Headway Theme Update Brings Bigger and Better Improvements

Headway ThemesA quick heads up for all our Headway Theme users.  Update 3.5.4 was recently pushed out and is available for download. With it, comes a number of new additions to this update.

Headway Theme Additions

Any posts/pages that are set to Draft, Pending, Scheduled, or Private are now editable in the Visual Editor! In addition, Headway can now detect a plugin template from a plugin like WooCommerce, Sensei, Jigoshop, etc. and will pluck the contents and place it into the Content Block. This means out-of-the-box compatibility with advanced plugins is now possible. Have you ever wished you could customize the comments heading area? Well – now you can with the 3.5.4 update of Headway Theme!

Headway Theme Improvements

You asked for improvements and they answered with…

Say goodbye to the Headway loading bar! Say hello to an incredibly fast Visual Editor. The layout selector now loads via AJAX to speed up the Visual Editor loading time and less CPU intensive animations which means a snappier Visual Editor experience. The guys also improved your iPad experience. You can now tap-hold to bring up the right-click menu on blocks, wrappers, and elements in the Design Mode.
Additional Visual Editor improvements include contextual right-click menus that now show outside of the main canvas area so you don’t have to scroll to see all of the options in the menu.

Within the grid, there’s now confirmation when clicking the remove template button, the Grid Wizard now opens when first editing a template that has no blocks, the review button will now reflect wrapper margin changes and all wrappers now have border bottom (not just fluid) to reduce confusion when wrappers are touching.

The design on the visual editor inspector menu is now slightly transparent.

Moving to the content block, th Paginate Posts option moved from “Query Filters” to “Display” and renamed to “Show Older/Newer Posts Navigation” and now correctly shows/hides the pagination. Tags are no longer prefixed with “Tags:”. If you still want this effect you can do this with a meta setting instead.

Are you using the popular W3 Total Cache Plugin with Headway? They guys made it’s compatibility better. Saving in the Visual Editor will now tell W3 Total Cache to purge Varnish if a Varnish server is present and you can set DONOTCACHEPAGE and DONOTMINIFY on the Visual Editor and Visual Editor canvas.

Headway Theme Updates

If you are interested in the techie stuff having to do with the new update you can find the entire change log in the forums. And as always we remind you to please remember to backup before updating your site. If you’re looking for a great, reliable solution for backups, we highly recommend BackupBuddy. For discount coupon codes for BackupBuddy and other populare plugins visit: http://ultimatesolution.biz/DCC.

You still also have the option to update via the automatic updater in the WordPress Admin panel. Or, if you wish, you can upgrade by downloading the latest Headway release from the Members’ Dashboard and uploading it via FTP or the WordPress theme updater.

Here’s to enjoying the latest and greatest Headway 3.5.4 Update. Don’t have it yet? Get Headway Theme here and enjoy real drag and drop website creating.