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Emerge release notes

Version 7

Version 7.0.0 - Jun 12 2024

Includes a redesigned Announcement Bar with sticky option, enhanced Header with flexible layout options and customizable megamenus, expanded typography settings, improved product thumbnail navigation, and new social icons for Tumblr and Snapchat. Enjoy faster loading times and a smoother user experience.

  • Redesigned Announcement bar with page or device specific blocks and sticky option
  • Added Split announcements section to Header group
  • Redesigned Header with new layout options, fixed and transparency settings, and 4 megamenu blocks: image, promotion, blog, and product list
  • Added additional global typography size settings
  • Added Tumblr and Snapchat social icons
  • Added option to remove CTA on Blog page and Featured blog section
  • Product page thumbnail view will now scroll thumbnails into view as they're clicked
  • Added support for a fourth block to the Footer section
  • Social icons will now fall back to brand settings populated inside Shopify settings
  • Added new hover options for social media icons
  • Improved chevron animations on disclosures and header menu
  • Theme will now preload fonts to improve CLS scores with large line-height fonts
  • Styles changed to one main bundle to improve FCP scores
  • Countdown's default value (DD-MM-YYYY) will now count down to midnight local time

Version 6

Version 6.4.3 - Mar 27 2024

  • Added option to scroll text in mobile on Popup section's Small promotion block
  • Added option to disable Shop with pay button in Footer section
  • Added option to automatically link Shopify generated policy links in Footer section
  • Added LinkedIn option in Social media global settings
  • Changed Video section to only automatically play with the new autoplay setting enabled instead of the absence of a thumbnail

Version 6.4.2 - Mar 7 2024

  • added additional settings to the Collection promo block
  • Fixed issue where sticky layout on product page wouldn't work
  • Improved image sharing and Google shopping meta tags
  • Fixed an issue where cookies couldn't be accepted

Version 6.4.1 - Feb 21 2024

  • Fixed an issue where the checkout would hang

Version 6.4.0 - Feb 16 2024

  • Added a setting for a top border on all sections
  • Added global button settings to change their design, shape, and gradient
  • Added button animations theme-wide
  • Added image zoom animations in additional sections
  • Added a global setting to adjust image corner radius
  • Added global settings to adjust image overlay opacity and box-around-text opacity
  • Added options to show call-to-action button in different scenarios in Countdown section
  • Added additional options for image overlay gradients theme-wide
  • Added more settings to disable different types of animations
  • Added option to turn product description block into a collapsible row
  • Improved modal animations
  • Updated contact modal design and moved to a block inside the header
  • Improved error handling and loading states on newsletter forms
  • Improved price range slider performance with low prices
  • Fixed an issue where the contact modal wouldn't open in mobile
  • Fixed an issue where the countdown would go below 0 in some cases
  • Fixed an issue where the product unavailable form wouldn't work if a recaptcha was required
  • Fixed an issue where the Blog featured image parallax setting wouldn't work
  • Fixed an issue where the dynamic checkout buttons wouldn't render
  • Fixed an issue where the Google Map API wouldn't load in some scenarios
  • Fixed an issue where the price range slider would glitch in some scenarios

Version 6.3.1 - Nov 14 2023

  • fixed an issue where the menu drawer wouldn't load

Version 6.3.0 - Nov 13 2023

  • Updated Popup section with Newsletter and Promotion blocks
  • Added Age verification and Cookie consent features
  • Added global setting to disable animations
  • Updated text alignment settings to use new text_alignment setting type
  • Updated to native lazy loading and removed third party library
  • Improved third-party integrations on product page
  • Fixed issue with incorrect state/province code on account page
  • Improved carousel components when pinching to zoom on mobile
  • Fixed an issue where hash links to anchors would not work
  • Fixed an issue where product page would be unresponsive after using the ESC key
  • Fixed an issue where the drawer wouldn't open correctly
  • Fixed an issue where videos wouldn't play on the product page in thumbnail view

