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WP Theme Showcase ext and i18n

WP Theme Showcase ext and i18n displays themes and info from their style.css with one or two indices. Lots of features and options and a widget.

Can I style the showcase and/or the widget?

Yes. The generated HTML code includes a number of divisions, classes and id's that allow for CSS styling (see below).

If you want to style Showcase ext, I recommend Firebug as an invaluable tool.

There are four or even five divisions in the HTML output. The whole ordinary output is inside the showcaseext div's. Inside this division are three divisions: one for the thumbnail index, one for the name index, and one for the showcase proper that displays all the available themes with a configurable number of pieces of additional information. Inside the showcase division, each theme is enclosed in div tags with the class name 'theme'. See all the main selectors in the included showcaseext.css file.

The two included Shutter set classes are mentioned for your information. You should probably let Shutter Reloaded or a compatible plugin style these classes.

Do I really need three different screenshot sizes?

Well, yes and no. The design of the plugin assumes that you have three different sizes as explained under Installation. The thumbnail index and the theme showcase will look better if you use small thumbnails for the index and medium-size images for the showcase proper. Use of full-size screenshot is optional, however.

However, it is possible to use the plugin with only one screenshot size, indeed, with the standard screenshots included with themes from the WordPress theme repository. The only requirement is that the filename of the screenshots is the same for each size, e.g., screenshot.png or screenshot.jpg.

Even if you use only one or two screenshot sizes, the display of the full-size images provides extra functionality, if Shutter Reloaded or a compatible plugin is active. Then it is easy to flip through all the full-size screenshots.

Does it run under WP 2.8?

No, it does not, as the handling of the available themes has changed with WP 2.9. Upgrade to WP 2.9. If you, for some reasons, need to run Showcase ext under WP 2.7 or 2.8, then go to the plugin homepage and download the legacy version. The legacy version is tested under WP 2.8 and has no issues known to me.

How do you translate the theme description?

The plugin does not translate the description. You have to translate the Description field in the comment section of the style.css. Or you can configure Showcase ext to use a translation from a separate file.

Why have you written this plugin?

The primary reason is that I needed WP Theme Showcase ext and i18n for my WordPress portal. A second reason is that a real project makes it funnier to learn PHP etc.

My own images or texts do not show up?

Check if the features you are missing are enabled in the Options page.

Then try to enable the debug mode and check if the plugin looks for the right files in the right directories. If not, change the options and/or the filenames/directories to ensure a match. If you are sure that you have found a bug, go to the plugin page and file a report.

Showcase ext disappears altogether, when I enable one feature or another?

This was a problem with version 1.5.1 and earlier. Hopefully, it is now solved. However, if you experience this problem, try to disable Include Shutter class options. If Showcase ext still disappears, watch out for other plugins. Showcase ext may disappear due to a conflict with other plugins. If you have tried to disable each and every plugin, and the problem still persists, then file a bug report on the plugin homepage. Please, include a debug report and a description of what you did that caused the error.

The variable for number of themes is wrong. What can I do?

If you delete a theme that it marked as hidden, Showcase ext will detect it and print a Warning. But, currently, you have to help it update the number and names of themes marked to be hidden. On the plugin options page, go to Hide themes and click Save changes. This will update the number and names of hidden themes.

Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 2010-7-12
Downloads: 3,666

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