Layouts 1.9 Beta 3 with Twenty Seventeen Integration
The whole idea behind using Toolset plugins is to make your development workflow nicer and simpler. Together with Layouts 1.9, we are also updating all the theme integrations. The new integrations will come with “everything ready”, so you don’t need to spend any time setting up the basics.
See how this new beta works with the new Twenty Seventeen theme integration:
Want to try it?
I suggest to try this on a fresh WordPress install.
- First, activate Types, Views, and Layouts.
- Then, activate the Twenty Seventeen integration.
- Follow the short setup wizard that comes, which will set up the Toolset elements for your site.
Now, you have a fully working site, with all the layouts, templates and archives that the theme requires. The only difference is, it’s all coming from Toolset. This means that you can customize and edit anything.
In previous releases, you had to build most of these elements yourself. Now, all integrated themes come with all Toolset elements. If you are installing an integration plugin on an existing site, it will not modify anything (not to break your current design). This magic wizard only runs on WordPress sites that have no layouts at all.
Right now, only the Twenty Seventeen integration is ready for testing. Give it a try and let us know. The production release will include similar integrations for our own Toolset Starter theme, Genesis, Avada, Divi, Twenty Fifteen and Twenty Sixteen.
Status and schedule update
This release covers all problems. We have a short list of usability issues to handle. We want to make sure that all the messages that we display during setup and usage are consistent and make sense. We’re also updating all the documentation for Toolset. For the first time, we’ll have one orderly “getting started” guide, instead of scattered instructions on too many pages.
Next week we hope to complete all of this and we’ll be able to push this release the following week. I’ll let you know how it goes.