Toolset 1.6.8 – Compatibility with WordPress 6.3, Block Plugins, and More

August 7, 2023

We just rolled out Toolset 1.6.8, designed for seamless compatibility with WordPress 6.3. This release also includes updates for major Toolset plugins. 

Besides working smoothly with WordPress 6.3, Toolset 1.6.8 brings you compatibility improvements for popular block plugins Kadence and Stackable, and delivers a host of other fixes and enhancements.

Additionally, both WordPress 6.3 and Toolset 1.6.8 no longer support PHP 5.6, making PHP 7.0 the minimum required version.

What’s New in WordPress 6.3

WordPress 6.3 comes with enhancements across the board. Key features include:

  • Enhanced Site Editor to navigate, edit pages, styles, templates, and content effortlessly
  • Performance upgrades with 170+ improvements, including support for PHP versions 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2
  • A revamped Command Palette for swift, hassle-free site editing
  • Usability updates for an intuitive editing experience with toolbar upgrades, improved padding controls, and a new area for managing patterns

Toolset’s Compatibility with WordPress 6.3

To make Toolset 1.6.8 fully compatible with WordPress 6.3, we resolved several compatibility issues, including:

  • Hidden selectors when editing Content Templates 
  • Console errors due to changes in the WordPress editor API

While these issues posed no risk of breaking your site, the fixes allow you to enjoy smoother workflows.

Enhanced Compatibility with Block Plugins

Toolset 1.6.8 delivers improved compatibility with the Stackable – Gutenberg Blocks v3.x and Kadence Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks for Page Builder Features v.3.x plugins. 

After reviewing our Dynamic Sources integrations, we polished out glitches and enhanced our support for dynamic values as block properties.


For Stackable, we fixed problems with the Image Box, Progress Bar, and Progress Circle blocks.  We also checked all Stackable blocks to ensure they support Link and Background properties where possible.

Using the Progress Bar or Progress Circle block with a dynamic source set to the Progress (previously named Value) attribute?

Your block will work as expected on the front end. However, the next time you try to edit it, you may encounter a validation error. To fix this, initiate a block recovery.


For Kadence, we addressed an issue with the Advanced Buttons block. We also reviewed all Kadence blocks to ensure support for extra attributes when available.

Fixes and Improvements

Toolset Types 3.4.20

  • Fixed the Types custom validation missing for URL, numeric, and date fields in PHP 8.x.

See the full changelog for Toolset Types 3.4.20.

Toolset Blocks 1.6.8 and Views 3.6.8

Toolset Blocks 1.6.8 comes with a performance improvement and now loads taxonomy-filtered View block previews faster.

Other fixes to Blocks and Views include:

  • Better translation of Content Templates, Views, and WordPress Archives with WPML.
  • Resolved an issue with hidden query filters when editing a WordPress Archive.
  • Fixed an issue where Image blocks didn’t show alt attributes if the image filename included size specifications.
  • Improved pattern rendering in reusable Content Templates.

See the full changelog for Toolset Blocks 1.6.8/Toolset Views 3.6.8.

Toolset Forms 2.6.17

  • Enhanced control over the clearing process of auto-drafts, created when a visitor lands on a page containing a form. You can also disable the auto-clearing schedule and align it with WordPress’s schedule.
  • Fixed an error that occurred when creating a form from the Dashboard.

See the full changelog for Toolset Forms 2.6.17.

Toolset Maps 2.1.2

  • Fixed an issue where the Maps distance filter was not working correctly on websites with multiple address fields.
  • Fixed a problem with the Address fields from frontend forms being unable to escape quotes.

See the full changelog for Toolset Maps 2.1.2.

Download and Update 

We release Toolset updates gradually, so you might not see this update in the admin right away.

To get it without waiting, go to Plugins → Add New and click the Commercial tab. There, click the Check for updates button, select the plugins you want, and click to update them.

Questions, Feedback?

If you have any questions, thoughts, or feedback, use the comments below and we’ll reply!


Comments 4 Responses

    • Hi Diyan,
      That’s great to hear! We hope these improvements make your experience with using Toolset and Kadence together even better.

  1. The continued improvements for the Toolset suite appear to be top-notch for blocks-oriented websites, and this is great. However, I along with a good number of Toolset devs continue to develop sites using legacy Toolset. I would like to request these email updates include a very brief update (even if it’s only one sentence) for those of us in the legacy Toolset world. Every time I receive one of these updates – although I am always happy to hear from Dario – I get a bit uneasy feeling of wondering if something big has changed that will affect (non-Blocks) legacy Toolset code. I have five sites completely controlled with legacy Toolset, one of which is a feature-rich pretty complicated set, in continuous improvement and adding new features for over eight years. I need to be certain I can maintain this site for at least another 3–5 years.

    Thanks for the most excellent plugin I have ever added to a site, and ultimately allowed me to build my first “big” WordPress project, back when the product was called “Types/Views.”

    Have a great week! 😉
    Jeff Safire

    • Hi Jeff,
      Thanks for your feedback and continued support of Toolset!
      We’re committed to maintaining Toolset Views alongside Toolset Blocks. Even though the latest updates often focus on blocks features, we always also consider Toolset Views alongside Blocks, address the broader plugin needs, and include fixes as needed.
      Have a great week as well 🙂