Something Lighter

The future of Berry, naturally. Right now, though fairly light, Berry’s next iteration will be lighter still. Blue may or may not be the dominate color of the theme, it all depends on how the WordPress 2.5 administration interface will turn out. In case the connection hasn’t been made yet, the header and footer (as well as most of Blu-Berry) were based on the WordPress 2.2 and 2.3 login form’s style. After about a year, themes tend to lose their luster. Blu-Berry, if some work would be put into making it look as it originally did almost a year ago, still is eye catching. Cran-Berry, the next iteration will follow a much more open development process. It will be available for download, and its development will begin around the launch of WordPress 2.5.

The first stages of developing the new iteration are already underway. It all begins with finally taking some time to reorganize and categorize the posts on this blog. This allows for the current dysfunctions to reveal their hideous heads while navigating the site. Next up is a replacement for Enhanced Live Archives needs to be found, one promising title exists. Then that little Attachment NavXT plug-in needs to get revised and released for mass consumption. The new design may more or less support it in a nice manner.

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT 2.0.2

This is a quickish update based on the work of Tom Klingenberg and myself in fixing some deficiencies in the Administration interface. The administrative interface has been tweaked lightly, but not to the extent that will be present in 2.1. The multi-lingual system should work now, and a German translation has been included in the default distribution. As a heads up for anyone who has modified their Breadcrumb NavXT core file, the upcoming 2.1 may feature more drastic changes in the core as things are reorganized a bit. As always don’t rely heavily on modifications the anything in the api file as it is likely to change rapidly between versions.

-John Havlik

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WordPress API Bug

Some users of the Breadcrumb NavXT plug-in have noticed that upon trying the enter the administrative interface they are greeted by an error. Earlier version presented a “Bad user, no cookie for you” error, which should only be seen by malicious individuals. As of 2.0.1 this error was refined to letting the user know that part of the WordPress API on their blog is not working correctly. In particular, the get_currentuserinfo() function is malfunctioning. This is due to a shortcoming in WordPress in which the developers have know about and passed off as a plug-in problem since version 2.2. The cause is when WordPress is first installed, the default user that is created is set as an administrator, yet it has no usermeta in the database, hence has no user_level. This problem seems to be resolved by the upgrade functions in WordPress when upgrading from one version to another. Hence, fresh WordPress installs will have this bug, while older/upgraded ones will not. The best solution is to under the Users section and edit the user that is used primarily and make sure administrator is selected under role, then save. That should make the problem go away.

Tom Klingenberg has been working with me to fix some things up with the Breadcrumb NavXT. Our collaborated work will be present in version 2.0.2, which features several bug fixes. Included in 2.0.2 is the official German language file for Breadcrumb NavXT. Other major reworkings of the administrative interface will be included in 2.1.0. For all the users out there that need localization support, it is fully working in 2.0. thanks to the work of Tom. If there are any polyglots out there who could or have translated this plug-in, via the .po/.mo system, and would like their work to be included as part of the official package, leave a comment below. You can take a sneak peak at the 2.0.2 code by clicking the “Breadcrumb NavXT Latest Build” download link, be aware that the version number on this code may be incorrect and some things may be broken.

Lastly, anyone out there still using Breadcrumb Navigation XT of any version, please upgrade to Breadcrumb NavXT soon. On the 19th I will no longer offer any support for Breadcrumb Navigation XT and it’s project page may mysteriously vanish.

-John Havlik

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Back to Berry Basics

I’ve reverted things back to the original Berry theme. Since I have not received word from a client about a non-web project that I’m working on, some work on mockups for Cran-Berrry will be worked on today. Later this weekend a major improvement to Attachment NavXT may be made and will become available for public download.

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT 2.0.0

¡Acebo ideomas diversos Batman! Si­ mi Espanol es un poco malo ahora, lo siento. With this new version many of the problems involving languages other than English should be resolved. A new filter at the end of the plug-in should hook into the WordPress Polyglot plug-in. Full support of the gettext localization standards used in WordPress has been added for the Administration interface. The documentation was not very clear on how to implement it, so it may or may not work, if someone can let me know if it works or not, or has worked with this system before and can help get it working that would be appreciated. Improvements over the old 1.x branch of Breadcrumb Navigation XT include hierarchical category support, rewritten core that should be easier to maintain, and total removal of custom wpdb queries. Keep in mind that this release is very much like the KDE 4.0 release. Some features may still be broken, and I’m planning subsequent bug-fix releases as bugs are reported.

There is a new, and separate page for Breadcrumb NavXT, file all bug reports in the comments of that page. The documentation is not ready yet, however the old Breadcrumb Navigation XT documentation should cover the bulk of the features in Breadcrumb NavXT.

-John Havlik

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