I know it has been a while since I last updated WP-Forge, over 2 months ago as a matter of fact, and I do apologize. My father-in-law was in an automobile accident on his way to work, which lead to the loss of part of his left arm and other serious injuries. Sadly, he passed away on Sept. 30th. Needless to say, the past few months has been very hectic and depressing around the house, especially for my wife. During this time, I took on a major support role for her so she could drive the 45min trip everyday to see him and be there. This of course left me with very little time, if any on most days, to actually sit down and apply the changes I had planned.
Initially, I wanted to just release the update, but as I sat and thought about them, I came to the conclusion that it would be better to have her tested first and any bugs squashed before I issued a public release. There are a lot of changes in this update. Basically I rewrote the customizer section from the ground up as this is where the vast majority of changes occurred.
This is a screen shot of what the customizer looks like now:
I will be creating a thread in the support forums to go over the specifics of what was added in this beta version. I would also like to have any and all feedback or bugs posted to that particular forum. If you are not a member of the forums, you will need to join before you are able to post. Also please keep in mind that if you have not posted anything in the forums, your first topic or reply is moderated. After that initial moderation you will be able to post without moderation.
There is one update that didn’t make it into this version and that was the ability to use the Off-Canvas menu as a main menu. I tested it out, and it works beautifully, I just need to make sure that everything works the way its supposed. I also will have to take into account that this could add another section to the customizer for the changing of colors and so on. So I decided that I would make this the focus of the next update.
So if you would like to test 5.4.6 beta
please leave a comment below and I will email you the zip file. you can download below. Keep in mind however, DO NOT INSTALL ON A LIVE SITE. Make sure you test on a demo server somewhere. So that’s it, if your ready, let’s have some fun 😉
*Beta testing is over