Category: WordPress

PhotoPressPro Platinum2 v3: Codename "Slippety" Released Image

PhotoPressPro Platinum2 v3: Codename

January 23, 2011

We’re exhausted, but super-excited to announce the latest release of Platinum2 WordPress theme, version 3! We mostly focused on the new slideshow feature for this release, but we also cleaned up a lot of cruft. Here are some of the more notable changes. First, the most important, yet rather boring one:

VERY IMPORTANT: This version of PhotoPressPro Platinum2 requires WordPress 3.0 or higher to run. If you have not updated to WP 3.0, do NOT activate this theme until you are up to date!

Now, the exciting stuff!

  • Post Slideshow. It has arrived! Platinum2 now sports a slick, smart, and clean jQuery-powered post slideshow that’s super-easy to set up and use. Plus, it works on all smartphones, and smartly degrades to a list of images when JavaScript is not enabled. Yeah, it’s pretty smart. Say, why not check out a screenshot of the options panel below?
  • Removed old PPP Link, PPP Multi-pages, and PPP Search for Menu Bar widgets. These widgets had more than a few problems with WP 3.0, and they were actally replaced a few versions back. If you were using any of these widgets, you’ll need to replace them with the PPP Simple Link, PPP Simple Search, and the vanilla WordPress Pages widgets. Or, take advantage of the killer Menus feature and use Custom Menu widgets.
  • Fixes to bring full iOS support to the navigation menu.
  • Fixes to pass the WordPress “Theme Check” plugin. Hence, the WP 3.0 requirement. Also fixed some PHP warnings that showed up in the WP debug log.

Check out a working front-end demo on the previous post of this blog.

What is the difference between PhotoPressPro and WordPress? Image

What is the difference between PhotoPressPro and WordPress?

September 10, 2010

This isn’t the most frequently asked question; but it’s a really good one, so we thought we’d answer it here on the blog.

Basically, WordPress provides the content of your blog, and PhotoPressPro provides the look and feel. When you first install WordPress, the default theme is installed. You can customize some things by using widgets on the sidebar, or editing the menu; but there’s no theme options panel. So if you want to change the look, you have to edit code.

Our theme adds a “PPP Control Panel” page to your WP admin, where you can customize the entire look of your blog. You can create a totally unique blog design using just the options in the control panel, and most people do. We also provide an easy way to add custom CSS code if you want to change something that’s not covered in the panel.

In other words, you could say that WordPress is your blog, and PPP is your blog design. All of the text and images in your actual blog are added through WordPress (except the about me section)… your header slideshow, fonts, colors, and backgrounds are all done with PhotoPressPro.

  • About PhotoPressPro

    PhotoPressPro is a WordPress theme built with photographers in mind, who have a specific vision for their blog. PhotoPressPro's exclusive Control Panel is so functional and flexible, you can easily build your own minimalist one-a-day photoblog, fun family preview blog, wedding showcase blog, or any type of blog you can dream up. Get more information on each package below.
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