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BNS Add Style Retired

Posted by Edward Caissie on February 16, 2015 in News, WordPress |

It is with a heavy heart that I am retiring, for the first time, one of my plugins.

Although BNS Add Style served its purpose when I wrote it, there are simply too may other good options to choose from that are being actively supported and improved whereas this plugin was not seeing the attention it needed.

If you are still needing a good custom CSS alternative for your WordPress installation I strongly recommend using Jetpack as it offers so much more besides custom CSS.

To all those users of BNS Add Style, I thank you for all of your support over the years and hope you are able to move forward with, or without, BNS Add Style.

PS: Aside from adding the “retired” tag, I have also added the “adopt-me” tag as I would be quite happy to have another developer take over if they are interested.

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Pinup Meets Grunge Updated to Version 2.2

Posted by Edward Caissie on January 17, 2015 in News, WordPress |

Mostly minor items were addressed but the latest review of Pinup Meets Grunge should now better meet the WordPress Theme Review Requirements and Recommendations even if it still remains under suspension for Adult Content(?!)

You can download this version from its GitHub repository here.

To see the changelog click here.To hide the changelog click here.
== Version 2.2 ==
= Code =
* General Code reformatting to better meet WordPress Coding Standards
* Added support for WordPress 4.1 `add_theme_support( ‘title-tag’ )`
* Added `PMG_HOME_URL` CONSTANT pointing to BuyNowShop.com
* Removed `wp_list_bookmarks` from the default sidebar

= CSS =
* Minor corrections in the stylesheet
* Updated styles to better suit the content area’s full width

= Miscellaneous =
* Updated Copyright dates
* Updated tags used in stylesheet header

Enjoy!

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New WordPress Plugin: BNS Helpers

Posted by Edward Caissie on January 4, 2015 in News, WordPress |

Have a look … this was just freshly published on WordPress.org

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Recent Updates (December 2014)

Posted by Edward Caissie on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Although I did make general updates to all plugins relevant to be compatible to the latest release of WordPress (version 4.1) the updates of any significance were my themes Shades, NoNa, and Ground Floor; as well as the plugins BNS Body Classes, BNS Support, BNS Featured Tag, BNS SMF Feeds, and BNS Theme Details.

Although BNS Theme Details is still only noted as version 0.4 it was the key update for the most part as it now controls the majority of pages listed under themes on the site being responsible for producing the content on most of those pages.

Let me know what you think about the latest iteration of BNS Theme Details in the comments below, I would be interested in any constructive criticisms and/or suggestions on what other details to include in its output.

Enjoy!

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BNS Featured Category Version 2.6

Posted by Edward Caissie on March 29, 2014 in News, WordPress |

There were some interesting requests and a few discussions since the last release of this plugin and I have adopted some of those into this version.

Also to note, this plugin will also likely be going into a more “mature” development cycle which basically means I will be looking at twice yearly releases going forward.

Obviously if there are any significant issues or really great (easy to implement) ideas that come up sooner then I may simply jump on them and release sooner than planned.

In the meantime, here is the latest change log:

To see the changelog click here.To hide the changelog click here.
= Version 2.6 =

* Released March 2014
* Added `bnsfc-container` wrapper CSS element
* Added `bnsfc-widget-title` class
* Added `bnsfc_no_posts_message` hook to no posts message
* Added option to only show posts from child categories
* Added a “wish link” and “support_link” to the plugin meta row
* Code Reformatting to better match current WordPress Coding Standards
* Extracted code to create `plugin_data` method
* Moved BNSFC Plugin Meta function into main class of plugin
* Raised required version to WordPress 3.6
* Updates to the `readme.txt` documentation

Enjoy!

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New Plugin: BNS Theme Details

Posted by Edward Caissie on February 18, 2014 in News, WordPress |

I have been looking for something that would make keeping my theme pages a bit easier to keep up to date when I came across a little code snippet in the WordPress Theme Reviewers Mailing List … one thing lead to another and the BNS Theme Details plugin was born.

Please feel free to read a bit more about it on its page here, or better yet download it from the WordPress Plugin repository here.

You are also welcome to review/fork/watch/star the GitHub repository for BNS Theme Details as well.

 

Enjoy!

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Going Forward Into 2014

Posted by Edward Caissie on January 4, 2014 in News, WordPress |

It has been a great ride that last several months but also an extremely busy one. This has made me take a hard look at my WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins to see how I should be going forward into 2014 with them.

Under the BNS banner there are currently six (6) themes and 16 plugins that can be found in their respective WordPress repositories. Each of those have been reviewed and recently updated over the last couple of months; and, in those reviews I have found most have reached a point of maturity where there is not a lot more to do with them as is.

I have been seeing only general maintenance and core upkeep as their overall requirements with few if any “bugs” ever being reported. That being the case these themes and plugins will be going into a “maintenance” mode unless, of course, something significant is brought to my attention or a really great idea is presented to enhance one or more of these works. I plan to adjust my review/update schedule from every three to four months to more along the lines of every six to eight months.

I do have some interesting plugin ideas in the beginning stages, more drawing board than code at the moment, that I plan to explore further this year.

I will also be shifting my entire theme enhancement focus over to my latest theme Opus Primus which carries its own banner and is built entirely on its own roots as a framework.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every user of my themes and plugins and assure them I am not going anywhere.

Also to note, as the Lead Happiness Engineer – NextGEN Gallery at Photocrati Media, I plan to start looking at integration of NextGEN Gallery functionality and related presentation features into all of my themes.

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July 2013 Updates

Posted by Edward Caissie on July 26, 2013 in News, WordPress |

Short, simple, to-the-point … all of my WordPress.org hosted Themes and Plugins are up-to-date.

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