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Change Log

Version 1.7.1

Great news! SeaShell theme has been awarded the “WP requirements compliance badge” by Envato/ThemeForest, which is a certificate proving that it now meets the highest quality standards in the WordPress ecosystem.
Improved
  • A slight code refactoring to meet the highest standards per Envato requirements
Fixed
  • Several minor styling issues

Version 1.7

Mandatory changes to accommodate the latest Envato/ThemeForest requirements:
  • Theme Options panel is removed from the theme. To make it appear again, you need to install and activate Redux Framework Plugin via Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • All theme associated widgets cannot be a part of the theme anymore and are now removed. To get your widgets back, please install and activate SeaShell Buddy plugin in Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • Custom contact forms are not allowed as a part of the theme anymore. To continue using your contact form template and its options, please install and activate SeaShell Buddy plugin in Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • Social sharing functionality cannot be a part of the theme anymore. To enable social sharing, please install and activate Meks Easy Social Share plugin in Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • Additional JS and Google Analytics fields are not allowed in Theme options anymore thus they are removed from the theme. As an alternative, you can use Insert Headers and Footers WordPress Plugin
  • Additional CSS field is not allowed in Theme options anymore and is now patched into the WordPress native field in Appearance -> Customize -> Additional CSS
  • Favicon option is not allowed in Theme options anymore and is now patched into the WordPress native favicon field in Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity
Added
  • Styling support for the latest WordPress blocks (introduced in WordPress 5.2)
  • Admin panel styling for WP 5.0+ editor and all blocks
Modified
  • Options to choose social networks for sharing are now located in the plugin settings in dashboard (Settings -> Meks Easy Social Share)
Fixed
  • Several minor styling issues

Version 1.6.3

Added
  • Option to display the site description (Theme Options -> Header)
Fixed
  • Pages in admin edit screen not displaying metaboxes when WP 5.x used Classic Editor plugin
  • Option for meta icons not working when all icons were disabled
  • Several minor styling issues

Version 1.6.2

Added
  • Styling for Blocks (coming with the new WordPress editor in version 5.0)
Improved
  • Fully tested and ready for WordPress 5.0
  • Envato Market plugin is now recommended for theme updates
Fixed
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

Version 1.6.1

Added
  • Initial support for the upcoming new WordPress content editor (Gutenberg)
Improved
  • Styling for GDPR cookie consent checkbox field in comment form
Fixed
  • Minor styling issues in various browsers

Version 1.6

Added
  • Options to filter/order authors (Authors List Template)
  • Option to display caption on featured images (Theme Options -> Blog -> Single Post)
  • Option to exclude specific languages from RTL mode (Theme Options -> General)
  • Option to enter Google Maps API key for contact form template (Theme Options -> Contact)
Improved
  • Redux theme options framework major update
Fixed
  • Translation strings on comment form fields not working properly (Theme Options -> Translation)
  • Minor styling issues

Version 1.5.3

Fixed
  • Problem with editing categories in WP 4.5

Version 1.5.2

Fixed
  • SeaShell widgets throwing notices in WordPress 4.3 if WP_DEBUG mode is enabled
  • Scrolling issue on some mobile devices

Version 1.5.1

Fixed
  • Problem with share buttons on mobile phones (appeared in version 1.5)

Version 1.5

Added
  • Support for Google structured data (updated and hcard fields)
  • Share buttons will now display on mobile phones as well
  • Option to remove all posts from home page and use static content only (Theme Options -> Home Page)
Improved
  • Video widget now works on SSL websites too
  • Minor CSS improvements and tweaks for reported glitches
Fixed
  • Home page pagination issue on specific website configurations

Version 1.4

Added
  • Home page options – you can filter posts on home page by specific categoires and tags
  • Options to set explicit height of subheader area as well as top position of content inside of it
  • Logo option for devices with retina displays
  • Comments support for pages
  • Option to remove featured image on single posts
  • Allowed usage of shortcodes in page subtitles
  • Allowed usage of shortcodes in category descriptions
  • Allowed usage of shortcodes in tag descriptions
  • Support for paginated content on pages using
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