- The theme wasn't deploying correctly on WordPress.org so I submitted a
new version with zero changes to clear the issue
- Fixed bug with translation to other languages and added German
translation for the theme.
- Added page template that makes the page title not visible.
- Added author / change date metadata for pages that is picked up by
- Changed default images to the newer UUA images. The previous images
are still available in the customizer.
- Fixed bug with customizer feature to hide bylines
- Added four new customizer options to hide posted-on dates, post-formats, categories, and tags on posts
- Added CSS to show posts flagged as "sticky" with an ivory background
- Made a subtle change to the background color to make it a bit lighter and very slightly ivory.
- Add CSS for printing - it removes most of the header and all of the sidebars and footer so that you are printing the content, not the stuff around the content. It also tries to add a Google QR code to the top-right of your printout.
- Introduced a new menu for mobile use that improves usability and accessibility. The previous menu had issues with spotty double-tap support on some mobile devices and the menu fonts were too small to easily tap. The new menu utilizes the same accessible JavasScript but clicking the menu button creates a simpler tree of all menu links. The size and visual contrast of the button and menu links have all been substantially increased (100% white on 100% back). Like the previou menu, the menu is accessible by keyboard navigation even on mobile devices.
- Replaced triangle .gif files with use of WordPress's built-in Dashicons font.
- Added control to the customizer that allows users to clear all theme customizations.
- Mobile CSS now kicks in at 782px just like WordPress's mobile UI
- Added extensive controls in the WordPress Customizer that allow users to pick both font-sizes and font-families. The theme now includes customizer controls for the font-sizes but modifications to font-families is done through theme support for the Typecase Web Fonts plugin. There are also separate customizer controls for all the font-sizes when viewed on mobile devices. The theme defines many different theme regions and each region can have a different font-family (through the plugin), font-size, and mobile font-size.
- Synced theme with recent updates to the _s framework.
- Cleaned up a lot of CSS that was in the way when customizing fonts. The theme now sets the default font families in only two places. Any changes the theme was making to the default _s font sizes have been removed from style.css and are now set by the customizer CSS.
- Improved CSS for the new version of Featured Articles Lite plugin. Fixed issue that was causing large gaps when post titles wrapped. Like elsewhere, users can now control the font sizes and font families for the plugin in the customizer.
- Fixed issue in the post editor where the screen flickered when you clicked in the editor and CSS styles were applied. The editor is much more likely now to display exactly like posts on the front-end.
- Improved support for post formats. Image posts are displayed in single posts and lists using the new content-image.php template.
- Eliminated the content-single.php template and added an if condition to content.php to handle single posts. Single.php now uses post formats to pick the best content template.
- For post types other than standard, content.php will now display a link that users can click to display posts of that type.
Minor changes to be compliant with WordPress.org rules.
- Removed text from an ALT tag in header.php.
- Updated description to include newer features
- Added two additional widget areas. The new areas are above and below the primary content area on pages and single posts. These areas are ideal for slideshow widgets (both Cyclone Slider and Featured Articles Lite work well) or social media sharing buttons. These areas address issues that slider plugins can have when they try to automatically inject themselves in posts/pages.
- Added tight integration for the Page Builder plugin by SiteOrigin. This plugin is now automatically recommended by the theme but is not required and you can disable the prompt to install it. This plugin allows users to create advanced responsive, multi-column layouts very easily. You can see the plugin in use on the homepage of uuwp.org. A row-style has been added that surrounds widgets in a border. Users who do not use a primary left sidebar on pages should especially find this plugin helpful for laying out their full-width pages. This plugin can cause issues with other plugins that attempt to hook into the main loop and that is one reason I added the new content header and footer widget areas.
- Fixed CSS for the Featured Articles Lite plugin when used with this theme. The theme has specific CSS rules to optimize both the 2.4.x and new 3.x versions of Featured Articles Lite. Be aware that the new version of the plugin has fewer FA themes. For version 3.x only the new "Simple" theme is optimized but it looks modern and polished so that isn't a big problem. New instructions with recommended settings for the plugin will be posted to uuwp.org.
- Further optimized images with the EWWW plugin to reduce size
- Fixed a missing function for posts with the image post-type
- Removed Meteor Slides customization since it has not been needed since implementing a header widget area
- Updated TGM Plugin Activation library to avoid theme check errors
- Tweaked the padding around the title for mobile devices so that longer titles fix on iPhone
- Fixed the double-tap support for mobile devices so that only menus with a sub-menu require a double-tap
- Updated the theme homepage to the new URL, www.uuwp.org
- This release was published to WordPress.org on 7-7-2014 but I forgot to create the version on GitHub.
This release includes a lot of changes to make the theme accessible for users who need to use keyboard navigation or a screen reader to view sites. The theme has also gone through the independent review to have the accessibility-ready tag on WordPress.org. UU2014 is only the tenth WordPress theme to complete that process.
- Updated the customizer to allow users to disable the UU symbols in the title and footer
- Synchronized the latest changes to _s with the theme to gain minor HTML5 support improvements
The Photon Filters allowed the theme to use the WordPress Photon service to host images. However, it apparently doesn't work correctly if JetPack is installed but Photon is not activated.