Version History

4.0.7 - 3 December 2021

  • Thumbnail Grid Category and Tag Filter on mobile phones will now be scrollable on x axis instead of stacking on top of one another.
  • Gridder: Thumbnail Grid Element: Tag Filter Tags can now be reordered and shown/hidden
  • Gridder: Thumbnail Grid Element: Tag Filter can now show Projects of Tag "AND" Tag or Tag "OR" Tag
  • Fixed something for qTranslateXT integration which could cause the language switcher to not update links
  • Gridder: Project Index element now has settings for filter color and filter hover color
  • Gridder: Project Index element now has better looking and working new color pickers

4.0.5 - 26 November 2021

  • New element "Social Media Icons"! Linkable Social Media icons for your footer for example. Add it to the Gridder with "+More" → "+Social Media Icons"
  • Some Project Index Element fixes, also update the Imagehover Addon if you use it in combination with the Project Index Element

4.0.4 - 16 November 2021

  • Fixed Compatibility with PHP 8
  • Fixed an error with element positioning when using pixels as frame left right measuring unit in "Lay Options" → "Gridder Defaults"

4.0.3 - 15 November 2021

  • New element "Project Index"! Add it to the Gridder with "+More" → "+Project Index"
  • Update your Imagehover Addon to use it with the Project Index element

4.0.0 - 28 October 2021

3.9.9 - 25 October 2021

  • Projects can now be previewed and saved as draft
  • Changed Gridder styles so texts overlap images in a browser height row and column gutter indicators will now still show up when a row background image was set
  • WooCommerce Category and Tag Pages now show their respective product thumbnails
  • Fixed "Shop" page menu point not showing active state
  • Fixed a bug with thumbnail grids when multiple thumbnail grids exist on a page and one has a filter and the other one does not
  • "Show Guides" setting for Gridder is now set permanently everytime you change it. Meaning for example when you refresh the page, it will still be turned off.
  • Product Thumbnails will now show a "Out of stock" text when the product is sold out
  • Removed some unnecessary WooCommerce css files

3.9.8 - 23 October 2021

  • Customizer: Submenus can now have background colors. Go to "Customize" → "Menu Style" → "Submenus"
  • Gridder: Element Spaces and Offsets can now be set in pixel too. (When you right click an Element in the Gridder you can set offsets and spaces). Go to "Lay Options" → "Gridder Defaults", scroll down and set "Spaces in" and "Offsets in" to pixel.

3.9.7 - 20 October 2021

  • Gridder: You can now set two background images per row and change the brightness of a background image. Just right click on a row, then set a background image, right click again and set another one or change the brightness/opacity.
  • Please update the Carousel Addon for the following updates to work:
  • Carousels that are transition "Sliding" and have activated "Show multiple slides" and have a fixed height now have a new option: "Show Captions under Slides"
  • A Carousel's next/previous buttons can now be positioned outside of the carousel. Go to "Lay Options" → "Carousel Addon" and activate "Place Buttons outside of Carousel"

3.9.5 - 16 October 2021

  • Fixed an issue with html element positioning in "browser height" rows. For this fix to work, you need to reposition the html elements in the Gridder and then click "update".

3.9.4 - 16 October 2021

  • Submenu support for desktop and mobile menus! Create a submenu by drag and dropping menupoints in "Appearances" → "Menus".
  • Customizer: Added Submenu settings in "Customizer" → "Menu Style" → "Submenus"
  • Fixed position of mobile menu burger icon type "new"

3.9.3 - 11 October 2021

  • "Down Arrows" for Covers. In case you activated the Cover Feature in "Lay Options" → "Activate Cover Feature" you can now set an arrow icon for Covers in "Lay Options" → "Cover Options".
  • Gridder: In a row that is browserheight, you can now place texts underneath a stack element too. And you can also place html elements anywhere inside of a browserheight row.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gridder would not appear if a plugin is activated that enqueues React

3.9.2 - 22 September 2021

  • Compatibility with new Carousel Addon Update (Carousels can now have YouTube/Vimeo videos)
  • Please update both Lay Theme and the Carousel Addon

3.9.1 - 19 September 2021

  • Tags now show up underneath Project Thumbnails
  • Customizer: Added "Project Tags" section in: Customize → Project Thumbnails → Project Tags
  • When editing Tags you can change their order to change the order of tags underneath Project Thumbnails
  • Tags, Categories and Project Descriptions are now searchable in Search Overlay
  • Please hit "Save" when editing a Project to make tags and new search features work
  • Polylang's Language Switcher URLS are now updated when navigating through pages even when "Disable Ajax / Compatibility Mode" is off

3.9.0 - 13 September 2021

  • Support for Variable Fonts. Upload a variable font as a .ttf in "Lay Options" → "Webfonts". Now in "Textformats" choose that font for a Format and use the variable font sliders!
  • Fixed an issue with the X close icon for Search
  • Fixed an issue where links in texts to translated Pages can break that textlink when using qTranslateX

3.8.8 - 10 September 2021

  • Fixed issue where Gridder does not show up on some websites when WooCommerce Payments plugin is installed
  • Redesigned Search Overlay
  • Customizer: Added section to customize Search Overlay
  • Fixed an issue where the mobile menu bar would not be positioned correctly when a WooCommerce store notice was active and the desktop menu's position was bottom
  • Fixed an issue where Borlabs Cookie Plugin unblock button for blocked content would not work

3.8.7 - 7 September 2021

  • Compatibility with new carousel update

3.8.6 - 1 September 2021

  • Fixed thumbnailgrid filter order and visibility settings not being saved
  • Fixed thumbnailgrid filter not showing up if no textformat was set in customizer
  • Fixed two different menu points being activated
  • Fixed password prompt showing up twice on password protected pages when WooCommerce is activated. At least for normal pages.
  • Footer will now show up on single product pages too.
  • Changed scroll to top behavior to prevent a cut-off bug
  • Changed a WooCommerce template version number to prevent outdated template warning

3.8.5 - 11 June 2021

  • Compatibility with latest qTranslate-XT version
  • Fixed inversed default order of projects in thumbnailgrid
  • WooCommerce: Fixed default variation not set on product page
  • WooCommerce: Fixed text overflow for variations dropdown
  • WooCommerce: Fixed Shop page active menu point not working
  • Gridder: Fixed elements getting deleted if hitting the backspace button when a modal is opened
  • Lay Options: Fixed image alt tags option not working

3.8.4 - 14 May 2021

  • Fixed Gridder positioning bug when changing top frame value
  • Changed bug where carousel circles would not disappear on Single Product Page when resizing from mobile version to desktop version

3.8.3 - 14 May 2021

  • After WooCommerce support the sample page text started to show up. With this update, you'll be able to remove the text when you edit it in Pages in "wp-admin"
  • Gridder: Improved Drag and Drop. Now you can drag and drop multiple selected elements
  • Gridder: When creating a custom phone layout you can now disable syncing between elements by default
  • Gridder: When you have a custom phone layout and you delete an element that is synced, now there's a warning and you can choose if the element will be deleted for the other layout too.
  • Fixed product thumbnail titles not showing up in custom phone layout Gridder

3.8.2 - 1 May 2021

  • In "Lay Options" → "Gridder Defaults" Frame Left, Right can be set in px and Custom Phone Layout Frame Left, Right, Rowgutter, Frame Top and Frame Bottom can be set in px too.
  • Fixed Link in Text style in Texteditor
  • Changed Labelstyle for Checkout so label is still visible when textfield is filled

3.8.1 - 29 April 2021

  • Improved Colorpicker for Textformats
  • Background Color that is set in Customize will now be shown as Gridder background
  • Fixed Gridder numbers like Frame, Row Gutter, Column Gutter not deletable. The number would always go to 0.
  • Fixed an issue with the last update that made textformats not show up in Texteditor
  • Fixed outdated WooCommerce template issue

3.8.0 - 28 April 2021

  • Fix for textformats not appearing correctly in texteditor
  • When you update the imagehover addon and activate it, now when you edit a thumbnailgrid you can choose the option "Use Hover Image". This will hide the thumbnail images and will just show project titles that show the project thumbnail on hover.

3.7.9 - 22 April 2021

  • Fix for single product layout when carousel addon is active
  • Fix for layout not showing up if only background images/videos are in it
  • Fix for horizontal fullscreen slider navigation not visible when store notice is active

3.7.8 - 20 April 2021

  • Fix for background video
  • Fix for single product layout
  • New single product layout type: Carousel

3.7.7 - 14 April 2021

  • Fix for Sample Page Content showing up
  • Fix for texteditor stripping JavaScript onclick handlers that were added using tinymce code editor

3.7.5 - 12 April 2021

  • Customizer Fix

3.7.4 - 12 April 2021

3.7.0 - 6 February 2021

  • Site-wide background video now setable in "Customize" → "Background" and "Customize" → "Mobile" → "Background"
  • Fixed mobile menu not opening correctly while website is still loading on smartphones

3.7.3 - 13 February 2021

  • When using the Fullscreen Slider Addon and going back using the browser's back button, you will now arrive at the previous slide instead of at the top. Only works if "Lay Options" → "Disable Ajax / Compatibility Mode" is not active.

