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Storefront 2.4.2 release notes — December 11, 2018

Storefront 2.4.2 release notes

Storefront 2.4.2 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org.

Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog:

* Fix - Load in functions.php missing storefront-woocommerce-functions.php file required for compatibility with Jetpack's Infinite Scroll feature.
* Dev - Update order of Sass import files in gutenberg-blocks.scss and gutenberg-editor.scss to ensure that these are compiled correctly.
* Dev - Update Grunt tasks.

Download the latest release of Storefront here or venture over to Dashboard → Updates to update your theme from WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any other issues, please log them in detail on Github.

Storefront 2.4.1 release notes — December 6, 2018

Storefront 2.4.1 release notes

Storefront 2.4.1 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org.

Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog:

* Fix - Fatal error caused by a method incorrectly defined as static.
* Fix - Remove unnecessary trailing slash in the first load_theme_textdomain() call.

Download the latest release of Storefront here or venture over to Dashboard → Updates to update your theme from WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any other issues, please log them in detail on Github.

Storefront 2.4.0 is now available to download —

Storefront 2.4.0 is now available to download

Storefront 2.4.0 has just been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org. That means it should be available to download very soon!

While 2.4 is not a major release, you should not update live sites without adequate testing on a staging site. If you are using any additional Storefront products (child themes and/or extensions) be sure to check for updates for them before updating Storefront.

What’s in the box

The main focus of this release is to add enhanced compatibility with Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. The new editor introduces a new block based approach to creating content in WordPress.

Some of the new blocks include full-width cover images, parallax images with text overlay, all sorts of different embedded content blocks, and column support up to 6-columns.

Storefront 2.4 includes editor styles to ensure a consistent editing experience between frontend and backend.

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Editing content with Gutenberg and new editor styles

 

Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog:

Feature - Add support for the new blocks introduced in WordPress 5.0.
Feature - Gutenberg editor styles.
Tweak - Remove legacy Jetpack logo feature.
Tweak - Move all WooCommerce related code inside of the `inc/woocommerce` directory.
Fix - Allow zooming and scaling for improved accessibility.
Fix - Multiple code standards improvements.

You can download Storefront now from your dashboard or from WordPress.org.

I found a bug

If you find a bug then as always, please be sure to report it on GitHub. If you have any other problems with Storefront please post on the WordPress.org support forum, or contact us if you’re a WooCommerce customer.

Storefront 2.4 beta 1 — November 23, 2018

Storefront 2.4 beta 1

I’m happy to announce that Storefront 2.4 beta 1 is now available. You can download it and begin testing by clicking here.

What’s changed in 2.4?

Gutenberg compatibility

Gutenberg is the codename for the new editor soon to be released with WordPress 5.0. The new editor introduces a new block based approach to creating content in WordPress.

Some of the new blocks include full-width cover images, parallax images with text overlay, all sorts of different embedded content blocks, and column support up to 6-columns.

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Gutenberg – Image & Cover blocks

To take advantage of all the new features, such as full-with content blocks, we’ve redesigned the regular posts layout in Storefront. Ever since Storefront was first released the layout for posts was made of 2 columns, one being the post meta, and the other the content itself. In this new version, the content now spans the entire width of the container. Here’s a before/after comparison:

We are working to include editor styles to ensure a consistent editing experience between frontend and backend in the final release of Storefront 2.4, or shortly right after.

Technical changes

WooCommerce code reorganization

All WooCommerce related code is now contained inside of the inc/woocommerce/ folder, making it easier to understand and maintain.

Beta testing

If you’re using any Storefront extensions, plugins or child themes, we’ll start updating all our products to provide compatibility with 2.4 in the next few days. We recommend that you check for updates to these products and run the updates as they become available to ensure your site is ready for Storefront 2.4.

If you find issues we encourage you to open an issue on the Storefront GitHub repository with a clear description so we can resolve before the final release.

Gimme!

You can download Storefront 2.4 beta 1 right here.

Storefront 2.3.5 release notes — October 24, 2018

Storefront 2.3.5 release notes

Storefront 2.3.5 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org.

Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog:

* Fix - Use Pointer Events API for consistency across touchscreen devices when interacting with menus.
* Fix - Removed CSS rule that was incorrectly changing the width of image logos to 100%.

Download the latest release of Storefront here or venture over to Dashboard → Updates to update your theme from WordPress.

As usual, if you spot any other issues, please log them in detail on Github.