Weaver Xtreme History
Weaver Xtreme Version 3.0 represents adds over 20 new features – mostly designed to make it simple to add features to your site that represent the latest trends in modern web site design. These include full width designs, parallax images, and pin to the top areas. The Version 3.0 is less revolutionary than the Version 2 update, but still adds often requested design features. Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect is the the new full-width options make it possible to make older, restricted width sites come alive with the latest modern look with just a few checks of the full-width options.
The Weaver Xtreme Version 2.0 WordPress theme represented an almost revolutionary improvement over Version 1. The new WYSIWYG Customizer interface drastically changes the site designer’s experience.
Weaver Xtreme itself was a major re-write of its predecessor, Weaver II. Almost all of the code that directly outputs content was completely re-written. The layout design is now 100% responsive, and various aspects of the design are now heavily oriented to responsive design. The use of px sizes is essentially completely gone – all size units are percent, em, or other responsive values. Among other things, this means that text sizes, padding, and margins are now specified as a general size – small, medium, large, etc., instead of using specific values. This is a much better and easier approach for a truly responsive site.
As with previous versions, Weaver Xtreme allows you to change colors, fonts, sidebars, and other aspects of your site’s look. In addition, it allows you to easily add whatever special code you might need (such as advertising tracking code), all from either the new Customizer Interface, or the legacy “check mark” based theme admin page. It also has many per page and per post options, along with several page templates, that will allow you to totally customize the look of your site.
Weaver Xtreme includes its own translation files for over 20 languages. There are about 100 visitor side messages, and it is fairly simple to create a Weaver Xtreme translation file for new languages. If you create your own new translation file, we would be happy to include it in the official Weaver Xtreme distribution.
It is easy to design your own site look. You can start with one of many pre-defined subthemes, and change the settings to meet your needs. It is easy to get started: you just have to pick colors and click on check marks.
For more advanced developers, there a many options for fine tuning. These include custom CSS, options to add HTML to various areas of the screen, and several ways to display posts in places other than the standard blog page.
Previous Versions of Weaver
There have been three different versions of Weaver: 2010 Weaver, Weaver, and Weaver II.
Weaver Xtreme is a completely new theme. Much of its design is fundamentally different than Weaver II, and previous settings cannot be converted completely automatically. However, it is fairly easy to use a conversion plugin to create new settings that correspond very closely to existing Weaver II sub-themes. Please see the Converting a Weaver II or Aspen Site article for more detail.