New Mindshare open source project releases and Meteor 1.0.4

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Published: March 19, 2015

Hello world! This is just a quick news update on two of our flagship open source WordPress projects and an update on the the new Meteor release that came out yesterday.

Mindshare Theme API 0.8.4

A new version of our awesome Theme API plugin that empowers WordPress developers with over 60 additional template tags and dozens of kickass features was released yesterday.

Version 0.8.4 brings a couple of new functions and some bugfixes:

  • PHP notice fix for [code]mapi_browser_from_ua()[/code]
  • Added optional filter to add custom post types to “Right Now” box
  • Added fn [code]mapi_has_role()[/code]
  • Added fn [code]mapi_current_user_has_role()[/code]

Product page: https://mindsharelabs.com/downloads/mindshare-theme-api/

GitHub: https://github.com/mindsharestudios/mindshare-api

Blankout 3.7.1

Blankout is Mindshare’s own workhorse starter theme package for WordPress built using Bootstrap. Blankout got a minor update that brings all the bugfixes and improvement of the latest Bootstrap version to the theme as well as few other minor improvements of our own:

Version 3.7.1 brings the following updates:

  • Update Bootstrap to 3.3.4
  • Added PHP filters for Gravity Forms to add Bootstrap classes
  • Misc. minor improvements

Product page: https://mindsharelabs.com/downloads/blankout-wordpress-starter-theme/

GitHub: https://github.com/mindsharestudios/blankout

Meteor 1.0.4

The amazing Meteor platform got an update yesterday as well. If you haven’t heard about Meteor yet, it’s a web development platform built on NodeJS that we are currently focusing a lot of our attention on.

The new release brings a number of cool improvements to the project:

  • Support for MongoDB 2.6 and MongoDB 3.0
  • Several performance improvements including a 10x speedup for MongoDB
  • Upgraded the Cordova tools from 3.5.1 to 4.2.0
  • On the client, template instances now have a [code]Meteor.subscribe[/code] method that makes it much easier to manage DDP subscriptions directly from your view logic instead of from a separate [code]Tracker.autorun[/code]
  • A new reactive method on Template instances called [code]subscriptionsReady[/code] returns true when all of the subscriptions made with [code]TemplateInstance#subscribe[/code] are ready
  • The Meteor server now provides raw access to the collection and database objects in the npm MongoDB driver

Read the full announcement