3.1.0 Beta

With the imminent release of WordPress 3.2, I thought it was time to get the new build of Tarski out there so people can test it and let me know of any issues before the final release.

The usual caveats apply: this is pre-release software and as such may be buggy and unpolished. As such, I don’t recommend installing it on a production site; it’s strictly for testing at this point (although I am actually running it here). WordPress 3.2 RC2 is required, if you try to install the Tarski 3.1.0 beta on a site running WordPress 3.1 or any earlier version it will throw errors.

The major new feature in this release is support for sub-menus. I’m not much of a fan of drop-downs—they violate any number of accessibility and usability tenets—so instead I’ve gone with an expand/collapse mechanism to hide and reveal the full menu structure.

Of course, this may not be to everyone’s liking, but Tarski’s API is pretty flexible, and it’s not much work to add an alternative menu control. If there’s anything I can do to make writing extensions of this sort easy, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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  1. Shawn Briscoe’s avatar

    Can you add the option to have drop menus along with the collapse option for the WordPress 3.2 interface?

  2. Andreas’s avatar

    I’m getting this

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_multi_author() in /www/htdocs/w00d4f54/dev/wp-content/themes/tarski/library/helpers/author_helper.php on line 26

    1. Benedict Eastaugh’s avatar

      You need WordPress 3.2 (grab whatever the latest release candidate is), that function isn’t defined in WordPress 3.1.

    2. Andreas’s avatar

      Stupid me. Now I got it. I used to have something with this add_action( 'wp_head', 'insert_fb_in_head', 5 ) in my functions. That doesn’t seem to be working any more.

    3. Andreas’s avatar

      Stupid me, again. That seems to be working as well. Just stupid Facebook being a bit slow….

      1. Andreas’s avatar

        Oh, no, wrong installation! It doesn’t work!

      2. Andreas’s avatar

        Ben, would you mind to put the “by” into span-class vcard author? That would make it easier to hide authors if needed.

        1. Benedict Eastaugh’s avatar

          Wouldn’t it be better to just remove the author info entirely by removing the tarski_author_posts_link filter from the th_post_metadata hook? Easier still, add a filter that returns false to the tarski_show_authors hook.

          1. Andreas’s avatar

            You’re right. It’s just that I’m a rather poor hooker. Would there be a new .pot, by the way? Not extremely urgent since the old language files still are doing just fine – like the rest of the theme that I’m now running with WP 3.2 proper.

            1. Benedict Eastaugh’s avatar

              Once I do a full release, yeah, I’ll put up a new POT file. Today I’m just planning on putting out a release candidate for the new theme, and then hopefully the full release will be out in the next day or so.

              1. tworks’s avatar

                Since I’ve discovered your theme it is my theme of choice for my website. Very well done and I like the heading structure H1 and H2 for meta tags.
                I’m using it on my website (this beta version I mean) and it seems works fine. Can I suggest to add a blue background colour to sidebar headers?

                1. Benedict Eastaugh’s avatar

                  Thanks for the kind words. The style has been essentially the same since 2006, so I’m not really planning to make any changes beyond those required to support new features.

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