Essential Grid is a premium plugin for WordPress that allows you to display various content formats in a highly customizable grid. Possible applications range from portfolios, blogs, galleries, WooCommerce shops, price tables, services, product sliders, testimonials and anything else you can imagine.
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Version 18.104.22.168 Artemis (20th August 2015)
Sandboxed the Swipe Library to protect plugin conflicts
Fixed WP4.3 Issues due jQuery 2.1.4 / 1.11.3
Version 2.0.9 Artemis (28th April 2015)
Added compatibility with WordPress version 4.2 regarding split terms changes
Fixed a bug occuring in 2.0.7 where meta data could not be retrieved correctly
Version 2.0.7 Artemis (27th February 2015)
Cookie system added for Pagination, Search and Filters (all optional). Cookie expiration time can be set, and visitors within the defined timeframe will see the grid exactly as they left it when the cookie system is enabled.
Fixed a bug with FireFox 35 where rendering problems could occur on some computers
Fixed a bug where tinyMCE could break on some rare circumstances
Fixed a bug a syntax error could appear
Version 2.0.6 Artemis (19th February 2015)
New Pagination option in Grid Settings to change pagination output from e.g.: 1 2 … 6 to 1 2 3 4 5 6
Integrated Wistia videos to Ess. Grid
Enabled external “Navigation Positions through ShortCode” panel for Custom Grids
Adding single/bulk images in Custom Grids will now pull directly title/excerpt (title and description) from images
Sorting in Grid Overview will now be saved
Triggered routine to add last_modified column to the Grid table one more time
Added further caching checks to delete cache if a post is changing its status from scheduled to published
Fixed a bug where updating could remove images from Custom Grids
Fixed a bug where Cyrillic characters could break in Custom Grids
Fixed global search bug where clode icon would not be visible
Version 2.0.5 Artemis (22th January 2015)
Changed a few parts of the Grid Settings for better user handling
Compatibility fix for Visual Composer v4.4+
Version 2.0.4 Artemis (16th January 2015)
Added option to choose between hover/click for Filter Dropdowns
Added option to set start height for Grid to prevent jumping of Site.
Can be found in Grid Settings under Settings Mode by setting it to Advanced
Added option to disable Ess. Grid LightBox in Global Settings
Fixed filter count not showing if enabled
Fixed click event on AJAX navigtion
Fixed click event on the Media and Cover links
Fixed blurry flip out animations
Version 2.0.3 Artemis (13th January 2015)
Fixed cobbles issue occuring in 2.0.2
Version 2.0.2 Artemis (10th January 2015)
Fixed issues with the import process
Fixed problem with custom grids disappearing in preview mode
Fixed a bug with Quick Grids not showing properly in some cases
Fixed a bug with the search elements that occur one some installations
Fixed a bug where LightBox may not show all images from Content Based and Content Based Gallery setting
Version 2.0.1 Artemis (24th December 2014)
Added newsletter subscribtion box to get latest informations from ThemePunch
Added option to set start filtering. Grids will only show elements of selected filter at the initial loading
Added filter essgrid_query_caching to disable caching fully (set return value to false)
Added Tabs in Metas for better usability in Posts and Pages
Added pagination for the Grids Overview page
Added alt tag in images, using the alt text from wordpress image settings
Removed placeholder in “Purchase code” to prevent confusions
Renamed Aq_Resize script for preventing conflicts with other themes/plugins that modified the script
Updated GreenSock Engine to 12.1
Protected Mode for GreenSock for ThemePunch Plugins added. No more conflict between any other plugins / themes and ThemePunch Tools
Lag Smoothing Enabled
Available Layers inserting into an Item Skin now checks correctly the hover checkbox if it was set on the Layer.
Fixed a bug where the combination of Post & Pages did not work correctly.
Version 1.0.8 (12th June 2014)
Code Snippet change for VC Tabs
Punch Fonts compatibility with Slider Revolution
Fix for: show tag list.
Fix for: Custom Meta in Custom Grid not working properly.
Fix for: Custom Meta images not selectable/removeable.
Fix for: Custom Grid sometimes showing no elements in FrontEnd.
