Month: October 2009

Simplish version 2.2.1

Posted by – October 30, 2009

Changes in version 2.2.1:

  • Synchronized French and Swedish translations
  • Decreased vertical space below the byline on each post
  • Switch back to Verdana font on Windows (from Calibri)

Download Simplish version 2.2.1 here (.zip, sha1:ac7b527fce64c8f40c2556fef9caa18098b2ceb0), or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.

Simplish version 2.2

Posted by – October 18, 2009

Version 2.2 introduces the largest set of changes in several months, including new translations for French and Portuguese, minor styling enhancements, and a CSS rewrite that makes things more efficient without changing Simplish’s good looks.

On a display, there is only a single visible change in this release, but the numerous changes to the theme’s CSS will affect customizers or child-themers and therefore prompt a minor version bump over the venerable 2.1[.x] series. Print styles, on the other hand, have changed both in code and in visual presentation.

In honor of translators’ contributions since version 2.1.17, the Simplish Demo is rotating through the supported localizations.

Highlighted Changes

  • Add fr_FR localization for French, thanks to ttynixer.
  • Add pt_PT localization for Portuguese, thanks to ttynixer.
  • Optimize CSS according to Google Page Speed analysis.
  • Rewrite CSS for simplicity and efficiency. Reduce over-specification.
  • Trim dead selectors/rules. Merge some sharable selectors/rules.
  • Add new archives-list CSS class for common multiple-post listing styles.
  • Add underline on hover to author name in post byline.
  • More precisely define font, color, layout rules for printed output.

For a very detailed record of the changes in this release, see the developer changelog.

Download Simplish version 2.2 here (.zip, sha1:876b61a43a5da2bf98dd6392d65f972008956495), or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.

Simplish version 2.1.12

Posted by – October 7, 2009

Simplish 2.1.12 fixes two minor sidebar styling issues, and updates the URL pointing to this site.


  • Spacing from sidebar element bottom to next element’s h2 consistent. (Noted especially on Search element.)
  • Spacing below tag cloud widget, if any, matches normal element spacing.
  • Footer links and blog info in style.css use new URL (

Download version 2.1.12 (.zip, 95KB), or see it soon in the WordPress Themes Directory.