This is the first major update to OceanWP since the theme was launched. Many things have been improved and added to this version to make it even more flexible and user friendly. Many extensions have also been updated, all the big new features of the theme and plugins are explained in this post.
New Menu Icons Selection
A new icon selection system for your menus has been set up that shows you all available icons as well as several options such as hiding text to display only the icon, control size, position (before/after/below) and alignment.
This new system is not my creation but comes from the Menu Icons plugin.
Why did I directly integrate this plugin into Ocean Extra?
Because I wanted this new icons selection system to be fully compatible with OceanWP, I also added and would add new features in the future.
Read this article in the documentation to learn more.
Create Amazing Mega Menus
A new menu field “Elementor Template” is present in your admin menu items to allow you to add an Elementor template in your mega menu.
Leave room to your imagination to create incredible mega menus.
Customize your 404 Error Page
A new select field is added to allow you to choose an elementor template or a page if you use another page builder, to replace the 404 error page content by what you want to display.
This new option is in General Options > General Settings of the customizer.
What new for the Mobile Menu?
Many new features have been added in the customizer’s Mobile Menu section to give you more control.
Here is the list of new options available:
– New checkbox field to show/hide the mobile menu opening button text.
– New text field to add your own text for the mobile menu opening button.
– New text field to add your own icon class for the mobile menu opening button.
– New checkbox field to show/hide the mobile menu close button.
– New switch field to allow you to open your dropdowns with the parent link.
– New text field to add your own text for the mobile menu close button.
– New text field to add your own icon class for the mobile menu close button.
I plan to include new mobile menu styles in a future version of the theme.
What new for WooCommerce?
I have also added new settings for this eCommerce plugin:
– New slider control for the WooCommerce archives columns field, now you can add a custom column number for tablet and mobile.
– New checkbox field to hide the menu cart if empty.
– New control to select a different cart icon.
– New slider control to allow you to add your own cart icon size, even for the responsive.
– New width field to control the cart dropdown width.
New shortcodes are available, to display the total amount of your cart. the total items number of your cart and the amount left to get free shipping.
Its shortcodes were mainly designed for the new premium extension for WooCommerce that will be soon released.
Small Thing You Need to Do
In the new version of Ocean Extra, I improved the code and style of the Theme Panel, the old code caused a small bug. If you have disabled sections of the customizer via this panel, you just have to do it again.
You will never have to redo this manipulation, the code is perfect now, I promise 🙂
What More Quickly
A new Shortcodes tab is present in the OceanWP Settings metabox, this new tab will allow you to add shortcodes in different parts of your page/post as before/after the top bar, the header, the page header, the footer and so on.
The breadcrumbs is now available for the Background Image style of the page header. A new section in the metabox has also been added to allow you to modify the style of the breadcrumbs by page/post.
For the Ocean Sticky Header extension, two new options have been added in the customizer to allow you to add a different logo when scrolling.
A new premium extension for WooCommerce will be released in a few days, this extension will allow you to display a popup when a customer will clicks the Add To Cart button on a product. You will be able to edit the entire popup and even put an Elementor template (or a page if you use another page builder) to replace the content.
I will also continue to add and improve the theme features and extensions.
I did not do everything I wanted for this version like creating new templates because I focused on the development but do not worry, new templates will soon be added.
Tell me in the comments what you think about this new version and subscribe to the newsletter to stay connected!