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)
Changes in version 2.2.1:
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.
For a very detailed record of the changes in this release, see the developer changelog.
We’ve been moving things around as Labs/Blogs reaches the end of its project. This means major changes for Simplish — we hope in the form of expanded collaboration and easier access. At any rate, the theme is moving, but not going away, and continues to be maintained by Utopian.net Labs.
Simplish is fairly stable these days, but if you had been following the git development branch, the source is now using the Mercurial DVCS and hosted at Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/simplish/. We hope you’ll want to join the project as a contributor, and that you’ll find the code easier to access and issues, if any, easier to report.
The demo blog hopped over to our burgeoning hosted-solution service, and can now be found at http://simplish-demo.pomfolio.com. This blog will likely follow it there in the near future — or else will be entirely replaced by the wiki and other pages/documentation possibilities at Google Code.
Of some note to developers is the fact that during the git -> hg -> code.google.com import-export chain, we left out individual author names on past commits – they have the single author of our hg mirror repo. This leaves out some commit credit, not least for Demetris & Brianna. Individual authors will be there as usual on future commits pushed to the new project home.
Simplish v2.1.10 makes one change to the styling for
pre elements, removing the outline border box.
This release simply serves to get the very-slightly-different code we’ve run since the 2.1.9 release out into daylight.
It has had the benefit of production use and testing up to the latest WordPress svn tip (inclusive of the current release, 2.8.4, of course).
Simplish 2.1.9 is available, bringing just a few minor updates along on the roughly-monthly schedule:
Deleting your existing Simplish install directory and replacing it wholesale, rather than overwriting it, will help prevent any possible template conflicts resulting from the file rename.
We created a Simplish mailing list/Google Group tonight, to help make developing, translating, or reporting issues with Simplish a little easier. We’ve largely conducted that with blog comments here (which are still quite welcome) & individual emails, but as a few more people outside utopian.net contribute to the theme, this should let us more conveniently keep in sync.
We realize the list will be of use and interest mostly to developers, translators, and bug-reporters, so we will of course continue to announce new features, any problems, and new versions of the theme here on the blog.
This is significant in another way, because we usually host our own services, including lists, but I was feeling both lazy and experimental enough to take advantage of an external service for this, for now. We’ll see how it goes.
A minor update that adds a Swedish, Sweden (
sv_SE) localization, adds a few missed strings for translation, and makes more appropriate use of en dash (“–”) rather than the minus (“-”) character.
–entities. Thanks Demetris at op111. (For compatibility, the minus convention is maintained in
There is a Simplish version 2.1.8RC available that adds 3 missed strings for localization. Translators can get it by any of:
git [clone || pull] git://labs.utopian.net/simplish
For inclusion in Simplish 2.1.8, send a git patch or the updated
.po file for your language/region to firstname.lastname@example.org, or put a link to your compressed
.po file in the comments on this post.
Many thanks to the folks doing localizations of the theme!