Simplish version 2.1.5

Posted by – February 5, 2009

Simplish 2.1.5 spruces up support for WordPress version 2.7 features, and is only compatible with WordPress versions ≥ 2.7. The changes are focused on complete support for features, removing compatibility code for older WordPress versions, and fixing a few bugs.

  • Auto-generated post classes (and “sticky” post support): Use post_class() everywhere but the page template
  • Fix a dangling </a> that slipped into the 2.1.4 release (validation)
  • Fix excess vertical spacing in content area ol / ul li elements (thanks Demetris @
  • Eliminate some redundant or over-specified CSS rules for ol / ul li elements
  • Switch to new table styling, derived from Gesso, and eliminate code adopted from Blueprint. Remove Blueprint license file and NOTICE note.
  • Use new wp_logout_url() in sidebar logout link
  • Replace manual includes with new get_search_form()
  • Remove the ocomments.php file, and much compatibility code from functions.php (removes support for wp < 2.7)
  • Replace wp_list_pages() calls with new wp_page_menu() to allow in-function “Home” link

Download Simplish version 2.1.5 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.

5 Comments on Simplish version 2.1.5

  1. seb says:

    Thanks a lot! I really like your theme

  2. SA says:

    Great theme and great coding.
    But don’t you think that the font size is so small and it hurts eyes.
    For instance on my sites %95 of visitors have 1024*768 or bigger screen resolutions.
    I hope you take my advise into account.
    Good job.

  3. josh says:

    Font size has been a matter of some debate. ;)

    In the end, Simplish has followed the font sizes in Hardy’s original Scribbish. But changing them for your site is fairly easy — just check line #27 in style.css, and alter the 0.75em to something larger that suits.

    Thanks for the compliments, the suggestion, and for using Simplish!

  4. josh says:

    Kathryn Pinker uncovered a bug in the ordering of the Pages menu in the default Simplish sidebar. In version 2.1.5, pages in the sidebar list are ordered exclusively by title, and ignore your “order” settings.

    This won’t affect anyone using sidebar widgets — it is only a problem with the default sidebar. It will be resolved in the next version.

  5. josh says:

    Another problem discovered in Simplish 2.1.5 is the CSS alignment of the footer text. The right side text is lower than the left. The fix to the style.css file is below if you need to apply it yourself, or will be in the next theme release:

    @@ -412,6 +412,8 @@ caption { background: #ffc; }
    #footer ul{
    float: right;
    list-style-type: none;
    + margin: 0;
    + padding: 0;
    text-align: right;
    width: 40%;