Yeah, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. I really did switch the theme to TwentyTwelve. My motivation for doing so was mainly because the original site theme was getting very long in the tooth — eh, that’s an understatement. The old theme was 6 years old and was last updated (visually) 4 years ago so it really needed to go.
Anyway, if you’re a frequent visitor then you’ve probably noticed the site randomly going down. That was me attempting to convert the Manga+Press site to WordPress MS while running Nginx (the switch to Nginx actually happened a while back). That turned out to be a pain to configure considering that I was running WP in a subdirectory. Sigh. Well, that’s done (finally) and we have a new, not quite complete, demo site in the bargain. Yes, if you want to view a frontend demo of how Manga+Press works, you can view the Manga+Press Demo Site.
Also, you’re not imagining things: I did have two or three posts up originally that outlined releases for Manga+Press 2.8.3 and 2.9.0-beta.4. Those posts were lost during the transition to Multisite. Essentially, moral of the story: back up your database.
In the meantime, there are more updates coming, the least of which is the release of Manga+Press 2.9!
Manga+Press now has a Twitter account. Follow to get announcements and the latest updates!
Just a head’s up but Manga+Press 2.9.0-beta.1 has been released on Github, which can be downloaded as zip file [here]. This is still in development but ready for testing. I do not recommend using v2.9 on a live site just yet. Some of the things that have been changed in 2.9 include:
- Updated navigation CSS
- Removed “Order By” Option. Now defaults to date.
- Removed “Use Theme Template” options. Now defaults to using theme templates.
- Added contextual help tabs for options pages.
- Added Calendar template tag for comics
- Added filter for changing Comic post-type front slug (defaults to
Once testing is done, 2.9 will be released, with the Spanish version following a few weeks later (2.9.1).
As usual, if you find anything wrong, leave a note on the WordPress Support Forums. Thanks!
Putting the brakes on Manga+Press 2.9 development for the moment. Things are busy with my life, and I’ve noticed some issues with the structure of the plugin that will likely take a while to work out. In the mean-time, I’m going to take some of the things that were fixed in the 2.9 branch and merge those fixes into 2.8. I’m also planning on creating a new site and a new support system that should handle bugs and enhancement requests. I’ve realized that routing support requests to GitHub and WordPress was probably not the most ideal thing to do but it solved issues with support requests over Twitter and personal email.