Hey everyone, here is the second beta of Blocs 4.2. This release comes with a range of major new features, we recommend you read this carefully before you use the initial betas of Blocs 4.2.
Build 2 addresses most of the initial issues that cropped up in the first build. It also has beta 3 of the Bootstrap 5 framework, which came out yesterday.
It’s here, but please remember the framework is actually still in beta. We have a feeling the official release may happen during the beta testing for Blocs 4.2, however, until then we do not recommend using Bootstrap 5 for live production sites.
You can migrate up to Bootstrap 5 but not backwards, so as this is a super early beta only migrate with backup projects and again don’t migrate and push to production, it’s way to soon for that.
To migrate, open a Bootstrap 4 project and head to project settings, you will see a new framework dropdown, change this and you are good to go!
Bonjour, Hallo, Hola! Our none native English speaking users will be happy to hear Blocs now speaks French, German and Spanish. You may notice a bad translation, some text cropping or another little interface oddity. Please let me know if you spot something and it’ll be fixed up in no time!
For those interested in the new CSS selector support, you can now add these manually to classes, below is a list of newly support selectors.
You didn’t see that coming! I know many have wondered what is happening with Solis, and you may notice there have been some fixes added to 4.2 for Solis. Work on Solis has already started up again and we hope to have version 1.0.7 beta 1 of Solis out later this week. V1.0.7 will fix a bunch of issues and also add full support for Boostrap 5 Blocs projects.
Please don’t be put off using this version of Blocs, just remember there are a lot of big changes in this release, so only use it for none critical, none production work, at least for the first few betas anyway.
Enjoy testing and thanks so much for your continued support!
Don’t forget to hard reload your browser if the beta doesn’t show!