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