Version 9.0.0 November 24, 2022
- New Post Style: Modern Large Bold variation.
- New block heading styles.
- 2 New social follow counter styles.
- Card style for list posts in Elementor and list block/listing settings.
- 30+ new customization options. Notable: Images shadows.
- 2 importable homepages to SmartStudio.
- 2 New single top social share styles and a new location option.
- Gradient border options for header.
- More options for grid posts in Customizer, such as column gap.
- Share text label option for top social share on single.
- Another 30+ of the latest Google Fonts options.
- A new importable header preset.
- Media Vertical centering to list posts.
- Separate main colors options for dark mode.
- Cards and stylish style options to grid block/listing settings.
- Other 8+ Global block/listing options to set defaults such as different category overlay label per block/listing type.
- Option to underline links in posts.
- Customization options for reviews box.
- Arabic translation for frontend with most of the important strings.
- More options for view more link in block headings.
- Select primary/secondary font for any typography setting in customizer.
- 14+ new customization features for headers, including gradient border.
- Default Large post style fluid font sizes on mobile.
- Text labels options for single post meta.
- Breadcrumbs customization options such as colors.
- Author box typography customization options.
- Customizer UI for RTL languages.
- Removed some unnecessary strings from translations.
- Load more missing post format icons when using Debloat plugin.
- Images roundness issue on old Safari browsers.
- Top social icons width if set lower than 100px.
- Translations for social follow intermittently not working.
- Font weight 800+ not working in some customizations.
- Over 32 smaller fixes and improvements.
Version 8.5.0 November 3, 2022
- 3 New Pre-made Demo Sites: TechDrop, Blogger, DigiTech.
- WordPress 6.1 compatibility and improvements.
- 200% Faster Customizer load on slow devices.
- Support for pagination in News Focus, Focus Grid & Highlights blocks.
- Padding dimension controls to many Post Editor blocks.
- Dark mode background option to all Elementor widgets and columns.
- 2 new header presets.
- Media image ratio adjustment per device for Elementor blocks.
- 3 importable homepages to SmartStudio.
- 9 new importable home sections and blocks in SmartStudio.
- All Post Editor blocks for WordPress 6.1 compatibility esp. buttons, lists, columns.
- Message on review posts with missing criteria or invalid overall number.
- Ability to skip lazyload with skip-lazy and no-lazy classes.
- Compatibility with custom permalinks on custom archives pagination.
- Added alpha/opacity control to several color options.
- Post Editor buttons block gap.
- List block in Post Editor now supports visual indentation.
- Review schema summary snippet text issues with some languages.
- RTL languages issues with block editor.
- Pagination issue on blocks with heading filters enabled.
- Section hide on mobile not working on latest elementor.
- Social Icons block in Elementor alignment resets and may cause error.
- Compatibility testing/updates for WooCommerce 7.0.
Version 8.0.6 May 26, 2022
- Tested and Ready for WordPress 6.0.
- Query ID field in blocks for devs to programmatically filter query.
- WordPress 6.0 Notice when WP_DEBUG is enabled.
- Elementor error when using unsupported Containers experiment.
- Sphere Post Views original post view count combined on WPML posts.
Version 8.0.5 March 27, 2022
- Categories query / pagination issue.
- Large and Larger font size in latest Gutenberg version.
- Full-width Gutenberg blocks in tablet+ devices not going full viewport.
- Scrollbars on mobile view with 3rd party elements.
Version 8.0.3 March 24, 2022
- No homepage duplicate post feature bugged in news focus and highlights block.
- Sphere Post Views installation and uninstallation issues.
- Decimal values not allowed in Count Delay of Sphere Post views.
Version 8.0.0 March 21, 2022
- Footer Builder: Build fully custom footers using Elementor globally or for locations such as home, archives, posts, pages.
- One-click and Auto-Updates: Easily one-click update the theme via WordPress backend, or even auto-update with WP core.
- Post Views Plugin: Our premium most optimized post views counter with vast performance features.
- 3 New Unique Demos: SmartTimes, NewsTime, NewsBoard.
- Native one-click updates for theme, auto-updates also supported.
- 3 new importable Header presets.
- 3 importable homepages in smart studio.
