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Updates, new features and bugfixes

LiveCanvas Plugin


14 Oct 2020

New features:

  • New Blocks added: Icons and text, Cards
  • New Mouse and keyboard shortcuts
  • HTML Code Editor: added button to Go to parent element to easily navigate all your code
  • Inline SVG icons: extensive support in all prebuilt HTML
  • Link target field added to Image and SVG icon editing panels so you can assign links to icons and images
  • To broaden compatibility with more BS4-based WordPress themes, a new backend option has been added to Enforce a built-in single template


  • UnSplash image search now allows for image format choice
  • Property groups in properties panel are now an accordion
  • Properties panel:  the class field is enlarged on focus
  • Added HTML lazy loading in gallery readymade sections
  • Shortcodes are now parsed in gt_blocks
  • Editor, when launched, adds a class to body of page beinge edited: “livecanvas-is-editing"


  •  Better onboarding theme recommendation message
  • Image closing tag in posts loop shortcode
  • In the Preview, some classes like are now "blacklisted" - so that elements stay clickable separately
  • Sometimes saving error(b) was reported even if saving went good
  • After deleting elements, properties panel is closed
  • Adding a row to container, the title row gets lc-block where it should


11 Sept 2020
  • [NEW!] Text Wysiwyg editor can assign Bootstrap classes to text with a shiny new toolbar
  • User Feedback on Wysiwyg editor to show active tags and classes
  • <SPAN> is now allowed inside editable=“rich” fields
  • Pasting text into editable fields now keeps line breaks
  • Added Bootstrap width classes to image editing panel
  • Updated Icons to Bootstrap SVG icons 1.0
  • Adds support for new BS containers (requires BS 4.5, needs updating your UnderStrap copy from here)
  • [BUGFIX] fixed text message about customizing colors in alert
  • [BUGFIX] removed lc-helper attribute on served HTML
  • [BUGFIX] Adding new sections does not substitute .fa icons with inline SVG forcefully
  • [BUGFIX] Live shortcode rendering was not passing the post_id


16 July 2020
  • SVG Inline Icons
  • Updated code beautify CSS & HTML libraries
  • The Shortcode panel now uses textarea instead of input 
  • [BUGFIX] Now the Gutenberg related JS of LC is printed only on the post editing screen
  • [BUGFIX] ACF WW backend editors are available upon ticking a box in the plugin options 


18 June 2020
  • Yoast SEO fix
  • [BUGFIX] ACF WW frontend editors are now unaffected
  • [BUGFIX] Overlayed text on bg-image elements is clickable again


13 June 2020
  • Custom Header support 
  • Added field for iFrame SRC editing of embeds in the LC editor
  • [BUGFIX] after coding new links in the editor, navigating away upon click is  prevented
  • Plugin back-end menu voices reorder


22 May 2020
  • Editor: Shortcut added: double clicking hamburgers opens the properties panel for each item
  • [BUGFIX] WP image choice window is now linked to the "upload image" permission
  • New tutorial video in backend 
  • Media Object Bootstrap block & Footers added
  • Editor:  Images get margins editing
  • [BUGFIX] for using LC on single posts: template was being reset by wp upon post update in wp backend 
  • [BUGFIX]: select items wouldn't show their value on the newest Chrome due to a CSS quirk 


  • History 
  • Remote Update
  • Licensing screen
  • Admin page switch
  • Ten new readymade sections 
  • Color picker icon gets bg white and  text white 
  • Gutenberg blocks in LC pages
  • Checkbox to open links in blank 
  • [BUGFIX] Prevent swiping while editing - 
  • [ENH] For animations, added speed / duration and intensity
  •  New footer handling
  •  Copypaste containers fixed 


  • New block BG is now semi-trasparent
  • Beatify saved HTML 
  • Static export to HTML includes custom CSS too
  • Readymade sections refactoring: categories, light / dark mode, added many items


  • Gutenberg switch fix 
  • Added color “none” to color widget
  • Bugfix:  "z" char  in export
  • Added Post Loop tabs ui & cards output 
  • Cleaned logic for template switching when enabling LC
  • Chrome Browser recommendation alerts now only once


