This version is intended mainly for the update from version 1 to version 2 and it can be used only for e107 version 2.3.* (HTML layouts introduced). Version 1 still works with 2.3 (like Gaia does), but for future development (to be compatible with Solid and Landing Zero) theme's core had to be rewritten.
If you don't customize your Hestia, just update.
If you customized your Hestia, be aware of:
- no visual changes, no new features were done, nothing, everything should works like before
- no database changes
- new file: theme.html
- new folder: layouts
- changed files: theme.php, theme_shortcodes.php, theme.xml
- removed folder: jmlayouts
If you customized layout in jmlayouts folder ( .php version). Copy it to layouts, change to .html file, delete php stuff. You can look at other layouts.
Report any problems. Demo is already working with this version and PHP 7.3.
PS. There is JM theme 2.1.7 too, but it is just fixed for core changes from August 2020.