Simple Catch Theme Change Log

Simple Catch Theme Simple Catch is a Highly Customizable Simple, Clean and Responsive WordPress Theme for anyone looking to give their website a professional look. It’s easy customization through WordPress theme customizer, ultra-readable typography, large thumbnail and featured slider makes it outstanding. It comes with a wide variety of options: like Custom Menu, Custom Widgets, Custom Layouts, Featured Post Slider, Header Logo, Footer Logo, Fav Icon, Header Image, Background Image, Social Icons, Color Schemes, Custom CSS Styles, Excerpt settings and scroll up. This theme is translation ready and also currently translated in Swedish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Danish languages.

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Simple Catch theme is translation ready.
Added Translation for Polish by Piotrek Jas
Added Translation for Russian by Alexey Kurpachev
Added Translation for Finnish by Juha Louhiranta
Added Translation for French by Wolforg and AthÈna G
Added Translation for Dutch by Thomas Gerard and Alain J. Baudrez
Added Translation for Greek by Dimitris Antonakis
Added Translation for Croatian by Sanjin Barac
Added Translation for Chinese by Yiranboke
Added Translation for Spanish by Jorge Lorente
Added Translation for German by Manuel Salmann
Added Translation for Italian by Lorenzo Bossi
Added Translation for Danish by Marianne
Added Translation for Czech by Marek Pridal
Added translation for Hungarian by Szentpétery István
Added Translation for Brazilian Portuguese by Giovanna Chinellato

Change Log

Version 3.6.3 [Updated 2019-06-03]

  1. Added: Support for wp_body_open action
  2. Added: Option to disable featured slider

Version 3.6.2 [Updated 2018-08-04]

  1. Added: Core Privacy Policy link support in footer
  2. Updated: Upgrade to pro button css update

Version 3.6.1 [Updated 2018-07-30]

  1. Bug Fixed: Design issue with Catch Infinite Scroll plugin
  2. Code Optimization
  3. Removed: changelog.txt file and added changelog in readme.txt file

Version 3.6 [Updated 2017-06-08]

  1. Internationalized date() to date_i18n()
  2. Compatible with WordPress 4.8

Version 3.5.7 [Updated 2017-03-10]

  1. Bug Fixed: Blog page showing full content instead of default excerpt (Reported by Maile Vanderford)

Version 3.5.6 [Updated 2017-03-10]

  1. Bug Fixed: Undefined variable: blog_query in Blog template

Version 3.5.5 [Updated 2017-03-01]

  1. Bug Fixed: Primary div closing issue in singular, search pages

Version 3.5.4 [Updated 2017-02-17]

  1. Bug Fixed: Main div closing issue in singular, search, image and 404 pages

Version 3.5.3 [Updated 2017-02-17]

  1. Bug Fixed: Slider Image not linking to post (Reported By: john.latham)
  2. Code Optimization

Version 3.5.2 [Updated 2017-02-09]

  1. Bug Fixed: Homepage/Frontpage categories update option causing blog to show no posts

Version 3.5.1 [Updated 2017-02-09]

  1. Featured slider needs to show only in homepage (Reported by Marlo)

Version 3.5 [Updated 2017-02-08]

  1. Added: Responsive design and disable option
  2. Bug Fixed: more_tag_text sanitize issue
  3. Enhanced: Keyboard Navigation
  4. Enhanced: Heading tags
  5. Enhanced: ARIA Landmark Roles
  6. Optimized: Code
  7. Removed: Unnecessary codes
  8. Removed: Theme Options Panel
  9. Upgraded: HTML4 and CSS2 to HTML5 and CSS3

Version 3.4.2 [Updated 2017-01-25]

  1. Bug Fixed: more_tag_text sanitize issue
  2. Remove unnecessary codes

Version 3.4.1 [Updated 2016-12-18]

  1. Bug Fixed: Fatal error when WPML, qtranslate, polylang, etc plugins installed (Reported By: agu5ka)

Version 3.4 [Updated 2016-12-07]

  1. Bug Fixed: Reset Options in customizer updated
  2. Updated: Upgrade Button in customizer with respect to trt decision
  3. Updated: Custom CSS to Additional CSS( Core Support ) for WP version 4.7
  4. Code Optimization

Version 3.3.1 [Updated 2016-09-27]

