Brizy Pro Preview Build 0.0.14: Headers, Footers & PRO Menu

The PRO Headers, Footers and Menu are here. Three long awaited features that will bring Brizy PRO closer to a complete WordPress builder and the official launch. You can access the 0.0.14 update directly from your WordPress dashboard if you have 0.0.13 installed (this update introduced the dashboard updates for the PRO.). 

If you don’t have 0.0.13 installed, you’ll need to download and manually install Brizy PRO 0.0.14 from your Brizy.io account. 

This is the 14th Brizy Pro preview build. More about how we plan to launch the Pro plus a list of all the features we’ll add in the coming weeks/months can be found in this article. Here is what you’ll find in this article. Use the links below to jump to a specific section: 

Headers & Footers in Brizy

Header & Footer Options

The Caveat

The PRO Menu

Conclusions 

Headers & Footers in Brizy

 

One important thing to notice is that Brizy doesn’t have a Header and/or Footer elements in the left elements panel. Instead, since we have this great block concept going, you’ll add a header or footer block.

 

Find the headers and footers in the blocks pop-up by selecting the Header or Footer category from the dropdown: 

Header & Footer Options

 

The Header block comes with some unique options specific to this block. Beside the regular options that lets you change colors, backgrounds, shadows and more, there are 3 header position types as follows: 

 

Static Header

 

Nothing special about this one, the header will stay where it is. Good if you want a static default header block. 

Fixed Header

 

The header will stay fixed with the scroll. A great option if you need the main menu to be always accessible

Sticky Header

 

The sticky header is composed of two parts: the actual header and a sticky container that will appear on scroll. What is cool about the sticky container is that you can add there anything you want using the regular Brizy elements.

Footer Options

 

The footer blocks are standard blocks with no special footer options (yet). We plan to create some interesting options for the footer in the future.

We’ve played with a Fixed option that creates a nice effect on scroll, but we’ve encountered some back-end usability issues that still need some time to be sorted out. 

The caveat

 

In order to display the headers and footers automatically on all the pages of your website you’ll need to use a feature called Block Conditions, that is not ready yet.

 

We are working on it as we speak but until then you’ll have to add the headers and footers manually on every page.

TIP: Make your header block global first and then add it on all your pages so when you’ll modify it, the modifications will apply on all your pages. 

The PRO Menu

The PRO Menu is a new Menu element available only to Brizy PRO clients. You can find it in the elements panel under the WordPress category. 

We’ve added a couple of options like Item Spacing, Colors, Icons and Dropdowns for second lvl menus, but the most notable one is the Hamburger option. 

When you transform a menu into a hamburger (usually in responsive view) you’ll activate the drawer menu and control colors, fonts and alignment the same way you do with all the other elements in Brizy. We think it’s pretty cool.  

Conclusions

This is just the beginning, more cool features are coming to Brizy Pro in the following weeks. Please add any suggestions/issue you have on GitHub. Also, consider joining our Facebook community where we discuss all things Brizy every day.

One of our community members started an unofficial What’sApp group, that you might want o join. I stay up to date with what’s discussed and try to contribute when I have time.

Until next time.  

Article by Dimi

One of the designers and co-founders of Brizy and ThemeFuse, Dimi is a detail-obsessed freak that has a passion for design, WordPress, and products with great usability. He is always happy to share and connect with others. Drop him a line.