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Most important Montezuma thread in a year


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Old Oct 18, 2016, 03:59 PM
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115 posts · Sep 2010
Most important Montezuma thread in a year

Got some great news, everyone.

Today I started playing with a beta version of the new Wordpress-compliant Montezuma. My devs have been working hard to get it to a place where the old settings are portable to the new version, and as of today we think we're finally there. Just gotta debug it thoroughly and I'll be making an update in this thread.

Anyone wanna be a beta tester? If so, the most up-to-date version of the beta can be downloaded by clicking here

Last edited by flyboy; Nov 15, 2016 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Updated download link
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Old Oct 18, 2016, 09:37 PM
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299 posts · Aug 2010
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Wow, you mean it uses the hard-to-use Customizer? I'd be interested in beta testing it. I'm curious as to how fast the Customizer preview is going to dynamically respond to changes in templates, and how big the input fields will be.
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Old Oct 19, 2016, 11:29 AM
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115 posts · Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrouchingBruin
Wow, you mean it uses the hard-to-use Customizer?
It does. I'm not happy about Wordpress' decision to force a bad implementation choice on all developers, but if we were to have new versions of the plugin, it had to be done.

Sending you a download for the beta in a PM right now. Thanks for testing it (I installed it yesterday in my localhost test site, but then I had to leave. So today I'll be putting the theme through its paces for real)
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Old Oct 19, 2016, 06:55 PM
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299 posts · Aug 2010
Santa Monica, CA
When I first installed on a test site which already had Montezuma installed, the site looked very strange. Not sure if it was because of the customizations that I had already done (which, I don't think were many).
This is what the site looks like with regular Montezuma
This is what it looks like with Montezuma 2

So I did an install on a site that's never had Montezuma installed, and it seems to look fine. The only thing I noticed off the bat was the dual-colored titles are not there. And one other thing I've noticed: sometimes when I go to a post, nothing seems to have drawn on the screen, i.e., the page is totally white, even though when I inspect the page, I see all of the page elements there. If I do a page refresh, sometimes it shows up. Same when navigating back to the home page, sometimes it's just blank. Very strange. It happens in both Chrome and Firefox.

Here's my other test install:
http://twentythirteen.geefamily.net/
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Old Oct 21, 2016, 01:59 AM
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299 posts · Aug 2010
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I went into the Customizer for a little bit, and I see that all of the Montezuma options got ported over there very well (but I hate having to work with the narrow field width in that sidebar). Pleased to see that the regular Montezuma Options was still under the Appearance menu, though. Will Wordpress let that slide through? I didn't try this yet, but the intent is for any changes made through the Customizer to flow through to the Montezuma Options section, and vice versa?

By the way, thank you very much for your efforts on getting this done. It would be a shame for Montezuma to not be maintained on the Wordpress theme repository.
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Old Oct 21, 2016, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll make sure the dev is aware of that. In fact, he's still debugging by himself too, so some of those issues may have gotten resolved.

Yeah, I'd love to retain access to both interfaces, but we'll see how guys at Wordpress.org react to that

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