  1. Bug Fixed: white space issue
  2. Bug Fixed: ID column display issue in mobile devices
  3. Updated: Instagram and YouTube logo
  4. Updated: All instances of changed to
  5. Updated: Theme tags

Version 3.3 [Updated 2016-04-11]

  1. Updated Media Uploader in Theme Options
  2. Updated: Favicon and Web Clip Migration to Site Icon( Core Support )
  3. Updated: Logo to Custom Logo( Core Support ) for WP version 4.5

Version 3.2 [Updated 2016-02-12]

  1. Bug Fixed: Google font now loads in all protocols(previously nor loading properly in https protocol)
  2. Enhanced: Google font delivery

Version 3.1 [Updated 2016-01-31]

  1. Added Text Domain in style.css
  2. Added Button that links to Customizer-> Header Image in Theme Options
  3. Bug Fixed: Some Select types not updating in Customizer
  4. Bug Fixed: Excerpt More Tag sanitization issue
  5. Bug Fixed: Header meta charset issue
  6. Compatibility fix: Customizer Reset option not working when returning any value in WordPress 4.4
  7. Updated: German translation
  8. Updated: Removed @import 978 grid from style.css and added it as dependency for main stylesheet

Version 3.0 [Updated 2014-10-06]

  1. Added all theme options to customizer

Version 2.9 [Updated 2014-08-26]

  1. Added title tag via add theme support
  2. Compatible with WordPress 4.3
  3. Removed support for WordPress version less than 4.1
  4. Updated codes to comply with deprecating PHP4 style constructors in WordPress 4.3
  5. Updated text-domain

Version 2.8 [Updated 2014-08-11]

  1. Added Brazilian Portuguese translation pt_BR.po and files
  2. Bug Fixed: Comment background and font line height issue
  3. Added changelog.txt file which list the theme change log

Version 2.7.4 [Updated 2014-07-09]

  1. Added email in social link option
  2. Optimized Theme Options panel to speed up

Version 2.7.3 [Updated 2014-06-18]

  1. Added Hungarian translation hu_HU.po and

Version 2.7.2 [Updated 2014-06-10]

  1. Added Czech translation cs_CZ.po and

Version 2.7.1 [Updated 2014-03-24]

  1. Fixed menu css isssue
  2. Minified admin scripts
  3. Remove outdated simplecatch_backward_compatibility(), simplecatch_template_backward_compatibility(), simplecatch_sidebar_layout_backward_compatibility() and simplecatch_reset_template_cache functions

Version 2.7 [Updated 2014-03-16]

  1. Added missing function_exists condition to support child theme
  2. Added Custom Header option
  3. Updated theme Tag Filter in style.css
  4. Updated theme screenshot file to match with WordPress 3.8
  5. Updated slider script
  6. Updated jQuery Cookie Script added minified version
  7. Removed depreciated functions add_custom_background()
  8. Removed Redirect to Theme Options Page on Activation as per new theme review guideline
  9. Replaced the logo with Generic Logo as per the review guideline

Version 2.6.7 [Updated 2013-11-09]

  1. Added span for slider title, separator and content to give better control through CSS

Version 2.6.6 [Updated 2013-11-01]

  1. Added brown color scheme
  2. Fixed dark color scheme

Version 2.6.5 [Updated 2013-10-23]

  1. Added dark color scheme
  2. Fixed custom css issues with color options
  3. Moved style.css enqueue to wp_enqueue_scripts
  4. Merged Content Background and Content Color Options to Color Options

Version 2.6.4 [Updated 2013-10-15]

  1. Added Simple Catch: Advertisement widget to add google ads and custom image ads
  2. Added support for Widgets id and class for custom css support

Version 2.6.3 [Updated 2013-9-24]

  1. Added Soundcloud social icon
  2. Fixed Skype Link Data Validation as per

Version 2.6.2 [Updated 2013-8-29]

  1. Fixed Fav Icon image

Version 2.6.1 [Updated 2013-8-20]

  1. Added Skype Social Icon
  2. Fixed admin.js to support WordPress 3.6 jQuery UI version update
  3. Updated Dutch translation nl_NL.po and

Version 2.6 [Updated 2013-7-19]

  1. Added Danish translation da_DK.po and

Version 2.5.2 [Updated 2013-7-16]

  1. Added GitHub, Vkontakte, My World, Odnoklassniki and Goodreads Social Icons

Version 2.5.1 [Updated 2013-7-08]

