I have completed the features that need to go into 4.2.0 of Suffusion. You can get the beta release 1 of the theme for testing. The following are the big features included:
- HTML5 Markup
Obviously, the biggest part of this release. I have converted the markup of the theme from XHTML to HTML5. Please give the theme a thorough spin and see if any aspect of usage is broken. Good things to test:
- Browser compatibility: Do check on both older and newer versions of IE
- Markup consistency: Different sidebar layouts and other aspects of your site should behave just the same as with the older markup.
- Extensive Custom Post Type Integration
I have provided a new template called Custom Post Type Archive. Using this, you can display archives of any custom post types that you have. You can control things such as how you want the layout of your archives to be, what byline information you want to display etc. When you select this template and save a draft of your post you will see a new tab in Additional Options for Suffusion for the Custom Post Type Archive. You can make all your selections there.
I have also added a set of options under Custom Types → Layouts, that will let you configure the display of individual post types. Customize and be merry!
- Save Options CSS as a File
This feature is back! You can now go to Back-end → Site Optimization and pick the option to save your CSS as a file. Note, that in some cases you might be asked to verify your FTP credentials. Don’t be alarmed – that is a part of WordPress’ native security module.
- Layout Adjustments
column-count. Note that this won’t work for IE and IE will continue using a JS-based layout. However Firefox, Chrome and Safari should be able to use the new engine. This will make columns more evenly balanced in the modern browsers.
Do let me know what you think of the beta. I will probably release the capability of saving of options as a file in an interim release while you give the beta a test-drive.