Suffusion Version 3.0.5 was released on 7th December 2009.
Users upgrading from an older version, please go to "Upgrade" under the theme options and click on "Migrate". Otherwise your blog might not behave the way you expect it to. If you are installing the theme anew, you don’t have to do anything.
Version 3.0.5 had a lot of enhancements:
- Performance Improvement
This has been the biggest feature of this release. The theme has never been slow or sluggish, but prior versions of the theme had a very high number of queries in certain scenarios. I have rewritten some of the query logic and brought down the numbers drastically. The major changes are to the navigation bar, the featured content and the magazine template.
- SEO Enhancements
I made some tweaks to some of the tags to ensure better search engine optimization for your content. For folks not using any SEO plug-in this should be a big feature. I intend to allow customizations for SEO features in the near future.
- Bug Fixes
There were three main bug fixes. The first deals with excerpts showing up in the Magazine layout, the second deals with the “Add Comments” link showing up for posts with comments disabled and the third deals with the JQuery-based layout fix that I provided in the previous version, where I went inadvertently aggressive and broke the general layout.
- Code Restructuring
This is of no impact to the users, but it sure does make my work easier. I broke down the code to modular units in a few places to help develop new features better.