Vistered Little Release Notes

1.7.7

  • Added support for the Smart Pages Plugin
  • Added caching support for the generated CSS files
  • Added missing "comments" anchor when using YATCP
  • Fixed defect with the wallpapers when the there were wallpapers without thumbnails
  • Removed old non-javascript wallpaper switching code. This broke a while back when the defect for how the images were displayed in Safari was fixed.
  • Thumbnails are now only displayed if javascript is enabled.
  • You can now focus on a thumbnails using the keyboard.
  • You can now select a background using the keyboard by hitting enter when a thumbnail has focus.
  • Fixed defect in the display of the header when viewed with Safari and Opera

1.7.6

  • Added support for the Real WYSIWYG plugin (version 0.0.1). If you are using the Skinner plugin, you'll need to update to 0.1.1.
    If you haven't tried out the Real WYSIWYG plugin yet, then go and grab it. I am truly amazed at what the guys over at Moxiecode Systems have achieved with TinyMCE and the cool stuff you can do with it. TinyMCE Rocks!
  • The default font size has been changed to 14px and everything else has been scaled. You shouldn't notice any change unless you have set the font size via the VL options page. If so, just take the previous font size and multiply it by 0.7 to get your new font size. This change was needed to avoid a whole heap of funkiness that would have otherwise been needed to add Real WYSIWYG support.
  • Fixed visual defect in IE 6 for default skin when no width has been selected.
  • Fixed visual defect in the header for IE 6.
  • Fixed Cross site scripting vulnerability.
  • Fixed typo in CSS for credits.
  • The pages widget will now only display nested pages on hover. This feature does not apply to IE 6.

1.7.5

  • Dates on posts now use the format specified via the general options page.
  • Made some changes for the styling of code and pre block. Inline code should be placed in a code element. Preformatted code should be placed in just a pre element.
  • Added support for old WordPress 2.0 installations
  • Moved the NEWS to ReleaseNotes.html
  • More work on localization. Partial translations are available for Spanish and German. Thanks go to Pi and Frank Haensel for their work on this.
  • Text widgets no longer have a space for the title if the title is empty
  • Increased the padding around post titles.
  • Increased the padding below the sociable plugins tag line.
  • The comments link/count is no longer displayed if commenting has been disabled for the post/page.
  • Preliminary wpg2 plugin support. So far only the Siriux theme seams to fit well with Vistered Little. I've tested it using the default skin in wide mode, setting Siriux's page width to 646px and using an image target size of 600x600px. Anything larger and you are going to start to run into problems with the images overflowing beyond the post frames. I've also tested using g2 images in posts and its seams fine except for the image frames. It seams like the Gallery2 developers have a fetish for tables, which don't play well with Vistered Little. Rather then proving corrected styles for all the frames, I'm happy to accept patches, which I'll add the vistered little. Just send me the CSS and I'll whack it in the wpg2.css file. I couldn't find a way of getting the titles from the wpg2 plugin, so I've created some code to fetch them directly from Gallery2. If you notice any problem with the titles or the information in the post into widget let me know and I'll try to sort it out. Please be aware though, that the WordPress and Gallery2 integration is unfortunately a rather limited beast IMHO.
  • Removed the extra wallpapers from the distribution. They are now available as a separate download.
  • You can now specify either a logo directory or a logo file, instead of just a directory.
  • The font family and font size can now be specified from the configuration menu
  • The default font size has been increased for better readability
  • The header height is now determined automatically by the contents
  • Added mini-widget for wp-email.
  • Added option to remove author link at the top of posts
  • Added a 2nd and 3rd "banner". The 2nd banner appears before the 2nd post block. The 3rd banner appears before the 5th post block. They will only appear if they contain widgets.
  • Added a "Reduced Meta" widget. It's the same as VL's meta widget, but does not show the validation and WordPress links.
  • The header logo may now be specified as a single file, rather than a directory
  • To prevent extremely slow sites due to missing thumbnails for wallpapers, you need to have add a thumbnail for each wallpaper you add to the wallpaper directory; otherwise the thumbnail will not be displayed.
  • Added missing borders for nested comments in the shiny and citrus themes.

