Full list of the changes for each version of Franz Josef since its initial release.

Version 1.7.6

  • Added: Make franz_stack_posts_meta() pluggable
  • Added: Asynchronous Google Fonts loader
  • Added: Ensure webfonts remain visible during loading
  • Added: Don’t display menu description if it’s longer than certain number of characters
  • Added: Option to disable menu description
  • Added: Multi-level menu up to 3 levels in mobile view
  • Fixed: Don’t initialise Masonry if it’s disabled for the posts stack
  • Updated: Bootstrap Hover Dropdown 2.2.1
  • Updated: Custom page builder compatibility with block editor
  • Updated: Menu Item Custom Fields 1.0.0

Version 1.7.5

  • Added: Meta tag for Open Graph social sharing image
  • Added: Option to set default Open Graph social sharing image
  • Updated: Bootstrap 3.3.7
  • Fixed: JS error in Customizer rendering some options not available

Version 1.7.4

  • Added: Alt text for the header image
  • Fixed: Custom <head> tags option not saving
  • Fixed: Images in posts not center-aligned
  • Fixed: Missing navigation menu icon field

Version 1.7.3

  • Added: Option to disable showing embedded video in posts listing pages
  • Added: franz_column_mode filter
  • Fixed: Submenu item not clickable if it has further submenu
  • Removed: Deprecated theme tags
  • Removed: Favicon handling as WordPress Customizer handles favicons natively now
  • Removed: pl_PL translation as this translation is being handled through now

Version 1.7.2

  • Added: Title & Description options for Mentions Bar
  • Added: Option to open links in a new tab for Mentions Bar
  • Added: Top Bar text widget now parses shortcodes
  • Added: franz_body_start, franz_title_wrap action hook
  • Fixed: In This Section page navigation follows the custom order of the pages
  • Fixed: Misaligned menu on mobile display
  • Fixed: Post navigation includes slider categories posts even when it should be excluded

Version 1.7.1

  • Added: Option to hide post date
  • Fixed: Disabled hover menu

Version 1.7

  • Added: Theme options migrated to WP Customizer
  • Added: Option to display front page blog posts in a single column
  • Added: Option to disable “In this section” child page navigation in sidebar
  • Added: Option to disable sidebar in static posts page
  • Added: Submenu now opens up to the side instead of indented under the parent menu
  • Added: Navigation menu can now extend to 10 levels deep
  • Added: Masonry effect for front page posts list
  • Added: French translation by Platypus Geek
  • Added: Polish translation by Lukasz Keller
  • Added: Russian translation by Pavel Melnikov
  • Updated: Slider image height changed from 685px to 500px
  • Updated: Bootstrap 3.3.6
  • Updated: Font Awesome 4.5.0
  • Fixed: the “Leave a reply” link is no longer displayed when comments are disabled for the post
  • Fixed: Retain HTML tags in excerpts option not being applied
  • Fixed: PHP notices for posts with featured image in “full” size
  • Fixed: Custom CSS bug where certain symbols are converted into HTML entities
  • Fixed: Inconsistent menu item hover colour changes
  • Fixed: “Notice: Undefined index: comments_setting” when Additional Options plugin is not installed

Version 1.6.1

  • Added: rel=”nofollow” attribute to footer credit link

Version 1.6

  • Added: Custom page builder (Stacks addon) integration
  • Added: Smart post image selection. If there’s no featured image, automatically pick the most suitable image from the images uploaded to the post
  • Added: Caption for featured image in singular posts
  • Added: Previous and Next post links in single post pages
  • Added: Canadian French (fr_CA) translation
  • Added: Header Menu now drops down when hovered on desktops
  • Added: Thank you note after 1 month of using the theme
  • Fixed: Padding issues with navigation menu on scroll down
  • Fixed: Menu descriptions for dropdown menu items are hidden when user scrolls down the page
  • Fixed: PHP notices when using default menu

Version 1.5.1

  • Fixed: Layout issue in author page
  • Fixed: Infinite Scroll bug on author page
  • Fixed: Unxpected T_FUNCTION syntax error in earlier versions of PHP
  • Fixed: Missing text strings from translations

Version 1.5

  • Added: Option to disable Mentions Bar or show it on the front page, singular pages, or everywhere
  • Added: Option to show sidebar in front page
  • Added: Layout Shortcodes addon
  • Added: Top Bar with customisable layout
  • Added: Top Bar Menu, Social Profile Links, and Text widgets
  • Added: Custom Menu location for Top Bar
  • Added: Menu icons feature
  • Added: Menu description feature
  • Updated: Smoother navigation bar styling transition when pinned
  • Updated: FontAwesome 4.4

Version 1.4.2

  • Updated: Theme’s URL to the theme’s page on

Version 1.4.1

  • Updated: franz-medium image size to 600×300 pixels from 550×300 pixels
  • Updated: Posts listing on front page now uses image size that is more appropriate for the column setting
  • Updated: Used wp_enqueue_style to properly enqueue Google Fonts
  • Fixed: Montserrat font not loaded
  • Fixed: Layout issue with Quote and Status post formats

