2.7 Release

Tarski 2.7 adds compatibility with many WordPress 3.0 features, including custom backgrounds. A detailed list of changes is available in the changelog. Please note that WordPress 3.0 is required for this release.

Download Tarski 2.7.1

You can also get this version as a Git tag.

We strongly recommend following the upgrade guide. Always back up your files and database before running a WordPress or Tarski upgrade. Please ensure that you upgrade WordPress before installing the new version of Tarski.

Overriding templates

Child themes can now override many of Tarski’s built-in template fragments. Simply create a file of the appropriate name in the app/templates directory of your child theme (you’ll have to create this) and add a file of the appropriate name—Tarski will use it automatically. For example, you could replace the template Tarski displays when there are no posts by adding a no_posts.php file.

Compressed assets

There are also some client-side performance improvements: the theme’s graphics are slightly better compressed, and minified versions of Tarski’s CSS and JavaScript are served by default. The full stylesheets and JS files are of course included with the theme download, so there’s nothing stopping you changing them and then re-minifying (although I would in general recommend using a custom stylesheet or child theme rather than making changes to the theme directly, as this will hamper your ability to upgrade it).

This release also contains numerous small improvements and bug fixes. There are a lot of WordPress 3.0 releases I just didn’t have time to add support for, but hopefully those can be added before too long. If anyone would like to contribute those changes, please take a look at the outstanding issues and fork the project on GitHub. Hope you enjoy the new version.

Please post bug reports, suggestions etc. on the forum.

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  1. Andreas’s avatar

    Glad to see the new version out. Do we need another language file?

    1. Ben Eastaugh’s avatar

      Yeah, I’m going to sort that out this evening.

    2. Ben Eastaugh’s avatar

      Ok, the new POT file is now up. I’m hoping that other people can start to take on more of the burden of maintaining the translations repository.

      1. Andreas’s avatar

        Thanks, Ben. Now I’ve got something for the weekend.

        1. pawel’s avatar

          Why I cannot see this release when I search themes from my self-hosted blog? Also – I didn’t get notified about new release from the tool?

          Will it become visible within wp-admin interface?

          — Pawel

          1. Ben Eastaugh’s avatar

            That has to go through the WordPress Theme Directory approval process, which takes a little time and I have no control over.

          2. mengyer’s avatar

            Hi Ben, I like the tarski theme a lot and I have used it for a year now. I am very excited to see that the custom background feature is available in the newest tarski. However, I was wondering how to have two backgrounds: one for both contents and side bar, and one for the outside area? Thanks!

            1. Ben Eastaugh’s avatar

              You can accomplish this very simply with a custom stylesheet.

            2. Thomas’s avatar

              Hi Ben,

              thanks for the new release!
              I’m looking forward to update my blogs anytime soon (part. regarding the child theme improvements ;-)

            3. kiatlc’s avatar

              Hi Ben, I have been using Tarski for 4 years now, I would like to ask one question:

              How to make a template for Landing Page? No header and no side bar, just plain content? I want to embed Aweber subscription box to collect email, and put a video on that page.

            4. kiatlc’s avatar

              Hi Ben, I dig out the above answer from your reply to

              I have created a nosidebar.php using your code, but the footer won’t show. Could u plz tell me how to correct this problem?

              <?php edit_post_link(__('edit page', 'tarski'), '(‘, ‘)’); ?>

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