar
  • Fixed Issue when setting mobile sidebar menu to open dropdowns when clicking the link it wouldn’t let  you click on the actual dropdown items
  • Fixed Issue with filter links not centering in the blog grid VC module
  • Fixed Active filter category not working for the Blog Grid VC module
  • Fixed Image out of place in the WPML language switcher
  • Fixed Breadcrumbs so they come after the page subheading and not before it
  • Fixed WooCommerce product issue where if you don’t have a featured image but you do have 1 gallery item it was showing the placeholder image and not the gallery image
  • Fixed LocalScroll offset not including the WordPress toolbar when enabled
  • Fixed Issue with Staff Grid (and other VC grid modules) not being able to show all categories
  • Fixed Auto focus on header search when clicking the search icon
  • Fixed Issue with Visual Composer not working with Templaterawhen updating to VC 4.8
  • Fixed Issue with shrink header not working when page transitions is enabled
  • Fixed Issue with the Under Construction page not working as it should

v3.1.1 - October 6, 2015

Important: Please update your Visual Composer to version 4.7.2 which is included in the theme by as instructed in the docs. There is an important security fix added.

Notice: We've enhanced and optimized the local scroll function as mentioned in the changelog below. Please have a look at the updated docs for creating a local scroll menu. You DO NOT have to update your site, your previous setup should work exactly the same, but if you want to optimize things we recommend updating.
  • Added New option to the Customizer under “Footer” for “Fixed Footer”. This setting will not “fix” your footer per-se but will add a min-height to your #main container using javascript (that will update on window resize) to keep your footer always at the bottom of the page (highly requested feature). This setting will be disabled by default and it has also been added to the footer builder admin page
  • Added New item to localized array to allow you to alter the Sidebar mobile menu so users can click on the whole link to toggle the item and not just the arrow. See the new snippet here
  • Added New “Business Info” Widget – preview on the Corporate demo footer
  • Added New “Google Map” widget
  • Added Link to Visual Composer changelog from changelog page
  • Added CSS tab to the Total button VC module
  • Added New wrapper inside the portfolio entries “portfolio-entry-inner” that surrounds image and content for use with custom design edits and upcoming new “grid styles”
  • Added New filter for the Yoast breadcrumbs so if you define your portfolio, blog, staff, testimonials pages in the Customizer they will be added to the breadcrumbs trail just like the native theme breadcrumbs
  • Added New helper function wpex_parse_obj_id() which returns the correct ID for any object after passing through WPML’s icl_object_id function
  • Added New option to the Theme Panel to enable/disable the “Post Edit” links (Edit this page – Edit with Visual Composer)
  • Added Ability for the theme to local-scroll to any element from external parts of the site. For example if you are using the local-scroll class in your menu items when on another page if you click on it it will go to that page then scroll to it smoothly
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_post_title_height’ to globally change the header height for the background style page title
  • Added Option to enable/disable video embeds for standard blog post entries
  • Added Borders to the custom menu widget when inserted into the footer
  • Added Option to alter the scroll to top arrow and arrow size
  • Added Italic option to Total Heading VC module
  • Added A bit more padding to buttons in the contact form 7 when using full-width
  • Updated Visual Composer
  • Updated Templatera
  • Updated LocalScroll functions to be better optimized and added new option to the the Visual Composer rows to define the “Local Scroll ID” which is better then using a standard ID because now the theme can update the window url hashtag and you can link to local scroll links from other urls and animate nicely when using the local-scroll class
  • Updated Cart upsells to display add to cart button
  • Updated Footer Reveal function to run after site load to prevent bugs with masonry grids or other javascript elements loaded on the page
  • Updated Post Type Editor (portfolio, staff, testimonials) so for the icon dropdown you can now select “Default” as an option and if any fields are empty they will save as empty and fallback to the original values
  • Updated Theme Panel so modules that are enabled by default aren’t saved in the theme_mods to slim down the theme_mods in the database – you can re-save your options in the Theme Panel for it to take affect on your site. You can open Theme Panel > Import/Export to see the difference before/after
  • Updated Footer builder so if you save a page as the footer then reset it it’s not storing an empty value in the theme_mods
  • Updated Footer builder to allow support for the reveal footer when using it
  • Updated Footer Reveal to use opacity for default hiding to allow for javascript functions to run correctly prior to displaying the footer
  • Updated Footer Reveal so it’s disabled if the footer is taller then the browser window which would cause issues with it not being visible completely
  • Updated Total Grid module filter javascript code to be a bit more optimized and updated core isotope script to version 2.2.2
  • Updated The way author avatars are added to the blog entries (when enabled) to fix some layout issues causes by the Total 3.0.0 update when the title was separated from the meta – please check any customizations you made to it since we removed the “header-with-avatar” classname and added the “entry-has-avatar” class instead
  • Removed Update notice for the Visual Composer on the front-end because it seemed to confuse a lot of customers for some reason
  • Removed Unneeded descriptions from custom widgets to slim down translation files
  • Fixed But where the Total VC custom heading module was adding the local-scroll-link class to links so they weren’t clickable
  • Fixed Spacing between the variation data listing on the WooCommerce cart for variable products
  • Fixed Issue With WooCommerce cart showing wrong thumbnail when adding a variation to the cart
  • Fixed Left/right arrows on the “Parade” iLightbox skin on mobile devices
  • Fixed Issue where the blog post tile wouldn’t display when the blog page header was set to display the post title. To disable the title now you will have to use the builder blocks
  • Fixed Carousel “flash” on chrome with the Total Carousel VC modules
  • Fixed Local Scroll issues when using Header style 2,3,4 or when the topbar was enabled
  • Fixed Missing 404 page content

v3.1.0 - September 29, 2015

  • Added New item to the theme’s script localization – shrinkHeaderHeight – so you can alter the default header shrink height via a child theme modification
  • Added Option to Image Grid module to disable the Gallery function of the lightbox
  • Added Option to alter the main border-bottom color for the heading with bottom accent color style
  • Updated Visual Composer to latest version
  • Updated Templatera to latest version
  • Updated Moved footer reveal javascript to run after masonry grids to prevent a bug
  • Updated Header 6 (vertical header) to use an auto overflow instead of “scroll” to prevent scrollbars from being visible always
  • Removed CSS transition on main logo to prevent “jump” on retina devices
  • Fixed Bug with sticky menu on header style 2,3 and 4 causing an extra 1 pixel below it
  • Fixed Issue where some people couldn’t update their Visual Composer via the dashboard
  • Fixed Issue with Google fonts not loading thin – 100,200 fonts
  • Fixed Issue with icons going outside the container on the icon boxes at times due to 0px line height
  • Fixed Issue where you couldn’t dismiss the Recommended plugin’s notice
  • Fixed Issue With callout not working when using the footer-builder
  • Fixed Issue where you couldn’t hide the search in the nav when using header style 6

v3.0.9 - September 24, 2015

  • Updated Visual Composer to version 4.7.2
  • Updated Portfolio VC Grid module so if you are using lightbox and an item has an oEmbed video it will open it in the lightbox
  • Updated Icon Box and Teaser box VC modules to output inline JS when using the equal-height-content class so you can see the equal heights in the front-end editor
  • Updated If the Visual Composer is outdated you can NOT dismiss the recommended plugin notice anymore because that’s used to run the plugin update
  • Updated Moved the theme’s built-in breadcrumbs into it’s own class “WPEX_Breadcrumbs” instead of the function wpex_breadcrumbs()
  • Removed Button on the Visual Composer update notice because clicking it was causing the auto updates not to work.
  • Fixed Issues with breadcrumbs under the title style not working when using Yoast SEO
  • Fixed Breadcrumbs title on the shop page
  • Fixed Cart link in breadcrumbs when using WPML
  • Fixed Missing itemprop on the end title for the breadcrumbs which was showing an error in structured data validation
  • Fixed Undefined variable: border_color debug notice in vcex_icon_box.php on line 152
  • Fixed Icon alignment on icon boxes when using the custom width/height settings
  • Fixed Javascript error when user had links on the page that didn’t have an href attribute
  • Fixed Issue with Toggle Menu colors not working when using the “Fixed Site Top” toggle button style
  • Fixed Content not centered/full-width when using the Full-Width row and centered content
  • Fixed Issue where you couldn’t alter the icon color for the Visual Composer FAQ’s when using the “default” style
  • Fixed Some small errors showing up in the Google structured data testing tool
  • Fixed Local scroll animation for the Woo product “reviews” link under the post title

v3.0.8 - September 16, 2015

  • Added Basic support for the Sensei plugin
  • Added Ability to “link” staff members to WP usernames, currently it is used only for the blog post about the author bio avatar and link – see docs here
  • Added Ability to display the mobile menu toggle under the main logo and centered, this way you don’t have to use the max-width settings for the logo and you can keep your logo big 😉 Settings screenshot
  • Added Missing option to enable/disable social sharing for WooCommerce
  • Added New Key to the wpex_localize array “headerFiveSplitOffset” so you can change the offset of the centered logo in header 5 (aka move it spaces to the left of right)
  • Added Ability to display the post or page title or a custom field when using the Visual Composer Heading module – useful when replacing your page header
  • Added Custom class field for the Heading VC module
  • Added Width and Height fields to the social links module so you can give the links the exact size you want and prevent issues with smaller icons like the Facebook icon
  • Added Fallback to prevent issues when users save their custom post type options with an empty name
  • Updated CSS output so when you add a custom background or color to the site and are using the full-width template it removes the default header background so you can see the background through it
  • Updated Sidebar Mobile Menu searchbar color so it also replaces the focus color on the input and the search icon color
  • Updated Header Top/Bottom paddings so it affects the header overlay style as well
  • Updated Visual Composer to version 4.7.1.1
  • Updated Slider Revolution to version 5.0.8.5
  • Updated Notice for outdated Visual Composer so it displays a different notice for non-logged in or non-admin users (generic under maintenance notice) while it will display a more useful notice to logged in users.
  • Update The typography settings for the row to affect basic h1,h2,h3,h4 headings
  • Removed Visual Composer custom design tab even when “VC Theme Mode” is disabled because the theme uses custom elements for the row spacing/margin and custom styles for VC element defaults it can cause conflicts when editing these settings. You can always re-enable it via a simple filter (wpex_remove_vc_design_options) in your child theme if really wanted – but you’ve been warned!
  • Fixed Issue with missing string translations in WPML and Polylang
  • Fixed Theme Panel design issues in Safari
  • Fixed Issue with the copyright area still displaying (footer bottom) when using the Footer builder – it should be hidden. The theme will now remove ALL actions added to the footer hooks
  • Fixed Line Height issue with the Icon Boxes when giving them a fixed width/height and not defining a px value
  • Fixed Bug with the sidebar toggle menus not working correctly
  • Fixed Z-index bug with the Togglebar content
  • Fixed Menu Button going outside the menu in Header One when set as the last item of the menu without the search/woo icons active
  • Fixed Issue where mobile menu toggle would still display even if the main menu isn’t defined
  • Fixed Bug in firefox causing local scroll links to not highlight until they were 1 pixel past the element
  • Fixed Bug where after disabling Yoast breadcrumbs you still couldn’t use the default them breadcrumbs
  • Fixed Issue with the wpex_has_readmore filter not working correctly

v3.0.7 - September 11, 2015

  • Added Fix for the single image module in the Visual Composer so if you previously had a custom link added when you click to edit the module it will auto select the “Custom” option from the “Onclick” setting
  • Added Filter to the social sharing links “wpex_social_share_url” so you can alter the URL if needed
  • Added Function that will reset the plugin recommendation when updating the plugin to make sure customers are informed of updated plugins
  • Updated Slider Revolution Plugin
  • Updated Visual Composer single image to make use of the lightbox image sizes defined at Theme Panel > Image Sizes
  • Updated Re-added option to alter site-layout via the page settings
  • Updated Changelog page design to include more spacing and borders
  • Updated The Front-end editor so when you select equal height columns it will display in the front-end editor
  • Updated The Custom login admin theme panel options page and fixed a couple settings
  • Fixed Issue where pricing tables were adding the local-scroll class when not needed
  • Fixed Spacing issue when using the stretch row option. The “center row” setting will hide now if you have enabled stretch row since it’ not needed
  • Fixed Issue with the auto updates not working
  • Fixed Fatal error: Call to undefined function wpex_has_callout() error notice if using the deprecated function in a child theme
  • Fixed Issue with missing loading text from the page animations
  • Fixed Issue with the VC blog grid not showing videos
  • Fixed Another small bug with the VC row and column min-height
  • Fixed Layout issue with checkboxes in the WooCommerce checkout
  • Fixed Little design bug with missing padding on the top-bar on mobile when there isn’t any social items

v3.0.6 - September 9, 2015

  • Added Search ability to the custom css and custom js panels
  • Updated Increased the height of the custom CSS and custom JS panels
  • Fixed Issue with min-height not working on the Visual Composer rows do to extra quote mark in the code
  • Fixed Issue with missing footer callout when using the footer builder
  • Fixed Issue with max-width not working on the logo in Firefox
  • Fixed Social sharing heading still showing even when vertical position is enabled
  • Fixed Issue with not being able to disable the lightbox title for the image slider
  • Fixed Bug with the Skins admin not being removed after re-saving as the Base skin
  • Fixed Issue with search icon still showing in the header in the Overlay Header style even when disabled
  • Fixed Issue with the custom breadcrumbs title text not working
  • Fixed Z-index issue with the overlays on the row video background preventing them from showing up over the video
  • Fixed Issue with custom accent color not being applied to menu buttons
  • Fixed Bug where post metaboxes didn’t properly enqueue wp-color-picker
  • Removed Default hash-tag that was added on local-scroll events due to a firefox bug 🙁 working on a better solution for this, can still be re-enabled though via a filter
  • Removed Extra option “Blog Entries” in the Customizer under the Social Share section

v3.0.5 - September 4, 2015

  • Fixed Issue with custom actions adding a p tag
  • Fixed Issue when saving the Customizer manager that breaks the Customizer causing it to say “on” for the various sections
  • Fixed Issue with custom actions auto adding paragraph tags

