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news

We usually update Micro.blog a couple times a week. Recent changes:

  • Added photo to the top of profile page.
  • Improved how plug-in themes are handled, so other plug-ins can override smaller parts of a theme.
  • Fixed uploading profile photos.
  • Fixed not archiving bookmarks sometimes.
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pimoore
pimoore

@news Any word on being able to customize something like the colour variables in Hitchens, and having them maintained when the plugin updates?

// @manton

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manton
manton

@pimoore From a settings field or custom template? I’d expect both to work already.

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pimoore
pimoore

@manton Don’t quote me, I think it was either @timapple or @toddgrotenhuis who had updated using the plugin settings, and their new colours added previously didn’t stick?

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toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@pimoore @manton yes I had to reapply color changes in style css

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manton
manton

@toddgrotenhuis @pimoore Ah, sorry, I see what's happening now. I'll work on a fix for that.

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sod
sod

@news Regarding plug-in themes. If I create a custom theme, I won't see the plug-in's template files from my custom theme. Only Templates for Blank is present. Is this intended, @manton, or will the theme-specific templates show up there with a future update?

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rom
rom

@sod can’t edit anything if theme plug-ins are used, unless I’m missing something (again)

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matti
matti

@sod I asked something similar in the help forums a few days ago: help.micro.blog/t/so-how-... cc: @manton

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sod
sod

@rom Yeah, I don't want to put words in @manton's mouth, but I think we should look at plug-in-based themes as "still in beta". 😊 Customizing does not work the same as with "classic themes". Yet.

But it is possible to modify templates in plug-in-based themes. In more than one way, actually. For example, you can go to DesignEdit Custom Themes and click on the theme in question. From there, you can edit any template you want (or create new ones).

Another approach is to create a new plug-in and, from there, create a new template that overrides the template in the original theme plug-in. Finally, a third way is to duplicate the original theme and make your changes there.

They all feel a bit "hacky", and I hope there will be a more straightforward, official way to customize plug-in-based themes in the future.

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sod
sod

@matti Thanks, we are talking about the same issue. Feels good to not be alone. 😊

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matti
matti

@sod Yes, I am also happy that @manton is working on a fix already. :)

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rom
rom

@sod thanks. will try this out.

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moonmehta
moonmehta

@news Not sure if "Fixed uploading profile photos." fixes the issue of a new picture not showing up on the timeline for really long. I changed my picture over 24 hours ago and it's doesn't yet show up on the timeline. Clearing cache didn't help.

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khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@news I guess I have to add this news.micro.blog to my RSS. I never ever see these announcements. Ever.

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