Big update for Brizy WordPress. As you may know, we had a big open beta for Brizy WordPress for a while now. Our beta crew was instrumental in the past weeks in helping us iron out many of the issues in this (very) important update.
You can check a detailed list of all the additions, fixes, and improvements in the Brizy WordPress changelog. What follows is a breakdown of the most important things we've touched on in this update.
This was in the works for some time, and we are excited to bring these optimisations to Brizy. Up until now, when a page loaded in the front end, we included all the JS and CSS, even if that specific page didn't use it.
With the 2.3.0 update, we load only the essential JS & CSS that is used by the page and nothing more. This has an impact on the kb loaded on the page by default and of course a positive impact on page loading speed.
Here is a comparative test we did for the default transfer in kb, tested on Chrome network monitor feature with the 2.3.0 update vs before.
WordPress Web Stories
The Brizy Web Stories builder came in Brizy Cloud a couple of weeks back, and today we are bringing it to Brizy WordPress.
Brizy Stories are mobile visual narratives that follow a different content consumption experience. This visual format lets you explore content by sliding from one piece of content to the next.
No matter if you are a content creator, a marketer, or selling products web stories can help you either creatively present the news, create a mobile landing page (with a natural funnel) or appealingly showcase your products. Read more about Brizy Web Stories, the stories builder in my original post announcement.
In WordPress you can add a new Web Story from your WP admin in Brizy > Web Stories.
We've also added 58 web stories templates (7 in Free and 51 in PRO). You can read more about them and preview them in this post.
Here are some long-awaited new options & improvements for the Text element.
We've added em, rem, and vw size options for text.
We've added Underline, Strikethrough, and Capitalise options on the Text toolbar.
We've improved the use of dynamic text by adding a dynamic icon in the typography icon. Using this you can change the entire text element with a dynamic text.
We've considerably improved the styling retention when copy/pasting text from outside. We keep the tags (H1, … H6, P) and also match the global styling for font, size, line height, etc.
Some dynamic content improvements we are very excited about.
When you a dynamic content element in the editor, be it a featured image, post title, excerpt, they will be fetched from the database and displayed directly in the builder.
We've added a very complex query filter for Posts. You can select to display posts from all categories, certain categories, include/exclude posts, offset display, and more.
We've added Tags functionality for a couple of dynamic elements: Posts, Archive & Products. You can enable the Tags from the Navigation tab on each element.
The team is working on a bunch of things from fixes and improvements to all new functionality. We have hundreds of little improvements coming: column width input control, improvements for tabs and accordions, UI adjustments, and more.
We are also working on the Effects feature that will add scroll and mouse interaction effects. It's pretty cool, we still need some time, but it's coming along very nicely.
Stay in the loop with the work in progress on our Trello public road-map: https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap
Great things ahead.