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New Cheetah Framework: Updated with Newer, Faster, and Better Features!

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We are continuously trying to improve your experience with Themify as part of our commitment to deliver the best WordPress themes and plugins. We would like to introduce to you the latest Framework update, titled Cheetah. The Cheetah Framework looks quite similar on the frontend, but is now a complete powerhouse on the backend! A significant change that you'll notice is an increase in speed and performance while using the Themify Builder, and some cool new features that'll allow you to build your site faster and more easily. Please read ahead for the Cheetah Framework's major performance changes! 

*Please Note: Both the theme AND all Builder addons on your site must be updated TOGETHER in order to work with the new Cheetah Framework. Updating the theme WITHOUT updating all addons that your site uses will be incompatible with the new Cheetah Framework.

In more detail, if you update your theme, it will automatically be updated with the new Cheetah Framework. The Cheetah Framework requires the latest version of all Builder addons. Therefore you must update all Builder addons along with the theme update. If you experience any difficulty with the update, please contact us immediately using our contact page.

Featured Performance Changes:

Faster Performance: As mentioned, the major improvements in this update are on the backend performance, which you might not notice visually at first. But as you start using the Cheetah Framework, you will notice the improvement in speed. It loads the option lightbox faster, and copying and editing the module works more smoothly.

gif image of docking the module on the right

Dock Module: Now you can dock the module on the right as you edit the module. This allows you to edit your page without having to move the lightbox. You can now fully edit any module (content + styling) even when you're on mobile or tablet mode.

gif image of the responsive drag and dropping modules

Builder Static Content: In the previous version, the Builder content is always appended after the content in the WordPress editor. Now you will see a badge in the editor called "Builder Content Placeholder", which represents where exactly the Builder content will be displayed. You can add content before or after the content placeholder. If you don't see the Builder Content Placeholder, make sure you are using the latest version and migrate the old post's data. Now when the Builder is disabled or the theme is switched, the Builder static content remains. Note that the dynamic content such as Post module is excluded because the Post module requires the PHP function to query the posts (when you disable Builder or switch the theme, said function will be removed). The Accordion and Tab content will output as static HTML since disabling the Builder will exclude the required Javascript and CSS files. Once you upgrade to the latest framework, you will see a button to migrate the existing posts to generate the Builder static content.

image showing the Builder content placeholder

Create a Favourites Module List: Do you have a set of modules that are frequently used? Now you can favourite them on the module panel, so you don't have to go through the long list of modules every time you use it. To favourite or un-favourite a module is very simple - just click on the tiny star icon on the module.

gif image showing how to add a favourite module

Zoom In/Out & Preview: You can now view your website either zoomed in or out at your leisure! This viewing option has also been updated for the Preview mode, so you can now see the big picture of what your website would look like in its finished form.

gif image showing the preview and zoom out feature

Important Upgrade Notes

  • All Builder addons MUST be updated to use with the latest theme version.
  • If you see any errors or malfunctions, upgrading everything to the latest version might resolve the problem.

We at Themify are constantly striving for the best WordPress user experience. Update to the latest Cheetah Framework (both theme + addons) and get the fastest performance today! Let us know what you think about the latest features in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you all.

54 Comments

  1. Etienne Champagne
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 16:02

    Good news I’m really excited about this! Can’t wait to see future updates on plugins like Contact and maybe more pre-designed layouts!

    All the best,

    Etienne

    Reply

    • Nick @ Themify
      Nov 04, 2017 @ 19:05

      We are adding more pre-designed layouts and rows as we go.

      Reply

      • Gary Allen
        Nov 05, 2017 @ 19:51

        Nick, the regular text editor box no longer has buttons to link/unlink URL’s to text. I’m using Chrome with Win 10 to edit my pages.

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        • Kurt @ Themify
          Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:05

          Hi Gary,

          Yes, we’re on this. We’ll fix this immediately. For a workaround for now, please contact us here – https://themify.me/contact and we’ll provide you with further instructions. Thank you for your patience.

          Reply

    • Alex
      Nov 05, 2017 @ 21:22

      The builder no longer works. It doesn’t load.
      Many people are having the same issue.
      Please stop pushing updates without proper prior testing, this is not the first time we have this problem, your clients are not supposed to be your betatesters.
      Thank you.

      Reply

      • Nick @ Themify
        Nov 06, 2017 @ 07:36

        Hi,

        We’ve done numberous testing on our test servers and official demos. Everything should be working. If you have any addons activated, please update all addons together. Also, try to disable Themify minify feature at Themify > Settings > Theme Settings.