3.7.0 - 6 February 2021

  • Site-wide background video now setable in "Customize" → "Background" and "Customize" → "Mobile" → "Background"
  • Fixed mobile menu not opening correctly while website is still loading on smartphones

3.6.9 - 22 January 2021

  • More fixes for fullscreen slider heights on mobile and 100vh carousel heights on mobile

3.6.5 - 13 January 2021

  • Reverted back to the old way elements in fullscreen slider slides are positioned when the containing row was not set to "use browser height".

3.6.4 - 11 January 2021

  • Fixed YouTube videos not addable anymore. There seems to be an issue with the service I used for getting YouTube video details.

3.6.3 - 11 January 2021

  • Thumbnailgrid Category filters can now be shown/hidden
  • Fixed duplicate thumbnailgrid filter bug
  • Horizontal Lines now animate in too when using "on scroll element transitions"
  • Fixed an issue with scroll positions

3.6.1 - 7 January 2021

  • Fixed slide heights for fullscreen slider for iPhones and iPads. You need to update both Lay Theme and Fullscreen Slider Addon, otherwise your Fullscreen Slider Addon won't work.
  • Category filters for Thumbnailgrids! When editing a thumbnailgrid, check "Show Filter"
  • Fixed admin color not changeable

3.5.9 - 10 December 2020

  • Fixed a bug for Gridder Stack Elements in Custom Phone Layout.

3.5.8 - 7 December 2020

  • Fixed a bug for firefox.

3.5.7 - 30 November 2020

  • Minor changes to prevent a bug from happening where browser-height carousels would not show up when inside a fullscreen slider page on phone. Please also update your carousel and fullscreen slider addon to fix this bug.

3.5.6 - 26 November 2020

  • Please update both your Carousel Addon and Lay Theme
  • Fixed an issue with Textformats that caused the Default Format to overwrite other formats if you have rearranged the Default Format to be at the bottom for the Formats list.
  • Introduced a HTML5 video button: Unmute/Mute! When you edit a HTML5 video in the Gridder and you set your video to autoplay you can now activate the unmute button! This way you're also able to have video with sound in a Carousel now.
  • Added an affiliate link notice.

3.5.5 - 18 November 2020

  • Customizer: Fixed Project Description and Project Title positions not displayed correctly while changing them in Customizer.
  • Customizer: Fixed Project Description "above" not working
  • Customizer: Added Project Description "Space Bottom" setting
  • Fixed browser cutting off content when doing anchor scroll in some cases
  • A user who has hundreds of projects found a performance-issue in the PHP code that I think I fixed now.
    If you have a large amount of projects this could have lead to slow loading of your website.

3.5.4 - 9 November 2020

  • Mobile Menu: When using Style 2 or Style 3 and the option "Menu is fixed" is turned off, now the actual menu that opens up when clicking the burger will still be fixed.
    This prevents an issue where you could scroll out of bounds with "Style 2" and it makes more sense for these full-screen type of menu styles.

3.5.3 - 2 November 2020

  • Elements in the Gridder can now be selected by using a selectbox. Just like when you select files in Mac Finder or Windows Explorer.
  • Removed Link Buttons from Project Description Textfields
  • Added "Lay Options" → "Meta" → "Add to Image Alt Tag". There you can add a text that will be added to all images' alt tags.
  • Fixed positioning for texts in covers on phone

3.4.8 - 10 September 2020

  • Headline Textformats can now be H1, H2, H3, H4 or H5.
  • Now a Textformat Type can be changed!
  • Now Textformats are collapsable / expandable and can be reordered

3.4.7 - 7 September 2020

  • Fixed buggy widths of elements in Custom Phone Layout Gridder when changing Gridder Defaults
  • Another anchorscroll fix

3.4.6 - 4 September 2020

  • Another anchorscroll fix

3.4.5 - 2 September 2020

  • Fixed anchorscroll for anchors in menus

3.4.2 - 25 August 2020

  • Fixed an issue when both fullscreen slider an cover feature are activated. These two are incompatible anyway, but activating them at the same time caused a bug for the mobile version.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases a background video would overlap a text in a stack.

3.4.1 - 14 August 2020

3.4.0 - 5 August 2020

  • Fixed an anchorscroll issue

3.3.9 - 24 July 2020

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with PHP 7.4

3.3.8 - 18 July 2020

  • Anchorscrolls now work too for pages that have Fullscreen Slider Addon active
  • Fixed Gridder Thumbnail Modal not showing up if an image misses width or height information
  • Fixed Grid not displaying / malformed grid CSS if your server is configured to use commas instead of dots for floats

3.3.7 - 10 July 2020

  • Fixed changed external image links
  • Fixed HTML5 background videos not loading for fullscreen slider pages when lazy loading is active
  • Fixed 100vh / browser height carousels not showing up when inside a fullscreen slider

3.3.4 - 18 June 2020

  • Fixed heights of "Browser Height Rows" for Phones and Tablets for Safari and Chrome. Also fixed heights of "Browser Height Rows" when using Fullscreen Slider for Phones and Tablets.
  • Anchorscrolling now scrolls to a position that is better suited for when you have a menubar.
  • New options: Lay Options → "Anchorscroll Space Top for Desktop" and "Anchorscroll Space Top for Phone".
    ( You click on an anchor that is linked to #hey. The page scrolls to an element with id="hey".
    The offset here is the space between your top browser edge and that div. )

3.3.5 - 25 June 2020

  • Fixed pages not scrollable on Safari 10 and earlier versions when "sticky footer" is active

3.3.4 - 18 June 2020

  • Fixed heights of "Browser Height Rows" for Phones and Tablets for Safari and Chrome. Also fixed heights of "Browser Height Rows" when using Fullscreen Slider for Phones and Tablets.
  • Anchorscrolling now scrolls to a position that is better suited for when you have a menubar.
  • New options: Lay Options → "Anchorscroll Space Top for Desktop" and "Anchorscroll Space Top for Phone".
    ( You click on an anchor that is linked to #hey. The page scrolls to an element with id="hey".
    The offset here is the space between your top browser edge and that div. )

3.3.3 - 12 June 2020

  • Fixed HTML5 Video Lazy loading for when your page has a footer

3.3.2 - 10 June 2020

  • New Feature: Blurry Menu Bars! Make your menu bars blurry in "Customize" → "Menu Bar" → "make Blurry" or for Phones in "Customize" → "Mobile (Smartphone)" → "Mobile Menu Bar" → "make Blurry"
  • Fixed "Links in Texts" style was not applied to links in Carousel captions
  • Fixed Ctrl Click on touchpad ( rightclick ) not working in Gridder on Safari

3.3.1 - 8 June 2020

  • Loading HTML5 videos differently now. This prevents loading of HTML5 videos that are in a custom phone layout when the user is on a desktop layout and the other way around. Also, HTML5 Videos are lazy loaded now if you have "Lay Options" → "Lazy Loading" activated.
  • Fixed "Edit Lightbox Caption" and "Set Lightbox off" buttons not showing up in the gridder when custom phone layout is being edited
  • Fixed a bug where a project arrow would disappear behind a HTML5 video on iOS Safari

3.3.0 - 27 May 2020

  • Fixed Thumbnail mouseover behaviour for touch devices not working again
  • Some modifications to make upcoming Imagehover Addon work better

3.2.8 - 13 May 2020

  • Fixed Thumbnail mouseover behaviour for touch devices not working
  • New option "Lay Options" → "Disable Ajax". You might need this when using a plugin like Polylang so your language switcher updates its URL in your menu

3.2.8 - 13 May 2020

  • Fixed Anchorscroll and "On scroll element transitions" incompatibility
  • Fixed wrong "touchdevice" bodyclass
  • Fixed a rare bug where images would not load in high quality
  • Compatibility with upcoming "Imagehover" addon
  • Added a more prominent notification about people needing to disable their key before deleting their website

3.2.6 - 1 May 2020

  • Fixed Anchorscroll not working in some cases
  • Fixed background color not fading in smoothly when navigating from page to page
  • Fixed position of Gridder Contextmenus when they are opened at the right edge of the browser.
  • Fixed Row Background Links and Image Links not working when WordPress was installed in a subdirectory
  • Fixed an issue with Thumbnails and Video Thumbnails and Mouseover Images
  • Added a notification about Yoast SEO plugin that explains how to make it work for your Frontpage. (Notification is in "Plugins")
  • Fixed empty paragraph in beginning of Project Description when using qTranslateX
  • Fixed missing category-* classes in body, where * is category id

3.2.4 - 28 April 2020

  • Sorry I forgot to publish the update that fixes Elementgrid and Thumbnailgrid. This is it.

