Want to help develop Bootscout?

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I have been developing Bootscout for about 2 years at the time of writing as a pet project for my district. As of January 2019 I have started to advertise Bootscout (mainly letting people know about its existence via scout forums) and I am now looking for more developers to contribute.

To get involved all you need is know how to develop in PHP, JS, HTML and CSS along with have an account on GitHub. Next, fork the repository and start developing. This could be anything from new features to bug fixes. Once done submit a pull request and I will review the changes and merge back into Bootscout.

Update 1.6.4

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This is an initial update to address changes in WordPress 5.8 and to add support for the new Widget Block editor. A full changelog is as follows:

  • Updated Gulp
  • Added theme.json
  • Added support for gradients
  • Added support for duotone
  • Added support for widget blocks

Update 1.6.3

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This is a minor update addressing bugs and initial support for WordPress 5.8. A full changelog is as follows:

  • Updated Bootstrap to 5.0.2
  • Removed unused enqueues
  • Fixed errors from being thrown if settings in theme-options were not set
  • Removed an unused function from theme-options
  • Fixed the issue #18
  • Disabled block widgets while full support for WordPress 5.8 is in development

Update 1.6.2

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This is a minor release to address a few feature requests. The full changes areas follows:

  • Removed the margin at the top of pages using the template No title template
  • Moved code for quick links to its own function (the end result for users has not changed)
  • Made featured images for blog post cards smaller.

Update 1.6.1

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A minor update to fix a bug causing the banner image on posts to be displayed twice.

Update 1.6

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This is a major update to the navigation bar for the theme. The update is not a drop-in update and will require a small change in theme options. A full changelog is as follows:

  • Added quick links (Facebook, twitter and OSM) to the navigation bar (can be enabled in theme options)
  • Redesigned the navigation bar to make better use of wider screens
  • Sidebar is now enabled instead of disabled (An update to the settings in theme options will need to be applied to existing themes updating to this version)
  • Replace Font Awesome icons with Bootstrap icons
  • Updated to Bootstrap 5.0.1
  • Re-implemented how wide and full width blocks are displayed. This fixes a bug with fixed backgrounds not working
  • Updated a number of node packages for use with development

Update 1.5.1

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This release addresses a single issue where menus in menus were not able to open on small screens.

Update 1.5

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This is a major update to the theme which primarily updates the framework underlying the theme (Bootstrap) to version 5. This update is a drop-in replacement and does not require any major changes to a WordPress site using a previous version of Bootscout.

A full changelog is as follows:

  • Updated to Bootstrap 5 and made dependency updates and style updates to support the update
  • Updated link style to be consistent with each other and fix a few known issues
  • Updated search widget to bring it back in alignment with navbar search
  • Added Scout section colour to theme
  • Removed extra elements from footer
  • Updated align-wide class to work better on smaller screens

Update 1.4.6

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Another minor update fixing various styling issues with the editor and live pages. A full changelog is as follows:

  • Updated gulp browser list (used to compile SCSS into CSS)
  • Removed menu links turning while on click
  • Fixed full width elements sometimes overflowing off the side of the page
  • Fixed text link colour change
  • Removed various additional margins from blocks
  • Moved SCSS file content for typography
  • Updated Bootstrap reboot for editor view and added this as a SCSS import

Update 1.4.5

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Minor update with a focus on making the editor look closer to live pages and posts. A full changelog is as follows:

  • Moved scss imports for editor css
  • Removed additional padding from columns
  • Updated background colour of editor to match live pages
  • Fixed max and wide width for objects in containers
  • Updated ini package (used for scss to css)

Update 1.4.4

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  • Fixed bugs stopping wide and full width from functioning
  • Removed banner from blog page index as it is not supported in standard WordPress