We are happy to announce the release of the Prose 1.5 child theme. This WordPress theme works on the Genesis Framework and can be downloaded by Pro Plus members in the support forum. All others can purchase the package here.
What’s New With Prose 1.5
One of the biggest changes you’ll see is the updated Design Settings UI, which is now formatted in one column and uses the new Genesis Admin class to build its settings pages. We’ve added a few more options for design control, and made some changes to the default Prose style. (More spacing, better typography, etc.)
In addition to the updated Design Settings page, we also created a Custom Code page, which is where custom CSS and custom functions can be placed. These files will now be saved in the /wp-content/ directory of your WordPress install, rather than in the Prose child theme folder.
This means that you should not be modifying the style.css or functions.php files inside the Prose theme folder, as those will get overwritten in a Prose update.
You might wonder why we moved the custom files outside the child theme – the answer is quite simple, and something we know you’ll enjoy.
After you manually update this one time (see below), Prose will now have automatic updates.
That’s right Prose now gives you the ability to auto update with one simple click. In order to avoid CSS and functions from being overwritten in an update, we had to place them outside the child theme.
Mobile Responsive in Design
Another major update to the Prose theme is that it is now built for responsiveness on devices such as iPads, iPhones and other smart phones. How cool is that?
Updating to Prose 1.5 from 1.0
Because a lot of the core code in Prose was rewritten, there’s a few steps you need to take. Fortunately, the ladies over at Site Setup Kit have helped us out by writing instructions on how to upgrade.