3.2.2 - 24 April 2020

  • Fixed another issue where elementgrids or thumbnailgrids wouldn't render correctly.
  • Fixed alignment issue of elements inside browser height rows
  • Fixed another anchorscroll issue
  • Fixed an issue with page not working when there is no content like when you did a fresh installation
  • Fixed order of CSS again, because there was a problem with Project Title styling

3.1.7 - 22 April 2020

  • Fixed Elementgrid and Thumbnailgrid not working in Footer
  • Fixed Webfonts that were inserted using a really old lay theme version not loading when switching between https and http
  • Fixed images not appearing in Gridder in some cases
  • Changed newpageshown event because someone said the DOM wasn't ready when the event was fired
  • Had to put frontend style css back in head to prevent flash of unstyled content that is grid content
  • Fixed some footer CSS issues for phone
  • Fixed anchorscroll not working if id of a target exists in Custom Phone Layout and in desktop layout

3.1.3 - 21 April 2020

  • Fixed alignment issues in Cover on Phone
  • Fixed Space Top Settings for Menu and Custom Burger when Mobile Menu bar is hidden
  • Fixed background images not loading correct size when image loading is set to instant
  • Fixed an issue where website wouldn't work properly if using window.on('newpageshown') in head

3.0.9 - 20 April 2020

  • A few fixes for HTML5 Videos on Firefox. Please update your Carousel and Fullscreen Slider Addons too
  • Fixed HTML5 Videos not showing up on some websites
  • Fixed individual Footers not working
  • Fixed countable error
  • Fixed fatal error when HTML5 video custom play cursor was set
  • Fixed Phone Layout not loading in some cases when Custom Phone Layout option is disabled
  • Fixed Offsets not working
  • Fixed Elementgrid and Thumbnailgrid not working properly if they have a duplicate in Custom Phone Layout
  • Fixed mobile spaces not set correctly
  • Fixed row gutters not using gridder default row gutter measuring unit
  • Fixed Intro Video not showing up
  • Moved Custom Desktop and Custom Mobile CSS to be after Lay Theme's CSS so it overwrite Lay Theme's CSS. Use !important for your CSS if your CSS still does not work properly.
  • Fixed pages that have shortcodes not loading
  • Fixed issues when you had project arrows activated and used project thumbnails for project arrows
  • Fixed an error when a project is password protected and project arrows are activated
  • Fixed another error when individual footers are activated
  • Fixed an issue when a html5 video is inside a cover

3.0.0 - 18 April 2020

  • New Frontend! We redeveloped the whole frontend part of Lay Theme and it is now a PHP frontend. This gives us much improved loading times and better plugin compatibility. Everything should still look the same though.
  • 1 to 2 seconds faster initial loading times
  • Please update Lay Theme and all Plugins for this to work!
  • Redesigned Gridder Context Menus
  • Improved Image loading behaviour. Now in-view images are loaded first before the ones below are loaded.
  • Carousel: When your carousel has autoplay activated, there is a new option to disable clicking/dragging the carousel. This will disable any carousel navigation and hide the carousel's controls like dots, mouse cursors and arrows.
  • Carousel: Lazy loading images now works properly again
  • Carousel: Fixed not being able to have an external image link
  • Fullscreen Slider Addon: Removed Autoplay for Vimeo and YouTube videos as this did not work properly anymore and was not fixable.
  • Fullscreen Slider is not active by default any more for projects once you activate the Plugin as this confused many users.
  • In Customize → Mobile (Smartphone) → Mobile Spaces - you now have new Settings for setting the Footer's Space Top and Space Bottom. I removed the option for "Space between Content and Footer" because this did not give you the ability to have Space Top in a Footer but it just gave bottom space to the main content. This new option is especially useful if your footer has a different background color.
  • Fixed controls always visible on HTML5 videos that autoplay on iOS
  • Improved some icons in the Gridder
  • Fixed some issues with category Id's not being set correctly causing a page to not show up
  • HTML5 Videos now fade in once they have loaded instead of just appearing
  • Fixed Row Background Images not loading correct size.
  • Removed Instagram Embed JS because it is no longer needed for showing Instagram Embeds.

2.9.9 - 8 March 2020

  • Fixed images wider than 2560px are always resized to 2560px.

2.9.8 - 28 February 2020

  • Fixed .woff2 fonts not working correctly in some cases. If your .woff2 webfont does not show up correctly on Firefox, please re-insert it in "Lay Options"→"Webfonts".

2.9.7 - 27 February 2020

  • Fixed missing category information for links in texts. If you have links in texts that link to a project and your previous/next project links or active category menupoint do not work you need to re-link these text-links.
  • Fixed being able to create multiple Textformats of the same name
  • Fixed Gridder becoming slow when using Stack Elements
  • Fixed Alignment issue in browser height rows in custom phone layout

2.9.6 - 14 February 2020

  • Fixed elements getting cut off when inside a browser height row
  • Fixed Stack Element flickering when Frame left and right is 0 and Stack element is 100% width and an element inside is also 100% width

2.9.5 - 29 January 2020

  • Browser height rows and browser height carousels will now be browser height on iOS Safari. Please update your carousel plugin for this to work properly for carousels.
  • Fixed Custom Burger Menu Buttons not disappearing when hiding Mobile Menu in Customizer

2.9.4 - 27 January 2020

  • Carousels can now have "Centered Slides" when Multiple Slides is active
  • When you re-insert videos in Carousels, they should be positioned correctly now
  • Fixed clicking on dots in Fullscreen Slider Addon not working

2.9.3 - 20 January 2020

  • Fixed image alt tags
  • Fixed mobile menu not showing when primary menu is empty.
  • Fixed incorrect positioning of Gridder elements for people having used a very old Lay Theme version before.
  • The code to make the browser scroll to an anchor on click of a hash link (<a href="#yourtarget">Scroll to target<a>) is now part of Lay Theme. No more need to insert the code by yourself! This works if you link to a different page also.

2.9.1 - 26 December 2019

  • Fixed an issue with qTranslate-XT not working
  • Fix for mobile menu button appearing on desktop version in some cases

2.9.0 - 9 December 2019

  • Fixed a mobile site title issue

2.8.9 - 3 December 2019

  • Customize → Site Title → Site title type can now be HTML too!
  • When using qTranslate-xt, now a body class will indicate the current language. Like "language-de"
  • Fixed parallax element positioning incorrectly when element is at beginning of page

2.8.8 - 2 December 2019

  • Fix for elements using parallax. Now, when going back to a page using the browser's "back" button, the parallax elements will be in correct positions.
  • Fixed Videos not appearing if Video is portrait and placeholder image is landscape.
  • Changed the way title separator is returned, as it was causing weird special signs on some websites.
  • Fixed videos of Video Thumbnails not appearing in some cases.
  • Fixed thumbnail mouseover image not working if thumbnail is a video.

2.8.7 - 14 November 2019

  • Fixed password protection for posts and pages for latest WordPress version
  • Changed the way anchors are bound. Now anchors you add using "Lay Options" → "Custom HTML at top" or "Custom HTML at bottom" will also make the website use a fade-transition when going to a new page. Your anchor will need to have this type of format: <a href="" data-type="project" data-id="12" data-catid="[1,2]" data-title="My Title">My Link</a> data-catid is optional, data-type can be "project", "page" or "category".
  • New Option "Title Separator" in "Lay Options - Other". Set the separator for the page titles that are shown in your browser tab. Example: "My Website – My Page". Default is "–".

2.8.6 - 7 November 2019

  • Fixed elements not appearing after transitioning to a new page when "On Scroll Element Transitions" is active
  • Fixed Intro not disappearing when you use a SVG as a background
  • Fixed links with # hash reloading the page
  • New Customizer option "Customize" → "Project Thumbnails" → "Project Thumbnail Mouseover" → "Mouseover Image fade on mouseover". This fades in the mouseover image of a thumbnail on hover instead of just showing it. This Customizer option is only visible if you activated "Lay Options" → "Activate mouseover image for thumbnails"

2.8.5 - 23 September 2019

  • Fixed double menu icons

2.8.4 - 13 September 2019

  • Fixed an issue with mobile menu in desktop style
  • "On Scroll Element Transitions" If you don't want a single element to transition, add the class "no-animation" to that Element. Right click the element in the Gridder, choose "Edit HTML class and id" and enter "no-animation".

