32 Comments

  1. Sami Keijonen

    I can’t wait to put new features in action. Styles Loader is one of my favorite new thing even if it might not be the biggest change.

    • Justin Tadlock

      The styles feature is definitely cool. I envision it being used to load conditional styles based on theme customizer options or something like that.

      I have to say my favorite feature is the Random Custom Background generator, mostly because it was fun to test out. It kept me from getting bored each time I refreshed the page in development anyway.

  2. Thiago Senna

    Like Sami, I’m also very interested about the Styles Loader. I read the book SMACSS that encourages to separate styles in categories like base, layout, modules, states and theme. I like what I read and I started to apply this in my styles. ‘Cause of this the Styles Loader is a very welcome feature for me!

  3. Galin

    Already using those Post Format Tools in a new theme – for displaying videos instead of post excerpts. Had some ugly thing before that.

    And I’ll finally add minified stylesheets – this new solution looks user-friendly enough.

    I didn’t plan using global layouts (just per-post), but clicking the options in the customizer looks too much fun so I’ll be adding support for that as well.

    • Justin Tadlock

      One of the reasons I had renamed “Post Layouts” to “Theme Layouts” early on was because I felt that the feature needed to be more than just a per-post thing. Then, when the theme customizer came out and I’d helped Sami work on global layouts for one of his themes, it just made sense to go ahead and build it in.

      If you decide you don’t want a global layout option though, you can always disable it.

  4. The Frosty

    Great news. I’ll grab the latest copy and test it out!

  5. Jason

    Excellent work, thanks Justin! you da man!

  6. Paul

    Hi Justin

    Regarding the letting go of Hybrid SEO, I am asking if you could make a plugin out of it and put it in WordPress.org ‘s repo ? This way both Hybrid users who’s been using this part can still keep using it and WordPress community can use it too.

    Not everyone wants all the features of Yoast’s plugin, it’s a great but a bit overkill in some aspect. Hybrid SEO is light and to the point.

    here is the post that I remember
    http://themehybrid.com/weblog/the-hybrid-theme-and-seo

    • Justin Tadlock

      It’ll be a long, long time before this feature is removed from the framework, if ever. I’ll probably still be using it as long as I have a blog. I’m simply telling theme authors not to enable the feature by default in their theme.

      Sorry if I was unclear in the post. As a user, you’ll still be able to enable it if you want to use it.

      A plugin is still an idea that’s on the table though.

  7. Paul de Wouters

    wow, great work Justin. I can’t wait to use all these awesome new features on future projects.

  8. Brian Krogsgard

    A lot to digest here : ) Really digging the post format helpers and the theme layout stuff. Thanks, Justin. I’m excited to get some themes / sites up to date with 1.5!

  9. mp

    Nice job, as usual. Solid reconciliation – and no self-indulgence.
    Thanks, Justin.

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  12. lkraav

    Justin, heads up – ever since * 6050c1e – Version bump to 0.2 alpha. (4 weeks ago) you have a typo in your .gitconfig:

    I think some git filter-branching and history mangling is in order here, and let people rebase after world is right again.

  13. lkraav

    Oh great, wrapping the name in lt and gt wasn’t the brightest idea.

    Your name reads “Jutin Tadlock” up until current HEAD.

  14. lkraav

    Just thread through the new tutorials. While it’s good stuff as always, some illustrative screenshots would be really helpful esp. when there’s multiple options to choose from (Theme Layouts).

  15. whatsthebigidea

    Yea! Good News. One question: is “Responsive”, “HTML5” and “CSS3” part of the Hybrid equation? Thanks.

    • Justin Tadlock

      Hybrid Core really has nothing to do with those things, so they’re not a part of the equation. Granted, there are areas Hybrid Core outputs some HTML, but it’s all HTML5-ready.

      If some things come up where we need to change a script or some code though, I’ll do definitely add it in.

      It’s really up to you if you want a responsive, HTML5, and CSS3 theme. Hybrid Core won’t step in your way.

  16. shapeshifter3

    Hey Justin,

    Are your current themes (specifically Picturesque and Unique) going to be updated to Hybrid Core 1.5 or new themes only?

    Is there an updating process that theme users themselves can use to keep their themes current with each new version of Hybrid Core?

    Is it possible to make Hybrid Core a Plugin, that any theme user can use?

    • Justin Tadlock

      Are your current themes (specifically Picturesque and Unique) going to be updated to Hybrid Core 1.5 or new themes only?

      All themes will be updated. I’m working on that now.

      Is there an updating process that theme users themselves can use to keep their themes current with each new version of Hybrid Core?

      No. This must be done by your theme author.

      Is it possible to make Hybrid Core a Plugin, that any theme user can use?

      No. The framework is very much tied directly into being inside of a theme folder.

  17. Shaun

    Hi, I’m new to frameworks and normally build my wordpress themes from scratch so I’m not entirely sure where to begin diving in with something like this….can you recommend a good starting point?

    Based on all the features your framework provides Id love to take a crack at it, just not sure where to start.

    Thanks and sorry for the newb question 🙂
    -Shaun

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  19. enzocapone

    Hi Justin,

    How will we know when a theme has been updated in order to function fully with the newest Hybrid core 1.5? Will they have new version number? Will you post an announcement? Personally I’m very interested in knowing whether or not “structure” is all ready to go for hybrid core 1.5.

  20. Johann

    I wonder where the theme support for hybrid-core-drop-downs has gone? There’s nothing to find about it in the changelog but the feature has obviously been removed from 1.5.

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