“Update Log (Flavor)”

This question applies to Flavor (WordPress)


To update your theme:



  • Make a full site backup (database and files)
  • To download the latest version of the theme, go to the "Downloads" tab in your account. Select "Installable Wordpress file only" to download the latest theme files.
  • Unzip the downloaded theme files on your computer
  • Use your ftp client to copy (overwriting) the files to wp-content/themes/[theme-name]/ on your host server. You can either upload all files completely, or just the ones listed in the update log below if you prefer.

    IMPORTANT: The 1.12 update slightly changes the way minisites are created in order to provide better compatibility with special characters (accents, cyrillics, symbols, etc.). As a result, it is possible you might run into issues with existing minisites. If so, please refer to this FAQ for information on how to fix:

    As always, be sure to make a backup of your site before updating your theme just in case you run into issues so that you will always have a working copy to fall back on.

    1.12 - 7/8/14

    • Rating sliders are now draggable on touch devices when the demo panel is hidden (they used to only work if you had the demo panel visible)
    • Header and footer ads are now shortcode-enabled
    • Youtube videos now work correctly with https protocols
    • New theme option to disable author name on standard pages
    • Login form now uses secure connection if SSL is active
    • Details fields can now display even if minisite post is set to article instead of review
    • Added has_archive = true for minisites to attempt to mitigate custom post type feed 404 issues
    • Positives, Negatives, and Bottom Line now shortcode enabled
    • Stripslashes now applied to rating criteria labels
    • Added more possible role selections for author listing page user roles
    • Fixed bug when only Author user role was selected for author listing page
    • Fixed minisite permalinks when containing special characters
    • You can now create minisites with special characters
    • New method of obtaining social counts with better performance
    • Google+ social count now obtains follower count rather than number of +1s for your site
    • Better error checking for youtube social count
    • Fixed z-index issues with menu drop downs and featured slider timer bar
    • Fixed various sorting issues with user ratings throughout the site
    • Fixed occasional issue with next pagination arrow not working
    • Previous pagination arrow no longer displays redundantly if it points to the first page
    • Rebuilt .po language file with new text strings
    • Added minisite counts back to the WordPress dashboard

    Files Modified:

    1. style.css
    2. framework.php
    3. functions/ajax.php
    4. functions/core.php
    5. functions/minisites.php
    6. functions/reviews.php
    7. functions/theme.php
    8. functions/admin/it-options.php
    9. functions/admin/option-generator.php
    10. functions/shortcodes/video.phpfunctions/widgets/widget-social-counts.php
    11. inc/logo-bar.php
    12. inc/page-content.php
    13. inc/post-loop.php
    14. inc/top-ten.php
    15. lang/en_US.po and .mo

    Files Added:

    1. functions/twitter.php

    Files Removed:

    1. functions/cacert.pem
    2. functions/tmhOAuth.php
    3. functions/tmhUtilities.php

    1.11 - 4/23/14

    Important note regarding 1.11: This was an unplanned WordPress 3.9 compatibility update which was time-sensitive. We were not able to fully complete the list of bug fixes and enhancements we currently had in the pipeline, but we are still planning on implementing them in the next (or subsequent) theme update. If a specific item that you expected to be on this list is absent, please continue to be patient as we improve our themes more and more with each update. Thanks!

    • Fixed an incompatibility with saving theme options after updating to WordPress 3.9
    • Fixed and enhanced functionality of author listing page
    • Fixed issue with some icons not displaying in Chrome on Windows 8
    • Allowed entering full Google+ profile URL instead of ID only on user profile page
    • Added a few strings to translation file and rebuilt .po
    • Rating at the top now disables the ability to add another rating in the comments
    • Globally disabling trending slider now functions correctly
    • Enhanced compatibility with minisites and JetpackÃ���Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Ã���Ã��Ã�¢Ã���Ã��Ã�¯Ã���Ã��Ã�¿Ã���Ã��Ã�½Ã���Ã��Ã�¯Ã���Ã��Ã�¿Ã���Ã��Ã�½s publicize
    • Detail labels now line up more aesthetically

    Files Modified:

    1. style.css
    2. inc/poge-content.php
    3. inc/scripts-ajax.php
    4. inc/top-ten.php
    5. functions/core.php
    6. functions/minisites.php
    7. functions/theme.php
    8. functions/admin/option-generator.php
    9. functions/admin/assets/js/admin.js

