Our site has received a major overhaul. It has a brand new look, a new static front page, new theme pages and a lot more.
Everything is a lot more user friendly and things like support and theme information are a lot easier to find. Check it out if you haven’t already.
Parabola is in a festive mood – this week she is celebrating her third birthday since being revealed to the world – the inclusion in the themes repository came a month later in August (things were so fast back then…)
But being the responsible girl that she’s always been, Parabola 1.7.1 takes a quick break from all the cake and drops by with another update fixing, improving and adding things.
Three years ago (almost to the day) we were taunting you with our (then) brand new theme. In the meantime dust has settled, scratches appeared, but the bookmark was never removed. It took three years of learning and studying its younger siblings for Parabola 1.7 to gather all the knowledge and code to grow further.
With this release we want to thank our (veteran) Parabola users by bringing two heavily requested features in the biggest update yet…
Parabola finally dares make a step beyond the line and bring an out of order update…. but only because the changes are so small that life could go on even without them at this moment.
Still, Parabola likes to keep in line with her sisters and stay updated.
Being older and wiser, we have tried to spare Parabola for as long as possible the pain of having part of her soul ripped out and removed like a piece of defective code. But unfortunately things need to evolve, bugs need to be fixed and improvements added, so the time has come for Parabola to lose her settings options as well.
Just like with her sisters we have prepared for this moment and set up an alternative solution…
For accessibility reasons, Wordpress 4.4 changes the HTML markup of the settings sections in an way that’s incompatible with our theme settings pages. As a result, our themes will fail to display the settings sections once you update to 4.4.
To solve this…
As you might know by now, themes in the official repository are no longer allowed to implement a theme options page. All new themes were required since early this year to implement support for the Customizer and some weeks ago this rule became mandatory for themes already published in the repository as well.
We’ve given this a great deal of thought and we decided not to transfer theme options to the Customizer interface. We built our themes settings to fit and work in a certain way and we feel the Customizer structure just isn’t right for them.
To be able to continue providing theme updates…
Another week, another round of small fixes for Parabola. This time some notices, slashes, alignments and styles get tweaked to bring her closer to perfection.
For specific changes, browse the changelog…