As we have announced in this post, WordPress 4.4 brought some changes to the settings page HTML structure that interfere with our themes’ settings page. Since this change came at the same time Customizer-based options became mandatory for theme updates, we had no solution for fixing this issue with a theme update while at the same time keeping the settings page intact.
So we’ve devised an alternative solution for older theme versions and implemented it in the settings plugin. To restore the settings page to a functional state, install the Cryout Serious Theme Settings plugin in your WordPress. Once activated, the theme’s settings page will return to working condition.
This solution for valid for all our settings-page based themes, the plugin needing to be installed only once no matter which of our themes you use (or switch to in the future)