After the rather non-core 3.4.1, the 3.4.2 release has quite a few new core additions.
- Custom PHP
I added a new capability to include custom PHP. Though this appears minor, it is actually a significant addition in a lot of ways. For one, you can make use of the hooks built into Suffusion, plus any of the standard hooks that WP provides. A look at the actions.php file and the filters.php file will tell you what the hooks from Suffusion are. I will be adding a few more hooks at different positions in the theme’s layout so that you can extend Suffusion with specific features. Mind you, doing this takes a good bit of skill at working with WP, so providing this is aimed more at advanced users who still want to be able to upgrade the theme and take advantage of new features.
I have added support for two additional TimThumb attributes, “Zoom Crop” and “Quality”. This will address some concerns people had about the thumbnails not really showing the part of the image that they wanted, and of the default quality being grainy in a few cases. The options were added to the former “Excerpts / Full Contents” option screen, which is now called “Layout: Excerpt / List / Tile / Full”. I have added option grouping to this screen
I have also added support for the “sync” option of the JQuery Cycle plugin used in the Featured Content section.
- Default JS Versions
Someone looking at your source code can easily figure out you are using WordPress because there are references to “wp” littered throughout folder names in the WordPress structure. After that you just need to know that the RSS feed can be accessed by appending “feed” to your blog’s URL. So if your site is hosted at http://mysite.com/blog, your feed will be http://mysite.com/blog/feed/. A person looking at your raw RSS feed can determine which version of WP you are using, and no amount of masking, by either the FeedSmith FeedBurner plugin or otherwise can prevent that. Try it out.
- Bug Fixes
There was a bug in the “Single Left, Single Right Sidebar” template that was failing to position the sidebars correctly. I have fixed this. I have also fixed an XHTML validation issue in the comment form, if you are using a plugin that helps subscribe to comments plugin.
Wim and Didier provided updated versions of the Dutch and French translations. Thanks, folks!
Hope you like this release.