Version 6.2.0 - Sept 11 2023

  • added Shop the look, Scrolling content, Countdown and Image comparison sections
  • added animation effects throughout the theme for more eye-catching appeal
  • added support for non-English latin characters for swatch names
  • added plus and minus buttons to Quantity selector block on Product page, Featured Product section, and Quick add drawer.
  • added thumbnail scroll bar when a lot of media is present on the Product page's thumbnail view
  • changed icons and references from Twitter to 𝕏
  • corrected an issue that prevented subscriptions from being registered
  • renamed Map Javascript to avoid clashes with Google Maps
  • fixed an issue that cause swatches to not render on some stores

Version 6.1.1 - April 28 2023

  • Added translations for ES, DE, FR and IT.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Slideshow section with the auto slide feature to speed up in the Theme Editor
  • Fixed an issue where videos, when cropped horizontally in the Featured Video or Slideshow section, weren't centered properly
  • Fixed an issue where the main product image wouldn't display under certain conditions
  • Improved page load performance when uploading a video in the Featured Video or Slideshow sections
  • Improved logic for hiding "Sold out" or "Unavailable" options in the Featured Product section, Quick Add drawer and Product page
  • Added a background to transparent images when using the "Zoom" feature in the Featured Product section and Product page

Version 6.1.0 - April 10 2023

  • Added quick add to complementary products block on product page
  • Added custom liquid block to the footer
  • Added video block to the Slideshow section
  • Improved search interface with support for suggestions and quick-add
  • Added back snippets/custom-styles.liquid in case media queries are required
  • Improved page load performance when quick-add is enabled
  • Added aspect ratio settings and the option to upload videos directly to the Featured Video section
  • Fixed a layout issue when empty blocks are present in the Slideshow section
  • Fixed a problem where swatches with slashes in their name wouldn't work correctly
  • Fixed pinterest sharing on article page

Version 6.0.0 - March 10 2023

  • Completely redesigned product page with support for 4 separate views
  • Added support for the new Section groups feature
  • Added a new Testimonials section
  • Added a border width setting
  • Added new layout settings and blocks to the Featured product section
  • Added more sharing options to the article page
  • Moved swatch configuration from snippets/swatch-colors.liquid file to Theme settings > colors
  • Removed snippets/custom-styles.liquid, please switch to Shopify native custom CSS

Version 5

Version 5.6.5 - February 7 2023

  • fixed cart integration for older money formats

Version 5.6.4 - February 6 2023

  • minor styling fixes

Version 5.6.3 - January 25 2023

  • fixed featured image size on article page
  • minor styling fixes

Version 5.6.2 - January 10 2023

  • Added support for the new focal points feature
  • Added an option for a mobile image to the Banner, Grid with overlay and Image with text sections
  • Added settings for foreground image width in the Banner section
  • Added aspect ratio settings to the Blog page (featured image), Collection page (header image), Slideshow section, and the Image with text section

Version 5.6.1 - November 10 2022

  • New Complementary products block on product page
  • Added event listeners for external use with developer documentation
  • Added Background color setting to Product recommendations section
  • Added Max products setting to Featured Collection section
  • Improved accessibility landmarks
  • Fixed disclosure focus states in desktop
  • Fixed instances of Product pickup block not appearing in iOS
  • Fixed banner not displaying in mobile

Version 5.6.0 - October 12 2022

  • Added image size option to: Product grid (global), Featured Blog section, Blog page, List collection page's thumbnail view, Featured collections section, Article search results page, and Text columns section
  • Added a setting for a mobile image in the slideshow
  • Added variant information to the product page's out of stock form
  • Search results are now cached for repetitive queries
  • Reduced unused CSS on each page
  • Improved mobile carousel dot animation
  • Updated product schema to Google's newest requirements
  • Fixed logo resolution on some non-retina devices
  • Fixed rare instances of grid layouts breaking in Safari