2.8.2 - 2 September 2019

  • "On Scroll Element Transitions" fixed elements not showing up that are very close to the bottom

2.8.1 - 29 August 2019

  • New Mobile Menu Customizer Options!
  • Find these new Options in "Customize" → "Mobile (Smartphone)"
  • Choose between 4 different Mobile Menu Styles
  • Option "do Animation"
  • Menu Point Line Height, Padding Left, Top, Right, Bottom
  • Mobile Menu Icons: Choose between 3 different preset Menu Icons or use your own
  • Other Mobile improvements
  • "Customize" → "Mobile" → "Mobile Spaces" can now be in Pixel too
  • Use a custom Mobile Menu. This can be useful if you want different Menu Points in your mobile version compared to your desktop version. Create a Menu in "Appearance" → "Menus" and then assign it to "Mobile Menu" in "Appearance" → "Menus" → "Manage Locations".

2.8.0 - 21 August 2019

  • Fixed an issue with submenus
  • Fixed Thumbnail Videos not playing on Chrome on iOS and Instagram browser

2.7.9 - 20 August 2019

  • New feature "On Scroll Element Transitions". See it in action here.

2.7.8 - 29 July 2019

  • Menu Items now have the HTML Class "current-menu-parent"
  • Compatibility with plugin qTranslateXT

2.7.7 - 11 June 2019

  • Fix for wrong posts in Thumbnailgrid. If you experienced this error, please open all of your projects that do not belong in a certain thumbnailgrid and click "update" in each of these.
  • Fix for project arrow error.
  • Fix for Elementgrid not showing images on resize.
  • Masonry now resizes when browser-window resizes for Elementgrid and Thumbnailgrid.
  • Body gets category-id classes when in a project now for CSS styling.
  • Fixed clicking on project thumbnails multiple times makes you need to click browser's back button multiple times to go back.

2.7.6 - 17 April 2019

  • Compatibility with Carousel Update

2.7.5 - 11 April 2019

  • Compatibility with major new Carousel Update!
  • Rows can now be linked. In the Gridder, right-click on the row background and choose "Link Row Background"
  • Fixed an issue with Logo Image not using https
  • Fixed Text Links not able to link to hash links like '#hello'
  • Fixed Thumbnail Grid Custom Order getting lost
  • New Option "Lay Options" → "Embed Instagram JavaScript". Disable this option to remove the Instagram JavaScript from your website.
  • Removed Option "Lay Options" → "Menu links of type 'Custom Links' always open in new tab". If you want to make Menu links open in a new tab please set this when editing Menus in "Appearance" → "Menus".

2.7.4 - 24 January 2019

  • Fixed a Search bug that can cause content to not show up.
  • Fixed a Search incompatibility for older PHP versions.

2.7.2 - 12 January 2019

  • Fixed YouTube Videos not addable to Gridder anymore.

2.7.1 - 19 December 2018

  • Fixed image and video URLs in Gridder when WordPress is installed in a subfolder.

2.7.0 - 18 December 2018

  • Fixed next project links in text elements.
  • Fixed custom thumbnailgrid order.
  • Fixed Search incompatibility for older PHP versions.

2.6.9 - 13 December 2018

  • Projects can now have multiple Categories
  • Projects can now have Tags. Tags are not in use yet on the Frontend, but I'm planning to give Lay Theme more Tag functionality for searching and filtering thumbnail grids.
  • Improved Image loading. Previously, sometimes full image sizes were loaded, in some instances this can save more than 10MB of traffic on a page!
  • Improved loading of images when "Load all images of a page instantly" is selected as "Image Loading" in "Lay Options.
  • Thumbnailgrid Modal: Fixed Projects not re-orderable after switching to another category.

2.6.7 - 29 November 2018

  • Search Feature Beta Version!
  • Here is a video about the new Search!
  • It searches through project titles only and shows a thumbnail grid as a result.
  • How to make it work: Create a Menu Link of type 'Custom Link' with the URL '#search'. Save any project one time so the search indexes the projects. Now on your website click on the 'Search' menu item.
  • More features and customization options for Search coming soon! Please write feedback into the forum.
  • Bugfix:
  • Fixed Shortcode not working when switching between desktop version and custom phone layout version by resizing your browser. Your page is fully reloaded when switching to make shortcodes work.

2.6.6 - 12 November 2018

  • Fixed website not showing up on Safari 9 and IE 11.

2.6.5 - 10 October 2018

  • Fixed getting a fatal error when deleting a project.
  • Fixed: When deleting a project, its thumbnail was not removed properly from other layouts.
  • Fixed website not showing up on Safari 9 and IE 11.

2.6.4 - 27 September 2018

  • Fixed a bug that prevents users from uploading webfonts.

2.6.3 - 21 September 2018

  • Fixed a bug that prevents users from saving projects in some cases.

2.6.2 - 20 September 2018

  • You can now upload .woff2 and .ttf files as webfonts too!
  • Fixed Cover scrolling not working properly on smartphones.
  • Fixed Caption not addable for elements in element-grid or carousel.
  • Fixed Stack element not working on custom phone layout for smartphone.

2.6.1 - 31 July 2018

  • Re-developed the Intro feature. Intro Options moved to "Customizer" → "Intro".
  • Intro can now have text overlay.
  • Intro can react to your mouse and smartphone movement.
  • When Intro is a video, it will be played on mobile devices too.
  • Fixed website showing up before intro shows up.
  • New Option in "Customizer" → "Project Thumbnail Mouseover" → "Video Thumbnail Behaviour". It can be "Autoplay" or "Play on mouseover". This option is only available if you checked "Activate video for thumbnails" in "Lay Options".
  • Custom CSS fields are now also in "Customizer" → "CSS". There is a new CSS field that is for both desktop and mobile. The old Custom CSS fields are still in "Lay Options" → "Custom CSS & HTML".
  • Fixed having to double tap on project thumbnails on mobile devices. "Project Thumbnail Mouseover" "Behaviour on Mobile Devices" was "Show mouseover state on tap, tap again to enter project" even when behaviour was set to "Do not show mouseover state".
  • Project Thumbnails that are videos now also are videos on mobile devices.
  • Added a JavaScript event when a Thumbnailgrid is rendered. Use it like this: window.laytheme.on('thumbnailgrid_rendered', function(category_id){ console.log(category_id); });

2.5.9 - 23 July 2018

  • Removed ability to view private posts when logged in as an admin, because this lead to pages not loading at all in certain cases.

2.5.8 - 22 July 2018

  • New Feature: Resize Elements to the edge, even if your layout has a frame!
  • Improved Color Pickers in Gridder.
  • Svg's now insertable in Gridder as image.
  • Fixed layout not showing up if translation is missing.
  • Gridder: fixed row background color overlaying row background image and video
  • Gridder Stack Element: Fixed insert indicator sometimes showing up at the wrong times.
  • Fixed Videos in Thumbnail Grid not playing

2.5.7 - 11 July 2018

  • New Feature: Password Protect your projects and pages! When you edit your project, in the "Publish" panel, change "Visibility" to "Password protected".
  • Customizer: Project Title can now have positions "on image top left", "on image top right", "on image bottom left" and "on image bottom right".
  • Fixed Language Switcher sometimes showing flag.
  • Fixed Language Switcher always opening link in new tab.
  • Fixed a IE 11 incompatibility bug.
  • Fixed JSON textfield not showing up when JSON Invalid Error happens.
  • Fixed Project Title special signs like ' not showing correctly.
  • Fixed Project Thumbnail not addable when Thumbnail Mouseover Image Option is active.
  • Fixed flickering when menupoint has underline and menupoint mouseover has no underline.
  • Fixed wrong positioning of last '+' button of Gridder.

2.5.6 - 7 June 2018

  • Please update your Carousel and Lightbox Plugins to make the new features work!
  • New Element "Elementgrid"! Find it in the Gridder in "+More" → "+Elementgrid". Add hundreds of images to your layout with a few clicks. Find out more.
  • Multilanguage Support with qTranslate-X! Find out more.
  • Fixed cover not working correctly when content is only one row as a cover and footer.
  • Fixed project thumbnails not showing image when Website is installed in a subfolder
  • Show a warning when "Velvet Blues Update URLs" Plugin is installed, as this plugin invalidates JSON of Lay Theme content.
  • From now on, Lay Theme will only be updateable if a License Key was entered.

2.5.5 - 27 April 2018

  • Fixed Thumbnailgrid not showing thumbnails of standard category in some cases.
  • Fixed subdomain links not pointing to correct URL.
  • Fixed shortcode not working in stack. You need to re-save your page where you have a shortcode inside a stack to make this work.
  • Fixed too much to scroll, when cover option is active and there is only one row.
  • Fixed project cannot be saved, when frame value has decimal point and is in px.
  • Fixed carousel images not showing up in gridder, when website is installed in a subfolder.

