Just Released: Theme Updates!


In advance of Gutenberg’s impending launch, we’ve just released theme updates for all <em>press themes. With this update, your theme is now ready for the release of WordPress 5.0. However, please be aware that Gutenberg is still in development, and there may be last minute changes integrated into the new platform. We strongly recommend you read through this post to understand what the changes will mean for all WordPress blogs!

While our themes are now compatible and styled for WordPress 5.0’s new Gutenberg post blocks, if you have other third party plugins or custom formatting in place, it’s possible some of Gutenberg’s blocks may still look slightly off. Once WordPress 5.0 is released, we encourage you to experiment with the blocks to find combinations you love! You can also email us at hello@empressthemes.com if you uncover any bugs you think we should know about.

How to update your theme: 

Instructions on how to update your theme and/or plugins can be found here. Don’t forget, in order to receive product updates directly to your WordPress dashboard, you must have active licenses for the products you’ve purchased! Your license key(s) can be found in your original purchase receipt email, and activation instructions can be found here . If you can’t find it, shoot us an email at hello@empressthemes.com, and we can assist you with license key activation.


Here’s the best part:

While we were in there getting things tuned up and ready for the release of WordPress 5.0, we also integrated many of the customer-submitted suggestions and theme fixes we’ve received over the last year. If you update your <em>press theme, you might notice some fun upgrades in your Customizer! Here’s a list of changes we’ve made.

PRESIDIO

In Version 1.1.0:

  • Added styling for Gutenberg editor.
  • Fixed issue where selecting the latest post as “Featured” would cause the last post on the Home Page to display again on the second page.
  • Added option to hide interstitials on paged blog pages (i.e., the page displayed when a user clicks “older posts”).
  • Added styling for Navigation Menu widget.
  • Updated category display to accommodate Yoast Primary category. You can now designate a “primary” category to display on your Home Page and archival pages! The theme will also select the first category you’ve checked off as backup if no primary or parent category is selected. You must have the Yoast SEO plugin installed to select a primary category.
  • Fixed issue affecting pagination in the Admin area.
  • Added space for a Featured Interstitial on top of the blog Home Page, below the Featured Post and Shopping widget. Users may now insert an interstitial below or in place of the Shopping widget on the Home Page! Edit this new Featured Interstitial under Appearance > Widgets. This is perfect if you’d like to use our Topics or Highlights widget to display posts, pages, or external links below the Featured Post. You can even use it to display manual product uploads and links, using our Presidio Shop Widget in the new widget area.
  • Added mobile display options for interstitials, sidebars, and the Shopping widget.
  • Added option to display the Home Page Featured Post by tag.
  • Updated Featured Posts widget with option to show posts by tag.
  • Added top menu to mobile menu.

MIRAMAR

In Version 1.2.1:

  • Added styling for Gutenberg editor.
  • Updated category display to accommodate Yoast Primary category. You can now designate a “primary” category to display on your Home Page and archival pages! The theme will also select the first category you’ve checked off as backup if no primary or parent category is selected.You must have the Yoast SEO plugin installed to select a primary category.
  • Added options to hide/display featured posts and Shopping widget on mobile.
  • Added option to hide interstitials on paged blog pages (i.e., the page displayed when a user clicks “older posts”).
  • Fixed link styling on pages.
  • Added options to display the interstitial before or after the blog feed. This allows users to move Miramar’s interstitial wherever they’d like on the Home Page!
  • Added option to choose Featured posts by tag.
  • Added top menu to mobile menu.

BREVIER

In Version 1.2.0:

  • Added styling for Gutenberg editor.
  • Updated category display to accommodate Yoast Primary category. You can now designate a “primary” category to display on your Home Page and archival pages! The theme will also select the first category you’ve checked off as backup if no primary or parent category is selected. You must have the Yoast SEO plugin installed to select a primary category.
  • Updated search bar.
  • Added styling for Archives, Categories, Text, and Navigation Menu widgets.
  • Fixed issue affecting pagination in Admin area.
  • Updated Featured Posts widget to allow for tag selection.

ARCHER

In Version 1.2.0:

  • Added styling for Gutenberg editor.
  • Updated styling for masthead.
  • Updated category display to accommodate Yoast Primary category. You can now designate a “primary” category to display on your Home Page and archival pages! The theme will also select the first category you’ve checked off as backup if no primary or parent category is selected. You must have the Yoast SEO plugin installed to select a primary category.
  • Added Top menu to mobile menu.
  • Added scrolling functionality to mobile menu.

GRID PLUGIN

In Version 1.2.0:

  • Fixed issue affecting pagination in Admin area.
  • Adjusted Grid’s drilldown process, so that the plugin applies to all child categories of a selected parent, including grandchildren
  • Incorporated a new descriptive area, which allows users to add a category description atop all Grid pages.

As always, thank you for your support of <em>press themes! Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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