With the launch of TP-Primo looming on the horizon, I wanted to give everyone a brief overview of what to expect from future releases of TP-Primo.
Now, once TP-Primo is made available and the first 50 people make the purchase, I wanted to remind everyone that those 50 users will never have to pay for anything related to TP Primo. I call it a “Lifetime Access Pass” where you never pay for updates and always have a access to the support forums. This is my way of saying Thank You for jumping in and going on a journey with me. I spoke about this in my last post “Minimum Viable Product TP-Primo Prepping for Launch“.
With that being said, let’s take a brief look at TP-Primo.
What to expect with TP-Primo 1.0.0
Version 1.0.0 of TP-Primo will have the bare minimum of options, however these options are essential to the everyday use of the plugin.
One of the main areas you will see when you activate TP-Primo is the “TotalPress Hooks” area.
This area gives you the ability to add php or html to various areas of the theme called Hooks. Right now there are 20 main hook areas. The default “wp_header” and “wp_footer” are included within this option area but do not count as hooked areas. In total there are 22 hook areas that you can use when building out your site.
When you install and activate TP-Primo, additional option areas are added. For instance you can adjust the padding and margin of widgets in all the sidebars, change the font family for a particular area, and change any and all colors for a given area.
Another option that is added is in the footer. You will be able to change the default copyright text right there in the customizer itself as shown below:
Post and Page Metabox Options
In addition to the Customizer options that are added when TP-Primo is activated, metaboxes in the post/page editors are moved from the right hand side and grouped together in a tabbed metabox called Post/Page Options. The new tabbed metabox is relocated just below the editor:
I know I’ve covered this before but it never hurts to keep pointing out how cool this is going to be. You also get a few more options in the metaboxes as well.
The Roadmap of Future Updates for TP-Primo
With version 1.0.0 of TP-Primo the end user gets the bare minimum in order for the plugin to work properly. This will allow early adopters to test and participate with future development. Users can add their voice and vote for (or suggest) new features within the “Feature Request” section of the forums. This also allows me to work on each new feature in the roadmap to ensure that each additional option is built properly and works without issue.
A few Ideas
Here are a few features I have planned for the future (this may change and will probably not happen in this order):
- Blog Layouts – A few different layouts for the blog section of a website
- Better Header Integration – User will have the ability to upload a background image for the header, will also be able to select the placement of the logo either to the left, right, top or bottom of the site title and site description. Also integration with Elementor
- Different Navigation menus – Specifically the Off-Canvas menu as well as the sticky menu
- Page Headers – the ability to set a post or page featured image as a page header
- Elementor Blocks – adding Foundation Building Blocks into the theme and making possible for the user to drag and drop a building block into their theme layout.
- Media Query Sections – I want to add media query sections where the user can fine tune their layout on mobile devices.
Keep in mind these are only a few. I am not a person who likes to make lists. Some of the ideas I’ve had, have not been written down and forgotten. I would love to hear any ideas that you may have for things that you have always wanted to see in a theme or a plugin.
I also wanted to mention that I have created a child theme for TotalPress called “ChildPress”.
ChildPress is nothing fancy, it’s just a very simple child theme with a functions.php file, a style.css file as well as a screenshot image. The functions.php file contains a filter that allows you to change the default footer text of TotalPress without having to write your own filter.
I may offer this before the launch of TP-Primo and I will let you all know if that happens.
So there you have it, a little something to let you know what I have in mind and what to possibly expect. It’s kind of nerve wracking but exciting at the same time. So if you have any comments or thoughts, please feel free to chime in. I’d love to hear what you think.