New Themify Builder Features! Hover Mode, Padding Dragging, Maintenance Mode, and More!

New Themify Builder Features! Hover Mode, Padding Dragging, Maintenance Mode, and More!

You want it, you got it! We’ve had one ear to the ground while working away at even more new features. They include hover mode, padding/margin dragging, more CSS filters, maintenance mode, and more keyboard shortcuts! All of these features were created to make your workflow faster, allowing for less clicks and reducing carpal tunnel triggering movements.

We think WordPress users deserve the best tools to create websites that are both beautiful and easily achievable. Some of these new features are the most highly requested ones since the release of our revamped and lightning quick Builder 4.5.

New Features:

  • Hover Mode
  • Padding/Margin Dragging
  • More CSS Filters
  • Maintenance Mode
  • More Keyboard Shortcuts

Let’s look in detail what each of these will help you accomplish!

Hover Mode

Previously, you had to hover over an element first, then click it in order to trigger the action bar (ie. the styling & customization options). Now, when you enable ‘Hover Mode’ in the top toolbar, anytime you hover over a module, it opens up the action bar instantly!

This allows for super fast access to the customization panel, and all of the dropdown panels open up as soon as you hover over them as well. No more repetitive clicking.

Themify WordPress New Builder Features Hover Mode

Padding/Margin Dragging

Padding is known as the space around the module (eg. text or image, etc.). The margin refers to the space outside of the padding. Now with our draggable padding and margin feature, you can perform layout spacing faster and more efficiently – no more opening the styling panel and entering values manually.

In addition, you can opt to ‘apply all’ or ‘apply opposite’. ‘Apply all’ will allow all adjustments you make to your margin or padding identical in measurement. ‘Apply opposite’ will make only the opposite ends of your margin or padding identical in measurement.

Themify WordPress New Builder Features Padding Margin Dragging

CSS Filters

We’ve got a whole new set of photo editing features! You don’t have to open up or download Photoshop if you need to edit a photo’s brightness, blur, opacity, contrast, and more! Now you can do it all right within your Themify theme.

All of these new filters work on hover mode as well. See below to see all the filters.

Themify WordPress New Features CSS Filters

Maintenance Mode

No more fiddling around with maintenance mode plugins. We’ve added this handy new feature into the framework so that you can display your own custom maintenance mode page for your visitors in the exact way you’d like it. For example, if you’re customizing the site, testing plugins, adjusting your online shop’s prices ahead of a big sale – you can use this feature to temporarily display a ‘Coming Soon’ or ‘Under Construction’ page so that no matter where the user clicks, they’ll see the one maintenance mode page.  

To use this feature, simply create any page, design it, then select it from the drop down menu from the maintenance mode section on the Themify panel. Or simply use the search bar in the Themify panel to type in and instantly find what you’re looking for.

Find Themify’s maintenance mode feature here:

  • Themify Theme > Themify Builder > Tools > Maintenance Mode

Themify WordPress New Features Maintenance Mode

Keyboard Shortcuts:

We’ve been slowly rolling out easy keyboard shortcuts for those who love this time-saving capability. And now we’ve got a whole menu of keyboard shortcuts you can choose from. Easily accessible through the top Builder toolbar on the frontend, just click the ‘?’ sign, select the Shortcuts tab, and boom. All of the shortcuts we’ve created so far, right at your fingertips.

Themify WordPress New Features Keyboard Shortcuts

Thanks for supporting us with your memberships so that we can keep providing the best features! Please update to the latest version to start using all the new features. We’ll be launching even more goodies in the few weeks to come, (psst! colour savour and motion effects), so please follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first to know!


  1. Victor Noyes
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 14:12

    Just keeps getting more awesome!


  2. Eric
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 14:23

    Themify definitely earns its place in the absolute TOP of professional WordPress tools. Every update makes creating websites for clients faster. And for designers like me even more control on the overall and detailled design. Thanks so much!


  3. Chosky Studios
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 14:25

    Thank you for this awesome update! These all make working with your software even easier. I hope the bugs are minimal. 😂


  4. Amanda
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 14:40

    Awww you guys are the best!!


  5. Civali
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 14:57

    Nice. Waiting for scroll and mouse hover images motion. Tks


    • Nick @ Themify
      Jul 08, 2019 @ 17:39

      We are working on the scroll effects. Will consider the mouse hover image motion afterward.


      • Mike
        Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:13

        I just tried using the maintenance mode feature. but there’s a glitch that wont load the page from the drop down option for the public maintenance page.


  6. Mat
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 15:25

    Amazing new features, thank you!


  7. Calvin
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 15:28

    Awesome update. Really time saving, love you guys! Big up! 😎


  8. Athanasios
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 16:27



  9. Cecilia @ Themify
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 16:51

    Thank you all for the kind words and the encouragement! You guys are why we keep working and pushing for even better and nicer things ;)

    -Themify Team


  10. Sandra Sailer
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 17:15

    Wow – awesome new features. Thank you!


  11. Roman
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 18:11

    Great News! Keep going WordPress Masters!


  12. Kat
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 20:53

    WAHOO these changes all look epic! Thanks Themify for making it even easier to create awesome WordPress websites.


  13. hivedesign
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 20:56

    just started a new website.. loving the new padding/margin dragging.


  14. Carter
    Jul 08, 2019 @ 21:08

    You guys are AMAZING! Keep up the great work at Themify! 😎


  15. Rishabh Tank
    Jul 09, 2019 @ 05:22

    Great updates! I can easily recommend themify to anyone who wants to create websites now. Although somethings like hover and entry exit animations should be updated coz they make it look like a kid is making websites.


  16. Elle Draper
    Jul 09, 2019 @ 12:52

    I’ve built so many websites using Themify – you guys are amazing! Best money ever spent (well – apart from holidays in the sun).
    Elle xx


  17. Andre
    Jul 09, 2019 @ 15:23

    THANKS Themify!!!
    Things are just getting quicker, better and easier with you in one’s corner…


  18. mike soops
    Jul 11, 2019 @ 03:42

    you guys are killing it. great job!

    I just tried using the maintenance mode feature. but there’s a glitch that wont load the page from the drop down option for the public maintenance page.


  19. steve
    Jul 13, 2019 @ 07:05

    These updates are great esp the hover mode which will save me about 50 years of my life lol


  20. Scott B
    Aug 10, 2019 @ 16:47

    Love the constant innovation, its why i’ve been with Themify for 6 years now.


  21. Ahmad
    Jun 23, 2023 @ 14:01

    I just wanted to use Maintenance mode, but it doesn’t exist as the description.
    (Themify Theme > Themify Builder > Tools > Maintenance Mode)


    • Nick @ Themify
      Jun 26, 2023 @ 00:06

      Please make sure you are using the latest version. If you still don’t see it, please contact our support team by email or post on our support forum (



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