2.5.4 - 17 April 2018

  • Fixed Thumbnailgrid not rendering correctly in Gridder
  • Fixed Thumbnailgrid list of projects not sortable
  • Fixed more "count" issues with PHP 7.2

2.5.2 - 11 April 2018

  • Fixed Frontend Grid column widths
  • Fixed menubar not hiding on scroll down when menubar is at bottom
  • Fixed "count" issue with PHP 7.2
  • Fixed webfonts not loading when switching between http and https
  • Fixed linking text not working in Firefox in Texteditor

2.5.1 - 29 March 2018

  • Bugfix Images do not show up
  • Bugfix Project modal empty
  • Bugfix CONST not working with older PHP versions
  • Bugfix "Apply max width of content to logo and menu" breaking website
  • Bugfix parallax control not shown in Gridder
  • Fix for link button not working is coming out later today!

2.5.0 - 26 March 2018

  • Please update all of your Lay Theme Addons like Carousel, Lightbox and Fullscreen Slider to make them work with this update.
  • New "Stack" Element! In your Gridder click "+More"→"+Stack". Put elements inside the stack element to have multiple elements on top of each other in one row.
  • New Feature: Multiple Menus. Lay Options → Menu Amount. Create up to 4 Menus now!
  • The Gridder was completely re-developed using React. Now it is more performant and it is easier for us to add more features.
  • If a mobile browser does not support autoplaying videos, the video will be shown using the placeholder image.
  • When closing the page and your gridder changes were not saved, now a warning will appear.
  • Removed deprecated "old parallax".
  • Added warning when Jetpack plugin is active. Often lay theme will not show images when clicking +Image when Jetpack is active.

2.4.2 - 22 February 2018

  • Fixed thumbnailgrid project order is reset when saving a post
  • Fixed thumbnail does not get removed from thumbnailgrid when post is saved with a changed category

2.4.1 - 18 December 2017

  • Fixed texteditor text not scrollable anymore. If you had this problem you might need to clear your cache to make this work again.

2.4.0 - 14 December 2017

  • Fixed clicking links not working when visiting website on http://www. instead of http:// for example.

2.3.9 - 12 December 2017

  • Hopefully fixed the JSON invalidation problem once and for all.

2.3.7 - 2 December 2017

  • Fixed HTML5 Video Posters not hiding for autoplaying videos on touchdevices.
  • Fixed Row Background images not loading instantly when "Lay Options" → "Image Loading" is set to "Load all images of a page instantly".
  • Now Row Background videos play on mobile devices that support it too!

2.3.5 - 1 December 2017

  • Fixed Project Descriptions not save-able in Firefox since WordPress 4.9.1.
  • Fixed Texteditor dropdowns not closing when opening other dropdowns since WordPress 4.9.1.

2.3.4 - 30 November 2017

  • Project Descriptions can now have linebreaks.

2.3.3 - 20 November 2017

  • Fixed anchors changing font size when rotating iPhone to landscape and then back to portrait.
  • Fixed color pickers in Gridder not showing up correctly since the latest WordPress Update (4.9).
  • Now in automatically created phone layouts rows that have a background will have a space below so the element below will not stick to the bottom of the background.

2.3.1 - 15 November 2017

  • Made navigation transition work again when clicking on a menu point.

2.3.0 - 10 November 2017

  • Fixed a CSS typo that could be seen as a threat by mod_security.
  • Gifs now work for "Lay Options" → "Intro"

2.2.9 - 6 November 2017

  • Scroll restoration! When you click "back" in your browser, now your site will be scrolled to the previous position. Note this might not work properly on pages with fullscreen slider or thumbnail grid elements.
  • Autoplaying HTML5 videos will now autoplay on mobile devices that support it, muted and inline.
  • Autoplaying HTML5 videos will now always be muted by default so they can autoplay in Safari 11.

2.2.7 - 30 October 2017

  • Fixed autoplaying HTML5 videos not autoplaying on Safari 11.

2.2.6 - 4 October 2017

  • Fixed thumbnail grid projects not getting deleted properly.
  • Newly uploaded webfonts should now work when switching between http and https.
  • Fixed a textformat's color did not get applied to the menu when choosing a textformat for the menu in "Customize".

2.2.3 - 16 September 2017

  • Fixed thumbnail grid row gutter not working in Firefox.

2.2.2 - 21 August 2017

  • Fixed projects not sortable on projects overview for some people.

2.2.1 - 18 August 2017

  • Fixed thumbnailgrid gaps in some cases.
  • Fixed json invalidation when linking to a project/page with special characters in title.

2.2.0 - 15 August 2017

  • Fixed nothing showing up on IE 11 when sticky footer option is active.

2.1.9 - 4 August 2017

  • Fixed Texteditor Dropdown Menus not appearing with latest WordPress version.

2.1.8 - 12 July 2017

  • Fixed Custom Phone Layout not showing up sometimes when resizing browser.
  • Fixed body classes such as id-* slug-* type-* not working anymore after last update.

2.1.7 - 7 July 2017

  • Fixed Row Background Images not working for Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed use of deprecated jQuery methods. Now you should be able to insert a new jQuery library version when doing custom js coding without breaking Lay Theme.

2.1.6 - 23 June 2017

  • Fixed various bugs when switching between http:// and https://.

2.1.5 - 15 March 2017

  • Fixed a row background image/video bug.

2.1.2 - 2 March 2017

  • Compatibility with WordPress plugin "menu shortcode".

2.1.1 - 15 February 2017

  • Fixed prev/next project not having right order anymore.

2.1.0 - 14 February 2017

  • Gridder: Fixed html5 videos not possible to check "autoplay".
  • Customizer: Fixed Site Title not able to change color in certain cases.
  • Mobile menu: Fixed wrong spaces between mobile menu points in certain cases.

2.0.9 - 6 February 2017

  • Fixed sticky footer not working.
  • Fixed captions for videos not showing up.
  • Fixed youtube/vimeo videos not addable.

2.0.8 - 4 February 2017

  • Fixed pages not fading out when navigating.
  • Fixed a PHP compatibility issue.
  • Fixed thumbnails not removed from a thumbnailgrid when a project is deleted.

2.0.7 - 3 February 2017

  • Please update all of your Lay Theme Addons to make them work with the latest Lay Theme.
  • After this update please see if your mobile menu bar and mobile site title still look good. If not, adjust your site title position and mobile menu bar height in "Customize" → "Mobile (Smartphone)" → "Mobile Menu Bar" and "Mobile Site Title".
  • New Features:
  • "Thumbnail Grid" in Gridder → "+More" → "+Thumbnail Grid". This feature shows project thumbnails of a chosen category with layout settings for phone, tablet and desktop. Set the "tablet" breakpoint in "Lay Options" → "Appearance" → "Tablet Breakpoint".
  • HTML5 Video for Intro
  • Intro for phone
  • Customizer:
  • "Use desktop menu as mobile menu" in "Customizer" → "Mobile (Smartphone)" → "Mobile Menu"
  • More options for positioning mobile site title and mobile menu when "Use desktop menu as mobile menu" is active.
  • Background image for phone in "Customizer" → "Mobile (Smartphone)" → "Mobile Background Image"
  • Option "is fixed" for mobile menu and mobile site title
  • If a textformat is chosen for site title, menu or project title, the textformat's tablet fontsize will now apply when the browser has a tablet width.
  • "Customizer" → "Menu Style" → "Menu" → "show menu again on mouseover" when "hide when scrolling down" is active.
  • When site title is an image, there is now a new option "Alignment in relation to tagline".
  • Text-align settings for site title and tagline, only important if you use multiline text for these.
  • "Customizer" → "Project Thumbnails" → "Project Title" → Position can now be "above image".
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fixed shortcodes sometimes not working and shortcodes not working in footers.
  • Gridder: Fixed elements sometimes not snapping to Grid after resize.
  • Fixed project thumbnail mouseover brightness change affecting project title on image.
  • Fixed a bug for when users install LayGridder and Lay Theme at the same time. LayGridder is not compatible with Lay Theme.
  • Fixed issue with tapping on project thumbnails on mobile devices. The mouseover state will now be shown on tap instead of touchstart and tapping again to enter the project should work again now.
  • Fixed an issue where project arrows wouldn't show up.
  • Changes:
  • When using Yoast Seo Plugin, Lay Theme's own metatags will now be disabled. Otherwise you have duplicate metatags.
  • "Customizer" → "Project Thumbnails" → "Project Thumbnail Mouseover" → "Behaviour on Mobile Devices" → "Do not show mouseover state" is a new option which is the default now.
  • Default Phone breakpoint is now 600px.

