Carrington Blog 2.0 is now available! Download it here.
Version 2.0 has been aging like a fine wine since the beta release in early March. In that time, features have been refined, bugs have been fixed, documentation has been improved, and a variety of other enhancements have been made.
Here is a run-down of the changes from 1.x to 2.0:
WordPress 2.7 threaded comments support. Threading and comment form JS also works when comments are pulled via AJAX. WordPress 2.7 paginated comments are also supported.
Ever wished you could easily customize the color of the links or change the header color to match your brand? Carrington Blog now supports easy color customization for all the main theme elements through simple color pickers on the settings page.
There is a built-in preview feature as well, so you can check your changes before you make them live.
Customizable Header Image
Personalize the header with your own custom background image. You can choose an image from the media gallery to be used as your header image.
Image galleries can optionally be loaded through a Lighbox script. This lets you load your galleries straight into the page via AJAX!
Attachment (image) galleries have been abstracted into the framework: you can now take advantage of Carrington’s elegant theme conventions for galleries too.
- Background images are now abstracted into a separate stylesheet. You can choose to exclude them for a simple, stripped-down look.
- More efficient typography.css with fewer lines.
- A more effective reset, based on Eric Meyer’s famous code.
- Improved display of HTML when CSS is disabled, improving your site’s accessibility.
- IE6 layout hardening against certain content-related bugs. This should fix things for the users that experienced problems with dropping sidebars under certain content conditions.
- Better internationalization.
- Fixed logout errors associated with 2.7′s nonce tokens. WordPress 2.7 introduced a special unique key that has to be passed in order to successfully log out. Carrington’s logout functions have been updated to take advantage of this, while still remaining backwards-compatible.
- Category descriptions are now shown at the top of category archives.
- Fixed a styling issue with the ShareThis plugin.
- Informational comments added to compatibility files (style.css, index.php, 404.php, etc) to help theme developers.
- Improved documentation.