v3.0.0 - September 3, 2015

Important: Version 3.0 is a big update. We have tested and re-tested everything and paid close attention to prevent any issues when updating your site, however, if you have made a lot of customizations to the theme you may come across some small "issues" do to the changing of classnames or theme functions. I recommend you update when you have the time to sit down and check to make sure everything is 100%. And of course if you run into any issues, please let me know so we can help you out!
  • Removed Important: “Skins” have been deprecated. If you already had a custom skin (not base) active it will still load on the front-end and you can still go to the theme panel to alter your skin. We’ve done this to allow us to further extend the theme in the future without being held back by this functionality and to slim down some of the theme bloat to speed things up. New customizer settings have been added so you can still achieve similar styles as the old skins. And the skins functionality can always be re-enabled via filter hooks.
  • Removed Important: Custom header height option because it can cause a lot of conflicts, please use the top/bottom paddings to adjust your header height
  • Removed Important: Theme customizations made to the Separator With Text Visual Composer module. The Visual Composer plugin developer made significant changes to this module which causes a lot of conflicts with the built-in styles that were being added by the Total theme. In order to prevent issues now and in the future we thought it would be best to remove our edits completely and provide you with a new “Heading” module exclusive for Total with many great options and also some of the same “skins” included previously in the seperator with text module – http://cl.ly/image/1F2g2r0o0g0e – this was a CRUCIAL update and I am sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused. If you want to revert to the old styles here is a plugin you can use.
  • Update Important: Big edits have been made to the Visual Composer rows template file at Total/vc_templates/vc_row.php if you edited this file at all via a child theme please update it. This was a crucial update to support all new VC functions and for the new “fluid” theme layout
  • Updated IMPORTANT: Changed option to display WooCommerce price in the menu cart so you can select to display the cart total price or the cart total items. If you previously had the setting enabled to display the cart amount you’ll need to re-save this option
  • Update Huge update to the Customizer to speed things up even more. Added active callback functions to show/hide customizer settings accordingly. Moved a few customizer options around also so they make more sense and are located exactly where you should expect to see them. Added new filters and moved all styling options into the main customizer class to allow you to easily add/remove any option via a child theme or extend the Total customizer class via plugins!
  • Added Ability to update the Visual Composer and Slider Revolution via the WP admin when updating the theme without having to delete and re-install or override via FTP via the same “recommended plugins” notice box
  • Added Schema.org markup via a new function “wpex_schema_markup” can be removed easily via the Theme Panel if you don’t want it
  • Added Many new options to the various Total Visual Composer modules
  • Added New Theme Panel page called “Custom Actions” so you can easily add HTML and/or PHP to any theme hook, yay!
  • Added New “Changelog” admin page so you can keep track of the latest version – it pulls the latest changelog from our website so it will always be up to date
  • Added Support for the Visual Composer Parallax Background, Youtube Background, Design tab, Full-Height row…and more!
  • Added Header Style 5 which is a centered inline logo
  • Added New mobile toggle button style that is fixed at the top of the site instead of the default mobile menu icons inside the header
  • Added Custom JS panel
  • Added New mobile menu style “Full Screen Overlay” (black or white options)
  • AddedSupport for shortcodes in the VC pricing table custom button setting
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_ms_global_menu’ so you can use it to display the same menu across a whole multisite network defined by the parent site
  • Added Sanitization for the logo max-width settings so if a px or % isn’t defined it will fallback to a px value
  • Added New filter “wpex_check_more_tag” which returns a boolean whether the entry should display the trimmed excerpt always or check for the more tag, default is true
  • Added New filter “wpex_woo_product_slider” can be used to show or disable the image slider for single WooCommerce products. Useful to display a slider for variable products where by default it doesn’t
  • Added New classes “”entries”, “entry”, “entry-media” and “entry-details” throughout the theme (loops and vc modules) so I can create global styles and trim down the css significantly – please double check your site, custom CSS may need updating
  • Added The classname “format-video” to non standard post type entries that have a video defined via the meta options
  • Added New classname “has-media” to entries via the post_class filter if they have a thumbnail or a video defined
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_header_aside_content’ for altering the header aside content
  • Added New filter “wpex_header_supports_aside” for showing/hiding the header aside content
  • Added Conditional around main menu wrapper so if the menu location isn’t defined it won’t output the menu
  • Added Option to enable/disable the heading on the horizontal social sharing style
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_toggle_bar_content_id’ for greater control over the toggle bar content
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_post_slider_classes’ so you can apply custom classes to the main post slider wrapper (useful for adding visibility classes or custom styles)
  • Added ID to the footer builder wrap
  • Added New option for the sidebar mobile menu to disable the “displacement” so that it simply overlays on top of the site
  • Added Option to enable/disable the “Customizer” panel (where you can enable/disable Customizer items)
  • Added Option to rows for “max-width”
  • Added New filters “wpex_togglebar_icon_class” and “wpex_togglebar_icon_active_class” so you can change the toggle bar default and active font-awesome classes
  • Added New filter and function ‘wpex_register_theme_mod_strings’ that returns the array of all theme_mod strings to be registered with WPML and Polylang
  • Added Custom styles for the WooCommerce and WordPress Widget Visual Composer icons so they look better and use Font-Awesome icons instead of images
  • Added Option to disable next/previous links on single blog posts
  • Added Offset setting to the Portfolio Grid VC module
  • Added Option to the Categories Grid VC module so you can display parent categories only
  • Added Missing parameters to the polylang_switcher shortcode
  • Added Link target (self/blank) option to the Social Links VC module
  • Added Ability to specify Google Font subsets for fonts in the Customizer Typography settings
  • Added Ability to use the staff social links outside the single staff post and added a field so you can select the staff member the links are for
  • Added Option to select the “style” of the staff social links (default, minimal, flat, 3d..etc)
  • Added New function and filter wpex_social_button_styles to use throughout the theme for any social button output (social sharing, social profiles..etc)
  • Added Instagram to list of staff social profiles
  • Added Yelp to social widget, topbar and social links VC module
  • Added Tripadvisor to the Top Bar social options
  • Added Button styles to the navbar VC module and options for font-size and custom color
  • Added Button styles and colors for the Total VC grid filters and font size option
  • Added New Image size option “Shop Thumbnail” that is used for the widgets and the shop dropdown
  • Added Ability to select a default category for Total VC grid modules filter links and to hide the “all” link
  • Added Option to the customizer called “Flush Dropdowns” that makes your navigation dropdowns flush against the header without having to use a fixed header height like before 😉
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_styling_options’ so you can easily add new styling options to the customizer
  • Added New Option for menu dropdown styles with 2 new options “minimal” and “black”
  • Added Option to the milestone to prevent the animation
  • Added New filter to alter the back to top button scroll speed
  • Added New Image Overlay Styles
  • Added Option to the Customizer for a full-width header
  • Added Icon option the the Total VC heading module
  • Added New Yoast ‘yoast-seo-breadcrumbs’ theme support
  • Added New “White” lightbox skin
  • Added Offset option to the Total VC modules where applicable
  • Added Ability to set pages to full-screen layout by default
  • Added Option to change the search style from the default left-thumbnail to display the same way as your blog
  • Added New helper classname “offset-overlay-header” which you can use to add padding to a row or content inside a row used for the Overlay Header style and theme’s javascript will apply padding to the top of it to offset the overlay header logo and menu items
  • Added More javascript to the page settings metaboxes to show/hide conditional settings
  • Added New image size option in the Image Sizes panel for your lightbox images
  • Added Option to the customizer under Layout > General so you can define a max-width for your site
  • Added Fix so when scrolling over the mobile sidebar menu it won’t scroll the main site
  • Added Overlay to fade out the main content when clicking on the sidebar mobile menu
  • Added New body class for WPML users ‘wpml-language-‘. ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE’ so you can make language specific CSS edits to your site when using WPML
  • Added Slight grow animation when the cart/search overlays are opened
  • Added Javascript to close mobile menus when resizing the window past menu visibility breakpoint
  • Added Ability to display to add an ID number for your topbar content box or the top bar social alternative to pull content from that specific page ID instead
  • Added New social styles to the top bar social options
  • Added Sticky option for the TopBar
  • Added Ability to enter a page ID for your footer callout to display the content from that page instead
  • Added Fix to prevent scrolling of main body content while mobile menu is open
  • Added New parameter customSelects to the localize array so you can add/remove elements that should be given the custom selector – useful if you want to use custom selects with your custom plugins
  • Added New setting to enable/disable the searchbar on header two separate from the search icon in the navbar
  • Added Ability to enter a page ID into the header content aside field so you can display the content from a page in the header
  • Added Option to the theme panel to disable page animations completely if you don’t want to even load the class
  • Added Border-radius option for WooCommerce buttons in the Customizer
  • Added Font Family options to the Total VC milestone, feature box, teaser and icon box modules
  • Added Visibility Customizer option for the “header aside” content
  • Added Typography options for the WooCommerce product title
  • Added Borders to bbPress forum widgets that were missing them
  • Added Option to the Typography panel to load Google fonts in the footer after the body if you want to increase Google page speed score
  • Added Option to the Customizer so you can choose the image overlay style for your blog post entries
  • Added New filter (wpex_vc_row_custom_params) so you can remove any or all of the custom Visual Composer row params used in Total
  • Added Equal Column heights option to the VC row general settings
  • Added Options to change the toggle bar button Icons
  • Added Social share to the blog entry builder blocks
  • Added Option to the pricing table VC module so you can add local scroll to the button
  • Added IE9 stylesheet for IE9 fixes/tweaks
  • Removed Un-used CSS classes from the style.css file that were not actually being used by the theme
  • Removed VC Column “style” and “box shadow” settings
  • Removed Cover background image style that had been applied to the parallax backgrounds that made them stretch – can be re-added easily via a filter, ask me if you want it back
  • Removed Option to disable category descriptions and added a new setting to the Category Description Position called “hidden”
  • Removed “Category In Breadcrumbs” Customizer setting because it’s not really needed, most customers won’t ever use this and if you want to hide it it’s possible via a filter and also via CSS
  • Removed Setting in the Customizer to disable the meta for blog entries since it’s already added inside the blog entry builderR
  • Removed Partial template files at partials/blog/blog-entry-header.php and blog-single-header.php since it isn’t used anymore
  • Removed Tooltip from social icons – too oldschool
  • Removed The Visual Composer branding logo in the editor
  • Removed “Site Layout” meta option (can be re-added if you must have it via a child theme easily) because it was confusing customers
  • Removed Templatera notice to enable the Visual Composer
  • Removed Multiple of core framework functions – vcex_excerpt, vcex_get_excerpt, vcex_image_overlays, vcex_image_hovers, vcex_image_filters, vcex_visibility..etc
  • Removed Extra field “rounded” on the Single Image VC module. When updating your Single Image if you had the rounded setting enabled it will select the Round setting from the ‘style’ field instead
  • Removed Tracking code field from the theme panel. This can be added in “Custom Actions” in the wp_head or the wp_footer fields
  • Removed Tooltips from staff social links but can be re-added via the “wpex_tooltips_enabled” class
  • Removed WooCommerce template file at woocommerce/content-product_cat.php edits can now be done via filters
  • Removed Chevron from single product page add to cart button because it conflicts with the updated WooCommerce plugin
  • Removed Extra container around the main menu
  • Removed Overlay Header style bottom border due to the large amount of requests
  • Removed Text transform options from the newsletter VC module since you can enter custom text it’s just extra bloat
  • Removed Core customizer panels from the Total Customizer manager so you can only manage the theme’s panels/sections to prevent bugs and confusion
  • Removed Sticky Header if the topbar is enabled to allow for a better fixed header experience
  • Removed Extra main logo and logo retina javascript from being added to the page if a custom logo is defined for the header overlay
  • Removed A few customizer settings that we thought weren’t that important or they could already be adjusted via another setting or should be done via custom CSS
  • Removed Un-used custom customizer control classes
  • Removed Custom Revolution slider custom arrows design to support new Slider Revolution version
  • Update Important: Bottom Column margin is no longer applied to the “wpb_column” class but rather the “wpex-vc-column-wrapper” class to fix issues with the new design setting added to the callout and bootstrap negative margins
  • Updated Theme panel design
  • Updated Huge update to the way the customizer styling options output CSS so it’s better optimized
  • Updated Theme layout to be fluid so it uses percentages by default for the content/sidebar areas and has a max-width on the main wrapper so it looks good on all devices
  • Updated All Total Visual Composer modules to make use of new Visual Composer functions so when you insert a new module less parameters are added to the page so it’s smaller and can automatically pull defaults from the mapping function
  • Updated Moved the customizer entry/post builder options into the parent panels so they aren’t in their sections anymore
  • Updated Some element classnames throughout the site, please review your customizations
  • Updated Custom Header Background so it’s applied to the sticky header as well
  • Updated Cleaned up images folder and removed unused images
  • Updated The way the left thumbnail grids work – please double check your custom CSS
  • Updated Visual Composer Total module icons to use CSS and Font Icons instead of images
  • Updated Visual Composer left thumbnail grid style matches the widths used for the blog left thumbnail style
  • Updated CSS for quote post format entry so its global rather then having code for each blog style
  • Updated Blog entry and post titles to use em value’s for the titles
  • Updated Several customizer settings to have a default empty setting so if you modify things via a child theme it’s not confusing
  • Updated Re-named ‘wpex_has_overlay_header” function and filter to “wpex_has_overlay_header” for better consistency
  • UpdatedSeparated The Title & meta blocks from the blog entries so you can move them around
  • Updated Grid style blog now displays the author avatar if enabled
  • Updated Moved scroll to top options in the customizer to the General Options section instead of the footer section where it makes more sense
  • Updated Isotope script from version 2.1.0 to version 2.2.0
  • Updated Move LayerSlider custom css into it’s own file so you can remove it if you wanted to and also because most customers use RevSlider (it’s better)
  • Updated Some of the Visual Composer “add new module” pop-up window icons
  • Updated The Total button ‘vcex-button’ class was renamed to ‘theme-button’ and moved all button styles to the main style.css
  • Updated Re-named “vcex-rounded-images” class to “wpex-rounded-images”
  • Updated Re-named social sharing classes from social-share-buttons to wpex-social-share to prevent conflicts with 3rd party plugins
  • Updated Social share Facebook button to say “share” instead of “like”
  • Updated Code so polylang and WPML shortcodes are only registered if the corresponding plugins are enabled to slim down bloat
  • Updated The color button formats so they are flat instead of having that old school gradient and standardized their main styling with the default theme-button
  • Updated Font size and font-weight settings in the Testimonials slider now affects only the main content and not the author/company section
  • Updated Teaser margin settings are added outside of the background options so it makes more sense
  • Updated Teaser link instead of going around the image and the title there is now a link around each one seperately
  • Updated Border radius styles to include wpex prefix to prevent conflicts
  • Updated Multiple Global CSS classes to make them shorter and to include prefixes to prevent conflicts. Example font-eight-normal has been renamed to wpex-fw-normal
  • Updated Font Awesome social widget – renamed the widget classes and added TONS new styles for the social icons using the new global classes
  • Updated FontAwesome script
  • Updated Visual Composer pop-up window tabs to be smaller to fit tabs better
  • Updated Shop widget to make use of new “Shop Thumbnail” image size
  • Updated The Terms selector for Total VC modules to use the native VC ajax function instead pulling all terms on init
  • Updated Page Settings metabox to be better optimized so it’s not creating unnecessary hooks by using add_meta_boxes_{post-type}() instead of add_meta_boxes()
  • Updated Total VC Grid modules so the filter links are defined based on the terms include in the posts below to prevent the “flash” of categories that aren’t used on site load
  • Updated List item so you can leave the icon empty and it won’t display a default icon
  • Updated Shrink fixed header to animate on scroll instead of hiding and fading in
  • Updated Moved menu search options from the header tab to the menu tab in the customizer since it makes more sense
  • Updated Moved the Top Bar container outside the header so it’s independent from the header allowing users to disable the header but keep the topbar
  • Updated Page Title Settings so they affect various page styles instead not just the default
  • Updated Overlays to include some new animations, styles and to  use EM values instead of fixed pixels
  • Updated Renamed the “Menu” Customizer panel to “Navbar” to prevent confusion with the new WP 4.3.0 menus panel
  • Updated Testimonials arrow to use CSS and added options in the Customizer to change your testimonial background and color
  • Updated Overlay header to have a better design and is no longer fixed by a specific height so you can upload logos at any size. Also it now supports the shrink fixed header style for a smoother fixed header
  • Updated Overlay header search and cart menu items will both use the overlay styles by default even if your main header search style is set to dropdown
  • Updated Overlay Header mobile icons design
  • Updated Page Settings metabox to output CSS inline in the head instead of loading a new stylesheet and to do so conditionally to speed up the admin a bit
  • Updated Custom CSS panel to use Ace editor instead of code mirror which is less bloated and has a nicer UI to work with
  • Updated Overlays so they take on your custom lightbox settings when using them in various Total VC modules
  • Updated Moved mobile searchform into it’s own partial template file at partials/search/mobile-searchform.php for easier child theming
  • Updated Mobile search form to use a standard button for the icon that can be clicked to trigger the search
  • Updated The mobile sidebar javascript to be a little better optimized
  • Updated Screen reader text CSS
  • Updated Search Overlay icon to use font icon instead of an image and made it a button so you can click it
  • Updated Header search dropdown, overlay replace to use the get_search_form function to provide better compatibility for search related plugins
  • Updated Disabled sticky header function for mobile devices when the mobile menu is set to toggle to prevent issues
  • Updated The topbar wrap no longer has a fixed height of 50px it uses padding instead and the social links are positioned absolutely. This will allow you to add multi-line custom content to the topbar by default
  • Updated Trimmed down the wpexLocalize array for js functions to include only what’s really needed
  • Updated Pre code styling so it’s nicer
  • Updated Breadcrumbs to use a home icon by default for the home link instead of home text
  • Updated Play overlay icon overly on the image grid for video items
  • Updated Renamed the filter wpex_header_search_style to wpex_menu_search_style to keep the menu search icon separate from the header search used in header 2 and new future header styles
  • Updated Toggle mobile menu style is now animated but animation can be disabled if you wish by altering the value of animateMobileToggle using the wpex_localize_array filter
  • Updated When clicking on a local scroll link it will update the window hashtag – can be disabled via a filter though if you don’t like this
  • Updated The wpex_theme_hooks function to return an array divided by the various theme parts
  • Updated Renamed the “Fixed Header” section in the customizer to “Sticky Header”
  • Updated Image Slider to prevent initial animation on site load
  • Updated Added the “post series” options to the Customizer and added a few styling options for them
  • Updated The wpex_get_sidebar function so a sidebar area will never be empty and always revert to the default sidebar area. For example if the search results sidebar has widgets it will show those, otherwise it will show the default sidebar widgets
  • Updated Visual Composer single image module to support VC 4.7
  • Updated Custom heading VC module so you can now display the page or post title with it
  • Updated VC Single Image module to use the image alt or title attribute for your custom links title attribute for SEO reasons – formally the Single Image module with a link didn’t have any title attribute
  • Updated Footer callout moved from the wpex_hook_wrap_bottom hook to the wpex_hook_footer_before hook – so it can be included in the footer reveal
  • Updated The row typography settings so they aren’t so “harsh” and they only affect basic elements to prevent it from affecting buttons
  • Fixed Debug error when using the visibility setting for the skillbar
  • Fixed Layout issue with the Tour VC module when the text is too long to fit in the tab it will wrap into a new line
  • Fixed Issue where custom Row class is added to the wrapper div and the inner div. Now it’s only added to the main wrapper
  • Fixed Image Carousel custom links not working
  • Fixed Issue where you couldn’t center the single VC image if you were using one of the hover animations
  • Fixed Issue with missing lightbox styles on single blog posts when single lightbox is enabled
  • Fixed Option to exclude categories from the blog not working correctly
  • Fixed Deprecated notice for the Events Calendar plugin
  • Fixed Issue with header aside content not being translatable via WPML
  • Fixed Issue with “Design Options” not working for the footer builder (such as icon box backgrounds, paddings, margins…)
  • Fixed Local scroll highlight so that it takes into consideration the section padding
  • Fixed Incorrect product title font-size and weight from the last update
  • Fixed Issue where if the portfolio, staff or testimonials post types were being excluded from the search results (via customizer setting) you couldn’t use them in the total Post Grid or Post Thumbnails widgets
  • Fixed Issue with WordPress gallery not pulling the correct image size
  • Fixed Milestone spacing issue with the before/after spans
  • Fixed Issue with “Query by Author” not working for the Visual Composer post grid module
  • Fixed Issue where you couldn’t edit a row and the row content when using the self hosted video background via the front-end editor
  • Fixed Breadcrumbs to display all parent terms when viewing a taxonomy page
  • Fixed Icon Box hovers with backgrounds added via the CSS tab
  • Fixed Javascript for scroll speeds so they return correctly as intergers and not strings
  • Fixed Carousel flash/missing image during animation
  • Fixed Feature Box with match-height so you can see more of the image
  • Fixed Bug with empty custom excerpts sometimes returning an empty p tag
  • Fixed Line-height on buttons that are more then 1 line long
  • Fixed Gallery Metabox adding inline styles to all admin pages, now it’s added only as needed
  • Fixed Small white “flash” when opening the mobile sidebar menu in chrome
  • Fixed Javascript error in IE8 related to window.setTimeout
  • Fixed Bottom spacing being added to no-margin grids on mobile
  • Fixed Issue with single portfolio auto gallery using the wpex_blog_entry_thumbnail instead of the wpex_get_portfolio_post_thumbnail function
  • Fixed Issue with single staff auto gallery using the wpex_blog_entry_thumbnail instead of the wpex_get_staff_post_thumbnail function
  • Fixed Lightbox design issue on the single staff when auto media is enabled
  • Fixed Footer reveal issue when the window height is smaller or equal to the footer height
  • Fixed Issue with breadcrumbs showing after page subheadings when using the under title breadcrumbs style
  • Fixed Custom heading margin issue with Visual Composer update
  • Fixed Login page template responsive issues on iPhones
  • Fixed Design issue with the clean Total button on IE9

v2.1.4 - Jun 17, 2015

Important: This is just a quick update mostly to update the Visual Composer for a security vulnerability that was found in the prettyPhoto lightbox script. I have more updates coming soon in version 3.0.0 that is under development. Thank you for your patience!
  • Updated Visual Composer
  • Fixed Issue with image carousel links not working

