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I’ve been contacted about adding translations to the Simpler CSS plugin, and creating functions for network installations of WordPress. If I have some free time on my hands, I may revive this plugin.

Written by Frederick

April 20, 2011 at 7:36 pm

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Retirement of Simpler CSS

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While the Simpler CSS plugin has likely served your needs over the past few months, I will no longer be developing the plugin. That’s because there’s a far better option out there for anyone who’s interested.

Yesterday, the WordPress folks released a plugin derived from the code they use for WordPress.com: it’s called WordPress.com Custom CSS. There’s a lot more functionality in that plugin, including advanced filtering of CSS with CSS Tidy and KSES. Custom stylesheet rules are saved in the wp_posts table, which means you can have revisions.

Most importantly, this is tested code that has been deployed on WordPress.com.

I highly encourage any users on WordPress 2.9 or higher to switch to the WordPress.com Custom CSS plugin. That being said, there is no easy route for migration from Simpler CSS to that plugin, because the storage methods are completely different. WordPress ยต hosts should consult with users before switching, or enable both plugins for a period of time so that users can manually copy their code over. Since Simpler CSS continues to function for version 3.0-alpha, you may continue to use it without side effects.

Simpler CSS will not be developed after the current version, 0.4. However, users of WordPress versions between 2.7 and 2.9 are still welcome to download it from the plugin repository.

Note: I have made a decision to continue maintenance releases only for the purpose of ensuring that it continues to work.

Written by Frederick

December 23, 2009 at 9:52 am

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Changelogs on the Plugin Directory

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I got word that the WordPress plugin directory now supports changelogs. This is great news for users, since they can now know what’s different in the new releases, right on the plugin directory site or even in their WordPress admin areas.

Changelog tab on the directory, via westi on wordpress

Changelog tab on the directory, via westi on wordpress

When I release the upcoming updates of Simpler CSS and Simpler iPaper, I will be sure to incorporate a changelog into the readme, but I will not be adding the changes from releases earlier than Simpler iPaper 1.1 and Simpler CSS 0.2b.

Written by Frederick

June 20, 2009 at 10:17 am

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