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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

    Chuck-Bruce
    Participant
    Posts: 54
    December 4, 2018 at 2:34 am #41489

    Roman,
    Sorry but I’m still a little confused about the various versions of evolve+ and the migration path to the new one you’re working on that is based on Kirki. I see in my account that I can download:
    – EVOLVEv2.9.ALPHA — I assume this is not a production-level quality yet, correct? If so, what is the version we should be running until it is ready? Is there a production version of evolve+ based on Kirki yet?
    – EVOLVE CHILD — Is this a child theme of the above alpha product?
    – SHORTCODES — Why would we need to download this?
    – SLIDER REVOLUTION v5.4.8 — What is this??? I searched thru the support blog but only found 1 private thread.

    Do you recommend just downloading v2.9.alpha in test environments and staying with v2.8 until there is a production version of the Kirki-based one or is there a Kirki-based one out there that we should be downloading and using in production?

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    December 4, 2018 at 8:55 am #41490

    Chuck, the evolve Plus in your account marked as v2.9.alpha is the latest stable version based on Kirki and it works just fine. This week I will try to release another stable version. The child theme is supposed to work with this version, it works without any issues. Shortcodes you can use to add some extra components to your website, preview them here https://demo.theme4press.com/evolve/shortcodes/. Slider Revolution is a premium slider plugin which you can use in the theme to create professional slides, preview it here https://demo.theme4press.com/evolve/slider-revolution/ . it is safe to use the alpha version, but in case any gets wrong when converting, please do a backup of your current theme, settings, before you update always https://theme4press.com/guide/docs/theme-installation-update/#updating-theme

    Chuck-Bruce
    Participant
    Posts: 54
    December 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm #41492

    Thanks, Roman. I backed up my current Prod site last nite, loaded it onto my dev site and only had to tweak a few options to get it close to looking the same. The only thing I can’t get to work properly is the Post Slider on the Homepage. It does scroll the latest posts of the category that I chose to display, but it does not show the post’s thumbnail image. It just shows two gray boxes.

    Also, I think there is a little cosmetic glitch with the dashboard that shows up when I use the latest version of Firefox 63.0.3 on my MacBook Pro. When I go to Customize->Posts Slider, about 1/4″-1/2″ of the box on the left under “Customizing Posts Slider” is scrolled off the page to the left – even at full screen. It does not do this with Safari or Chrome.

    Lastly, I had some Additional CSS to give the homepage sliders a nice blue gradient but that does not seem to be working anymore either. Other than those items, I think all is good. I haven’t played around with the new section “CUSTOM FRONT PAGE BUILDER” but will look around on your site for its instructions. Here’s the Additional CSS I mentioned above:

    font-family: ‘Roboto’, arial, sans-serif;
    color: #51545c;
    font-size: 20px;
    line-height: 20px;
    font-weight: bold;
    letter-spacing: 0px;
    }

    .menu-back {
    background-color: #03e1bf;
    background: -webkit-gradient(radial, center center, 0, center center, 460, from(#03e1bf), to(#0367bf));
    background: -webkit-radial-gradient(circle, #03e1bf, #0367bf);
    background: -moz-radial-gradient(circle, #03e1bf, #0367bf);
    background: -o-radial-gradient(circle, #03e1bf, #0367bf);
    background: -ms-radial-gradient(circle, #03e1bf, #0367bf);
    }

    If you need admin access on my dev site, let me know and I’ll turn on your UserID there.

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    December 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm #41493

    Chuck, can you please open a new thread if experiencing any issues? thanks.

    Chuck-Bruce
    Participant
    Posts: 54
    December 5, 2018 at 2:43 am #41494
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    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 2752
    December 10, 2018 at 11:57 pm #41617

    New stable version of evolve Plus v2.9.1 is now available for download. Added 4 new shortcodes – Content Boxes, Google Maps, Columns and Testimonials. All these shortcodes have now updated codes and their documentation.