v2.1.3 - June 1, 2015

  • Added New wrapper vcex-blog-entry-inner to the Blog Grid VC entries
  • Added Option for “Speed” for the page animations
  • Added Ability to display the title in the testimonials grid entries
  • Added Overlay Options to the Image Grid Total VC module
  • Added New “Magnifying Hover” overlay option (displays a magnifying glass icon on hover – example)
  • Added Link on the post series title to the post series archive
  • Added New value to options table called “total_version” so I can check what the previous version was for advanced updates
  • Added Custom admin notice nag to make sure users update the Visual Composer plugin after updating their theme
  • Added Support for Events Calendar Pro (in other words tested all the Pro functions and they work well with Total)
  • Added Started adding some “Help” tabs to the admin dashboard with some useful links to the docs
  • Added Javascript to detect mobile devices and adds a class to the body called “is-mobile-device”
  • Added Filter “wpex_placeholder_img_src” so you can change the placeholder image if wanted for the admin category thumbnail
  • Added Meta option to the post types slider module
  • Added Post Meta layout block for the single portfolio posts
  • Added Visibility setting to the VC “Heading” Module
  • Added Font-Smoothing support for Firefox not just Chrome when font-smoothing is enabled in the Customizer under the Typography settings
  • Added Sale tag to products in the WooCommerce carousel entry that are on sale
  • Removed Customizer settings to disable social share on staff/portfolio posts because it’s not included in the single builder option
  • Removed Image rendering VC settings – it’s just bloat
  • Removed Unused function wpex_get_first_term
  • Updated Better logic for the local scroll offset
  • Updated Mobile menu sidebar opens on the right side by default now
  • Updated Combined some CSS styles/classes to trim things down a bit
  • Updated Moved page animations CSS into it’s own CSS file to slim down style.css
  • Updated Total Image Grid, Image Carousel, Image Slider and Image Gallery modules to prevent duplicate images from being displayed and updated method for adding custom links to prevent any warning so even if there are too many links and not enough images it won’t show an error
  • Updated Typography output so it hooks into the wpex_head_css filter instead of the wp_head action hook
  • Updated Theme to make use of .entry-title class and slim down the css a bit and globalize things
  • Updated Single Image VC module so when “linking to large” version it actually opens the full image size
  • Updated Enabled the Calendar, Archives and TagCloud modules in the Visual Composer
  • Updated Re-named parallax and video background classes to prevent possible conflicts with plugins
  • Updated Post Type Slider arrows when caption is set to under the image to prevent layout issues
  • Updated Author bio to output shortcodes
  • Updated Icon Box does not use an h2 anymore for the default Icon
  • Fixed Issue when selecting “Default” in the Typography settings for the Body font it would still use and load Open Sans instead of pulling the default font from the theme’s CSS
  • Fixed Issue with missing “Add Category” button
  • Fixed Site background to be added to the body tag instead of the outer-wrap
  • Fixed Issue With the Under Construction function not redirecting correctly
  • Fixed Image overlays not working on staff carousel
  • Fixed Attachment page layout issues
  • Fixed Javascript error with header styles 3 or 4 when main menu isn’t defined
  • Fixed Spacing issue with the WordPress gallery when using the Front-End VC editor
  • Fixed CSS for the header search drodown form to use em instead of px for the font size and removed fixed input height so that the font updates accordingly when altering the main body font size
  • Fixed Issue with lightbox not working correctly on single portfolio items set to display the featured image automatically
  • Fixed Layout issues with 1/3 columns on grids in Firefox when using custom spacing between the columns and the masonry grid
  • Fixed Broken input when adding HTML into the Page Settings subheading field

v2.1.2 - May 11, 2015

  • Added Option to Theme Panel to remove the recommended plugins notice
  • Added Support for 7 columns for Total VC modules
  • Added Filter “wpex_footer_menu_location” so you can alter the footer menu location via a child theme
  • Added New function wpex_has_readmore() and filter ‘wpex_has_readmore’ so you can show/hide the read more button on blog posts based on advanced conditionals
  • Updated Sticky header function runs on window load instead of doc ready to make sure the whole site is loaded before the sticky header function runs
  • Updated Local scroll to hash (/#localscroll-ID) now runs on window ready to make sure all site elements are loaded prior to trying to scroll down to the section
  • Updated Shrink fixed header is disabled by default now
  • Updated Moved mobile toolbar in the mobile minimal lightbox skin to the bottom instead of the top
  • Removed All usage of wp_is_mobile since it conflicts with a lot of caching plugins
  • Fixed Issue with “blurry” parallax images on mobile devices when the mobile parallax was disabled
  • Fixed Sidebar style mobile menu issues on Samsung phones and some styling issues on all phones with having the menu at 100%
  • Fixed Lightbox js errors on touch devices
  • Fixed Bug with category background header image not displaying due to hook priority
  • Fixed Issue where the stretch row and content option would leave a 15px padding on the sides of the inner row
  • Fixed PHP error some users were getting “Call to undefined function wpex_get_post_layout()”
  • Fixed Issue with archive/category select widgets displaying screen-text
  • Fixed Issue with custom excerpts not escaping shortcodes that are manually added into text blocks in the Visual Composer
  • Fixed Javascript error on some versions of IE
  • Fixed Lightbox styles not working on WooCommerce with variations
  • Fixed Issue with MegaMenu main headings going outside the dropdown if they are too long, they will break into the next line now
  • Fixed Issue with retina logo going outside the container on the fixed “shrink” header if it was larger then 40px tall
  • Fixed Some small css bugs with the minimal lightbox skin caption
  • Fixed Issue with links not working for the manual font_awesome shortcode

v2.1.1 - May 6, 2015

  • Fixed Error in PHP 5.4 – sorry for not checking in this version prior to release 🙁 Please see the changelog for 2.1.0 below and the important notice, thanks!

v2.1.0 - May 6, 2015

Important: I added new settings in the Customizer for altering the layout of your portfolio and staff posts so please double check the settings to make sure it's setup how you want them to. For example if you had the Auto Media option enabled you will have to go into The Customizer and enable that section in the builder for it to work again. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is going to be much better for the future.
  • Added New function wpex_get_mod() to return theme mods stores in global $wpex_theme_mods and speed up the way the theme grabs theme settings (theme_mods) and reduce calls to the database
  • Added Page Animations – Customize > General > Page Animations
  • Added New “Categories Grid” (technically “Terms Grid” but named “Categories” for WP newbies to understand better) so you can display a grid of terms
  • Added Ability to give any custom taxonomy a thumbnail image which is stored in the “wpex_term_thumbnails” option
  • Added New Total “Search Bar” Total Visual Composer module with advanced styling options and search parameter support
  • Added New Total “Post Type Archive” Visual Composer module that will allow you to display posts exactly how they are outputted by the template files (for example display blog posts with the same design as defined in the Customizer or as tweaked via your child theme)
  • Added New Total “Heading” Visual Composer module that has more Google Font options, link option, etc.
  • Added “Image Gallery” metabox to other post types so if “Auto Media” is enabled it will display the gallery images on the post as a slider – so you can create portfolio items much quicker now!
  • Added Option to the Total Image Grid, Image Slider, Image Carousel and Image Gallery Slider modules so instead of selecting images you can display the images added in the “Image Gallery”, which should be very useful when creating templates with the Visual Composer or to keep your gallery images in a better location
  • Added Filter “wpex_social_share_sites” so you can re-order your social sharing sites
  • Added New file at partials/meta/meta-tribe_events.php
  • Added New file at partials/meta/meta-download.php
  • Added “Dots” to Total VC carousels to use for the navigation
  • Removed Scripts loaded by the Visual Composer already included in the theme to better optimize the front-end
  • Added carouselSpeed to the array of localized strings so you can tweak your carousel speed via the wpex_localize_array filter, default is 150
  • Added Aligntment option to the Total Navbar module
  • Added link parameter to the wpex_font_awesome_shortcode shortcode
  • Added New action hooks wpex_outer_wrap_before and wpex_outer_wrap_after
  • Added A couple dropcap styles – added also under “Formats” in the editor
  • Added New function wpex_get_sidebar_template to hook the get_sidebar function into so I could move the layout check out of the sidebar.php file and keep it inside a function and added the filter wpex_get_sidebar_template so if you want you can create sidebar-SOMETHIING.php files in your child theme and use the filter to display them accordingly
  • Added Landing Page Template that has the header and footer disabled by default for creating landing pages quicker
  • Added Function wpex_remove_actions() that you can use to remove all theme actions if wanted
  • Added Front-end, back-end and preview buttons for the footer builder and under construction admin pages so it’s quicker to edit things
  • Added “You searched for:” subheading for search results
  • Added New function wpex_placeholder_img_src() that returns a dummy image to use in the theme or that you can use for child mods
  • Added New php class “WPEX_Editor_Formats” and moved the code out of standard functions for adding the various “styles” to the post editor formats dropdown and added the ability to disable it via the Theme Panel
  • Added New configuration class WPEX_BBpress_Config for bbPress functions so it’s outside of the core theme functionality
  • Added New function wpex_global_obj() that returns the global $wpex_theme object
  • Added New partial template file at partials/footer/footer-builder.php and added a new wrapper class “footer-builder” around the “footer-builder-content” class for easier styling via CSS
  • Added Setting to the Theme Panel so you can completely disable the image sizes function and return full-size images for all post thumbnails
  • Added Setting to Theme Panel to remove the emoji scripts added by WordPress in 4.2
  • Added Placeholder image for WooCommerce products that displays the main image while the image slider loads so it doesn’t just show a blank space
  • Added New custom lightbox skin “Minimal” created specifically for Total
  • Added “Iframe” option for the Total button lightbox style
  • Added Builder options for the portfolio and staff items for enabling/disabling sections and moving them around, these can be hooked into via filters for adding additional content modules
  • Added Ability to display post title for portfolio and staff posts within the content which will then display the post type label in the page header instead
  • Added New filter “wpex_breadcrumbs_trail” so you can easily parse the output of the theme breadcrumbs
  • Added New filter “wpex_google_fonts_array” to add or remove Google Font options from the Customizer Typography settings and some Total VC modules
  • Added Font Family option to the Total button
  • Added New option to the mobile menu style called “Disabled” so you can display the native menu for mobile devices with a centered logo – great for creating a look like the “Married Demo
  • Removed HTML arrow on custom post type archive read more button to keep consistency with standard blog post entries (it’s just hidden, can be shown with css)
  • Removed Visual Composer welcome screen and redirection added in VC 4.5
  • Removed Support for wpex_add_custom_fonts() to add new fonts to the theme please use the wpex_google_fonts_array filter – docs have been updated.
  • Updated Theme mod name for custom WP gallery to be custom_wp_gallery_enable instead of custom_wp_gallery so it will have to be re-disabled if currently disabled – was important for consistancy
  • Updated The $vcex_global global variable to hold more arrays for use with Visual Composer modules and speed up the site
  • Updated Javascript so certain functions don’t run unless needed so it’s better optimized
  • Updated iLightbox show and hide speed to be faster and added the keys lightboxShowSpeed and lightboxHideSpeed to the localized strings so you can tweak it
  • Updated Javascript so the retina logo is added for windows with pixel width greater then or equal to 2 instead of just equal to 2. This should allow for the retina logo to display on devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus
  • Updated Footer bottom menu so the div is only added if the menu location is defined
  • Updated How the Google fonts are added to the site so that they are enqueued so you can easily dequeue them via child themes if needed
  • Updated Main dropdown arrows are now disabled by default so when you import sample data the header doesn’t look bad
  • Updated File at partials/meta/meta.php to use a foreach loop so you can easily customize the order of your meta output and removed unneeded code
  • Updated Total VC carousels so if the number of items displayed is not enough for a carousel it hides the arrows
  • Updated Custom post types (3rd party) single posts to look more like the default blog with the post type name in the page header and the post title and meta inside the post – to keep consistency
  • Updated SliderPro layers module with a fix to prevent additional hideLayers call
  • Updated Faster animation speed for the WooCommerce single product slider
  • Updated Changed mobile menu toggle to run on click instead of touchstart to see if it fixes a bug
  • Updated Cleaned up framework/classes/ folder. No need to have all classes inside folders unless they require multiple files
  • Updated Body background now applied to the “outer-wrap” element instead so it can work well with the page animations
  • Updated Theme Panel slugs and added new constant “WPEX_THEME_PANEL_SLUG” to make things flow a bit better
  • Updated Theme Panel to clean things up a bit and also added a conditional so the Visual Composer settings won’t display
  • Updated Post Metabox settings to save images using the “ID” instead of the URL
  • Updated Favicons admin panel to store favicons using the “ID” instead of the URL
  • Updated Custom Login admin panel to store favicons using the “ID” instead of the URL
  • Updated Lightbox galleries can now be scrolled infinitely (aka when you reach the last image it goes back to the first)
  • Updated Lightbox stylesheet loads conditionally now only when needed
  • Updated Renamed the id for the sidebar widget icons option to fix a bug with WordPress not saving the option
  • Updated Skillbars to animate once scrolled to instead of on page load
  • Fixed “Flash” that would happen in chrome in the Total VC carousels and sliders
  • Fixed Issue with social sharing not working on portfolio posts
  • Fixed bbpress login form input background
  • Fixed Javascript errors when header is disabled
  • Fixed Line-Height issue with WooCommerce cart titles during fixed header
  • Fixed Logo position issue with sticky header when fixed header height is defined
  • Fixed Issue with mobile menu dropdowns not working on mobile menu alternative that should have been fixed last update, but I guess it wasnt 🙁
  • Fixed Issue with button links not working in the Visual Composer, you must update included Visual Composer plugin (even if the version number remains the same, the fix is there)
  • Fixed Misspelling for “Instagram” for the topbar social icons
  • Fixed Mobile issues with the Post Types Slider on phones
  • Fixed Issue with post series not rendering like standard blog posts
  • Fixed Videos not displaying in blog gallery format sliders (you can add a video to any image and it will show that video in the slider instead of the image)
  • Fixed Bug with missing media in the left-thumbnail style blog entries
  • Fixed PHP error for related portfolio items when post was set to full-screen
  • Fixed Issue with the Icon Box hover not applying to the entire icon box when padding is added via the design tab
  • Fixed Array of standard webfonts for use with Typography options, if your fonts don’t look after updating, please check your Typography settings
  • Fixed Bug with portfolio entry excerpt length not working
  • Fixed Issue with retina logo displaying too large

v2.0.2 - April 23, 2015

  • Added White hover color to default button to prevent issues when tweaking link hover color in the customizer
  • Added New filter “wpex_portfolio_wrap_classes” to tweak your portfolio archive grid classes
  • Added New “$wpex_vc” global object to store specific data for use with the Visual Composer functions and help speed things up
  • Added Ability to query posts by author for the portfolio and the blog Total VC modules
  • Added New filter “wpex_social_widget_img_dir” so you can alter the directory for the images used for the image based social widget
  • Added Classname “vcex-no-posts-found” around no posts found message for Total VC grid modules incase you want to hide it via CSS
  • Added New classname “filter-cat-[id]” to filter links in the Total VC grid modules (blog, portfolio, staff, testimonials..etc) incase you want to hide a specific filter category via CSS
  • Added New filter “wpex_menu_cart_icon_html” so you can alter the WooCommerce menu cart icon
  • Added New filter “wpex_woo_placeholder_img_html” so you can alter the default WooCommerce product placeholder image HTML
  • Added New metafield for blog/portfolio posts to insert direct Embed code instead of having to use the oEmbed field
  • Added Keys to recommended plugins array so it’s easier to remove plugins from the recommended list
  • Added New meta-tag to prevent compatibility mode from rendering in IE – learn more
  • Added Button to the Under Construction page that you can click to edit your page for quicker access
  • Added Option to the Total VC Image Carousel module so you can randomize the images
  • Added New filter “vcex_enable_row_parallax” if you want to disable all the Total parallax functions for vc_rows
  • Added New constant “WPEX_THEME_VERSION”
  • Added New filter “wpex_blog_entry_blocks” so you can easily add more “blocks” for your blog entries and organize them via the Customizer – sweet!
  • Added New filter “wpex_blog_single_blocks” so you can add custom blocks to your single blog posts
  • Added Offset option to the Blog Grid Total VC module Query tab
  • Added New function “vcex_grid_filter_args” to return correct arguments for Total VC grid modules
  • Added Comas to milestones (example 1000 is now 1,000)
  • Added New orderby options to the Total VC modules (menu_order, ID, type, parent, title)
  • Added New localized string ‘fixedHeaderBreakPoint’ so you can alter the breakpoint (px) for the fixed header/fixed nav
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_portfolio_single_blocks’ to make it easier to remove/add blocks (sections) from the single portfolio posts
  • Removed Minimal Graphical skin
  • Removed Relative position on “#site-header” to prevent issues with dropdowns going under the LayerSlider
  • Removed Container inside testimonial slider for full-screen pages. Once should use the “center-row” option to center the slider on the full-screen page if wanted
  • Removed vcex_advanced_parallax function, the theme now uses the new vcex_parallax_bg function
  • Removed Option for VC rows to “Remove Spacing”, please use the “Spacing Between Columns” option instead and set it to 0px
  • Updated TGM-Plugin-Activation class to fix security vulnerability => IMPORTANT!
  • Added Function to VC single image module to convert lightbox URL to video embed url for faster videos in lightbox when set to
  • Updated Renamed Footer Widgets so they read “Footer Column 1”, “Footer Column 2″…etc so it makes more sense
  • Updated Footer Builder to be enabled by default
  • Updated Scroll to top button CSS to use pixel value for font size instead of em
  • Updated Changed footer-widget bottom margin to a bottom padding to fix a browser bug when having only 1 column widget for the footer
  • Updated Changed filter name “portfolio_entry_excerpt_length” to “wpex_portfolio_entry_excerpt_length” for consistency
  • Updated Fixed header when using the Overlay Header style to be “smoother” if Top bar is disabled
  • Updated Custom Menu Widget when inserted with the Visual Composer so it doesn’t have any default styling for easier editing
  • Updated Retina logo function to use max-height instead of height to prevent the logo from getting “squished” when using the max-logo width settings
  • Updated “Typography Style” (used currently in rows) function currently added to rows so it can be extended and also used throughout the theme – changed classnames as well. Also added a white and black style
  • Updated Renamed “column-padding” classes to “column-spacing” for vc rows so it makes more sense
  • Updated Classnames for backgrounds and moved from css/wpex-visual-composer-extend.css to style.css for use globally
  • Updated Parallax backgrounds to work better…set to cover so they cover the whole screen width and tweaked their javascript and classes a bit
  • Updated Parallax backgrounds to work in the VC front-end editor
  • Updated Breadcrumbs function and added a filter so you can easily remove items from the breadcrumbs trail
  • Updated Total VC grid modules to include/exclude items in the filter when including/excluding categories
  • Updated The Sliders in the Total theme (Image Slider module, Post Types Slider, Testimonials slider, blog entry sliders)
  • Updated The theme so if you return an empty array for the “wpex_topbar_social_options” it will completely remove all the top bar social options from the Customizer and remove the social options from the header.
  • Fixed Issue where the customizer “Theme Button” settings were not affecting the Visual Composer buttons when set to default as well as the footer callout button and the menu link button – visit your site at your-site.com/?clear_css_cache=1 to clear your customizer CSS cache
  •  Fixed Broken Scroll to external hash function when sticky header wasn’t enabled or set to shrink on sticky
  • Fixed Issue where applying the “Remove Spacing” option for rows wouldn’t be visible in the front-end page builder
  • Fixed Issue with blank target not working on the Total buttons
  • Fixed Issue where custom skin class wouldn’t load if ‘core’ parameter was set to false
  • Fixed Default testimonials slug set to “testimonials-member” updated to “testimonial”
  • Fixed Issue with fixed scroll on retina devices when using an alternative logo for the fixed scroll it wasn’t replacing the main logo with the retina version after scrolling back to the top
  • Fixed Issue with dropdowns not working on mobile devices when using the alternative mobile menu
  • Fixed Layout issues when setting a custom layout width for your desktop size and the full-screen page layout
  • Fixed Responsiveness with left/right post type grid VC module layout
  • Fixed Issue where page settings background style was overriding the Customizer setting even if there wasn’t a custom background defined for the page
  • Fixed Layout bugs when row column spacing was set to 0px
  • Fixed Issue where borders/paddings on Rows that have been “extended” where added to the inner element and not the extended element
  • Fixed Bug with auto post media not working for portfolio posts with videos
  • Fixed Debug error when adding a menu via the Custom Menu widget in the VC front-end editor
  • Fixed Blog template file missing correct action hooks
  • Fixed Issue with logo enlarging on fixed header when the logo was smaller then 40px tall
  • Fixed Conflict with WordPress SEO by yoast causing the page permalink to break and page settings to reset on save when the Page Analysis was enabled.
  • Fixed Broken menu on header styles 2 and 3 for the gaps skin
  • Fixed Issue with overlay Cart trying to open on cart/checkout pages – now the link returns false
  • Fixed Issue with the nav-no-click class not working for mobile menus
  • Fixed Option not working to enable next/prev links on single testimonials
  • Fixed Missing semicolon in excerpt hellip
  • Fixed Visibility options not working for the testimonials grid VC module
  • Fixed Title and layout issues on search results when an events post from The Events calendar plugin displayed as the first result

