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Jump Start 2.0 Beta #3

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  • #21039
    Jason Bobich

    Thank you for your patience, everyone! Jump Start 2.0-beta3 is now available in your Downloads section, along with new sample data and a blank example child theme.

    Live Demos and Sample Data

    I know most of you didn’t know quite what I was up to, but the majority of this delay between beta releases has been creating these demos and working the kinks out of a built-in system that will allow you to copy them to your own sites. After watching the video tutorial, you’ll see it’s a very simple process and not quite like anything else out there.

    So, please checkout the live demos and try to copy them to your own fresh installations of WordPress, as starting points for your own websites!

    Video Tutorial:

    Plugin Compatibility

    • WooCommerce: A lot of work was done to, not only add compatibility for WooCommerce, but add theme-specific enhancements. You’ll find some theme options appear on your theme options page when you activate WooCommerce. Also the live demo #5 and demo #7 are examples of online shops.
    • Gravity Forms: I’ve combed through Gravity Form‘s CSS to try and get all of its options as compatible as I could (see live examples).
    • Revolution Slider: I’ve added basic compatibility for Revolution Slider plugin. You’ll now find a corresponding element in the Layout Builder when the plugin is active.

    A tip when using Revolution Slider element: If you’ve built a full-width or full-screen slider, use our Layout Builder’s “popout” feature in the element’s display options (see screenshot and live example).


    For you nerds that want the whole shebang of everything changed, here it is.

