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Panache WordPress Theme Version 1.0.8  0

I am very excited to announce that Panache, my latest WordPress Theme has been approved at WordPress.org.


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For a hobby programmer like myself, a theme like Panache is a huge undertaking. I started developing the theme to use on my daughters website at Paper Panache Invitations & Design Ltd. There were a lot of great themes out there, but in the end there would be some custom requirements and so we decided to take a run at another WordPress Theme. That was over a year ago. I love WordPress and with a steady influx of self learning over the past 4 years, I feel I have become pretty darned good at it. This theme is I think a very good theme, offering incredible flexibility. I like to think that it is widely adaptable to any user experience levels, but that will play out in the next year. Developers will find great flexibility in layouts and in options, and it is child theme ready.

I hope you enjoy the theme, take it for a spin and let me know what you think. I’m open to suggestions for improvements and would of course appreciate hearing about any bugs, which I will fix. Also take a look at the number of files and lines of code, and you will see why it took a year. If you like the theme and are using it, go to the download page and send me a donation. I don’t make any money at this, if I was doing this for a living I would be dead of starvation long ago. However the Superfish, Colorbox, FitVid, Slick Nav, Flex Slider, and Nivo Slider plugins used in Panache are all coded by great folks in the business, and I would like to pass a few bucks there way.

Testimonial Basics 4.1.4  1

Testimonial Basics 4.1.4 is available.

The change log is shown below :

  • fixed css bug carrying formatted title color to unformatted display in the widget rotator display
  • Added help comment about widget labels inside or above widget input boxes
  • Improved compatibility for showing font-icons, some users were getting symbols instead of the icons
  • fixed bugs to eliminate loading errors

Testimonial Basics – Rounded Corners  1

The latest version of Testimonial Basics has gone to a simpler formatted style, removing rounded corners and box shadows. This did not sit well with a few users, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! :), so I decided to show you a way to get that format style back into your display.

If you use JetPack, they have a CSS style editor that will allow you to easily add styles to your site. Go to Appearance=>Edit CSS and add the styles contained in the code box below, and you will get the rounded corners and box shadows back.

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Alternatively you can copy the codes to your child theme and they should work from there as well.

If you don’t have JetPack loaded and are not using a child theme, there are plugins available (I have not tested any of them) at WordPress.org that you can use to setup a custom stylesheet.

CSS Code

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Testimonial Basics version 4.1.3  0

Just a quick update to fix some problems.

  • Fixed katb_insert_content, did not pass $use_schema variable
  • Added isset conditional to $_SESSION[‘katb_form_submitted’]
  • Removed hatom markup as it was causing a lot of issues with theme specific css
  • Modified css for meta in widgets and content
  • Fixed css styling for popup
  • simplified header styling for content area

Sorry for the problems everyone!

Testimonial Basics 4.1.2 Released  0

A new, much improved filter is being used for excerpts which is word based, so you will have to reset your word count in the options menu

Testimonial Basics 4.1.2 has just been released. It is a major update and offers a number of new features and changes.

New Features

  • Backup and Restore – you can now backup and restore your testimonials, check out the new panel in the Testimonial Admin section
  • New Content Layout – a side meta option is now included as an optional layout
  • Widget Layouts – there are new options to place the meta and gravatar above or below the testimonial, and to either have the meta beside the gravatar or centered under the gravatar
  • Layout Overrides – you can override the default layout in the shortcode or widget, and select the layout you want, giving you the flexibility to use any layout you want anywhere you want
  • Schema Overrides – You can turn the schema on or off in the shortcode or widget, which helps on pages where more then one testimonial display system is being used

Improvements

  • Rounded corners and box shadow are gone – you may not think this is an improvement, but I decided to crate a new look and simplify things with square backgrounds
  • Round Avatars – You can now optionally select round avatars
  • Excerpts – a new, much improved filter is being used for excerpts which is word based, so you will have to reset your word count in the options menu
  • CSS Improved – I have attempted to simplify and hopefully improve the css for the plugin so if any problems crop up let me know and I will help you out.
  • Schema – Forced YYYY-MM-DD date format when using schema, this was causing Google structured data errors
  • Fixed database iussues – some users were experiencing database conflicts that arose from skipping updates
  • Edit Testimonials panel – changed testimonial display.
  • hatom feed – added this markup to all testimonials
  • Ratings – if a user has not rated a testimonial or rated it 0, then the stars will not show at all, minimum rating is now 0.5
  • Ratings – fixed rating dropdown list from showing 0.0 twice
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