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Make & Make Plus 1.7

By Corey McKrill on May 4, 2016

Today we released Make and Make Plus 1.7. As we mentioned in the beta announcement, it has a lot of big changes under the hood. It also has some great new features! Let’s take a look:

Instant style previews in the Customizer

In 1.7, Make now takes greater advantage of the “postMessage” feature of the Customizer to instantly update the Preview Pane when modifying a style-related theme setting. This includes all Typography, Color, and Background Image settings, as well as many others. Waiting for the preview pane to reload after every font size increment is now a thing of the past!

social-iconsNew interface for managing social icons

In previous versions of Make, you could choose to add icons for your social profiles via a simple form in the Customizer, or as a custom menu. The form was easy to use, but only a limited number of icons were available. The custom menu could accommodate a greater variety of icons, and had more flexibility, but it was not very intuitive to use. With Make 1.7, the two methods have been consolidated into one interface within the Customizer. Paste your social profile URL into the field and watch the icon appear instantly. Drag and drop the icons into any order you want. And with the Social Icons API, you can add even more icons to the list of 53 that are currently available.

Color and typography settings for buttons

Now you can customize the colors and fonts of built-in buttons (comment form, search) and Gravity Forms buttons from right in the Customizer.

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One-click migration of theme settings from the parent to the child

Have you ever started a new Make site and gotten everything configured just the way you want it in the Customizer only to realize that there are a few more tweaks you need to make with a child theme? And then, when you activate the child theme, you realize that everything is back to the defaults in the Customizer, because WordPress treats it like an entirely separate theme? Well, we know from supporting our users that it happens a lot. Now when you have a child theme activated, there’s a new “Migrate Settings” entry in the Appearance menu where you can copy all those changes you made in the Customizer from the parent over to the child. Hallelujah!

Make Plus: Sticky headers

With this oft-requested feature, you can choose to have either just the Header Bar or the entire site header remain fixed at the top as you scroll down the page.

Make Plus: Improved Typekit interface

The process of entering your kit ID and loading the contents of your kit into the list of available fonts has been significantly streamlined. Simply paste your ID into the field, and it will instantly test the kit and indicate whether the fonts loaded successfully. Then just head over to any Font Family dropdown and your fonts will be there!

Make Plus: Improved interface for post and page layout settings

We heard from a lot of people that the interface with “the double checkboxes” was confusing at best, so we changed it to be more intuitive.

New users can download Make 1.7 today. Make Plus users — make sure you’ve authorized your plugin to get one-click updates in your WordPress dashboard.

6 Comments

  1. Cari genset

    Hi Corey,

    Good information, I will download Make 1.7 immediately..

    Thanks

  2. Luca Collect

    Hi guys, I just bought and installed this theme (updated at the last available version) but I don’t see the social icon… I can set them but I don’t see them in the front end.. what can I check for get this problem solved? thank you

  3. Scott Rollo

    Hey there, Chris! 👋🏼

    You can style buttons using our Format Builder. If that’s not what you’re after, would you mind posting your question to our Help Center?

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