Yesterday, I dropped version 1.2.1 of the Exhale WordPress theme. It’s a patch release primarily with bug fixes and Gutenberg version 5.8 support.
I’m a bit behind on this announcement post. The last couple of weeks finally caught up to me, in which I’ve had several projects online and offline running. I need to tell myself to slow down sometimes, but I really wanted to get this release out before the end of the week and have a fresh start Monday on the next project in line.
But, you’re here to read about the update, right?
What’s new in 1.2.1?
This release was all about the bug fixes. I wanted to smooth out a few rough edges.
In this version, I made sure the theme was ready to take on the latest version of Gutenberg. For theme compatibility, this was mainly making sure that the new Heading block text color option was working in various scenarios. I had one minor thing to fix with that, but it’s good to go.
I also added the Manuscript child theme to the Appearance > Exhale Settings > Themes page in the admin.
There were a handful of minor bugs that I corrected in this release:
- Margins on archive pages now work, so the text is not against the edge of the screen.
- Corrected the left/right margins for the Paragraph blocks with a background.
- Set the post title input area to the correct width in the block editor.
- Reset pagination link background color on hover/focus to the appropriate color.
I made some markup changes on couple of views. This should not negatively impact anyone’s site unless you were writing custom CSS specifically for these things. They’re almost not worth mentioning, but I wanted to be thorough in the off-chance that someone has made changes.
I moved all media output (image, video, audio) to within the entry content area on attachment views. This is so that margins work correctly. Each media item also has a
On archive pages, I also reconfigured the entry list to have a wrapper
<div> and renamed some of the classes (these were unstyled by default). New archive page entry list markup now looks like the following, which should make it more flexible.
<div class="entry-list"> <ul class="entry-list__items"> <li class="entry-list__item"></li> </ul> </div>
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