- Options to hide any Elementor area in dark or light mode.
- Native updates for ThemeSphere plugins with auto-updates support.
- Posts Views Premium Plugin with many performance features.
- Overall post views, 7 days and any custom days sort for all blocks.
- Post meta display of post views, with optional ranks for different colors.
- Set custom post views for posts, when plugin is enabled.
- ‘Fixed’ sticky header option alongside the existing ‘Smart’, for mobile.
- List & Links block in Elementor.
- Several new styling options to SmartMag Elementor blocks.
- Dark mode color options for several core Elementor blocks.
- More dynamic tags in Elementor, such as Footer Copyright.
- Several options in Customizer for single post comments.
- SmartMag Social Icons block for Elementor.
- More customization options for header ticker.
- Added column separator option for grid and list blocks.
- Autoload next post updated to track for new post views plugin.
- Dark mode color for native divider widget in Elementor.
- Header sticky row can be forced full width now.
- Control post meta icons size.
- Pause header news ticker on mouse hover.
- Solid background variation for WP 5.9+ pullquotes.
- Get rid of icon font text visible warning in PageSpeed Insights.
- Social Icon colors for colored icons style for discord, twitch, flickr.
- Archive builder changes sometimes not reflecting on first load after save.
- Floating social share in tablets devices.
- Custom archives pagination affecting blocks with pagination disabled.
- Gallery post format slider not working with the new Gutenberg markup.
- Bunyad AMP double logo when dark mode logo is set on a dark header.
- Many new customization options in Customizer and Elementor.
- Compatibility testing/updates for plugins such as WooCommerce 6.3.
Version 7.1.1 January 28, 2022
- UX of Sidebar Width option and applying correct when both px and % set.
- Sidebar Gap setting not working properly.
- WordPress 5.9 Yoast SEO conflict & metaboxes not saving.
Version 7.1.0 January 26, 2022
- WordPress 5.9 compatibility and improvements.
- Debloat plugin rules for dark mode if all scripts delayed.
- Exclude dark switcher from Debloat delay load.
- Usage of bunyad_meta_boxes filter in SmartMag core & example for CPTs.
- "By" string for post meta now can be searched in Loco Translate.
- Post Editor issues on WordPress 5.9.
- Sort Days for Jetpack Views sort.
Version 7.0.0 November 22, 2021
- 6 New Designs/Demos: Health, MagStudio, NewsBulletin, GossipMag, Fitness, GameZone
- Archive Builder/Custom Layout for power users. Build your custom category, tags and archive pages.
- 5 new importable Header presets.
- 6 New importable Homepage in Smart Studio.
- 10 importable sections/blocks in Smart Studio.
- New Post Style: Modern Large Image.
- 2 New Grid Block style variations: Cards, Stylish.
- Native browser sticky sidebar option.
- A sample importable custom archive layout in Smart Studio.
- New number/counter styles for Grid blocks.
- Margins, padding, and more options for Blocks box/content in Elementor.
- Option to add a class to first / featured image for lazyload plugins exclude.
- Option to enable breadcrumbs for pagebuilder templates as well.
- Box border and shadow options in Elementor blocks.
- Category label styling options in Elementor blocks.
- Sticky column option for any Elementor column.
- Option to disable load more pagination links in blocks, for SEO.
- Blocks option to exclude categories.
- New light social sharing buttons style for top social share.
- Several customization options related to excerpts in blocks.
- More post meta customization options in Customizer.
- More color options like hover color for post titles in Elementor blocks.
- Grid blocks number counters line limit now supported.
- Legacy shortcodes plugin update prompt for v3 upgrades.
- Scheduled posts publish date checks, when forced last updated.
- Gutenberg button styles with rare very long text.
- Post meta tap targets for mobile UX.
- Mobile logo rendering when incorrect size is used on iOS 15.
- Latest Google fonts added to the typography selection.
- Author box on smaller mobiles.
- Newsletter button text can be customized now.
- Add logo width and height dimensions for no CLS.
- New button 3 added for headers, with support for mobile.
- PHP8 missing columns option in Elementor blocks.
- Debloat JS delay breaking post card embeds.
- Button 2 not rendering in header in certain cases.
- Ads/Custom Codes glitching when using "Hide On" setting.