Version 5.5.0 - June 21 2022

  • New Featured products section
  • Faster search experience with ability to search collections, pages, articles, and products
  • Added support for boolean metafield filters
  • Fixed header disabled when in the editor's inspect mode
  • Collections list section now uses the collection_list setting instead of collection-type blocks
  • Collections list template is now built with the collection_list setting
  • Fixed unresponsiveness in cart on iOS
  • Fixed main-menu dropdowns on large tablets
  • Fixed rare cases of broken grid style layouts
  • Fixed scripts from not loading correctly in the theme editor

Version 5.4.0 - May 2nd 2022

  • Improved JavaScript performance

Version 5.3.0 - February 1st 2022

  • Added support for Shopify Markets, including country selector with flags
  • fixed some scenarios where YouTube videos would not load
  • fixed issue that prevented items from being added to cart page
  • fixed issue that prevented feedback on the contact section

Version 5.2.1 - January 10th 2022

  • Fixed issue that broke links in some sections

Version 5.2.0 - January 4th 2022

  • Updated Collections List page with two new views
  • Broke-up product form block into price, variant picker, buy buttons, low stock notice, quantity, local pickup and unavailable form blocks
  • Updated CSS theme-wide to utilize Flexbox gap property
  • Updated pagination design to work better with small mobile devices
  • Improved cart accessibility
  • Fixed problem that prevented products with no quantity tracking from being added to the cart
  • Fixed broken hover images on the Collection and Search results pages
  • Fixed section heading line-heights
  • Prevented header logos from being squished on small screens

Version 5.1.0 - November 17th 2021

  • Price filter improved on collection page
  • Color swatch filter setting added on collection page
  • Updated product filters extended to search results page
  • Updated article search results page
  • Bug fixes

Version 5.0.0 - October 22nd 2021

  • Now compatible with Shopify OS2
  • New product rating and collapsible tab blocks on product page
  • New recent products, collapsible tabs and contact sections
  • New FAQs, lookbook, about and contact page templates
  • Improved filtering on Collection page
  • Bug fixes
  • Performance improvements

Version 4

Version 4.0.3 - August 5th 2021

  • Product forms now show sold out options
  • Bug fixes

Version 4.0.2 - July 8th 2021

  • Bug fixes

Version 4.0.1 - June 29th 2021

  • Bug fixes
  • Add narrow page template

Version 4.0.0 - June 1st 2021

  • New collection page with advanced filters and recent product section
  • Removed jQuery
  • Added Shop Pay installments support
  • New theme-wide quick add feature
  • Updated slideshow section
  • Updated featured collection section
  • Accessibility and performance improvements
  • Bug fixes

Version 3

Version 3.8.0 - January 29th 2021

  • Added support for subscriptions

Version 3.7.0 - November 18th 2020

  • New grid with overlay section
  • New grid with text below section
  • Image with text - parallax setting
  • Blog - parallax setting

Version 3.6.0 - October 20th 2020

  • Performance improvements
  • Pickup availability

Version 3.5.2 - September 29th 2020

  • Social sharing - add option for featured image

Version 3.5.1 - September 22nd 2020

  • Product grid - out of stock and sale labels

Version 3.5.0 - September 10th 2020

  • Unit pricing
  • Product page - low stock notification, image zoom, out of stock sign up, size chart settings added
  • Featured product - low stock notification, out of stock sign up, size chart settings added
  • Accessibility - skip to content link

Version 3.4.1 - June 24th 2020

  • Parallax banner issues on mobile
  • Featured grid - container widths
  • Password page - Safari fix

Version 3.4.0 - June 16th 2020

  • Swatches
  • Collection page - alternative grid view

Version 3.3.4 - May 5th 2020

  • Renamed theme from Local to Emerge

Version 3.3.3 - April 9th 2020

  • Preset updates

Version 3.3.2 - March 27th 2020

  • 3D model thumbnail alignment

Version 3.3.1 - March 26th 2020

  • Currency converter - variants fix
  • Footer - transparent background fix

Version 3.3.0 - March 24th 2020

  • Language selector
  • Currency selector
  • Scss deprecation
  • Feature video - button link fix

Version 3.2.0 - February 14th 2020

  • Product videos
  • Product 3D models
  • New icons
  • Instagram feed removed in conjunction with their API changes

