Monthly Theme Enhancement

Would you like a constantly evolving, always up-to-date website or one that slowly falls behind over time and needs a full re-build every few years?

Our custom theme is based on the default "Cornerstone" theme with many improvements and it is updated monthly with any changes made by BigCommerce as well as feature enhancements developed by our team. We are able to update the master theme whilst still retaining unique customisations made specifically to your website. You can read through a record of our monthly enhancements further down the page.

The cost for our optional monthly enhancement service is £125+VAT per month. For more information on BigCommerce project costs, please see our pricing.


How it works.

BigCommerce monthly theme enhancement.


Monthly Enhancements.

June 2022

  • Pre-order products now have a pre-order badge with expected date on product listings.
  • Improved display of pre-order message on product detail page.
  • When category/info pages are set to individual columns in the footer, the headings are now clickable.
  • Added a new hidden custom field. Name = hidden | value = search. This will hide the product from quick search and search results.
  • Individual blog posts now have a side menu showing recent posts with a link back to the main blog post.
  • Fixed duplicate title bug on individual blog posts.
  • Main blog page and individual posts now have multiple page builder regions.
BigCommerce 6.5
  • Fixed category icons do not appear in Search Form.
  • Incorrect translation displaying in Home Page Carousel for da, sv and no.
  • Fixed Blog Pages Do Not Include Link Rel Next/Prev Tags.
  • Add lang attribute to html tag to improve checkout accesibility.
  • Moved custom_fields loop to a dedicated component.
  • Fixed "None" modifier option is displayed as selected even if there is a default modifier option.
  • Add pickups to storefront invoice.
  • Fixed The stored bank account was not displayed in the "payment methods" section
  • Fixed "None" not being selected by default on unrequired Pick Lists without images

May 2022

  • Added an info icon option for header area. Create a page called "header" and assign page links as children (it will be hidden from any other menu).
  • Custom Block widget now has two optional custom classes built in (add to widget settings) to change appearance. "custom-widget-text-underneath" and "custom-widget-brand-logo".
  • Added a new page builder region to the bottom of category template that spans the width of side menu and product listings.
  • Added one new global page builder region and two normal regions to the purchase area of the product page template.
  • Product page alert box now inherits global alertbox colours which can be changed in theme settings.
BigCommerce 6.4.1
  • Incorrect handling of unsuccessful item removing from cart on the Cart page.

April 2022

  • Added a custom click class "scroll-click" that when clicked, will scroll to an element with a specific ID used as the href (e.g. <a class="scroll-click" href="#MyId">Text</a>)
  • Added automatic table styling for product page builder regions.
  • Social media icon top/bottom placement language updates.
BigCommerce 6.4
  • Remove adminBar translations from da/no lang files
  • Translation updates April 2022
  • Product image not shown in Pinterest preview if not signed in.
  • Remove nanobar (loading progress bar).
  • Fix Workflow examples missing api host.
  • Remove sweetAlert.
  • Apply security updates (April 2022)
  • Reviews form not submitting after quick view opening on PDP.
  • Social media icons failing wave scan with "Empty Link".
  • Search results containing % symbol result in errored page.
  • Remove translations for adminBar component
  • Remove adminBar.
  • When price list price is set for currency, the cart does not respect product's price.
  • Stored Payment Methods form can be submitted without selecting a Country.
  • Show pickup details in storefront for BOPIS orders.

March 2022

  • Category sidebar open/close system is now active on large desktops.
  • Added an optional read more/less expand button for category descriptions via theme settings.
  • Bottom margin removed from homepage carousel if it only has one slide (no space below needed for slide numbering).
  • Resolved a potential script conflict in product.js
  • Spotlight product on homepage no longer has a missing border when in far right position.
  • Spotlight product display bug between 801px and 1260px resolved and other general display improvements.
  • If using a category named "Brands", the category will now still hide products if parent categories are set to show sub products.
  • "Brands" category now hides sub category links on mobile and desktop.
  • If the main Cookie Consent Banner is turned off in admin settings, a simple Cookie Accept bar will now show for EU customers (GDPR).
  • SKU and UPC labels and values now show and hide depending on selected options.
BigCommerce 6.3
  • Updated blog component to use H1 tags on posts.
  • Removed redundent Compare Form.
  • Fixed password complexity error not displaying the complexity rules set in the store settings.
  • Translation updates February 2022.
  • Cornerstone performance optimizations: blocking scripts delaying DomContentLoaded.
  • Cornerstone performance optimizations: remove unused fonts.
  • Updated stencil-utils package.
  • Add google recaptcha to password reset request page.

