StudioPress released a new version of Genesis Framework – Genesis v1.9 and you can update Genesis to the latest version from here. This new version comes with adding new features and fixing a few bugs. Before you update Genesis Framework to the latest version make sure that you backup all your theme files its because if something goes wrong then you can easily backup all your files in a single click.
The new version of Genesis Framework comes with new front-end design & some nice improvements for both developers and users. In addition to this, the default look for Genesis has been updated and the style sheet has been condensed & completely rewritten with an emphasis on flexibility for mobile responsive design. In this new version, a couple of widgets were softly deprecated like “eNews & Updates” and “Latest Tweets” and the Category and Page menu widgets were also removed from the Genesis Framework. The best thing I like about Genesis v1.9 is that it now offers support for author highlighting which means that you can associate your content with your Google+ profile. Below you can find the number of changes made in this new version:
Genesis 1.9 – What’s New?
- Fixed call to
genesis_site_layout()resetting the query.
- Fixed the custom header body class conditional for WP 3.4.
- Fixed warnings when saving posts
- Fixed footer scripts setting having incorrect ID.
- Fixed extra quote in Author Box setting markup.
- Fixed empty post image link, when there is no post image.
- Fixed empty featured post / page widget image link, when there is no image to display.
- Fixed use of path constants in post-templates to use functions instead.
- Fixed comments template loading on custom post type single posts, if it supports comments.
genesis_site_layout()by allowing the cache to be bypassed.
- Improved custom field saving function.
- Improved how Genesis/child theme style sheet is referenced, by enqueueing it.
- Improved post title output, adding a filter to decide if it should be linked to the single post on archive pages (default is true, as currently).
- Improved user meta fields integration by limiting to admin back-end only.
- Improved method to check to see if Scribe is installed.
- Improved breadcrumb class for PHP 5.
- Improved comment template by only loading it on
.entryclass to all content, in preparation for the potential absence of
.hentryin an HTML5-flavoured Genesis that prefers Microdata over Microformats.
- Added filter for term meta defaults.
- Added comment header wrapping
- Added ability to disable the loading of all breadcrumb features.
- Added `archive-title’ class to archive titles.
- Added fallback parameter to
i18n.phpand moved text-domain load to
- Removed legacy customer header code.
- Fixed post-class field not saving.
- Fixed inconsistency with comments and trackback edit links.
- Fixed robots meta tag help links to point to articles by Yoast.
- Fixed dropdown size issue in widget forms.
- Fixed trackback URL output showing when post type does not support trackbacks.
- Fixed post meta section showing for pages in search results page.
- Fixed grid loop problems.
- Fixed spacing between bottom buttons on settings pages.
- Improved wording on SEO Settings page, including Scribe marketing notice.
- Improved theme settings page by hiding update options when automatic updates are programmatically disabled.
- Added a What’s New page.
- Added front page and posts page breadcrumb settings.
- Added search result page title.
- Removed on/off setting for primary and secondary menus in favor of theme nav menu locations to determine visibility.
- Added CSS for content boxes, and coloured buttons.
- Added menu highlight class.
- Improved organization of CSS.
- Improved overall base design:
- Increased maximum width, 1152px.
- Different font.
- Default styles for HTML5 elements.
- Fluid-width columns.
- Use of rem units with pixel fallback.
- Improved sanitization on some settings inputs.
- Improved search form security by escaping input and button text outside of filter – you should remove any
esc_attr()calls in functions that filter these strings and just return plain text.
- Added a new sanitization filter,
- Added escaping to names and dimensions of image sizes used in image size dropdowns.
- Improved usage of proper defaults in the eNews widget.
- Removed settings for eNews widget (consider it deprecated).
- Removed settings for Latest Tweets widget (consider it deprecated).
- Improved License description by changing from “GPL v2.0 (or later)” to “GPL-2.0+” as per SPDX open source license registry.
- Improved default document title separator from being a hyphen-minus character to an em-dash.
- Improved .pot file.
- Added link to download Genesis for Beginners to the readme.
- Added support for
rel="author"link tag, allowing author highlighting on Google result pages.
All these features and changes make Genesis a must-have theme framework. So, for what you are waiting for update Genesis Framework to the latest version as soon as possible and if you do not have your copy of Genesis Framework then you can get it from here:
If you have any query let me know via comments!