WP-Forge Status Update

I know there hasn’t been a lot of activity with WP-Forge since it was last updated back on August 22, 2014. Since that time, there have been a few updates released by Zurb, namely 5.4.1 through 5.4.4. However, if you go to the Foundation home page and download the latest version, it still points to 5.4. It seems there was an error of some kind with these releases regarding sass, grunt and all of that (please correct me if I am wrong). I am really not to sure what those were but the latest, most stable version is 5.4.

According to the Foundation Github page (where these updates are available), the 5.4.1 release was just a version release. If you look at the foundation js files in WP-Forge, they all do say 5.3.3. The 5.4.2 release was a fix that targeted a scss issue. This of course does not concern WP-Forge, yet, as WP-Forge at the moment does not utilize scss. The 5.4.3 release added some new features and a few more fixes. the 5.4.4 release, which was released 5 days ago looks like it concerns scss. If you like you can view these latest updates here https://github.com/zurb/foundation/releases

So, even though you may see these release on the Github page, WP-Forge uses the latest stable version from the actual Foundation site, which is 5.4. During this hiatus of sorts, I am reworking a few things in WP-Forge as well as adding a few new features that I hope everyone will like. What are they? Well that is something that you will have to wait for 😉 I am not sure yet if I will be releasing these updates before the next stable version of Foundation is actually released. I am torn (like an old sweater) on releasing once I am done or waiting for Foundation. What do you think?

I can say this though, I feel these new changes will improve the overall usability of the theme and hopefully make WP-Forge stand out as the best WordPress/Foundation theme out there as I feel she is.

I did however release a new version of WP-Starter. This new release actually had only one change to it. I deregistered the functions.js of WP-Forge and made the wpstarter-functions.js file the only file that loads. It contains the same information as the original functions.js file of WP-Forge. I felt it wasn’t necessary to load two files when only one is actually needed.

So with that in mind, I am still here and I am still working on WP-Forge and have a few things planned. In the interim, if you have any questions, concerns or if you need help, please feel free to shoot me an email or create a new thread in the forums.

As always, enjoy! 😎

11 thoughts on “WP-Forge Status Update

  1. Thanks for the update! Excited to see the new features in regard to usability. I can see why you are torn, but releasing it would great to test out the new features even if a pending Foundation update is in the works. Have a great one!

    • Your very welcome Adam. I just wanted to send out an update to let everyone know that she is still active. I didn’t want users to think that WP-Forge fell along the wayside like some of the other themes out there.

      Whether or not these new changes will be released will be determined by what users would like. This is entirely in your hands. Even though I believe that Foundation is gearing up for version 6 (I have no proof of that at the moment), I don’t know how a new version of Foundation will interact with these new features I am adding. My gut tells me nothing will happen but then again there is always that little nagging voice in the back of my mind. So we will see. For now it seems we have one vote for YES!!! 😉

  2. Add me to the yes list please and thanks for you status update. Was feeling if missed an email from you as updates are so regular 🙂

    • Hi Michael,

      Greatly appreciated. I am almost done with what I have planned, just need to add a few more things and then she will be good to go. I think, then, I am going to release the updates maybe under 5.4.0.1 – There are two things that I want to add however I do not want to add them all at once, so I may hold off on those two and release them later. Or maybe i should include them all…lol decisions, decisions…. 😉

  3. All of the comments are interesting.. I guess it’s Carpe Diem.. release and ye shall find. The only drawback is when Foundation releases having to go back a little and add in the updates. It probably won’t be that much anyway?

    Michael

    • Hi Mike,

      True, it can be a little frustrating having to go back and update all the time. But I guess this is the nature of the beast so to speak.

      I am not to sure what Zurb is going to do, if they are just going to release 5.5 or make the big jump to pushing out 6. Either way though, I will keep the theme updated even if I have to update her 2, 5 or even 10 times a week….lol 😉

  4. Just a quick note here, I know Zurb finally released v5.4.5 of Foundation and i have updated the theme locally to this version.

    I have also been working on adding the new stuff I mentioned above and i am almost done. Everyone can expect an update within the next few days 😉

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