What’s New with StartBox 2.7

sb2.7-200x200-tcSince it’s development in 2010, the StartBox Theme Framework has been actively updated and upgraded allowing it to grow into a fierce WordPress theme framework. WebDevStudios and StartBox lead developer Brian Richards have been hard at work to continue to maintain the quality product you already love and we want to highlight the changes that have been made with version 2.7.

Image-Sizing Updates

Prior to 2.7 Startbox was using TimThumb for image resizing. We have now changed over to use the native WordPress resizing functionality.

Language Support

You can now use StartBox in a number of different languages. With added language support, you can view StartBox in British English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese. This support is built right in!

Slideshow Phase-Out

The built in slideshow function will be removed in StartBox 2.8 and in 2.7 the feature has been disabled by default. This has been done because we believe that there are a number of great slideshow plugins out there and recommend using one of them.

Sites with slideshows already enabled will continue to display them and you will still be able to use the Startbox slideshow by following the instructions below. A plugin with the Startbox slideshow code will be released so you can still use slideshows on your site.

If you want to continue using Slideshows on new sites with StartBox 2.7, you can do so by running add_theme_support( 'sb-slideshows' ); on the 'after_setup_theme' hook.

Bug fixes

With any theme framework there will be the occasional bug or two. We have been working hard to fix bugs as they show up to assure our customers they are working with a quality product.

We fixed a rather nasty bug with the custom sidebars implementation that prevented more than one custom sidebar appearing on any given page at the same time. We fixed another bug with loop.php and single.php that prevented articles with pagination from showing their pagination. Finally, we fixed the author template archive to actually return the full archive of posts, instead of just the most recent one. – Brian Richards

You can view the change log for StartBox 2.7 or you can always download a completely free version of StartBox on GitHub.


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