February 2022

  • Improved display of mobile menu expand icons.
  • Client file added to the start of product gallery area for optional customisation purposes.
  • Added an optional theme setting to display a search box rather than a search icon in header.
  • Product page thumbnail image no longer appears if the product only has one image assigned to it.
  • Product videos now show in the same location as photos (photos become hidden) when product description location is set to underneath.
  • Improved presentation of stock levels on product page.
  • When group single catgeories is on, the mobile menu now just shows them as line items rather than an expandable group.
  • Added a new theme setting for the main header menu to choose whether dropdowns should be shown on hover or click for desktop view.
  • Fixed a product page script bug that occurs when product reviews are turned off.
  • Added Apple Pay as a payment icon hide/show option within theme settings.
  • Added category names, brand names and info page names as unique html body classes to make page specific customisations easier.
  • Improved mobile display of header promo bar if a message is too long.
  • Custom Blocks Widget now has the option to add image dimensions to assist with CLS ranking (Cumulative Layout Shift).
  • Custom Blocks Widget now has the option to add image alt text to assist with image ranking.
  • Custom Blocks Widget now has the option to choose independent font sizes for buttons.
  • Consent manager is now fixed to the bottom of window and unfixes once agreed.
  • "View Category" text removed from sub category boxes and replaced with category name.
  • New page builder region added above product listings on default and alternate category templates.
  • Added a new theme setting to turn sub category image boxes on / off for default category template (does not affect category if named "Brands").
BigCommerce
  • No release this month.

January 2022

  • When "group single sub categories" is on; the main menu dropdown no longer groups them if none of the sub categories have further children.
  • Added global page editor regions to the top and bottom of the product buy area on product page.
  • Mobile menu font size increased.
  • Add to cart and wishlist button heights increased on product page.
  • Breadcrumbs added to mobile view.
  • Updated contact form page template to match normal info pages.
  • Improved alignment and positioning for cart preview button options.
  • Changed default checkout button language to "Checkout Securely" and added padlock icon.
  • Added page builder regions to the top and bottom of cart page.
  • Added page builder regions above and below the search area of the 404 page.
  • Equalised top and bottom spacing of main menu custom images.
  • Increased size of product price on mobile.
  • Spotlight product carousel images now link to product page.
BigCommerce
  • No release this month.

December 2021

  • Added a new custom field option "name = breadcrumb | value = comma seperated category names" to allow multiple custom breadcrumbs on product page.
  • Added a new custom field option "name = download | value = file name" to show a download button on product page (upload to webdav content folder).
  • Category sidebar hide/show status now stays persistant on page load and default is set to show.
  • Product compare now works on brand pages and search results.
  • Improved appearance of pagination and now also visible at the top of category, brand and search pages.
  • Improved appearance of brand logo on individual brand pages.
  • Custom tab 1 and custom tab 2 content can now display text/html from specific information pages via theme settings.
  • Contact (and any other form based page) now has the option to add a custom header image via theme settings.
  • Client file added to the end of product gallery area for optional customisation purposes.
  • Client file added for when a custom review system is being used rather than inbuilt.
  • Improved header appearance when store logo is set to left or right.
BigCommerce 6.2
  • Fixed tooltip on close button of modal is shifted.
  • Optimized usage of jsTree library.
  • Replaced schema microdata with LD+JSON tag.
  • Translation Gap: Checkbox Option selection on Product.
  • Admin Bar no longer displays regardless of setting.
  • Fixed Loading unnecessary product lqip images on cart page.
  • Translation updates November 2021.

November 2021

  • Client file added within add to cart form on product detail page for optional customisation purposes.
  • Added a global client script file to base template for when handlebars language is required.
  • "if.customer.id" removed from navigation.html (currency selector) to allow guests to change currency if available.
  • Improved the display of warranty box data when pulled into product cards.
  • Client file for custom fields now only shows in top area if the fields are not set to show in tabs.
  • Added unique classes to product options to allow for easier css and script customisation.
  • Added an alternate info page template that enables page specific header banners.
  • Added unique classes to product tabs to allow for easier css and script customisation.
  • Added swipe capability for carousels on mobile and tablet.
  • Brands page now has an intelligent quickjump menu and improved display for brands without images.
  • Improved display of additional checkout buttons on popup and cart page.
  • Client file added to the start of main menu for optional customisation purposes.
  • Custom Blocks widget now has the option to add custom css classes to the widget and individual items.
  • Custom Blocks widget now has the option to open links in a new window on a per item basis.
  • Top level catgories and pages now have unique classes for easier css and script customisation.
BigCommerce 6.1.2 - 6.1.3
  • Fixed cannot see currency dropdown in storefront bug
  • Hide prices for aria-label and data-product-price attributes if set to "Hidden for guests". Hide currency selection for non-logged in users.
  • Added basic validation for Account Signup Date Field when it's empty.
  • Fixed Quick View modal "X" button focus bubble being slightly off center.
  • Apply dependency updates (jest & lighthouse).
  • Update lang file for FR locale.
  • Update store logo to use srcset.