v2.0.1 - March 17, 2015

  • Added New class “no-composer” to the body classes that is added on any page that is not using the visual composer for additional css tweaking
  • Added Version number to enqueue statement for the theme’s style.css to hopefully prevent less caching issues in the future when people don’t properly clear their cache after updating
  • Removed Unused rtl.css file from main theme folder (should be loading rtl.css from css folder)
  • Removed Custom padding set to the “outline” VC Total button so it’s padding matches all other buttons
  • Removed Padding around boxed layout for phones because it just takes up space and looks bad
  • Updated Redirection function for custom URL’s to include an extra sanitation check
  • Updated Moved plugins folder from root into framework folder
  • Updated Search in header style 2 is now hidden by default but can be set visible via custom CSS
  • Updated Header style 2 search box and submit button to be a bit cleaner and removed some useless CSS
  • Updated CSS version numbers of scripts loaded in wp_head
  • Fixed Debug error if WPML was active but not the string translations plugin
  • Fixed Issue with “Footer Reveal” not displaying when page content is too small
  • Fixed Debug error on “Gaps” skin
  • Fixed Logo issues on Firefox with max-width
  • Fixed Issue with image alignments missing for the single image VC module
  • Fixed Broken image link caption on single image VC module
  • Fixed Archives widget custom selector text going outside the boundaries
  • Fixed Spacing issue with footer menu on boxed layout on phones
  • Fixed Month color not working in the recent news module
  • Fixed Some CSS W3C errors
  • Fixed Issue with blog entry header not echoing it’s $classes
  • Fixed Issue with single image gallery lightbox not working
  • Fixed Issue with next/previous links not linking to other items in the same category for all post types excerpt standard posts
  • Fixed Simple parallax design issues

v2.0.0 - March 12, 2015

  • Added Full support for the latest version of WooCommerce
  • Added New “Under Construction” addon. Simply choose a page from a dropdown and the theme will 302 redirect all non-logged in traffic to it.
  • Added New $wpex_theme object class to hold global settings rather then calling various functions throughout the theme to optimize things even more and make it easier to tweak things in the future
  • Added Ability to choose the “gap” between columns for the various Total grid modules and “wpex_column_gaps” filter so you can add more “gap” options to the dropdown via a child theme
  • Added Edit page links at the bottom of pages
  • Added New class “VCEX_Inline_Style” for returning inline CSS for Total visual composer modules. Slims down the output files significantly and makes it easier for users to add new styling params via child themes.
  • Added New function wpex_theme_hooks() that returns an array of all theme hooks
  • Added Custom Javascript to highlight local scrolling links in the menu when you scroll down the page 😉
  • Added New Configuration files for custom post types (staff, portfolio, testimonials) that helps slim down core functions and makes things a whole lot easier to manage
  • Added localScrollSpeed parameter to theme localizations so you can alter the local scroll speed via a child theme
  • Added Bottom border to header style 2 if page header is disabled
  • Added Styling options for background and border of the little dropdowns “pointer”
  • Added Extra check in the javascript so if you aren’t using the default menu area in the header the functions that create the mobile menus won’t run
  • Added Option to the image grid so you can display the images in random order
  • Added Unique classes to each entry in the image grid
  • Added New filter “wpex_custom_widgets” so you can easily unregister custom widgets if you don’t want them
  • Added “Phone Number” option to staff links. It automatically will add “tel” to your link
  • Added Spans around navigation links for some advanced styles
  • Added Some transition animations throughout the site to various elements to modernize things a bit
  • Added Support for all the new custom toggle styles in the Visual Composer toggle
  • Added superfishSpeed and superfishSpeedOut to the theme’s wp_localize_script function so you can alter the main menu dropdown animation speed via a child theme
  • Added Custom widget areas now display the widget area ID in the box so its easier to locate
  • Added CSS classes to multiple Total Visual Composer modules, such as the portfolio grid which targets the actual entries
  • Added Javascript to position the search and WooCommerce dropdowns correctly for header style 3 relative to the last li item in the menu
  • Added Support for the Visual Composer separator module which was previously disabled
  • Added Image width and height cropping options to the Post Grid custom widget
  • Added New Class “VCEX_Inline_JS” for easier loading of inline js for Total visual composer extensions
  • Added Support for the Lightbox in the front-end editor when editing modules
  • Added Filter ‘wpex_excerpt_output’ so you can alter the wpex_excerpt function output via a child theme
  • Added Typography options for the footer callout content
  • Added Ability to redirect the 404 pages to any page you want
  • Added Customizer options for the footer and footer bottom paddings
  • Added Customizer text-align option for the footer copyright
  • Added Customizer styling options for page forms (text, tel, password, textarea inputs)
  • Added Ability to choose your lightbox skin and thumbnails position for various composer modules
  • Added Design options to the Total callout module
  • Added Support to remove/order elements for the left-thumbnail style blog
  • Added Support for the sticky header on the overlay style header (not for boxed layout though)
  • Added Ability to have the top bar enabled along with the overlay header
  • Added Support for related portfolio and related staff items on single posts if their layout is set to full-screen
  • Added New template parts for single portfolio and staff layouts (partials/portfolio/portfolio-single-layout.php)
  • Added Content layout class to body tag for styling left/right/no-sidebar/full-screen layouts instead of having duplicated function across template files
  • Added New function ‘wpex_header_menu_classes’ to return header menu classes to keep the menu partial template file cleaner
  • Added New php class “WPEX_Tribe_Events_Config” to configure various aspects of the Tribe Events Calendar plugin
  • Added New wpex-tribe-events.css file with some tweaks for the Tribe Events Calendar design
  • Added Custom sidebar if you enable The Events Calendar plugin
  • Added New partials template file at partials/password-protection-form.php for tweaking the default WordPress password protection form
  • Added New conditional function wpex_has_post_slider() which checks if any current page/post has a custom slider defined
  • Added New hooks wpex_hook_topbar_before and wpex_hook_topbar_after
  • Added New template parts to split up sections into smaller parts for quicker child theming
  • Added Staff position to staff entries for archives and related staff
  • ADDED Opacity option to the Image hover options in various Visual Composer modules
  • Added “Hidden” to the page title/header styles so you can disable it globally.
  • Added Partial template part /partials/scroll-top.php for customizing the scroll to top button
  • Added Partial template part /partials/togglebar/togglebar-button.php
  • Added New function wpex_header_search_placeholder to return the header search placeholder text
  • Added New partial template parts for each header search style at partials/search/
  • Added New partial template part for the social sharing at partials/social-share.php
  • Added New function wpex_social_share_heading() and filter “wpex_social_share_heading” to return correct social sharing heading
  • Added New function wpex_mobile_menu_style() to return correct mobile style and added ‘wpex_mobile_menu_style’ filter
  • Added New function wpex_ilightbox_skin() to return select iLightbox skin and added ‘wpex_ilightbox_skin’ filter
  • Added New filter “wpex_related_blog_posts_embeds” to enable/disable embeds for related blog posts. Disabled by default.
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_blog_grid_style’
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_blog_style’
  • Added New function and filter ‘wpex_social_share_position’ so you can easily alter the default social sharing position via a child theme
  • Added New function ‘wpex_heading’ for returning headings throughout the site for quicker modifications and easier tweaking via child themes.
  • Added New template part ‘partials/link-pages.php’
  • Added New blog template parts blog-single-meta.php, blog-single-content.php, blog-single-title.php, blog-single-header.php
  • Added Classes ‘updated’ and ‘vcard’ classes for blog post meta for Google rich snippets
  • Added Ability to display the categories or the first category under the title for the Portfolio Grid Visual Composer module
  • Added itemprop=”url” to breadcrumbs links
  • Added Support to display videos in the Total slider composer module by defining a video URL for an image attachment
  • Added New Function and filter ‘wpex_get_lightbox_image_size’ that by default returns lightbox images at the “large” size to prevent massive images from opening in lightbox
  • Added New function and filter “wpex_header_logo_classes” to clean up the logo template part
  • Added New function  and filter “wpex_header_logo_icon”
  • Added New function and filter “wpex_header_logo_title”
  • Added Ability to choose between a post types filter or a taxonomy filter for the Visual Composer Post Types Grid module
  • Added New VCEX_Query_Builder class for use with custom Total Visual Composer modules for creating the WP queries
  • Added Unique classnames to the categories displayed on various overlay styles so you can hide or style them via CSS if needed
  • Added Typography settings to the Customizer for the Mobile Menu
  • Added New partial template part for 3rd party post types at partials/post-type/post-type-entry.php – replaces old content-other.php file. You can create new files in your child theme now called post-type-entry-[your_post_type_name].php for their custom outputs
  • Added “Equal Heights” option for the blog entries so it’s not added automatically
  • Added New filter “wpex_blog_slider_data_atrributes” so you can tweak the blog gallery slider…can be used to tweak the animation, auto-play, shuffle, arrows, loop, auto-play-delay, thumbnails-height…etc
  • Added “Search Results for” as a subheading for the WooCommerce shop
  • Added A little bit more top and bottom padding to the “shrink fixed header”
  • Added New filter “wpex_active_skin” so you can easily alter the theme skin anywhere on the site
  • Added New helper function “vcex_get_icon_class” to returning correct icon classes for use with the Total Visual Composer modules
  • Added New function and filter “wpex_has_fixed_header” for checking if the fixed header is enabled
  • Added New filter “vcex_icon_box_styles” so you can easily remove or add styles for the Total Icon box VC module
  • Added New option to the Icon Box Total VC module so you can “wrap” the custom link around the entire icon box
  • Added New Hover animations for various Total VC elements
  • Added “Design options” to the Total Icon Box module for much more flexibility
  • Added “Design options” to the “Recent News” Total VC module
  • Added New filters “wpex_button_styles” and “wpex_button_colors” so you can add more styles and colors via a child theme
  • Added New Filter “wpex_visibility” so you can include custom visibility options via a child theme
  • Added New filter “wpex_css_animations” so you can add custom animations via a child theme
  • Added New Filter “wpex_ilightbox_skins” so its possible to add and remove skins from the lightbox skin selector
  • Added New Filter “wpex_image_hovers” so you can add new image hover style options via a child theme
  • Added Styling Options for the “toggle” style mobile menu
  • Added Active style to the sidebar mobile menu
  • Added Date and date styling settings to the blog carousel Total VC module
  • Added New “Visibility” options for targeting tablets in portrait/landscape exclusively.
  • Added New helper functions for returning post videos: wpex_get_post_video, wpex_post_video, wpex_get_post_video_html, wpex_post_video_html
  • Added The attribute “data-no-retina” to the logo image to prevent conflicts with retina scripts and the built-in theme’s retina logo option
  • Added Better functions for returning post thumbnails – wpex_get_post_thumbnail and wpex_post_thumbnail. Supports WP image sizes and output as well as custom sizes via width/height parameters
  • Added New function “wpex_generate_retina_image” for generating retina images
  • Added New function “wpex_esc_title” to sanitize the post title
  • Added New functions “wpex_get_post_audio” and “wpex_get_post_audio_html” for returning the post audio as defined in the page settings
  • Added New function “wpex_get_attachment_data” that returns attachment data (url, src, alt, title ,caption, description, video) simply enter your attachment ID to retrieve the data
  • Added The captions for the blog gallery format slider (uses the image caption field)
  • Added Extra check around next/previous functions so if there isn’t any it won’t output any html (removes useless border when there aren’t any next/prev posts)
  • Added Support for videos in the WordPress gallery lightbox
  • Added New function “wpex_is_retina_enabled” to check if retina is enabled for the site. It checks both the retina option and make sure image resizing is enabled since it’s required
  • Added “Image Sizes” via add_image_size for all site thumbnails but also added a filter so if you have on the fly image resizing enabled it will not automatically crop all images uploaded to the site
  • Added New portfolio helper functions wpex_get_portfolio_entry_thumbnail, wpex_get_portfolio_post_thumbnail, wpex_portfolio_related_heading, wpex_get_portfolio_post_video
  • Added New meta type “link” to the custom metaboxes for sanitizing URLs
  • Added The “custom link” Page Settings to all post types for easy post/page redirection and moved into the “Main” tab
  • Added Simply menu location to the topbar that displays next to the topbar content
  • Added New template parts for the cart dropdown and overlay – see partials/cart
  • Added Header style “four” – just like header style 3 but above the logo
  • Added New sanitization for yotuube and vimeo URLs to return the embed URL for lightbox even when defined as a standard URL
  • Added New “WPEX_Sanitize_Data” Class for sanitizing all sorts of user inputted data
  • Added Slight see-through background to the header for the header overlay light style
  • Added New function and filter “wpex_ilightbox_stylesheet” which returns the correct Lightbox stylesheet, this will allow you to create custom lightbox skins if you want – sweet!
  • Added New function “vcex_html” for generating HTML for visual composer modules to keep the output a bit cleaner – used for things like link targets, link rels, title attributes…etc
  • Added New function and filter “wpex_get_post_type_cat_tax” that returns the “Category” taxonomy for a given post type. Used for overlay styles.
  • Added New option in the customizer to select your “gap” between footer widgets
  • Added New “font smoothing” option at Customize -> Typography -> General
  • Added New filter “wpex_post_series_query_args” so you can easily tweak the post series query arguments
  • Added New stylesheet “wpex-woocommerce-responsive.css” that holds all responsive tweaks for WooCommerce
  • Added New file at framework/hooks/partials.php which holds all the functions that are called via action hooks.
  • Added New partial files “header-menu-mobile-icons.php” and “header-menu-mobile-alt.php” located at partials/header/
  • Added New “checklist” format to the tinymce “Formats” dropdown
  • Added Options to the total posts widgets so you can query by custom taxonomy and terms
  • Added Advanced Styling options and hover animations to the “Navbar” total Visual Composer module
  • Added The “year” to the recent events module next to the month
  • Added New title+excerpt overlay style
  • Added The “entry-title” class to entry titles for Google microdata
  • Added New “Social Links” visual composer module
  • Added Support for “author” and “page-attributes” for the built-in staff, portfolio and testimonials post types
  • Removed Blue outline on active inputs – if you want it back the CSS is simple, just ask me. But in most cases it’s not ideal so it was removed
  • Removed Skins from the default addons enabled. When installing the theme fresh you will have to go to the “Tweaks” section of the theme panel to enable skins. This was done because skins are a bit unnecessary now with all the awesome styling options built-into the customizer
  • Removed WooCommerce Image cropping settings from the WooCommerce admin panel to avoid confusion (the theme already has options in the Customizer)
  • Removed Author.php file – theme will now use index.php for author archives
  • Removed WooCommerce product entry styles – there is now only the default style. This was a crucial update.
  • Removed Current Menu Styles from the search and the store header toggles and replaced with a class named “active” so they can be styled separate from the default menu styles.
  • Removed Several “active” styling classes from the customizer…these are just bloat, if you need help adding active states to links I can give you the custom CSS
  • Removed The “wpex_image” function in exchange for a much more powerful “wpex_post_thumbnail” function which integrates with the new Image Sizes functionality and admin panel
  • Updated Important: Updated the customizer styling options to use a refresh message instead of the theme javascript. This is due to several WordPress bugs. Please let me know your thoughts, when testing live on my server it still is very fast
  • Updated Important: Various function names for better consistency. I added deprecated notices so you can fix your child themes accordingly if needed
  • Updated Important: Slimmed down classes and HTML for the icon boxes, please double check your customizations for icon boxes to make sure your CSS still overrides
  • Updated Awesome: Updated functions throughout the whole theme to make use of new global $wpex_theme object to slim things down and speed things up
  • Updated Full Support for the latest version of WooCommerce
  • Updated Complete overhaul of framework/hooks/actions.php (how the theme hooks functions into the theme action hooks)
  • Updated Main functions.php to be much cleaner and added a lot more commenting
  • Updated Complete overhaul of theme’s javascript core file to use object oriented methods
  • Updated Added support for default settings for Typography options and defined “Open Sans” as the default font on theme installation
  • Updated Merged the site backgrounds and per-page backgrounds into a single class named WPEX_Site_Backgrounds to clean things up
  • Updated Footer now added via ‘wpex_hook_wrap_bottom’ hook so it can be removed easily
  • Updated Footer callout now added via ‘wpex_hook_wrap_bottom’ hook instead of ‘wpex_hook_footer_top’ to better support new footer builder
  • Updated Renamed the global.js file to functions.js in the js folder
  • Updated Image grid module so you can have pagination for your images
  • Updated Image grid module so you can choose to use non-responsive columns
  • Updated The post meta class so you can truly customize the meta options via your child theme and add new meta options if wanted
  • Updated Renamed WPEX_CSS_DIR_UIR constant to WPEX_CSS_DIR_URI
  • Updated Core function “wpex_grid_class” so it’s more simplified
  • Updated Google Analytics output so it only gets added if the current user isn’t logged in
  • Updated The Centered page header titles so the breadcrumbs is still visible
  • Updated Breadcrumbs so it shows all the post categories for standard posts
  • Updated Moved “framework/widgets” folder to “framework/classes/” and updated widget files for better coding standards
  • Updated Author archive now uses the core theme wpex_page_header and wpex_post_subheading functions for easier modification
  • Updated Changed padding on Visual Composer filters to use em’s for better support when altering the body font
  • UPDATED Changed padding on pagination numbers to use em’s for better support when altering the body font
  • Updated The wpex_portfolio_post_video function to be more efficient, if you edited the portfolio-single-media.php in your child theme, please revise it
  • Updated Navigation Bar Visual Composer module to support the local-scroll when added to the menu item
  • Updated Mega menu to use the full header width always for header style one
  • Updated Header search and WoooCommerce dropdown functions to use CSS for showing/hiding so you can easily alter the transition speed and animation
  • Updated Scroll to top button to use CSS to display so you can easily alter it’s animation
  • Updated Coupon button on WooCommerce cart page to be green so it stands out more
  • Updated Pricing table to use the same button styles as the Total Button
  • Updated Custom menu widget to work more like an “accordion” rather then toggle.
  • Updated Image grid so images are centered if they don’t fill up the whole column container
  • Updated Included Isotope script to latest version
  • Updated WooCommerce “continue shopping” button to link to the shop instead of the last product
  • Updated Customizer options to select meta items (date, category, author..etc) to use checkboxes instead of former method
  • Updated Custom CSS function so custom CSS is added at the end of all inline CSS just incase user has an error it doesn’t break styling options.
  • Updated The functions for removing the custom post type slugs (they are now in 1 Class) and fixed a couple bugs
  • Updated Renamed wpex_is_overlay_header_enabled function to wpex_has_header_overlay
  • Updated Output of the page subheading moved to a template part at partials/page-subheading.php
  • Updated Function wpex_post_subheading renamed to wpex_display_page_header_subheading
  • Updated Page Settings so now you can choose between default, enable, disable for multiple options that way if you disable something (such as the Top Bar) in the Customizer you can still enable it for a specific page/post
  • Updated Renamed wpex_get_post_layout_class function to wpex_post_layout and added new function “wpex_get_post_layout”
  • Updated Related posts will now display centered on ‘full-screen’ style posts instead of being hidden
  • Updated Simplified the equal heights function. Used to add rows for each row of items, now the equal height is added to all items in a grid the same rather then per row. Really slims down the code.
  • Updated Local Scroll function on mobile so it does not close the sidebar menu when clicking a local scroll item
  • Updated Sidebar mobile menu will now “displace” the site content but it can be disabled by hooking into the “wpex_localize_array” filter
  • Updated Theme Heading to use a border positioned absolutely instead of an image for the “through-line”
  • Updated Blog entry readmore arrow now hidden by default
  • Updated Disabled the fixed header function when working in the front-end Visual Composer
  • UPDATED Total “Divider” VC module to use CSS for the dashed, double and solid styles so they can be tweaked easier. When using an icon in the divider you can now use the height and color attributes to tweak the divider for the solid and dashed styles
  • Updated “Recent News” Total VC module to display event start date instead of post date when using the module to display events from the “tribe_events” post type
  • Updated Animation on the “Recent News” Total VC module so it’s added to the individual items instead of the wrapper for a better affect
  • Updated Total VC modules so if image height or widths aren’t defined they return ‘the_post_thumbnail’ rather then running them through the image resizing class
  • Updated Renamed “wpex_overlay_classname” function to “wpex_overlay_classes” for better consistency and added a fallback
  • Updated Renamed “vcex-grayscale” class to “image-filter-grayscale”
  • Updated Mobile “sidebar” menu to work more like an “accordion” so when a dropdown is opened others are closed as well as I animated it a bit
  • Updated Mobile “sidebar” menu so when it’s closed it closes all open dropdowns
  • Updated Renamed “wpex_img_animation_classes” to “wpex_entry_image_animation_classes”
  • Updated Custom field “post_self_hosted_shortcode_redux” renamed to “post_self_hosted_media” to make more sense and added a fallback
  • Updated Related posts title to use an h5 tag
  • Updated Next and Previous queries to exclude any posts with the wpex_post_link custom field because these posts redirect to the custom URL
  • Updated Moved “Custom WordPress Gallery” option from the customer into the “Theme Panel” under addons and fixed some bugs with the output and updated it to use new functions: wpex_get_lightbox_image, wpex_get_post_thumbnail and wpex_get_attachment_data
  • Updated Improved retina function so it adds the retina image as a data attribute in the source code to limit server requests and prevent 404 errors when trying to locate retina versions for your images
  • Updated Header Overlay function to work on mobile devices as well
  • Updated Javascript for the togglebar so you can use the classname “open-togglebar” on any link to open the togglebar
  • Updated Complete overhaul of the Total “Post Types Slider” module with new settings and better query arguments
  • Updated Reversed the order of the next/prev posts for post series so it makes more sense
  • Updated HTML5 Shiv javascript file
  • Updated Migrate function to prevent strings from being added to the .po files which shouldn’t be there
  • Updated Function that saves the styling custom css cache so it minifies the CSS prior to saving it in the theme_mods cache
  • Fixed Issue with default post layout for portfolio, staff, testimonials not working correctly
  • Fixed Issue where page header wouldn’t disable for the store page
  • Fixed CSS for Visual Composer Single Image module to prevent extra spacing below image due to CSS bug
  • Fixed Missing 404 page title
  • Fixed White style text for rows not working
  • Fixed Issue with retina.js accidentally being added to total-min.js
  • Fixed Issue with social sharing on full-screen pages not centering correctly.
  • Fixed Issue with tablet container widths not clearing their max-width values causing the sidebar and content to not span 100%
  • Fixed Issue with excerpts not trimming properly for the Recent News Widget
  • Fixed Issue with pricing table button missing border
  • Fixed Issue with columns number not working on the standard post category settings
  • Fixed Issue with breadcrumbs portfolio, staff, testimonials and shop pages breaking when WPML is active
  • Fixed Custom classes not being added to the “teaser box” VC module
  • Fixed Issue where if the first post in the blog grid was a link format it would add a _blank target to all subsequent blog entries
  • Fixed Issue with the readmore tag not working correctly with the blog entries
  • Fixed Issues with WPML not working correctly with the header search
  • Fixed Issues with the Header Overlay style not working correctly when header style 2 or 3 are enabled globally
  • Fixed Issue where blog animations weren’t working for gallery and audio formats
  • Fixed Some footer reveal issues and also included the footer callout into the reveal