    1.10 - 1/8/2014

    • flavor.xml file updated to fix broken links
    • Pagination now scrolls user to top of post loop when accessed
    • Background ads now use target=_blank
    • Function for retrieving users ip address improved
    • Shortcodes enabled in post loop ads
    • Fixed issue with disabling category in featured slider
    • Fixed issue with author showing up on non-relevant pages (woocommerce, buddypress, etc.)
    • Fixed login logo image width issue introduced in WP 3.8
    • WP admin menu now uses white versions of minisite icons first if available
    • Line breaks are now rendered correctly in Positives/Negatives, Bottom Line, and Details fields
    • Reset meta boxes now appear on standard posts
    • Top like button is now clickable on single posts/reviews/pages
    • Awards and badges can now be given separate slugs so that the names can contain special characters (accents, symbols, cyrillics, etc.)
    • Comment count at top of post now links to comments section
    • New theme option for forcing minisite logos to always link to the main site home page
    • Theme options style tweaks
    • New theme option to remove the name of the minisite from the minisite article permalinks so they appear just like normal posts
    • Fixed a bug with number of recommended filters displayed when method is set to tags or categories
    • Fixed bug introduced in the previous theme update affecting featured image sizing on single review posts

    Files Modified:

    1. flavor.xml (contained in the main Flavor-Theme folder)
    2. framework.php
    3. style.css
    4. inc/featured.php
    5. inc/logo-bar.php
    6. inc/page-content.php
    7. inc/scripts-ajax.php
    8. functions/ajax.php
    9. functions/core.php
    10. functions/minisites.php
    11. functions/minisite-meta-boxes.php
    12. functions/reviews.php
    13. functions/theme.php
    14. functions/admin/it-options.php
    15. functions/admin/option-generator.php
    16. functions/admin/assets/css/admin.css
    17. functions/admin/assets/css/menu.css

    Files Added:

    1. images/placeholder-430.png

    1.9 - 11/7/2013

    Please Note: this was an unplanned update in order to fix a specific issue on a time-sensitive schedule, so not everything on the update list was fixed. Any other outstanding update items will be included in 1.10.

    • Issue with schema markup fixed
    • Fixed featured slider glitch causing awards to not display sometimes
    • Targeting the top 10 widgets/slider now works as expected
    • Users can no longer rapidly click Like button to affect number of likes
    • Added missing placeholder image size
    • Fixed a few PHP notices that would break AJAX functionality when wp_debug was active

    Files Modified:

    1. style.css (only version number at the top was changed)
    2. inc/featured.php
    3. inc/page-content.php
    4. inc/scripts-ajax.php
    5. functions/ajax.php
    6. functions/loop.php
    7. functions/reviews.php
    8. functions/theme.php
    9. functions/admin/it-options.php

    1.8 - 10/11/2013

    • Removed extra trailing slash from minisite logo URLs
    • Fixed bug introduced in 1.7 for featured videos/images
    • Fixed a small variable bug that causes a PHP notice in the error log
    • Enhanced bbpress style compatibility

    Files Modified:

    1. style.css
    2. inc/logo-bar.php
    3. inc/page-content.php
    4. functions/reviews.php

