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  • I am currently running 3 “test” installations of Semiologic 2.2.1 (for 3 different hobby sites), and saw that you had a new version out and wanted to see how hard it would be to upgrade … I LOL’d at the last option, as it was mine … but I wouldn’t say that I “know” what I’m doing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But I have customized the dickens out of your theme and found it pretty easy to move around and change to my needs once I figured out where everything was and/or went.

    The only issue now is that when I make changes and/or upgrade, I’ll need to start keeping a change log of my own! LOL!

    The only thing I can think of that I would like is to be able to call a tile inside a page. For instance, I like your “fuzzy” plugins (Recent comments, posts, etc.), but I would prefer to have these on a separate page rather than on the sidebar. Any tips? Or is this something that could be incorporated into a future release?


    the theme is fairly stable in its current state, so I guess you can safely modify the theme’s plugin. the next planned versions are as follows:

    – v.2.4.x upgrades will occur as users of the theme localize its caption file
    – v.2.5 is a planned code clean-up milestone that you’ll likely want to skip entirely
    – v.3.0 will be xml based, and will work like the fuzzy recent plugins

    Regarding your fuzzy plugin question, simply copy or cut the appropriate call from sidebar.php and paste it in a page template as necessary. I’ve definitly plans for a nav menu manager plugin as well as for a sidebar manager plugin, but that would be for a version 4.0 at the very least. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the version list, I will keep an eye/ear out for those releases! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Re: fuzzy plugin: I had already thought of that and tried copying the sidebar code and pasting in a new page, the result was the code being posted as if it were text, instead of executing it — which I thought was REALLY weird because for whatever reason it kept putting a space after the less than sign at the start of the php code, before the question mark.

    I don’t use the Markdown plugin, could this be why? (and if so, I’ll need to download WordPress again and copy it to my server, LOL)

    AH!! Found the answer surfing through the Wiki (not sure why I didn’t see this before).

    There’s a plugin for activating PHP code in a page called RunPHP, although it involves turning off the “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” option in Options-Writing, which I guess I can live with. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Ok, I spoke too soon … apparently that plug is for posts only, because the test page I created is still treating the php code as regular text rather than executing it.

    try php exec

    Ok, I was able to get RunPHP working by changing a small bit of code. Although it helps to have the fuzzy plugins enabled too, LOL!

    It’s working great now, thanks for your help Denis! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The theme is now localized in spanish in addition to the default english.

    A beautiful theme, very clean and easy to read.

    I hope you don’t mind my pointing this out, but it loses its centering in Explorer. I took the picture of the bottom of the page so you can see that the “Made with WordPress footer” IS centered, but the main content is not.

    It looks great in Safari and Mac Firefox, though.

    doh, thanks a lot for pointing that out. you mean IE for Mac, right? if so, could you take another quick glance to see if it’s fixed?

    Here it is after I restarted Explorer and cleared the cache. And sorry, yes, I did mean Mac Explorer 5!

    MacManX suggested these sites for non-Mac users to test out their sites:

    To check your site in multiple browsers: BrowserCam is commercial, but you can register for a free 24 hour period.

    To check only Safari and MacIE:

    To check every version of IE:

    Semiologic theme is now v.2.5

    * Clean up version, before going xml
    * One-click install
    * Spanish localization by El Hipocratico
    * Strawberry Cream skin by Antonella Pavese
    * Tweaked the data that will get displayed via the print link plugin
    * Optimized the header and footer nav queries
    * Optimized the interaction with the sidebar tile plugin
    * Optimized sem_theme_init() รขโ‚ฌโ€? it now runs after all wp caching occurs

    the theme and CMS is now available in its pro version:

    The Semiologic theme and CMS is more international than ever. You can now download both skins in English, French, Spanish and German. The newly added german localization is courtesy of Claus Moser.

    There is also a last minute italian localization, courtesy of Antonella Pavese. ๐Ÿ™‚

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