Release notes describe changes, fixes, and additions to the Launch theme. Use this article to stay in the loop with Launch’s latest versions. Each version is listed below with the release date, version number, and changes included.
April 21st, 2022 - v7.1.0
- Sections formerly limited to the home page, product page, and custom pages can now be added to all templates.
- We added compatibility for boolean metafields (e.g. true or false) so they can now be included in filters for collections and search results.
- We added a new dynamic slideshow section to work with any JSON template.
- We added a new setting for the header to contain the navigation items in a collapsed menu drawer.
- We added a custom liquid block option to the featured product and static product sections.
- Adjusted the newsletter section to become dynamic and compatible with any JSON template.
- Enhanced the product goal feature so it can be set up within product pages and featured product sections independent from the theme’s global product goal.
- Navigation style no longer changes based on header content and merchants have the option to contain the navigation items in a collapsed menu drawer.
Fixes and other improvements
- Enhanced the header cart icon to count dynamically updates after adding an item to the cart.
- The cart page will now render an error message for items when trying to add more than what’s available.
- Tab headings included no longer extend past the window.
- Improved spacing between breadcrumbs and sections across templates.
- No longer a horizontal scroll when the rich text section’s width setting is adjusted.
- Reduced layout shift for header and slideshow resulting in improved performance.
- Testimonials section remains centered across different screen sizes.
- Cart page will now show the original price and the sale price for sale items.
- For tablets, submenu links from the header navigation now go to the correct page.
- Improved design for order tables in customer account pages.
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February 1st, 2022 - v7.0.1
November 26th, 2021 - v7.0.0
Support for Shopify's automatic international tax-inclusive prices.
Support for Shopify's Online Store 2.0 update, including:
- Sections formerly limited to the home page can now be added to the product page and static pages.
- Product sections now have the ability to add, remove, and move blocks of content around.
- Product sections can now include app blocks.
- Support for Faceted filtering on search and collection pages, Shopify's new standardized filter system.
- New Custom liquid section so you can add custom liquid code to create a custom section.
Most templates have been updated to use a JSON format instead of Liquid.
When updating to an Online Store 2.0-compatible version, the Theme Updater App is only able to preserve global theme settings (e.g. Colors, Typography). Content such as homepage sections will need to be rebuilt. This is a one-time process that is required to align with new templating standards and maintain theme performance.
Vintage theme versions
Theme versions listed below are considered vintage themes. Update to the latest version to optimize compatibility with Online Store 2.0 features.
June 17th, 2021 - v6.8.2
- Set default social media accounts to blank, to avoid confusion.
May 13th, 2021 - v6.8.1
- Customers can now update the quantity of items on the /cart page.
- The breadcrumb for the collections list page now links to the correct area instead of refreshing the page.
- The collection list template lists all of the collections in the store and display their image and title.
March 10th, 2021 - v6.8.0
- Add preconnect.
- Add preload attr for CSS, fonts, and JS.
- Add font-display: swap.
- Use async or defer for scripts.
- Remove LQIP.
November 13th, 2020 - v.6.7.1
- The blog category page displays the list of blog posts again.
November 10th, 2020 - v6.7.0
- Product pickup information is now displayed for featured products and on the product page, when shop has local pickup enabled.
October 15th, 2020 - v6.6.3
- The checkout link in the add-to-cart success message now works as expected.
- The 'Description' tab heading no longer appears if a product is using our standard tabs layout.
- The Facebook Pixel should only fire one time when adding an item to the cart now.
September 15th, 2020 - v6.6.2
- We have removed the default social media sharing image setting and we now defer to the setting in the Shopify admin.
- Theme code now uses render exclusively, instead of include.
- The featured product section will no longer append a variant ID to the page URL.
- We've updated Ion icons to version 5.0.0.
- Ensure icons render correctly in all instances.
July 22nd, 2020 - v6.6.1
July 14th, 2020 - v6.6.0
- Unit pricing will now be displayed in stores that support it.
- Added translations for 10 new languages.
- Added an editable text string next to the price on product pages that can be added if a product has tax applied.
June 8th, 2020 - v6.5.0
- Stylesheet no longer uses SCSS, so settings update much faster in the theme editor.
April 13th, 2020 - v6.4.0
- The old currency converter has been removed in favor of the new native multi-currency functionality.
February 25th, 2020 - v6.3.0
- Updated to use new product media component.
February 13th, 2020 - v6.2.3
- Social feeds section as a result of Instagram's API deprecation so from now on you'll need to switch to using an app.
October 8th, 2019 - v6.2.2
- We've given our slideshow an update to make it perform better and to get rid of some inconsistent image cropping issues.
- Fixed structured data outputting an empty itemListElement array.
