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We’ve added the Make builder to posts!

By Tom Stark on November 1, 2017

Hey everyone! ūüĎč We have exciting news for you today: We’ve added our Make page builder to posts and custom post types! This is an exclusive Make Plus feature and it enables the builder editing experience in both Make and Make Builder¬†(our free plugin that we released just last week).

Besides that, we included a couple of important improvements to ensure compatibility with WordPress 4.9. See below for the full list of changes. Be sure to update to latest versions to make it yours!

Make Plus

  • Introducing post builder, allowing you to enable builder for your posts!
  • Fixed issue with builder sections’ visual editor not inheriting background color set in Customizer.

Make

  • Added compatibility code to allow for latest features introduced in Make Plus.
  • Fixed section backgrounds appearance when set to¬†Tile.
  • Fixed issue with builder sections’ visual editor not inheriting background color set in Customizer.
  • WordPress 4.9 compatibility improvements.

Make Builder

  • Added compatibility code to allow for latest features introduced in Make Plus.
  • Fixed section backgrounds appearance when set to¬†Tile.

Meet our new Make Builder plugin

By Tom Stark on October 18, 2017

Today we’re proud to announce the release of Make Builder¬†‚Äď our brand new, free page builder plugin. It’s the builder you know from our popular Make theme but now can be used with any theme!

Over 800,000 businesses now use Make, and we’re already hearing great things about Make Builder! So head on over to the Make Builder plugin page to download it for free.

Discover Make Builder’s popular features

  • Powerful, free page builder
  • Easily create content columns
  • Design beautiful slideshows
  • Create stunning galleries with overlays
  • Easily add buttons and custom styled lists
  • Customizable section background styles
  • Clean, valid, SEO friendly code (no shortcodes!)
  • Action & filter hooks for developers
  • Completely compatible with all your favourite plugins including Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads and more!

 

Make and Make Plus 1.9.1

By Tom Stark on August 18, 2017

We’re releasing 1.9.1 today! This patch release squashes a handful of small bugs that our makers have reported since updating to 1.9.

Make

  • Added compatibility check and a notice about updating Make Plus when using a version older than 1.9.
  • Fixed issue with carriage returns in content editor’s Text mode.
  • Fixed ‚ÄėConfigure column‚Äô drop-down display issue, visible when multiple rows were used.
  • Fixed bug with content background color not resetting to default when no color was set.

Make Plus

  • Added notice about compatibility issue when Make is older than 1.9.

Make and Make Plus 1.9

By Tom Stark on August 15, 2017

Hey everyone! Today we’re pushing a new release of Make and Make Plus. Version 1.9 features updates and fixes which we’re super-excited to finally bring to you.

Make Plus

  • Master sections! You can now control multiple sections from one place by setting a section to Master mode. In this mode, every change you make to a section will be instantly propagated to all other pages where it’s set to appear. You can read more about this in our new help guide.
  • Improved templating for sections and optimized data storage on back-end.

Make

  • Unified Section API. It now covers data, settings and template helpers.
  • Reduced the number of scripts enqueued in the¬†builder and refactored logic for overlay and settings.
  • Fixed minor banner display issues.
  • Fixed parsing of section IDs.
  • Fixed Typography bugs in Customizer.
  • Fixed screen reader text appearance on pages with a lot of content.
  • Fixed email social icon behavior when Open icon links in a new tab option¬†was set in Social Icons section in Customizer.
  • New filter make_filter_column_content¬†allowing to filter individual column content.

Make 1.8.9 and Make Plus 1.8.7

By Tom Stark on June 8, 2017

Today we’re shipping another set of improvements to Make and Make Plus. Here’s what’s new:

Make Plus

  • New option allowing Panels to start collapsed.
  • New ways to manage excerpt length in Posts List section.
  • New Customizer section¬†General ‚Üí Reset¬†to undo all customizations for when you want to start over.
  • Colors in Panels are now fully configurable in Customizer from Color ‚Üí¬†Panels¬†screen.
  • Excerpts in Posts List set to Default now display links.

Make

  • Added a setting to hide post title and post navigation in single post template.
  • Added a setting to toggle breadcrumbs in single page and post template.
  • Added support for Jetpack responsive videos.
  • Improved styling and accessibility for the¬†Skip To Content link.
  • Improved alignment of text, theme credits and social icons in the¬†footer.
  • Improved logo and navigation width to allow more space for navigation.
  • Header templates are now split into partials for easier customization.
  • Media selection frame now shows selected attachment and metadata.
  • Google Maps embeds now honour user defined attributes.
  • Swatches in the Background Color setting now get populated from Customizer color settings.
  • Header, containers, and footer now expand to full width when the¬†full-width option is switched on.
  • Fixed the¬†Failed to decode downloaded font¬†error with Jetpack share icon.