October 2021

  • Category list in the sidebar of catgeory pages has increased from a maximum of 3 levels deep to 5.
  • Added an alternative category template option that shows the category description to the left of sub category image boxes.
  • Top and bottom client file options added to footer for customisation purposes.
  • Head tag client file option added for customisation purposes (custom fonts etc..).
  • Fixed an issue with carousel text overflowing banners on very wide screens.
  • Custom fields now have a unique css class based on their name in case they need to be modified separately.
  • Added a global region to category sidebar for site wide promotion.
  • Added a unique region to category sidebar for specific category promotion.
  • Filters and Shop by Price now remain in the sidebar when sub category display is set to above.
  • Sidebar for category, brand and search pages now has an open/close system to create more space for product listings on medium size screens.
  • Fixed a bug where spotlight products would show all thumbnail images vertically when a category filter was applied.
  • Featured, New and Popular products now have review stars visible if ratings are turned on.
BigCommerce 6.1.1
  • Fix product images on PDP has clipped outline.
  • Changed debounce wait time for search to 1200 ms from 200 ms.
  • Additional checkout buttons don't work on applying 100% discount coupon.
  • Fix sliding carousel with products cause footer headers flickering.

September 2021

  • Page header banner image available for blog, brands, cart, info pages, search and sitemap via theme settings.
  • Page header banner image size can be set to slim, medium or deep via theme settings.
  • Added search feature to blog page.
  • Added a custom client file option for nav menu (header icons)
  • Fixed a bug with custom block image vertical distortion on mobile.
  • Fixed header width issue on large desktop view.
  • Custom Blocks widget now has a setting to turn the widget into a carousel.
  • Added a theme setting to turn phone number on/off in header and footer.
  • Recent blog posts can now be set to show only on the homepage via theme settings.
  • Fixed a bug with header promo bar icons sharing a setting that should be unique.
BigCommerce 6.1
  • Fixed images placeholder on hero carousel shifted on mobile when slide has content.
  • Google AMP feature request - Add in release date info for preorder products.
  • Translation for states select field on account signup page.
  • Added description field below payment provider name on "My Account" -> "Payment Methods" page.

August 2021

  • Show video button is now displayed as part of the photo thumbnail gallery if description is set to underneath.
  • Header promotion bar now displays as a mini carousel on mobile to reduce screen space.
  • Added a theme setting to choose manual or auto play for homepage carousel slides.
BigCommerce 6.0
  • Translation mechanism for config.json has been updated.
  • Gift wrapping price now shos in product list for the cart.
  • Fixed wishlist dropdown shift on quick view modal.
  • Empty email input in newsletter field now triggers an error.
  • Make Hero Carousel both slide and button clickable when button enabled.
  • "Manage Website Data Collection Preferences" phrase is now translatable.
  • Navigation back to wishlist tab when you are in a wishlist.
  • Reviews pagination navigation buttons now open the Reviews tab.
  • Fixed social share links for product pages and blog posts.
  • Fixed 'undefined' announced with screen reader while changing Product quantity on PDP.
  • Counter on the Wish Lists tab on Account page has been removed.
  • User Account, diplay bug fixed in section payment methods.
  • Scss lint has been replaced with stylelint.

July 2021

  • Added the abilty to add text, links and images uploaded to Image Manager to main menu category dropdowns (via theme settings).
  • Added a grid style display of sub categories with images if category has no products and is set to not show subcategory products.
  • Added a custom component for adding client scripts directly under opening body tag.
BigCommerce 5.7
  • Updated lang files for some locales.
  • Implement CEV language files into Cornerstone.
  • Added translations for Consent Manager.

