Prologue Gets an Update
The Prologue introduction earlier this week provided us with a lot of feed back. Based on that feed back we’ve made a few changes:
- The front page now shows a stream of recent updates instead of one update per user
- Pages now have their own template and look much better
- Avatars are only shown once for sequential posts by the same author (front page and tag pages)
- Post titles are no longer empty, they are generated based on the beginning of each post
- Works out of the box for WordPress.org 2.3.2
The front page on Prologue originally only showed one post per user. Many people were confused by this or didn’t like it. After taking a step back I tend to agree, so a more traditional stream of the most recent posts is now shown. Pages are first class citizens again with their own template. Since posts in Prologue don’t have user supplied titles it now generates a title for WordPress based on the content of the post. This makes other features of WordPress work as expected (like the Recent Comments widget).
For those of you who want to try out Prologue on your own WordPress.org site you’ll be happy to know that it now works with WordPress 2.3.2 out of the box. Initially I’d made use of a function (in the author template) that wasn’t available in 2.3.2, now that has been fixed. Sorry about that.
The version in style.css has been bumped to 1.2. This update is available via Subversion and in use now on WordPress.com.