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.
While waiting for my departure for my vacation, I decided to go ahead and quickly check off a to-do from my list of tasks. I went ahead and updated the Suffusion BP Pack to version 1.10.
This version handles BP 1.6 beta and hopefully fixes the AJAX issues with the plugin. Do give it a run and let me know how it goes.
After a long time I managed to do something on Photonic. This is for the users of 500px.com: Photonic now supports tag and term based search of images.
In addition, the following new capabilities have been added for 500px.com:
- Support for category exclusion by use of the
- Inclusion of some more “sort by” types
- Inclusion of new categories added by 500px.com
In all, 500px.com’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.
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.
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.
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!
This is a late announcement regarding an update for the Suffusion Commerce Pack. I released version 1.02 of the plugin a couple of days back, but got too buried in my work to post this update. The version addresses a problem with the Prospress module in the auctions page.
I have also submitted version 4.2.0 of Suffusion for approval and it has got approved. It should go live in a few days.
Suffusion and Photonic pretty much hold a duopoly over my WordPress development efforts, relegating all other plugins to the backburner. In this release of the Suffusion Commerce Pack I have fixed a bug with Prospress pertaining to its use with WP 3.3.
Support for WooCommerce and WP e-commerce are in the queue, as soon as I can get to it.
I have released version 1.22 of Photonic with the following changes:
- There was a problem with the authentication behaviour. If you weren’t connected to the internet and authentication options were switched on, your site would return fatal errors. This shouldn’t happen any more.
- I had earlier erroneously stated the license of PrettyPhoto to be “Creative Commons”. But PrettyPhoto is licensed under GPL and I have corrected the wording appropriately.
- I have added the capability to do nested shortcodes in the plugin. In other words, if you have a shortcode passed as a parameter, that should work fine.
Version 1.21 of Photonic addresses 2 things:
- SmugMug password-protected photos will now be visible to users who have authenticated into the system and have access to the photos.
- There was a bug in SmugMug’s popup albums that was killing the last photo. So you would always see one photo less than the total if the number of photos was more than 1. This should now be working fine.