It has been one year since the official release of OceanWP, the theme have more than 70,000 downloads and 10,000 users. To thank you for your support, I worked hard for this new update to offer you more possibilities and control.
OceanWP has now passed another level thanks to you. Below, the most important new features and improvements but first of all:
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New Header Style
A new header style is available, named Vertical with several options to give you total control.
Two options to choose a template created via Theme Panel > My Library are available, the first is to replace all the contents of the header, the second to add content only to the end of the header.
You can put the header transparent if you use the Ocean Sticky Header extension, close it by default, control the width, the padding, the styling and many other things.
In responsive, the header is closed so that your site look good on any devices.
Both Sidebars Layout
As requested by users, you can now display two sidebars.
You can control the content and sidebars width and the style, Sidebar / Sidebar / Content, Sidebar / Content / Sidebar and Content / Sidebar / Sidebar.
White Label Extension
You can with the White Label extension add your own branding name instead of OceanWP for the admin pages as the OceanWP Settings metabox and change the theme name, author, author url, description and screenshot in Appearance > Themes. You can also hide the White Label box in Theme Panel so that your clients will not seen it.
Improvement of the Center Header Style
As announced in the Facebook Group, if you use the Center header style, you will need to do some steps because this style has been improved.
The old method was to automatically add the logo to the middle of your menu, the problem with this method is that often the logo was not centered because you had more menu items on one side than the other. With this new method, your logo will always be centered regardless of the number of menu items in your navigation, the only thing you have to do if you already use this header style, is to create a new menu and to select it in the Left Menu field in Header > General. You can also display your menus in three different ways:
Header Style Per Page/Post
Many new options has been added in the OceanWP Settings metabox, you can now select your header style per page/post, choose a different logo and sticky logo, change the header colors and many more.
New logo field to add a different logo in tablet and mobile. You can also choose the media query where you want to display this logo. For example if you want to display it only on mobile, you just need to choose From 480px.
A new option named Footer Parallax is added in the Footer Widgets section of the customizer to add a nice parallax effect to the footer when you are at the end of your site.
A new checkbox field to put the Full Screen, Center and Medium header styles transparent.
New Select Template field to replace the social icons in the principal menu with a template created with your page builder.
New fields in WooCommerce > Advanced Styling to control the background, color, border color, border width and border radius of the Add to Cart button of the shop page and for the typography in Typography > WooCommerce Product Add To Cart.
New Width and Height fields in the Blog Entries section of the customizer to crop your featured images on the fly, that mean the sizes are not stored in your disk space to not weigh down it.
Do not have the yet?
To celebrate the first year of OceanWP, a discount is available for the Core Extensions Bundle, but hurry, it will end soon!
Tell me in the comments what you think about this new big update and what you would like to see incorporated in OceanWP in the future.