As of yesterday, October 11th, 2012, Twitter shut down their unversioned API URL endpoints, and as a result the twitter widget of all CSSIgniter themes stopped working.
Each and every one of our themes has just been updated to rectify the issue, and they also got a few changes to better support internationalization.
If you use the Twitter widget or rely on proper internationalization handling, then you’re urged to upgrade.
As always, be a good sport and keep a full backup of your WordPress installation before you update.
My oh my!
October looks like it’s going to be a great month. Not only the 9 lucky winners will receive their presents (congrats boys and girls!), but we already released a brand new theme. I hear you say: “But this is not enough Anastis. We want moar!”
How about some theme updates then? Sounds good?
It is good, trust me. October will not end unless we update all our themes, even if that means we’ll have to reprint the world’s calendars, brainwash time-keeping-scientists (astronomers), or even bend the space-time continuum. And you know why? Because you’ll benefit from it. Let me point out (in very sophisticated pointed list) why you’ll benefit:
- Theme updates. You’ll get a discreet notice one the CSSIgniter panel that a newer version exists. You can turn that off of course.
- White-labeling the theme. Just a TRUE away.
- Child themes support.
- Multisite support.
- Extendable panel.
- Less steps to update each theme (this one we did for us, but it’s mostly good for you as you’ll get faster updates).
- A cool new checkbox to disable comments on all pages.
- Touch Favicons, touchicons or whatever you want to call the larger icons used on mobile devices.
- Guaranteed compatibility with WordPress >= v3.3.3 (but you should really consider updating to the latest WordPress version, security-wise…)
- Loads of little things implemented, fixed, or even removed
But good things are happening on the background.
Summer is well in and the sun shines (more like burns skin) here in sunny Greece. While everyone is planning on their vacations, CSSIgniter is hard at work to bring you more. No, wait… we actually try to bring you less. Less hassle, less options (but enough to keep you satisfied and do whatever you want to do) and less sweating.
That’s why we’ve released updates for Troy and Oddysey. Two out of our first four original themes got revisited and are now working as any modern (think WordPress v3.4) theme should work. If you are updating, don’t expect anything spectacular. Most changes are made under the hood. You might notice though that Featured Images are available, as well a revamped and more solid panel is at your hands. If you are watching Troy or Odyssey for the first time, just know that what you see and what you expect, is really really what you get.
A changelog for versions 1.1 (shortlived) and 1.2 for each theme is available in our support forum, so any of you existing users is upgrading and have made any customizations in the theme files, make sure to take a look at the changelog. Of course you need to backup your customization, but you already have done that, haven’t you?
Don’t go away just yet… I mean, plan your summer holidays as you’d normally do, but keep in the back of your head that more theme updates are coming.
Penelope is next.
So, you’re developing your own WordPress theme, or you are heavily customizing the one you are already using, and you need to have different number of posts per page depending on the page you are in.
How do you do that?
CSSIgniter Shortcodes is a shortcodes plugin. But different.
Sure, you can create a button with a shortcode using our plugin or any other plugin, but how do you know it will look nice with your brand new premium WordPress theme? How do you know it won’t overlap or even break other shortcodes defined by virtually almost every other plugin? That’s right. You don’t.
That’s why we took the matter into our hands and created a set of beautiful, hand-crafted shortcodes, that work well with our themes. And yours. Now you know. Now you have a choice. Not only you can select ready-made shortcode themes and change the look and feel of your elements instantaneously, but you can also have compatible shortcode names by the click of a button.
Ithaca, our gaming reviews theme for WordPress, has been brought to version 1.1 as it fixes an issue where the menu would be hidden by the featured reviews slider. Only the HTML5 version was affected, but the fix was also applied to the xHTML version for consistency.
All Ithaca users affected by the bug, are advised to update their theme to this latest version.
Custom Posts Types Relationships is a WordPress plugin that allows you to define relationships between posts in a manual way. This second version of the plugin now supports posts, pages and custom posts types, as well as allow you to define cross-type relationships. Sure, plugins that automatically get the job done are nice, but cat take you that far as they might link to irrelevant posts or change the output as more posts are added.
This version, renamed, is work based on Gerasimos’ original plugin, Custom Post Relationships, but extended to support custom post types, pages, a shortcode, a theme function, and an admin panel.