Sterling – Responsive WordPress Theme
Latest Version: 2.6.5 | Changelog
- Free – LayerSlider included
- Free – Revolution Slider included
- Unlimited Sliders – Add a Slider to any Page Template
- Custom Sterling jQuery Slider:
- Toggle Randomize Slides
- Toggle Pause on Hover
- Toggle Animation Effect – Slide/Fade
- Toggle Next/Previous Arrows
- Sticky header menu + small-height variation
- 9 Header Transparent Overlay Patterns
- Adjust Header Height
- Disable Top Toolbar
- Disable Menu Dropdowns
- 9 Footer Transparent Overlay Images
- Up to 5 Footer Columns
- Footer Menu
- Footer Copyright
- Site wide Footer Callout
- Custom “scroll to top” link
- Toggle “scroll to top” link
- Logo Alignment: Left, Right, Center
- Normal Website Logo
- Retina Website Logo
- Custom Logo Builder (with 9 preset logos)
- Custom WordPress Login Logo
- Favicon Logo
- 18 Pre-set Color Schemes
- Mix-and-match color schemes
- Unique Primary Color
- Unique Secondary Color (mix and match)
- Responsive Design
- Built for all Mobile Devices
- Add Shortcodes to Blog Posts
- Easily Hide Categories
- Choose between Gravatar.com or Default WordPress Avatars
- Toggle Post Comments
- Toggle “Posted by” Information
- Customize “read more” Button (text, color, size)
- Display Related Posts
- Social Media Sharing (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest)
Page Editing Options:
- Custom Sub-menu
- Custom Sidebar
- Custom Page Linking
- Page Settings (toggle breadcrumbs, search box + more)
- Slider Settings (choose slider, color picker + more)
- Gallery Settings (choose layout, image frame style + more)
- Styling Options (custom primary color scheme, custom secondary color scheme + more)
- Top-Notch Theme Support:
- Over 100+ Gorgeously-styled Shortcodes:
Extensive Software and Plugin Compatibility:
- All-in-One SEO
- Better WordPress Minify
- Constant Contact Newsletter Signup
- Contact Forms 7
- Gravity Forms
- MailChimp Newsletter Signup
- Post Type Order
- Yoast SEO
- …and many more
Industry-leading SEO Optimization:
- Clean Valid HTML5 and CSS3 code
- Content and Presentation Coding Separation Techniques
- Schema.org and Microformats data
- One-click demo impoprter
- 100% WPML Multilingual Plugin and Translation Ready.
- Seamless Dashboard styling
- Artwork Files in Fireworks PNG and Photoshop PSD formats
- 35 Free PNG button images
- Cleaned up WordPress Interface (feels like a proper CMS)
- Contact Form Builder (with reCaptcha)
- Custom Post Type – Slider Posts
- Custom Post Type – Gallery Posts
- Custom Widgets
- Custom 404 Error Page
- Custom Search Results Page
- Developer-friendly: Action Hooks, Well-Commented Code, WordPress Codex Compliant
- Extensive Written Documentation
- Fast Loading Pages
- Gorgeous Design – Perfect for every Business
- High Ranking Page Speed Tests
- Inline Page Editing Tool
- Proper usage of wp_enqueue_script() and wp_enqueue_style()
- Secure and Optimized PHP Code
- Supports Various Media Types (swf, quicktime, iframes, images, vimeo, youtube)
- Third level drop-down menus
- Threaded Comments
- Unlimited Contact Forms
- Unlimited Google Fonts
- Unlimited Sidebars
- Unlimited Sliders
- A special thanks to the Apollo team for providing a super-awesome product screenshot. Thanks guys! http://www.applicomhq.com/
April 19, 2017 – Version 2.6.5
Added: full compatibility for WooCommerce 3.x ----- Updated: Removed branding notice from one-click-demo-importer page. ----- Fixed: is_array() error now fixed when Jetpack enabled. Fixed: nested blog comments on mobile. Fixed: "black line bug" in Safari 10.x
January 26, 2017 – Version 2.6.3
New: Option added to site options panel to change background color of main content area (Appearance > Site Options > Theme Designer) New: Option added to site options panel for color background on main menu and gallery hover states (Appearance > Site Options > Styling and CSS) New: Option added to site options panel to include top-toolbar in "small height sticky header" (Appearance > Site Options > Header) New: Sterling is now fully compatible with PHP7 New: 10 new color schemes added to theme: New: Color scheme (blue-ice) New: Color scheme (blush) New: Color scheme (clear-sky) New: Color scheme (dark-green) New: Color scheme (dark-knight) New: Color scheme (leafy) New: Color scheme (ocean) New: Color scheme (ruby) New: Color scheme (sunset) New: Color scheme (turquoise) ----- Update: Arranged header options into their own section of the site options panel Update: Sticky sidebar script updated to latest version ----- Bug fix: Re-built outdated functions that are no longer valid in PHP7 Bug fix: Sticky sidebar on blog page now works correctly
