Version 2.6.2 of Suffusion was approved today. The following are new in this release:
- Dropdown menus for Categories
I finally bit the bullet on this one. I had a challenge positioning category navigation on the page, so eventually I decided to remodel the navigation bar. Up to the previous release I was allowing users to define what pages to show in the bar. In addition they can also show categories. Depending on how you have structured your blog, you might want to “roll up” categories or pages to one more level that you can name by yourself.
This was a tough feature to develop and test, which is why this release took me time. Please let me know in case you encounter bugs.
- New template for “All Categories”
In my drive towards providing a “magazine styled” theme I have provided a template for “All Categories”. I will provide more customization options for that.
- A bug fix for “Featured Posts”
The “Featured Posts” section was earlier being restricted by the global option for the number of posts per page. I have gotten around this by offering an option to define the maximum number of posts to show.
- RTL Support (Experimental)
Unfortunately I have very little experience in this department. So though I will provide RTL support for Suffusion starting from the next release, the feature will be somewhat experimental. I need to work with users of Right-to-Left blogs to get the flaws resolved.
- Featured Posts Shortcode
I am going to provide a shortcode for Featured Posts, which will let users insert featured posts into any document that they are creating.