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A few years ago one of my colleagues got me in touch with one of the founders of a new and upcoming WordPress hosting companies: WP Engine. The service was still pretty new and after an impressive conversation with them – I found myself recommending clients to using them as a host.
Recently, while at WordCamp Chicago, I signed up for an account and decided to give them a try myself. Today – I migrated all the content, data, and finally the DNS. Everything went smoothly (minus a DNS prorogation issue which is no fault of WP Engine). WP Engine’s documentation is great, they have a staging environment, their tools are easy to use, and they allow you to take snapshots of your site so you have a backup whenever you need it.
If you are looking for a solid WordPress host – you should definitely check them out!
A cool function to simply display the path of the WordPress template used on a particular page:
<?php echo get_page_template() ?>
How/when to use this?
If you are trying to debug a site and want to quickly see what page template is used – you can put that PHP code into footer.php and it will then echo out the path so you can quickly and easily see what template is being used.
Once again we are looking to expand our team. If you are a WordPress developer and would like to be involved in some great and unique WordPress projects – we want to hear from you. Check out our Craigslist post: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/web/2724395805.html for the details.
We just updated our SDAC Post Slideshows to version 1.1.3. The update includes:
- Custom set height fix
- Updated version of jQuery Cycle
I would personally like to welcome our new full time Web Developer – Andy Nguyen. He had been working with us as a contractor for the last few months working on WordPress plugin, advanced theme development and looked like a good fit for our company. I look forward to working with him and building great things!
After working on Lucidity and Lucidity Catalog – we have officially started working on our next WordPress commercial theme: Chicago. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more information!
We just released the latest version of SDAC Translate (1.2.6). This update fixes a display issue introduced with 1.2.5.
Download the latest version of SDAC Translate from WordPress.org.
Lucidity Catalog Theme
Our commercial theme – Lucidity Catalog
is now available. This release is a complete re-write and takes advantage of a number of WordPress 2.9+ features. Creating a catalog of items (music, art, etc) into a catalog just got easier.
All catalog items are completely separate from your posts and pages. There are also custom widgets that help display your catalog items in hierarchal list (by item type), a tag cloud, and a custom catalog only search. If you are looking to offer a quick to set up and maintain catalog – check out Lucidity Catalog.
- Lucidity Catalog is now a child theme of Lucidity.
- Catalog uses custom post types, custom taxonomies, featured images, and custom fields.
- The admin panel has been completely re-vamped and simplified all while giving users more custom options to further customize their catalogs.
Our commercial theme – Lucidity
just got updated and Lucidity 2.1 is now available for purchase/download.
In preparation for the release of two other Lucidity based themes (updated Lucidity Catalog and soon to debut Lucidity Mobile) we decided to make a few updates to the core framework to make sure we had everything simplified, in place and lined up.
Stay tuned in the next week for the release of the other two Lucidity based themes – as they are both in testing mode now.
- Simplifying the theme admin options (front and backend) and moving the theme options under Appearance (where it should go).
- We added in localization so the theme can be easily translated into other languages
- Moved to using the comment_form() function
- Made some minor layout changes
- Made sure it passed the Theme review standards (using Theme Check