Semiologic CMS, v.3

In software — The Semiologic Theme and CMS is now officially v.3.0. This has been a very long month for me. I had been expecting a release sooner than this, and things didn’t necessarily go as planned. Nonetheless, v.3.0 is something I’m very happy to present to you today, as it kept me occupied for long days and nights. The key changes when compared to v.2.6.x are:

  • New layouts and skins for the two and three col themes.
  • Skin, nav menu and caption editors via slick admin screens for all Semiologic based themes
  • Fuzzy recent and subscribe me admin screens to edit what appears in your sidebar
  • Many many more changes under the hood (in essence, over 95% of the code has been rewritten and cleaned up)

You’ll notice that some features, namely the new theme skin editor, were planned for v.3.1 and got into v.3.0.

Others, namely graphics and the new version of Ad Spaces, were planned for v.3.0 and will only make it into a later version. I’ve a Pro package update that is planned by the end of December. It might occur earlier depending on when WordPress 2.0 is released.

Anyway… Of interest to Pro package users is the patch version for the pro package. If you are running 2.6.x or 3.0 beta blogs, simply upload the files in the patch.

Detailed changelog:

Semiologic plugins

Ad Spaces

v.1.4 (updated)

  • Tweaked to make it more v.3 compatible.
  • Takes advantage of the new ad css class.
  • v.2 scheduled end of December.

Admin Menu

v.2.5 (new/updated)

  • Replaces existing admin menu

Admin Simplified

v.2.2 (updated)

Blogpulse link

v.2.0 (updated)

Cosmos link

v.2.0 (updated)

Dofollow

v.2.0 (updated)

External links

v.1.4 (new/updated)

Extract terms

v.2.0 (updated)

  • More flexible API

Terms2posts

v.2.0 (updated)

  • Performance increase

Terms2search

v.2.0 (updated)

Terms2tags

v.2.0 (updated)

Fancy excerpt

v.2.0 (updated)

Frame buster

v.3.0 (updated)

Google Analystics

v.1.0 (new)

Opt-in front page

v.2.0 (updated)

Fuzzy recent comments

v.4.0 (updated)

  • Now with an admin screen

Fuzzy recent posts

v.4.0 (updated)

  • Now with an admin screen

Fuzzy recent updates

v.4.0 (updated)

  • Now with an admin screen

Search reloaded

v.2.0 (updated)

  • Performance increase

Smart link

v.2.1 (updated)

  • More flexible API

Static front page

v.2.0 (updated)

  • Now with caching

Subscribe me

v.2.2 (updated)

  • Now with Google Reader and an admin menu

Semiologic CMS

v.3.0 (updated)

  • New and improved API
  • Now with a skin manager
  • Now with a nav menu manager
  • Now with a caption editor
  • Now with send by email links

Archive, calendar, category, link and page tiles

v.2.0 (updated)

Sidebar tile

v.2.1 (updated)

  • Now with caching

Unfancy quote

v.2.0 (updated)

Semiologic themes

Semiologic 2 col

v.3.0 (new/updated)

Semiologic 3 col

v.3.0 (new/updated)

Strawberry cream

Discontinued (obsolete).

Don’t forget…

The new themes feature a skin switcher and allow you to define a custom.css to override default settings.