June 13, 2009
DIYThemes Thesis 1.5.1 Released
- Added post images to RSS feeds: This was an obvious and glaring omission from the time I first introduced post images, and finally, your subscribers will see all that image goodness that your regular site visitors see. All together now
- Fixed thumbnail dimension overrides on the in-post editor: So yeah, let’s just pretend that I didn’t screw this one up in 1.5, k?
- Updated the thumbnail auto-crop script: My armchair benchmark testing with WordPress 2.8 and this new script resulted in slightly quicker page load times when using teasers and auto-cropped thumbnails. Supposedly, the updated script will work with more server configurations, too, but I’ll believe that when I see fewer support threads regarding thumbnails
- Tagline font controls actually work now: [cough] Let’s pretend that these worked in 1.5, too.
- Changed the way admin scripts and styles are loaded: This began life as a fix for widget compatibility in WordPress 2.8, and it eventually evolved into a more robust and efficient method for loading styles/scripts in all versions of WordPress from 2.7 on up.
- Moved in-post options to their own master file: Formerly,
lib/admin/admin.phphoused all the in-post options, but since these options are such an important part of Thesis, it made sense to abstract the code out into its own file,
- Added a new nav menu to the options panels!
- Where’d my sub-headline font controls go? Oh, you—you’re observant. I moved them underneath the regular headline controls, cause that makes a helluva lot more sense. Next!
- Removed the redundant search box from the “search not found” page: Yeah, this one was a dumb holdover from an age gone by.
- New Thesis screenshot with the current version number! Confused over which version of Thesis you’re clicking on? Not anymore
- Styled up a new “cancel reply” button for threaded comments:
- Moved two lines of conditional code out of
header.php: This code is now buried deep in the core files where you’ll never find it!
- Nuked most of WordPress’ new and overly ambitious
rellinks in the document
<head>: The Thesis canonical URLs take care of this on the most basic level, and better, they don’t imply a nonspecific chronological relationship between post/pages (as WordPress does).
- Added a few new filters: Check out the list in
lib/changelog.txt, but keep in mind that this file is incomplete and should not be taken as gospel. Dev nerds, expect a veritable slew of new filters over the next couple of releases… Pretty soon, the only thing Thesis won’t be able to filter is your water.
- Myriad pedantic style tweaks and fixes that only a freakshow perfectionist could love.
Price: $87 Personal License | $164 Developer License
DIYThemes is all about creating best blog framework available on the internet. Thesis theme focuses on SEO/usability and flexibility. For more information, check out the Thesis website itself.
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