We’re very excited to say that fluid wrappers are finally back!
Headway 3.5 has been a very long-awaited release, but it has been well worth the wait. To show you what’s in 3.5, I thought I’d try something new for a release video. You can watch that right below or you can skip over it and get a much more detailed description of the features below.
The biggest change in Headway 3.5 is the addition of wrappers and wrappers options. Previously, each customized layout had only one wrapper for placing your blocks. Now, you can add as many wrappers to a layout as you want.
Each wrapper has settings for its type of width (fixed or fluid) and its grid (columns and gutters). As a result, different sections of your webpages can behave differently when it comes to fluidity. Wrappers can also be styled differently in Design Mode to create visually distinct sections of your webpages.
To learn more about the wrapper functionality, visit our release article in our documentation.
In Design Mode, sliders have a new “Slider Viewport” element in the options panel for styling the overall presentation of the images. The style attributes include rounded corners.
A Headway release would not be a release without improving existing features!
Blocks and Block Options
In Grid Mode, icons no longer appear when you mouse over blocks. The icons have been replaced by a right-click menu. Right-click anywhere in a block to open the menu and open the block options, change the block’s type, or delete the block.
Because each wrapper can have its own settings for the number of columns and column and gutter widths, grid options for columns and gutters are now defaults for newly added wrappers.
Design Mode Options Panel
A yellow bullet now appears next to elements that have been customized. A faded orange dot appears next to properties with customizations, and if you reset a property (set it to inherit), a purple dot appears instead. These markers show you where you have made changes from Headway Base.
In the Instances drop down, a “Customized” label appears next to instances that you have customized styles for.
We hope you will enjoy Headway 3.5 just as much as we have enjoyed building it!
Headway 3.5 is free with an active license. You may update and gain instant access to these new features!
Has your license expired? You may renew your license by logging into the Members’ Dashboard and clicking the “Renew” button beside your license.
Please remember to backup before updating your site. If you’re looking for a great, reliable solution for backups, we highly recommend BackupBuddy.
As always, the update is available via the automatic updater in the WordPress Admin panel. Or, if you wish, you can upgrade by downloading the latest Headway release from the Members’ Dashboard and uploading it via FTP or the WordPress theme updater.