Archive for March, 2009

What’s new in Wordpress 2.8 ?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

The last version of wordpress is going to be released March 9th, that means tomorow. Wordpress 2.8 will bring a bunch of new functionnalities in the admin panel, but also in the blog’s layout.

So let’s see what are the new main features:

  • Integration of an code editor: It concerns the integration of a new javascript library to make it easier to change the themes and plugins online.
  • Evolution of the wordpress taxonomy: This evolution makes the wordpress API more flexible and powerfull
  • Better performances concerning the data base and javascript
  • Themes installation from the admin panel : Since wordpress 2.7 it’s possible to install plugins without having to upload the files on his ftp. They basicly made the same for the themes. It means that you will be able to install a theme created by our worpdress theme generator, without having to connect to your ftp!

There is of course much more new features and enhancements, you can check it here : http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.8.

    Temporarily save a theme!

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

    As designing a nice theme could take a good amount of time, I thought that adding a save function could be useful. In other words, you can start designing a theme, save it, leave the site / turn off your computer and resume editing the theme at another time. Isn’t that great?

    Here’s how it works:
    1- start customizing the layout of your theme as usual.
    2- click on “Save!” (at the bottom of the generator) and close your browser
    3- open your browser and go to the generator’s url: http://theme-generator.net/wordpress
    A modal window should appear and ask you what you want to do with the theme you previously saved.
    modalbox savedtheme

    Be aware that the themes are only stored for 10 days on your computer and you have to make sure that cookies are allowed!

    that’s all. When you are satisfied with your theme, click on “generate” to get the zip file.