F2 version 2.0

The F2 WordPress theme gets an update. Long time it’s been, and this time it’s a big update. Version 2.0. The theme is completely overhauled and rewritten from scratch based on the _s theme.

Responsive

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

— Charles Darwin

Yes, with version 2.0, F2 embraces responsiveness. The theme now adapts to different screen widths and looks good on any device you view your site in.

F2 responsive

Color schemes

In addition to the default blue color scheme, F2 2.0 comes with three more color schemes.

List of changes

The theme is almost completely modified. Here’s the list of changes (only the major ones):

  • Responsiveness
  • Color schemes
  • Layout choices: there are four layouts to choose from — right sidebar, left sidebar, two sidebars, no sidebar.
  • Customization using the interactive WP customizer interface
  • Support for the post thumbnail feature
  • Support for ‘aside’ post format
  • Google Web Fonts ‘Bitter’ and ‘Gudea’
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • New options (or options that have undergone a complete change): logo image, header image, sidebar width, sidebar font size, content font size, option to show only excerpts (instead of full posts) in home page, custom css.
  • Removed options: header bg color, header bg image (and related options), header text color

Further updated to v2.0.1 with

  • Added translation in Bulgarian and Portugese languages (thanks to Vladimir Borisov and Pedro Padron for the respective translations)
  • Few other changes and fixes.

IMPORTANT NOTE

There is one word of warning for users of the older versions of the theme. When you upgrade to version 2.0, you will lose all customization, including all customization you have made using a child theme, because the markup, classnames, etc., are greatly modified. If you have too much of customization, you may want to stick with the older version. Treat F2 2.0 as an entirely new theme, albeit very similar to the older F2 in style and features.

Download

It will be a while before F2 2.0 appears in the WordPress theme directory as the theme has to pass through a review process. The theme can be downloaded from the WordPress themes directory. The newest version can also be downloaded from GitHub.

All documentation and instructions are included with the package.

11 Comments

  1. Using an older versin of F2 but I can update through admin. Have acess to a shared computer only, so I can’t download any files, that is barred. How do I update?

    • You’ll have to wait until the new version is reviewed and made available in the WP theme directory. That will be in about two weeks time.

  2. that I like your theme goes without saying, and I thank you for it. However your auto-update, although seamless, caused considerable mayhem. My widgets went missing and then didn’t fit. Widgets I don’t want appeared. The colours are very dim and the adjustment possibilities are so different they send me into a flat panic. I thought I let you know. I’d rather stick with the old version.

  3. I love the theme and the responsiveness but how can I disable the “mobile site version”? The regular looks so great on my phone I’d rather not have the plainer one at all.

  4. Is there any way to rotate the image in the site logo? Thanks – great theme! I have started testing it on one of my sites and am impressed.

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