  • Wp incompatibility with 5.3 solved
  • Classic Editor Fix 
  • Allows SVG upload


  • WP library Image & Bg image selection dialog 
  • Add Simple additional CSS via CSS editor - talking to Customizer api - 
  • Advanced color palettes, sensing BS dynamic variables 
  • Starts to work on Firefox and Safari (Clipboard emergency fix) 
  • New plugin page admin panel 
  • Moved AOS from extra plugin to LC: now animations are an opt-in to settings page
  • Add dynamic footer switch to settings page
  • Can enable LC on CPTs
  • Can run LC to edit lc-sections or lc-blocks 
  • CustomStrap v2.2 compatible
  • [ENH] Logged out sessions redirect to login AND open editor
  • [ENH] More clear saving message 
  • [BUGFIX] Rearranging sections closes sidepanel
  • [BUGFIX] New Page function calls a wp-admin url for better stability on peculiar hosts
  • [ENH] Failed saves put content into clipboard as a kindness, and shows a more clear modal 
  • [ENH] Added Horiz & Vertical alignment


  • Draggable bar to resize the code editor 
  • Code editor gets autocomplete
  • New cobalt default theme 
  • Code editor gets translucent only after mouseleave 
  •  Editor preferences are now saved in browser
  • Code suggestions select 
  • IMAGES: IMGIX fx are shown only on UnSplash images 
  • BACKGROUNDS: removed inline min-height
  • BG image component is now using native BS class 
  • CSS textarea in panel gets a little styling 
  • Export as HTML standalone file (without header & footer, page content only) 
  •  Image LazyLoad attribute support


  • First public release. Per aspera ad astra

CustomStrap Theme


16 July 2020
  • Responsive Icon Sizing Utility Classes


6 July 2020
  • Rearranged Customizer options (added "Global Options & Utilities" panel) 
  • Compiler is more tolerant to hosting environments with mismatched constants
  • Added a Maximize button to the CSS Editor in Customizer 
  • Added Customizer Option to disable automatic Google Font loading (can be useful for those who want to serve Google fonts locally) 
  •  Added Customizer option to remove FontAwesome


18 June 2020

  • Solved a potential JS customizer bug due to caching: added versioning parameter to customizer.js
  • Minor label copy fixes


13 June 2020

  • 3 brand new Customizer panels: TypographyComponentsButtons & Forms. Now exposing most of the significant BS4 variables, customizing your BootStrap CSS is easier.
  • This update is mostly about Typography:  You get fine control over your overall site text appearance.
  • A totally reimagined Font Picker experience showing both system and Google Fonts, categorized and easily searchable
  • A a new Google Font loading method for better performance following some best practices from this article 
  • RFS helper classes for responsive font sizing. See demo here
  • SCSSPHP library updated to latest version (1.1.1)
  • Compiler relative path fix
  • Can now work in tandem with style package plugins
  • Supports LiveCanvas 1.5’s custom header feature
  • "Back to Top" purely opt-in feature added to Customizer with a super lean implementation
  • Minor copy text tweaks in Customizer interface


  • Fixed file permissions
  • Security enhancement to prevent direct access to some files 


  • Added function to remove wp-embed.js 
  • Footer template accepts now custom integration with LC or custom footer implementations
  • SASS compiler now gets original sass file via wp_remote_get API instead of file_get_contents
  • SVG logo CSS quick fix
  • Scroll correct with menu fix 


  • Added SASS folder watcher and auto-recompile
  • SASS error handling in Compiler with customized error messages


  • Opt-in single post sharing buttons
  • Gallery small fix 
  • Compiler URL fix for preliminary compatibility with Roots BedRock


  • Opt-in, no bloat LIGHTBOX: gLightbox integration: makes all links to images open a mobile friendly superlight Lightbox, gLightbox - works adding to the site 1 tiny css and one tiny js in the footer - so it’s not critically loaded - works seamlessly with wp galleries - 
  • TOPBAR - Header fix h1 title so font does not change when linked or not
  • Fix FontAwesome on multisite (font awesome not appearing) 
  • Determines assets path smartly