  1. Added Jetpack Infinite Scroll support
  2. Added option to disable logo
  3. Added option to disable fav icon
  4. Change default logo to WordPress Logo as required by Theme Review Guideline
  5. Change default fav icon as disabled as required by Theme Review Guideline
  6. Fixed the layout issue when scrolling
  7. Removed site verification code as required by Theme Review Guideline

Version 2.5 [Updated 2013-6-18]

  1. Added Italian translation it_IT.po and

Version 2.4.3 [Updated 2013-6-08]

  1. Fixed the Slider

Version 2.4.2 [Updated 2013-6-01]

  1. Moved function simplecatch_pass_slider_value() from header.php to simplecatch_functions.php under function simplecatch_sliderbreadcrumb()
  2. Fixed the slider homepage condition while setting static Posts Page
  3. Fixed Front page posts categories setting

Version 2.4.1 [Updated 2013-5-21]

  1. Added page template blog

Version 2.4 [Updated 2013-5-09]

  1. Added layout No Sidebar, Full Width
  2. Added css for bold

Version 2.3.4 [Updated 2013-5-01]

  1. Added Web Clip Icon Option for Apple Products Icons

Version 2.3.3 [Updated 2013-4-11]

  1. Moved comment-reply script to wp_enqueue_scripts
  2. Added Post ID shown in the All Posts Table in admin section
  3. Added !function_exists() condition to support child theme easy editing
  4. Fixed the css for wp-caption img

Version 2.3.2 [Updated 2013-4-06]

  1. Added German translation de_DE.po and
  2. Removed simplecatch_sort_query_by_post_in function as post orderby is already implement in WordPress Version 3.5 by default

Version 2.3.1 [Updated 2013-4-01]

  1. Fixed the grammatical in Social Icons title tags
  2. Fixed Search Form Title not changing as per Theme Options

Version 2.3 [Updated 2013-3-22]

  1. Added Spanish translation es_ES.po and

Version 2.2.1 [Updated 2013-3-13]

  1. Added Instagram Social Icon

Version 2.2 [Updated 2013-3-02]

  1. Added Chinese translation zh_CN.po and

Version 2.1 [Updated 2013-2-23]

  1. Added Croatian translation hr_HR.po and

Version [Updated 2013-2-14]

  1. Minor CSS edits for Header Logo, Site Details and background
  2. Added Support Forum URL in Theme Description

Version 2.0.1

  1. Added Simple Catch Social Icons Widget
  2. Fixed Simple Catch Tag Clouds Widget

Version 2.0

  1. Added Greek translation el.po and
  2. Language File Update for Polish
  3. Added Save Button on Social Links Option Panel
  4. Logo Upload Issue in Option Panel


  1. Replace footer logo with generic WP logo as per the WPRT instruction
  2. Fixed the condition of header logo
  3. Logo Upload Issue in Option Panel

Version 1.9.1

  1. Redesign whole Theme Options panel
  2. Made Header Logo and Favicon disable by default
  3. Added action to redirect to Theme Options upon activation

Version 1.9

  1. Added Logo and site title separator

Version 1.8

  1. Added Dutch translation nl_NL.po and

Version 1.7

  1. Added French translation fr_FR.po and

Version 1.6.2

  1. Fixed the comment validation issue

Version 1.6.1

  1. Updated screenshot to match with WordPress 3.5 version update
  2. Added comment form fields alteration function to match with WordPress 3.5 version update

Version 1.6

  1. Added Finnish translation fi.po and
  2. Added missing text translation ready
  3. Updated simplecatch.pot, pl_PL.po and ru_RU.po
  4. Fixed conflict with Custom CSS and Content Color Options CSS

Version 1.5.1

  1. Added missing text translation ready
  2. Updated simplecatch.pot, pl_PL.po and ru_RU.po

Version 1.5

  1. Added Russian translation ru_RU.po and
  2. Added Word Wrap for commentlist in style.css


  1. Fixed CSS Pagination with WP-PageNavi and WP Page Numbers Plugins
  2. Fixed CSS for default textarea

Version 1.4.9

  1. Improving Theme Options data validation

Version 1.4.8

  1. Fixed simplecatch.pot file for comment form labels

Version 1.4.7

  1. Fixed menu highlight for current menu
  2. Added Polish translation pl_PL.po and

Version 1.4.6

  1. Fixed the typo for All Rights Reserved

Version 1.4.5

  1. Fixed Theme Option issue with Facebook and Twitter Like

Version 1.4.4

  1. Update the Add Image Script
  2. Fixed layout issue with the attachments

Version 1.4.3

  1. Fixed textdomain in Info Bar
  2. Fixed float issue of Static home page
  3. Fixed footer code
  4. Fixed site title though changes in wp_title and catchbox_filter_wp_title function

