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Ignite Changelog

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

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

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1.80 – January 21, 2021

  • Feature: added 3 custom icons to the bottom of the Social Media Icons section
  • Update: added Mastodon and diaspora* to social icons
  • Fix: post publish date not always using timezone

1.79 – December 23, 2020

  • Update: added new social media icons for Orcid, Strava, and ResearchGate
  • Fix: scroll-to-top arrow wasn’t resetting keyboard focus to the top of the page

1.78 – September 3, 2020

  • Feature: added support for Elementor Pro’s custom headers & footers
  • Update: added Untappd to the social media icons
  • Update: removed Google Plus from social icons
  • Fix: Ignite Plus ad was showing up in the MailOptin form customizer
  • Fix: table captions not styled
  • Fix: social links block had black for icon color instead of white
  • 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
  • Fix: the “read more” button was being added to excerpts in the RSS fee

1.77 – November 26, 2019

  • Feature: added Pocket to social icons
  • Feature: added ArtStation to social icons
  • Update: improve table styles
  • Update: backup font loaded while Google Fonts loads
  • Update: removed welcome redirect when activating Ignite
  • Update: improvements to Russian translations
  • Fix: “last updated” option dropdown menu was too wide
  • Fix: removed PHP error notice in the dashboard
  • Fix: image caption styles fixes

1.76 – February 26, 2019

  • Feature: new option to display the “last updated” date for posts
  • Update: shortcodes can now be output in Footer Text section
  • Update: added Russian translation
  • Fix: posts showing today’s date on non-English sites using WP 5.1

1.75 – December 4, 2018

  • Update: Goodreads social icons
  • Update: new Dutch translation
  • Fix: Gutenberg fixes

1.74 – November 20, 2018

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

1.73 – November 3, 2018

  • Feature: added options to reset Customizer settings
  • Update: redesigned Ignite Dashboard
  • Update: changed Customizer ad
  • Update: added Patreon and Medium to social icons
  • Update: Image widget colors changed in Widgets menu

1.72 – October 8, 2018

  • Fix: social icons missing when Elementor active

1.71 – October 4, 2018

  • Feature: added Discord to social icons
  • Fix: dropdown indicators showing again

1.70 – October 1, 2018

  • Feature: added scroll-to-top arrow to Customizer
  • Feature: added Stack Overflow, Mixcloud, Bitbucket,, and phone to social icons
  • Features: added support for image gallery features in WooCommerce
  • Update: reorganized social icons in Customizer
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Update: made custom post type support easier
  • Update: jQuery compatibility updates
  • Update: updated to FontAwesome 5.2
  • Fix: social site names translatable

1.69 – December 20, 2017

  • Update: updated Russian translation
  • Fix: marked string for translation in breadcrumbs

1.68 – August 10, 2017

  • Feature: added WooCommerce compatibility
  • Update: admin prompt asking for a review after 14 days
  • Update: PressPad News ad included in Ignite options page
  • Update: switched Ignite Plus image in Customizer to a GIF
  • Fix: breadcrumb trail no longer includes HTML included in page/post titles
  • Fix: Facebook descriptions created by Yoast no longer included “Continue reading…”

1.67 – April 26, 2017

  • Feature: added Twitch to social icons
  • Update: added Spanish translation
  • Fix: no longer adding ellipsis after custom excerpts
  • Fix: translation text error in image widget description
  • Fix: certain widgets in left-sidebar extending to same height as main content

1.66 – March 13, 2017

  • Feature: add three new social icons – Google Wallet, Amazon, Yelp
  • Update: added more context to certain phrases to make translation easier
  • Update: improved excerpt handling (back-end updates)
  • Update: increased resolution and compressed screenshot.png
  • Update: updated Fitvids
  • Update: update licensing info for included scripts and resources
  • Fix: replies to comments by the post author no longer inherit author comment styling
  • Fix: site title now shows when logo removed in Customizer
  • Fix: resolved potential PHP error in breadcrumb trail

1.65 – December 5, 2016

  • Update: tested & updated for WP 4.7
  • Update: added Snapchat social media icon
  • Update: Ignite dashboard reorganized and improved
  • Update: copy and style updates to Ignite Plus customizer ad
  • Fix: dropdown arrows in menu widgets no longer showing out of place

1.64 – November 10, 2016

  • Update: new social icons: bandcamp, etsy, quora, ravelry, meetup, telegram, podcast
  • Update: activating Ignite now redirects to options page with welcome message
  • Update: sticky status no longer shows in search results