- Review criteria sometimes does not delete.
- Skip lazyload images in embeds.
- Sup tag rendering support.
- Elementor titles color not working in some blocks.
- Many other customization options added to Elementor blocks.
- Compatibility testing/updates for plugins such as WooCommerce 5.9.
Version 6.0.0 August 23, 2021
- Massive Speed Improvements on mobile for Core Web Vitals using our updated performance guide and Debloat plugin integration with Remove Unused CSS, Delay Load and so on.
- Smarter task scheduling in the theme JS for performance.
- Preload icon fonts for further CLS improvements.
- 3 New importable Homepage in Smart Studio.
- 3 new importable Header presets.
- Image roundness feature for all blocks.
- Small titles typography options for News Focus / Focus Grid block.
- Several dev filters/hooks for theme templates.
- Vertical centered content option to List blocks.
- Option to specify minimum comments before shown in meta.
- Search modal overlay color customization.
- Force disable all Google fonts option for theme and Elementor.
- 5 new importable blocks/sections in Smart Studio.
- Gutenberg Separator block colors support.
- Custom sidebar width support in px.
- Review box verdict design with longer text support.
- Featured grids image selection for grid-b on 1x devices.
- Post Cover layout support for post formats.
- WPML string definitions for 2 missing customizer texts.
- Compatibility with custom Elementor Pro layouts.
- Points can now be used in overall rating of review posts.
- Featured grids meta removal via Elementor when also set via customizer.
- Custom code feature for footer.
- Offset incorrectly applied in heading filters.
- Non-breaking JS error on a few elementor widgets.
- Taxonomies with CPT and custom IDs in Elementor widgets.
- WhatsApp icon in header social icons.
- Small Title typography settings Featured grid block.
- Several new Customizer and Elementor options.
- Compatibility testing/updates for plugins such as WooCommerce 5.6.
Version 5.5.0 July 20, 2021
- WordPress 5.8+ compatibility improvements.
- Option to add AMP only head codes in Custom Codes.
- Backend editor styling for latest Gutenberg.
- Mobile logo height consistency on AMP and responsive.
- AMP ad code without accompanying normal code is allowed now.
- Lazyload compatibility with 3rd party plugins like MetaSlider.
- Classic Editor JS issue when using WP older than v5.6.
- Bunyad AMP: Path suffix /amp/ support option for URLs.
- Bunyad AMP: Now includes hero image CLS optimizations.
- Bunyad AMP: Updated to latest official specs.
Version 5.4.0 July 12, 2021
- New Design/Demo: Social Life.
- Option to exclude tags in blocks and widgets.
- New importable Homepage in Smart Studio.
- Option for default WooCommerce page layouts.
- Feature to select text or badge style for categories in single meta.
- Hide or Show last item / title in breadcrumbs on single pages.
- WPRocket plugin delay JS compatibility with Autoload next post.
- 2 new importable sections in Smart Studio.
- New preset header option: Colored Mix.
- Further optimized images lazyloading performance.
- Widget About social icons drag/drop reorder.
- Sticky sidebar subpixel rendering on 1x screens.
- Preset headers settings apply consistency.
- Autoload next post JS conditional load.
- Tabbed Recent widget for more than 4 posts.
- Pagination for blocks in Elementor Plugin page templates.
- sub/sup HTML element positioning and font sizes.
- Multiple "Hide On" settings for Custom Codes / Ads.
- 8 other minor CSS and design improvements.
Version 5.3.0 June 20, 2021
- 2 New Designs: PrimeMag and Financial.
- Border weight option for heading style C and variants.
- Options to adjust sidebar gap/spacing.
- Custom sidebar width options in percent or pixels.
- Telegram to Social Sharing services.
- 2 new Header presets in Customizer.
- 2 new importable Homepages in Smart Studio.
- TikTok, Twitch, Telegram, Discord to social links.
- 6+ social networks to Social Follow widget.
- Option to enable Yoast Primary Category support (in Misc).
- Several customization options for single social top.
- 1x image quality for Featured Grid A style.
- Script enqueue order for some performance plugins.
- SmartMag About widget has all social icons now.
- Customization options for header trending ticker.
- Reset options not clearing cache.
