Massive CE3 Theme for WordPress 2.1.0 Update Available
The 2.1.0 update for CE3 Theme for WordPress is now live and available for download. This is a colossal update, and I refer you to the itemized changelog for the full rundown. I'll run through some of the highlights below, though.
At first glance, after updating, you may wonder whether anything has changed at all. That's intentional, and the update shouldn't meddle too much in content you've already published under the previous versions. Instead, 2.1.0 adds skin to the onion, maintaining the core while providing you new layers of functionality.
A major focus for this update is the in-post gallery. Within Lightroom you can now set your own thumbnail sizes for the theme. Once online, you have brand new options for embedding thumbnail galleries, Galleria slideshows or storyboard-like "stack" galleries in your posts. The logic underlying the galleries has also been strengthened so that default behaviors now vary based upon your dialed-in theme preferences.
A featured post area has also been added as an option for the blog's Home page. These allows you to feature 1-5 posts at the top of your blog, with images. The layout adapts depending upon the number of available posts, and size of display, reflowing for desktop, tablet and mobile.
Support as been added for the Subheading and Single Post Templates plugins. The former allows you to use secondary titles for your posts, while the latter let's you assign different layouts to your posts on an individual basis. For example, if your blog is primarily in a two-column layout, you might like to publish a special photo essay in a single-column format; you can totally do that now.
Beyond these spotlit features, the 2.1.0 update includes support for CE3 Cart's status bar and write-in buttons (so that you can shove purchase buttons into posts or pages), improved comments support, a new German localization by Michael Hilgenstock, and loads upon loads of other refinements.
Once again, do make a point of reading through the changelog. Also, documentation has been updated to cover many of the new options and features. Please consult that first if you have questions, then feel free to hit the community forum if you're still befuddled.