Thematic 0.5 is ready for download. I’m not sure why I’ve held on to this one for so long. I guess I’ll have to just hurry up with 0.6 then, won’t I? Here’s a list of some of the most notable changes.
- I added a new grid background to the images folder (960_grid_12_col_21px_height.gif). It’s the same grid I created for ThemeShaper when I did the latest redesign. Now it’s yours too.
- Thematic is now fully translatable and localized (I’d forgotten about one errant “By” in previous versions). Indeed, it even includes a Français translation by Michaël Foussard. Merci, Michaël!
- Probably most exciting of all, I went and did an SEO audit on Thematic (the definitive guide to WordPress SEO was a big help). And I’m mostly, pretty, 99.9% certain that there’s not much else I can do to optimize it. But prove me wrong, please! I want Thematic to be the best it can be.
Anything, else? Right. The IE8 business. Here’s how to add it back through your Child Theme—you are using a Child Theme, right? Add the following code to your Child Theme functions.php file.
That should do the trick. It’s what I’m using here on ThemeShaper.
Well, now that 0.5 is out of the way, are there any features, plugins, or ideas you’d like to see incorporated in 0.6? I have my own ideas, of course, but I’d like to hear yours too. Thematic is your theme, remember.