Toolset Blocks 1.5.2 – New Theme Integrations and Even Better Performance and Compatibility
We’re introducing three new theme integrations, faster images, compatibility with new WooCommerce add-ons, and improved compatibility with other themes and plugins.
New theme integrations
Toolset 1.5.2 brings integration with three new beautiful themes to give you even more design options when building your websites. Themes integrated with Toolset allow you to control their design and layout options when creating your single-post templates and archive pages.
Blocksy is a fast and lightweight WordPress theme that’s rapidly gaining popularity, for a reason. Best of all, it is free. It provides you with a huge number of optimization options so you can create the exact site you want.
Blocksy theme options when editing a Content Template
Gyms & Trainers demo site using the Blocksy theme
Sydney Pro theme
Sydney Pro is a premium version of the immensely popular free Sydney theme. It expands on the free version with a range of additional options and allows you to easily create a beautiful site for any business.
Sydney Pro theme options when editing a Content Template
Dog Walkers demo site using the Sydney Pro theme
Total is a premium theme that offers a huge set of features, allowing you to build literally any type of site you need. From customization options to full WooCommerce support, it allows you to tweak every aspect of your site.
Total theme options when editing a WordPress Archive
Archive page of “Speakers” on a demo site using the Total theme
Improved image handling for fast performance
We already wrote to you about performance improvements in Toolset 1.5 and why having fast sites is more important than ever. In this release, Toolset makes images load a lot faster.
Your site needs to serve images of appropriate sizes. For example, it doesn’t make sense to load and display images in full size if you’re displaying them in a View where their actual size is never bigger than say, 300 pixels in width.
We optimized multiple aspects of how Toolset displays images. All images now have the following:
- Exact width and height values
- An attribute called “lazyload”, which allows images to load only when visitors are about to see them
- An attribute called “srcset”, which allows browser to load the smallest image according to the device
This is true for all Toolset image blocks including the Image, Gallery, Slider, and WooCommerce Product Image block.
For more information, check out the new lesson about displaying images with Toolset.
The best news is you don’t have to do anything for your images to be optimized – simply update Toolset Blocks to 1.5.2.
Here is the new option for selecting the size of the Toolset Product Image block.
The full list of improvements for image blocks includes:
- Responsive attributes in Toolset Image, Toolset Gallery, and Toolset Slider blocks
- Responsive core Image block inside Views and WordPress Archive loops
- Option for selecting the image size in the WooCommerce Product Image block
- The default image size in the Toolset Gallery block is now “large” instead of “full
Compatibility with new WooCommerce extensions
For Toolset 1.5.2, we tested and confirmed compatibility with three new WooCommerce extensions:
These extensions could be a great addition to your tools for building great WooCommerce stores.
We also just published a full tutorial to show you how to build wholesale WooCommerce sites.
Improved compatibility with Elementor
We fixed some important issues with the Toolset View and Toolset Form widgets in Elementor:
- The Toolset View widget now again allows you to select to display the Search Box, Search Results, or both. We also fixed the preview and rendering of Views created using the block editor.
- The Toolset Form widget now again allows you to select the post or user to edit when using an editing form.
Please note that there is currently an issue where Toolset custom fields are not working properly inside Elementor modules that offer dynamic sources for the content. This bug was already fixed by the Elementor team and will be available in their first next release.
Other fixes and improvements
As always, we fixed and improved a number of other issues:
- Improved integration with the Hestia theme so that WooCommerce archive pages look good with this theme.
- Performance review and improvement for search filters, both in the editor and on the front-end.
- Fixed an issue where user fields created with Types were not included in REST API calls.
- Fixed an issue with the visibility of intermediary post types on the backend.
- Fixed an issue with sorting a View or WordPress Archive that lists products by a custom field.
- Fixed an issue when using Layouts and WooCommerce Blocks together.
Download and Update
As we send out the update notifications in batches 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.
What do you think?
Are you excited to see new themes and plugin integrations with Toolset? Any thoughts or suggestions?
Let us know in the comments and we’ll reply!