    1.7 - 10/1/2013

    • Fixed google rich snippet structured data issues
    • Bots/crawlers no longer counted in view counts
    • Fixed bug with social badges custom hover text behavior
    • Fixed bug when minisites are excluded from post loop
    • Fixed occasional bug with minisites.php line 506
    • Fixed bug with BuddyPress/bbPress topics started and replies created listings
    • Fixed issue with bbPress group forums not working
    • When tags and categories are hidden in the clouds widget they are now also hidden on the front-end as expected
    • Reviewed selector in top ten widget now stays hidden if left unselected
    • Fixed date label bug on archive listing pages
    • Fixed an issue with javascript error intermittently happening
    • Fixed bug where post-specific custom sidebar was displaying for post loop pages
    • Fixed issue with social badges that were https
    • Widget content now clears correctly for all widgets
    • Trending slider toggle switch fixed to work with large images
    • Fixed issue with captioned images in page content expanding beyond container
    • Main logo now links to minisite front page when within a minisite rather than the main homepage
    • Minisite article counts added to WordPress dashboard
    • Social tabs Twitter widget now uses official Twitter-generated widget code instead of themes custom code
    • Reworked the pre_get_posts minisite article injection functions for greater plugin compatibility
    • Added some missing translation strings from theme options drop downs to .po file
    • Added ability to specify Google font subsets in theme options
    • Disabling featured carousel category/award/rating captions in theme options now hides them on the front-end as expected
    • Fixed style issue when both featured image and rating info is hidden for a minisite article
    • Target blank now works with shortcode link buttons as expected
    • Long text strings now wrap correctly within comments and post content
    • Enhanced responsive mobile layout for woocommerce product and shop pages
    • User rating submissions can now be disabled from the top of the review and limited to comments only
    • If a total editor rating of Ã���Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Ã���Ã��Ã�¢Ã���Ã��Ã�¯Ã���Ã��Ã�¿Ã���Ã��Ã�½Ã���Ã��Ã�¯Ã���Ã��Ã�¿Ã���Ã��Ã�½numberÃ���Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Ã���Ã��Ã�¢Ã���Ã��Ã�¯Ã���Ã��Ã�¿Ã���Ã��Ã�½Ã���Ã��Ã�¯Ã���Ã��Ã�¿Ã���Ã��Ã�½ type is 0 it now displays correctly instead of being hidden
    • Custom sidebar for a minisite article now trumps general minisite unique sidebar
    • Fixed a bug with links being entered into pre-defined signoffs
    • Custom homepage content is now shortcode enabled
    • Fixed a style bug that caused a small gap to display under the menu for certain combinations of theme options
    • Featured slider is now clickable on mobile layout

    Files Modified:

    1. style.css
    2. framework.php
    3. css/responsive.css
    4. functions/admin/it-options.php
    5. functions/admin/option-generator.php
    6. functions/core.php
    7. functions/loop.php
    8. functions/minisites.php
    9. functions/reviews.php
    10. functions/theme.php
    11. functions/shortcodes/buttons.php
    12. functions/shortcodes/signoffs.php
    13. functions/widgets/widget-clouds.php
    14. functions/widgets/widget-top-ten.php
    15. functions/widgets/widget-social-tabs.php
    16. inc/featured.php
    17. inc/logo-bar.php
    18. inc/page-content.php
    19. inc/post-loop.php
    20. inc/scripts.php
    21. inc/top-ten.php
    22. js/plugins.min.js
    23. js/plugins.js

    1.6 - 7/2/2013

    • Added WooCommerce integration
    • Added count to number of options saved in theme options to help troubleshoot any max_input_vars PHP limits being hit.
    • Added full background ad option
    • Main post loop can now exclude or limit to selected categories, tags, and minisites
    • Trending slider can now exclude or limit to selected categories, tags, and minisites
    • Added option to exclude articles from a specific minisite from displaying in the rest of the site
    • Top Ten Bar Social widget now works with translated themes
    • Fixed Instagram author profile link and set all author profile links to open in new windows
    • Fixed CSS issue with sizzlin slider icon for responsive layouts

    Files Modified:

    1. style.css
    2. header.php
    3. framework.php
    4. css/responsive.css
    5. functions/ajax.php
    6. functions/core.php
    7. functions/minisites.php
    8. functions/theme.php
    9. functions/admin/core.php
    10. functions/admin/it-options.php
    11. functions/admin/option-generator.php
    12. inc/page-content.php
    13. inc/post-loop.php
    14. inc/top-ten.php
    15. inc/trending.php

    1.5 - 6/26/2013

    • Total editor score override fixed for single review pages
    • Background options now work on pages in addition to posts/articles
    • When comments are closed for a specific post, they comment title bar is now hidden as well as the comments
    • Fixed calculation error when users submit ratings via comments (only affected letter grade rating types)
    • Structured data (rich snippets schema) now only displays if minisite article is a true review
    • Improved current menu item highlighting in menus
    • https featured videos now work in addition to http
    • Added setting to advanced theme options to turn off unique views (page views will increment on every page view)
    • Fixed bug with default posts displayed in trending widget when certain filters were displayed
    • Added Twitter feed back into social tabs widget as an option
    • When unicode characters are used in minisite names, the taxonomies and articles now work correctly for that minisite
    • Featured videos now display appropriately on single pages for all three sizes

