The Design Palette Pro core plugin received a large update last week. It included some fancy new features, a couple of usability tweaks, and some minor bug fixes. Grab a drink and let us tell you more about it.

New features

We added full-screen mode to give you the option to change up your site using all the screen real estate you have. We also added CSSTidy, which will optimize the CSS file that DPP generates, to make sure your site stays as lean and fast as possible.

UI Tweaks

The custom icons have been replaced with dashicons, and we moved the “clear settings” button to the Settings tab to help you avoid unintentional clearing.

How to install

If your license key is entered and active, you should see an update available in your WordPress Dashboard. Click to update to the latest version. If your license key is not entered… why? That’s how the magic happens! Alternatively, you could login to your account here, download the Design Palette Pro .zip file, and upload to your Plugins via your WordPress dashboard. As always, feel free to reach out via your support widget if you run into any trouble updating.

Full changelog for Design Palette Pro 1.1.0:

  • New: Added full-screen mode
  • New: Added CSSTidy to optimize generated CSS file. Can be disabled using the gppro_enable_css_optimization filter.
  • New: Added gppro_alt_body_class filter
  • New: Add plugin compatibility hooks for the preview window. Can use to unhook other plugin’s functions that you don’t want to run in the preview window. New actions: gppro_before_plugin_compat and gppro_after_plugin_compat.
  • Tweak: Moved “Clear Settings” button to Settings tab to avoid unintentional actions
  • Tweak: Add minified JS and CSS in the admin, show un-minified if SCRIPT_DEBUG is true.
  • Tweak: Tooltips now use jQuery UI’s Tooltip, and work in full screen mode!
  • Tweak: Custom icons replaced with dashicons.
  • Fix: Add check for SSL in preview window
  • Fix: Heartbeat API is now disabled in the preview window.
  • Fix: If the uploads folder isn’t writeable, fallback to injecting the generated CSS into the head.
  • Other Minor bug fixes and tweaks.