Explore Page Search Improvements
Listing search results in MyListing, namely Preview Cards, are customizable and allow for displaying all sorts of information. The more data there is to display, the longer it takes to generate and serve search results.
To solve this problem without compromising on any customizability, we’ve added support for preview card caching, which takes the preview card generation process away from Explore search requests, and allows for dramatic performance improvements. See video below to get a better idea:
To get started with this feature, go to WP Admin > Theme Tools > Performance, then Preview Cards > Preview Card Caching, and click on Enable Now. Wait until the initial cache for your existing listings is generated, which may take some time depending on the amount of listings on your site.
Once that’s done, you’re all set-up — head over to Explore page and check out the performance upgrade. The more listings you have, the more noticeable this improvement will be.
Compared to previous versions, you can now load a considerably larger number of listings per page (see video above for reference). Having said that, you’ll still have to find a good combination of listings per page and loading speed which can vary depending on your server capacity.
Apart from Explore page, the Listing Feed widget, Similar Listings section, and any other location that shows listing preview cards will benefit from this.
The cache needs to be generated only once — when you enable caching. The preview cards are then updated automatically whenever the listing information is changed, but it may occasionally be necessary to regenerate all cards on theme updates or when you’ve modified the preview card template.
Refreshed demos and improved demo import
We have imported the demo import tool, and included refreshed versions of our three demos. You can see them all in action by clicking here.
New typography settings are now available, and all settings have been moved to the Customizer screen in WP Admin > Appearance > Customize > Typography. All settings now support live preview of changes.
Explore Page — Classic Template
We’ve added a new classic-style template for Explore page. It supports 1, 2, or 3 columns of search results, and uses a sticky filters box for better user experience.
We’ve added tools to cleanup database from unused options and transients in Theme Tools > Performance > Data Updates.
Overall improvements have been made to the way theme assets are prioritized and loaded, which should result in lighter pages and better load times.
Various other visual improvements have been made throughout the site, including single post, checkout, and more.