Month: June, 2009

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PhotoPressPro WordPress Theme Is Compatible With WordPress 2.8

June 19, 2009

PhotoPressPro version 1.3 is now available for downloading, and is fully compatible with the very latest WordPress, version 2.8. Don’t worry, it still works perfectly well with older versions, back to at least 2.6.

As you may know, WP 2.8 introduced many cool features, especially for themes and widgets. Unfortunately this caused a few problems with – you guessed it – our theme, and our widgets. Namely, the PhotoPressPro Control Panel and the custom “multi” widgets. So, the Control Panel has been completely redesigned and made even easier to use, and new widgets were added just for WP 2.8 users.

Check out the new Control Panel below. The menu is all Ajax-ified, so you can move freely about the pages and click the big “Save Changes” button only once.

PPP Control Panel

There are some new features too, of course.

  • New Widgets for WordPress 2.8.WordPress 2.8, recently released, introduced a killer new Widget API (application programming interface) that makes writing Widgets easier than ever. However, it broke some PPP widgets, namely PPP Search for Menu Bar, PPP Link, and PPP Multi-Pages. For WordPress 2.8, the PPP Search for Menu Bar has been reborn as “PPP Simple Search”, and the PPP Link widget is now “PPP Simple Link”. Fortunately, the new built-in WordPress “Pages” widget does almost the same thing as PPP Multi-Pages widget, so I didn’t bother rewriting it yet. All the above widgets now support unlimited copies, each with its own settings.
  • Footer background color. In the “Colors” section, you now have the option to set your Footer background color.
  • Content heading and text alignment. In the “Text and Fonts” section, you can now choose to left-justify, center, or for whatever reason, right-justify your content headings and text.
  • Right-click warning box options. In the “Other Options” section, you can customize the text in the box that pops up when someone tries to right-click on your page. Or, you can leave it blank, and no box will pop up at all.
  • New “Default” Snapshot and header image.
  • Improved styling of Widgets for the menu bar. WordPress default widgets now look right, and this should allow the menu to support any Widget.

Pretty exciting stuff! Let us know your woes or wows about WordPress 2.8 or PhotoPressPro 1.3 in the comments.

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Showcase Page Update

June 19, 2009

We’ve kept very busy here at PhotoPressPro Headquarters over the last year or so – steadily adding features, resolving issues, and helping photographers get their blogs up and running. But if you looked at our showcase page, you’d think we peaked at 3 users.

Fortunately, Justin Tadlock wrote this fantastic post for just this occasion. After in about an hour of furious screenshotting and link-adding, our blogroll was totally updated, and the page looks great.

I’d like to thank all of these wonderful photographers for gracefully allowing us to feature their blogs. We’re proud to be a small part of their online world.

Showcase Page Update · June 19, 2009 · Blog, Showcase,

2 Comments

  • Luke · Posted June 19, 2009 at 3:52 am · Link

    Thanks Justin! You’re right, of course. I was smashing the img margins with some rogue CSS code. That’s probably the last bug, though. ;)

  • Justin Tadlock · Posted June 19, 2009 at 3:34 am · Link

    Awesome work! I’m glad someone’s putting that tutorial to use. The only thing I’d change is the margin between each photo. Give ‘em a little breathing room. ;)

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PhotoPressPro.com, Re-did.

June 19, 2009

If you’ve been to PhotoPressPro.com before, you may have noticed it looks a little different around here. It’s all part of a massive youth-focused consumer-centric re-branding strategy devised by our new VP of Finance and Bulk Sales (VP of F ‘n BS), Tanner Bunt.

Ok, not really. I just wanted a nice logo. The logo is what it’s all about.

Actually, it’s just the first in the coming cascade of updates. We have a ton of exciting news to announce, as well as training videos, tutorials, free stuff, add-on plugins, and much more. Make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed or email list to get every update. It’s really very important.

PhotoPressPro.com, Re-did. · June 19, 2009 · Blog,

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