1.7.4

  • Added support for threaded comments via the yatcp plugin (http://www.organisiert.net/yatcp/)
  • The "blog" class is now "post" as is the norm in other themes.
  • The banner widget is now displayed automatically if it has widgets configured.
  • Added a whole heap of miniwidgets and made functions for registering mini widgets as easy as pie.
  • The header is now fixed by default.
  • The default skin is now wide by default.
  • Page titles now contain their parent titles as well. This allows for more relevant titles for subpages.
  • Added POT file and added a text domain for the translatable phrases.
  • Fixed background position for the small header.
  • Removed max-width for images
  • Added support for the Landing sites plugin.
  • Added support for the Sideblog plugin.

1.7.3

  • Added an option to specify a comment moderation policy.
  • Added some search engine optimisations.
  • The banner, footer and the end of posts are now sidebars.
  • Switched to XHTML 1.0 Transitional doctype for easier posting (especially using TinyMCE) and commenting.
  • Added meta elements stating the generator (WordPress) the theme and theme version.
  • Added option to specify a customizations directory containing custom stylesheets and/or custom php files. Files ending with ".css" or ".css.php" will be included as stylesheets. Files ending in "-ie.css" or "-ie.css.php" will also be included as stylesheets, but will only be visible to IE 6. All other files ending in ".php" will be included at the end of the "functions.php" file.
  • Added link to vistered little in the xhtml head section and added option to remove it.
  • Added option to remove Vistered Little Link in the meta widget.
  • Added option to remove Vistered Little Link in the footer.
  • The banner and footer are now configurable via the sidebar widgets page.
  • Skin style sheets are now called style.css.php, instead of style.css, to avoid compatibility issues with themes.wordpress.net
  • Fixed postion of Windy Road logo in footer.
  • Added support for the Ultimate Tag Warrior (UTW) plugin. Thanks go to Ministermark for supporting this addition.
  • Added a new quad-positions extra wide sidebar, which may be activated via the presentation toolkit plugin. Thanks go to Ministermark for supporting this addition.
  • Fixed defect which would cause logo not to display in IE 6 if it contained a space in the path
  • Added links to Author Archives and fixed Authors Archives information.
  • Fixed issues with widgets appearing without a surrounding box.
  • Fixed display of the current search query for html characters and quotes.
  • Fixed more issues with the newer/older archives links
  • Fixed trackback url in post info.
  • Added missing style sheets if skinner plugin is not activated.

1.7.2

  • Added IDs to comments for linking purposes
  • Added padding aroung images and prevented images from running into the post footer.
  • Added screen shots for skins
  • Fixed the thumbnails in Safari
  • Added a image for the random thumbnail
  • The selected thumbnail is now highlighted when using image frames
  • Fixed small display bug of banner in IE 6
  • Removed extra fields in search form
  • Fixed some validation issues
  • Removed some duplicate style sheet includes
  • Tweeked spacing between page and header.
  • Fixed bug where an named anchor was hidden by the header when the header was in 'fixed' mode. This fix does not work with IE 6 due to it's lack of support for CSS selectors of the form 'E[name]'.
  • Fixed javascript error in IE
  • Added strike class

1.7.1

  • Fixed js error when search box is disabled
  • Fixed header logo in IE6
  • Fixed error in position of header in IE6 when the "fixed" header option is used
  • Fixed bug in 404 page which would show the actual server name name rather than the requested server name.
  • Fixed bug where a commentor's name, email and uri were not pre-populated when they had previously left a comment.
  • Added styling for blog tables

1.7.0

  • Fixed Links at bottom of page
  • Added monthly links to Archives panel. Thanks go to ChrisCJD for providing this one.
  • Added support for bunny tags plugin
  • Added support for sociable_html plugin
  • Added an optional banner.
  • Added wide option for the default skin. Thanks go to ChrisCJD for inspiring this one.
  • Merged the default and default-light skins into a configurable default skin.
  • Added option to display a image frame around the thubmnails.
  • Added option to display wallpapers on the bottom-left and not tiled. Place the wallpapers to be displayed this way in wallpapers/bottom-left
  • New wallpapers. Old ones can be found in wallpapers/extra_wallpapers
  • Added option to remove the search box from the header
  • Added option for random wallpapers
  • Added option for displaying a logo instead of the blog title. Logos will be selected randomy from the directory specified. Thanks go to Scott-O-Rama for inspiring this one.
  • Added option to position thumbnails to the left, right or in the sidebar (widget compatible)
  • Added option to have the header fixed to the top of the page
  • Post Info is now a widget
  • Fixed links to new/old posts in Post information box
  • Added support for the "Print this Post" plugin (http://www.lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming.php). Thanks go to ChrisCJD for providing this one.