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  • Roman
    Keymaster
    August 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm #36927

    Dear evolve theme users,

    in this topic we would like to inform you about the development process of the upcoming evolve+ version which will be based on the Kirki Framework so you can benefit from all the cool features we brought in the free version and its speed and optimizations. In this thread we will also inform you regularly, what the status is of the development process, what features have been added and what is in the next stage of the development. If you would love to immediatelly get an update when we upload a new version, be sure to subscribe to this topic. We would also love to hear your feedback what shall be done at first in the new implementation, leave a comment if there is a bug or any other thoughts what could improve current stage. Since this topic is posted, alpha versions of evolve+ and Theme4Press Core + Composer are available for immediate download in your account.

    What has been implemented in the current version:

    Conversion to Kirki Framework
    Theme uses options of the free version (if user used it) or options of previous version based on Redux Framework
    Implemented Theme4Press Slider with new options, improved responsiveness
    Implemented Contact Page with contact form and Google Maps API
    Added Custom Sidebars to set unique registered sidebars on various pages/posts
    100% Width Template
    Portfolio Functionality
    Built-in Mega Menu
    Added Sticky Side Navigation
    Lightbox For Images, Videos
    Header Layouts, Custom Headers per Post/Page, New Theme Options Per Post/Page

    Current stage of implementation:

    – Shortcodes

    Sue Young
    Participant
    Posts: 68
    August 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm #36936
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    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    August 15, 2018 at 4:03 am #36939

    There is a subscribe link in the top right corner of the topic 😉

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    October 4, 2018 at 8:27 pm #40337

    Implemented Mega Menu Feature

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    October 22, 2018 at 2:05 am #40514

    Added 2 New Features – Sticky Side Navigation and Lightbox

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    November 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm #40709

    Completed Implementation Of 3 New Header Layouts, Added Custom Headers Per Post/Page, Added New Theme Options Per Post/Page

    Françoise Isnard
    Participant
    Posts: 46
    December 3, 2018 at 1:25 pm #41451

    HI Roman,
    Do I understand that you are not going to update the old Evolve PLUS anymore? What will happen if I still use it after 01/01/19?
    Do I also understand that, if I want to upgrade my websites to Evolve + Alpha, that I need first to delete the actual template (old Evolve + version 2.8.3) and then upload the new one?

    Last time I did this update on one of my sites (Bergeras.com/staging, thanks god it was the development site), I had many many bugs. I am afraid now to do it on my other sites. Especially the ones for which I used the Corporate homepage.

    Can you please advise the best way to proceed?
    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Françoise

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    December 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm #41454

    Hello Françoise,

    evolve+ based on Redux available in the downloads section will not be available for downloads nor developed anymore. Now we focus on the version based on the Kirki framework which is more stable, has better coding and is faster. Yes, you need to backup your current theme version, remove it and upload new one. If something gets wrong, we are here to help 😉

    Françoise Isnard
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    Posts: 46
    December 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm #41455
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    Chuck-Bruce
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    December 3, 2018 at 5:44 pm #41465

    A few questions then about testing the version developed with Kirki:
    1) Should we also remove the Redux Framework when testing or might it be used by some other plugin?
    2) Is it only used when developing themes, for instance?
    3) If we do leave it when testing your Evolve+ with Kirki will it cause any issues?
    4) If we have custom css in the current Evolve+ section of Additional CSS, will it stay there?

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    December 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm #41482

    1 – can be completely removed, not required anymore for full theme functionality
    2 – yes, it is
    3 – it will not
    4 – if you saved the Custom CSS in the theme options then you need to copy it in the Additional CSS section available under customize of the evolve based on Kirki