SDAC Plugin Update: SDAC Related Content 2.3.1

We just released a new version of our WordPress Related Content plugin. This update is very minor (adds in a div that surrounds all the output) but it will significantly make styling your related results easier.

After you update your plugin – you can control the output by adding something like this to your stylesheet:

#sdac_related_posts h4 {border-bottom:1px dashed #c7c7bb;margin:15px 0 5px 0;padding-bottom:5px;}
#sdac_related_posts ul {margin:10px 0 10px 20px;}
#sdac_related_posts ul li {margin:0 0 3px 0;}

* The code above is what styles the related posts on this site.

SDAC Theme: Lucidity Catalog 2.1 Is Available

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.

Changes Include:

  • 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.

SDAC Theme: Lucidity 2.1 Is Available

Lucidity Theme

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.

Changes include:

  1. Simplifying the theme admin options (front and backend) and moving the theme options under Appearance (where it should go).
  2. We added in localization so the theme can be easily translated into other languages
  3. Moved to using the comment_form() function
  4. Made some minor layout changes
  5. Made sure it passed the Theme review standards (using Theme Check

SDAC Plugin Update: SDAC Post Slideshows 1.1.1

We just released the latest version of SDAC Post Slideshows (1.1.1). This update addresses a UI fix as well as renames the button from “post-slideshow” to “slideshow”.

Download the latest version of SDAC Post Slideshow from WordPress.org.

SDAC Plugin Update: SDAC Translate 1.2.3

Until now – if you wanted to use this plugin on your site – the starting language defaulted to English. With version 1.2.3 of SDAC Translate – you can now define your starting language.

Set "Translate From" Language

Download SDAC Translate now from the WordPress plugin repository!

As always – thanks for the feedback/feature requests!

SDAC Plugin: SDAC Author Search

We are happy to announce our latest plugin: SDAC Author Search. This plugin is very simple – it hooks into get_search_form() function and if the user on the site is logged in – they can search for posts that are written only by themselves. This is very handy for large sites with several authors. This plugin gives the authors a much more refined search if they need to quickly search through their posts only.

Background

Awhile back – I wrote a post about searching in certain categories with WordPress. One of the comment authors asked for a way to do this by author instead of by category. I promised a followup and I finally got some extra time to put something together in the form of this plugin. Thanks for the comments and suggestions – keep them coming!

Download Plugin (from WordPress.org Plugin Directory)

SDAC Plugin Update: SDAC Post Slideshows 1.1

After getting some great feedback about our SDAC Post Slideshows plugin – we updated it and added in a number of new features.

  • You can define what post ID you want to use (handy when using do_shortcode() or re-using a slideshow in another post/page
  • You can define the new defaults using the shortcode (fx=”fade”), etc
  • New version of jQuery Cycle (includes effects)
  • You can now define the slideshow effect
  • You can now define the slideshow timeout
  • You can now define the slideshow speed
  • You can now define if the slideshow should pause on hover
  • You can now define the slideshow background color
  • You can now define the slideshow border color

Example slideshow:

Default Settings

Default Settings

You can customize a number of slideshow specific options (fx, timeout, speed, pause, as well as the background color and border color). You can also set these within the shortcode manually if you want to add a slideshow into your WordPress theme templates.

Slide Options

Slide Options

You can also set a number of slide options (width, height, image width, image height, text width) to fit your individual slideshow needs.

Quick Add Button

Quick Add Button

There is a button (in the HTML tab) to easy add in the shortcode that generates the slideshow. You can always manually enter the short code as well.

Adding Slides

Adding Slides

Adding slides is as easy as clicking a link. Add up to 25 slides. Slides can contain images and text, just images, or just text - you choose!

If you have any feedback – let us know by creating a post in our support forums!

You can download your copy of this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sdac-post-slideshows/