Introducing Hueman v3.0+ 46


Changelog dated April 15th 2016

= 3.0.12 April 15th 2016 =

  • fixed : social icon default color is back to rgba(255,255,255,0.7)
  • fixed : added back the feedburner rss feed option in customizer > Global Settings > Site Identity
  • fixed : added back the color-footer option in customizer > Global Settings > General Design Options
  • added : performance option to load the not minified front-end stylesheet
  • improved : performance, don’t load js/css files that are not needed in a given context, like flexslider and jqueryplayer
  • improved : moved style.css rules in assets/front/css/dev-common.css
  • improved : performance, group front-end stylesheets style.css, responsive.css and font-awesome.css in one single file to reduce the number of http requests
  • improved : some customizer color settings are now changing without refreshing the page
  • updated : Font Awesome updated to the latest version 4.6.1

 

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The  version 3.0+ of the theme is now live on WordPress.org.

This updated version is compliant with the latest WordPress theme repository requirements, in particular the fact that all theme options must now be set from the WordPress customizer.

Moving the options to the customizer has been a challenging development experience, especially for the dynamic settings like sidebars and social settings. I hope it will result in a user friendly interface, in line with the initial creator and designer ( @alxmedia ) philosophy!

 


 

Why version 3.0.0 ?

Because since now there were actually 2 versions of the Hueman available.

  1. The WordPress.org one, sometimes named “lite” v1.5+
  2. The Github one, sometimes named “full” v2+

To start from a new basis, I decided to jump to v3+.

 

What are the main changes in the new version 3.0+ ?

I’ve spent most of my development work on 2 groups of options :

  • the social links
  • the sidebars

Those options enable the users to dynamically create new options. The social links should not be impacted by the upgrade, however, it might be a little more complex for the sidebars, depending on how users implemented their sidebars previously. The majority of the users should not see any differences on their website when upgrading.

For the rest of the options, they’ve simply been adapted for the WP customizer and should not present any specific problems.

 

How can I recover the previous features of the Github “full” version of the Hueman theme ?

The Hueman Addons plugin is ready and available on WordPress.org . You can download the latest release here. It replaces the former “full” version of the Hueman theme previously available on Github.

The Hueman Addons plugin includes the following features (as of May 2016):

 

Is there a specific documentation page with the new version ?

Yes, we have already published a “Getting Started” guide available here. More documentation pages are coming on specific topics.

 

Where can I report an issue related to the new version ?

Please report any issue you might have in the Hueman theme WordPress forum.

In the next days, my team and I will be watching the forum topics and will try to address the questions and issues as much as we can.

 

Which version of WordPress is supported by the Hueman theme ?

The new Hueman theme won’t work with WP before 4.1. (released in December 2014)

Because under the hood, the javascript code for the customizer manipulates section and panel instances which were not available before 4.1.

 

I hope you’ll enjoy this new release 🙂

 

  • Hi Nicolas

    One of our customer asks if this new version supports the SSL website ?

    As the last build of Hueman was breaking causing PadLock to break!

    Waiting for your response
    Chris
    https://webhostingup.com

    • presscustomizr

      Hi Chris,

      Nothing was changed regarding the SSL in the current version.

      There are plugins to help you make your WordPress website compatible with SSL. My favorite one is : https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ssl-insecure-content-fixer

      Hope this helps 🙂

      • Thanks for the prompt response, presscustomizr

        • presscustomizr

          you’re welcome, happy to help 🙂

  • Hello,

    Thx for this update. I have 1 question regarding v3.0:
    ody background – we can only set the color, we can`t set a picture any more?

    Thx.

    • presscustomizr

      Hi Bogdan,
      This feature ( and a few others like share bar and shortcodes) is currently being ported into a free plugin : Hueman addons. It will be available in a few days.
      Before that, you can still use the previous “Full” version still available on github here : https://github.com/presscustomizr/hueman/archive/master.zip

      Cheers

  • where can i upload a background image now ?

    • presscustomizr

      This feature is currently under development and will be added in v3+ shortly

  • ok found a previous version and downgrade it, everything is fine now after some tweaks
    feel free to delete my previous message and sorry for the distress on your page 😉
    cheers

    • presscustomizr

      No pb.

      This background feature ( and a few others like share bar and shortcodes) is currently being ported into a free plugin : Hueman addons. It will be available in a few days.

      Before that, you can still use the previous “Full” version still available on github here : https://github.com/presscustomizr/hueman/archive/master.zip

      Cheers

  • presscustomizr
  • Hi, can you tell us if the column shortcodes have been removed? I just had to revert back to the older version because the site is now displaying the shortcodes instead of columns. Every page has these and I can’t use the new version without a fix, or installing a plugin, and having to go back to change every page. The old column codes were as such, [column size=”one-half” last=”true”]…[/column] and so forth. I specifically used the built in functions to avoid installing plugins.

    • presscustomizr

      The shortcodes are considered as plugin territory by the WordPress theme review team. They will be made available in a free plugins called Hueman Addons in the coming days.
      For now you can revert back to the previous version of the Hueman “full” theme available on GitHub : https://github.com/presscustomizr/hueman

      • Thanks very much for replying. I look forward to the release. I hope they will be separate plugins and not all in one.