v1.6.3 - January 1, 2015

  • Added New max-width logo to specifically target desktops, tablets and phones
  • Added New function that automatically adds customizer strings to WPML and Polylang so there isn’t a need for the xml file
  • Added The logo URL as a new string for translation via WPML or Polylang
  • Added “Limit by ID’s” to the Post Types Grid Visual Composer module
  • Added “Limit by Author ID’s” to the Post Types Grid Visual Composer module
  • Added New ‘wpex_sanitize_vc_data’ function and updated some Visual Composer modules to make use of it
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_metabox_array’ so you can customize the Total Metabox (page settings)
  • Added Option to show only featured products on the WooCommerce carousel
  • Added Option to exclude out of stock products from the WooCommerce carousel
  • Added Function to set pages, portfolio and staff items to have the Visual Composer enabled by default on plugin activation
  • Added Ability to have the search toggle in header style 2
  • Added New class format-{format} to the post type grid so you can style post formats if needed
  • Added “Design Options” tab to the Visual Composer single image and text block modules
  • Added “Cart” page to the breadcrumbs on the checkout page
  • Added New parameters to the ‘wp_login_url’ shortcode – login_url & logout_redirect
  • Added New function wpex_minify_css() to be used with the theme’s custom css outputs
  • Added Started adding version numbers to files so you can see if a specific file has been altered since the last theme update
  • Added New class “page-header-disabled” to the body classes when the page header / title is disabled
  • Added New function wpex_is_page_header_enabled() that returns true or false if the page header is enabled for the given page
  • Added Option to the image grid Visual Composer module so you can open the attachment page for images
  • Added New filter “wpex_head_css” so all custom css is hooked into this filter instead of wp_head
  • Added New WP 4.1 function add_theme_support( ‘title-tag’ ); and removed old method of altering the title tag from theme-setup.php
  • Added New Customizer option under General -> Links & Buttons so you can alter the hover color of hyperlinked headings
  • Added Ability to show the “header aside” content for Header Style 3
  • Added New function ‘wpex_translate_theme_mod’ for translating theme mods for WPML
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_vc_remove_elements’ so via a child theme you can re-enable Visual Composer elements removed via the theme
  • Added New Filter ‘wpex_vc_vc_remove_params’ so via a child theme you are re-add default Visual Composer params removed via the theme
  • Added Registered all customizer strings with Polylang for string translation
  • Added Max-width for the site main containers to prevent responsive issues on small laptops and specific tablet sizes
  • Added Ability to enable the sticky header on mobile devices
  • Removed Outline around links when clicked (css edit)
  • Removed Coupon from checkout page (don’t worry it’s still on the cart page) to clean things up
  • Removed The wpml-config.xml file. Theme now registers strings via framework/wpml.php
  • Removed The “customizer” link in the topbar, it’s taking up unnecessary space (go to Appearance->Customize to access)
  • Updated Filter ‘wpex_disable_footer_callout’ renamed to ‘wpex_callout_enabled’ to make more sense.
  • Updated The Title and Category (hover and visible) overlays to display categories for WooCommerce products and use new wpex_list_post_terms() function
  • Updated Pricing Table VC module so that you can alter/remove borders for the features and the cost (some css for the pricing module has changed)
  • Updated CSS to remove any outlines on search inputs
  • Updated Order Notes design on WooCommerce checkout to fix some bugs
  • Updated Input forms css to use em for the paddings for better consistency
  • Updated Function that loads the skin class is now hooked into the after_setup_theme hook
  • Updated Spacing module to use a div instead of an HR
  • Updated Comments now allowed on the “full-screen” style posts & pages
  • Updated Patination function ‘wpex_pagination’ to allow for pagination of custom loops on the homepage
  • Updated Breadcrumbs to display all categories on single posts for portfolio, staff, testimonials, products and posts
  • Updated Metaviewport to allow for zooming on tables and mobile devices
  • Updated The width of the fixed header of the boxed style layout and is now added via Javascript and not CSS to prevent bugs
  • Updated Custom layout CSS to fix some bugs and added new caching function so it only needs to run once to speed things up!
  • Updated Single testimonial post to look like the standard testimonial entry with the avatar, company, etc
  • Fixed Issue where the slider revolution wasn’t changing slides on mobile
  • Fixed Masonry issues with the image grid module and set transition for the isotope to 0
  • Fixed Issue with logo not retaining max width in firefox
  • Fixed Function doesn’t exist error in layout.php if the skins have been disabled via the theme panel
  • Fixed Some CSS issues on the WooCommerce cart and checkout
  • Fixed Issue with overlay with category showing error if post doesn’t have a category
  • Fixed Issue with html5.js not loading correctly for IE8
  • Fixed Issue with percentages not working for the Row paddings and margins
  • Fixed Issue with custom per-page background not working when a custom background is defined site-wide
  • Fixed Issue with the retina setting not staying enabled since 1.6.0
  • Fixed Issue with equal height columns on mobile devices (reset it)
  • Fixed Pricing Table Visual Composer modules default settings
  • Fixed Caption positioning on the Visual Composer Image Grid module when set to “no margins”
  • Fixed Visibility option not working correctly on the “spacing” module
  • Fixed Missing bottom border on header style 3 navigation bar when page header is disabled
  • Fixed Issue with max-logo breaking header style 3 logo
  • Fixed Double h1 tags on single blog posts and product posts
  • Fixed Some Visual Composer styling options that were not working in the Customizer
  • Fixed Single testimonial layout option not working

v1.6.2 - November 17, 2014

  • Added Awesome new styling options to the mailchimp Visual Composer Module
  • Added Javascript to the front-end composer to display your hover options when changing the Total Button and MailChimp button hover colors
  • Added Ability to display shortcodes in the copyright area
  • Fixed Issue with pagination not working on Visual Composer grid modules
  • Fixed Issue with links not working on search results @ partials/search/search-entry.php
  • Fixed Issue with Slider admin panels not displaying for some people
  • Fixed Issue with quotes dissapearing when adding shortcodes to the slider shortcode page setting field
  • Fixed Small CSS bugs with the BBPress buttons after updating to 1.6.0
  • Fixed Hopefully the bug with the “Tweaks” admin panel resetting after the first time saving
  • Updated Custom excerpts to display shortcodes
  • Updated Javascript function for Visual Composer custom hovers to be more efficient
  • Updated Topbar social icons array for greater customizability (see new docs)
  • Updated Customizer Editor panel so it hides any disabled post type from the options
  • Updated The excerpt output for the testimonials VC grid module so it’s consistent with other modules

v1.6.1 - November 12, 2014

  • Removed Un-used WooCommerce files from the WooCommerce folder
  • Removed Backspace visibility property (CSS) on WooCommerce image swap to prevent distortion on Chrome
  • Fixed Header Logo not displaying on the overlay header style
  • Fixed Custom header options not working for related portfolio/staff/blog items
  • Fixed Option for disabling the header search icon not working
  • Fixed Issue with the custom background-image and color not working
  • Fixed Custom per-page backgrounds not working
  • Fixed Extra closing php tag in framework/search-functions.php that was showing up in the code when the search overlay style was enabled

