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March 2012 theme updates

By Andy Adams on March 16, 2012

It’s that time again! Every so often we take a look at our accumulated bug lists, feature requests and bag o’ tricks and make a round of updates to our themes. Our goal is to always be improving and cleaning up our themes to make sure everything is working just wonderfully. At The Theme Foundry our themes only get better with age – no rusty and dusty old themes lying around here!

This round of updates had some common changes for our older themes. In Vigilance, Titan, Traction, Linen, React, Photography, Shelf and Paperpunch we made a few small changes:

  • Added styling for the <small> HTML tag – some styles for the wee ones!
  • Removed the 12-month limit on the Sitemap page template.
  • Removed the footer “stats code” option – it was outdated and we think there are a large number of plugins that can handle tracking scripts better than we can. This means if you’re currently using this option and you plan on upgrading, you’ll need to install a plugin to handle JavaScript tracking – let us know if you have any questions, of course!

All of our themes are getting some updates, and you can learn about those in the changelog files (included with your theme package). The theme with the most changes is our recent release Duet – we’ve gotten lots of feedback and made quite a few fixes, including:

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  • Made the gallery slideshow available on Pages and non-gallery posts using the [gallery slider="true"] shortcode.
  • Changed how column breaks are handled in Internet Explorer, fixing some bugs with how columns display.

Photography also got a small improvement that should speed up load times on newly-created galleries.

In addition to the changes mentioned above there are the normal fixes we make with each update:

  • Stylistic updates and fixes.
  • Updating our translation templates.
  • Code and functionality fixes and improvements.

We hope you enjoy this round of updates! Download the latest package from your downloads page, and check the changelog for specific details for your theme. We love getting feedback on our handiwork – so if you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to contact us or write a comment below!

2 Comments

  1. Ted

    Can I use the_excerpt() with Vigilance? I have not been able to figure out if it is supported or not (I have found conflicting information). I have replaced the_content() on the index.php file but it does not work.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Drew Strojny

    Hi Ted! You should be able to use the_excerpt() with Vigilance. If you’re still having trouble drop us a line in the Help Center and we’ll help you get it resolved ASAP.

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