PageLines 2.1 will be officially released today and it adds some new features you’ll love.
This version adds new default meta controls, a brand new Sharebar, support for integration with bbPress/BuddyPress, and a bunch more. With 2.1, you’re site is going to be better than ever…
Meta Setting Defaults
Since PageLines 2 came out, we’ve had a ton of requests for a way to set defaults for ‘meta-settings’ or page-by-page framework options. The reason for this is because often people want to set something up ‘site-wide’ and tweak on an individual page basis. That’s why we’ve built this functionality into version 2.1
Now you’ll be able to set up your sections in the global defaults panel, and these settings will be overridden if set on a individual page or post.
For that reason, we’ve rewritten the core sharebar section to use newer, dynamic sharing buttons and functionality.
We’ve also included a couple new options to go along with it, like a site hashtag, and ability to show/hide different social networks.
bbPress and BuddyPress
Our old friends bbPress, a popular WordPress forum, and BuddyPress, a social network for WordPress, are back!
Since the launch of PageLines 2 we’ve heard a lot of clammoring for better support of these popular extension suites. That’s why we’ve spent some serious time building deep support into the framework.
Other Stuff to Rock Your World
Overall, there were something like 200 code changes between 2.0 and 2.1. So again we can’t cover every little improvement. Also in 2.1 you’ll see a new search field, better color handling, improvements to thumbs, a bunch of new sorting functions, etc..
We’ve also changed the naming convention for templates. In prior releases it’s always been something descriptive like ‘banner page’, ‘feature page, etc… This quickly became a problem with drag and drop, because the template wasn’t always representative.
The least we can do is change the template naming to not be descriptive. That’s why we’ve changed the template naming convention in 2.1. There won’t be bugs or upgrade issues because of this…
(Sidenote: Ideally, we’d love to allow you to rename templates, but because of a WordPress quirk we can’t. See the WordPress Ticket here.)
If you have an active Pro or Dev PageLines Framework account, you should see the upgrade notification in your WordPress admin. Simply follow the in-admin instructions to auto upgrade to 2.1!