With its ability to give the user total control over their WordPress pages, the Impact Page Builder plugin for WordPress has already made quite a splash in the WordPress community. With 1.0 we provided all the essential tools to get the job done, but with 1.1 our goal is to refine and add to an already amazing WordPress plugin. Our aim with this new version release is to make Impact more portable, powerful and precise.
Import | Export
One of the first things we wanted to accomplish was to add the ability to make any single Impact Page Template completely portable so it can be backed up, transferred to a new site and shared amongst the Impact community. Impact 1.1 offers this great new feature which will also open the door for an Impact Template Marketplace, where we will be offering professionally designed Impact Templates.
A Brand New File Uploader/Manager
Impact 1.0 used the built-in WordPress Media Uploader to allow the user to upload images. While this worked just fine it wasn’t ideal, especially when coupled with the new Import/Export feature. So we’ve added a simple, yet full featured file uploader to Impact.
A Second Sidebar
With Impact 1.1 you are now provided with a second sidebar to play with. Your sidebar layouts now include Double, Double Right and Double Left, offering the user even more flexibility when creating their page templates.
Custom Title Link
Now you can add a custom title link for your Impact Template’s Text Title or Image Logo. This new feature makes the process of creating ‘sites inside of sites’ easier then ever.
A New Impact Hook
The new head_tag Impact hook allows you to easily add content inside your Impact Page’s head tag. Scripts, links, styles, etc…
Container Left/Right Padding
By adding this simple padding option we’ve made it even easier to precisely control the inner-content padding of your Impact pages.
Though Impact 1.1 requires a manual install, all future updates will be accomplished with a few simple mouse clicks. Just like many WordPress plugins out there, Impact will let you know when a new version is available and allow you to quickly and easily upgrade, right from your WordPress Plugins page.
Impact Master Template CSS Map
To coincide with this new version, we’ve also made available in our resources section the Impact Master Template CSS Map, both as an image file and printable .pdf. It provides a visual reference for Impact’s 50 structural divs, making it that much easier to customize your templates.
Minor Bug Fixes
Any new piece of software is bound to have a couple bugs hiding in the shadows. We’d like to give a special thanks to the Impact Community for helping to locate a handful of them. As of today, there are no known bugs with Impact.
If you’re already running Impact 1.0, we invite you to log into the forum and grab the upgrade. Be sure to read the Upgrade Instructions!
If you’ve just discovered Impact, or if you’ve been on the fence waiting for 1.1, head over to the Impact Store and get your copy today!