LightSpeed is proud to announce that LSX, our WordPress theme, is now updated to version 1.3.0 and is available on GitHub and WordPress. Read on to learn about the new features and improvements that you’ll find in this update.
We’ve added in UI support for various post formats, using icons and other style factors to clarify whether a post is audio, video, image, link, quote, aside (like a post excerpt) or standard.
Blog template styling
We’ve taken a leaf out of Automattic’s book in their approach to blog themes and layout, having reworked the frontend layout for single, archive and author templates, keeping new customizer options in mind all the while, such as including a sidebar or having a full-width page.
Colour scheme updates
We’ve updated the colour scheme stylesheets to ensure that all elements of LSX sites are visually consistent and as attractive as possible.
New customizer options
We’ve added in an option into the customizer for a fixed header, which causes the primary nav bar and site logo to be fixed to the top of the page while the user scrolls further down a page.
The new fixed header also has a resize-on-scroll feature to keep the header from taking up too much space while fixed.
Some strings were missing translation encapsulation and this has now been addressed – sites built with LSX will now have all their content translated correctly.
BuddyPress is a service that allows you to create a social platform that operates off your WordPress site, with features like member profiles, activity streams, user groups, messaging, and much more. LSX 1.3.0 now includes support for BuddyPress pages (Currently restricted to single column layouts, with improvements and further styling planned for future releases)
Under the hood
We’ve improved the responsive CSS of all of our templates and renamed all our scripts with a new LSX standard, prefixing the strings with lsx for intuitive understanding of developers.