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Jump Start 2 is now available!

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  • #22396
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    I’m happy to announce that after a long journey, Jump Start 2 is finally here… and free for all current Jump Start customers 🙂

    It’s available for free to all current customers with an active license, and most importantly, will continue to be sold exclusively at the newly updated wpjumpstart.com. Simply go to the Downloads page under your account here on the support site, and you’ll see your new downloadable products.

    Jump Start 2.0.0 marks giant step forward for the Theme Blvd framework, and thus is a huge update that shouldn’t be taken lightly, if you were previously making updates from a child theme. Most importantly, the entire frontend styling has been re-written, which will involve most of your styling customizations from a child theme to be redone. Please update responsibly in a staging environment to make required modifications to your child theme, before doing it on your live website.

    Full Changelog: http://themeblvd.com/changelog/?theme=jumpstart

    Theme Demos: http://demo.themeblvd.com?theme=jumpstart

    Frequently Asked Questions: http://wpjumpstart.com/faq/

    Pricing and Licensing

    All should be pretty straight forward here, as nothing has really changed.

    The Jump Start WordPress theme, itself, is licensed under GPL. And with the purchase amount of $65, you have received a license for support and access to updates, for the term of one year. This applies to an unlimited number of websites, which are operated and controlled by you, the license holder.

    After this term has finished, you will need to renew your license, in order to continue receiving updates and support.

    Full Terms: http://wpjumpstart.com/terms

    Updating from a Jump Start 2 beta, RC, or development version

    If updating from a development, beta, or RC version of Jump Start 2:

    • You must update to the latest version of the Layout Builder plugin.
    • You must reconfigure options of any “Hero Unit” (previously named Jumbotron) used in Builder.
    • You must reconfigure any selections for “Responsive Visibility” display options in Builder.
    • You must reconfigure any Typography options on your theme options page.

    Updating from Jump Start v1

    Here are some important things to note if you’re moving from using Jump Start v1:

    • Make sure all of your Theme Blvd plugins are up-to-date.
    • The frontend styling and CSS has been completely redesigned. Make sure to take that into account if your child theme contains CSS customizations. Most CSS in your child theme that was written for Jump Start v1 is not going to work the same with v2.
    • All main template files like header.php, footer.php, single.php, etc, have been changed. All template part files like content.php, content-list.php, etc, have been changed. So, make sure to account for this if you have copies of these files in your child theme.
    • Image crop sizes have very much changed. So make sure to run Regenerate Thumbnails plugin for images that are already uploaded to your site.
    • There is no more option on your Theme Options page for assigning a homepage layout. You must add your layout to a static page and set that as your front page from WP Admin > Settings > Reading > Front page displays.

    Jump Start v1 Support

    Is Jump Start v1 still supported?

    We understand that the move from Jump Start v1 to v2 is a big one, and will result in many child theme redesigns. So for now, yes Jump Start v1 is still being supported. Over the course of Winter 2015-2016, we will be slowly phasing out support for Jump Start v1.

    Can I still download Jump Start v1?

    Jump Start v1 will continue to be available with your Downloads at support.themeblvd.com, while we’re phasing out support over the course of Winter 2015-2016.

    If a patch update is posted for Jump Start v1, how can I update?

    While Jump Start v1 is available to download manually, it is not supported through our WordPress in-dashboard update system. If you’re still running Jump Start v1, and need to update to the latest v1.x, you will need to do it manually.

    See “Manual Updates” here: Jump Start Updates

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  • #22405
    mizzinc
    Participant

    Pop the Champagne!! Congratulations Jason.

    This is a huge milestone. I started out using Barley Corporate and could see the potential under the hood back then. Love that out of box now we have everything we could need so we can focus on customising.

    Looking forward to seeing some new faces in the support forums.

    Michael.

    #22411
    mike-se
    Participant

    This is great! Congratulations!

    #22412
    Wendell Harness
    Participant

    dec24 7

    #22413
    Joseph Sellers
    Participant

    This is fantastic news!

    I am especially happy that it is available independently. This is really important to me.

    Quick note, on http://wpjumpstart.com/ the link to the changelog doesn’t work.

    #22418
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Thanks everyone!

    @rokesmith And thanks for pointing that out; I’ve fixed it now.

    #22420
    Wendell Harness
    Participant

    I just noticed on the demos page that most of the demos result in an “SSL protocol error”.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by Wendell Harness. Reason: Fixed my dumb spelling of "protocol"
    #22429
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    @Wendell Hm, what browser are you using?

    #22431
    Wendell Harness
    Participant

    D’oh! Forgot I was using Chrome beta. The demos work fine in IE and FF. Sorry for the bother.

    #22444
    mizzinc
    Participant

    Just had to use Visual Composer. What a monstrosity. Long live JumpStart!

    #22644
    sharonq
    Participant

    Happy Dancing… thanks Jason – hope that this will work for you too – let us know how to spread the word. JS 2 is the best WP theme out there for a super user – beats all the other frameworks hands down. Want posts on Social Media? when? where?

    #22923
    mizzinc
    Participant

    Question: Does the Hero Unit support fullscreen Youtube/Vimeo?

    #22928
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Question: Does the Hero Unit support fullscreen Youtube/Vimeo?

    Nope, video backgrounds have to be self-hosted for now. In the next version I’m re-writing parallax images to perform much better. Later down the road, I want to also improve background video, and give more options for other sources to include from, and hopefully also allow for longer background videos that can stream, or progressively load.

    #22992
    $uper Mario
    Participant

    Is upgrading from v1 to v2 a manual process. No updates appears after we verify our license info and force WP to do a check.

    #23002
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Is upgrading from v1 to v2 a manual process. No updates appears after we verify our license info and force WP to do a check.

    The update system should still work; I can’t think of why it wouldn’t. Maybe try clearing out your license key, saving, then inputting again and re-saving and re-activating it? But with such a big update, it may not be a bad idea to do it manually, anyway.

    #23021
    $uper Mario
    Participant

    Thanks, that worked!

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