Version 3.3.1 of Suffusion was approved a few minutes back. This has some quite significant features:
- Export / Import Theme Options
This is quite big. Though this was not on my immediate agenda, some unsavory incidents on the support forum during the weekend precipitated this fix. This feature is going to be a must if you are running several blogs and you want to replicate the settings across them.
You can go to Suffusion Theme Options –> Introduction –> Export / Import to see this. You can export your current theme settings as a file called “suffusion-options.php”, then copy it to the folder called “import” under suffusion/admin/ in your new blog installation, then click “Import” on your new blog installation.
All your look and feel settings plus blog features etc will be copied over. What will not be copied over is the list of pages / categories / links you have selected in one installation, because the page ids may be different between your installations.
- New Widget Areas
The Top Navigation bar has two widget areas – one each on the left and right. You can add small widgets to these widget areas to enhance your site’s look.
- You can now choose alignment options for the drop-down menu in the top navigation bar – left or right.
- Code Housekeeping
I made a small tweak to the code for the search widget. Earlier I had set it up such that if the “before_title” and “after_title” elements of the widget’s definition were empty, the title wouldn’t print. I have reversed the condition – if the title is empty, the “before_title” and “after_title” elements will not print. I have also added a function that checks if a widget area has any widgets associated with it. If it doesn’t, the widget area is not printed.
Up next, a few more widget areas.