Showing posts with label FlatPress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FlatPress. Show all posts

March 19, 2024

Grey Matter 1.2

Here's version 1.2 of the Grey Matter theme! Grey Matter is a clean and modern theme for FlatPress that's fully responsive and looks great on any device. It's a recreation of the Jekyll blog engine's default theme, for FlatPress. 

What's New in v1.2:

  • Made the theme fully compatible with FlatPress 1.3. (If you're using FlatPress 1.2 or older, use Grey Matter v1.1)
  • Removed social media share icons in the entry footer.
  • Fixed a bug that crashed a couple of pages on FP 1.3. (Admin CP, Contact Us, etc)
  • Tweaked a couple of colors in the admin CP.
  • Updated preview images and readme.

Like FlatRead, this theme hasn't been updated in nearly a decade but still holds up remarkably well. I'm happy to see it continue to be a favorite among FlatPress users.

 If you run into any issues, feel free to reach out on the Official FlatPress Forum.

See ya! 

March 18, 2024

FlatRead 1.1

I'm just done updating FlatRead to v1.1, making it fully compatible with FlatPress 1.3.  

FlatRead is a FlatPress theme that's very simplistic and minimalist. It is also 100% responsive, as it will adapt to your visitor's display size and will be rendered properly on any kind of device.

Here's what changed: 

  • Made the theme fully compatible with FlatPress 1.3. (If you're using FlatPress 1.2 or older, use FlatRead v1.0.1)
  • Removed social media share icons in the entry footer.
  • Fixed a bug that crashed the "Contact Us" page on FP 1.3.
  • Updated preview images and readme.

Even though it's been almost a decade since it was last updated, this style still feels current and relevant. I'm glad it's still around and being used by the FlatPress community. Hopefully, this new update will last another 10 years, who knows! 😉

If you encounter an issue with this theme, let us know on the Official FlatPress Forum

See ya! 

April 26, 2015

Blog Activity Graph for FlatPress

A new plugin for FlatPress was recently released by Igor Kromin. It's a great addition that allows you to see your monthly blog activity.

Click the link bellow to check it out:
Blog activity graph for FlatPress

February 27, 2015

New Official FlatPress Style: Leggero v2

I'm pleased to announce that NoWhereMan, the maintainer of FlatPress, approved my new take on the classic FlatPress theme. Leggero v2 is part of the FlatPress source code, as an available style for the Leggero theme.

I present you, Leggero v2!

Some quick details about it:

  • It's 100% responsive
  • It works properly with Internet Explorer, as well as with any modern web browsers
  • It uses web fonts with shadows, has a transparent sidebar and a fixed background image
  • It looks modern and actual, while still having the "FlatPress / Leggero" feel it should have

October 4, 2014

From FlatPress to Blogger

A few days ago, as I was customizing my blog again, I realized that something was wrong. All that time I've been using FlatPress, I kept modifying, fine-tuning and working again and again on my blog's design and features without being able to make it feel right. I was investing more time and efforts in the container than in the content. That's not right. It was time to let go and move on.

I happened to test Google's Blogger, a product I didn't use in years. I was surprised to see how it improved over the last 5 years. I found what I was looking for. Then, I went through all my posts one by one and copied them to Blogger. Didn't feel like messing around with a potential way to batch import my entries. Not for only 17 blog posts. 15 minutes later, all my content was migrated.

A part of me is sad to move away from a product I care about. FlatPress, although not powerful and widely used as WordPress or Blogger, is a great product. It's developer, NoWhereMan is a great guy. I decided to go with it several years ago because it's easy to customize and I wanted to learn a few things along the way, which I did. Did I overgrow it? I don't think so. I'm just tired of my blog being in constant development. I still want to develop themes for FlatPress though, it's an amazing platform to learn and experiment, while bringing forward the product's development. But I'm not going to use it for my personal blog. For now.

For the first time in years, I'm satisfied with how my blog looks, feels and works. Hope it'll last!

March 11, 2014

How to contribute to Flatpress?

If you enjoy Flatpress and want to suggest new features, report bugs, or discuss about the product, make sure you visit the official Flatpress Forum.

If you are a developer and want to contribute to Flatpress, you can do so on GitHub: GitHub|Flatpress