2.0.6 - 16 November 2016

  • Fixed a problem with new "Restore last data" feature.

2.0.5 - 15 November 2016

  • When you save a layout, now a backup will be made automatically. If your layout's json (data) should become invalid you will be able to restore your last layout by clicking "Restore last data".
  • Fixed "mailto:" not working when linking an image or text
  • Fixed backspace not working in code editor
  • Fixed not being able to scroll in texteditor
  • Fixed background video overlays content
  • Fixed an issue where custom mouse cursors would not work on videos in a carousel

2.0.2 - 10 November 2016

  • Fixed a bug where the Gridder wouldn't show up on older PHP versions

2.0.1 - 8 November 2016

  • Site title can be multiline now
  • Fixed some issues that came with the last update

1.9.9 - 2 November 2016

  • Add Shortcodes of third party WordPress plugins with "+More" → "+Shortcode" in the Gridder. If you need a contact form I suggest Ninja Forms. I cannot guarantee that all 3rd party plugins will work but I think most will work.
  • "Link" button in texteditor now uses new link modal which lets you choose categories as well from the list of linkable items.
  • When setting a row background video you can now choose if it should be muted or not.
  • Fixed thumbnail mouseover image not working when row has a background color.
  • Fixed max-width option not working on "Use browser height" row with text inside.
  • Fixed logo and menu not aligning to content with options "Max width of content" and "Apply max width of content to logo and menu" set.
  • Fixed row background video and row background image not appearing if row uses a background color.
  • Fixed content not overlapping cover with cover feature enabled and without a custom background color set.
  • Fixed a cover issue with iOS 8

1.9.7 - 11 October 2016

  • HTML id's now addable to elements and rows. In the Gridder right click an element or row and choose "Set HTML class and id"
  • Gridder: Moved "imagelink" and "class" buttons inside context menu. Right click an element to access these.
  • Imagelink and classes/ids of elements now sync too with your custom phone layout elements.
  • Scroll to top button works with images too now. Right click an image in the gridder and choose "Use as scroll to top button".

1.9.6 - 9 October 2016

  • Compatibility with latest Carousel Addon version
  • Renamed "Misc Options" to "Lay Options" and put it first position in "Lay Options" menu instead of "Gridder Defaults"
  • "Intro" feature can now be disabled by unchecking the feature in "Lay Options"
  • Please update all of your addons when updating to 1.9.6

1.9.5 - 6 October 2016

  • Fixed a few issues that were caused by the new "Breakpoint to Phone version" option

1.9.3 - 4 October 2016

  • Insert horizontal lines in the Gridder with "+More" → "Horizontal Line". Find horizontal line options in "Lay Options" → "Horizontal Lines".
  • New option "Breakpoint to Phone version" (number) in "Lay Options"
  • New option "Add Tablet settings to Textformats" in "Lay Options". With this activated you can set fontsizes and spaces top/bottom for tablet.
  • Improved "link image" modal that appears when you click the "link" button when you mouseover over an image in the Gridder.
  • Fixed .woff not addable in "Webfonts"
  • Fixed project thumbnails in carousels not getting updated

1.9.1 - 28 September 2016

  • New license key server. If key activation did not work for you before, please try again.
  • Fixed element alignment issues for IE 11

1.9.0 - 7 September 2016

  • Compatibility with latest lightbox addon update
  • Fixed html5 videos not appearing on iOS

1.8.9 - 1 September 2016

  • More settings for Textformats: underline, italic, caps, spaces in % or px
  • Improved positioning of background images and videos so they should be positioned correctly now when using Fullscreen Slider and resizing the browser
  • Added body classes slug-* type-* id-* for easier custom CSS selectors

1.8.8 - 25 August 2016

  • Fixed a bug with project descriptions that could cause layout to not show up
  • Improved json invalidation message
  • Fixed an issue with special characters in embeds and html elements that could cause json invalidation
  • Fixed resizing elements in Gridder not working anymore in Safari and latest version of WordPress 4.6
  • Fixed json layout invalidation for category layouts

1.8.5 - 18 August 2016

  • Fixed not being able to publish projects anymore with WordPress 4.6
  • Fixed moving and resizing elements in Gridder not working anymore in latest version of Firefox (48.0)
  • Fixed a bug related to project arrows that could make project thumbnails unclickable

1.8.2 - 13 August 2016

  • Fixed categories showing frontpage when a category has no projects
  • Fixed mobile space bottom not working properly
  • Customizer: More settings for mobile site title in "Customize" → "Mobile" → "Mobile Site Title". The new settings are "Space Left in", "Space Left", "Space Top in", "Space Top", "Textformat", "Font size in", "is fixed" (when mobile menu is hidden).
  • "Customize" → "Mobile" → "Mobile Menu" → "Show Menu Bar Border"
  • Increased timeout for license key activation. If license key activation did not work for you before, please try again now.

1.8.1 - 27 July 2016

  • Fixed json layout invalidation for category layouts

1.8.0 - 26 July 2016

  • Lay Theme is now using a new system for License Keys. Please enter your License Key that you received when you purchased Lay Theme in "Lay Options" → "License Key" and click "Activate". If you have already entered your key before please enter it again and click "Activate".
  • New feature "mouseover image for thumbnails". Now a project thumbnail image can switch to another image on mouseover. Activate the feature in "Lay Options" → "Extra Features" → "Activate mouseover image for thumbnails".
  • New feature "video for thumbnails". Now a project thumbnail can be a HTML5 video. Activate the feature in "Lay Options" → "Extra Features" → "Activate video for thumbnails".
  • Next Project Links are now buttons inside the texteditor instead of buttons in a contextmenu (Link to documentation). This fixes an issue where "Next Project Link" text did not work with text-align.
  • Customizer: "Project Thumbnails" → "Project Thumbnail Mouseover" → new settings for brightness on mouseover. Brightness works better than the "show Background Color" setting if all you need is a darker or brighter thumbnail on mouseover. With brightness you will not experience glitchy 1 pixel lines in Safari on mouseover.
  • New option "Menu links of type Custom Links always open in new tab" in "Lay Options" → "Other"
  • Fixed a bug that can cause projects to be un-editable on a certain server configuration
  • Fixed certain categories not available for frontpage setting in "Customizer" → "Front Page"
  • Fixed menu points not working properly in Firefox
  • Fixed background color not working for footer when a background image was set in "Customize" → "Background"
  • Fixed site tagline text alignment not working when site title is smaller than tagline
  • Fixed project descriptions on thumbnails in Gridder showing even if project thumbnail feature is deactivated

1.7.8 - 8 July 2016

  • Fixed "spacetop", "spacebottom" for Firefox
  • Fixed footer not using its background color
  • When disabling cover for phone now the first row will still be browser filling on phone
  • Fixed mobile site title cannot be shown when mobile menu is hidden
  • Fixed edit lightbox caption not working anymore – Please update your Lightbox Addon
  • Fixed "Customizer" → "Menu Bar" panel hidden when "Customizer" → "Menu" → "is fixed" is unchecked

1.7.5 - 29 June 2016

  • New feature "Custom Phone Layouts"! Link to documentation. With this feature you can switch between desktop and phone layouts in the Gridder. For your phone layout you could just change the order of your elements or even create a different layout with different content. Please update your Carousel Addon before you use this feature.
  • In a row with "Use Browser Height for Row Height" activated, you can now place text elements anywhere you want, even if the columns are occupied already
  • Gridder: When adding/editing HTML5 videos that have "autoplay" activated, there is now a new checkbox "Play/pause on click"
  • "Lay Options" → "Cover Options" added "Disable for phone" setting
  • Grouped options in "Lay Options" and added links to docs
  • Gridder row context menu: Added button "Set Row Gutter" because if an individual row gutter was set to 0 before, there is no way to click/select it again
  • Updated rest api
  • Gridder Defaults: Added "Apply Defaults" checkbox to make applying defaults optional
  • Made Texteditor background darker
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fixed row background images sometimes not sharp
  • Fixed linking to a page in a text not working when admin panel language is not English
  • Fixed a misconfiguration that can cause the media library to load slowly
  • Fixed "Customize" → "Menu Style" → "Menu" → "Text Format" not working
  • Fixed aligning elements with spaceabove/spacebelow in Gridder
  • Fixed not all thumbnails from all category layouts being deleted when deleting a project
  • Fixed deleting elements when pressing backspace when contextmenu is open and element is selected
  • Fixed selecting multiple elements in the Gridder and applying contextmenu related actions (like offset, spaceabove/below)
  • Fixed bottom-aligned elements not aligned correctly in "Use Browser Height for Row Height" row in phone layout

