Tempera 1.8.0 returns from hibernation

Tempera v1.8 includes structural changes that can result in appearance hiccups on the site when using a child theme. In such cases we strongly recommend taking a look at this forum topic for more information before installing the update.


  • Rewrote styles enqueues *will require changes in the child theme for correct handling of styles
  • Rewrote some presentation page code (includes/theme-frontpage.php is no longer used) *may require code updates in child themes that customize the presentation page functionality
  • Added support for locally embedded custom fonts
  • Added ‘tempera_mainnav_id’ and ‘tempera_mainnav_class’ filters to facilitate support for mega menu plugins
  • Added support for WordPress 5.2 wp_body_open() hook
  • Added comment labels/placeholder option (to improve compatibility with comments-related plugins)
  • Added site title text on header image title and alt attributes
  • Added Skip to Content link
  • Added underline to content links
  • Added keyboard navigation support for main and mobile navigations
  • Added required extra sanitization and tested up to/required PHP headers
  • Updated bundled FitVids script to v1.1.0
  • Improved handling of posts without featured images in posts-generated presentation page slider
  • Fixed jQuery functions deprecation warnings from jQuery 3.5 update brought by WordPress 5.6
  • Fixed jQuery undefined functions errors with WordPress 5.7
  • Fixed general font selector including itself
  • Fixed admin page styling applies outside its elements (on media upload form)
  • Fixed header elements line height discrepancy when header image is set to maintain ratio
  • Fixed settings tooltips unreadable due to jQuery UI transparency and color changes since WordPress 5.6
  • Fixed mobile menu dropdowns not working correctly with jQuery 3.5
  • Fixed linked images with captions sometimes not being clickable
  • Fixed presentation page hint link invalid with subfolder WordPress installs
  • Cleaned up some unused code and moved some settings page code to the companion Serious Settings plugin (in v0.5.14)
  • Removed legacy favicon functionality completely as this is no longer allowed in wp.org repository themes
  • Removed <head> title backwards compatibility
Tempera is a free WordPress theme, created by Cryout Creations, that is responsive and seriously configurable. For more info check out the theme's page.


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