We're pleased to release the latest update to our popular Covent Garden theme – version 2.10.0! This release brings a host of new features, optimisations, and fixes aimed at elevating the performance and visual appeal of your online store. Let's explore the details of the exciting additions and improvements.
In response to evolving design standards, the Covent Garden theme now integrates the use of `srcset` for responsive images. This strategic implementation ensures that your images are displayed optimally across various screen sizes, ultimately enhancing the visual experience for your customers.
Another valuable addition to the theme editor is the new image loading option. This feature helps you to manage your website's loading performance effectively. Fine-tune settings to strike the perfect balance between image quality and page load speed, optimising the overall user experience.
Improving user convenience, Covent Garden now supports wallet buttons on product pages. This addition streamlines the checkout process, offering a seamless and secure experience for customers making quick purchases.
Adapting to different screen sizes is now more flexible. Covent Garden allows you to choose between one or two columns for product display on smaller screens, ensuring a visually pleasing and user-friendly interface.
Updates for Improved Performance
Optimising the default logo size and alignment enhances the overall professional appearance of your site. Improved main navigation dropdown link colours contribute to enhanced visibility, making navigation through your store more straightforward.
Videos in the WYSIWYG editor boast an improved aspect ratio, ensuring a polished and consistent look across your content.
Performance updates have been implemented across the theme to ensure a swift and responsive browsing experience for your customers. Aligning homepage product cards with alternative product list titles contributes to a cohesive design, while the refined layout and spacing of product cards enhance the overall product showcase.
In the realm of bug fixes, global banner speed instructions in the theme editor have been corrected, ensuring accurate control over banner animations. The issue of the original logo size overflowing in the header has been resolved, maintaining a polished and professional site appearance.
Additionally, product prices linked in blog posts are now perfectly centred, contributing to a more aesthetically pleasing blog layout.
In addition to these new functionality updates, we've fixed plenty of display bugs to ensure a seamless and visually appealing experience for your customers. For a full list of all the bug fixes included in this update, please refer to the changelog.
How to Update to 2.10.0
If you've already purchased Covent Garden, you can upgrade to 2.10.0 at no extra cost. Please see the BigCommerce article Updating a Marketplace Theme for more information.
If you're not a Covent Garden user but find yourself in the market for a uniquely styled BigCommerce theme, or if you just want to take a look, you can check out Covent Garden right here.