Warp 7.1 Released

Now tweaked and improved!

Jul
15
Warp 7.1 Released

Two weeks ago we released our Warp 7 framework and we are really happy with it! It was a huge release for us bringing new technology into our framework like support for LESS and much more. Since the release we gathered all your feedback from bugs, improvements to feature suggestions. Taking all into account, we revised parts of the framework and did a lot of optimizations. Let's have a closer look at it...

New grid

Before, widget widths were calculated through some JavaScript magic when hiding certain widgets on different devices. Unfortunately this turned out to be rather prone to bugs. So instead, we added new responsive grid classes to UIkit, giving you complete control over the widget behavior on different screen sizes.

Styles

To avoid conflicts between the Customizer and our override cascade, we moved the styles and their generated CSS into a separate folder. This is a much cleaner and more update proof approach.

Customizer and LESS

We refactored the customizer to minimize potential issues, so it will work on all hosting environments and modern browsers. We also fixed post size when compiling LESS.

Small Features

As you will see, we squashed a lot of bugs and added a few features. The most requested feature was the assignment of styles to different pages. This works now :-) The grid supports also 6 equal columns, you can assign icons to menu sub items and Google fonts now support https. As you probably know, Warp7 is built on our own new front-end framework UIkit, which also received some polishing touches including a few extensive changes.

Documentation

We also worked hard on the new documentation and here it is! Check out our new Warp 7 documentation.

How to update from 7.0 to 7.1

There are a couple of things you should keep in mind when updating to Warp 7.1:

Upgrade Styles

Since the file structure has changed a bit, you will need to make a backup of any style you might have. Please save your style /less/styles/MYSTYLE.less in the old 7.0 theme and copy it to the new 7.1 theme into /styles/MYSTYLE/style.less. You need to compile LESS once in the administration and select your style as default again.

Theme Options

We changed a lot of theme parameters, which means you need to delete the config.json file to make the theme work properly. After that, you have to apply your options in the theme administration again.

Markup in your content

We also changes the percent based .uk-width-* classes from UIkit. They are now fraction based. If you already built a layout in your Warp7 based website, you need to replace these classes. Examples:

  • .uk-width-50 to .uk-width-1-2
  • .uk-width-33 to .uk-width-1-3
  • .uk-width-66 to .uk-width-2-3
  • .uk-width-100 to .uk-width-1-1

In our demo packages these changes have of course already been made.

Related Posts

If you missed our articles about Warp7 and UIkit, here you go:
Nano3 theme and Warp 7 released
Warp 7.0 announcement
UIkit released

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp

Comments (25)

  • eric.claver.akaffou

    eric.claver.akaffou

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    Great! Thank you for the update!
  • vincent.ferrier

    vincent.ferrier

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    Yes thanks ! but can't update style :( ...
  • josh.haijer

    josh.haijer

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    This is what I really feel: "Everything is a mess now. Thanks!" But it must surely be my own stupdity again - it will tagain take me hours of work to figure it asll out. My top-a positions are gone, bottom also..... I'm sure there will be an explanation, but...... I feel so very frustrated.
    • darren.kilford.01

      darren.kilford.01

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      Hi Josh, Totally understand.
      I had this probably, but what seemed to work for me was to just go into each module and reassign the modules position again.
      Hope that helps.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Please follow the update instructions. You need to delete the config.json file to make the theme work properly again.
  • teezee

    teezee

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    Please can someone confirm if/when previous templates will be updated to Warp 7.x? We're particularly interested in the Venture upgrade to improve our mobile interface. Please let us know if this is not planned for any time soon so that we can make our own arrangements to merge the features ourselves.

    Thanks for your guidance.
    • greg.van

      greg.van

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      Older templates will not be updated to Warp 7. The front end framework is completely new and would require older themes to be developed form scratch again.
      • teezee

        teezee

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        Thanks for letting us know this information.

        Can you please let us know what plan there is to support Warp 6 going forward? I.e. will Warp 6 still be upgraded/tweaked for newer versions of Joomla etc?
        • artur

          artur

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          hi,

          sure, don't worry ... Warp 6 will be maintained in the future.
  • josh.haijer

    josh.haijer

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    Please, tell me: where do I change those classes?
    • darren.kilford.01

      darren.kilford.01

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      I think you are referring to the "uk-width-50 to .uk-width-1-2" class change? If you are then I think you would need to only change any "content" where you may have used the percent based classes. May pop your question in the support system if you are still having problems or questions. Cheers.
  • prffrost

    prffrost

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    thank Yoo ... for the fantastic Framework
  • dancameoso

    dancameoso

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    Are these instructions true for wordpress? Where is the link to download the new framework? Is it just the warp framework that is updated? Can I still use my own customised version of nano3 (renamed theme no core modifications)?
  • charles.foran

    charles.foran

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    When can we start downloading the master theme?
  • sven.mathissen

    sven.mathissen

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    "New version available! Download Warp Theme Framework 7.1.1"

    where can i download the framework 7.1.1?
    i find nothing....
  • jacques.meyer.98

    jacques.meyer.98

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    Good job, folks ! (as usual)
  • vincent.ferrier

    vincent.ferrier

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    Can we have changelog file when warp updates please !!! :) ..; It will be good !
  • satya.dev.madan.16

    satya.dev.madan.16

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    What does this mean "Konnichiwa" before my Logged in as satya.dev.madan.16 (Joomla).Please let me know. this word.
  • jules.kozak

    jules.kozak

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    Good work guys - I'm going to update my website later this day.

    Looking at the rest of the reactions, hope everything is going well!
  • jules.kozak

    jules.kozak

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    Also, when is the UIKit website online?

    Is there a deadline??? I'm just curious as I don't have too much technical skills.
  • srinath

    srinath

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    Nice work! But the documentation lacks - why don't you guys provide screenshots in Documentation?
  • scott.greenwald

    scott.greenwald

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    Hey there Yootheme buddies. Great work on Warp 7 and UI kit. Are we getting closer to a new Warp 7 Master Theme? I don't think I can wait 'till the end of summer :)
  • pedro

    pedro

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    I thought you guys were going to implement the mega menu. This is REALLY important. However, I have looked at Nano3 theme demo site and the menu seems to be the same (apart from the off-canvas navigation menu). Do you have plans to include the mega menu when the Master theme is released?

    Thank you

    P.S.: When will the Master theme be released? I am growing a bit impatient...just can't wait for it. Thanks for the great work

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