We’re delighted to let you know that Blade v 3.0 is out. Update Now!
One of our main key points as Greatives is never abandoning our existing themes. Even for our older themes, we’ll always be here to provide an update ASAP if any issues appear due to potential incompatibility with the newest WordPress versions. No matter how old is the theme, it must be functional for several years. This is our promise, and our loyal customers know it very well.
According to this philosophy, we’re now following the new WordPress Theme Requirements by Envato. It simply means that we are refactoring ALL Greatives themes. Starting from Blade, we’ll sort out everything that is needed to comply with these requirements. Stay tuned!
Blade v 3.0 is a major theme release so be sure to update the required plugins, especially Blade Extension, to avoid any compatibility issues.
– New Central Admin screen
You can control almost everything at the top of your WordPress Dashboard, underneath the Blade button. Check your system status, discover the Demo Importer, create custom sidebars and link to Theme Options, Documentation, Video tutorials and Support System. Plus, view the theme required and recommended plugins to ensure you’re up to date.
– Gutenberg Optimized
Gutenberg editor is styled to match the frontend output as closely as possible. This includes any fonts used and any dynamic styles coming from settings etc. Change the editor widths to match the widths used in the theme as closely as possible.
– New Update Mechanism
We use the Envato Market plugin instead of the Envato Toolkit plugin, which is no longer supported and will stop working shortly. With the new mechanism, you will get notified about new theme releases just like any default WordPress theme under Appearance > Themes.
Widgets were moved to Blade Extension (plugin territory)
Metaboxes were moved to Blade Extension (plugin territory)