Foundation 5.5 Update

The NOUVEAU WordPress Theme Framework has been updated to 0.9.19, and includes Zurb Foundation 5.5.0.

If you are using earlier versions of NOUVEAU it is strongly recommended that you update to the latest release as this version of Foundation includes fixes for most, if not all, outstanding compilation problems (including a bug that caused extensive duplicate CSS to be generated).

Updating NOUVEAU Projects

If you want to update your existing NOUVEAU WordPress project from 0.9.18 → 0.9.19, there is only one easy step:

  1. Update /_foundation/bower_components/ to the newest version.
    • You can update automatically with a Bower update OR…
    • You can manually download the latest SASS version of Foundation and replace the contents of the bower_components folder.
  2. Optional: Update /_foundation/scss/_settings.scss.
    • The _settings.scss file has changed slightly between Foundation 5.4.x → 5.5.0, so updating is optional this time. If you are updating from an earlier version of NOUVEAU or Foundation and have customized your previous settings file, you may need to merge your changes into the new _settings.scss version.

You should also be sure to re-run your compiler on app.scss once these changes are complete.

Other NOUVEAU Changes

This version of NOUVEAU includes one other major change. The _foundation folder has been removed from the NOUVEAU Theme Framework and merged with the theme root. This has been done to improve compatibility with compilers and code managers like CodeKit and Prepros.

The official NOUVEAU documentation and Getting Started Guide will be updated very soon, but here are some of the important changes:

  • The bower_components/ folder is now located in the theme root, along with bower.json. NOUVEAU‘s constants have been updated to account for this change.
  • Foundation’s robots.txt and humans.txt templates are no longer included with NOUVEAU as these are site-root items and aren’t really appropriate for inclusion with a starter theme.
  • The scss/ folder is now located under assets/
  • Dev Javascripts are now located in assets/js/ along with the minified files.



Thanks for the update! Trying out Nouveau and really liking it so far!

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