We decided to start a blog to keep everyone up to date, and to give a little bit more room and explanation on what is going into each release.
We’ll kick this one off with a combined post on version 1.4.0 and 1.4.1.
Whats new in 1.4.0
Saving and loading layouts via the block editor
We’re finally matching the features across templates, layouts, shortcodes and blocks.
Re-usable layouts, could always be created via our admin pages, but now they’re also available via our layout block – take a look:
We’ve also added a new handy copy to block button so that you can copy and customise your saved layouts – allowing for easy editing without making changes across your whole site.
Modals have been fully reworked – they’re now larger, more responsive, and have some improved behaviours – and we’ve added breadcrumb style titles for loading the template editor, from within the layout editor modal – so you always know where you are.
There are also the new handy sync with layout and sync with block toggles – when enabled, the width of your layout and templates will match your designs for 1:1 editing.
Other notable updates include:
- A new line height setting for all template blocks (in the typography panel)
- A new shortcode for displaying a single template (bringing it inline with our single template block):
[custom-template id='123' post_id='456']
You can access this shortcode via the template editor admin page.
- A change in name of our layout shortcode, from:
Don’t worry, your old shortcodes will continue to work for some time.
- Plus a bunch of fixes mostly related to the editing workflow.
Whats new in 1.4.1
This is a minor release.
A new comment count block
Additional options for the excerpt block
Just one fix – we’ve added alt tags to featured images and
aria-label when using the
If you want to get into the nitty gritty you can always check out the changelog.
That’s it for now, until next time.