- Fixed a bug where a customer's addresses could not be edited or deleted.
- The labels for the product variants are now correctly showing as they should.
- Fixed gift card template not rendering correctly.
August 15th, 2019 - v.6.2.1
- Removed our website link from the footer.
- Changed how dynamic checkout buttons are styled.
June 10th, 2019 - v6.2.0
- We now display Shopify discounts on the cart and order pages.
- Support link in the Theme editor now points to our new support form.
- Related products has been replaced with the new Recommended products section.
May 29th, 2019 - v6.1.1
- Fixed issue where Instagram sections were not updating in the Theme editor until after saving.
May 5th, 2019 - v6.1.0
- Removed unused 'Added to cart' string from the product page options.
- We did some housekeeping and removed unused code from the contact page template.
- Removed all references to Google+.
- Updated pxs-video.
- Updated shopify-social-meta library.
- Correct whitespace issue on Alternating content section for large displays.
- Fixed Liquid error on Password page.
- Fix broken mobile submenu collapsing issue.
- Fixed bug preventing users from entering numbers into the product quantity selector.
- Fixed the 'Forgot password' link on the Login page.
- Fix mobile navigation sub-menu padding.
February 14th, 2019 - v6.0.2
- Fixed up an issue with the mobile navigation's dropdown arrows.
- Spring cleaning came early this year for Launch and we cleaned up a bunch of behind the scenes stuff, including:
- Removed plugin.js and replaced with npm modules.
- Reorganized file structure in a logical manner.
- Implemented Shopify Sections Manager.
- Removed Backbone.js.
- After receiving feedback about them, we have updated the collection pages and the featured collection sections to use the original image sizes instead of cropping them to square.
December 19th, 2018 - v5.1.9
- Changed dynamic checkout buttons content.
- Changed dynamic checkout buttons to be enabled by default.
December 6th, 2018 - v5.1.8
- Add cropping to slideshow images to resolve resolution issue.
- Fixed issues with autoplay of Vimeo and YouTube videos not working on various devices and browsers in combination with muted or unmuted audio.
- Featured collection product images are now displayed more consistently regardless of image resolution.
- Storefront password page logo functionality was lost, but now is found.
- Shipping calculator issue with logged-in users being presented an error.
- Price visibility should apply to featured collections.
- Remove grey space from certain collection templates.
- Correct symbols appearing currency dropdown.
- Youtube video will now only show related video from the same channel.
- Updated the video player to allow videos to start playback muted.
- Description for header setting indicating desktop usage only.
November 2nd, 2018 - v5.1.6
- We got rid of that pesky liquid error on the Password page.
September 27th, 2018 - v5.1.5
- We fixed the image centering on the Blog section of the home page.
- Also, there's now a more robust currency switcher.
August 23rd, 2018 - v5.1.4
- The ion-icons have been updated to version 4.2.4.
July 27th, 2018 - v5.1.3
- Fixed slideshow height miscalculation.
- Fixed display issues on alternate collection template.
July 18th, 2018 - v5.1.2
- Fixed an unintended hover effect on the 'Buy now' dynamic checkout button.
July 11th, 2018 - v5.1.1
- We've updated the footer payment icons to use Shopify's new official icon set.
- Fixed issue where blog posts on the home page were overlapping at certain breakpoints.
June 21st, 2018 - v5.1.0
- A new setting has been added allowing customers to be brought to the cart page after a product has been added to it.
- We've connected the OpenGraph, and Twitter Card header tags to a more robust piece of logic. You can also find a new setting to set a default share image.
- We've removed the 'Blog -' before blog titles. It's pretty clear already that you're on a blog. We've left it as an i18n string if you really want it.
June 7th, 2018 - v5.0.0
- Updated newsletter forms on the homepage and password page to include a rich-text field so links can be added.
- Fixed issue where fixed headers would still have a background even when the user is scrolled up to the top of home page and the slideshow is set to fill the full window.
May 31st, 2018- v4.0.1
- Fixed the default typography setting for primary font causing fatal theme editor errors on new theme installations.
May 30th, 2018 - v4.0.0 (unreleased)
- Added support for the new font picker setting.
April 19th, 2018 - v3.2.1
- Headings in the Product focus and Technical specification sections are now optional.
- The logo in the header now uses a h1 tag on the homepage to help with SEO.
- Product focus and Technical specifications now use <h2> tags for headings.
- We reduced the space above the Slideshow button on large screens.
- Announcement bars that aren't linked will no longer show the pointer cursor.
April 5th, 2018 - v3.2.0
- Implemented responsive and lazy loading images.
April 3rd, 2018 - v3.1.0
- Implemented support for Shopify's new dynamic checkout buttons. Now on the product page and quickshop, customers can checkout directly via Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Paypal, and Shopify Payments if you have those gateways set up on your store.
