Connections Reloaded v3.1 – Now supports WordPress 2.9

While Connections Reloaded 3.0.2 perfectly supports WordPress 2.9, the new version of WordPress introduced the feature of Posts Thumbnails.

For some strange reason, your theme needs to have the necessary code to “enable” this feature.

So, I decided to put together a version of Connections Reloaded that adds supports for the new post thumbnail features of WordPress.

If you’re using this theme, you’ll notice a new section in your New Post screen that allows you to designate an image as a post thumbnail.

By default, the posts do not display the post thumbnails, since each display requires two database queries. You can turn this on by visiting the Connections Reloaded settings page.

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Connections Reloaded v3

Header Options

If you’re following me on twitter, I recently tweeted that I was working on an updated version of Connections Reloaded. After a few revisions to fulfill all the requirements of the repository, I give you the new and improved Connections Reloaded v3.

The biggest feature addition to this version of the theme is the inbuilt options page that allows for easy customisation from within WP-Admin itself.

Header Options Content and Footer options

The screenshots above give you an idea of what options are available. I plan on adding more options. Comment and let me know what you would like to control from the options page.

Besides this, I’ve also worked on increasing the security of the theme. If you notice an vulnerability, please bring it to my notice before making it public.

There has been slight cleaning up of the code and I’ve also added the .sticky class to the stylesheet for sticky posts. While the theme always supported this, it wasn’t obvious.

So, go ahead give the theme a try. Current users, remember to upgrade. And, if you’re using the theme, do consider a donation.

Connections Reloaded featured on Mashable

Awoke this morning to find a lot of traffic being referred from Mashable.

On further analysis was pleased to find out that my WordPress theme Connections Reloaded has been featured in Mashable’s 20 Great Free WordPress 2.7 Themes. Mashable is one of the top blogs on the internet with over 168K subscribers and 35K Twitter followers.

Many of you may be aware that I updated Connections Reloaded recently for WordPress 2.7. It includes complete support for WordPress 2.7 including paged and threaded comments, gravatars, tags etc. As well as complete backward compatibility with versions of WordPress as early as v1.5.

So, if you’re running and earlier version of WordPress, you don’t need to worry about upgrading.

If you’re not running Connections Reloaded, why aren’t you?

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Connections Reloaded 2.1 is now live

I had posted earlier that I had submitted the updated version of my theme Connections Reloaded to the repository. It’s finally been approved today. So, grab it while it is hot :)

The changes in this version are:

  • Complete support for WordPress 2.7
  • Threaded comments and paged comments are now supported
  • Custom Header. Now you can change the image header from within WP-Admin itself
  • Support for all versions up to WordPress 2.7. So, even if you haven’t upgraded to 2.7, you can use the theme without modifications.

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Connections Reloaded

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Overview

Connections Reloaded is a two column, fixed width theme derived from the Connections theme by Patricia Müller.

Features

Connections Reloaded is highly rich in features. A non-exhaustive list follows:

  • Theme options page to quickly configure the theme. Includes some basic settings, comment below to tell me what other settings you would like to see. Current options are:
    • Header options:
      • Favicon
      • Feedburner / Custom feed
      • Customisable list of pages to display in the header menu
      • Any custom code you want
    • Content options:
      • Choose if you want to disable the display of tags on homepage / archive pages etc.
    • Footer options:
      • Any custom code you want
  • Support for gravatars
  • Support for widgets (custom widgets are included). Access it from Appearance > Widgets
  • Custom header images. Access it from Appearance > Custom Header

Donations

Themes don’t write themselves, people do. Developing a theme is a time consuming process. As a strong believer in open source, Connections Reloaded will always be released under the GPL license.

If you are running this theme on your blog, do consider a donation.

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Demo and Screenshots

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Questions & Known Bugs

Please post any bugs / support requests at the Support Forum.

License

All files and their contents are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Downloads

Download Connections Reloaded 3.1