Category SolCraft

SolCraft 2017 :: Sol Returns :: New Site Themes

Hello to all those that have wandered here. I thank you for taking the time to explore my little corner of the online gaming universe. Solcraft has been dead in the water for over a year now. I’ve often reflected on making new posts over that past year but the highly customized theme system that I was using did not work well after certain WordPress updates. This made the site’s functionality take a turn for the worse. I made several attempts to correct the issues with my themes. However, these days I burn out quickly when it comes to trouble shooting and coding. I have finally bitten the bullet and decided to abandon the old layout in favor of a more easily maintained theme system. I will be making some customization to it but nothing to the extent that was in place before...

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Status Update

I’ve been out of touch on the site for a bit over a month now. The winter weather hit me pretty hard made it difficult to do much other than work and try and relax. I’ve been hitting the WoW Pet Battles scene pretty hard and have been working out some new guides for pet leveling. You can expect these to be posted in the next few weeks when I get them formatted for release. I also plan on revisiting the WoW Addons page as some of the addons on that page didn’t survive the 6.1 update and I’ve started using a few more.

Savius has retired from WoW so you won’t see much Raid oriented content on the site with his departure from that scene. But he’s still a major contributor on the site and we can expect some more from him in the future on various games he’s playing...

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Site Update :: Macros

I created a plugin for the site that will make displaying macro code for posts look and feel more like the macro window within World of Warcraft. I will be slowly retrofitting all old posts to use the new plugin. It comes complete with an easy select all feature that automatically highlights the code upon clicking on the box in question. I’ve included an example below to illustrate the plugin:

 

[codebox]#showtooltip
/cast [@player] My Spell[/codebox]

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New Addons Page

I’ve added an Addons┬ápage where I will be spot-lighting some of my favorite addons. It’s still under construction, but I’ve got a good start on the page, enough so that It was better to release it than leave it hidden and not utilized. I’ll be updating that page more over time. You can see it along with the other site pages along the top. I hope you guys find an addon or two from the list that you want to try out.

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Sidebar Updates

I’ve put some time into the site’s sidebar tonight. Here are the changes in place now:

  • Converted Categories from a long list do a more orderly Dropdown menu system.
  • Converted Archives to a similar Dropdown menu system.
  • Removed the Recent Posts section as this was redundant with Latest Posts section.
  • Renamed Latest Posts to Latest Posts by Game
  • Renamed Non-Game Specific Latest posts to Site News to more accurately represent what you will see on that page.
  • Added Warcraft Blue Tracker to display links to recent Blue Posts on the wow forums
  • Added some divider and spacers.

I think these changes help clean up the navigation interfaces. Other recent changes to the site that have gone undocumented are thus:

  • Added External Resources page with links to third party sites for various games that I f...
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