v1.6.0 - November 10, 2014

Important: We completely removed the Redux Theme Panel function and moved all theme options to the native WordPress Customizer - yay! Please double check all your options after updating at Appearance > Customize.
  • Added New “partials” folder with new files to make it easier for child theme editing
  • Added A clr class to the Visual Composer columns to prevent issues when items are floated inside columns
  • Added New “Load Custom Font” option to the typography settings so you can load a custom font onto the site
  • Added Logo hover color option
  • Added Visual composer vc_custom_heading template into the theme’s vc-templates folder to prevent Google fonts from loading when already used on the site.
  • Added Styles for the “custom” navigation in Slider Revolution for a clean/modern look
  • Added Option to display the WooCoomerce category description under the title or above the loop
  • Added New functions to check if the current page is the woo shop, single woo product or woo taxonomy
  • Added New function & filter ‘wpex_is_top_bar_enabled’
  • Added New theme filter “wpex_header_logo_img_url” for altering the default header logo img url via child themes
  • Added New function wpex_is_portfolio_tax to test if on a portfolio taxonomy
  • Added New function wpex_is_staff_tax to test if on a staff taxonomy
  • Added New function wpex_is_testimonials_tax to test if on a testimonials taxonomy
  • Added Ability to include your own custom fonts into the Typography font options array via a child theme (see theme FAQ’s)
  • Added New 0px option for the Row option for spacing between columns
  • Added Class_Exists conditionals to the custom widgets so they can be modified via child themes
  • Added New Modern Menu Custom Widget
  • Added Lightbox options to the Total button
  • Added Ability to have custom callouts on a per page/post basis
  • Added Ability to use all the “page settings” meta options on the WordPress “posts page” as defined at Settings->Reading
  • Added Default 50px cropping for testimonials entry featured images
  • Added New “Helper Classes” section to the style.css file
  • Added New Favicons admin panel
  • Added Customizer Editor admin panel to select what options to display in the customizer to help speed up development
  • Added Body link hover and active color options
  • Added Theme Button border radius option to theme options
  • Added Next/Previous to testimonials
  • Added Ability to have 5 or 6 columns for the WooCommerce
  • Added New body class “has-composer” to any page/post that currently is using the Visual Composer
  • Added Post Tags below blog posts by default
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_single_blog_post_blocks’ so you can alter the positioning of blog post modules via child themes
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_single_blog_entry_blocks’ so you can alter the positioning of blog post modules via child themes
  • Added The “Post Series” to the columns grid in the WP admin so they are easy to locate
  • Added Drop-down to filter by post series to the wp admin dashboard
  • Added “Custom CSS” menu link to the adminbar
  • Added Extra check to composer row’s to prevent the centering class from being added when the post/page isn’t set to the full-screen layout
  • Added New filter “wpex_post_slider_shortcode” to alter the post slider via a child theme or plugin
  • Added New filter “wpex_post_slider_position” to alter the slider position via a child theme or plugin
  • Added New WPEX_WooCommerce_Tweaks class that holds most WooCommerce tweaks instead of all the files/functions for each
  • Added New function wpex_is_blog_query() – see framework/conditionals.php
  • Added New file at framework/deprecated.php to display notices for deprecated functions
  • Added Options to hide completely or choice what to display in the blog entry and post meta (date, comments, author, categories)
  • Added New custom field to disable only the footer widgets on a per-page basis (with a filter wpex_display_footer_widgets)
  • Added New function wpex_list_post_terms
  • Removed Extra wpex-row divs around related products and upsells
  • Removed Custom 12px font size on the sidebar so it uses the body font size instead now
  • Removed unneeded wpex_copyright_info filter
  • Removed Widgets options from the Customizer to greatly speeds things up
  • Removed The wpex_active_post_types() function from functions.php – setup constant instead for each post type
  • Removed “Sidebar Border” theme option – please use custom CSS instead, if you need help request it
  • Removed Footer and Footer bottom border options – please use custom CSS instead, if you need help request it
  • Removed Gradient settings from the theme options, output will be flat now – please use custom CSS if you want gradients, if you need help request it
  • Removed WooCommerce Overlay Top Margin option – please use custom CSS if you want gradients, if you need help request it
  • Removed Function to increase jpeg quality size – wpex_jpeg_quality()
  • Removed The wpex_favicons function and placed the output of favicons inside the new WPEX_Favicons class instead
  • Removed The wpex_theme_branding function because it’s not necessary since the constant will pull from theme_mods which are already loaded on init
  • Removed The Word “Link” from the link post format title due to too many requests for removing it
  • Removed The function_exists conditional around some core functions because they shouldn’t be altered
  • Removed Unused function wpex_get_woo_product_first_cat()
  • Removed Unused framework/woocommerce/woo-product-featured-image.php file
  • Removed Unused framework/woocommerce/woo-category-image.php file – function now located in WPEX_WooCommerce_Tweaks class
  • Removed Unused framework/woocommerce/woo-product-entry-media.php file
  • Removed Unneeded wpex_get_excerpt function
  • Removed The date.php template file
  • Removed The category.php template file
  • Removed The tag.php file
  • Removed Unneeded wpex_supports function
  • Removed many theme functions – see framework/deprecated.php
  • UPDATED Theme options are now all under the customizer at Appearance->Customize
  • Updated CSS to use em’s for fonts instead of fixed pixels
  • Updated Moved the next/previous element outside of the #content-wrap div so it’s possible to add a full-screen background or border to it
  • Updated Version number all the way to 1.6.0 to help with some auto update issues in the last version
  • Updated WooCommerce product entry titles to 16px instead of 18px so they are a little smaller
  • Updated Filter wpex_social_options renamed to wpex_topbar_social_options see framework/core-functions.php
  • Updated Options for staff/portfolio grid options so you could also have 5 or 6 columns
  • Updated Header Search icon will display in custom menus now
  • Updated Woocommerce icon will display in custom menus now
  • Updated Custom WP gallery output – framework/wp-gallery.php
  • Updated Cleaned up and optimized the breadcrumbs function a bit
  • Updated The wpex_get_post_layout_class() function so it’s much “cleaner” now. See framework/post-layout.php
  • Updated The blog entry meta data so it displays all the categories the current post is a part of and not just the first one
  • Updated CSS for the post entry meta so it’s generalized for all blog entry styles
  • Updated Meta output so all the various blog entry styles can still display date, comments, author and categories
  • Updated Method in which the theme loads the theme skin – see Total/skins/skins.php
  • Updated Single testimonial post now displays the post type singular name in the page header “Testimonial” instead of the testimonial title
  • Updated Dummy image for the single image Visual Composer module so it’s not the default cat
  • Updated Post tags below blog posts to match sidebar widget tagcloud design
  • Updated Dashboard thumbnails to pull from the default WordPress “thumbnail” size
  • Updated WooCommerce entry thumbnail display to use template parts instead of overriding default functions see Total/woocommerce/loop/thumbnail/
  • Updated WooCommerce slider entry style pagination so it’s easier to see
  • Updated Method in which overlays work so they use template parts and can be overwritten via child themes – see Total/partials/overlays/
  • Updated The wpex_excerpt function so it accepts an array of arguments
  • Updated Search result entry template content-searchresult.php
  • Updated index.php to be the default file for all archives instead of category.php, tag.php…etc
  • Updated Footer widgets are now 100% wide for tablets in portrait mode
  • Updated Tag cloud widget so the font size is changed to 1em via a filter (framework/theme-setup.php) instead of CSS
  • Updated WooCommerce pagination next/previous arrows to match the rest of the theme
  • Fixed Issues with the WooCommerce category/tag pages not respecting the shop layout options
  • Fixed Some missing bottom margins on the #primary div on certain pages
  • Fixed Missing social icons from top bar social image style
  • Fixed Issue with post type entry archives not respecting the image cropping values defined in the admin
  • Fixed Custom bbPress sidebar not working correctly
  • Fixed Issues with image cropping with WPML when users have Language URL Option on “different domains”
  • Fixed Missing Portfolio/Staff entry details in related items when sidebar is displayed
  • Fixed Issue with the social sharing buttons when title’s had custom HTML in them
  • Fixed Undefined indexes in the custom social widgets
  • Fixed Float issue on image grid Visual Composer module
  • Fixed When using custom excerpts for blog entries they won’t get trimmed by the custom excerpt length

v1.5.4 - September 15, 2014

  • Added Default 40px margin to bottom of Visual Composer columns – see Theme Options/Visual Composer/
  • Added Option to place a FontAwesome icon next to your logo for creating fun and quick logos 😉
  • Added Options to add a unique ID and classes to the teaser box module
  • Added Support for image captions in the image carousel VC module
  • Added Options for lightbox to the total buttons composer module
  • Added New filter/function “wpex_staff_social_array” for altering the staff social meta options
  • Added New filter so you can customize the related blog posts query arguments – see FAQ
  • Added New meta option to disable the page/post slider on mobile – using wp_is_mobile()
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_tiny_mce_formats_items’ so you can add more items to the Formats->Total Styles post editor dropdown
  • Added Some options to the testimonials slider for the transition speed and slideshow time
  • Added An option for the portfolio, staff, blog grids 1 column grid to choose between default or left/right content style
  • Added New function wpex_search_results_style so now you can use a filter to make the search page identical to the blog – sweet!
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_page_header_breadcrumbs’ so you can easily hide/show the breadcrumbs in the page header
  • Added Local scroll target for the total button VC module
  • Added No-Margins grid style for the custom post types grid module
  • Added Icon height & width options for the Font Icon VC module
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_display_footer_widgets’ to allow you to disable the footer widgets via child themes
  • Added Link post format for blog posts
  • Added Staff position under staff post tile (subheading)
  • Added Option to automatically display the staff featured image on the posts at the top
  • Added Max-width to mobile sidr menu so it doesn’t go full-width on iPads and other not so small devices.
  • Added New Mobile Menu Alternative menu region
  • Added Fit-rows layout option for the Visual Composer portfolio grid with filter
  • Added Option to change the filter speed of VC grid modules with filter
  • Added WooCommerce cross-sells to the cart (were removed before)
  • Added Option to choose the direction the sidebar mobile menu opens from (left or right)
  • Added Option to the theme panel under the “Other” tab to disable the trimming of custom excerpts
  • Added New template files – date.php, tag.php
  • Added Option to change the default hover color for the icon boxes with links (outlined and boxed styles)
  • Added Options to the skillbar VC module for the background color and to remove the main inset shadow
  • Added New “Layout Mode” option for VC grids with filter so you can have a filter and fit rows style 😉
  • Added Cart to the breadcrumbs while browsing single products and the shop page
  • Added More typography options as requested by customers
  • Added Color button styles to the formats dropdown in the TinyMCE editor
  • Removed 20px padding that was added to icons in the VC Font Icon module. Padding added now only when a background is added to the icon
  • Removed Masonry.js, the whole theme uses isotope.js now
  • Removed Default “Sample Heading” for icon boxes so it can be left empty
  • Removed Many of the tabs in the theme customizer keeping only the styling options
  • Removed Default image cropping sizes from the theme panel (set to 9999)
  • Updated Template files content-portfolio.php, content-staff.php, woocommerce.php – Important!
  • Updated All Visual Composer carousels to use the owl carousel script instead of frecarousel
  • Updated All Visual Composer carousels to include design options
  • Updated Portfolio & Staff carousels to include overlay styles for image hovers
  • Updated All custom widgets to have a class_exists() check so you can customize them via your child theme
  • Updated iLightbox script to version 2.1.8
  • Updated No-Margin style grids to support the jQuery filter and use the isotope script instead of masonry
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons & icons are now sorted alphabetically when choosing them in the VC
  • Updated If a row is set to display on desktops only then its not only hidden with CSS but also no code is outputted on mobile devices – using wp_is_mobile()
  • Updated Image hover overlays that display categories will now show all of them, not just the first category
  • Updated The read-more tag on posts will now override the default custom excerpt trim
  • Updated Cleaned up the VC list item pop-up editor
  • Updated Visual Composer items with pagination now all use the same wpex_pagination() function
  • Updated Isotope js script
  • Updated Mobile icons menu to check first to make sure the defined menu item has an icon name that exists in the font-awesome array to prevent outputting empty mobile icons
  • Updated Portfolio, staff, blog masonry archives  now use the Isotope script instead of masonry
  • Updated Title + Category overlay now display’s all categories not just the first one
  • Updated Typography output function to be better optimized
  • Updated Password protection box to have better styling
  • Fixed Layout issues with gallery metabox in post editor with WP 4.0
  • Fixed Custom icon size not saving for VC list item modules
  • Fixed On mobile when clicking a local scroll link in the menu the menu will now close and it will scroll gracefully to the location
  • Fixed Issue with social sharing not showing on entries
  • Fixed Page Header background image will still display even if title is disabled
  • Fixed Some page settings not working on the WooCommerce archive
  • Fixed Conflict with the Pods WordPress Framework plugin
  • Fixed Max-Width logo option not working
  • Fixed Issue with certain standard fonts not working correctly such as Arial
  • Fixed Issue with the custom overlay logo not working
  • Fixed ie8 columns not rendering in columns
  • Fixed ie8 non-centered navigation
  • Fixed Issue with skype call link not working for the top-bar or staff social links
  • Fixed Related products entry design (title didn’t match  main products archive title)
  • Fixed Header not showing completely when fixed and admin bar is enabled

v1.5.3 - August 5, 2014

Important: The minify CSS functionality was removed for several reasons, mostly because it was causing a flood of support questions due to people's lack of skills (manually altering the minified stylesheet, not being able to override the classes, not being able to setup a child theme correctly...etc). So make sure that your child theme has been setup correctly to load style.css in this update. The stylesheets are now much more organized as well which should be of great help and you can also dequeue the visual composer extensions css and visual composer custom css in a child theme for faster editing - sweet!
  • Updated The minify CSS functionality has been removed
  • Added New outer-wrap div surrounding the entire site and changed how padding is applied to the boxed layout so it’s consistent across all devices
  • Updated Full Support for the latest version of the visual composer and brand new icons for Total modules!
  • Added New plugin “Templatera” now included – HOT !!!
  • Added Padding around boxed layout for mobile sizes
  • Fixed issue with header search button styling options not working on header style 2
  • Updated Header 2 search button to use font awesome icon instead of image
  • Removed Hola! “Please activate your copy of Visual Composer to receive automatic updates” notice
  • Added URL option for the slider mobile alternative image
  • Fixed HTML error in single-other.php (there was a mysterious “a” in the code)
  • Fixed Post Series listing on single posts so it’s the correct order with the oldest post last (ASC order)
  • Fixed Clearfix issue when using only 1 column for the footer widgets it was adding a white space below it
  • Added Ability to display the staff member position under the title and options to change it’s size, color and margin
  • Updated Cleaned up functions at framework/styling.php to minimize memory footprint
  • Fixed Issue where adding “featured” to pricing tables didn’t do anything in version 1.52
  • Fixed Issue where sidebar wasn’t showing correctly on the shop page
  • Updated Visual Composer row shortcode output to prevent unnecessary parameters from being added
  • Fixed Issue where lightbox on products with a single image looked like a gallery when it shouldn’t
  • Fixed Issue where in backend composer the single image showed double image/icon
  • Updated Single image module to display as inline-block instead of block – prevents link surrounding image to expand past the image
  • Fixed WPML issue where the top bar wouldn’t translate
  • Added Email option for the top bar social icons
  • Updated Single product with variations so if variation exists it displays thumbnails like default WooCommerce (no slider) to prevent bugs
  • Fixed Issues with certain Google fonts such as Exo 2 not working
  • Updated Optimized typography output code at framework/typography.php
  • Added Website URL to staff custom fields
  • Added Ability to select the lightbox type for single images to speed things up and allow for HTML5 videos & HTTPS embeded videos
  • Added CSS to prevent menu dropdowns from opening in the VC front-end editor because it’s annoying
  • Added Logo max width option to the admin panel under the header tab
  • Added New function wpex_header_logo_img to return header logo image url
  • Added Option to change the title for the related posts
  • Added Ability to choose custom post types for the Recent News grid module
  • Fixed Responsive issues with the post types slider
  • Fixed Hopefully all the issues with the retina logo
  • Fixed The woocommerce/content-product.php file to check for $product var to prevent debug errors with certain plugins
  • Updated Custom login page code to hook into the login_head filter instead of the login_enqueue_scripts filter
  • Updated Custom CSS field in the theme options panel to be a standard textarea so it loads quicker
  • Fixed Issue with “expanded” total button not actually expanding after the last update
  • Fixed Apple icon metatags so they are the correct sizes – 76px,120px, 154px
  • Fixed Bug with WPML and the image resizing script sometimes not returning any images
  • Updated Functions that filter the custom post type labels so they are more easily
  • Added Options to rename the portfolio, staff and testimonials categories/tags in the
  • Added Options to rename the Post Series and slug
  • Updated Functions that filter the custom post type labels so they are more easily translatable and cleaner/faster code
  • Added Options to rename the portfolio, staff and testimonials categories/tags in the admin
  • Added Options to rename the Post Series and slug
  • Added Ability to add titles and captions to the lightbox in Image Grid modules
  • Added Options to enable lightbox for the blog entry and post featured images
  • Added Page header hooks
  • Added New filter “wpex_custom_css_filter” for adding custom CSS to wp_header more efficiently
  • Updated Custom css for the page header background and height is now added to the <head> instead of inline to keep things cleaner
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_recommended_plugins’ so you can easily alter the recommended plugins array
  • Updated FontAwesome CSS
  • Updated CSS now loads a bit differently to allow you and the theme to better customize it
  • Fixed Miss-alignment of the footer bottom menu on boxed responsive mode
  • Fixed Responsive issue on boxed layout with extra space on the right
  • Added Function wpex_blog_entry_style() to return the current post entry style based on admin option / category meta
  • Added Ability to choose between masonry or fit-rows style for the blog grid
  • Added Equal Heights for the blog grid fit-rows style so the borders are the same height
  • Updated Optimized function at post-layout.php to be more efficient
  • Added Equal heights to related blog items so the content areas are the same height
  • Added Builder for the blog post entries just like the blog posts
  • Updated Optimized some of the Total Visual Composer modules to output less parameters in the default shortcode and speed things up a tad
  • Added Equal Columns for the portfolio grid module (equal height is appended to the .portfolio-entry-details class)
  • Updated Page title function to prevent any output if disabled, previously it would still be able to show the title background image
  • Updated The page header overlay is now added to the ‘wpex_hook_page_header_bottom’ hook for greater control
  • Removed Isotope transitions on the masonry blog as they aren’t needed
  • Added Ability to choose between masonry or fit-rows grid style on a per-category basis
  • Added New file portfolio-functions.php at framework/portfolio/
  • Removed Custom Visual Composer styling now using default VC blue colors
  • Updated Testimonials grid shortcode so it can display custom excerpts if one is defined
  • Added More Styling options for the teaser boxes
  • Updated Browser reset code to match _s framework
  • Removed Some unused CSS due to new reset to clean things up
  • Added A lot more options to the Teaser visual composer module so it’s much more customizable
  • Updated Custom CSS for visual composer elements so it’s easier to override via child themes
  • Added New Navbar Visual Composer module for easily inserting navigation bars into your pages
  • Added Option to enable a “footer reveal” style
  • Updated Changed margin bottom on #primary div to a bottom padding to prevent some browser bugs
  • Updated Cleaned up functions.php so it’s more organized
  • Fixed Footer Callout visibility option
  • Updated Child theme to include useful Snippet examples
  • Added Ability to have videos in the image grid module with lightbox enabled
  • Added New “Feature” Box Visual Composer module for creating left/right image – content layouts that work well responsively
  • Updated Skillbars now accept decimals
  • Updated Theme panel styling tab so it has subsections for easier editing
  • Added Option to choose how many columns you want for the related blog posts
  • Added Option to disable the excerpt for related blog posts
  • Updated Added a max of 1500px width for lightbox images in various parts of the theme to prevent super massive images from loading
  • Added New options to the Total list item visual composer module – icon background, width, height, border radius
  • Added Option to choose to show the category description above the loop or under the title
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_post_subheading’ for altering the page/post subheading via a child theme
  • Added Ability to select 5 or 6 columns for staff, portfolio, blog, post type grids

