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.
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.
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.
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
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.