        Reply

        • Abbas
          Nov 06, 2017 @ 09:55

          Dear Nick,

          I have the same issue. Even if I disable Minify, the builder won’t load.

          Regards,
          Abbas

          Reply

          • Kurt @ Themify
            Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:06

            Hi Abbas,

            Please allow us to look into this. Do you mind contacting us here – https://themify.me/contact with your site URL and we’ll provide you support for this immediately?

        • Michelle Brideau
          Nov 06, 2017 @ 21:48

          This hasn’t worked, any other suggestions (Image Pro is the builder that isn’t working for me)?

          Reply

          • Kurt @ Themify
            Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:08

            Please send us an email at info[at]themify.me with your site URL and we’ll further investigate this issue and provide a fix. Thank you for your patience.

          • Michelle Brideau
            Nov 07, 2017 @ 22:05

            I’ve not released this update to production because the upgrade breaks my layout so looking at my live site using the old version isn’t likely to help.

        • Jeff Kyle
          Nov 06, 2017 @ 22:26

          The front end builder is not working for us as well along with the fact that we are seeing duplicate modules on our WooCommerce Shop page (only) for every module we have added on that page. Themify minify feature is already disabled in settings. All add-ons have been updated and we have tested with all other plugins disabled. I too am seeing others with the same issue. I have an open ticket and await a timely response. Thank you.

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          • Kurt @ Themify
            Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:02

            Hi Jeff,

            Apologies for the inconvenience. Please know that we’re on it. Thank you for your patience.

          • Jeff Kyle
            Nov 07, 2017 @ 19:18

            I’m still waiting for a response to my ticket (https://themify.me/forum/topic/duplicate-builder-modules-on-shop-page-and-front-end-builder-not-working). I reported yesterday that there are Console errors displaying while the Frontend Builder is trying to load that may be important regarding solving the Frontend Builder not loading issue.

          • Jordan Woolen
            Nov 08, 2017 @ 07:39

            If you’re using SG Optimizer’s “Dynamic Cache”, try turning off just the Dynamic Caching.
            I Had the Same Problem described by everyone, and that’s what solved it for me.
            Jordan W. @
            OrganicalBotanicals.com (ULTRA)

  2. Michael Sunseri
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 16:08

    Just upgraded yesterday and so far I’d say this is a masssssssssssssive improvement in functionality! Thanks for rolling this out.

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  3. Marcelo F.
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 17:35

    It looks very good, includes pre-designed templates and modules as Elementor Pro brings?

    Reply

    • Nick @ Themify
      Nov 04, 2017 @ 19:06

      You mean to save modules and rows to re-use it in the future? Yes, that is planned in the next major release.

      Reply

  4. James Guzmán Méndez
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 23:49

    Hi

    Parallax Scrolling animations are not working.

    thanks

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:10

      Please allow us to help you with this. Please send us your site URL at info[at]themify.me and we’ll further investigate this issue. Thank you for your patience.

      Reply

  5. Joe Taylor
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 23:56

    how do I update? What is the version number?

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    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:12

      Hi Joe,

      The new Cheetah Framework is version 3.2.8 onwards. To update you can do so on your dashboard where you should see a notification. Please note that updating the latest theme version will also give you the latest framework update as well.

      Thank you for your patience.

      Reply

  6. suren
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 00:15

    It’s really very nice and very fast like Cheetah. All the best. :-)

    Reply

  7. Derek Bell
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 02:04

    Sorry guys, your updated has screwed our Corporate theme. I can’t edit anything. Any suggestions?

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:13

      Hi Derek,

      Just to make sure, do you have any Builder addons as well? If so, are they updated to the latest version as well? If they are, please email us directly at info[at]themify.me and we’ll further investigate this issue.

      Thank you for your patience.

      Reply

  8. Ahad Arzi
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 04:52

    Themify always rocks and awesome. We use themify for many of our websites. since there are no issues with that. And mainly continuous updates which make our designing works more simple and easy. Thank You!

    Reply

  9. Patrick DUHAUT
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 06:25

    Great job! Really usefull new features (modules docking, placeholder…). Thanks for the work done.

    Reply

  10. Gabe
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 16:32

    Does this mean faster build performance only? Is there any decrease in load speed from the user side?

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:04

      Hi Gabe,

      It’s faster performance for the Builder as you build your sites. It won’t cause any decrease with the load speed on the user side.

      Reply

  11. Nick Suykerbuyk
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 10:51

    I’m using the front-end builder. It really works exceptionally fast! Great job!

    Reply

  12. Rahul Tyagi
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 10:55

    Wow! it has really amazing features speacily the Dock Module i love it. Thanks Themify for sharing this keep it up.