v1.5.2 - July 8, 2014

Important: I added the fix so your child theme shouldn't break when using the CSS minify option in the theme panel. If you are using this function you do NOT need an @import in  your child theme. The parent style-min.css will load on it's own.
  • Updated Local scroll from external page to have a nice delay and to run only once the whole page is ready
  • Added Live icon preview selector for the Visual Composer modules – HOT!
  • Added Design options (background, color, text align, padding, border…etc) for the grid visual composer modules
  • Added French .po and .mo files
  • Fixed Missing search.png error in console when css minify isn’t being used
  • Fixed If breadcrumbs are disabled or breadcrumbs is set under the title the title can still go 100%
  • Updated The wpex_mobile_menu_source function to make it easier to remove items form the mobile nav sidebar
  • Added New function wpex_breadcrumbs_enabled for checking if the breadcrumbs are enabled or not
  • Updated The default content/sidebar widths on portrait/tablets is now 100% like the demo
  • Updated Default Portrait mobile width now 90% instead of 480px
  • Updated Mobile Nav so it’s 100% wide for phones and devices under 767px
  • Updated The Output for the responsive width options is now with all other css output in framework/output-css.php
  • Fixed Page header width to make sure it’s 100% when breadcrumbs are disabled
  • Fixed Mobile menu searchbar color options not working in the theme options
  • Fixed Mobile cart so you can remove items and so it displays the table headers
  • Added New classes to the body tag that lists the categories a post is in “post-in- category-[catslug]” for styling purposes
  • Added New filters to alter the next/previous links via a child theme
  • Added Category descriptions will now display but there is an option to disable them in the admin panel
  • Added Width option for the divider composer module
  • Added Extra check to make sure parallax div isn’t added to a row when an image for the row background isn’t present
  • Added Padding option for the icon box module for the border and background styles
  • Added New “Custom Lightbox” tab to the single image module for linking to videos, flash or a another image
  • Fixed Issue where the styles wouldn’t work when using a child theme and the minify CSS function
  • Updated Page slider output to use do_shortcode instead of apply_filters( ‘the_content’ ) to prevent conflicts with the Visual Composer
  • Added New option to display the featured image caption over the featured image for standard single posts
  • Added Custom widget areas (unlimited) and custom sidebar select box for pages and posts – HOT!
  • Fixed Issues with the Gap skin with the new shrink fixed header function
  • Fixed Custom Main Layout option not working for gaps theme
  • Added Overlay Styles for the page title background option – none, dark, dotted, diagonal
  • Added Opacity option for the page title background image overlay
  • Updated Page Header bottom margin will no longer be automatically removed if there is a slider active on the page
  • Added Same custom fields from standard pages to Woo products
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_main_metaboxes_post_types’ so you can add the same custom fields from pages to other post types via a child theme
  • Added Custom field to disable the top bar on a per-page basis
  • Fixed Some undefined indexes in the custom widgets and cleaned up the code a bit for them
  • Fixed Flickr Widget image height issue
  • Fixed Issue where recent widgets were actually showing posts in reverse order by default
  • Updated Event Calendar events now support layout options – fullwidth, fullscreen, left sidebar and right sidebar
  • Added New function wpex_post_video_url()
  • Added Support for the page meta options (background, disable stuff..etc) for Events Calendar posts
  • Added “All Events” link to the breadcrumbs for single events when using the Events Calendar plugin
  • Added New function wpex_post_audio_url()
  • Added Lightbox skin selection to admin panel
  • Updated WooCommerce product gallery now uses Flexslider for smooth transitions
  • Added Animated Scroll for the WooCommrce single product reviews link
  • Added Grid options for portfolio and staff grids (fit rows, masonry, no margins)
  • Added Options in the theme panel for top and bottom margins for the boxed layout
  • Fixed Issue where sometimes the front-end editor wouldn’t work when the blog grid module was being used
  • Added Ability to link a single image to a gallery of images via the single image Visual Composer module
  • Fixed Issue with the no-margin image grid going outside the bounds of the container
  • Added More sections to the theme customizer from the admin panel – experimental
  • Updated Optimized the code for the icon boxes output a bit
  • Added Classes for font-weights so when modifying weights in visual composer elements it uses classes instead of inline styles
  • Added Alignment (left, center, right) options to certain icon box styles
  • Removed Unnecessary descriptions from Visual Composer modules to keep the .po files smaller 😉
  • Added Text transform option for the icon box module heading
  • Added border-radius option to icon box icon with background
  • Updated Icon Box style “left icon” now supports background color on the icon
  • Added Bottom Margin option to icon box heading
  • Added Right Icon style to the icon box styles
  • Added Font-size and color options for the icon box module content
  • Added “Visibility” option to the spacing visual composer module
  • Added New Post Types slider module for the Visual Composer
  • Updated Total VC callout module design so content has a max width of 80% and the button of 20%
  • Fixed Button color option not working issue
  • Added Options for sidebar headings, text and border colors
  • Added Custom size and padding to the icon vc module – check your font icon modules because the CSS changed a bit for these!
  • Added Font weight options for the milestone vc module
  • Fixed Not working links in the milestone vc module
  • Fixed Retina logo issues from the last update
  • Fixed Layout issue on the testimonials category archives
  • Added Options to choose how many columns for the portfolio and staff related items section
  • Fixed Layout issues when choosing more then 1 row of related items for staff and blog posts
  • Fixed Background issues with the sticky navigation on headers two and three for the flat and agent skins
  • Fixed Menu layout issues on the gaps theme for headers styles 2 and 3
  • Added New options to the pricing table module – custom button, border radius, button color, padding, text transform, pricing skins, etc
  • Removed H5 heading tag from pricing tables for better SEO
  • Added Icon support for the Total skillbar (goes next to the title)
  • Added URL option for the FontAwesome icon
  • Added Custom field to display an image instead of the slider shortcode custom field for mobile devices
  • Fixed Layout issue with the NextGen pagination
  • Added Height, color and width options for the divider vc module (height and color are for solid style only)
  • Added Fixed icon width and height options for the Icon Box visual composer module
  • Added Background and color options for the Total Button so you can really customize it
  • Fixed Front-End composer issue so buttons next to each other display perfectly inline
  • Added New option to the post type VC modules “Trim Custom Excerpts” so if you want HTML in custom excerpts you can set this to “no” and it will display your custom excerpt with HTML.
  • Fixed Advanced parallax rows not working on mobile – added cover size for mobile to make sure they look ok
  • Fixed Issue with images in testimonials in the testimonial slider expanding 100%

v1.5.1 - June 24, 2014

Important: There is a new blog post layout builder go to Theme Options->Blog tab to check it out. Also now for single blog posts you can display the title with the content and have text like "Blog" in the main page header (as many requested). If you want it to go back to the old way just set the option "Post Header Displays" to "Post Title" (screenshot).
  • Fixed Error in mobile-menu.php that shows up for some servers
  • Fixed Issue with single blog posts not working at full-width layout
  • Fixed Issue with content not showing inside a row using the advanced Parallax background
  • Fixed Issue with not found sidr-search.png
  • Fixed Testimonial Slider output so it keeps paragraphs and HTML
  • Fixed Sticky nav for header styles two and three
  • Fixed Boldness that was being applied to all links in the flat skin footer
  • Fixed Padding issue with gaps skin search header replace field
  • Fixed Layout issues with 1 column blog, staff, portfolio grids
  • Fixed There were supposed to be borders on the mega menus but they weren’t showing!
  • Fixed Mobile menu so a searchbox will always display even if disabled from the header
  • Fixed Font family and line-height in textboxes
  • Fixed Responsiveness for the blog thumbnail style
  • Fixed Trying to get property of non-object php debug notice on 404 page
  • Updated Meta options class
  • Updated Title, caption or description will now display on the image grid with no margins style if enabled
  • Updated Recent posts width thumbnails widget to exclude current post
  • Updated Skin classes to make sure WooCommerce css loads first
  • Updated Cleaner bottom box shadow for fixed header on neat skin
  • Updated Changed some selects in the theme panel to button sets
  • Updated Single quote post design so it displays only the quote
  • Updated WooCommerce template file versions
  • Added Javascript so any link with the classname “local-scroll-link” will scroll smoothly to that element
  • Added New Single blog post drag&drop composer to re-order post elements order
  • Added Options to style the searchfield for the mobile menu
  • Added New option for the page slider custom field to place it above the title, menu, header or top bar
  • Added Custom excerpts and readmore buttons for testimonial slider and testimonial grids
  • Added Ability to choose between title, alt, caption or description for the image grid heading
  • Added Social options for users to display in author box
  • Added Option to shrink fixed header on scroll
  • Added New filter wpex_mobile_menu_source so you can add/remove items from the mobile menu
  • Added New filter “wpex_mobile_searchform_placeholder” to alter the text placeholder for the mobile menu
  • Removed Featured image on audio posts so it doesn’t look weird – featured image is used as a fallback though

v1.5.0 - June 16, 2014

  • Updated Visual Composer plugin
  • Added Support for front-end Visual Composer – HOT!
  • Updated Live Demo pages to make sure they work with the front-end composer and updated Sample Data
  • Added New PSD file included with main design and all Visual Composer modules
  • Updated Customized Visual Composer Admin buttons to match admin skins
  • Updated Renamed the aq_resize function to wpex_image_resize to prevent conflicts because I’ve highly modified it
  • Fixed Blog grid layout issue from version 1.41
  • Updated Moved Skins into the “Styling” tab in the theme options panel and made it a dropdown to speed things up
  • Fixed Broken images from the last update if image cropping was disabled
  • Updated HUGE speed improvements for the theme panel
  • Updated Custom widget functions will now only load when really needed to speed some things up in the WP admin
  • Fixed Left/Right margin issue on centered content when using the full-screen page layout
  • Updated Masonry Grids to use same widths and margins as theme/visual composer grids
  • Fixed Pagination issue if the blog template is used as a static homepage
  • Updated Removed all inline javascript for masonry grids and added into global.js to optimize things
  • Added Equal height columns function, give the classname “equal-height-column” to any div in the same VC row
  • Added Class “flip-drops-smallscreen” for the menu to make dropdowns that open to the right open to the left on small screens
  • Updated Carousels now load when images are ready instead of window ready to speed things up
  • Added Masonry layout style for Image Grid
  • Updated Changed HTML for image grid to HTML5 figure and figcaption format
  • Updated Total composer custom grids to include no_found_rows argument on non paginated grids for speed
  • Updated Total composer grids so if there are less items then the # of columns the masonry js won’t be applied
  • Added New Filter “wpex_skins” to alter default theme skins array – see framework/ core-functions.php
  • Added Options to change the thumbnail height, width and border radius for the testimonials grid
  • Fixed Issue with top border missing in blog grid when featured image isn’t set
  • Added Full-Width Columns On Tablet option for rows to make all inner columns 100% on tablets
  • Added Pagination support for the recent news module
  • Added Columns support for the recent news module
  • Added Option in “Other” tab of the theme panel to enable/disable items (date, comments, author, category) from the post meta
  • Added New filter “wpex_posts_meta_options” to tweak the array of visible items for post meta
  • Added Ability to display post author in post meta (disabled by default – see “Other” tab)
  • Added Option in the admin panel to change the heading for the social sharing section “Please share this”
  • Updated WP_Head cleanup option so you can choose exactly what is removed
  • Updated Created new “Optimizations” tab in the theme panel and moved some options from “other” into this tab
  • Added Staff social links shortcode to the Visual Composer for displaying your staff links on single staff posts

v1.4.1 - June 8, 2014

  • Added New filter wpex_search_placeholder_text so you can alter your header search placeholder text
  • Added A bit more bottom margin to title on the search overlay style
  • Fixed Issues with typography font size setting changes not saving
  • Added New filter wpex_related_staff_args so you can alter the related staff Thu, Jun 5 query
  • Added New Filter ‘wpex_related_portfolio_args’ so you can alter the related portfolio query
  • Fixed Non-Responsive soundcloud embeds when used as the featured audio
  • Added New custom sidebar area for search results
  • Removed Unused scripts from js folder
  • Updated Dequeued WooThemes pretty photo css on single products because it isn’t used
  • Updated Minified faster-menu-dashboard.js
  • Added New parameter “minify” to wpex_global_config (framework/core-functions.php)
  • Updated Theme now loads total-min.js with minified scripts for speed, but you can easily disable auto minify via your child theme
  • Added Advanced parallax background style for rows
  • Removed Default border on google maps added by the visual composer
  • Added New minify js option in the panel under “Other” tab to load all theme js in a single minified file
  • Added New minify CSS option in the theme panel “Other” tab to load all theme css files in a single minify function
  • Fixed Image resizing issue when using 9999 for the height on VC modules
  • Fixed CSS line height issue with pagination numbers
  • Added Width and height attributes to cropped images to increase scores on several page speed testers
  • Updated Cleaned up blog entry code and created new functions at framework/blog/ blog-entry.php for the output
  • Updated Optimized code for the author avatar display in blog entries
  • Updated Renamed wpex_get_featured_image_url to wpex_image to keep code smaller
  • Updated Enabled gallery lightbox for the gallery post format slider
  • Added New filters wpex_image_width and wpex_image_height for altering image cropping via child themes using
  • Added Active class to menu item when local scroll link is clicked
  • Added New wpex_get_template_part function and wpex_get_template_part filter
  • Added New files content-other.php and single-other.php for displaying custom post type entries and posts
  • Updated Social options for the top bar now display name for the label and have default links for the values

v1.4.0 - May 28, 2014

  • Updated Visual Composer Extension plugin now built-in ! You can remove this plugin from your site now.
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons
  • Added Visibility setting for the toggle bar
  • Added New filter wpex_toggle_bar_active to enable/disable the togglebar
  • Added New helper to view # queries, memory usage and page load for troubleshooting
  • Updated Moved “admin” folder into functions/redux
  • Added New Function and filter wpex_get_template_part so you can alter the location of your template parts, yay!
  • Added Blog link as defined in the theme admin for standard categories/tags
  • Fixed Double “blog” link on single post breadcrumbs when blog page defined in the admin
  • Added New template part content-other.php for other post types used on the site
  • Added new filter to prevent issues with images not displaying sometimes when usingSSL
  • Fixed Count for product categories widget with child items
  • Fixed Spacing when font icons are used in a custom menu widget
  • Fixed Issue with bullets being added when a custom menu is used inside the Visual Composer
  • Updated The wp_login_url shortcode so if a user is logged in it will show a logout link instead
  • Fixed Issue if you have more then 1 row of related portfolio items the layout won’t break
  • Fixed Issue where adding 0px for the header top and bottom padding wouldn’t actually remove the padding
  • Added A filter to alter the default bars icon html for the mobile menu open button: ‘wpex_mobile_menu_open_button_text’
  • Fixed Issue if the shop was set to the homepage it wasn’t showing the correct shop sidebar
  • Updated Renamed functions folder to “framework”
  • Fixed Issue with flexslider heights on mobile devices
  • Fixed Double title meta issue when Yoast SEO is active
  • Fixed Some styling issues with font awesome icons when using the :before tag
  • Updated Made sidebar widget icons darker so you can see them better
  • Updated Cleaned up carousel arrows a bit
  • Added Recent Comments With Avatar Widget
  • Fixed Column issues with IE8
  • Added New options for the divider module for icon background and padding
  • Updated Moved WooCommerce images out of css/images and into images/ woocommerce/
  • Fixed Double title issue when Yoast SEO is active
  • Added New function wpex_meta_title() to output the header meta tag
  • Added Option to enable social sharing on staff posts
  • Updated Optimized the social sharing function to make it more efficient
  • Added New polylang switcher shortcode!
  • Updated Sliders, Carousels and grids will load on image ready instead of window load to make things appear a bit faster
  • Updated Increased pagination links height and padding a bit

v1.3.9 - May 20, 2014

  • Fixed Disabled the Front-End editor which was enabled on accident

v1.3.8 - May 15, 2014

  • Added Theme Option to disable the custom sidebar for pages
  • Added New Overlay effects for the portfolio and staff grids – HOT!
  • Removed CustomSelect styling for single product with variation because it causes bugs with the latest version of Woo
  • Updated Custom Select plugin js
  • Updated Hid the “in stock” text on single products because it looked bad
  • Updated Metaviewport for non-responsive layout
  • Fixed Background in the flat and agent skin for the fixed header was white instead of the correct color
  • Added New filter “wpex_comments_title” to alter the default comments title
  • Updated Comments title code so it can be translated
  • Added Default page template for “The Events Calendar” plugin
  • Fixed Page title errors when using “The Events Calendar” plugin
  • Added New filter ‘wpex_display_header’ to easily disable the main header via your child theme
  • Added Shortcodes to the mce array in the wpex_global_config()
  • Fixed Issues with logo going outside the header container on Firefox and IE

v1.3.7 - May 12, 2014

  • Fixed Issue with admin color option for the body text not working
  • Fixed Undefined function vc_set_as_theme error if the Visual Composer plugin was outdated

v1.3.6 - May 11, 2014

  • Fixed Centering issues and max image height issues with the header logo
  • Fixed Undefined property: stdClass::$post_type error when saving bbPress posts
  • Updated Dropdown Top Border Color will also alter the top border for the search dropdown
  • Updated Store Dropdown matches the search dropdown now (top border width and color)
  • Added New WPML language switcher shortcode [wpml_lang_selector]
  • Updated Renamed default.po to en_US.po in the languages folder
  • Fixed Bug where sidebar wouldn’t show on the WooCommerce store if the full-width layout was used for the blog
  • Updated If you set a slider shortcode on the page defined for the WooCommerce shop it will display on the shop
  • Updated Disabled the save warning when a user changes a setting in the theme options
  • Updated Any font icons used in the main navigation will now display in the mobile nav as well
  • Added New function wpex_return_page_header() used to output the wpex_page_header() useful for globally removing the page header
  • Fixed Some unlocalized strings
  •  Fixed “Errors” shown in theme check plugin
  • Added $content_width variable to remove theme check nag
  • Fixed Issue where img logo was overflowing in Firefox when a fixed header height was set
  • Fixed Layout issues with the search header replace style on the boxed layout
  • Updated Categories widget to fix layout issues with child categories
  • Added New function wpex_disable_vc_front_end() so you can enable/disable the
  • Updated Categories widget to fix layout issues with child categories
  • Added New function wpex_set_vc_as_theme() so you can disable the vc_set_as_theme() function via a child theme
  • Added New function wpex_disable_vc_front_end() so you can enable/disable the Visual Composer front-end via a child theme
  • Updated Responsive CSS so the header height is set to “auto” for anything under 959px, fixes some glitches with the fixed header when changing browser size on the desktop
  • Added New theme option ” Run Visual Composer In Theme Mode” so those who purchased the plugin directly can disable it and enter their purchase code
  • Fixed W3C Validation errors for the social sharing buttons and now they also will open in the same window
  • Added new “Shortcodes” dropdown in the TinyMCE editor for the icons, wpml, and other useful built-in shortcodes
  • Fixed Some no-index errors on styling.php if the Visual Composer Extension plugin wasn’t enabled
  • Fixed Issue where breadcrumbs title wouldn’t trim based on theme option if not longer then 8 words
  • Added Options to disable the excerpts on the related portfolio and staff sections
  • Added New function wpex_portfolio_entry_content() displays the title/excerpt for portfolio entries
  • Added New function wpex_portfolio_entry_media() displays the featured image/video for portfolio entries
  • Updated Moved TGMA Script and Recommend Plugin files from the functions folder over to the plugins folder
  • Updated Toggle Bar now uses CSS for displaying so you can easily customize the animation speed and style via your child theme
  • Added Toggle Bar Animations option (with wpex_toggle_bar_animations filter) to choose between fade and fade with slide down animation for the toggle bar
  • Updated CSS to give the lightbox title a little more padding at the top
  • Added New Filter wpex_overlay_date_format use it to alter the date format in the new Title+Date overlay style

v1.3.5 - May 1, 2014

  • Fixed Issue where disabling the footer callout didn’t do anything
  • Added alt to the lightbox for the WP gallery
  • Added New ie8.css file for adding tweaks as needed in the future

v1.3.4 - April 30, 2014

  • Fixed Added padding caused by backgrounds added to a row
  • Updated JS file to be in strict mode
  • Added overflow hidden to main #wrap for full-width layout to fix small extra space to the right of the site
  • Added new local scroll ability when linking to div ID’s on other pages, see updated docs
  • Added wpml-config.xml file
  • Added Design Options For Inner Visual Composer Columns

v1.3.3 - April 16, 2014

  • Updated Visual Composer Plugin – IMPORTANT
  • Fixed WordPress tinymce editor issues when updating to WP 3.9
  • Added New function wpex_search_in_menu() so you can enable disable it via a child theme.
  • Updated Dequeued jQuery Waypoints from Visual Composer because it’s already in the theme
  • Fixed Padding issues on boxed layout when using a custom main site width.
  • Added Print Styles in style.css for cleaner site printing
  • Updated Next/Previous links so if current post is in a category without any other posts it will loop through all posts
  • Added New filter wpex_redux_args to alter the Redux default params
  • Added New Filter wpex_redux_sections so you can filter through the theme panel options
  • Added New filter wpex_theme_post_types so you can remove a custom post type via a child themes
  • Fixed Margin issue with Revslider caused by ul lists
  • Added New Check in logo return function so you can disable the logo via a custom function in your child theme
  • Updated Moved some styling options from the styling tab over to the WooCommerce tab in the theme options
  • Updated Visual Composer row and column modules to have tabs while editing them – sweet!
  • Added New Developer filter wpex_global_config – see functions/core-functions.php
  • Fixed Broken background styles for VC columns

v1.3.2.1 - April 11, 2014

  • Updated Switched back to default blue for the main theme highlights 😉
  • Updated Moved FontAwesome css file to style.css to save loading time
  • Added Masonry.js to main theme and removed the enqueue from the VCExtension to save on loading time
  • Removed Isotope enqueue from the Visual Composer plugin as well because it’s already being loaded by the theme.