1.7.4 - 13 June 2016

  • Fixed cover having a gap at bottom on phone
  • Fixed project description showing up as HTML inside project

1.7.3 - 30 May 2016

  • Compatibility with new Carousel Addon 1.1.0 that has Text-Slides support

1.7.2 - 25 May 2016

  • Row HTML5 Video Backgrounds! Right click an empty spot of a row and choose "Set Row Video Background". In combination with "Use Browser Height for Row Height" you can have a fullscreen video.
  • New setting "Customize" → "Project Thumbnails" → "Project Title" → "Line Height"
  • New setting "Customize" → "Project Thumbnails" → "Project Description" → "Space Top (px)"
  • "Customize" → "Site Title" → "Tagline" can now be multiline by using <br>
  • Fixed some fields not showing up in category edit screen
  • Fixed "Customize" → "Mobile" → "Mobile Spaces" → "Space above Content" not working
  • Fixed background image not working with cover feature
  • Fixed "Hide when scrolling down" not working well with image as site title
  • Fixed white bar at top on mobile if mobile menu is hidden and cover option is active
  • Gridder: When selecting a project thumbnail and clicking "Edit" now the project thumbnail modal is shown instead of an image modal
  • Gridder: Improved project title and project description appearance
  • Gridder: Improved row context menu design
  • When using "Project Description" that text will now be used as a description meta tag for search engines

1.7.1 - 13 May 2016

  • "Lay Options" → "Never show resized versions of your images"
  • Added support for bigger image sizes than 1920px width

1.7.0 - 8 May 2016

  • A new feature called Covers. Here is an explanation
  • Gridder:
  • Embed Instagram images, SoundCloud songs and more with "+More" → "+Embed"
  • Insert HTML with "+More" → "+HTML"
  • Gridder works for smaller screens now and is more performant
  • Classes for rows: Right click an empty spot of a row and click "Set Row Class"
  • Simple Parallax:
  • Improved Simple Parallax feature. Right click an element in the Gridder and find a "y-parallax" slider that makes elements scroll faster
  • If you wish to keep using the old Simple Parallax Feature, go to "Lay Options" and click "Use old Simple Parallax"
  • "Lay Options" → "Intro Image":
  • New Transition types: "Go up" and "Go up and Fade out"
  • New Option "Transition Duration" in milliseconds
  • New Option "Hide after waiting" in milliseconds (Set to 0 to disable)
  • New Option "Use an SVG as overlay over intro image" and "SVG overlay width" in %
  • Customizer:
  • New options for mobile site title in "Customize" → "Mobile" → "Mobile Site Title"
  • New setting "Customize" → "Project Arrows" → "Clickable Space around (px)"
  • The setting "hide when scrolling down" for your menu now works too if your menu position is bottom
  • New setting "Customize" → "Site Title" → "Site Title" → "hide when scrolling down"
  • The setting "hide when scrolling down" is now independent for your menu and site title
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fixed project thumbnails disappearing from category layouts when a project is saved that does not belong to that category
  • Fixed "Frontpage" panel not showing up in "Customizer" in some cases
  • Fixed "YouTube/Vimeo" videos not addable in Gridder for websites using https://
  • Fixed error message when no pages exist when choosing a footer
  • Fixed elements sometimes not clickable when using offset-x and offset-y
  • Fixed element disappearing when changing y-offset value in Gridder
  • Fixed gif not working as intro image
  • Fixed mobile menu bar opacity making site title and burger icon transparent too in "Customizer" → "Mobile" → "Mobile Menu" → "Menu Bar Opacity (%)"
  • Fixed empty text element in Gridder having a height of 0
  • Fixed mobile menu not scrollable when you have many menupoints
  • Fixed gifs not playing in Safari
  • Fixed mobile menu site title positioning when using a .woff uploaded webfont
  • Removed some CSS that may blur images
  • Fixed nothing ever showing up if internet connection is extremely slow
  • Notable Changes:
  • Textformats: new "justified" text alignment option
  • Apply "max width of content" setting to logo and menu in "Lay Options" → "Apply max width of content to logo and menu"
  • Image placeholder background color for when image has not loaded yet in "Lay Options" → "Image Placeholder Background Color"
  • Footers can now be "sticky" meaning they will stick to the bottom even if the page content does not fill the browser: "Lay Options" → "Footers" → "Sticky Footer"

1.6.8 - 21 March 2016

  • Compatibility with new Lightbox Update

1.6.7 - 9 March 2016

  • Fixed project description "show on mouseover" not working when project description is below project thumbnail.
  • Fixed project title below project thumbnail not centered on fresh Lay Theme install.
  • Added "License Key" to "Lay Options"
  • Updated links in dashboard for new website

1.6.5 - 1 March 2016

  • When a Gridder's data is corrupted, an error notice with your corrupted JSON will appear and the Gridder will appear as empty instead of hidden. Also the Gridder's JSON field will appear.
  • Fixed row gutters not working with px.
  • Fixed elements that have a negative y-offset not clickable.
  • Fixed clear background color for Grid background color not working.
  • Fixed "json_encode expects 1 parameter" incompatibility with older PHP versions

1.6.3 - 15 February 2016

  • Customizer → Mobile → Mobile Menu → "Menu Points Text Color"
  • Fixed images not working on some mobile platforms when "Image Loading" is set to "Load all images of a page instantly"
  • Changed the way row background images are loaded. Now they fade in when they have loaded.
  • Changed a default. Now on mobile devices you have to tap on project thumbnails to see their hoverstate. Tap again to enter. Change this setting in "Customizer" → "Project Thumbnails" → Project Thumbnail Mouseover → "Behaviour on Mobile Devices"
  • Fix: When clicking a menu point that leads to your frontpage, your tab title will be just your site title.
  • "Next Project Links" and "Previous Project Links" now have the same style as "Links in Texts". Set "Links in Texts" in "Customizer" → "Links in Texts"
  • Fix: I disabled/removed "Save as Draft" and "Preview" again. Those two buttons can make WordPress save the Gridder data in a way that corrupts it :/.
  • Enhancement: Images will now have an alt tag that you can set before inserting an image. This works only for images you will be inserting with this Lay Theme version or later.
  • Fixed a compatiblity problem with older PHP versions that happened when editing project descriptions or project titles of projects that were already inserted somewhere else.

1.6.2 - 5 February 2016

  • Fixed mobile menu buttons not working on iPhone 6
  • Fixed mobile menu placement when using magnetic slides addon on phone
  • Fixed mobile menu site title placement
  • Fixed active category menu point not clickable when inside a category's project
  • Fixed links in captions of carousel-slides not having customizer "links in texts" styling
  • New burger menu icon animation
  • Normal captions addable to carousels now with latest carousel version and this lay theme version

1.6.0 - 22 January 2016

  • New Features:
  • Footers! Set a page as a footer for any other page/project/category. Find settings in Lay Options → Footers.
  • Scroll to top buttons! Right click a textfield in the Gridder and select "Use as Scroll to top Button"
  • Improved project thumbnail hoverstates for mobile devices. Customizer → Project Thumbnails → Project Thumbnail Mouseover → Behaviour on Mobile Devices: Either "Always show mouseover state" or "Show mouseover state on tap, tap again to enter project"
  • Drafts and Previewing possible now when editing a project or page.
  • Project arrows are now shown too for mobile version.
  • A category menu point will now have an active state when you're inside a project which is a member of this category.
  • Gridder: Right click an element and give it "space top" and "space bottom". This is useful if you are using a row background color for example.
  • "Site Tagline" (Subtitle under Site Title) in Customizer → Site Title → Site Tagline
  • Mobile Menu colors, font sizes and opacity settings in Customizer → Mobile → Mobile Menu
  • "Lay Options":
  • "Next & previous project links navigate through" either "Projects of same Category" or "All Projects"
  • "Image Loading" either "Lazy load an image when you scroll to it" or "Load all images of a page instantly"
  • "Transition duration when navigating" setting
  • All Custom CSS & HTML settings are now in their own menu point "Lay Options" → "Custom CSS & HTML"
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fixed bugs related to changing Default Textformat attributes after a fresh install
  • Safari parallaxed project thumbnail's title on image fixed
  • Fixed vertically center aligned element in a browser height row on mobile
  • Clicking on a link with the "command" key pressed on a mac now opens the link in a new tab
  • Notable Changes:
  • Every project can now only be a member of one category. But you can still add any project of any category to a category overview grid.
  • Rudimentary support for submenus. You will need to style your submenus by yourself but at least the submenu points work.
  • Using a different updating service now.
  • Customizer: Renamed "Site Icon" to "Favicon"

1.058 - 27 November 2015

  • Maintenance release. If you update to Wordpress 4.4 in December 2015 and Lay Theme does not work anymore, this update should solve the issue.
  • New rest api
  • New js events for developers (Take a look at "How to Use" → "Custom JavaScript" on
  • Fixed bug "Undefined index tag_id"

1.055 - 4 November 2015

  • If project arrows is enabled you can only assign one category to a project, otherwise you can assign multiple categories to a project

1.054 - 26 October 2015

  • Fixed a bug where textformats couldn't be created

1.053 - 23 October 2015

  • Fixed some project thumbnail bugs

1.052 - 22 October 2015

  • HTML5 videos now addable in Gridder. This is useful if you want autoplaying videos. Set a custom play icon in "Lay Options".
  • Simple Parallax feature. Go to "Lay Options" and activate "Simple Parallax". Then in the Gridder, right click on an element and change the "y-parallax" value to make an element move differently along the y-axis while scrolling.
  • New Project Description options in Customizer. In "Customize" → "Project Thumbnails" → "Project Description"
  • Fixed project title alignment issue.
  • New Customizer option "Project Title Visibility" → "hide". Hide project titles if you only want to use project descriptions as text for your project thumbnails.