Version 1.4

  • Added: Spanish translation by Eduardo Larequi
  • Added: Option to use Masonry tiled layout on posts listing pages
  • Added: Option to specify number of columns on front page posts
  • Added: Option to disable full-width first blog post on front page
  • Added: Automatically make large tables responsive
  • Added: Option to disable automatic responsive tables
  • Added: Masonry layout on posts stack
  • Added: Page template – single column
  • Added: Page template is now applied on blog posts page
  • Added: WP Retina 2x as natively supported plugin
  • Added: Description text for taxonomy archive
  • Added: Posts with embedded videos now show the video in posts listing
  • Added: Hide slider categories option will also hide slider categories from categories listing (eg. Archives widget)
  • Added: franz_slider_outer action hook
  • Updated: Singular posts will only display featured image if its width is at least as wide as the content area width
  • Updated: Hi-DPI Mentions Bar images
  • Updated: “View Post” button no longer shown in slider if set to show full content
  • Updated: Better WordPress gallery styling
  • Updated: Switched to using webfonts hosted by Google rather than locally
  • Updated: Various styling improvements
  • Updated: Links to theme addons
  • Fixed: Bootstrap Carousel not pausing on hover
  • Fixed: Author comment label not visible
  • Fixed: No featured comment is displayed for author if all the comments are longer than 100 characters
  • Fixed: Post titles in non-singular context are wrapped in H1 element
  • Fixed: Fetch as Google render issue

Version 1.3

  • Added: Proper print stylesheet
  • Added: Filter for section menu args
  • Added: franz_slide_content and franz_slide_content_outer action hook
  • Added: Escaped favicon_url, head styles, and copyright text
  • Added: Non-minified version of included scripts
  • Added: Fade transition for main slider
  • Fixed: “In this section” text missing from translation
  • Fixed: Slider height setting not applied
  • Fixed: Slider not pausing on hover
  • Fixed: Minor styling tweaks
  • Fixed: Missing text domain in search.php
  • Fixed: Removed error suppression in search.php
  • Fixed: Missing text strings from i18n
  • Updated: Text domain from “franz” to “franz-josef”
  • Updated: Constant prefix from “FJ” to “FRANZ”
  • Updated: “medium” image size to “franz-medium”
  • Updated: IE-specific scripts loaded via wp_enqueue_script()
  • Updated: Prefixed disect_it() and cleaner_caption() functions
  • Updated: Removed orphaned franz_highlight_p() function
  • Updated: Applied $wpdb->prepare() for franz_get_comment_count()
  • Updated: Removed images used only during development
  • Updated: Chosen 1.4.2
  • Updated: Bootstrap 3.3.4
  • Removed: Plugin territory – comments options
  • Removed: Plugin territory – user alternate avatar option

Version 1.2.1

  • Added: Additional Microformats structured data markup to avoid dependence on visible content
  • Fixed: Posts listing block width for small viewports
  • Fixed: Registered post formats support for “quote” and “status”

Version 1.2

  • Added: Footer Menu location
  • Added: Note in the theme’s About page and readme.txt about menu locations dropdown levels limit
  • Added: esc_url() and esc_attr() in numerous locations to properly escape strings
  • Fixed: Removed social icons markup if there is no social icons specified in the settings
  • Fixed: Non-breaking text
  • Fixed: Styling issues for WordPress core widgets
  • Fixed: “Leave a Reply” links to non-existent #comments ID attribute
  • Fixed: Empty bio text area in author’s page when author has no bio text

Version 1.1

  • Added: Option to show excerpt or full content in slider
  • Added: Option to remove automatic search widget in sidebar
  • Added: Styling for pullquotes in Graphene Shortcodes plugin
  • Added: Hebrew translation
  • Added: Main menu and site title / logo will automatically switch to full container width and centered if they are too wide. Site title will also be hidden when user scrolls down.
  • Added: Default menu to list all pages if no custom menu assigned
  • Added: ID attribute for slider items
  • Added: More stringent validation for Custom CSS option as per WPTRT requirement
  • Added: “About Franz Josef” tab in options page containing useful information for the theme’s users.
  • Added: Option to disable featured image on single post page
  • Fixed: A few styling issues
  • Fixed: Marked a few more strings for translations
  • Fixed: References to Graphene theme
  • Fixed: Copyright text option not saving
  • Fixed: Depth-3 submenu alignment in RTL sites
  • Fixed: Front page posts pagination not working
  • Fixed: PHP notice in author bio email
  • Fixed: Long overflowing text in sidebar widget
  • Fixed: JS error related to CodeMirror script
  • Fixed: Missing strings from translation file
  • Fixed: Replaced all instances of get_the_permalink() with get_permalink()
  • Fixed: Options tabs names not translated
  • Fixed: Minor RTL style update
  • Fixed: CodeMirror text alignment for RTL languages
  • Fixed: Replaced deprecated function $wpdb->escape() with esc_sql()
  • Fixed: Front page posts listing not using WordPress posts per page settings
  • Fixed: Language files not loaded
  • Updated: FontAwesome 4.3.0
  • Updated: Slider image is now a background image that covers the entire slider
  • Updated: CodeMirror 5.0
  • Updated: Featured image is now set to soft proportional crop instead of hard crop
  • Updated: POT language file
  • Removed: Subscribe to future comments checkbox as this will be implemented in the future
  • Removed: Footer menu location as there isn’t one and this feature can be achieved using footer widgets

Version 1.0

  • Initial release