Version 3.1.3 - December 13th 2019

  • Accessibility improvements
  • Performance improvements

Version 3.1.2 - August 27th 2019

  • Header button colors fix
  • Video mobile playback fix
  • Image alt text flash fix

Version 3.1.1 - August 27th 2019

  • Comment pagination
  • Image with text - show link fix

Version 3.1.0 - August 9th 2019

  • Updated video section
  • Dynamic checkout buttons

Version 3.0.0 - June 25th 2019

  • New blog design
  • Featured blog updates
  • Additional typography settings
  • Product recommendations
  • Automatic discounts
  • New cart page and drawer

Version 2

Version 2.4.1 - December 17th 2018

  • Mobile menu - anchor tags links (/#) closing menu fix

Version 2.4.0 - December 5th 2018

  • Featured product - added variants and buy buttons

Version 2.3.0 - August 23rd 2018

  • Search - improved layout
  • Typography updates
  • Featured grid - Firefox hover fix
  • Icon colors - Firefox fix

Version 2.2.0 - July 3rd 2018

  • Payment icons - more supported, new look
  • Optimize LazyImages plugin
  • Font weight fixes
  • New and more flexible Instagram feed

Version 2.1.0 - May 30th 2018

  • Font picker - more font families and weights
  • Newsletter - richtext setting to allow for linking to privacy policies
  • Custom content section
  • Menu - dropdown height fix
  • Search - fix
  • Contact page - remove older settings

Version 2.0.1 - April 18th 2018

  • Product page - variant images for mobile
  • Resizing window fix for featured products

Version 2.0.0 - April 3rd 2018

  • Dynamic payment buttons
  • Responsive images
  • Home page - new sections

Version 1

Version 1.4.2 - February 15th 2018

  • Contact page fix

Version 1.4.1 - January 16th 2018

  • Nested navigation - level 3 repeating level 2 fix

Version 1.4.0 - January 8th 2018

  • Nested navigation - updated syntax
  • CSS browser prefixing - updated for latest browser requirements

Version 1.3.3 - October 12th 2017

  • Menu drawer - fix for closing animation when not initially open on touch devices

Version 1.3.2 - October 6th 2017

  • Menu - fix for mega-nav showing above
  • Menu - feature to avoid conflicts with matching sub menus
  • Typography - Abel moved to san-serif group, Vollkorn typo
  • Customer Order page - more explicit fulfilment info

Version 1.3.1 - October 3rd 2017

  • Instagram - use 1:1 aspect ratio images
  • Products - allow excerpts to have new lines

Version 1.3 - September 25th 2017

  • Navigation UX improvements
  • Mobile drawer for navigation
  • Improved mobile navigation and search
  • Modal search layout adjustments

Version 1.2 - July 26th 2017

  • Incorporate range sliders into settings
  • Product page - price meta

Version 1.1 - July 19th 2017

  • Light preset - Popup - white text on white background bug
  • Typography - changes for presets and new list to choose from
  • Spacing and minor style fixes

Version 1.0.5 - June 30th 2017

  • Payment icons - Added Shopify pay icon to fix gap in list
  • Footer - hide from home page setting (useful for splash pages)
  • Header - decrease padding on home page with banner
  • Contact modal - checkbox for enable/disable
  • Gallery - spacing setting

Version 1.0.4 - May 29th 2017

  • Google font - Eczar rendering fix
  • Product page - handle small excerpts and long descriptions better
  • Product page - smoother animation when expanding more info

Version 1.0.3 - May 20th 2017

  • Contact modal - fallback logo
  • Popup - missing form field

Version 1.0.2 - April 25th 2017

  • Removed lag when opening contact modal from mobile

Version 1.0.1 - April 21st 2017

  • Bug with multiples of the same product on the collection page, caused variants to populate incorrectly
  • Orientates main menu dropdown responsively
  • Service list - handles multiple lines better
  • Product page - Expanded info box is more responsive
  • Image with overlay - removes overlap when panel color matches body background (as seen in the light preset)