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Make Plus 1.6.2 Post List improvements

by Melissa Hill on August 4, 2015 / 6 comments

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Just a quick note that last week we released Make Plus 1.6.2. Our primary goal for this update was to address some issues and improve the way the Posts List section works.

Screenshot 2015-07-31 13.46.14We made the Post List section a little easier to understand by cleaning up the UI and tweaking some of the labels.

We’ve added aspect ratio options for post item featured images, including square images.

You can now control the length of the excerpt of the post item output by adding a word count.

And you’ll see a “Read More” link has been added to the end of your excerpts.

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Screenshot 2015-08-04 11.04.44The ‘From’ control now displays different taxonomy options depending on the chosen post type.

And if the chosen post type is hierarchical, the ‘From’ control includes options to show the children of a specific page/post.

In addition to the Post List section tweaks, we’ve improved Typekit integration and adjusted the layout for controls in the Post List, Products, and Downloads Builder sections, and fixed a mobile issue with the accordion Panels as well as the layout settings for the sidebar in WooCommerce shop pages.

If you use these features in Make Plus, we look forward to your feedback. Expect Make 1.6.2 out shortly!

More about Make Plus and a full feature list can be found here →

New background features in Make & Make Plus 1.6.1

by Melissa Hill on July 2, 2015 / Leave a comment

Today we’re excited to announce the release of Make & Make Plus 1.6.1 which adds additional customization options for section backgrounds in the Page Builder — including parallax effects. Take a look at the preview below to see this Make Plus update in action.


 
Make 1.6.1 adds background color and image to the different Builder sections — no custom CSS required (but if you want to add some anyway, do it on the fly with the section IDs and classes in Make Plus).

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We’d love to see what you’re doing with the new features in Make & Make Plus, especially since the 1.6 release. Make sure to share your sites with us (drop us a note or use the hashtag #iusemake).

Get Make & Make Plus 1.6.1 here →

Announcing Make 1.5.0

by Corey McKrill on February 23, 2015 / 5 comments

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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.

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!

A Make milestone: 200K downloads

by Melissa Hill on January 20, 2015 / 3 comments

200k Downloads of Make!

Make hit a milestone last week: over 200,000 downloads in the WordPress Themes Directory. The intention with Make was to create a truly flexible drag and drop theme while staying true to what we do best — that is, building solid and soundly coded, no-nonsense WordPress themes.

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How Make takes full advantage of WordPress 4.0

by Corey McKrill on September 8, 2014 / 13 comments

Last week, WordPress 4.0, “Benny,” became available for download or automatic update in your WordPress Dashboard. Enhancements include improved media management tools, easier video embeds, and a more immersive editor – all in all, it’s an extremely rich update with lots of new features.

However, we think there’s one exciting aspect of 4.0 that many observers have underemphasized: a collection of changes to the Customizer.

While the Customizer received a number of improvements, the change most users will notice is the new panels interface, which makes it easier to view comprehensive, contextually-appropriate theme options right from the Customizer.

We like this change a lot. In fact, we’ve taken full advantage of it with the latest version of Make, our drag-and-drop theme featuring custom layouts.

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Updates to Make and Make Plus

by Zack Tollman on August 15, 2014 / 8 comments

Earlier this week, we released several user experience enhancements for Make, our powerful, drag-and-drop WordPress theme. We also updated Make Plus, the premium plugin that adds even more great features to Make.

All of these updates come directly from user feedback and feature requests. At The Theme Foundry, we closely monitor your comments and suggestions for improving our themes. For this release, we’ve added many of the requested changes to our free theme – so anyone can download Make and enjoy the enhancements!

Here’s a quick rundown of the improvements we made.

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WordPress 3.9 compatibility updates

by Zack Tollman on April 15, 2014 / 9 comments

The WordPress core project has a strong commitment to backwards compatibility. This commitment means that themes, plugins, and custom code continues to function when WordPress core is updated. At The Theme Foundry, we adhere to WordPress’ best practices when developing our themes to make sure that WordPress core upgrades go as smoothly as possible.

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Photography 2.0

by Zack Tollman on February 12, 2013 / 18 comments

The Photography theme has been a hallmark of The Theme Foundry’s collection since we first released it nearly three years ago. It has stood the test of time and continues to be one of our most popular themes. Today, we are excited to usher in the next generation of Photography with the release of version 2.0.

This is a free update for all existing Photography customers. Please be sure to read the update instructions before you dive in.

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