Customizr theme v3.1.23 : tested with WordPress v4.0

The version 3.1.23 of the theme has a loooong list of changes.  Most of those updates/improvements are “under the hood”, in other words, you won’t notice them but they contribute to make the theme safer, faster and easier to extend.

Of course, the new release of the theme has been successfully tested with WordPress 4.0 as you can see in the Customizr demo site.

Most of those changes have showed up when I was building the brand new hooks API reference of the theme, for which I’have had to thoroughly review every single php file of the theme.

The new version will be live soon but you can already download it from the WP.org repo : here.

I hope this release will help you build an even more awesome web presence, and I look forward to reading your comments/ improvement requests.

Enjoy the theme!

 

Note : Some users have reported a broken slider after the update.

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/slider-slow-load-after-upgrading
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/slider-not-working-after-update-3
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/problem-after-updating-customizr-theme-1

This can easily be fixed by refreshing your browser cache.
Will your user notice anything ?

  • new visitors will never have this problem.
  • returning visitors might have the issue if their browser has already cached the page and you did not set any header cache parameter on your server/webpage/…

 

What is the cause of this issue?

This cache issue is due to a performance improvement in the way javascript files are loaded on front end.
Before the update, there were 5 Customizr js files loaded :
1) Twitter Bootstrap scripts,
2) Holder.js ,
3) FancyBox – jQuery Plugin,
4) Retina.js,
5) Customizr scripts (tc-scripts)

Now there’s only one file loaded, gathering all minified files.
Limiting the number of http requests is one of the most important factor of performance improvement for webpages. Some interesting resources about this :
http://code.tutsplus.com/articles/analysis-and-effects-of-http-requests-on-wordpress-performance–wp-35318
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/HTML/Tips_for_authoring_fast-loading_HTML_pages
https://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html
https://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydnoneblog/high-performance-sites-rule-1-fewer-http-requests-7163.html

 

Changelog

= 3.1.23 Septembre 6th 2014 =

 

 

Featured image credits :

Benny Goodman1.1971CC BY-SA 3.0view terms

Hans Bernhard (Schnobby) – Own work

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