Gantry 5.2.0 Released

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October 29, 2015, 12:00

Gantry 5.2.0 is a major update to the Gantry 5 framework for WordPress and Joomla. This update introduces a new administrative panel, Page Settings, simplified layout file syntax, and more.

Page Settings

Page Settings

The Page Settings administrative panel allows you to extend the output of the page by letting you include additional elements. This includes elements such as the favicon, Facebook and Twitter meta tags, and even JavaScript and/or CSS files. All of these elements are meant to be shared across the entire site and Page Settings is what lets you do so.

Like the Style and Settings panel, Page Settings inherits defaults from the Base Outline, and can have outline-specific properties. So, for example, if you wanted to have a script appear between the <head></head> tags in a specific area or type of page in your site, you can do so here.

Atoms

This change also moves atoms including Google Analytics and Custom CSS / JS to this panel. This move is intended to make it easier to follow, as these particles do not render to the front end as the rest of the particles in the Layout Manager do. This also enables you to set atoms as global default by assigning them to the Base Outline.

You can find out more about the Page Settings administrative panel in our documentation.

Layout File Syntax

For developers that want to create their own layout presets, we have simplified the YAML syntax to make it easier to hit the ground running. We have documented the new YAML syntax in our detailed guide on creating a new layout preset.

New Logo

Gantry Logo

Gantry has a new logo! The new Gantry logo, created by Henning Bokelmann, has been added to Gantry with the Gantry 5.2.0 update. We feel this logo represents Gantry's clean, modern user experience.

Updated Layout Manager

Layout Manager

The Layout Manager has received a minor visual update, adding icons to particles and positions to make them easier to differentiate at a glance. These icons, powered by Font Awesome can be easily set in the particle's YAML file.

Get Started with Gantry

If you have any problems at all with Gantry 5.2.0, please feel free to let us know by submitting an issue on the GitHub project, or by reaching out via the Gitter chat.

If you would like to check out the latest Gantry builds to get a glimpse at the latest developments in the Gantry project, we invite you to check out our CI Builds available for Joomla and WordPress. Additionally, we have CI builds available for download of the free Hydrogen theme.

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