THX (Themes) Update

The past week we’ve been committing significant updates to the plugin.

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Here’s a list of the changes that went in for version 0.7 (major props to @shaunandrews):

  • A lot of work went into rethinking how modal-overlay works and looks for showing the expanded theme view.
  • Adds keyboard navigation (with arrow keys) to quickly browse through themes while on details/modal view.
  • Significant JavaScript refactoring and cleanup.
  • Adds “delete” theme functionality.
  • Implements theme updates notices on theme grid, and update info on modal view.
  • Adds a theme count to the section title that updates immediately with search.
  • Several style improvements: theme blocks on grid view, add new theme, hover indicators, active theme more prominent, screenshot gallery with thumbnails, responsive styles, and a bunch more.

The keyboard navigation is becoming a pretty nice way to quickly flip through themes.

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What’s left?

Functionality wise it’s getting there, but we still have to keep polishing. (I’m being told modals are broken in Firefox.) We are a small team, so any reviews and suggestions are welcome — code or otherwise. Next up for JS rendering is looking into scaling issues (when, say, you have 200+ themes).

#core-plugins, #thx38