Update: Late 2017

By now, Arras has achieved the status of “Legacy Software”. It’s been nearly 2 years since the last update and the web has moved on. With the benefit of a […]

By now, Arras has achieved the status of “Legacy Software”. It’s been nearly 2 years since the last update and the web has moved on.

With the benefit of a fresh look 2 years on, it’s clear that the 3.0 version, while it addressed a few issues of mobile-friendly display, lost many of the “framework” features that the 1.x (and 2.x) versions enjoyed. The move from the 1.x options page to (what was then the brand new) WordPress Customizer never quite gelled.

If Arras has a viable future, the way forward is taking a step back and starting again from those last 1.x versions containing the entire Arras feature set.

Working with legacy code takes time. At this stage it’s hard to predict how quickly a new release may be possible. The first priority will be simply to have a version that works in modern browsers with the latest versions of WordPress and PHP.

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About Caspar Green

Caspar Green has been doing web stuff stuff since before Y2K and working with WordPress since 2007. He is the owner and Sr. Developer of iCaspar Web Development, based in Potsdam, NY.