Sep 022012

I released version 1.24 of Photonic a while back. This version has the following changes:

  1. Date filtering support for This is thanks to code contributed by Bart Kuipers. You can add “Date from” and “Date to” fields for your photos.
  2. I also removed the JQuery Dimensions script from the plugin – this was causing conflicts with several other JS-based plugins.

I had also gone a far way into building OAuth2 support, which would have enabled private photo support for Picasa. However the recent activities in my personal life badly disrupted the development flow for this. I will try to include that soon into the theme.

Jul 252012

I released version 1.01 of Suffusion bbPress Pack with a couple of updates:

  1. Viewing group forum topics was causing an error, thanks to changes that bbPress made with their 2.1 version. I have taken care of it at my end.
  2. I put in a sanity check so that even if you haven’t got bbPress, the activation of the plugin will not cause an error.
Jul 132012

I have released an update to the Suffusion Commerce Pack. Version 1.10 has one key feature: WooCommerce integration. So, the supported ecommerce plugins at this point are Jigoshop, WooCommerce and Prospress. Give it a shot and feel free to provide me with your feedback.

Please bear in mind that I am not a Jigoshop / WooCommerce user, so it is likely that some scenarios will not work perfectly. But that is what the support forum is for.

Jul 112012

The “coded-during-a-layover” plugin, Suffusion bbPress Pack is now available for download. Much like the Suffusion BuddyPress Pack plugin, this is aimed at providing you with modified plugin markup suitable for your Suffusion-based site. It copies over a bunch of template files to your theme folder and makes your theme work with bbPress. It is best you try the plugin with a child theme. Give the plugin a shot and let me know what you think.

Jun 132012

After a long time I managed to do something on Photonic. This is for the users of Photonic now supports tag and term based search of images.

In addition, the following new capabilities have been added for

  1. Support for category exclusion by use of the exclude parameter
  2. Inclusion of some more “sort by” types
  3. Inclusion of new categories added by

In all,’s API is still not on par with the other providers, and the features that Photonic provides are restricted due to this. Nonetheless the photos on their site are awe-inspiring, so I am happy to support them.

May 222012

I have released version 1.02 of FontMeister with a minor feature addition: TinyMCE support. Fonts that you add through FontMeister will now be visible in the drop-down list of fonts that you see in your visual editor in WP for editing posts and pages.

Note that for Typekit fonts you will not be able to see the font taking effect in the back-end. This is due to how Typekit and the WP Editor respectively operate, and is not a bug with the plugin.

May 152012

I patched a minor problem affecting some users of FontMeister. Affected folks were unable to add new fonts to their stack – this update should take care of the problem.

A small Suffusion update – I am working on a new skin. It is going to look very different from what you have seen from me, and will no doubt showcase the tremendous power of the theme and its markup. At present I am stuck with the look and feel for the featured content and the menus, but apart from that, the skinning activity is more or less done. One thing that I haven’t been able to decide on yet is whether to release this skin as a part of Suffusion or as a child theme – very soon the WP repository will start supporting child themes.

I haven’t devoted any time to the “responsive” aspects of the theme – I have been too busy with my family, my work and other things. I will probably get started on this after my vacation in June / July. Before that I hopefully will be able to release a version leveraging some of the capabilities of the upcoming 3.4 version of WP.

May 082012

For the longest time I have wanted to write a font management plugin to facilitate the easy addition of fonts to a user’s font stack. Finally last week, after submitting the HTML5 edition of Suffusion I had some breathing room to fit the development cycles required for such a plugin.

I would like to introduce you to “FontMeister – The Font Management Plugin”. FontMeister is being written with the goal of bringing together fonts from all big sources into your WordPress dashboard. In this first release I have built support for Google Web Fonts, Typekit and Fontdeck. In subsequent releases I will be extending the support to other providers and I will also include the capability to upload @font-face kits.

As a bonus for Suffusion users, the fonts that you pick in FontMeister automatically get added to the drop-down lists in the Typography section of Suffusion’s options.

You can download FontMeister from WordPress. Enjoy!