Another big update for xScape is here. Many bug fixes, improved functions and features and great many new features. Many of the changes are result of the customizations made for Dev4Press, and some things I needed to improve the process. All themes will be updated soon.
lightScape 1.2 will be released first, later tonight. Tomorrow, newsScape 1.0.6 and FrameFX 1.0.1 are to be released. Until Monday, all other themes are coming also.
There was a problem with category filtering in both recent posts and recent comments widgets. Several issues with rendering menus are also fixed. And many minor things are tweaked and fixed on the interface pages.
Images and thumbnails functions are improved and expanded with more parameters. Recent posts and comments widget have new filtering options. Menu rendering is improved and expanded with new filters for items. Also, many menu items are expanded with new features. Most importantly, visibility settings for each menu item has new option for setting the user roles, so that only users with certain, selected user roles will be able to see the menu item (on the image on the right).
I have started changing some things in the base classes, transitioning to PHP5 object format. More such basic level changes will be added in coming versions, leading to 1.6 where all code should be fully updated.
Major change in this version is improved Layout Manager. You can now select custom template file for any template, and when making new template, you can select existing template and copy settings from it. This is main method to make all custom pages on Dev4Press. Other new features include: meta box for xScape settings for custom post types, share buttons for LinkedIn, function to generate thumbnail from any local file and many more other custom functions.
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