Version 1.4.2

  1. Changed Theme URI to match with the new theme site
  2. Change the license to GPL 2
  3. Added Info bar in Theme Option Panel
  4. Fixed Slider Initialization

Version 1.4.1

  1. Fixing Color Options

Version 1.4

  1. Added Feed Redirect Option in Theme Options
  2. Added more FAQ
  3. Change the Settings in Theme Options

Version 1.3.6

  1. Added Content Color Option
  2. Added Custom Background


  1. Fixed pagination float issue
  2. Added pagination in page
  3. Added Support for Captcha Plugin
  4. Replaced get_stylesheet_directory_uri to get_template_directory_uri

Version 1.3.3

  1. Added Excerpt Length option to alter the excerpt length in Layout Settings
  2. Fixed content.php file
  3. Used get_option( ‘date_format’ ) rather than hardcoding format
  4. Made Post author link prefix translation ready
  5. Changing the key name for post custom metadata i.e. ‘Sidebar-layout’ keyname changed to ‘simplecatch-sidebarlayout’

Version 1.3.2

  1. Added sidebar layout option metabox in post and page
  2. Added default sidebar layout option in Theme options
  3. Fixed the issue of Dual title in feed
  4. Fixed the site verification, site title, Description caching issue
  5. Fixed the css issue for search title


  1. Fixed Link for logo and site title in simplecatch_headerdetails() function


  1. Fixed logo condition in simplecatch_headerdetails() function

Version 1.3.1

  1. Added option to show posts from only selected category in homepage
  2. Added option to disable site title and site description

Version 1.3.0

  1. Added Theme Option array Backward Compatibility for SimpleCatch version 1.2.7 and below

Version 1.2.9

  1. Cleaned simplecatch_functions.php file
  2. Removed the inline script from searchform.php
  3. Theme options are saved in single option array from multiple options array
  4. Unwanted wp_query removed and instead used pre_get_posts hook to alter main loop in homepage

Version 1.2.8

  1. Added option in Featured Slider to Exclude Slider Posts from Homepage
  2. Cleaned simplecatch_functions.php file
  3. Cleaned searchform.php file
  4. Fixed Layout settings of theme option

Version 1.2.7

  1. Cleaned and arranging simpecatch_functions.php
  2. Cleaned and fixing searchform.php
  3. Cleaned Header.php file
  4. Fixed slider to make compatible with ie7 and ie8
  5. Fixed css to make compatible with ie8
  6. Fixed image.php file
  7. ul,next and previous bullet changed from jpg image format to png image format

Version 1.2.6

  1. Fixed CSS for Dropdown menu height to accept longer titles
  2. Added Layout Options under Theme Options
  3. Added more slider options under Slider Options

Version 1.2.5

  1. Cleaned and Fixed the theme_options.php
  2. Cleaned and Fixed the Simplecatch_functins.php
  3. Added Social Icons for Delicious and

Version 1.2.4

  1. Fixed the action hook for simplecatch_haedercode to simplecatch_footercode

Version 1.2.3

  1. Fixed css for alignment and footer clear
  2. Fixed the layout and css for error404 page
  3. Change the Heading from H1 to h2 class entry title
  4. Remove title modification from header.php and added function simplecatch_filter_wp_title() to filter the wp_title
  5. Added Enqueue Comment Reply Script in function simplecatch_enqueue_comment_reply_script and removed it from header
  6. Added Social Icons for Linkedin, Slideshare, Foursquare, Vimeo, Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt, Dribbble, MySpace and WordPress
  7. Added Custom CSS Styles option in Theme Options
  8. Added Webmaster Tools and verification of Google, Yahoo and Bing

Version 1.2.2

  1. Fixed css for Pinterest

Version 1.2.1

  1. Fixed the Slider Image Link
  2. Modified the Continue Reading Link
  3. Added Social Icons for Pinterest and Google+
  4. Added CSS to Support WP-PageNavi and Contact Form 7 Plugins

Version 1.2

  1. Theme Approved in
  2. Initial Public Release