1.63 – September 29, 2016

  • Update: “Home” text in breadcrumb trail now translatable
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Fix: comment threading/nesting can now be turned off

1.62 – July 26, 2016

  • Fix: fixed misalignment of sidebar when breadcrumbs active

1.61 – July 11, 2016

  • Update: updated Font Awesome icon font for social icons (new Instagram logo)
  • Fix: added “logo” ID back to logo element

1.60 – 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
  • Update: added link to Skype link protocol reference
  • Update: added styling for Featured Image Caption plugin
  • Fix: pagination links now translatable
  • Fix: fixed untranslatable Customizer ad text

1.59 – February 16, 2016

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

1.58 – January 24, 2016

  • Fix: logo size/position tools now work immediately after logo upload
  • Fix: Yoast SEO post editor no longer narrow
  • Fix: pagination no longer displays when Jetpack infinite scroll is active
  • Fix: site title in the footer now updates instantly like in the header

1.57 – December 18, 2015

  • Update: more data sanitization/validation for enhanced security
  • Update: refactored and reformatted PHP and JS in entire project
  • Update: improved search results page styling/spacing
  • Fix: added missing i18n for numerous English text strings
  • Fix: removed text that doesn’t need i18n from .pot file
  • Fix: “Read More” buttons translatable again
  • Fix: search bar in search results page now shows when there are no results

1.56 – December 9, 2015

  • Feature: option to change the Read More button text added
  • Update: Featured Image sizing more reliable across browsers
  • Fix: tagline in footer now updates instantly via Customizer like tagline in header
  • Fix: additional data sanitization for security
  • Fix: Image widget title white again in Widgets screen

1.55 – October 31, 2015

  • Update: added “for” attributes to comment form labels
  • Update: Featured Image display more reliable now
  • Fix: Jetpack infinite scroll load more button now always shows below posts

1.54 – October 22, 2015

  • Update: featured images now use default WordPress functions improving integration with image plugins
  • Update: font family, font weight, and custom CSS now update instantly in the Customizer
  • Update: updated German translation
  • Update: search results now use same layout as the rest of the site
  • Update: automatic hyphenation turned off
  • Update: RSS icon now uses square version
  • Update: added PayPal icon
  • Fix: font weights no longer using invalid values
  • Fix: newest/last post links now lead to blog if static front page is being used
  • Fix: added missing internationalization for 404 error message in breadcrumb trail
  • Fix: blog now displays breadcrumbs when not set to front page
  • Fix: search box now kept at bottom of search results page when using infinite scroll
  • Fix: XSS vulnerability on search pages fixed

1.53 – October 7, 2015

  • Update: added 9 new social icons
  • Update: added support for Jetpack infinite scroll
  • Update: layouts, background colors, and footer text now updated instantly in Customizer
  • Update: gallery styles improved
  • Update: Git icon switched to Github icon
  • Update: footer text now reads, “Ignite WordPress Theme by Compete Themes”
  • Fix: Jetpack Carousel gallery feature now working properly
  • Fix: search results content now always aligned properly with sidebar

1.52 – September 8, 2015

  • Update: breadcrumb trail function greatly simplified
  • Update: Posts now show their category in the breadcrumb trail
  • Update: additional security measures added
  • Update: note added to the bottom of the stylesheet directing users to the Custom CSS section
  • Fix: Carousel without Jetpack plugin now works with Ignite
  • Fix: empty color section no longer showing up in the Customizer

1.51 – August 20, 2015

  • Update: social icon arrays are now overridable and filterable
  • Update: more video sites embedded responsively in post content
  • Update: excerpts are now removed when word count is set to 0
  • Fix: iframes no longer overflow post content at mobile screen widths
  • Fix: fixed widget error message showing as of WP v4.3
  • Fix: image widget upload button working again

1.50 – August 10, 2015

  • Update: profile image option now removed
  • Update: reduced number of HTTP requests in Customizer to improve performance
  • Update: updated Font Awesome to v4.4.0

1.49 – July 2, 2015

  • Update: fully integrated with WP User Avatar. Profile images from Ignite set to be removed in version 1.50
  • Update: more-tags now used when show full post setting is on
  • Update: capitalized and internationalized “edit” link under comments (for logged-in admins)
  • Update: Customizer button in Ignite Dashboard now returns to the Ignite Dashboard when closed
  • Update: readme.txt file now much more informative
  • Update: site title and tagline now update instantly when edited from the Customizer
  • Fix: long sentences in preformatted elements no longer breaking out of container in Firefox

