The Kadence theme achieved a first. It is (so far) the only theme to integrate with Elementor’s global color palette. There is new a two way sync between the Kadence theme Customizer and Elementor that keeps color choices in sync. The colors are not only global, but also linked, so that change in the palette […]
GeneratePress recently released version 3 of the theme. It is a huge rewrite, with backwards compatibility. It comes with a fresh theme design, modernized flexbox grids, new theme functionality, modularized stylesheets, smaller footprint, and overall it’s lighter, faster, and more flexible than ever before. Too often the developers of successful WordPress products consider them to […]
The Astra team has been busy and have recently updated and extended the mega menu with a full width stretched layout. They also added Gutenberg support in Custom Layouts.
The pro version of the Page Builder Framework theme now includes linked color options. This means you can update in the Customizer in a central place and other places in the Customizer where that color is used will get updated as well. Also added is a global color palette which can be set in theme […]
First released in May 2017, the free Astra theme has passed 1 million active installs. Astra has focused on being page builder friendly as well as being a strong general purpose theme. Congratulations to the Astra team.
The recent update to the Page Builder Framework theme has made working with the Customizer up to 100% faster as many of the setting changes now show in real time. The theme is already known for being light-weight and fast, but also made some additional speed improvements on the front-end.
This tutorial answered the common question of what to configure in the theme and what to configure in Elementor when starting a new site building project.
The Astra team has released version 2 of their Starter Templates plugin. Previously this was called Astra Starter Sites. This is the first template package available that is compatible with Elementor’s new Theme Style feature. Many of the templates are part of a site kit and there may be 4-6 page templates with the same […]
The Astra theme team released a security patch for the popular pro addon. Users are urged to update to version 2.2.5 to avoid a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.
The GeneratePress theme saw a large number of accessibility improvements. The team was hoping for the accessibility tag on WordPress.org, but that requires that all links be underlined by default and they didn’t want to push that change on existing customers. They also performed a number of code enhancements to speed up the Customizer, added […]