    • Added WooCommerce support.
    • Added Gravity Forms support.
    • Added Revolution Slider support.
    • Added “Sidebar Widgets” styling section to Theme Options for all theme bases.
    • Added theme support for title-tag in WP 4.1+
    • Added a little design flare to alert component, to look less Bootstrap’ish.
    • Added “tb_square_medium” crop size, 500×500.
    • Added filter for custom logo image in sticky menu, see tutorial.
    • Added user website URL display for bbPress user profiles.
    • Added custom height option for page banners.
    • Added max-width option for Promo Box element.
    • Added max-width and text-center options for Content element.
    • Added support for new “Blend Up/Down” section display option in Builder, and increased default top/bottom padding for sections.
    • Added icon/text insert to Divider element.
    • Added $size param to themeblvd_post_thumbnail filter, helps FILO plugin.
    • Added option to hide gutters in post showcase.
    • Added option to center header logo in Super User and Executive theme bases.
    • Added option to center main menu buttons in Super User and Executive theme bases.
    • Added option to insert search popup into main menu for Super User and Executive theme bases.
    • Added color selection to custom font option of Entrepreneur theme base.
    • Added border option for content areas of all theme bases, when using the stretch layout.
    • Added custom color option for main menu dividers in Super User and Executive theme bases.
    • Added background color opacity option for main menu in Super User and Executive theme bases.
    • Added new textures: Circles, Crystal, Hexagons, Polygons, Pyramids, Skulls, Tiles, and Waves
    • Added option to shade page banner images with transparent color.
    • Added filters for displaying theme menu locations, see here.
    • Added video_background option type.
    • Added support for responsive visibility options for columns and sections in Builder.
    • Added video background support in Layout Builder sections, page banners, and theme base header background options.
    • Improvements to WP [caption] shortcode, and auto lightbox integration.
    • Improvements, structural changes, and option changes to header of Executive theme base.
    • Improvements to displaying icons in menus, including using FontAwesome’s fa-fw class.
    • Allow header in Entrepreneur theme base to be configured with no background color.
    • Allow copyright helpers %site_title% and %year% to work with content element of builder (for Footer Template Sync feature).
    • Mobile menu toggle button will now match menu highlight color on Entrepreneur base.
    • Expanded widget area assignments, requires 1.2.4 update to Theme Blvd Widget Areas plugin.
    • Expanded “background” option type image sizing options.
    • Darkened body text in WordPress page editor.
    • CSS tweaks to buttons.
    • Improved appearance of text logo option with Entrepreneur theme base.
    • Improvements to styling of default widgets with lists.
    • Improvements to default WP [gallery] integration.
    • Improvements (really minor) to Magnific Popup lightbox styling.
    • Mobile navigation toggle now displays at tablet viewport and in right of header, across all theme bases.
    • Main menu font size made smaller for tablets and sticky menu to fit more buttons.
    • Updated to FontAwesome 4.3.
    • Minor styling improvements for bbPress.
    • Changed Jumbotron element titles to use <h2> tags to fit in with header Typography on Theme Options page.
    • Improvements to Icon Box element.
    • Improvements to WPML language switcher, using WPML’s various options and using on mobile.
    • Simplified header padding options for Super User theme base to desktop only.
    • Increased bottom margin on page titles.
    • Added some very basic IE8 support.
    • Fixed: Image cropping with tb_x_large, tb_large, and tb_medium sizes.
    • Fixed: Post Showcase (no masonry) not displaying right with excerpts.
    • Fixed: Breadcrumbs, when bbPress is installed, was taking over breadcrumbs all over the website.
    • Fixed: Added missing breadcrumbs for bbPress user profiles.
    • Fixed: bbPress tag_list PHP error at the top of topics when “Lead Topic” option is disabled.
    • Fixed: Custom padding not applying to “popout” elements in Builder.
    • Fixed: Issues with nag regarding Theme Options not matching Theme Base on initial theme install, with default Developer base selected.
    • Fixed: Blog display option not displaying “full content” when selected, instead of excerpts.
    • Fixed: Slider option type not allowing you to inert images less than 200px wide. This was most evident when trying to use the Partner Logos element in the Builder and using small logo images.
    • Fixed: When a layout section has repeating background set to parallax, it would get stretched on mobile.
    • Fixed: In Promo Box element, when button is displayed below text, text alignment should be centered.
    • Fixed: Technorati image icon in social icons.
    • Fixed: “Preview Changes” not working correctly when inserting current page’s content into custom layout.
    • Fixed: “Save as Draft” not working for custom layout pages.
    • Fixed: Issues with “Blank Page” page template.
    • Fixed: themeblvd_get_option() not returning 0 string value.
    • Fixed: Minor CSS issues with WordPress native self-hosted videos, mainly in Firefox.
    • Fixed: Description not showing with milestone ring element.
    • Fixed: Builder API function themeblvd_add_builder_element() was not outputting custom element on frontend.
    • Fixed: Browser horizontal scroll bars with “Popout” selected on Column Element in Builder.
    • Fixed: Heading placeholders displaying in mobile version of mega menus.
    • Fixed: PHP warnings when using custom queries with Builder elements.
    • Fixed: Display errors on author archives when permalinks are *disabled*.
    • Fixed: When selecting “color” social icons in the header, icons didn’t display correctly in mobile menu.
    • Fixed: Tooltips for social icons in mobile menu now hidden to avoid odd behavior.
    • Fixed: 404 pages not displaying with same styling as all other pages, with wrapped content.
    • Fixed: With image element in Builder, descriptive text will also now get used for title tag if image is a link, and thus show in lightbox popup.
    • Fixed: With image element in Builder, PHP error when linking image to webpage.
    • Fixed: With WPML, when creating language variation of a page, custom layout will get copied to new page.
    • The following functions have been deleted. These functions were simply action wrappers. For the most part, as long as you haven’t (as suggested not to do) moved main template files header.php, footer.php, sidebar-right.php, or sidebar-left.php to your child theme, this shouldn’t effect you.
      • themeblvd_head()
      • themeblvd_before()
      • themeblvd_header_top()
      • themeblvd_header_above()
      • themeblvd_header_content()
      • themeblvd_header_menu()
      • themeblvd_header_after()
      • themeblvd_featured_start()
      • themeblvd_featured()
      • themeblvd_featured_end()
      • themeblvd_main_start()
      • themeblvd_main_top()
      • themeblvd_breadcrumbs()
      • themeblvd_before_layout()
      • themeblvd_main_bottom()
      • themeblvd_main_end()
      • themeblvd_featured_below_start()
      • themeblvd_featured_below()
      • themeblvd_featured_below_end()
      • themeblvd_footer_before()
      • themeblvd_footer_above()
      • themeblvd_footer_content()
      • themeblvd_footer_sub_content()
      • themeblvd_footer_below()
      • themeblvd_footer_after()
      • themeblvd_after()
      • themeblvd_header_logo()
      • themeblvd_header_addon()
      • themeblvd_header_menu_addon()
      • themeblvd_sidebars()
    Note: Make sure to update the Theme Blvd Layout Builder plugin and Portfolios plugin, as this is required for everything you see in the live demos.
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  • #21289

    Would you believe this child got it to import everything. What i did was unchecked all of the check boxes, except one. Did this four times. The finale screen populated each time.

    Wasn’t a time out, folks at the server are not commenting other than “Hmm, isn’t that curious, not sure what happened there”

    My apologies once more and thank you much.



    I have tried clearing the cache – and sometimes it helps for a few minutes but once I update the home page the error is back – not always exactly the same.

    After the last cache clear I go this when I tried to update the page.

    A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.


    Turning off plugins helps – sometimes – usually if I both clear the cache and turn off the plugins except layout builder and I can edit for a while without the string error.

    I’ve tried using Chrome too – there I get “unresponsive page” instead of string error.

    I have not tried a different PC yet or IE (hate IE)

    Any other suggestions on things to try would be appreciated.

    Jason Bobich

    @sharonq I’m not sure what else — I’m thinking this all has to do with what Angela is talking about over here? —

    And for these issues that are more site-specific and in-depth, can you please start new topics so they aren’t here in the main topic about the Jump Start beta.

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