Quotes Collection 1.4.3

Quotes Collection plugin updated to version 1.4.3.

Norwegian (Bokmål) translation added. Thanks to Christian K. Nordtømme for the translation.

French and Simplified Chinese translations updated. Thanks to Laurent Naudier and 天毅许 for the updates.

Also there was a little bug, the ‘Next quote’ text was not translated. This is fixed in 1.4.3.

Download the latest version of the plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes-collection/

F2 version 1.1

F2 WordPress theme updated to version 1.1 with support for custom menus in WP 3.0 for the primary (horizontal) menu in the header. If a custom menu is not specified for the primary menu, the default F2 menu will be displayed in accordance with the options selected in the ‘F2 Settings’.

Also included in v1.1 is the Hindi translation by Ashish Jha.

The update was submitted to the WP theme directory on 12th July, but looks like it will take some time for the new version of the theme to be reviewed and the update to appear. Till then, the latest version of the theme can be downloaded from the F2 WP theme home page.

Quotes Collection 1.4.1

Quotes Collection plugin updated to version 1.4.1.

Problems using the plugin in WordPress 3.0 multi-site set up is addressed. The plugin is now compatible with multi-site functionality.

Tamil translation has been updated.

I request updates from translators for other language files too. A few new strings added in 1.4 and a few strings have become obsolete.

Download the latest version of the plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes-collection/

Custom menu management in WP 3.0

WordPress version 3.0 was out two days ago, and it’s looking very good. Feature rich this version, but feels much lighter, faster. It’s love at first sight with the new default theme Twenty Ten. I haven’t tested all things new with 3.0, but so far what I like the most is the new menu management system which is highly customizable.

If you haven’t tested (or tasted) the menu management system already, you can find it under ‘Appearance’ -> ‘Menus’. From there, it’s very intuitive, just create your menu select the pages or categories or custom links into the menu, rearrange the items in any order you want to. You can even make an item ‘sub-item’ to the item above by dragging it to the left. You can define your own ‘Navigation Label’ (the link text) and ‘Title Attribute’ (the tool-tip text that appears when you hover over the link). The possibilities are endless. I mean, this is awesome!!!

Here’s an example, the horizontal menu just below the header of this website (click on the image for a larger version).

WP 3.0 Custom Menu screenshot

And the output appears like this.

Horizontal Menu screenshot

If you look closely at the first screenshot you will find that in addition to the ‘Horizontal Menu’, I have defined two more menus ‘WordPress Themes’ and ‘WordPress Plugins’. I use these menus in the sidebar. Yes, you can use the custom menus in the sidebar too! Just create additional menus, add the ‘Custom Menu’ widget to the sidebar and choose your additional menu. Some users of the Flexi Pages Widget will find this interesting.

Custom Menu Sidebar Widget screenshot

My themes will work in WP 3.0 without any problem, though I’m yet to make the themes’ header menus compatible with the new custom menu system. Updates coming soon. The latest versions of my plugins too will work fine with the new WP version. As far as I have tested, there haven’t been a problem, please do let me know if you encounter any.

Happy Pressing. 🙂