Make 1.8.8 and Make Plus 1.8.6

By Ignazio Setti on May 16, 2017

Hey everyone! We’ve just shipped the latest updates to Make and Make Plus, packed with features and improvements! Here are the highlights:

Make Plus:

  • Added video background settings in all builder¬†sections.
  • New slideshow options for¬†for Posts List and Products sections.
  • Added Draft mode, which allows you to hide builder sections from the front-end,¬†while keeping them visible in the builder.
  • Individual section items (Columns, Gallery items, Banner slides and Panel items)¬†can now be duplicated.
  • Refactored Panels section, supporting child theme override.

Make:

  • Added background position control for sections.
  • Section settings are now categorized into panels, like the Customizer.
  • Improved compatibility with WooCommerce 3.0 product galleries.
  • Removed old Logo panel from the Customizer.

Make 1.8.7

By Tom Stark on April 7, 2017

We’re releasing Make 1.8.7 today with several small fixes. Here’s what’s included:

  • Fixed¬†issue when additional empty columns were created in builder¬†after updating from older versions.
  • Fixed¬†sidebar appearance issues on search results and archives page.
  • Fixed background controls in Customizer which were clashing with 4.7.0 core updates.

Make 1.8.6 and Make Plus 1.8.5

By Tom Stark on March 30, 2017

Today we’re proud to announce Make 1.8.6 and Make Plus 1.8.5! There are exciting features coming to both. Column rows, refreshed builder design and more! Here’s what’s new:

Make:

  • Added column rows. You can now add as many rows as you want to your Columns sections.
  • Added new configuration dropdown. Clicking the new contextual menu (three dot icon) in a builder section reveals more options for that item.
  • Improved the way images are handled inside Columns. You can now embed¬†images inline with your column content without using the featured image field, which has now been removed.
  • Refreshed the design of the builder. Colors have been updated to better match WordPress’ default styles. We also improved the look and feel of¬†Add Item buttons in sections.
  • Improved the content editor overlay. The background¬†will now match the background color of your section for even easier editing.
  • Improved the way Banner text displays on¬†smaller screens.
  • Improved behavior of overlays in builder.
  • Fixed builder section helper classes on front-end, especially the case when¬†builder-section-first and¬†builder-section-last¬†were added to wrong sections.
  • Fixed hover on gallery caption overlays on mobile devices and fixed issues where gallery items without a link failed to show caption on hover.

Make Plus:

  • Added configuration dropdown for widgets. You can now configure widget properties or trash widgets right from the builder.
  • Improved Panels content preview. Panels will now adapt its height to the amount of content added.
  • Fixed issue where widget properties set from an overlay in widgetized columns were not saving.

Make 1.8.5

By Ignazio Setti on February 28, 2017

Make 1.8.5 is out and includes several small updates. Here’s what’s we fixed:

  • Fixed issue which prevented Columns section titles from being refreshed in the builder.
  • Fixed content preview of columns, which wasn’t being refreshed after dragging around columns.
  • Fixed overlays, which were erroneously carrying around configuration data.

Make and Make Plus 1.8.4

By Ignazio Setti on February 16, 2017

Make and Make Plus 1.8.4 are here! It’s a big update full of small improvements. Here’s what’s new:

Make:

  • Added an option to open Gallery item links in a new tab.
  • Added option to configure what menu turns into a mobile menu.
  • Added missing default font to mobile menu toggles.
  • Removed PHP notice caused by missing image fields in Columns section.
  • Fixed a bug preventing titles from inheriting customizer typography settings.
  • Added option for closing the configuration overlay without applying changes.
  • Added button and keyboard shortcut for closing the configuration overlay.
  • Added contextual labels to configuration overlay buttons.
  • Removed a limitation preventing HTML links inside Gallery items content.
  • Fixed CSS rules preventing typography and color settings from correctly applying to mobile menus.
  • Fixed a bug resulting in content duplication when creating multiple Columns sections.

Make Plus:

  • Fixed a bug preventing the “-1” count option from showing all products.
  • Fixed a bug which was stripping HTML from Panel item titles.
  • Added checks to widgetized columns to remove a number of PHP warnings.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the duplicator to load on any CPT Edit Page screen.
  • Fixed a bug preventing widgets from being removed when removing the containing section or page.