Update: font-awesome updated to latest version 4.6.3 ----- Bug fix: 10px top-margin on full-width rev-slider on mobile Bug fix: Google Fonts Open Sans for proper function on HTTPS server Bug fix: header-shadow fix - links on revslider and layerslider now clickable
New: Ability to add page content above gallery items New: Ability to display related posts on single.php (Appearance > Site Options > Blog) ----- Update: automatic updates hosted on new server ----- Bug fix: lightbox size on mobile devices Bug fix: [hr] shortcode clearing in sidebars Bug fix: removed forced logo height Bug fix: category name now displayed in banner area on archive.php
New: Option to enable a "sticky sidebar" (Site Options > Interface Options) New: Automatic Theme Updates (Site Options > General) New: Animated "scroll to top" button ----- Update: Improved WooCommerce styling Update: Removed "Activate Sterling 2.2" option from site options (no longer required) Update: FontAwesome to latest version (4.4.0) ----- Bug fix: Searchbox not stacking on mobile view Bug fix: Sticky-header showing on under construction page Bug fix: Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
Update: prettyPhoto to version 3.1.6 (XSS Security Fix)
Update: Sterling has been swept clean of all code affected by recent WordPress XSS Vulnerability. Update: TGM-Plugin-Activation Script updated to 2.4.1
Fixed Slider script for RTL website Fixed sticky menu when "top-toolbar" is active Disabled "gallery count" site option when Sterling 2.2 is activated Removed (faulty) metabox taxonomy on gallery posts, now using default WordPress UI Updated timthumb.php to latest version Minor bug fixes.
New: Revolution Slider (now freely included with the theme) New: Add Site Option checkbox to easily enable sticky mobile menu. New: Custom child theme for use within BuddyPress Environment ----- Update: Metabox script updated to newly released version (1.0.0) Update: timthumb-config.php reverted back to more stable setting, caching images in system temporary directory Miscellaneous bug fixes.
New: Sticky Header / Menu Bar. (Site Options > Interface Options) New: Site Options Panel re-designed to match WordPress 3.8 UI. New: Ability to add a jQuery Slider to any page unlimited sliders. New: Ability to create unlimited (custom) Gallery Pages. New: Selectable Logo positions (left, right and center) New: (369) Font-Awesome Vector Icons Shortcode. New: Font-Awesome Vector Icon Boxes Shortcode. ----- Improved: Better rendering of drop-down menu in IE9 and IE10 Improved: Greater compatibility with Google WebMaster Tools. Improved: CSS3 PIE script added to provide more CSS3 support in IE8. ----- Update: Sterling's Shortcode Manager updated to be ready for WordPress 3.9 / TinyMCE 4.0. Update: TGM-Plugin-Activation script updated to newly released version (2.4.0) ----- Optimized: Alphabetically oragnized all CSS properties for quicker parsing. Optimized: Reduced filesizes and number of files used in Site Options Panel. Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Fixed team member photo frame bug. Fixed 'calculate shipping' button bug. Added the ability to use WordPress default avatar. Added fix for missing left and right slider buttons. Fixed success message notification css class name. Updated prettyPhoto to version 3.1.5
Visual improvements to shortcode manager. Added Pricing Boxes to shortcodes. Added 'Jumbo' button size to shortcodes. Added Linkedin to team members shortcode Added 'Email Label' to team members shortcode Added new Footer and Blog options to Site Options Panel ----- Optimized CSS. Removed @import and combined images into single image sprite. Optimized top-toolbar dropdown menus. ----- Updated jQuery Isotope to version 1.5.25 Updated custom-meta-box to version 0.9.2 Fixed "un-even rows" bug in Gallery sections.
