Toolset Blocks 1.5 – Build Custom WooCommerce Product and Shop Pages
Toolset Blocks 1.5 allows you to assign templates and archives to product categories. Or even assign them conditionally. It also brings Price and On-Sale search fields, a new Stock Management block, full Kadence blocks compatibility, and more.
Highlights from this release:
- Assign Content Templates conditionally
- Assign archives to specific taxonomy terms
- Custom search fields by On-Sale status and Price
- The new Stock Status block
- WooCommerce pagination and sorting options for archives
- Compatibility with Kadence Blocks and theme
- Compatibility with the Page Builder Framework theme
Watch this video for a quick walkthrough of the top new features in this release.
Easy Assigning of Templates and Archives to Products
Now, when you create an archive or a template, it’s applied. If there is no template or an archive for a particular item, the default WooCommerce templates are used instead.
There is no need to set any additional options on the Toolset → WooCommerce Blocks settings page anymore. Actually, that page became redundant so we removed it.
Use WooCommerce custom fields in templates, Views, archives and forms
WooCommerce adds a number of custom fields related to Products. Until now, to be able to use these fields in Toolset Forms and Views, you had to register them manually.
Now, all these fields are automatically registered by Toolset and you can simply use them in your front-end forms and Views.
You can even see all the fields and their options just like any other group of custom fields. Simply go to the Toolset → Custom Fields page and click the group named WooCommerce.
Improvements to Inline Fields
We greatly improved the Inline Fields feature adding a lot of new options:
- Backend preview now changes the Inline Field values when you switch the template preview to another post
- More output options for Date, Taxonomy, and Excerpt fields
- Display “Post title with a link” and “Author Archive Link”
Improved Text-alignment Controls
Before, Toolset blocks didn’t allow you to disable an already selected text-align option. Now, you can do this and simply disable any text alignment. In this case, the alignment will use the browser defaults. This is especially useful for right-to-left languages.
More Specific CSS Selectors on the Front-end
Sometimes, your theme’s styling can override the styling settings you set in Toolset blocks. There’s now a new option which when enabled adds an ID to the body tag for use by Blocks CSS selectors. If the body tag already has an ID, it uses that one.
Compatibility with Kadence Blocks Plugin and Theme
This release brings full compatibility with both the Kadence Blocks plugin and the Kadence theme.
Now, Kadence blocks feature Toolset’s Dynamic Sources options. This means you just got a bunch of additional blocks to build your dynamic Toolset sites.
And when you build templates and archives, there is now a new Theme Options section. It allows you to tweak certain layout options for each design separately.
We also created a completely new Tutors demo site so you can see different Kadence blocks using Toolset’s Dynamic Sources.
Compatibility with Page Builder Framework theme
We also added full integration with the Page Builder Framework theme. It’s a fast, lightweight theme that provides a lot of customization options.
As it is completely compatible with Gutenberg, it makes perfect sense to make it work great with Toolset.
When you design your archives and Content Template, look under the Theme Options section and you will get a ton of theme options to tweak for each design.
Improvements to Compatibility with the OceanWP theme
Both OceanWP and Toolset made big improvements recently, helping you create rich sites with Gutenberg. OceanWP updated their styling to make the backend editing look the same as the front-end results. It also added support for new Gutenberg features.
Toolset’s support for OceanWP also improved a lot, so that you can control every page on your site:
- Better mechanism for disabling elements (postmeta, archive titles)
- Fixed an issue with disabling the pagination on archives
- Fixed an issue with disabling the sidebar in some scenarios
- Fixed the styling of some elements
In May, Google starts ranking sites by speed.
Toolset 1.5 brings big improvements to resource loading on the front-end. Essentially, Toolset’s impact on your site’s speed is now cut down to a bare minimum.
Next week, we’ll publish a separate, in-depth article about this whole topic.
This release brings updates to all Toolset plugins.
Links to full changelogs:
- Toolset Types 3.4.8
- Toolset Blocks 1.5
- Toolset WooCommerce Blocks 3.0
- Toolset Forms 2.6.7
- Toolset Forms Commerce 1.8.4
- Toolset Maps 2.0.7
- Toolset Access 2.8.11
- Toolset Views 3.5
- Toolset Layouts 2.6.9
Download and Update
We send out the update notifications in batches, so not everyone will see the update notice at once.
To get this update now, in the WordPress admin go to Plugins → Add New and click the Commercial tab. There, click the Check for updates button in the Toolset section.
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What do you think of the new features? Any thoughts or suggestions?
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