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Besides the polished user interface, we've made major improvements on the general workflow and user experience. Now you can edit any row, column, or module by clicking anywhere on the canvas area – an action bar will appear with the breadcrumb. The breadcrumb allows you to access the parent column, sub-row, or row easily without having to move your mouse back and forth.
Getting tired of dragging? With the new version, you will like the ease of adding new modules by clicking the plus (+) button. Just hover over the area you want to add a new module, click the plus button to open the module dropdown panel, then click the plus button to insert the module of your choice.
The new module panel is resizable and draggable. You can position the module panel anywhere on the viewport or dock it on either the left or right side of the screen. If you prefer to have a complete unobstructed preview, you may close the module panel and use the plus (+) button to insert modules.
Newsletters are one of the important tools for online marketing. Having a beautiful and ease of access subscription form can increase sign ups and regular traffic to your site. In this release, we've added the new Optin Form module. It is integrated with the major newsletter providers: Mailchimp, ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, GetResponse, and the free Newsletter plugin. You can customize the optin form fields and style them completely with the Builder.
The new Login Form module allows you to display a WordPress login form on any page, instead of the typical WordPress admin login page. This is particularly useful if you run a membership or ecommerce site as it’ll give you the ability to display the login form on any page you want. You can customize the styling, and users will be able to reset their password on the same page as well if they’ve forgotten theirs.
You can now choose between displaying Google or Bing Maps. Since Google Maps introduced a new pricing model last year, including the pay-per-view service, users have been seeking alternative methods to displaying their location online. Now you have an option to use Bing Maps, which is currently offering their maps for free.
We've added many new styling options to help modernize your designs and the way you create them. Hover styling is one of the most exciting styling features. All Builder styling options now have the hover state option. With hover styling, elements can change their colour, background, font, etc. when the mouse is hovered over it. Make things glow, expand, shrink, pop, and camouflage, all with hover styling.
Height and min-height styling options come in handy when you need to set an element at a specific height. Let's say you want a row to be half the height of the viewport, you can add 50vh (viewport height) to the row. In the past, users rely on padding to achieve a similar result. Now, using height property would give you a more precise result.
Don't like the sharp and squared corners? Make it rounded then. Adding rounded corners is very easy with the latest update. To apply rounded corners, simply drag the input like you do for padding and margin. You can add a different value for each corner or have all corners be the same.
Previously we added gradient font styling which is now a popular styling feature. We are pleased to introduce the text shadow feature in this release. It is a great feature to make large headings pop! You can also use the text shadow styling to make the text glow.
Combining shadow styling with the hover feature, you can make things stand out. The new shadow styling feature supports RGBA colour, so you can apply nice semi-transparent soft shadows that blend in with the background.
If you are a Photoshop user, blend mode will be a familar term to you. Now you can apply blend mode to any row or module without Photoshop. Try to set a row with parallax scrolling background and insert an image module with a blend mode selection - this will create a stunning scrolling effect.
The new find and replace tool allows you to replace any content in the whole Builder database. For example, if you change your site’s URL or domain, you would be able to look for the old URL and replace it with the new URL. The advantage with this tool is that you don’t have to go to every single page to replace text manually. You can batch replace all of the content at once.
The Builder styling outputs the design appearance in a generated CSS files stored on the server. This includes the background image path in the CSS file. When you migrate to a new server, the background image path in the CSS files might still reference the old URL. This is when the regenerate CSS files tool comes in handy. It re-generates the CSS files as per the new styling data.
Predesigned layouts have always been a time saver feature for many Themify designers and developers. We are proud to announce that we have over 217+ predesigned layouts and 63+ predesigned rows (note that we have renamed the predesigned rows to "Blocks" in this release). We will continue to grow our predesigned layouts and Blocks to help you design beautiful sites faster.
Since the last Themify framework redesign, we haven't made any major changes to the Themify panel design. Even though the design has been used for many years, we think it still looks attractive and functional. Instead of overhauling our Themify panel, we've retouched it instead. The Themify panel still has its familiar look. However on closer review, there are many subtle enhancements. The font, colour, spacing, rounded corners, and shadow – everything has been carefully crafted.
There is a new useful tool added on the Themify panel. Now you can easily search the Themify panel Settings without having to look through the Settings tab. For example: if you search "portfolio", it will show you all fields related to the term "portfolio".
This update was possible with the help of all of our hardworking developers, as well as all of you! Because of your continued support by purchasing or renewing your memberships, we have been able to keep making Themify better and better. So thank you!
With our latest update, we couldn't be more proud or excited for you all to try our faster and more efficient framework. We're hoping to spread our wings and reach more of those in our WordPress community, because we know we're worth a try. There's a reason why the Master Club is our most popular and best value purchase. You'll get access to everything: every theme, every plugin, every addon, access to updates, file downloads, and our support experts, for a full year when you sign up for the Master Club for just $89.
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