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Shift Changelog

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

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

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1.23 – 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

1.22 – August 18, 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: Shift Pro 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 feed

1.21 – November 22, 2019

  • Feature: added Pocket to social icons
  • Feature: added ArtStation to social icons
  • Update: Front Page Customizer section renamed “Homepage Settings”
  • Update: removed welcome redirect when activating Shift
  • Update: improved table styles
  • Update: backup font displayed while Google Fonts loads now
  • Fix: image caption styles fixes
  • Fix: removed PHP error notice in the dashboard
  • Fix: dropdown menu was too wide in “last updated” post option
  • Fix: optin checkbox below comment form now displays in one line
  • Fix: button block now uses white default text color

1.20 – February 25, 2019

  • Feature: added option to display the “last updated” date on posts
  • Update: shortcodes can now be used in the Footer Text feature added by Shift Pro
  • Fix: posts showing today’s date on non-English sites using WP 5.1

1.19 – November 30, 2018

  • Update: added Goodreads social icon
  • Fix: Gutenberg fixes
  • Fix: icon missing in “Continue reading” button

1.18 – November 30, 2018

  • Update: added social icon for Goodreads
  • Fix: Gutenberg editor bugs
  • Fix: arrow icon broken in Continue Reading button

1.17 – November 20, 2018

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

1.16 – November, 5 2018

  • Update: redesigned Shift Dashboard
  • Update: changed Customizer ad

1.15 – October 31, 2018

  • Feature: added WooCommerce support
  • Feature: added Medium and Patreon to social icons
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Fix: comments output twice on pages using full-width template

1.14 – October 8, 2018

  • Fix: social icons missing when Elementor active

1.13 – October 4, 2018

  • Feature: added Stack Overflow and Discord to social icons
  • Updated: reordered social icons in Customizer
  • Fix: dropdown indicators in menu displaying again

1.12 – September 3, 2018

  • Feature: added scroll-to-top arrow option
  • Feature: added Mixcloud, Bitbucket,, and phone social icons
  • Updated: Font Awesome 5.2
  • Updated: jQuery compatibility updates

1.11 – December 7, 2017

  • Updated: linking to Shift Getting Started Guide in Shift Dashboard
  • Fix: layout thumbnails in Customizer fixed

1.10 – August 11, 2017

  • Feature: full-width page template added
  • Update: switched to GIF in Shift Pro ad
  • Update: styling for Disqus added
  • Fix: sticky post status no longer displayed on search results
  • Fix: review prompt now disappears permanently when dismissed
  • Fix: site title now displays after logo removed in Customizer
  • Fix: author bio in author archives wrapped in paragraph tags for proper spacing
  • Fix: Yoast SEO Facebook descriptions no longer include “Continue Reading” at beginning

1.09 – May 31, 2017

  • Feature: added Twitch social icon
  • Update: simplified template routing function
  • Update: added admin notice to request review after 14 days
  • Update: added mobile app ad to theme options page
  • Fix: no longer adding ellipsis after custom post excerpts

1.08 – March 3, 2017

  • Update: added three new social icons – Amazon, Google Wallet, and Yelp
  • Update: added more context to certain phrases to make translation easier
  • Update: improved excerpt handling (back-end updates)
  • Update: updated Fitvids
  • Update: reduced theme size by compressing screenshot.png
  • Update: updated licensing in readme.txt
  • Fix: Customizer link in Shift Dashboard now works for sites with WP installed in a subdirectory
  • Fix: layout images in Customizer now display for sites with WP installed in a subdirectory

1.07 – December 5, 2016

  • Update: tested & updated for WP 4.7
  • Update: added Snapchat social media icon
  • Update: Shift dashboard reorganized and improved
  • Update: updated style & copy of Shift Pro ad in Customizer
  • Update: minor accessibility updates

1.06 – November 17, 2016

  • Update: added seven new social sites
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Update: added redirect to Shift options page upon activation with welcome message
  • Update: minor style updates
  • Update: no longer displaying sticky status in search results
  • Fix: threading/nesting in comments can now be turned off
  • Fix: Featured Images on pages now displaying properly in Internet Explorer

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