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