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Introducing LayoutPress Lite

The most common request we’ve received since launching LayoutPress is being able to try it before buying it.

To answer this request, today we are releasing a free version called LayoutPress Lite. This version is currently pending review for submission into the WordPress Theme Directory but in the meantime, we are making it available free to download here. It can also be dowloaded on the homepage by clicking the Try Now button.


  1. Download LayoutPress Lite.
  2. Install WordPress (if not already installed).
  3. Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  4. Go to Appearance > Themes.
  5. On the Themes page, click Add New.
  6. On the Add Themes page, click Upload Theme.
  7. On the Add Themes page, click Choose File to locate the LayoutPress .zip file. Click Open. Click Install Now.
  8. On the Installing Theme from uploaded file page, click Activate.
  9. To start using LayoutPress, go to Appearance > LayoutPress.

Using LayoutPress Lite

LayoutPress Lite will give you an excellent idea of how the full version of LayoutPress works. The only limitation when compared to the full version is that you can only edit three templates – header, index and footer. However, if you want your website to have the same layout throughout, LayoutPress Lite is all you need!

LayoutPress Lite Templates
The Drag and Drop Page Layout Editor is exactly the same as in the full version. This lets you easily create a grid system by adding rows and columns and dragging native WordPress widgets into desired position. To learn more about editing templates, click here.

LayoutPress Drag and Drop Page Layout Editor
We are happy to let you try LayoutPress with this version and if you enjoy it as much as we do, we encourage you to upgrade to the full version to receive extra features.


If you decide to upgrade to the full version of LayoutPress, you will receive the following additional features:

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LayoutPress 1.3.1

It was recently found that on some servers with older versions of MySQL, it was not possible to save the addition of new rows, columns and widgets. This version fixes that issue by making LayoutPress compatible with all versions of MySQL, as well as fixing minor debug error messages in the LP Code and LP Editor widgets.


  • Added compatibility with all versions of MySQL.
  • Fixed debug error messages on LP Code and LP Editor widgets.


Up to WordPress 4.3

Introducing the LP Editor Widget

In the recent release of LayoutPress 1.3, one of the biggest features added was the LP Editor widget, a WYSIWYG editor to add and format plain text, HTML or PHP.

This editor is based on the popular CKEditor and allows you to easily add content in LayoutPress with common word processor features and without any HTML knowledge. The content that you add is automatically converted to HTML, which can be edited by clicking the Source button in the editor toolbar. It also supports PHP, making it a powerful alternative to the LP Code widget.

layoutpress-lp-editor-widgetTo use LP Editor:

  1. Click on the widget title bar to expand the widget’s interface.
  2. Under Widget Class, enter the class of the widget (if desired).
  3. Under Title, enter the title of the slide (if desired).
  4. Under Content, enter the desired content inside the editor.
  5. Click Save to save the widget’s customization.

For more information on how to use the editor, please visit

LayoutPress 1.3

In our biggest update to date, LayoutPress 1.3 is packed with bug fixes, formatting fixes, framework updates and a partial rewrite to increase compatibility with third party widgets. In addition, the new LP Editor widget was added, which provides a WYSIWYG editor for adding and formatting text, HTML or PHP.


  • Fixed how widgets are generated by using WordPress widget function instead, making it more compatible with third party widgets.
  • Added extra WordPress widget hooks to help resolve potential issues with widgets that load their own scripts using standard WordPress method.
  • Fixed bug where widget “Save” button doesn’t work in latest WordPress version.
  • Removed the post pagination heading on static pages.
  • Added title to search results page.
  • Added title to archive page.
  • Fixed bug where post thumbnails weren’t displaying.
  • Added LP Editor widget, a WYSIWYG editor for text, HTML or PHP.
  • Updated Bootstrap to version 3.3.5.
  • Updated jQuery to version 1.11.3.


Up to WordPress 4.3

LayoutPress 1.2.1

Change Log

  • Fixed bug that caused comment list not to display on single post page.
  • Added copyright declaration to style.css.
  • Updated README.txt file and formatted in standard plugin readme.txt markdown.
  • Updated Bootstrap to version 3.3.2.


Up to WordPress 4.1

LayoutPress 1.2

On the heels of LayoutPress 1.1 being released, Bootstrap was updated again and a couple more bugs found, which have been fixed for version 1.2.

Change Log

  • Fixed bug in LP Code widget where characters ‘ and \ don’t save in widget setting.
  • Fixed bug where “include header” and “include footer” doesn’t remain unchecked.
  • Fixed flicker on arrows when resizing columns.
  • Removed warning when LP Loop widget isn’t included in layout.
  • Removed white space in header and footer scripts.
  • Updated Bootstrap to version 3.3.1.


Up to WordPress 4.1


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