There are a number of changes in this latest version of Portfolio Press and Portfolio+. I’m hoping the update will be seamless for most users, but there will be a few steps to complete once you upgrade.
Page templates have been updated in this version, so if you have any page templates set (say for the portfolio on the home page), you may need to go to that page, re-select the template, and re-save. I wrote an update routine to do this but it won’t fire in all situations. So, just to be safe, give it a check and make the updates if needed.
Next, the theme should prompt you to change your posts per page settings in the reading options. I recommend 9. Previously, the theme had automatically controlled this, but people have often wanted to change the default (to 12 or 15). This now you gives you that control. It also fixes edge case paging bugs that some users experienced.
Finally, you’ll want to install the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin and generate new images. The theme should also prompt for this. There were a couple of image size changes in this update (especially if you had the one column layout selected)- and this will ensure that your images are at the proper size and should fix images that may have appeared blurry previously.
After you install the Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin. Go to your “Tools” > “Regen. Thumbnails” and click “Regenerate All Thumbnails”. After you’ve done this, you can delete the plugin.
Bugs After Upgrading?
If you still have an issue, please drop a comment here or e-mail me. Let me know if you are using Portfolio Press or Portfolio+.
If you want to re-install a previous version of Portfolio Press, you can download a zip here. If you want to use a previous version of Portfolio+, check for recent e-mails from me about the update. You can also e-mail me.
Other (Less Noticeable) Changes
Post formats have been completely re-worked in this update. You can now display image and gallery post formats in the same way as post types. If you want to see how this works, check out the video in the Portfolio Press documentation.
A fallback image will be used in the portfolio view if a featured image is not set on a post, or the post is password protected.
The default width for the single column layout is now 980px.
The menus code and markup has been completely rewritten. This new code should be a bit more efficient, and the menus look should a bit nicer. If you’ve re-styled any of these elements using a child theme, you might to make a few edits to get it looking right again.
Icon fonts are being used instead of images wherever possible. You’ll also notice them in the post meta.
Template locations have changed. Again, if you’re using a child theme, this might affect you.
Portfolio+ users now have the option to hide dates. The options panel has also been re-organized. Additional options are also on the way for Portfolio+ users.