The Complete Guide to Updating Enfold

Updating WordPress Themes is easy, but if you are new to themeforest and/or WordPress here is a guide to help you

In 2015, quickly putting together a professional looking WordPress site that displays perfectly across all devices has never been easier. The days of needing a team of eye-wateringly expensive external developers to fine-tune your site for weeks – if not months – are now thankfully in the past.

Here at Kriesi we’re proud to have played our part in this by releasing a suite of easily configurable, fully responsive themes, chief among them our flagship product Enfold. But one major paint point we’ve seen come up repeatedly – particularly for less experienced WordPress users – is the subject of updating.

Enfold ships with a lifetime guarantee of free updates, and in this article we’ll walk through everything you need to know to update safely and with confidence for many years to come.

Let’s begin with a quick look at the major versions of the theme to date for some context.

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Enfold Version 2.3: Say hello to our new iconfont uploader

Took a lot of Work but it is worth the wait!
We completely revamped the themes iconfont system

This was one of the most requested features in our Enfold Feature Request Thread. Using various Icon Font Sets, to get a different look and feel, and adding more social icons for the header, were the main reasons we recently sat down and completely revamped the Icon System of the theme.

Enfold still ships with the default font “Entypo” (of course with more social icons now), simply because its a beautiful and versatile iconfont, but you can now head over to Fontello.com, create a iconfont of your choice and upload it into our iconfont Manager. These icons can then be used across the site for all of our template builder elements and shortcodes :)
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How to build a WordPress Post Pagination without plugin

WordPress only comes bundled with the “next page” and “previous page” links to navigate between different blog overview pages. If you happen to have a blog with a lot of posts or simply want to offer a better user experience I would recommend to remove those links and replace them with a pagination like most people (including me) are using in their templates. – Read more –


WordPress Tutorial: Simple Breadcrumb Navigation

I am currently working on some larger projects, and some of them are in desperate need of a breadcrumb navigation, since there are so many sub categories and pages, that users often have a hard time not to lose track of their current position on the site.

After searching the web for an adequate plugin, the only Breadcrumb navigation I could find was Breadcrumb NavXT. The plugin is basically the only one which supports nested pages as well as nested categories. It has a ton of options… to my mind there are way to many. After testing the plugin on a blank installation my Database query count went from 17 to 59 even if I was on the starting page where no breadcrumb navigation was displayed. So I decided to code a lightweight version for myself.

What you will learn here, are the basics of creating a simple breadcrumb navigation. This tutorial doesn’t offer a complete script, just some snippets to experiment with =)

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