    Files Modified:

    1. style.css
    2. framework.php
    3. functions/core.php
    4. functions/minisites.php
    5. functions/reviews.php
    6. functions/theme.php
    7. functions/admin/it-options.php
    8. functions/widgets/widget-social-tabs.php
    9. functions/widgets/widget-trending-articles.php
    10. inc/css.php
    11. inc/page-content.php
    12. inc/scripts.php
    13. js/plugins.js
    14. js/plugins.min.js

    Files Added:

    1. functions/twitter/index.php (added the twitter folder as well)

    1.4 - 6/21/2013

    Top ten slider and widget now shows views by default instead of likes
    Twitter count widget no longer requires consumer key/secret and other API related code
    Fixed error that appears when no rating criteria have been setup yet
    Added ability to disable specific filters from the Top Ten slider
    Minisite tabs widget now displays posts from the correctly selected mini site by default
    Added ability to sort review directories alphabetically
    Added ability to manually reset likes, views, and user ratings for individual articles
    Updated translation file (.po file) and a couple text strings throughout the theme
    Removed superfluous file inc/video.php (not used by theme)
    Disable title option in Layout Options now works for minisite front pages
    Author image and name now link to author archive in post info box at the end of posts
    Fixed small bug with sort bar title after AJAX sorting buttons are clicked
    Updated the language translation (.po) file

    Files Modified:


    Files Deleted:


    1.3 - 6/14/2013

    Fixed Twitter social count (you need to enter new details in theme options)
    Added opening <head> tag to header.php
    Fixed trending slider hidden by default
    Added smarter pagination with navigation arrows for displaying large number of pages
    Fixed mobile pagination
    Links to social media sites added to the social counts widget
    Fixed post loop display when responsive is disabled
    Added Instagram as an available author social profile field
    Minisite permalinks now use SEO-friendly dashes instead of underscores (caution, your URLs will change!)
    Diacritics (accented characters) now work correctly in theme options text boxes 
    Custom hover text option added to social badges settings
    Back to top arrow added to footer
    Added ability to disable page titles for specific pages
    Add register button to login form
    Subscribers are now excluded from author listing page (even if they have a record in the wp_posts table)
    Number of pagination buttons fixed for taxonomy listing pages
    Removed Twitter tab from social tabs widget completely (due to Twitter updating to api 1.1)
    Fixed small spacing issue with the bottom line text area
    Pagination within posts/pages support added
    Fixed email subscribe button click functionality and form submission issue
    Fixed top ten display issues
    Added ability to turn off ads for AJAX pages (since Google Adsense doesn't support AJAX)

    Files Modified:


    Files Added:


    1.2 - 6/4/2013

    Added Youtube Subscribers social count option
    Added option to turn off responsiveness
    Added full Disqus and Facebook comments support
    Fixed warning message about second parameter expecting array for awards (1.1 already fixed it for badges)
    Fixed warning message about missing second parameter in minisite directory options
    Total score label and total user score label now actually work independently of each other
    Unique widget panels now appear for mini sites
    Fixed site crash error when uploading custom favicon
    Fixed an issue with main content wrapper resizing on some AJAX control functions
    Enhanced BuddyPress support by removing some superfluous page content on BuddyPress-specific pages
    Social count tooltips now display underneath so as not to interfere with menu items
    Fixed issue with pagination buttons overflowing the wrapper
    Enhanced compatibility with several plugins, including quiz/survey plugins and other plugins that insert form elements into a post/page via short codes
    Fixed styling issue with bold and italic text within the content editor
    Fixed issue with custom page-specific backgrounds overwriting main site background

    Files Modified:


    Files Added:


    1.1 - 5/31/2013


    If something is bolded or italicized in the post editor Visual view, it now actually reflects that styling in the editor
    Fixed a warning message that would appear on editor pages sometimes
    Fixed a warning message that appears on widgets page if you haven't entered your social info into theme options yet
    Fixed a warning message that would appear when creating mini sites
    Fixed a warning message that would appear after installing demo content in badges/awards area
    Fixed other general PHP warnings that would appear in error logs for various reasons
    Fixed "Tumbler" misspelling to "Tumblr" so social icon now works

    Files Modified:

    style.css (only the version number at the top was changed)

    1.0 - 5/29/2013

    Initial release