Of CSS, Pointers, Archive Pages and Meta Boxes; WP Biographia Reaches v3.2
WP Biographia v3.2 got pushed to the WordPress plugin repository this afternoon. In the grand scheme of things it's not a massive release but it goes a long way to solving some of the most frequently asked questions that arrive in my Inbox and via the plugin's support forums.
As I've mentioned a few times in the past, it's nigh on impossible to test a WordPress plugin against the myriad combinations of themes and plugins that exist in the WordPress ecosystem. Especially where CSS is concerned, plugins and themes frequently don't play well together and bleed over from another theme or plugin's CSS often makes WP Biographia's formatting look ... interesting. This tends to happen in two places. Firstly in the formatting of the contact links in the Biography Box and secondly in the positioning of the user's avatar image.
Wp Biographia v3.2 provides two workarounds for this. The plugin's CSS now uses the
!important CSS specifier to ensure the CSS is applied as it should be in as many cases as is possible.
But sometimes this isn't enough to fix formatting issues, especially if the plugin's
the_content filter priority has been dropped below the default value of
10, to get the Biography Box to appear in the right order with the output of other plugins. In this case, the WordPress
wpautop filter, which automagically adds paragraph tags, runs after the Biography Box is produced. In this situation you can now tell the plugin to synchronise the
wpautop filter to run after the Biography Box is produced.