There have been many changes on the WordPress scene with the newly released WordPress version 5.3 last week and the new WooCommerce version 3.8 a week prior. Before their releases, we tested their beta versions with 2 of our flagship themes, Ultra and Shoppe. There were no critical issues found based on the beta tests.
With their official new version releases, we've further tested them across our live demos using all Themify themes and plugins. We can confirm that all Themify themes and plugins are safe to update with the latest versions of WordPress and WooCommerce. If you are not using the latest Themify version, please update it along with WordPress and WooCommerce's updates. If you encounter any issues, please post it on this blog post's comment form or contact us directly.
What's New in WordPress 5.3
Improved accessibility on admin user interface
Improved Gutenberg Editor (better Table, Posts, Columns and Gallery Block)
A New default theme, Twenty Twenty
New Site Health tool alerting you to issues on your site (eg. configuration issues, PHP version compatibility, security concerns, theme/plugin issues, etc.)
We’ve been working on some new and exciting developments to make your website designing days a breeze! They include a new signup form module, a new social share module, a whole new right-click user interface, and other awesome performance feature updates.
Let’s get right into the new changes and explore what you can do with our latest framework update!
By popular demand, we’ve added a new rollback feature to our beloved Themify Updater plugin! The Themify Updater makes all of your theme and plugin installations a breeze, allowing you to pick and choose the ones you want to update all in one place (under the Themes or Plugins tab).
And now on top of this, you can select to update a theme or plugin, instead, to a previous version of your choice. This new rollback feature allows you to rollback and reinstall a previous update - up to 3 versions prior to the current one!
Make elements hurtle through space vertically, horizontally, diagonally, or inflate in size, become transparent and blur! Now with Themify’s new Scroll Effects, you can easily create website animations without a single line of code. Take a look at our demo to see it in action and read our full documentation.
Our developers created this new feature from scratch to make it super fast and work responsively across all devices. For starters, you can set the speed, direction, and viewport of your new effect. Or amp up the animation and add multiple effects at once, like rotating an element while it increases in size. Play around with the options and discover all the cool animations you can create. (Psst! Vertical + Horizontal = Diagonal Effect)
Animate any element on your page using the powerful and flexible Scroll Effects, and start creating breathtaking parallax websites!
Why use a custom font? Typography plays an important role in design and establishing a brand. Companies and businesses that understand the importance of this will ensure the consistent use of a unique font throughout their website and products. Having a font special to your company is key to brand recognition, familiarity, and can make your design stand out of the crowd.
The Themify framework includes 940+ Google Fonts, and now we’ve made using any custom fonts you find online, or even create yourself, easily uploadable! Start using any custom font on a Themify WordPress theme with our new custom font feature by simply uploading the font file. Any custom fonts you upload will instantly be available on both the Themify Builder and Customize panel.
To make things easier, we’ll brief you on how to use the new custom font feature and we’ve added a bonus list of best free font sites to peruse for perfecting the look and feel of your website.
After the recent launch of the beta version of our Builder Pro, we’re thankful for the positive feedback and messages of support from our small but mighty community. As we work and test out the capabilities of the Builder Pro, we’re excited to bring you another new feature with the beta version, and it’s called the Advanced Archive Posts!
It might sound a little familiar already, and that’s because the Builder Pro already has the Archive Posts module, which allows you to customize the way your own blog or post categories look. So it’s only natural that the Advanced Archive Posts (AAP) module will take things to the next level.
Previously with the archive posts module, there were limitations to customizations, meaning you could only turn default elements on or off and not add anything new (including any modules). But now with the AAP module, you can drop pretty much ANY module into your archive layout. Let’s say if you want a divider, alert button, or gallery slider in between your post title and post content, just drop them in and see the module reflected in every post when you’re on archive view.