Tarski 3.0 Release Candidate

Tarski 3.0 has actually been in the works since last August, which is really too long between releases. I had a bit of spare time this weekend so I decided to bite the bullet and bring Tarski up to date for WordPress 3.1.

The new features include support for menus and default headers; however, migrating your current settings will have to be done by hand, as I just don’t have the time to write or maintain an automatic upgrade routine. It shouldn’t take long to fix things to your liking, and the benefit is full compatibility with the core WordPress functionality.

I’d really appreciate it if you could download and install the release candidate. Andreas Beer has kindly been helping me test it, so it should be relatively bug-free by now. Testing and reporting bugs is not just a favour to me, but a boon to all Tarski users.

Update: thanks to everyone who provided feedback. Tarski 3.0.0 is now available for download.

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  1. DouglasVB’s avatar

    3.0 RC is up and running on my site now. These are the upgrade steps I followed:

    - I renamed the old Tarski 2.7.1 directory for archival purposes.
    - I copied the new Tarski 3.0 RC folder into the themes folder on my WP install.
    - I copied over my customized CSS style file and personal image headers.
    - I went into WordPress and selected the default CSS style file, saved that change, selected my personal CSS file, and saved that change.
    - I went into the header selector and reselected my personal header.
    - I went to the WordPress Menus tool and rebuilt my top bar menu.

    NOTE: it would be a good idea to keep a tab open with your site in the pre-Tarski 3.0 configuration to refer back to. I didn’t do that and had to muddle my way through remembering what was in my menu bar.

    The whole process took me about five minutes from start to finish. So far it looks like everything is working correctly. I’m interested in this new background image tool. It gives me some ideas for tinkering with my site.

    Looks like a good, stable RC. Nice work, Ben!

    1. Ben Eastaugh’s avatar

      Thanks for the detailed walkthrough, Douglas—I’m glad it’s working ok.

      I should probably mention that it would be extremely straightforward to convert your customisations to a child theme, which would take even more of the pain out of upgrading since you wouldn’t have to copy any files over when upgrading. This Gist should be sufficient as a basis for such a theme.

    2. Ben Eastaugh’s avatar

      I was going to release this today, but I’ve discovered a couple of issues with child themes and the new menu code, so I’m going to go back in and fix that first. I may put out a new RC before the full release.

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