Views 2.3.1 with Improved Front-end Sorting Controls and WooCommerce Templates for Theme Integrations
In Views 2.3, we introduced front-end sorting, which allow visitors to control the sorting criteria and direction of your Views. In this release, we’ve improved the front-end sorting, to allow setting defaults and to give you fine-grained control over labels.
The update for all the theme integrations offers full support for WooCommerce. Out-of-the box, the WooCommerce pages will look the same as designed by the theme. You can customize by switching to layouts created with Toolset.
The improved front-end sorting controls in Views 2.3.1
Right after we released the new front-end sorting controls, we started noticing little features, which would make it complete. We’re proud to include all these little (but important) features in Views 2.3.1.
The ability to set sorting defaults
Now, the first sorting option is the default option. Simply drag any of the options to the top and make it the default.
Each of the options lets you choose the default direction (ascending or descending).
Individual labels for each sorting option
You can set the labels for choosing the sorting directions per option. This way, if you’re offering to sort by ‘price’ or ‘weight’, you can set labels such as ‘expensive/cheap’ and ‘heavy/light’. No more need to use generic labels such as ‘ascending/descending’, which mean more to developers than to site visitors.
Complete WooCommerce support in all integrated themes
We just finished updating all the theme integrations for Toolset with new layouts for WooCommerce (the products list and single-product templates).
For all themes, you will find single-product layouts and archive layouts that are made exclusively using Toolset elements. You can change anything in these layouts without writing any PHP.
For Avada, we’ve created custom layout cells for the products display. These cells wrap the Avada functionality which preserves the rich option screens of the theme. You can control these from the theme options, but you can’t edit with Layouts (because it’s all one cell).
Read the changelogs to see the full list of changes in this release.
Download and update
This update is ready from your Toolset account. The easiest way to get updates is to register your sites. You will receive updates automatically to the WordPress admin for all registered sites.
Coming right next
We are currently running last tests on the Toolset-based themes. The plan is to release it on Monday (March/20, yes 2017).
Francesco, Juan, Peter and Kasia are working on another update for Views and CRED, which we’re hoping to have ready in about 2 weeks. We are completely replacing the HTML scaffolds in CRED and in Views and moving to generate Bootstrap HTML.
Existing sites will not change. This will be the new default mode for new sites and you’ll be able to enable it for existing sites too.
We’ve tested how the Bootstrap HTML (not CSS) looks like on a number of popular themes. It looks beautiful. This means that CRED forms and the View filter will suddenly look great, without any styling from you. No more editing CRED forms to make the look decent. No more struggling with View filter designs or styling View pagination. Can you imagine? 🙂
Jan, Christian and the rest of the gang is on the many-to-many relationship, which is coming along nicely.
We love to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and we’ll get back to you.