June 2021

  • Video player is now visible instead of the show button if product info is displayed to the side of photo gallery regardless of product tabs being on.
  • Modified below carousel region on homepage to ensure content is the same width as main content.
  • Added a custom field option (name = hidden | value = hide-quantity) to hide quantity on product page if global quantity is on.
  • Added a custom field option (name = hidden | value = show-quantity) to show quantity on product page if global quantity is off.
  • Widget: Custom Blocks now has more font size options for title and subtext (button uses subtext font data).
  • Widget: Custom Blocks now has the option to choose a light or dark background for text overlay on individual blocks.
  • Widget: Custom Blocks now has a settings tab for max blocks per row and hide/show for titles, subtext and buttons.
BigCommerce 5.6
  • Translation mechanism for config.json values have been implemented.
  • Enter press on Compare checkbox cause quick view opening.
  • Product images in quick view can be squashed.
  • Fixed shift in change options popup on Cart page.
  • Fixed possibility to select 'None' on multi unrequired Swatch Options.
  • Translation Gap: Account -> Wish List -> Name required message.
  • Translation Gap: Cart -> Shipping estimator error messages.
  • Add to cart button and Wishlist should be on one line on desktop.
  • Logo on AMP Product details page (PDP) doesn't fit header.
  • Translation Gap: Compare page fields (Description, Rating and Availability).
  • Translation Gap: Compare products error message.
  • Translation Gap: Gift Certificate -> Code required message.
  • Added translation for invalid quantity value error on Cart.
  • Translation Gap: Delete from Cart confirmation popup.
  • Fixed NaN error on increase/decrease product quantity by adding field validation.
  • Fixed social share links on blog post.

May 2021

  • Added position options for carousel content display: normal, left, centre, right.
  • Added the option to remove background from carousel content.
  • Added carousel button colour options.
  • Added new social icon display options: normal, circle, square.
  • 404 page now displays sitemap content.
  • Social icons upgraded to FontAwesome versions.
  • Search dropdown now adjusts to accommodate admin bar.
  • Resolved page header jump when initially scrolling down the page.
  • Added a "Filter by Tag" menu to blog page.
BigCommerce 5.5
  • Scale focus trap for all modals.
  • Fixed displaying swatch name for multiple swatch options on page.
  • Added settings for payment banners.
  • Use https:// for schema markup.
  • Update focus tooltip styles contrast to achieve accessibility AA Complaince.
  • Apple pay button display fix.
  • Fixed search result on search page not notified by screen reader.

April 2021

  • Added an option to use "from" for price ranges rather than min/max.
  • Improved the appearance of quick search and added the ability to change the placeholder search message.
  • Improved sitemap page presentation and added the ability to hide/show sitemap link in footer.
  • Improved styling for pagination and added the ability to change colours.
  • Added the ability to show product title above product details rather than in page header.
  • Header icon text can now be shown/hidden on large screens.
  • Added the abiilty to choose between solid and outline style for main header icons.
  • Added a "Globe" and "Tick" icon option for header bar messages.
  • Main header menu now has its own colour option for background and text (seperate to dropdown).
  • Updated instagram icon to latest version.
  • Corrected language error for tab 2 title in theme settings.
  • Added basket and bag icon options for cart icon in header.
  • Added background colour for heading text on category pages that are using a category image.
BigCommerce 5.4
  • Incorrect focus order for product carousels.
  • Removed duplicates of main tag.
  • Hamburger Menu Icon missing on Google AMP Pages.
  • Wish List drop down is truncated on product page.
  • Improve performance of analyzing homepage carousel images.
  • Added keyboard support on radio buttons.
  • Replace SSL settings in Page builder with global region for SSL certificate.
  • fixed email address validation in forms.
  • Fixed unnecessary horizontal scroll on swatch options on PDP.
  • Always showing product counts for Category facet in the faceted search results page.

March 2021

  • Improved Homepage carousel display.
  • Video summary and thumbnail is now hidden if the product only has one video.
  • Payment icons no longer wrap onto two lines when custom text is added next to copyright.
  • Fixed bug with single categories not being displayed when using parent category columns.
  • Custom component files added for phone and email in header bar.
  • Widget: Custom Blocks widget added as an install option.
BigCommerce 5.3
  • Remove AddThis for social sharing, replace with provider sharing links.
  • IE11 - Clicking on Search Does Not Display Search Bar.
  • Alt text should include product name for ratings.
  • Changed insufficient "Change" link text on cart page.
  • Added labeling for edit fields on cart page.
  • Add placeholder for failed to load carousel images and update scalability.
  • Fixed insufficient button label on cart page from action controls.
  • "Skip to main content" now is visible when top banned is absent.
  • Announce subscribing email field as mandatory.
  • Changed insufficient link text for "Read More" links.
  • Added sold out badge on products within PLP.
  • Update focus trap in Modal.
  • Added unique identifiers to product cards on product list pages.
  • Fixed line breaks on Dropdown menu display mode.
  • Added notifications on Carousel's content cahnge through 'Next/Prev' buttons.
  • Added error message when faceted search fails on search, category, brand pages.

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