    Rahul Tyagi:- rtadvise.com

    Reply

  13. Dmitry
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 12:55

    1. The buttons for links disappeared in the slider pro.
    2. The accordion styles stopped working.

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:07

      Please allow us to help you with this. Just to make sure are you using the latest Slider Pro Builder addon? The latest Builder addon needs to be used with the new framework.

      Reply

  14. Tom
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 15:08

    Great job, looks really well!

    Reply

  15. Josh
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 17:14

    I like the update. However I am missing the hyperlink button in my editor now. I found the add content from link button in the add media section, but this does not work for adding mailto: links. Maybe I am overlooking something.

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:08

      Hi Josh,

      Yes, you’re correct. Please know that we’re on this right now. And this should be fixed very soon. For now, please allow us to provide you a workaround. Do you mind emailing us at info[at]themify.me and we’ll provide you with further support. Thank you for your patience.

      Reply

  16. Astrid Creutz
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 22:30

    Good reading BUT the release is very unprofessional. Framework caused lots of conflicts and plus addons are not working. Pro-images disappeared. The support forum is full of complaints. So please be aware of this, before updating.

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 15:02

      Hi Astrid,

      Apologies for the inconvenience. Please make sure to update all your Addons as well to the latest version and this should fix about the Image Pro Builder addon. With regards to any issues you may have, please allow us to look into fixing these issues immediately. Do you mind contacting us here – https://themify.me/contact ?

      Reply

      • Thiago Seco
        Nov 08, 2017 @ 12:55

        Hi Kurt, how are you?

        What’s happening with your suport area? Nobody help me or anwer my topics at forum.

        Reply

        • Kurt @ Themify
          Nov 10, 2017 @ 17:49

          Hello,

          Please allow me to help you with this. Do you mind emailing me at info[at]themify.me with your support forum URL? I’ll look into these and help you out. Sorry for the delay.

          Reply

    • James
      Nov 07, 2017 @ 19:38

      I agree with Astrid, they should launch beta for a few users and thus avoid inconveniences to the community themify

      Reply

      • Kurt @ Themify
        Nov 10, 2017 @ 17:44

        Hello,

        Yes, you’re all correct. We actually had a small beta group to test framework updates. But know that we’re looking into getting a bigger beta test group to ensure that this won’t happen again.

        Thank you so much for all your patience and understanding.

        Reply

  17. Digital Bytes
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 10:32

    module docking is something interesting.
    Good job folks..

    Reply

  18. Jerry de Brabander
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 20:48

    Hello there,

    When I change something via mobile function, it would also changed on tablet & Desktop.
    Before updating the desktop, tablet en mobile were al separated.

    Is this a bug? Or…?

    Reply

  19. James Guzman Méndez
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 22:06

    Gentlemen of themify are improvising, I will not update my other sites, this has been a headache, I suggest again launch beta to a few users

    I have used DIVI and there is no comparison, to themify I have had a lot of patience, at this moment I feel lazy to talk about what happens with my sites.

    So far I do not recommend themify, I wish you success anyway.

    Reply

  20. Natalie
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 23:06

    Hey guys,

    I’m having problems with the builder too. I’ve tried updating everything, deactivating plugins and Minify option, but it’s just not loading for some reason.

    Please help! I already sent an e-mail. Thank you.

    Reply

  21. Felix Schulze
    Nov 08, 2017 @ 16:19

    When will we be finally able to update all themes and plugins together or even automatically by entering our membership details or licence numbers?

    thanks a lot!

    Reply

  22. James
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 04:39

    by clicking on “See Hook Locations” the box looks white

    Reply

  23. James Guzman Méndez
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 04:48

    the effect of images that float does not work see in
    https://jamesguzman.xyz/inicio/

    Reply

  24. Yemisi Fadiya
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 10:23

    Hello,

    I keep getting information to update my themify ultra but it required login details I do not have. I do not know if this is the cause but the front page of my website has completely rearranged itself from the set configuration? What do I do?

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 10, 2017 @ 17:52

      Hello,

      Please allow us to help look for your account via email. Please email us at info[at]themify.me and we’ll look into this for you.

      Reply

  25. Tim Hawkes
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 11:24

    For some reason since updating, the post widget that I use on my main page wont show excerpts from my posts even though I have the option clicked?

    Reply

    • Kurt @ Themify
      Nov 10, 2017 @ 17:51

      Hello,

      Please allow us to look into this issue. Do you mind sending us an email at info[at]themify.me and we’ll further investigate this issue?

      Thank you for your patience.

      Reply

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