Update with woocommerce products width and remove bullets css fix. Update with class_exists check for Jetpack grunion contact form. Updated with checks for Jetpack plugin, show global notification in Theme activation view if detected. Update with checks for allow_url_fopen and cURL, and error message fallback. Fixed error in slide.js init code, removed quotes to boolean true. Fixed error in wp_lists_comments() callback. Callback function should be truethemes_page_comments Added function to allow HTML in copyright notice. Added new site option strings, st_woocommerce_title and st_woocommerce_description.
New file added for CSS3 Media Queries in web browsers > IE8. Added reference to respond.js for Internet Explorer. Removed [raw] tags for proper paragraph formatting. Updated file to latest version. Fixed Google Chrome rendering bug on FAQ template. Fixed "wrapping checkout button" bug.
New: Compatibility with WordPress 3.5 New: Theme now packaged with WP CU3ER and Layer Slider Plugins New: Ability for Sliders on every page New: Completely re-vamped Core Theme Files for speed security and optimization Replaced banner code with page slider code. All pages now have ability for custom slider. Added new metaboxes to post and page editing screens for custom slider input. Modified button styling to match WordPress 3.5 styling. Modified screenshot dimensions as per WordPress 3.5 retina display requirements (600x450px) New functionality for page sliders. New script that enables you to easily install recommended plugins for this theme.
Speed optimizations and bug fixes. Added code to further clean up wp_head output. Added code to further optimize TrueThemes 'comments on pages' functionality. Further optimized CSS for woocommerce. Added CSS3 Media Queries to IE8 and below. Speed Optimization for 'save settings' functionality. Added check for WooCommerce page and applied custom CSS Class accordingly. Image used on main navigation. Image used on main navigation. Added new code to add arrow indicators on main nav items that contain child pages. Added CSS for arrow indicators on main nav items that contain child pages.
Added new shortcodes: content boxes, email encoder, drop caps, highlight text, mono icons. Added new class name to Footer Callout Button.
Updated with checkbox to allow comments on page. Updated Twitter widget to work with new Twitter API. Boxed Layout, Body Backgrounds, Per-Page Styling, Comments on Pages, Theme Designer Options Improved responsive-ness of Under Construction Page Template. Modified Shortcode for Notification Boxes. Added 'closeable' option to Notification Boxes.
Added CSS fixes for product review functionality. Added optimizations for WooCommerce shopping cart widget. Added fix for Child Theme update notification.
Improved Theme Compatibility with WooCommerce Site Options: Added new section for WooCommerce Settings Added WooCommerce conditionals. Added jQuery superfish function. (for top toolbar nav) Added WooCommerce conditionals. Enqueue jQuery superfish script. Added 2 new sidebars for WooCommerce pages. Added ability for custom Left Nav Menu. Added Metabox to WordPress Page Editing screen which allows for custom Left Nav Menu.
Fixed all templates and site option to allow text with apostrophe Fixed fatal error in category, archive, tags..etc caused by undefined function in template-part-small-banner.php
Fixed if conditional loop in comments.php to prevent sidebar from dropping off page. Loading of jQuery in html head for plugin compatibility. Minor bug fixes in search template Optimized PHP Error Reporting Optimized Timthumb URL for multi-site Improved Theme Compatibility with WPML Multilingual Plugin.
Improved Theme Compatibility with WordPress 3.4. Fixed SEO Module bug in Utility Page Templates.
Initial Theme release