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Founder Changelog

This is a user-friendly changelog for the Founder WordPress theme. It’s written in non-technical language and will let you know what’s new in Founder.

If you want a detailed technical version of the changelog, you can view the Founder commit history on Github.

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1.52 – December 23, 2020

  • Fix: font line-height fix for block groups

1.51 – December 17, 2020

  • Feature: added two new page templates to create landing pages with or without the header displaying. These are made to be used with page builders like Elementor (Elementor tutorial)
  • Update: added Strava, Orcid, and ResearchGate to the social media icons
  • Fix: using the scroll-to-top arrow now resets the keyboard focus so the site can be navigated from top to bottom again

1.50 – August 18, 2020

  • Update: added Untappd to the social media icons
  • Fix: unaligned images in editor displaying all the way to the left in WP 5.5
  • Fix: code elements inside pre elements had the first line only indented

1.49 – July 30, 2020

  • Feature: added option to display Featured Image captions on the post page (Appearance > Customize > Additional Options)
  • Feature: added support for Elementor Pro’s custom headers and footers
  • Update: added styles for table captions
  • Fix: Founder Pro licensing form not showing
  • Fix: removed Google Plus from social icons
  • Fix: stopped adding “read more” link into RSS feeds
  • Fix: icon color fix for social links block

1.48 – January 15, 2020

  • Featured: added bbPress support
  • Update: improved table styles
  • Update: Front Page section in customizer now called “Homepage Settings”
  • Update: added Polish translation
  • Fix: button block now using correct color for text
  • Fix: optin checkbox below comment form now displays on one line
  • Fix: logo displaying too large on mobile devices
  • Fix: “last updated” option in post editor had a dropdown menu that was too wide

1.47 – November 19, 2019

  • Feature: added ArtStation to social icons
  • Feature: added Pocket to social icons
  • Update: showing backup font while loading Google Fonts
  • Update: removed welcome redirect when installing Founder
  • Fix: removed PHP error notice in the dashboard
  • Fix: image caption style fixes

1.46 – February 24, 2019

  • Fix: posts showing today’s date on non-English sites using WP 5.1

1.45 – February 19, 2019

  • Feature: posts can now display the last date they were updated
  • Update: shortcodes can now be output in Footer Text section added by Founder Pro
  • Fix: dropdown icon in mobile menu not displaying

1.44 – December 5, 2018

  • Update: added Goodreads icon
  • Fix: Gutenberg compatibility fixes

1.43 – November 19, 2018

  • Update: full Gutenberg compatibility
  • Update: styled classic post editor like front-end

1.42 – November 3, 2018

  • Update: redesigned Founder Dashboard
  • Update: changed Customizer ad
  • Update: added Patreon and Medium to social icons

1.41 – October 8, 2018

  • Fix: icons in Founder missing when Elementor active

1.40 – October 5, 2018

  • Feature: added scroll-to-top arrow
  • Feature: added support for WooCommerce image gallery features
  • Feature: added Discord, Stack Overflow, Mixcloud, and phone icons to social icons
  • Update: reordered social icons
  • Update: made social site names translatable
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Update: updated to Font Awesome 5.3
  • Fix: “Sidebar” text translatable in screen reader text

1.39 – May 30, 2018

  • Update: added WooCommerce support
  • Update: added social icons for Bitbucket and
  • Update: security enhancements

1.37-1.38 – November 2, 2017

  • Update: Russian translation updates
  • Fix: translation fixes

1.36 – October 31, 2017

  • Fix: translation fixes

1.35 – August 11, 2017

  • Feature: added full-width page template
  • Fix: spacing fix for author archive pages with bios
  • Fix: no longer displaying sticky status on search results pages
  • Fix: review prompt always dismissing properly
  • Fix: Yoast SEO meta description no longer including “continue reading” text

1.34 – July 19, 2017

  • Update: simplified content routing function to make custom post type support simpler
  • Update: added review request for Founder after 14 days of use
  • Update: PressPadNews ad in theme options

1.33 – April 18, 2017

  • Update: added 4 new social icons: Yelp, Amazon, Google Wallet, and Twitch
  • Update: clarified ambiguous translation strings to make translating easier
  • Update: updated FitVids for responsive video embeds
  • Update: updates to backend for excerpt handling
  • Update: added German translation

1.32 – December 29, 2016

  • Fix: dropdown menus now working on touch devices

1.31 – December 5, 2016

  • Update: tested & updated for WP 4.7
  • Update: added 8 new social media icons
  • Update: now redirecting to Founder dashboard upon activation
  • Update: Founder dashboard reorganized and improved
  • Update: sticky status now hidden in search results
  • Update: updated style & copy of Founder Pro ad in Customizer
  • Fix: fixed syntax error on search results pages