1.48 – May 22, 2015

  • Update: added locked customizer sections advertising Ignite Plus
  • Update: repositioned and restyled Ignite Plus ad in Customizer
  • Update: pages now have more CSS classes for styling like Posts
  • Fix: post date sometimes showing today’s date instead of post date

1.47 – April 25, 2015

  • Update: date formats now more reliable across languages and work with timestamps
  • Update: added title attributes to social icons
  • Fix: tagline markup added even if tagline not present

1.46 – April 2, 2015

  • Fix: no space in title on homepage before pipeline character (|)
  • Fix: comment display setting defaults added unnecessarily to database on load
  • Fix: removed function setting homepage title tag
  • Update: more secure sanitization filter for custom css
  • Update: ad text in customizer finalized
  • Update: made content and excerpt functions overridable with child themes

1.45 – March 6, 2015

  • Fix: featured images now maintaining 2.1 width/height ratio
  • Update: search results i18n improved
  • Update: comment display option more reliable for new users

1.44 – February 3, 2015

  • Fix: invalid tiered comment markup
  • Fix: invalid schema markup

1.43 – January 16, 2015

  • Fix: widgets poorly styled in Customizer
  • Fix: Finnish translations only partially working

1.42 – December 29, 2014

  • Update: added Russian translation
  • Update: using new WP 4.1 method for adding title tag
  • Update: updated Ignite Plus ad in customizer
  • Update: updated Ignite Dashboard styling and added WP resources
  • Update: updated Ignite Plus ad in customizer
  • Fix: footer now stays closer to bottom of screen on pages with little content
  • Fix: fixed markup error in comments.php
  • Fix: social icons now showing when screen 800-900px wide
  • Fix: logo positioning tools now more reliable

1.41 – November 27, 2014

  • Feature: hide/show option added to Customizer for prev/next post links
  • Update: logo tools in Customizer now update instantly
  • Fix: massively enhanced backwards compatibility with WP. Now supporting 3.5 and above
  • Fix: Disqus now styled properly
  • Fix: mobile menu no longer overlapping logo when opened more than once
  • Fix: now compatible with Jetpack gallery functionality

1.40 – November 1, 2014

  • Update: added Norwegian translation
  • Update: added email obfuscation for email social icon
  • Update: changed how <title> is added
  • Fix: site description no longer messing up menu alignment
  • Fix: dropdown icon no longer breaking menu alignment in Firefox
  • Fix: social icons no longer disappear when long menus fit in one line

1.39 – October 15, 2014

  • Feature: added Image widget
  • Feature: added parent menu icon display option to Additional Options
  • Feature: added full-width page template
  • Update: updated styles on Theme Options page and renamed Ignite Dashboard
  • Update: added small ad for Ignite Plus to customizer
  • Update: deprecated social icons function, now using content file instead
  • Bug: comment name & email no longer displaying required (*) if not required

1.37 – October 4, 2014

Please read this notice concerning your use of the “advanced” widgets before updating to v1.37

  • Update: added Weibo and Tencent Weibo to social icons
  • Update: added Dutch translation
  • Update: updated Hybrid Core code library
  • Update: updated bbPress styles

1.36 – September 18, 2014

  • Update: menu auto-closes if open and resized to dropdown menu width
  • Update: added Portuguese translation
  • Update: added date and author to Post Meta display option
  • Update: deprecated a few functions in favor of content template parts
  • Fix: read more link restyled to handle non-English languages better
  • Fix: mobile menu parent menu items no longer require double-click
  • Fix: added check for Panels API so Customizer still supports pre-4.0 installs

1.35 – September 18, 2014

  • Update: Customizer now implementing Panels for better organization
  • Fix: missing display of Custom Post Types with bbPress active
  • Fix: improved logo styling at mobile widths

1.34 – September 13, 2014

  • Update: more aggressive sanitization and validation of social icon inputs and profile image
  • Update: added graduation cap icon for to social icons
  • Update: added drop-shadow to submenus
  • Fix: another fix for unset menus and social icon display

1.33 – September 9, 2014

  • Fix: fixed missing loop pagination on blog/archives

1.32 – September 9, 2014

  • Feature: added Comment display option to Customizer
  • Feature: added Footer Text option to Customizer
  • Update: added basic bbPress integration
  • Update: added email icon to social icons

