Architect v1.8 is out now and bring many tweaks and fixes, plus several new features, most notable are an improved and easier Blueprint editor and easier control of titles and content font size responsiveness.
Blueprint editor now has tabs for components and layout type
For a long time, I’ve wondered if Architect would be even easier if each component type had its own tab in the Blueprint editor. So, I decided to find out. And the answer is a resounding yes.
Now you should find it even easier to get to the settings for titles, meta, features, body/excerpt, custom fields, and for the layout type you are using. What’s more, if you have Architect styling enabled, the relevant styling is also under each tab
Note: The documentation will be updated as soon as possible
Fluid fonts are even more responsive
Instead of setting specific font sizes for content and titles at specific breakpoints, now you can let Architect take care of it, by simply setting an upper and lower limit for your font sizes, and the breakpoints for those limits. Between those breakpoints, the fonts will automatically and fluidly scale in size. In the future, I will extend this feature to other textual components.
Show content without leaving the page
There is now an option, when you click read a more link, instead of opening the post, the content will slide down within the panel without leaving the page. You can choose to open it within the panel’s width, or zoom to 100% of your content area’s width.
You can see both the sliding content and the fluid fonts it in action on the NEM Creative website.
While you’re there, if you have a phone, check out how Architect’s adaptive design changes the product services from a grid on the desktop and tablet, to a slider on the phone.
For a refresher, check the tutorial on using Architect’s adaptive design.
Other new features
ADDED: Excerpt trimming for Characters, Paragraphs, More tag
ADDED: Option to remove shortcodes from Excerpts.
ADDED: Option to link images to a custom link per image. Requires the WP Gallery Custom Links plugin
ADDED: Option for Blueprint footer text. Can include limited HTML and shortcodes.
ADDED: Custom field types now include a text type that will add paragraphs
ADDED: Image Carousel preset the same as on the demos site.
View the Architect changelog
Architect 1.8 has been pushed by myself at Pizazz, and by Headway so should be appearing in your WP plugin updates.
My Codex plugin is selling well. Do remember to look at it if you have a need for making online documentation.