Isotope Visual Post Layouts is my plugin for WordPress that makes it easy to add some stunning visual effects to your blog. I’ve just updated the plugin and if you have this installed, then WordPress should tell you automatically to update sometime in the next 24 hours.
Isotope Visual Post Layouts version 0.31 is out
I’ve just updated the plugin to v0.31, it’s tested and supported on WordPress 3.4.2 and I also fixed a bug and added a feature.
the full changelog is
1. tested / supports up to WordPress 3.4.2
2. fixed a bug – the default order was oldest posts first (should be newest)
3. added support for another shortcode attribute you can now use [[dbc_isotope order=DESC]] or change it to ASC if you want to sort by oldest posts.
4. (0.31) Fixed bug with broken link in Admin > Plugins that takes you to Appearances.
How can I get this latest version?
Isotope Visual Post Layouts (http://wordpress.damien.co/isotope) makes it easy for anyone to add stunning visual effects and animation to their WordPress website.
With the release of this free plugin for WordPress, anyone can add visual effects without the need to change their website theme. Isotope Visual Post Layouts works with most themes and requires no coding.
Bring your website to life – with stunning animation and visual effects thanks to Isotope by Metafizzy.
No coding and no theme to modify. This is not a theme and you don’t need to know anything about HTML or CSS or coding. Just activate the plugin and create a new page (or post) this will save you hours of research on the Internet.
3 key features of Isotope Visual Post Layouts
1. No Coding – install the plugin and create a page then add [[dbc_isotope]]
2. Works with posts, categories & custom post types.
3. Responsive layout which animates as you resize your browser (or rotate your tablet / smartphone)
Easy To Follow Tips & Screenshot
Easy to find under Appearances
just add a page with your shortcode options
Have a look at what’s coming with Isotope for WordPress, my latest plugin. Isotope does amazing things to you website or blog and my plugin makes it easy to add a responsive layout and visual animation on any post or page.
This is a free plugin and includes the Isotope Masonry animation and one CSS style.
A new Admin page
Isotope for WordPress is so easy to use. You don’t need to do anything. Once it is active, you’ll find a helpful link under Appearances menu.
Put Isotope anywhere with a shortcode
I’ve added a shortcode which is easy to use:
just create a post or page and add
[ dbc_isotope ]
Want to show all your posts? Use this shortcode
[ dbc_isotope posts=-1 ]
Isotope for WordPress plugin works with Responsive Themes
If you have a fixed width theme, then you could be disappointed with Isotope. One of the classic effects of Isotope is the masonry animation which shuffles the posts around as you resize your browser window.
In a non responsive / fixed width theme when you change the browser size, nothing changes.
But, in a responsive theme you’ll see this.
DBC Backup 2 gives the confidence that your WordPress database is backed-up and securely stored on your server.
Database backup and security should be a critical issue for Marketing Agencies, small businesses and any WordPress website user. This plugin makes the whole experience easy with 3 critical features:
3 Critical Features
1. Storage – the backup file is compressed and saved on your web server and not sent via email or to another 3rd party.
2. Secure – the backup file is saved in a protected directory and blocked from downloading or other prying eyes (download via FTP/SFTP or SSH only)
3. Automated Backup – schedule regular database backups to happen in the background. Manual backup is also supported.
Make this the 1st Plugin you to install in WordPress
Having worked on numerous large and small web applications using WordPress, the problem for many agencies and business is the assumption that security and backup is the responsibility of the IT or server manager.
DBC backup can be installed from the WordPress.org plugin repository (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dbc-backup-2/) and configured easily.
This should be the first plugin installed by any developer or WordPress user. “Using DBC Backup 2 means you can have the confidence that all your hard work is not lost” said Damien Saunders.
Secure Server Backup is easy with DBC Backup 2
For many website owners, a server based backup can be safer than solutions which send backup files to your email or require integration with 3rd party storage. E-mails can fail to send if the backup is too big or they can be intercepted and stolen by anyone with access to your email account.
The backup directory is protected with directory level security, this makes it impossible to browse the backup folder or download anything inside it. The file name also includes some random characters preventing anyone trying brute force download.
About DBC Backup 2 v2.1
DBC Backup 2 v2.1 is free to download and install on your WordPress website from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dbc-backup-2/
This is a ‘new’ version of an older plugin that was no longer maintained. DBC Backup 2 is the first plugin released by Damien Saunders.
v2.1 features an improved user interface and users can find out more about the plugin and get support from http://wordpress.damien.co/dbc-backup-2/
About Damien Saunders
Damien Saunders is an independent consultant with experience in digital marketing and solutions for web and mobile. Damien’s services include developing product managment, coaching in digital marketing and now WordPress training and support. Damien is based in London, UK.
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DBC Backup 2 for WordPress database backup has just been updated. The new version improves the user experience for managing the plugin as well as fixing minor bugs.
What is in the new release?
The new release includes:
- A new admin page layout consistent with other WordPress plugins
- moves the link for DBC Backup to the Tools menu, again consistent with other plugins
- Fixes a problem where the user options where not deleted if the plugin was deleted
- Addresses a problem where users forgot to check the Active for the backup schedule
- Includes new options for social media sharing and getting help & support.
Where can I get the latest version of DBC Backup 2?
The new version should be available from the WordPress plugin repository later today (Friday 27 July).
Existing users will be notified from within WordPress as soon as it becomes available to them.
Guidance for new users
Setup of DBC Backup 2 is simple:
I wanted to give you a sneak peak at DBC Backup 2 and changes which are coming in the next version. DBC Backup 2 is a simple and easy way to safely backup your WordPress SQL database and store it on your webserver.
DBC Backup 2 – purpose and niche
I only recently ‘adopted’ this plugin for my own … and as much as I’d like to add features I don’t really want to change anything about it.
DBC Backup 2 exists to corner a niche where users want a background backup for their WordPress database and have the backup stored safely on their webserver.
I believe that features like send to e-mail are less safe (example: what if your mail account doesn’t accept large .zip files) and from a security perspective, this means sending your precious data via 3rd parties.
DBC Backup 2 – what’s changing?
DBC Backup 2.1 will be out shortly, the big difference will be the design of the admin panel has a clean, fresh look. In summary:
- New Admin Panel Layout, consistent with other plugin layouts
- Added a link from Installed Plugins to the Setting page, consistent with other many other plugins, I’ve added this link to make it easier to manage DBC Backup.
- Added a deactivation function to delete saved preferences for this plugin. This is a big change to the user experience, but consistent with standard plugin usage.
- Active / Activate option for the saved cron job is going to be moved to make it stand out. I believe many users forget to check this box.
- Plugin Meta Boxes / Contact Options and links to FAQ’s and help will be added here.
I’ve been testing the plugin and checking the changes I’ve made and so far no gremlins. I’ll be testing it for another week I think and then ill push out the update to everyone.
Want to keep up to date with the development? Checkout the project page on BitBucket.