State of the Semio

We may have been a little amiss in not keeping the blog posts up-to-date.  Rest assure things continue to move along with Semiologic efforts.

  • The Semiologic Pinnacle theme was official released so that updates could be provided to via the Version Checker/Auto-Update mechanism.  to that end version 2.1 of Pinnacle was just pushed out that tweaks a few things as well as adds support for child themes in addition to the primary mechanism of panels and widgets.

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External Links 6.0 Released

Version 6.0 of the External Links WordPress plugin has been released.   The biggest reason to upgrade is performance.    The version 5.x releases had a lot to be desired and added a drain to site loaded.   I'm embarrassed about it.  Thanks to David and Alex for pointing this out on the External Links wordpress.org plugin area.   Good news is that things are much, much quicker now.   (Note that the Auto-Thickbox plugin used the link parsing logic and suffered poorer performance than necessary.  It has been upgraded as well).

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Releases for WP 4.0

All the plugins and the Semiologic Reloaded theme has been updated for WordPress 4.0.   Basically everything worked just fine, so if you went ahead and took the plunge already there were no surprises.   So go ahead and update the plugins, theme and WP and you'll be all current.

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Retiring a Few Plugins

As of today the Unfancy Quote plugin as well as the Uploads Folder plugin have been retired.    With the Unfancy Quote plugin, its need has long since passed and continuing to maintain it is just not a good use of time.    As for the Uploads Folder plugin, the advancements in the Media management in WordPress provide much better solutions.   This plugin has low usage but trying to keep the uploads aligned with post name and slug changes, post/page revisions and the like is not a good investment either.

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