1.31 – September 3, 2014

  • Update: attachment pages now using localized dates
  • Update: menu toggle icon styling update
  • Fix: dates now internationalized and functioning properly for all languages
  • Fix: another update for unset menus not working with social icons
  • Fix: post author info box was being hidden by default

1.29 – August 30, 2014

  • Update: added VK social icon
  • Update: removed all template files besides index.php
  • Update: profile image upload now available when editing another user
  • Fix: dates localized
  • Fix: removed extra “Post” in post navigation
  • Fix: removed additional border on avatar of post author comments

1.28 – August 20, 2014

  • Update: updated Theme Options page
  • Update: Finnish translation updated
  • Fix: social icons now showing when menu unset

1.27 – August 19, 2014

  • Feature: added Post Meta display option to Customizer
  • Feature: added comments count to excerpts (controlled by Post Meta option)
  • Feature: added custom excerpt length option to Customizer
  • Update: featured images now clickable on blog/archives
  • Feature: added Finnish translation

1.26 – August 15, 2014

  • Feature: added fonts & font weights option to Customizer
  • Feature: added layouts option to Customizer
  • Feature: added background color option to Customizer
  • Fix: newest post no longer says “oldest” in post navigation
  • Fix: navigation bug in Firefox
  • Fix: menu toggle button alignment
  • Fix: Ignite Plus text domain in profile image upload

1.25 – August 12, 2014

  • Feature: added profile image upload

1.24 – August 6, 2014

  • Feature: added Show/Hide breadcrumbs option
  • Feature: added Custom CSS option

1.23 – August 2, 2014

  • Update: added French and German translations
  • Fix: unset menu styling issues

1.22 – July 30, 2014

  • Fix: added translation-ready tag for
  • Fix: fixed improper localization on social media icon names

1.21 – July 30, 2014

  • Update: internationalized
  • Fix: dropdown menus now working on touch devices
  • Fix: social media icon display now accounting for site description
  • Fix: input styling fix
  • Fix: menu styling more reliable

1.20 – July 19, 2014

  • Update: turned off input zoom on iOS
  • Update: footer better sticks to bottom of page now
  • Update: menu slide out animation altered
  • Update: added conditional styling for comments with avatars off
  • Update: added comments and prev/next links to attachment pages
  • Fix: all JS functionality now working with unset menus
  • Fix: fixed 3rd tier menus not working in Firefox
  • Fix: added simple fix to allow unlinked images to be centered in post content

1.19 – July 2, 2014

  • Update: removed unnecessary code for IE8 compatibility
  • Update: improved styling of password-protected pages
  • Update: updated Font Awesome to 4.1
  • Update: added new social icons
  • Update: added conditional logic to search page title for one result and only display bottoms search bar if > 0 results
  • Update: now loading production.min.js asynchronously
  • Update: stopped using Tappy to eliminate tap delay on some mobile browsers/OSes
  • Fix: read more link on longer stretching height
  • Fix: styling issue on excerpts between 800-1000px wide

1.18 – July 2, 2014

  • Update: simplified Logo Size tool
  • Update: featured image size ratio now more consistent
  • Update: social icon display more reliable
  • Fix: attachment page now works with Gallery images
  • Fix: date display issue on attachment pages
  • Fix: added missing text domains

1.17 – June 15, 2014

  • Feature: added show full post option

1.16 – June 15, 2014

  • Fix: HTML validation issues

1.15 – June 15, 2014

  • Fix: fixed input styling issues

1.14 – June 15, 2014

  • Fix: Added space before php closing tag in functions-admin.php (only affecting older PHP versions)

1.13 – June 13, 2014

  • Update: featured images now available on Pages
  • Fix: 404 page styling

1.12 – June 13, 2014

  • Update: improved styling of submenus
  • Update: changed how Logo Size tools works
  • Update: new content in Theme Options page

1.11 – May 30, 2014

  • Fix: update for incompatibility with < PHP 5.3

1.10 – May 29, 2014

  • Feature: added logo positioning and size tools
  • Update: removed admin dashboard widget
  • Update: updated to newer Hybrid Core code library
  • Update: restyled Theme Options page


  • Update: added readme.txt for licensing info
  • Update: added better screenshot
  • Update: cleaner conditional code for IE in header
  • Update: now enqueueing one minified JS file
  • Fix: Disqus now working properly
  • Fix: switched to better data validation in social icons option

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