  • yammagazine

    Are child themes allowed in this new version? I was never able to get the language version to work.
    — EDIT- Oh, never mind. I got it 😛 Thanks for the update!

  • Wow, already 3.0.8, where can I find a changelog?

    • presscustomizr

      The changelog is always available in Appearance > About Hueman or in the readme.txt file

  • Tommaso

    hi,
    I updated the theme and are gone the sidebar.
    I went in customization, the sidebar is set well, but do not see anyway. how can I do?

    Thanks Tom

  • presscustomizr

    Hi Christoph, unlike the plugins for which WordPress has made the changelog available before an update, this is not possible yet with the theme.
    However, before each update, I publish a release note on the blog http://presscustomizr.com/blog/.

    I also recommend to test the important new releases on a local server before actually updating the live version.

    This new release was very special since we’ve moved all options to the customizer panel (which is required by WordPress). The following updates will be more simple 🙂

  • presscustomizr

    Thanks Jorge. I’ll do my best to do so 🙂

  • Darius Bulbukas

    Hi, Nicolas. Thanks for great job updating the theme!
    Is it possible to make some updates to alx widgets, for example, change the date format to be more dynamic, or at least use the general date format specified in WP?.. That would be very appreciated 🙂

  • Thx for this huge update !

    • presscustomizr

      You’re welcome I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

  • Michelle Moody

    I love all the changes to the theme. I’ve been busy making updates to my blog based on them. I very much like the new look to it. I can’t wait for the plug in to be available through WordPress.

    • presscustomizr

      Thanks for your appreciation Michelle. 🙂
      The plugin is currently still in the review process. I’ll publish an update on the blog when it will be officialy released.

  • Great. Thanks a lot.

    • presscustomizr

      🙂

  • presscustomizr

    Hi, If you update to the latest version v3.0+ of the theme, then you’ll be able to manage your social icons from the customizer panel.

    More documentation here : http://docs.presscustomizr.com/article/236-first-steps-with-the-hueman-wordpress-theme

  • Hi
    I updated to Hueman 3, and seems to know have an issue with content width inside posts :
    – my content inside a post now has an empty margin area on the right. See example on any post : http://www.parentgalactique.fr/2016/04/figurines-lego-tour-de-disney/ ; http://www.parentgalactique.fr/2016/03/age-the-revenant/
    – image gallery from Jetpack : they do not autosize to full width of the content area. See example here : http://www.parentgalactique.fr/2016/04/nintendo-select-jeux-wii-u-chers/

    I’m using a Child Theme based on Hueman.
    I had no problem before the update.

    Any idea how I can fix this ?

    Thanks

  • shootfilmridesteel

    What was the name of the previous font? I dislike the new one.

    • presscustomizr

      Hi, this setting did not change in the new version

  • RDelpoplo

    there is a bug in 3.0.12:
    the css has the wrong path to fonts.
    Please replace “assets/front/” with “../” in the css.

    Thank you for your hard work 😉

    P.S.
    The update from 3.0.11 to 3.0.12 perplexed me because I was not prepared to a directory change for the css in my child theme. A warning would have been nice.

    • presscustomizr

      Hi @rdelpoplo, thanks for reporting the problem. It’s been fixed in v3.1.0 ( http://presscustomizr.com/hueman-theme-v3-1-0-release-note/ )
      Yes the update pace has been a little bit crazy those last days but it should be back to normal now 🙂
      You can always check the release note on this blog before updating your theme. Unfortunately, the WordPress theme repository doesn’t provide a changelog features like plugins.

      Thanks 🙂

  • presscustomizr

    Hi Gicker, would you mind reporting this issue in the theme’s forum : https://wordpress.org/support/theme/hueman

    This is why we address all bugs and plugin compatibility problems. If a fix has to be done, then I’ll add it in the list of issue candidate on github : https://github.com/presscustomizr/hueman/issues

    Thanks 🙂

  • presscustomizr

    Hi,
    The Hueman theme will always be available and maintained for free on WordPress.org.
    However, having a pro version is actually the best way to provide the highest level of quality and support for users of the free version.
    I’m planing to release a premium version of the theme in the coming weeks but of course none of the current existing features available in the theme will be removed from the free version and made premium.

  • presscustomizr

    Hi Christoph, unlike the plugins, this is not possible from the WordPress admin.
    However, I always publish a release note on the blog that you can check before updating.

  • Darius Bulbukas

    Hi, Nicolas.

    I have one question — how do you add a pull-quote to your demo? Or perhaps you use some plugin, it is not out-of-the-box in the theme?
    Thanks.

    • presscustomizr

      With a shortcode documented here : https://github.com/presscustomizr/hueman-addons

      [pullquote-left]Pullquote text[/pullquote-left]

      • Darius Bulbukas

        You’re awesome! 🙂
        I noticed one bug, though. I have disabled social share buttons, but there is still block area stolen from the content 🙁

  • Soy un Gnomo

    Hi. According to the PHP Compatibility plugin Hueman theme is not PHP7 compatible because 2 ERROS:

    I already added the issue on Github: https://github.com/presscustomizr/hueman/issues/278

    • Menaka S

      Thanks. If you have opened an issue in github, the developers will look into it.