1.30 – September 27, 2016

  • Fix: fix for sidebar not opening in v1.29

1.29 – September 27, 2016

  • Update: security enhancements
  • Fix: Featured Images displaying correctly on pages in Internet Explorer
  • Fix: comment threading/nesting can now be turned off

1.28 – July 18, 2016

  • Update: updated Font Awesome icon font for social icons (new Instagram icon)
  • Fix: no longer center-aligning last paragraph when showing full posts on blog

1.27 – April 11, 2016

  • Update: attachment pages now show full size version of images, descriptions, and captions
  • Update: improvements to heading structure
  • Update: logo now uses image’s alt text if available
  • Update: updated Font Awesome to 4.5
  • Update: social icons now have text for screen readers
  • Update: removed redundant “title” attribute on site title
  • Fix: pagination links now translatable

1.26 – March 23, 2016

  • Update: changed ad copy in Customizer
  • Update: added default styling for Featured Image Caption plugin
  • Update: updated Russian translation
  • Update: added reference to Skype link protocol in social icons section

1.25 – February 12, 2016

  • Update: added new social icon for contact form URL
  • Update: removed locked sections in the Customizer
  • Update: Skype social icon now accepts special Skype link protocol
  • Update: added new box for leaving a review to the Founder Dashboard page
  • Fix: theme info no longer included in .pot file to avoid translation errors
  • Fix: “comments closed” message now always contained in the comments section

1.24 – January 27, 2016

  • Update: Custom CSS now allows direct descendant selectors and quotes
  • Fix: IE 11 “x” button in search bar no longer shows under search bar magnifying glass

1.23 – December 31, 2015

  • Feature: added support for Yoast SEO breadcrumbs
  • Update: additional data sanitization/validation for enhanced security
  • Update: refactored, cleaned up, and reformatted code across entire project
  • Update: new Russian translation
  • Fix: marked numerous English strings for translation that had been missed
  • Fix: error message no longer displays in Customizer if site has no pages
  • Fix: option to reset Customizer options now only resets Founder’s options
  • Fix: comment pagination older/newer links now sit in one line
  • Fix: blog pagination now working correctly with Jetpack infinite scroll again

1.22 – December 9, 2015

  • Feature: option to add a search bar to the header added to Customizer
  • Feature: Read More button text can now be changed via the Customizer
  • Update: differentiated focus and open state for submenu toggle buttons
  • Fix: error message in Customizer no longer shows if there are no pages

1.21 – November 17, 2015

  • Update: compatibility update for featured image size option in newest version of Founder Pro
  • Update: featured images now displaying more reliably across browsers
  • Update: Social icons only use the name of the social site for their titles now

1.20 – October 31, 2015

  • Update: featured images now compatible with more plugins that interact with images
  • Update: added ‘for’ attribute to all comment form labels
  • Fix: search box stays at bottom of search results page now with Jetpack infinite scroll active

1.19 – October 16, 2015

  • Feature: category, tag, and author archives now display descriptions if available
  • Update: logo, custom css, and social icons sections in Customizer now update instantly
  • Update: added PayPal icon
  • Update: RSS icon now uses square version
  • Fix: Git icon switched to Github
  • Fix: fatal error on WordPress versions 4.1 and older prevented
  • Fix: fixed XSS vulnerability in search page
  • Fix: “Return to Blog” links for oldest/newest post now lead to blog even if not on homepage
  • Fix: search box at bottom of search results now stays at bottom when Jetpack infinite scroll is active

1.18 – September 25, 2015

  • Feature: added printer-specific styling
  • Feature: Jetpack infinite gallery support added
  • Update: post author avatar now highlighted in comments
  • Update: nine new social media sites added to available icons
  • Update: gallery styles improved
  • Update: added more data sanitization for increased security
  • Fix: fixed HTML validation error from “#post-meta” element
  • Fix: empty “Color” section no longer showing up in Customizer
  • Fix: Jetpack carousel gallery images no longer scrolling to top of page when clicked

1.17 – August 20, 2015

  • Update: setting the excerpt word count to 0 now removes the excerpts
  • Fix: fixed error messages in Customizer from WP v4.3 conflict

1.16 – August 19, 2015

  • Update: social icon arrays now overridable and filterable
  • Update: updated Font Awesome to v4.4.0
  • Update: more video sites embedded responsively in the post content
  • Fix: widget title markup fixed that was causing all widgets to be in h2 elements

1.15.1 – August 3, 2015

  • Update: “Logo Upload” section in Customizer renamed to “Logo”
  • Update: “more tags” now respected even if show full post setting is on
  • Fix: tagline is now added immediately when added from Customizer
  • Fix: Customizer now auto-updates page when social icons and logo are added

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