Version 1.0.7 (21th May 2014)
Added new metas to use inside of meta field for posts
Post ID can now be retrieved in Skins through Item Skin Editor
Added Link Target in Item Skin Editor for Layer Settings and Layout Composition under Link/SEO tab
Added check if hammer.js is already included
Updated the included documentation
Fix for LightBox gallery not working if Filters are not present in the navigation
Fix for widgets not working
Fix for WPML in combination with Pages
Fix for filter not working in some languages
Fix for Custom Grid – Custom Metas not working properly
Fix for Custom Grid were accent characters could be broken in frontend
Fix for Custom Grid were Grid will not be shown on frontend
Post excerpt will now be stripped of all tags again (was in wrong 1.0.5 again)
Version 1.0.5 (2nd Mai 2014)
Added possibility to use an array syntax in the additional parameters that were introduced in 1.0.4
Fix for the output of the category list of custom taxonomies
Fix for Custom Grids lightbox
Version 1.0.4 (29th April 2014)
Added possibility to insert additional parameters to wp_query through the Grid Settings under Source
Post excerpt will now be stripped of all tags
Custom Grid fix where elements got duplicated by clicking on Refresh Preview
Version 1.0.3 (28th April 2014)
Added new Link/SEO tab in Item Skin Editor under Layout Composition: Set links on the whole media or cover area!
LightBox will now always show the original image, even if thumbnail sizes are choosen as source under “set image source type”
Custom Metas are correctly replaced now with values set in posts
Cobbles will now show the right ratios in frontend
Version 1.0.2 (25th April 2014)
“Set Image Source Type” now lists also custom created image thumbnail sizes
Drag & Drop fix in Item Skin Editor for Elements with force !important
Font Family Fix with missing stripslashes, resulting in Font Family like \”Open Sans\”
Element order fix in Item Skin Editor if mor then ten Elements existed in the same dropzone
Shadow not saving correctly in Item Skin Editor fixed
Fix for some installations where the WordPress Media Libary could not be opened within our plugin
Small adjustment in grids on Custom Grid selected with Custom Metas where the grid could break
Small adjustment in Grid Create Editor that categories are not empty on first visit
Updated link to online documentation
Version 1.0.1 (23th April 2014)
Added settings in cobbles for Posts/Entries to be up to three entries in width and height
Added multiple selection of images in custom grid
Grid preview will now be refreshed in Custom Grid after changing settings of an Entry
Fixed a behavior where creating a new grid may break the preview
Welcome to a quick presentation of ThemePunch’s latest product „Essential Grid“
„Essential Grid“ is an all-purpose grid building solution for WordPress that allows you to display different kinds of content in a highly customizable grid.
Possible applications range from portfolios, blogs, galleries, services, product sliders, testimonials and anything else you can imagine.
With it’s various supported media types like images, youtube & vimeo videos, html5 self- hosted videos and even iframe content, „Essential Grid“ will breathe life into your WordPress site!
Getting started with Essential Grid is incredibly easy!
Lets take a look at the fastest way to create a grid:
First you have to decide which source you would like to use for your grid entries.
Your grid can consist of WordPress blog posts, custom posts, WooCommerce products or a regular image gallery. You may also fine tune your selection by specifiying categories or tags.
Then, customize the grid to your liking by selecting a boxed, full-width or fullscreen layout, adjusting the displayed number of columns and rows and setting item spacings.
Navigation can easily be added to your grid using our drag & drop system.
In the next step, you can select one of over 25 skins included with the plugin to determine the look of individual grid items.
Your finished grid can be added to any area of your wordpress site using a simple shortcode. Yes, it’s that easy!
But thats not all!
„Essential Grid“ also comes with a full-blown, visual skin editor which allows you create any number of additional skins! You can build skins either from scratch or based upon one of our included skins.
With the skin editor you can style elements in a „what you see is what you get“ environment. It’s even possible to add various animations to any element and take a look at the results right away!
Amongst the more advanced features of „Essential Grid“ is the ability to generate custom metas. A custom meta is essentially another option added to a WordPress post, containing for example, an additional text or image. In that way, you will not be limited to the standard content of a post!
One revolutionary aspect of „Essential Grid“ is a feature we call „Custom Post Based Skin Modifications“. With this neat little trick you can add special rules to change a skin elements style for specific posts only. An example for this would be highlighting a certain post in your grid by giving it a colored border.
Our goal at ThemePunch is to create products with unparalleled customization possibilities and great usability at the same time. „Essential Grid“ makes no exception and we put a lot of thought into how to to make it accessible for beginners and still offer all the bells and whistles for the experts!
The result is a plugin that allows the user to produce very quick results, yet at the same time is not limiting the ability to customize every aspect of the grid.
If you want to grasp the full potential of „Essential Grid“ make sure to check out all the examples on our demo page.
As always, if you have any questions concerning our products, don’t hesitate to contact ThemePunch via Email, Facebook or Twitter!