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Announcing Make 1.5.0

By Corey McKrill on February 23, 2015

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Version 1.5.0 of Make was released into the wild today, and we’re pretty excited about the changes included in this release!

In version 1.5.0 of Make, the Customizer gets an overhaul. We’ve added a bunch of new theme options, improved the interface for controlling some of them, and reorganized things to make everything easier to find.

New interface

Inspired by the Kirki project, we added some new Customizer controls:

A range slider for adjusting numbers. These are used for font sizes, line heights, letter spacing, and more.

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Button sets, which are easier to toggle than a dropdown. These are used in many places where there are a small number of options to choose between, such as font weight, link underlining, and the site layout.

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New Typography Options

font-propsMake 1.5.0 includes several additional typographic properties that can be adjusted, including font weight, font style, line height, letter spacing, and word spacing.

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We’ve also introduced a few new customizable elements in this release, including sidebar widget titles, and footer widget titles and bodies.

You can now also customize whether links in the header, body, widgets, etc., will be underlined.

We’ve also enhanced the font family dropdowns in 1.5.0, making it much easier to find the font you’re looking for among the 500+ Google font options.

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New Color Scheme Options

Make 1.5.0 includes several new color options that will override parts of the global color scheme when set. These include header and footer colors, menu colors, and widget colors. We’ve also added separate color options for various links when they are in their hover/focus states. And for background color options, Make now includes accompanying options to control the opacity, so you can have semi-transparent (or entirely transparent) backgrounds.

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For background images, we’ve enhanced the standard background position option so you can set both horizontal and vertical positioning right from the Customizer.

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Updates & New Integrations

In addition to a couple of bug fixes, we’ve updated to the latest set of FontAwesome icons, added a new Russian translation, and added style support for Postmatic. Check out the complete changelog for more details.

For Make Plus, version 1.5.0 is mostly a compatibility update to keep up with these changes in the Make theme, and is a recommended update for all users. Stay tuned for some exciting new features we’ve got planned for Make Plus in upcoming releases.

When you have a moment to update your theme, let us know what you think of these new features. And if you haven’t tried Make yet, download 1.5.0 right now for free and give it a spin. We’d love to see what you’re putting together with Make and Make Plus, so please do share your creations!

Thanks so much for all your support and enthusiasm!

5 Comments

  1. Jaki Levy

    This actually gets me excited to get all my Make sites updates in place. I’ve already put together a handful of sites using Make and Make plus and really love how it’s empowered my clients to create new layouts. In fact, we just re-launched another new site using Make Plus today –
    http://brooklyncountrycantina.com/

    Thanks for all the work you’re doing on this!

  2. Melissa Hill

    The site looks really awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing + the kind words!

  3. Kenny Harrison

    For creatives, Make sizzles and allows the site tweaker to nail down a custom look. Indeed, Make delivers the goods, and I’m glad to have taken the opportunity to overall my site with yet another fantastic TTF theme. I’m ecstatic with the facelift that was made possible with Make. Thanks TTF!

    Kenny
    http://kennyharrison.com

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