Version 3.4.0 of Suffusion was released today with the following updates:
- Added the capability to “unlink” pages in the navigation bar. I had received a request quite often to allow disabling the clicking of certain pages in the navigation bar, particularly if they had sub-pages. I have added some code to enable this.
- Another oft-requested feature, though in a different form – I have now added some “control switches” for selecting pages, categories and links in the navigation bar. You can now say, “Display All” or “Display Selected”. Setting it to “Display All” will ensure that all your pages or categories or links will be displayed and you will not have to manually add a page to the navigation bar each time you create one. By default I have let the “Display Selected” option chosen, so that it doesn’t break any behavior for users.
- One major bug fix is for the fact that the author page was not showing the author description. Somehow I had managed to break this in the recent past, and I have now fixed it.
- Another somewhat big bug-fix is for IE6 and IE7 in the RTL layout, where the navigation drop-down menus were getting shunted to the right of the page. This has been addressed. Thanks, Owen Rose!
- There were some minor fixes too. The wording for the description of “Sidebar 2” was incorrect. I have fixed it. Also the titles in the tabbed sidebar and the navigation bar tabs were displaying a “” (backslash) in case there were special characters. I have addressed this.
- There is a new Italian translation, thanks to Francesco!
Sorry if I have been off-color with support recently. I just have had too much work to do beyond Suffusion and the free support is proving to be quite a burden for me (and other volunteers too), with a lot of users seeming to think of it as their right rather than something to be used judiciously.
People are currently tagging every question they have as a support query without often doing a good search, and every issue they face as a bug. Some classic examples are the “Automatic Upgrade not being available”, which has of late been most frequently perceived wrongly as something I have changed, or of people putting in incorrect HTML code in their posts and saying that the theme is messing up their display. FYI, the automatic upgrade problem is a problem with one of WP’s servers and has nothing to do with Suffusion.
I have made an earnest appeal earlier to be more measured with the support requests, but it seems to have had very little impact. So I will monitor the requests in the coming few weeks and if things don’t change, then I will shut down the free forum and either introduce a charge for it or simply ignore most of the questions.
In the meanwhile, genuine thanks to volunteers who have helped out with queries (I know it is a thankless job) and to well-wishers who have made efforts to contribute back to the theme! I really appreciate your help.