3.2 – 5/8/13
- Replaced the homepage portfolio slider. The theme now has a Slider Item post type, which you can use to create slider items with images and custom links. See the help file for step by step instructions on how to create a slider. Affected files: functions.php, homepage.php, added includes/metabox/ directory.
- Requires Okay Toolkit v1.8 update! Available in your WordPress dashboard or at the plugin site.
3.1 – 4/10/13
- Added localization to customizer.php.
- Updated Contact Form 7 styles to account for input[type=email] field in latest update.
- Added theme-wide form styling.
Slate was recoded from the ground up to fit the current framework of Okay Themes. Several major changes in the architecture, features and settings have taken place in this update. Because of this, if you are upgrading from version 2.3, you will have to set up the theme again, as if it were a new theme.
While this is kind of a bummer, the upside is you get this huge and awesome update for free. Slate 3.0 has really slick galleries, a better responsive layout, more white space, more attention to detail, and it’s much easier to setup and maintain.
See the install video and instructions to get your theme updated and setup on Slate 3.0.
A Note About Shortcodes: The shortcodes that came with Slate originally have been removed in version 3.0. This was for several reasons, but mostly because they are more trouble than they’re worth. However, if you absolutely must have the shortcodes from your last install, I have transferred them into a plugin, which you can download here. They will not be supported going forward, but feel free to use the plugin.
3.0 – 3/9/13
- Recoded entire theme to sit on the new Okay Themes framework.
- Removed Options Framework plugin in favor of the WordPress Theme Customizer. Settings are now handled in Appearance → Customize.
- Separated posts and portfolio items. Portfolio items now use a custom post type, which is provided by the Okay Toolkit Plugin.
- Added support for new, awesome galleries. Use the new WordPress 3.5 media manager to create galleries, rearrange them, and display them in your portfolio items.
- Reworked the responsive media queries to accomodate more devices. The theme is now 100% flexible, versus the fixed breakpoints it was using before.
- Twitter widget and social media icons have been moved to the Okay Toolkit plugin. Toolkit also provides several other widgets.
- Removed shortcode functionality from the theme and moved them into a plugin. If you are updating from 2.3 and want to keep your shortcodes, you’ll have to install the shortcode plugin located here.
- Tons of little changes here and there. Check out the demo to see the theme in action, and be sure to check out the install video and instructions which will walk you through setting up Slate v3.0.
2.3 – 12/19/12
- Important Change: Removed slider functionality on homepage portfolio thumbs, homepage blog posts, and portfolio page thumbs. Sliders are flashy, but not entirely user friendly, particularly on touch devices and mobile. This is a fairly big change, so if you don’t want to lose the slider functionality on your current version of Slate (v 2.2 or before), do not update your theme. Please be aware that this means that you will not be able to update going forward. We don’t like removing features once implemented, but these particular features became more of an inconvenience than a benefit.
- Modified styles based on slider changes.
- Fixed shortcode column widths and naming conventions. Column widths are now percentage based, rather than fixed widths at breakpoints.
- Modified media-queries.css to reflect slider and column changes.
- Fixed auto-height bug in Flexslider.
2.2 – 11/24/12
- Fixed bug that prevented scrolling on iPhone.
2.1 – 11/14/12
- Added wp_reset_postdata to tabbed widget to reset post query.
- Added class and ID identifiers to widget registration.
- Added option to autoplay sliders.
2.0 – 10/25/12
- Added a fix for popular posts widget to only show published posts.
1.9 – 9/11/12
- Added a fix for the shortcode button breaking the editor.
1.8 – 8/17/12
- Changed social links to open in a new window.
1.7 – 8/16/12
- Many CSS modifications including font-size adjustments (mostly making fonts bigger), fine tuning colors, more whitespace, etc.
- Changed localization textdomain from ‘slate’ to ‘okay’ as with the rest of the Okay themes.
- Fine tuned media queries.
- Regenerated .mo and .po files.
- Fixed scrolling bug for iPad sidebar.
- Removed update notifier in lieu of an upcoming solution.
1.6 – 5/10/12
- Fixed a bug in media-queries.css.
- (Beta) Added a theme update notifier. When the theme is updated, you will receive a small notification in your dashboard menu, which will tell you what exactly has changed and how to update the theme.
1.5 – 4/19/12
- Fixed a bug with localization.
1.4 – 4/12/12
- Added template tag to home.php
- Updated fitvid.js which was causing an odd caching issue when browsing back and forth between pages.
1.3 – 4/7/12
- Added Support tab to theme options. Provides direct links to install video, help file, forum and customizations request.
- Changed the Google Analytics theme option to allow any kind of tracking code. Users updating will have to grab the full tracking code from Google now, versus just the UA code.
1.2 – 3/24/12
- Added descriptive classes to sections on homepage to allow for easier customization.
1.1 – 3/22/12
- Added new Twitter widget to alleviate issues some users were having
- Reorganized code functions.php
- Added descriptive prefixes to theme functions
- Now using WordPress’s default wp_enqueue_script(‘jquery’); to load the latest version of jQuery.