Thesis 1.4.2 Rocks Harder than Expected

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Although it began life as nothing more than a simple bugfix, version 1.4.2 has turned out to be quite a bit more than that. For starters, it contains some new styles and minor efficiency improvements in the code, so even if you weren’t experiencing problems with 1.4.1, you’ll definitely want to upgrade to the new hotness.

Here’s a list of specific fixes and enhancements found in this latest version:

  • fixed the post preview redirect problem
  • restored proper unhook functionality to common elements (especially thesis_comments_link, which got mentioned quite a few times)
  • corrected the “read the full article” teaser link destination (it no longer points to the comments!)
  • fixed the getimagesize() function error issue that some users (mainly those on Dreamhost) were experiencing (thanks to Rick for this, he pwned it)
  • the feature box hook now works as expected, and it even contains a wrapping div with appropriate padding automatically applied, thereby freeing you up to focus on adding content
  • teaser headlines and bylines now receive the same font styling as your normal headlines and bylines (which is, in my opinion, the expected behavior before modifications are made)
  • the Killer Recent Entries widget has been partially rebuilt to completely disconnect it from the active query (thereby reducing WordPress weirdness and ensuring that all your customizations work as expected)
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