Divi WordPress Theme

Travelify is our the most popular free WordPress theme with over 200,000 downloads that we have received in the last 8 months. It is a highly customizable theme with 5 website layout options, customizable slider, several blog templates and many other awesome features but there were one thing missing – it was hard to change color of this amazing theme.

Everyone familiar with CSS could easily change Travelify color but let’s be honest, many of attempts caused loads of bugs that I had to address via support forum. I postponed this updated because I didn’t know much about WordPress Theme Customizer API and how it works. Until recently I had to implement it for one of my premium theme. It turns out that it is more developer friendly that I could possibly imagine and it made it very easy to bring color pickers and custom text fields for Travelify.

This update is not just about colors, text fields and version number but there are loads of things I addressed with this update and there is absolutely no reason not to update to Travelify 2.0 from any earlier version.

Travelify - change color

Changes in Travelify 2.0

  • Unlimited color variations – Added 15 color pickers via WordPress Customizer
  • Added custom footer text field –  You can now add content (HTML or plain text) in the theme footer.  This is also possible via WordPress Customizer.
  • Added WooCommerce 2.1 compatibility - Travelify did work with WooCommerce but after 2.1 several things got broken in terms of responsiveness, so we addressed all these things and added some extra improvements as well. Now it is better than ever.
  • Improved footer widgets - They weren’t as responsive as they should be. Now they are working much better across all devices and screen sizes.
  • Other improvements to responsive – We simplified the CSS code base and there are no longer the same values over and over again that does the same thing.
  • Updated JavaScript libraries – Slider now works much smoother and transitions are even more polished. Not a big deal but still counts.
  • HTML5 support – There were almost no problems earlier but we made sure that this update does improve some things for old browsers such as IE8.
  • Theme Options – Updated layout that were partially broken with WordPress 3.9 update. Nothing major but it still counts.

There are loads of other small tweaks and improvements and I highly recommend to update to this version from any Travelify version. It is absolutely worth it.

What’s next?

You decide! We will continue to add most requested features but we already added them all in this update, so we have no where to go but there is always a place for improvement. We will continue to listen to your requests and bring the most demanded features and improvements.

On top of that, we have one thing in mind that we will add soon – bbPress support. This will take a while but you can be sure that this theme will support bbPress eventually.

Please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions or request on how to make this theme even better. Otherwise, enjoy this update and leave a 5 star rating on WordPress.org.

Travelify is not the only theme in our portfolio and there are other awesome and free WordPress themes.

Almost forgot to mentioned – please help translate this theme in more languages. It is now available in 11 (English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, Slovak, Turkish and Chinese) but would like to see even more languages.

Aigars

Frontend web developer and web designer specialized in free and premium WordPress theme development. Started to learn to code in early 2013 and now I am familiar with CSS/HTML/JavaScript (jQuery). Obsessed with application performance, user experience and simplicity.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. DoktorPI

    Great Template, first thinking about the update..mh should i update or not! Because some little changes in the template. i did and all works fine and better “now the Responsive looking good”.

    Keep up the great work!

    ps. give the header Title a extra font size not the H1 tag, the H1 tag would be better for the article/site title ;)

    1. Aigars

      Thank you for your feedback!

      There are different opinions about h1 tag usage and we can never know which one is the right one because Google doesn’t reveal all its ranking factors. The most important thing is to keep your meta title tag in place but the rest is just experiments and guesses.

  2. Perseus

    Fantastic Theme. I also have to consider whether I update, because i made so much changes. Ok, i use a childtheme, but now, we can change, for example, the colors with the new Version, Great.
    I will always show the slider to all pages, I use this tip from you: http://colorlib.com/wp/forums/topic/how-to-add-featured-slider-to-all-pages-not-just-front-page/

    Now my Problem: when there is coming a update, i have to make this changes again. There is no way with a childtheme and i don´t understand other solutions. So, i must always go the manual way.

    Please add a function with this Slider “Problem”. I can imagine that other user would be happy about such a extension.
    And again: great theme and amazing support.

    1. Aigars

      Thank you for your feedback! This could come as option eventually since there have been some few requests for this.

      It also is possible to be done via Child Theme but it would take a lot of time to implement it that way but everything is possible.

    1. Aigars

      1. Your email address, IP address or website url is banned by Akismet
      2. We have support forum available http://colorlib.com/wp/forums/ but most likely it will be difficult to sing up since you are blacklisted by Akistmet.
      3. Theme is not available in French or Italian, so many things won’t be translated automatically. To create French and italian translation for theme you can follow this simple tutorials: http://colorlib.com/wp/how-to-translate-wordpress-theme/

      Once you have completed translation, I would appreciate if you could send me translation files and I will add them to theme package so other can benefit from it as well. That would be awesome if you could do that.

  3. Aigars

    Look for option “Website Title Color” under Appearance – Customize – Travelify Header Area.

    Tagline can be changed by simply adding this to Theme Options – Other – Custom CSS

    #site-description {
        color: red;
    }
    

    Of course change color code accordingly.

  4. Jorge

    Hi Aigars,
    This looks like a great theme. I so wanna update. However the problem that I am facing is that I have made some customizations to the theme, and unfortunately I have not used the child theme. So if I update I will lose the customizations. So I want to ask, is it necessary to update the theme and if it is , is there a way how I can do it without over riding the changes I made?

    1. Aigars

      Jorge,

      It depends on what version you currently have and what are your preferences. If you are using pre-2.0 version then you don’t have access to WordPress customizer to change theme colors as we have created over 15 different color pickers to fully customize your website.

      We haven’t found any critical bugs in theme functionality in security since theme was first released, so you are not risking to be hacked just because you are using outdated theme version. Of course we have fixed several layout problems and made it better optimized for various devices but that’s not a huge thing and you shouldn’t worry too much about it.

      Unfortunately all changes done directly in original theme files will be lost. If you remember what customization you made you can try to move them to Child Theme but it is not going to be easy. But there are no other shortcuts.

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