v1.3.2 - April 9, 2014

  • Updated LayerSlider Plugin zip
  • Updated Slider Revolution plugin zip
  • Added New Tab in theme options panel to create a fully custom login screeen
  • Added New tab in theme options to customize the wp login screen
  • Added Hover color options for the toggle bar button
  • Updated Default site colors now red instead of pale blue
  • Updated Breadcrumbs links are now dark gray
  • Added Options to style the top bar link colors
  • Added Any Google Options Select in the Typography settings is now available for use right in the post editor
  • Updated Google font styles are now outputted with all other custom css to keep the head cleaner
  • Fixed Broken masonry layouts with last version
  • Added FontAwesome shortcode for easier use in the editor
  • Added Video Lightbox support to single image VC module

v1.3.1 - April 2, 2014

  • Fixed Issue with WooComerce product categories layout
  • Fixed Error on activation (blank screen or php error) because main skin hasn’t been selected
  • Fixed Issues with custom css not outputting correctly
  • Removed Socialite script from js/plugins.js
  • Updated Footer grid to match new grid system
  • Added Options to control posts per page for portfolio, staff, testimonials and search archives

v1.3.0 - April 1, 2014

Important: Version 1.3 had some massive changes, check out my post hear to learn more about Total 1.3.
  • Updated Visual Composer (front-end composer is disabled by default)
  • Updated Visual Composer Extension
  • Updated Slider Revolution
  • Updated Faster animation for image hover on store items
  • Added options to exclude post types from search results
  • Added Font-Weight bold as a fallback to anywhere using 600 font weight
  • Added New output-css.php file so all custom CSS it echoed using the same function and same line in wp_head
  • Added WPML shortcode for easier theme options and other translations
  • Added esc_url() for logo img and url
  • Added Option for custom breadcrumbs Home Titlte
  • Added Built-in Option under the SEO tab to remove the custom post type slugs from staff, portfolio & testimonials
  • Added Options for responsive widths for small desktops and tablets
  • Updated HTML5.js to load directly from the theme instead of the Google API for IE
  • Fixed Broken setting to disable 100% jpeg image quality
  • Fixed Layout issue on header style 2 for megamenu
  • Fixed WPML conflict with the custom recent posts w/ thumbnails widget
  • Removed PrettyPhoto tweaks from woocommerce.css for new version of Woo
  • Added Main Color options to the WP Theme Customizer
  • Added limit of 2 products per upsells on cart page
  • Added Setting for WooCommerce Up-Sells count and columns
  • Added Posts per Page option for the Woo Shop and Woo Archives
  • Added main shop page to single product breadcrumbs
  • Fixed Broken On Sale background option
  • Added Shop to breadcrumbs for WooCommerce categories/tags archive
  • Updated Cart layout for a cleaner/better design
  • Fixed Issue with Cart totals not updating in the menu
  • Added Option to disable WooCommerce product meta (tags/cats) on single product page
  • Added HoverIntent plugin for navigation to prevent bugs on certain mobile devices and for smoother dropdowns
  • Fixed Design bugs with Visual Composer tabs
  • Added css to open sub dropdowns to open to the left for small screens
  • Updated wpex_custom_background function renamed to wpex_site_background
  • Fixed Bug where main site background would override per-page background
  • Added Option to remove theme custom post type slugs (SEO tab) – experimental
  • Updated Product Gallery so it automatically adds the featured image as the first thumbnail
  • Updated Re-organized Theme Panel to have more subsections for easier management
  • Updated Changed Portfolio, Staff, Testimonials, Blog URL options for breadcrumbs so you can select the page from a dropdown
  • Updated Post Series to use WP_Query instead of get_posts and localized “Post Series” string
  • Updated Greatly improved WP menu dashboard speed
  • Added Option to enable comments on single testimonials post
  • Added Left, right or full-width options for single testimonials Post
  • Added setting to disable the custom styling for single testimonials
  • Fixed Missing WooCommerce icon in post editor
  • Updated Moved content-product.php into WooCommerce folder
  • Removed functions/woocommerce/woo-loop-classes.php
  • Removed functions/woocommerce/woo-remove-ajax-cart.php
  • Added CSS to hide jetpack smiley
  • Fixed Undefined indexes in the FontAwesome Social Widget
  • Added Theme option for Top Bar Social media alternative so if disabled you can still add content where the social normally goes.
  • Removed Reset query function from blog, staff, portfolio related queries to prevent issues with WPML
  • Added A function to automatically add a class to video embeds for responsiveness via CSS
  • Added Options to alter the portfolio and staff archive entry excerpt length
  • Added Option to disable the staff archive entry details (title, excerpt, social)
  • Added changelog.txt to Visual Composer Extension plugin
  • Added New Toggle Bar at the top of the site – display content from any page!
  • Fixed “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Redux_Tracking” when using 3rd party plugins with Redux
  • Updated Enabled the results per/page for the WooCommerce shop
  • Added Options to enable/disable the WooCommerce shop orderby function and result count sections
  • Updated Changed default WooCommerce image cropping to 480×540
  • Added Colorful think top border color for menu dropdowns – disable in the header admin section
  • Updated Visual Composer Extension Plugin and Total Theme to use better/new grid structure (bootstrap 3)
  • Added Theme option to enable automatic display of featured images for single portfolio posts
  • Added New #wrap before, after, top, bottom hooks
  • Added Page meta option to display a custom menu on a per-page basis
  • Removed File at functions/woocommerce/woo-product-gallery-thumbs.php
  • Added New File at woocommerce/single-product/product-thumbnails.php
  • Removed Deleted File at functions/woocommerce/woo-product-featured-image.php
  • Added New File at woocommerce/single-product/product-thumbnails.php
  • Added Featured Video support for Portfolio Items
  • Added Styling options for various WooCommerce elements
  • Fixed WooCommerce category widget with child items display
  • Updated All WooCommerce thumbnails and featured images now included in the lightbox as a gallery
  • Added Local scroll ability for the main menu
  • Updated Mobile navigation design and javascript for better compatability

v1.2.0 - March 16, 2014

  • New Revolution Slider Now included – HOT!
  • New Social widget using font-icons
  • New CSS for sup tag
  • New Option to change “Shop” title on single products
  • Fixed Issue with social sharing not showing on pages when disabled from blog posts
  • Updated Made the excerpt creation function faster for excerpts
  • Fixed Bug where changing the breadcrumbs title trim wouldn’t work if the title was under 8 words long
  • Updated Minimum height on search results when there isn’t any thumbnail.
  • Fixed Layout issues on search results
  • UpdatedWhen using the sidebar menu widget the subitems will remain open while browsing a child menu item
  • Fixed Issue with breadcrumbs if the WordPress SEO plugin was enabled & internal links option was disabled
  • New Option to disable 100% JPEG quality under “Other” tab in admin panel
  • New Breadcrumbs position option – default or under title
  • Fixed Issue where clicking on an image on a Woo product would cause the main image to get smaller
  • Fixed Issue where read more button wouldn’t display on “Thumbnail” style blog
  • Updated Smoother animations for portfolio overlay
  • Updated smoother animation for staff hovers
  • Updated Theme Panel Framework (Redux)
  • New Custom testimonial widget area
  • New New function wpex_active_post_types() for easier checks
  • Updated Added top margin for subsection headings in the admin panel
  • Updated Wrapped register sidebar functions into wpex_register_sidebars function
  • Updated Added top margin for subsection headings in the admin panel
  • Updated Wrapped register sidebar functions into wpex_register_sidebars function
  • Updated Custom Post Type Widgets to reflect custom label as defined in the admin panel
  • New Skype and email options for staff members
  • Removed Fitfivs script for responsive videos because it causes issues with @font-face in Chrome
  • New Option to change 404 page title/text
  • New Option to redirect all 404 errors to homepage
  • New Theme options to change main header colors
  • New Option to enable/disable 100% quality for jpegs
  • New Theme options to change breadcrumbs colors
  • New Theme Options to change footer callout background, text, link colors
  • Updated Added description to the social widget in dashboard
  • New Simple Custom Menu widget (menu widget without any toggles/custom styling)
  • New Theme options to enable/disable blog, portfolio, staff, testimonial categories from breadcrumbs
  • Updated Make strong text black for the base theme
  • New option to choose how many related items to display for the blog
  • New Option to recent posts with thumbnail widget for “full screen” style
  • Updated Added 20px more bottom margin to the #primary div
  • Updated Excerpt function to be more effected and faster
  • Fixed Removed extra > character before Portfolio name in breadcrumbs
  • New options to sort by comment count and last modified for custom post widget
  • New Basic mega menu support via menu css classes
  • Updated Display of row background images on mobile devices
  • New Theme option to choose between default, centered or minimal centered page header styles globally
  • Updated Moved Header code out of woocommerce.php to use main function at functions/page-header.php instead

v1.1.5 - February 27, 2014

  • FIXED Mobile menu issues (items weren’t collapsed and extra borders were showing)
  • FIXED Issue with undefined text in mobile sidebar if search is disabled in the header
  • FIXED Issue where not all the Google font weights were loading for custom fonts
  • FIXED Issue where switching images on products causes the lightbox to display the smaller image
  • FIXED Gallery slider style not working for WooCommerce entries
  • FIXED Issue where WooCommerce rating form wouldn’t display on product posts
  • UPDATED Headings custom font option will now also change the font for the Composer separator with text
  • UPDATED Theme Options panel framework
  • UPDATED Google fonts scripts load now via functions/typography.php rather then the theme panel

v1.1.3 - February 14, 2014

  • Fixed Line-height issue with sidebar widget icons
  • Fixed Issue with background being added to comment reply links when changing theme button color in the admin
  • Fixed Issue with the Theme Customizer not working in version 1.12
  • Fixed Bug where videos were to close to the content in blog with thumbnails entries
  • Fixed Blog layout issues caused by WooCommerce 2.1
  • Fixed So when the admin panel is reset defaults are re-saved
  • Updated Mobile menu to have toggles for drop-downs
  • New Category for blog, portfolio and staff posts added to breadcrumbs
  • New Google microdata added to breadcrumbs for better SEO
  • New Option to choose custom breadcrumbs trim for titles
  • New Fitvids (responsive videos) support to blog post content
  • New Options in the admin panel for the footer callout button hover colors

v1.1.2 - January 20, 1014

  • NEW Option to toggle icons from widgets on/off
  • NEW Option to open social links in a new tab
  • NEW Element style for the Visual Composer text with separator so you can make h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 tags for SEO
  • NEW Function for the meta viewport tag that fixes issues on mobile devices when responsiveness is disabled
  • NEW Option to select between the font icons and image icons for the top bar social area
  • NEW Added VK to the social links options
  • NEW Gallery Slider for the Visual Composer Extension plugin
  • NEW Option to disable featured image in the Visual Composer Extension blog grid
  • NEW Option to control footer callout button border radius
  • NEW Opacity option to the fixed header
  • NEW Next/Previous links on portfolio, staff, testimonials and standard posts will now loop through items in the same category only.
  • NEW Option to disable date in the Recent Posts with Thumbnails widget
  • FIXED Localization issue so the admin panel can be translated with the .mo files
  • FIXED Footer issue where changing the columns wasn’t actually removing the code for un-used widgets
  • FIXED Layout issues with EDD and other plugins that add new custom post types
  • FIXED Comment link on blog entries not working
  • FIXED Debug notice for mobile icons menu when a menu wasn’t defined
  • FIXED Bug where blog-entry classes were being added to non-post post types such as woo products
  • FIXED Comment form design spacing issues
  • FIXED Double title issue on image.php
  • FIXED Endless loop on single quote posts
  • REMOVED Double title on index.php when not using a static page
  • REMOVED Default all caps for logo
  • UPDATED Embeded videos in post formats will now display in recent news and blog grid Visual Composer Extension modules
  • UPDATED Cleaned up all php in main template files. Tabs and spacing.
  • UPDATED Styling.php to loop through color options automatically making it easier to add and manage theme styling options
  • UPDATED Pre tag design

v1.1.0 - December 29, 2013

  • NEW Unique skins!! – Base, Minimal Graphical, Agent, Flat, Neat & Gaps
  • NEW bbPress support added and new custom widget area for bbPress
  • NEW Per page custom backgrounds
  • NEW Per page/post custom header background (solid background style added)
  • NEW Custom login page template
  • NEW Top area with custom content and social options
  • NEW Added ACE editor to the custom CSS tab with CSS color commenting
  • NEW Button styles – graphical, 3d, modern, outline
  • NEW WooCommerce entry styles – featured image, slider or image swap
  • NEW Shop Menu Icon styles – dropdown, overlay, custom url
  • NEW Header search icon styles – dropdown, overlay
  • NEW Post image/video position (above content + sidebar or default).
  • NEW White text style for the editor styles dropdown
  • NEW Added active classes to single woocommerce product gallery thumbnails so non active have opacity and active doesn’t
  • NEW Styling options for mobile menu and menu icons
  • NEW New header-classes function for better adding classes to the main header
  • NEW Option to hide amount in the cart in the nav
  • NEW Back to top hover background color theme option + option to disable it
  • NEW Backgrounds, borders, padding, margins, typography color style added for visual composer columns
  • NEW Add responsive visibility option to rows and columns
  • NEW Added option to disable drop-shadow on the boxed layout
  • NEW Add custom image cropping size for related posts featured images
  • NEW Added support for author name + avatar in the full width testimonial slider
  • NEW A lot more useful theme options
  • UPDATED Theme Panel Design for WP 3.8 that matches your color scheme!
  • UPDATED Custom Post Type Icons for WP 3.8
  • UPDATED Nicer looking icons for toggles and accordions
  • UPDATED Store overlay is now 2 columns so it looks cleaner
  • UPDATED Auto updates won’t bug you anymore for LayerSlider
  • UPDATED Renamed “Thumbnail” column in the dashboard to “Featured Image”
  • UPDATED Renamed content-search.php to content-searchresult.php to fix bbPress conflict
  • UPDATED Added minimum width of 140px to drop-downs
  • UPDATED Dequeued lightbox css from the Visual Composer Extension plugin and added to style.css to speed things up
  • UPDATED Moved mobile menu and search code from footer.php into their own functions and added via hooks
  • UPDATED Removed footers folder and added footer code to footer.php
  • UPDATED Removed headers folder and all code for the header is now in header.php
  • UPDATED Removed default typography output to prevent conflict with new skins. Typography css now outputted by functions/typography.php
  • UPDATED Header style 2 and 3 only the navigation becomes static on scroll, not the entire header
  • UPDATED Related staff and related portfolios are now their own functions instead of being in the single-staff.php and single-portfolio.php files
  • UPDATED wpex_page_header(); and wpex_page_slider() are now added via hooks rather then added manually to all template files
  • FIXED Retina logo wasn’t working correctly
  • FIXED Issue with pages sidebar not working
  • FIXED Margin added to static bar when user has the admin bar active
  • FIXED Default values for the retina logo in the admin were reversed
  • FIXED Added fix for the thumbnail style blog so if a featured image isn’t defined the content will span the whole width
  • FIXED Fixed issue where the Woo product entries may show duplicate images if an image is added to the gallery and it’s the same as the featured image
  • FIXED Fixed bug where sub-links weren’t working in the custom menu widget
  • FIXED bug where the theme option for the Default Page layout wasn’t working
  • FIXED Breadcrumbs are now below the titles on iPad size to prevent issues on posts/pages with long titles
  • FIXED Fixed masonry blog design for mobile devices
  • FIXED Added reset_post_data after related staff on single-staff.php
  • REMOVED get-sidebar.php from the functions folder.

v1.0.1 - December 7, 2013

  • UPDATED Moved plugins out of the theme and added to Amazon S3 for faster theme installation
  • FIXED Issue where disabling the footer widgets wouldn’t actually remove the whole footer area
  • FIXED iPad layout for the vertical tabs
  • FIXED Social sharing tooltip so it displays towards the inner content to prevent issues on small laptops