- Recent tabs number of posts option.
- Classic footer long links list not wrapping on mobile.
- Updated: Google fonts options with latest fonts.
Version 5.2.0 May 6, 2021
- Custom width option for hamburger icon.
- Exclude post by IDs in blocks.
- Blocking time on mobile.
- CLS and blocking on desktops.
- Autoload next post load Google Adsense ads.
- Site Width header styling.
- Redundant date links removed in post meta.
- Title tags on image links for accessibility.
- Added many new dev hooks such as for meta.
- Custom Date format option on header.
- Text element on mobile header.
- Hamburger icon stretch in "site-width" header rows.
- Vimeo in social follow widget.
- Pagination in authors page template.
Version 5.1.2 April 2, 2021
- PHP8 compatibility.
- Navigation touch actions on laptops with touchscreen.
- Adsense responsive auto units dimensions adapt better.
- Changed heading tag in auth modal.
- Unnecessary mobile logo tag.
- Settings only import in Demo Importer.
Version 5.1.0 March 22, 2021
- New Designs: GeeksEmpire / Entertainment and Informed News.
- 2 new importable homepages in Smart Studio.
- 5 new importable sections in Smart Studio.
- Load More styling customization options.
- New light style E for Sticky Social Share.
- Design customization options for sticky social share.
- Top center and Bot center align for category overlay labels.
- Option to center content in global and Elementor.
- Blocks/listings content padding options.
- 2 new Load More button styles.
- Simple hamburger icon option.
- More options to customize hamburger icon height, width etc.
- System font stack options.
- Reddit in social sharing buttons.
- Option to disable single featured image lightbox/link.
- Reddit option in social links such as header, footer etc.
- Elementor column separator option.
- Responsive columns order in Elementor.
- Heading html tag option for SEO for blocks.
- Hamburger icon rendering on Chrome on Windows.
- Elementor performance with thousands of tags or categories.
- Widgets performance with too many categories.
- Some header options migration from v3.
- SEO: Title Tag option now available on featured grid block.
- Pagination of blocks with section query.
- Image selection on devices for featured grids B, C, and EQ1.
- Heading filters with limit by tag.
- Related posts YARPP option and numbers.
- Featured grids inclusion in no duplicates on home feature.
- Custom added font names become invisible in Customizer.
- New Ads/Code widget HTML and AMP code sanitization.
- Several other smaller fixes and improvements.
Version 5.0.3 March 4, 2021
- Simple Dark 2 (News) Header Preset.
- News Spotlight in Smart Studio.
- News Homepage in Smart Studio.
- Sticky Social behavior with some cache plugins.
- Errors on a few Smart Studio imports.
- Disable BG images.
- Re-added compatibility for old WP galleries.
- Comments hidden on AMP too when setting enabled.
- Users with non-admin capabilities login issue.
- PHP Notice on some block configs with WP_DEBUG.
Version 5.0.0 February 24, 2021
- IMPORTANT: This a major update, please read before updating: this guide (login to support to view).
- Our biggest update yet. Massive number of features, and full rewrite with backward compatibility.
- 5+ New Demos.
- New Supercharged Elementor Pagebuilder with our unique magic.
- 60+ importable blocks/sections via Smart Studio.
- 3 new single post styles with countless variations.
- Beautiful Newsletter Subscribe widgets and blocks.
- 9 Smart Flexible base blocks with ability to create countless variations.
- Full Gutenberg / new WordPress Editor integration.
- 7 new Block Heading styles with infinite customization options.
- Autoload Next Post for single page with Google Ads and Analytics support.
- One-click demo import for all demos.
- Smart Studio - Premade homes, sections, and blocks for page builder.
- Unique variations for Gutenberg blocks such as quotes, pullquotes, separator.
- Sticky/Floating social share with 4 design styles.
- Smart Image System that relies on only 3 additional image sizes now.
- Heading styles for sidebar, footer widgets, and single post sections.
- Estimate post read time for post meta - usable in all blocks and listings.
- "Updated Date" in post meta of single posts for SEO benefits.
- Social sharing buttons above the post and new social networks options.
- Login / Register Modal with WordPress Social Login plugin support.
- Flexible Post Meta. Move and enable / disable items as you like.
