Update Soledad v8.4.0 – September 11, 2023
Featured Added: The Theme Options Panel is synchronized with the WordPress Customizer. From now on, you can use either the Theme Options Panel or the WordPress Customizer. You can access it via Dashboard > Soledad > Theme Options Panel. Featured Added: Option to add your own social media icons. You can access this option via Dashboard > Soledad > Add & Order of Social Icons. Improve: Update the schema markup for the Penci Recipe plugin to align with the latest Google updates. This will improve the validation of your recipes on Google. After updating the Penci Recipe plugin, remember to regenerate thumbnails to achieve the best results.. Improve: Some minor issues.
Featured Added: General demo for RTL language – check the demo here – more RTL demos will be added in the near future.
Featured Added: Introducing the new and exciting feature plugin: “Penci Smart Crop Thumbnails.” This plugin allows you to effortlessly the desired cropping point. Unlike WordPress, which typically crops images from the center, this plugin provides you with greater control. Simply access the media library and selecting an image, and you will see the drag point for customization.
Featured Added: Post Reading Progress – add the reading progress bar to your single post pages. Check the options for it via Customize > Single Posts > Post Reading Progress.
Featured Added: Font Size Changer – an option that enables your readers to adjust the font size within individual post pages with live preview changes. This allows them to find and save the font size they prefer for an optimal reading experience. You can check option for it via Customize > Single Posts > Post Reading Progress Bar.
Featured Added: Option to disable the Header Builder/Archive Template/Post Template/Penci Blocks on the admin panel – check the options via Customize > General > Extra Options.
Featured Added: Set Dark Mode as default when you activate the darkmode swticher. Check option for it via Customize > General > Dark Moode > Set Dark Mode as Default.
Featured Added: New option to auto estimate reading time based on the post content via Customize > General > General Settings > Estimate Reading Time base Post Content
Featured Added: New option to adjust the reading words per minute when you enable “Estimate Reading Time base Post Content” via Customize > General > General Settings > Reading Time: Words Per Minute
Featured Added: New option to auto get featured image from your post content – If a post doesn’t exists a featured image – it will be grab the first image inside your post content and set it’s featured image. This option apply for video posts format ( Youtube, Vimeo ) also, will take the featured image from Youtube or Vimeo videos.
Featured Added: New widget for Elementor and WPBakery “Pencil Animated Headline” – a new design to help you can build more impress headings.
Improve: Improve the conditions for showing the promote popup, please check the options for it via Customize > Promote Popup
Improve: We’ve improved the website Accessibility & SEO based on the new rules from Google. You can see the improvement when testing your website on Google PageSpeed.
Featured Added: The first theme introduces feature: “Text To Speech” – It gives your readers more experience to surf the web. Your readers just need to press the play button and listen to the article content instead of having to read it. To get this feature, you can go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and install the plugin “Penci Text To Speech”. After that, check the guide here to know how to setup this feature.
Featured Added: Add new Ajax Next/Prev or Load More Buttons for Widgets ( Appearance > Widgets ): “Soledad Recent Posts”, “Soledad Popular Posts”, “Soledad Posts Tabs”, “Soledad Related Posts”.
Featured Added: Add new Ajax Next/Prev or Load More Buttons for widgets from Elementor: “Penci Recent/Popular Posts”, “Penci Posts Tabs”.
Featured Added: More options for widget “Penci Custom Sliders” from Elementor: Support for Video Sliders, Parallax, Full Screen, 2 new styles for Dots Navigation
Improve: The interface of Install plugin page ( Appearance > Install Plugins )
Feature Added:5 new great demos:
New Modern Tech
World Wide News
Please update the plugin “Penci Soledad Demo Importer” to the latest version to get it. All templates & blocks from those demos added to Cloud Template Library also.
Feature Added: Archive Template Builder supports now. You can create your own Category, Tags, Author, Search or Archive Pages by using Elementor now. Check more guide here
Feature Added: Single Post Template Builder supports now. You can create your own Single Posts Pages by using Elementor now. Check more guide here
Feature Added: The “Table of Content” is available inside the theme now. You can check options for it via Customize > Table of Content
Feature Added: Add more 20 social sharing styles for posts/pages. You can check option for it via Customize > Single Posts > General > Share Box Style
Feature Added: Spacing options for widgets “Penci Latest Posts” from Elementor. You can adjust all the spacing from this element now.
Feature Added: Spacing options for widgets “Penci Featured Cat” from Elementor. You can adjust all the spacing from this element now.
Feature Added: More Styles for “Search icon”, “Menu Hamburger”, “Cart icon”, “Compare Icon”, “Wishlist Icon”, “Mobile Menu Icon” from the Header Builder
Feature Added: One more option for showing the search overlay. If you’re not using the header builder, check option via Customize > Logo & Header > Main Bar & Primary Menu > Header Search Style
Feature Added: Option to disable the delay icons when you using the optimize speed modules from the theme.
Improve: Some minor issues.
Improve: Improve the loading of Critical CSS files. It will loads faster than before when you using our optimize speed modules. Please update the theme & update the plugin “Penci Shortcodes & Performance” to the latest version to get it.
Feature Added: We have separated the option that allows you to disable lazyload iframe only in case you don’t want to lazyload iframe. Check options for it via Customize > Speed Optimization > General & Lazyload.
Feature Added: Option to disable lazyload specificts images/iframes based on classes or a part from the URL. Check options for it via Customize > Speed Optimization > General & Lazyload.
Update Soledad Version 8.1.1
Feature Added:5 new great demos:
Please update the theme to the latest version & the plugin “Penci Soledad Demo Importer” to get those demos.
We’ve added those demo templates to our Template Cloud Library – so you can find them inside the Template Cloud Library also. There blocks from those demos will be added to our Template Cloud Library soon.
Improve: We’ve added the cached for critical files for similar posts/pages to make it faster to load when you use our optimised speed modules. We’ve improved the loading time of lazy load images to make them load faster. Please update the plugin “Penci Shortcodes & Performance” to the latest version.
Improve: Some minor issues.
Improve: We continue to optimize speed in this version. Reduce some resource doesn’t needed. Please update the theme & plugin “Penci Shortcodes & Performance” to get it.
Improve: New option from Speed Optimization – delay google fonts to loads. It can helps you reduce more the FCP & FID values from Core Web Vitals.
Feature Added: Custom Width for Container 1170px and 1400px. Default container width of 1170px is 1170px, same as container 1400px. Now you can adjust it as the way you want via Customize > General > General Settings. You also can change it for single post pages only via Customize > Single Posts > General.
Feature Added: Option to fixed sidebar width in pixel via Customize > Sidebar > General. It can helps in case you’re using the ads on the sidebar and don’t want responsive reduce the width of the sidebar.
Improve: AMP issues with the latest version of Yoast SEO – Please update the AMP plugin to version 4.6 to get it.
Improve: Some issues with Customizer loading are not correct return preview on static homepage.