We’ve just released Aesop Story Engine 1.0.2, and in this release are a few exciting new features that we’d like to share with you!
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The user interface showing the icons and component names have been completely revamped. There are no longer image, and instead use high-definition icons that are actually part of WordPress. This means a better looking, and faster experience with no images.
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Three new options have been added to the self-hosted version of the video component. Now you have the option of having the video loop, as well as having it start automatically, in addition to options for showing or hiding the controls.
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A brand new panel was added giving you even more control over the thumbnail gallery. Now you can specify the transition effect, as well as set the speed of the transition.
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All of these new enhancements were needed to pull off the ideas needed for our own site. That’s right, our site is built with, and uses Aesop Story Engine. These images in this post are image components. And the front page? That’s the Timeline component. In 1.0.2 we added the ability for you to have a different link name, versus what’s on the page. So you can now have “I’m so awesome” as a title, with “awesome” as the navigation label.
This update also includes numerous bug fixes, in addition to a couple of mobile optimizations. If you’re interested you can checkout the changelog on WordPress here.