Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira
Official website for the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (ALRAM), featuring legislation, session summaries, biographies of all representatives, the agenda of the President and of the commissions, and assorted information related to the legislative process on Madeira Island.
The site is mostly in Portuguese, although a few parts have been translated into English.
All developed based on Carrington JAM, with a text-only version using Carrington Text (with several tweaks), and a mobile version using Carrington Mobile.
SINFIC is a Portuguese company spanning several areas, including IT, and regularly works for the regional government of Madeira Island.
For this WordPress-based website, the actual development was hired to an independent freelancer, working on top of a design provided by ALRAM itself.
The biggest advantage of the Carrington framework is to eliminate duplication of code, by neatly separating templates into its constituent components, and assembling each bit as necessary. The ability to pull different PHP scripts for each component depending on category, page, etc. was also employed to facilitate overall development.
Katherine Cheng Franke is a fine art painter, her site centers around sharing a portfolio gallery of select artworks – in a lush WordPress theme, Carrington powered of course.
The site also contains a section with a behind the scenes look into her studio and creative progress that is not to be missed.
The project needed to be completed within a short window of time, and the site required a considerable degree of flexibility on it's pages to react to content and context — Carrington was instrumental in pushing the efficiency of Wordpress to the limit so it could meet those demands. The framework's inherent agility helped morph pages easily whenever needed in a very natural fashion. And the superior atomized approach to workflow streamlined the project, while Carrington JAM provided a clean skeleton to build on. All of which saved precious time and helped achieve a successful outcome.
Carrington Core has been updated to version 3.1. This version adds a number of useful features and enhancements in preparation for the upcoming WordPress 3.1 release:
- Support for custom taxonomies within the general context
- Added support for custom post type archive pages in general context
- Support for post formats in the single context
- Relies on features in WordPress 3.1
- Implemented checked() and selected() functions for options
- Added PHP doc blocks
- E_NOTICE clean
- Updated some variable names
The new version is tagged and available at in our public SVN repository on Google Code.
You can replace the carrington-core directory in any Carrington theme with this new version to take advantage of these new features.
Posted in Announcements, Development.
– November 22, 2010
XMPP Standards Foundation
The XMPP Standards Foundation is an independent, nonprofit standards development organization whose primary mission is to define open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF’s Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).
The XSF site is the central repository of information on the XMPP protocol.
n/a – all done in-house by volunteers
We wanted to create distinctive but subtle color variations to identify different site sections and also to mix and match different header/footer/sidebar files depending on specific page requirements. Carrington made is easy.
We submitted these to WordPress.org a week ago,
you can track the progress here. In the meantime, you can download the updates from the Google Code project page.
UPDATE: The latest versions of the Carrington themes are available on Google Code.
Posted in Announcements, Carrington Blog, Carrington Mobile, Carrington Text.
– September 1, 2010
Carrington JAM (Just Add Markup), our theme skeleton for use in creating your own theme based on the Carrington framework, has been updated to version 1.4. Carrington JAM version 1.4 is now available. This includes Carrington Core 3.0.1 and updates to the comment functions to utilize the latest built-in WordPress core features.
Please download from the themes page and be sure to check out the recently updated and expanded developer documentation.
Posted in Announcements, Carrington JAM.
– August 25, 2010
We’ve updated the Carrington Core to version 3.0.1, this includes the following features:
- Added nonces to settings page
- Made title of settings page filterable
- Made menu item title filterable
- Support custom post types in AJAX archives
- Version # now tied to WP release # (this version, 3.0.1, released during WP 3.0)
Get the code from the public SVN directory:
Posted in Announcements.
– August 24, 2010
My Swim Coach
MySwimCoachOnline is a membership site that provides workouts to it’s members. The service requires single-item purchases of workouts or a subscription. The site has the ability for corporate re-branding, allowing affiliates to have custom domains and look-and-feel to match their company image.
- Membership capability with subscriptions and single item purchase capability
- Customized login, registration and password recovery: taking out the WordPress hoops for a memberships
- On-site purchase with Paypal Payments Pro integration and Paypal offsite purchase
- Promo code capability
- Purchase Tracking for promotions, single item purchase and subscriptions
- WordPress 3.0 Custom Post Types
- Custom Post Type queries/search
- Easy administration with a workout builder for front end post creation
- WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Management
- Member preferences to deliver the workouts immediately on login
- Future workout notes capabilites
- Social network integration
- Print CSS for workouts
- CSS3 styles
A simple site delivered with custom WordPress plugins and a WordPress theme.
Based in Ventura CA, we specialize in web solutions to grow businesses on the internet. Whether you’re a website owner that needs some help or a small business that’s starting out or a large social networking site with over a million users we can help.
Thanks to the framework supporting the WordPress 3.0 post types I didn't have to build a custom helper to locate the correct templates, I simply named my templates with type-workout and they magically loaded.
We’ve released a new version of the Carrington Core – the engine that powers the Carrington framework. This version has a few moderate list changes, some of which are pretty interesting. In particular:
- Added support for custom post types (WordPress 3.0)
- Support for child themes (including adding templates and plugins in child themes that do not exist in the parent theme)
- Allow custom functions to be filtered into the Single and Comment template selection process (already supported in General context selection)
- home.php is now only used in is_home() situations, not is_front_page() (reverses feature requested and added in v. 2.5)
- Make the posts_per_page setting work as intended (only on initial query)
- Support for nesting templates inside sub-directories in misc/ and forms/
- Removed use of deprecated function `get_the_author_ID`. Replaced with 2.8 `get_the_author_meta` (since 2.8.0). Users of versions of WordPress prior to 2.8.0 should be aware this change will cause problems for them.
- Define required Carrington settings in a more forgiving way, making it easier to use just part of Carrington on a site when desired
- Make gallery settings (implemented in CSS) specific to each gallery
- Added changelog
Get the Carrington Core 3.0 release from the public SVN directory:
Posted in Announcements, Development.
– July 22, 2010