1.051 - 12 October 2015

  • Fixed a bug that made project arrows appear in category overviews and pages too

1.050 - 10 October 2015

  • Project Arrows is a new feature for navigating between projects. Activate project arrows in "Lay Options". Customize the appearance of the project arrows in the Customizer when you got inside a project.
  • Project Descriptions for thumbnails is a new feature to show text additionally to project titles for your thumbnails. Activate project descriptions in "Lay Options".
  • A Project can now only be member of one Category. I needed to change this to make Project Arrows will only navigate between projects that are members of the same category.
  • "Lay Options" → Custom HTML at top, Custom HTML at bottom
  • Twitter Card meta tags
  • removed "Lay Options" "Center vertically" and "Horizontally float elements"
  • Improved Textformats UI. Now you can create new textformats by copying existing ones.
  • Mobile Font size controls for Textformats.
  • Versioned all css and js files so you don't need to reload or clear your cache after an update.
  • Changed the way images are lazyloaded so there's no low-res image that is loaded first.
  • Debugged Customizer opacity and color options
  • Improved "Add Project" Modal to show categories of projects
  • Hopefully fixed a bug where vimeo urls were not recognized in Safari when adding a video to the gridder.
  • When you update a project, the thumbnail of this project will now update in other pages and projects too.
  • Renamed "featured image" to "project thumbnail"
  • Background color of texteditors is always lightgray now so that it's easier to work with white text.
  • New Misc Option: Image Quality (.jpeg)
  • New Misc Option: Max width of content
  • Added compatibility for latest Magnetic Slides 1.1.7 feature: "Give images and videos a max-width and max-height and center them (Only works for rows that contain only one image or one video.)"

1.040 - 10 September 2015

  • Fixed bug where deleting last row would delete the row attributes (like bgimage, bgcolor) of the row before.
  • Fixed bug where suddenly text would disappear after inserting a link.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes nothing would appear in the Gridder, especially in Firefox.
  • Improved loading of the right image size for row background images (Full Bleed images). If you had problems with low resolutions for Row Background images, please clear your browsercache and set your Row Background images again.
  • Compatibility for upcoming Carousel Addon

1.038 - 27 August 2015

  • New "Site Icon" Favicon setting in "Customizer" → "Site Title" if you have the latest WordPress Version
  • Small improvements

1.037 - 19 August 2015

  • Fixed an error with older PHP versions

1.036 - 18 August 2015

  • Add Projects, Images, Videos and Texts everywhere now
  • Set the Background Color directly in the Gridder
  • Right Click a Text of a Project in the Gridder to activate "Use as Previous Project Link" or "Use as Next Project Link"
  • Admin panel: Drag and drop Projects in the Project Overview to change their order
  • Customizer: Added "Mobile" Panel where you can hide the mobile menu and set various spaces
  • Bugfix for middle-aligned elements for Safari

1.035 - 3 August 2015

  • Right click on elements in the Gridder to give them offsets
  • Add HTML classes to elements with the "class" button
  • Content of "Add Project" Modal now scrollable

1.033 - 6 July 2015

  • Fixed mobile positioning bug with vertically centered elements
  • Small improvements for mobile view for browser filling rows
  • "+" and "-" keys in Gridder should work for more keyboards now
  • Added compatibility for new Magnetic Slides Addon feature: If each row has just one column (image/text/video) Magnetic Slides will work for phone view too.

1.031 - 3 July 2015

  • Fixed Magnetic Slides "continous vertical" option and row backgrounds not working well together
  • Added a tooltip to "Add webfont by .woff"

1.030 - 2 July 2015

  • In the Gridder right-click on a row to get a new context menu. There you can set the rowheight to the browserheight, set a background image and set a background color.
  • Added noscript tags to frontend so now Google will actually see your content.
  • Fixed a bug where images could be displayed in a too-low resolution.
  • Fixed menu not auto-hiding on scroll when using Magnetic Slides Addon and "continuous vertical" option.

1.028 - 19 June 2015

  • In the Gridder + and - keys now work for firefox too
  • Settings → Reading now visible

1.027 - 11 June 2015

  • "Lay Options" Bugfix: Now the Facebook Share Image input field is visible again

1.026 - 4 June 2015

  • "Lay Options": New option "Hide Scrollbar"
  • Customizer: Option to hide menu for desktop version
  • Gridder Bugfix: When you delete elements, now the sidebar buttons will have their right positions
  • Improved compatibility with new Magnetic Slides Addon version and Lightbox Addon

1.025 - 2 June 2015

  • Category overview layouts can now have texts too
  • Textformat Paragraph styles can now have indents
  • Customizer: Added Featured Image mouseover effect "blur"
  • Customizer: Fixed menu color bug
  • Frontend: Images now fade in when loaded
  • link and script Webfonts are editable now
  • "Duplicate Projects" button in the Projects Overview
  • "Lay Options": Horizontally center-float columns
  • On click in-site textlinks will now use ajax too with the fading transition. You need to re-apply your existing in-site textlinks for this to take effect.
  • Gridder: You can now press backspace too to delete an element
  • Other small bugfixes and improvements

1.022 - 11 May 2015

  • Fonts in Customizer and Text Formats can now be set in % too
  • Webfonts are now addable by JavaScript and CSS, for example Adobe Typekit are addable now. Please note as of now this will not display the correct font in the Text Editor.
  • Added fields for Custom CSS for desktop and mobile version in "Lay Options"
  • The width of an image as a logo can now be set in px too
  • Gridder: Images are now linkable
  • If an image was chosen as a logo, it will now appear in the top menu mobile bar
  • Mobile Text Sitetitle now has same text color as desktop sitetitle
  • Texteditor: Letter-spacing can now be set for characters too, not just paragraphs
  • Fixed visual errors for Featured Image mouseover effects
  • Fixed Customizer close button linking to non-existing page
  • Fixed jumpy menu points and jumpy logo with certain combinations of mouseover and underline styles
  • Customizer: more styling options for "Links in Texts"
  • Customizer: Menu and Site Title's top-space and bottom-space can now be set in %
  • Customizer: Menu Bar's height can now be set in %
  • Customizer: Site Title can now have an underline
  • Customizer: Animation of project title on mouseover can now be turned off
  • Customizer: New Featured Image mouseover effect: zoom out
  • Customizer: An image can now be set as a background (only for desktop) with positioning options (default, stretched fixed, center fixed)
  • Gridder: Fixed a bug that lead to wrong positioning after editing a text
  • New Logo
  • Other small bugfixes and improvements

Thanks a lot to everybody in the Forum who helped me find bugs and let me know what to improve!

1.021 - 18 April 2015

  • Fixed a Textformat error message

1.020 - 17 April 2015

  • Webfonts addable by "link" tag and CSS
  • Video caption bugfix
  • Added tips for Projects and Pages

1.019 - 05 April 2015

  • Textformats get textalign and fontweight properties
  • Improved Gridder header design
  • Dashboard
  • Added "Default" Textformat
  • Moved Textformats to first level of admin menu

1.018 - 04 April 2015

  • Textformats now usable in Customizer

1.017 - 01 April 2015

  • Maintenance release: Small improvements and bugfixes

1.015 - 31 March 2015

  • Maintenance release: Small Fixes for defaults

1.014 - 30 March 2015

  • New WP-API version
  • Added Tips for Texteditor

1.013 - 21 March 2015

  • Redesign of row-actions buttons
  • Move rows up and down buttons
  • Fixed responsive images on chrome
  • Added table plugin to tinymce