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.
- 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.
Posted by – September 19, 2009
Simplish v2.1.11 applies a single CSS change to hide the “search for:” text on the default sidebar search.
Download Simplish version 2.1.11 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.
Posted by – September 4, 2009
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).
Download Simplish version 2.1.10 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.
Posted by – February 20, 2009
The 2.1.6 release of Simplish contains two fixes for problems discovered in version 2.1.5:
- Default sidebar Pages menu now honors admin panel page Order settings
- Footer text is once again properly aligned on the vertical
Note that any Simplish ≥ 2.1.5 is compatible only with WordPress versions ≥ 2.7.
Download Simplish version 2.1.6 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.
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
li elements (thanks Demetris @ op111.net)
- Eliminate some redundant or over-specified CSS rules for
- Switch to new table styling, derived from Gesso, and eliminate code adopted from Blueprint. Remove Blueprint license file and
- Use new
wp_logout_url() in sidebar logout link
- Replace manual includes with new
- Remove the
ocomments.php file, and much compatibility code from
functions.php (removes support for wp < 2.7)
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.
Posted by – February 1, 2009
With the version bump of the Labs/blogs WordPress-µ software to 2.7, we have threaded comments running live here with Simplish 2.1.4, obviating the (regular WordPress) site that had served that demo.
A version 2.1.5 of Simplish will be along soon that eliminates the WordPress version 2.6 compatibility code, and is compatible only with WordPress ≥2.7.
Posted by – December 12, 2008
Simplish 2.1.4 is an update to support WordPress 2.7, including the new threaded comments feature.
- Support WordPress 2.7′s threaded comments.1
- Add compatibility comments template for WordPress ≤ 2.6.5.
- Link to comments goes to heading of comments list (instead of to first comment in list).
- Fix silly
feed:// typo in (default) sidebar syndication links (thanks eighty4.se).
- Fix “comments”
class to not have same name (introduce “commentslist”).
- Use smaller 32×32 gravatar for comment author.
Download Simplish version 2.1.4 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.
1 – Threaded comment support has not yet been added to WordPress-mu, the software this blog and the Simplish Demo run atop. Until it is, you can check out Simplish’s rendition of threaded comments at a test site.
Posted by – November 27, 2008
Another little gift for the holiday: Here’s a new production edition of Simplish. This is the one you should be using on your real site, you know, where you don’t run pre-release software like Simplish 2.1.4RC, or WordPress 2.7-beta…
Version 2.1.3 is a tiny update that contains just one change: a contributed header background graphic (thanks to both Anonymous and Demetris) that’s 10x smaller than the original, down from ~2.7 Kilobytes to a super-slender 256 Bytes.
In other words, this update is definitely not a big deal. But it does trim the theme’s only image down to a size smaller than… most of your blog posts, and might help (a very little bit) with bandwidth or page load times if you’re using Simplish on a very-busy site.
Download Simplish version 2.1.3 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.
Posted by – November 17, 2008
We have a very-roughly monthly release schedule, and as our infrequently-honored date of the 20th approaches, the fix I have is a good one, but the only one: Anonymous contributed to the sibling sp theme a new background header image in PNG form at just 10% of the original’s size.