Views 2.5 and Layouts 2.1 Offer Tight Integration with Popular Themes
We’re very happy to release today Views 2.5 and Layouts 2.1, which offer revolutionary integration with popular themes.
Different themes offer different features. When you want something, it’s a welcome “feature”. When you cannot control it, it’s often “bloat”. This release of Toolset plugins aims to allow you to enjoy advanced features of your themes instead battling with them.
Now, when you design templates and archives, you can control each of the theme’s features specifically for that template or archive.
For example, this is how it works with OceanWP theme:
You will find similar integration with GeneratePress, Astra, and Genesis.
For Divi and Avada, we have something even better for you.
Divi and Avada fans love these themes for two good reasons. They come with their own page builders and their own workflow for designing templates.
This release of Toolset plugins lets you use the native builders that come with Divi and Avada and follow their workflow.
It’s a lot more convenient to use just the Views plugin and the theme’s builder than bending everything for Layouts. So, we added a convenient way to use Divi’s and Avada’s builders when designing Content Templates. We even created a complete guide for Getting Started with Toolset and Divi, which shows how to design templates, lists and archives with Toolset and Divi.
Important Changes Since the Last Beta
We moved the storage for theme options to theme-specific keys. This way, if you ever change a theme, your settings are not lost. This is new to the last beta. If you built sites with the last beta, please update the theme options for templates and archives, as they have changed.
As always, you will find the new versions of all Toolset plugins in your account. Register your sites to receive automatic updates.
As with any major update, you should back-up your sites before upgrading. We tested this release heavily, but there’s always a chance for a problem in a configuration that we’re not covering in QA and in our automated tests.
In a couple of weeks, we’re going to be ready with a nice update for Toolset Maps. This update will include geo-search and filtering, as well as another frequently asked features.
We’re also making good progress in the post-relationship project. The next beta with Views will be ready in a few weeks. CRED will follow.
We want to know how this release is working for you. Please tell us by leaving your comments. We’ll get back to you.