- Fixed the infamous broken Twitter feed.
March 23rd, 2018 - v3.0.2
- We've made some typography changes to the slideshow (the max width of the text on the slideshow is now 1000px and the subheading font now matches the body).
- Blog posts should now have white text if using a Color/Gradient background.
- Video headings should now receive the correct font color.
March 9th, 2018 - v3.0.1
- Updating item quantity while set to a currency that is not the default will no longer update the unit price of item.
February 26th, 2018 - v3.0.0
- Added some new sections to the home page: an Announcement bar, Newsletter, Map, Image with text, Video, Rich text, and Featured product.
January 17th, 2018 - v2.7.2
January 16th, 2018 - v2.7.1
- Fixed up broken Instagram and Twitter feeds.
January 8th, 2018 - v2.7.0
- Updated the menu system to be integrated with Shopify's nested navigation update. See this link to get more information on how to set up nested navigation.
November 30th, 2017 - v2.6.7
- Cleaned up the icon fonts folder.
- Cleaned up some minor newsletter visual bugs.
- Gave the cart the ability to update without leaving the page.
- Updated the way we handle inventory to comply with Shopify's inventory policies (mostly behind-the-scenes stuff).
October 26th, 2017 - v2.6.5
- Links with variants now work when you add to cart right away.
October 5th, 2017 - v2.6.4
- Someone made an error with some things that are in the works that we can't really tell you about that are sort of being released but only to new customers.
September 28th, 2017 - v.2.6.2
- We did some mucking about internally and made a snazzy new library to help with tabs. You won't see any difference, but it's a very good thing.
- Emojis work now for the Twitter feed.
- Whether you like emojis or not, there was an issue where the Menu icon would load up as a hamburger emoji first.
August 31st, 2017 - v2.6.1
- Instagram got sneaky on us and changed something that caused the images to appear in free and wild aspect ratios.
August 22nd, 2017 - v2.6.0
- Lowered max transition time on home page slideshow.
- Updated opacity range to not have integer in unit.
July 25th, 2017 - v2.5.0
- Updated range settings to be sliders in theme editor.
July 20th, 2017 - v2.3.5
- Fixed issue with social media links in footer.
July 9th, 2017 - v2.3.3
- Added Shopify Pay icon.
- Fixed documentation URL.
- Allow social media titles in footer to be case sensitive.
June 2nd, 2017 - v2.3.2
- Implemented RTE link support in theme editor.
- Fixed issues with collapsing header.
- Fixed issue with sale badges and background colour in alternating collections.
May 23rd, 2017 - v2.3.1
- Fixed issue with Twitter feed not displaying tweets.
May 18th, 2017 - v2.3.0
- Fixed issue with variants not updating correctly.
- Fixed issue with missing slideshow button.
- Minor bug fixes.
April 13th, 2017 - v2.2.0
- Fixed issue with password page.
- Updated TextArea settings to escape HTML.
March 30th, 2017 - v2.1.2
- Minor bug fixes.
March 17th, 2017 - v2.1.1
- Fixed issue with wrong payment icons appearing in footer.
- Minor enhancements.
February 23rd, 2017 — v2.1.0
- Fixed issue with related products displaying the wrong sale price.
- Fixed issue with links causing homepage slideshow to jump.
- Implemented new setting to allow for product descriptions to appear on collection pages.
February 3rd, 2017 — v2.0.1
- Minor bug fixes.
January 19th, 2017 — v2.0.0
- Updated theme with Shopify's Sections.
November 17th, 2016 — v1.4.4
- Minor bug fixes.
November 10th, 2016 — v1.4.3
- Fixed issue where Instagram feed was not pulling six images.
- Fixed interpolation issues of i18n strings
November 3rd, 2016 — v1.4.2
- Added favicon support.
- Fixed issue with drawer menu.
September 29th, 2016 — v1.4.1
- Minor bug fixes with Instagram widget.
September 23rd, 2016 — v1.4.0
- Minor bug fixes.
- Integrated Apple Pay icon on cart page.
September 8th, 2016 — v1.3.0
- Added payment icon setting.
- Integrated Google Maps API key dependency.
September 1st, 2016 — v1.2.1
- Updated Twitter to use username instead of widget ID.
- Minor bug fixes.
August 12th, 2016 — v1.2.0
- Fixed issue with homepage slideshow.
- Updated social icons.
- Fixed issue with product goal bar.
- Added featured collections to the home page.
July 28th, 2016 — v1.1.0
- Added a setting to disable Cart AJAX.
- Minor bug fixes.
July 21st, 2016 — v1.0.1
- Fixed issue with product image zoom.