- Smart Headers - 10 Presets and 9+ elements to build your own main and mobile header.
- 2 new Mega Menu styles.
- Bunyad AMP Plugin. Makes your amp version look the same as non-amp.
- New page layouts and settings.
- Off-canvas menu for desktops and mobiles with widgets support.
- Load more pagination type and updated pagination designs.
- Built-in Lazyload feature for images and iframes.
- 9 Featured Area grids that are customizable and also be used as Slider.
- Image Aspect Ratio selection (or custom) for all blocks and listings.
- A migrator and converter for conversion from older versions.
- New Ads widget with AMP code and devices support.
- Modern Lightbox for galleries and linked images in single posts.
- Full-page overlay modern search with customization options.
- Responsiveness and mobile layout has been redone for modern devices.
- New Bold Footer style.
- Option to enable/disable FontAwesome (not needed anymore).
- Enable/disable legacy theme features.
- Add subtitles to Single Posts.
- Options to customize Single Post
- Option to have a Comments show/hide button toggle. Works great with Autoload next post.
- Customization options for all header elements.
- Mobile header can be customized separately.
- More options for Related Post sources.
- Footer colors and fonts customization options.
- New breadcrumbs style and customization features.
- Ability to show/hide breadcrumbs on archives, pages etc.
- Advertisements and Custom Codes system. Insert ads before/after header, before/after single post content, footer etc.
- Many more Featured Area styles for categories.
- Full-width header options and styles.
- Customizations for main layout such as Site Width.
- Unique Core performance options such as preload.
- 4 New Social Follow & Counters Widget Styles. And customization options.
- Performance & Speed guide in documentation.
- Unique Section Query feature to use same query for all blocks in a section.
- Column options for footer widgets and improved custom layout.
- Category labels customization and position options.
- Full PHP 7.4+ compatibility.
- New Powerful Latest Posts widget.
- Grid, Highlights and Overlay block as widget.
- Features to select layouts for other archives like author, search.
- Option to add gradients to header background.
- Fully tested compatibility with cache plugins.
- Lightbox compatibility for mobile devices.
- Customization options for all listing styles.
- Enable/disable layout element such as read more on listings.
- Customize text for 404 Pages.
- New Post Format overlay styles in listings with size customization.
- 2 columns support for social followers widget.
- Contrast scheme support for blocks, when using on dark bg.
- Reviews style in listings radial overlay, bars, or stars in meta.
- Over 1000 theme settings options.
- Live Customizer with thousands of settings. Instantly preview customizations.
- Unique Dark Mode with header switcher and color customization options for dark mode.
- Re-designed/polished most elements to be modern.
- Much of legacy JS rewritten for performance.
- Updated: Reviews schema updated with latest Google specs.
- Updated: CSS generation system with cache for better performance.
- Updated: Options system updated for less memory usage.
- Updated: Infinite scroll rewritten for performance.
- Updated: Google fonts to include many new fonts.
- Updated: New social services added and outdated removed in all areas.
- Updated: Footer copyright is now in Customizer with current year display support.
- Updated: Easy social settings in Customizer now, previously in header widget areas.
- Updated: Sticky header updated with smart scroll intent detection and option to select the row to make sticky.
- Updated: WooCommerce integration and styles for the latest version.
- Updated: bbPress design polished and improved compatibility.
- Countless bugs fixes and design tweaks. Tested and improved for modern browsers.
- Over 2000 hours of work done, and thousands of improvements on this release. This isn't a full list.
Version 3.4.0 December 10, 2020
- Fixes for compatibility with WordPress v5.6.
- Updated: Bunyad Page Builder to fix styling.
- Theme Options typography errors.
Version 3.3.1 August 12, 2020
- Updated Bunyad Page Builder for WordPress v5.5.
- Added extra fields for review product schema.
Version 3.3.0 April 2, 2020
- Feature to enter Schema info for Reviews.
- data-vocabulary.org breadcrumb deprecated by Google.
- Review schema for the latest Schema requirement.
- create_function and other error on PHP 7.2+
- Removed Google+ share link.
- Twitter social share links.
- Updated: WooCommerce template overrides.
- Updated: RevSlider (now included in "All Files" zip file in "Extra Plugins")