What started out as a bug fix turned into a partial rewrite.

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It wasn’t too long ago that I released Cover 1.7, but I soon realized that I had introduced a regression. I had made some changes to Cover’s support of the Aesop Story Engine plugin, but in the process I accidentally made it so that the majority of components couldn’t extend beyond the normal content width.

I had been meaning to rewrite Cover’s ASE styles anyway, so this presented the perfect opportunity. When I’d started out, I had a single stylesheet for ASE styles. Now I’ve broken it into several stylesheets, one for each component.

A while back, one user pointed out to me that Cover did not play nicely with SiteOrigin’s Page Builder plugin. Page Builder is, like Aesop Story Engine, a content creation plugin. Since Cover was built with ASE in mind (ideal for breaking out of the normal content width), I figured supporting Page Builder would not be difficult. I was right.

In the interest of supporting custom page creation, I also added a new page template, one which completely excludes the cover header (but not the nav bar at the top). This assumes the header will be created with custom content.

Do you use Cover? Is there a content creation plugin you’d like to use but that Cover doesn’t play nice with? Let me know in the comments.

  • Hi Paul,

    I love Cover! So much so I used it as the baseline for my own (personal use) theme. I wanted a theme based on _s, but starting from scratch was too daunting. Cover was perfect for me to adapt to my specific needs.

    Hey, I’m curious why you stopped using skrollr. Some issue, or just a design choice?

    Thanks for the great theme!

  • Thanks for the kind words! I removed Skrollr because the author is no longer supporting it. Not only that, but it never supported touch devices. The custom code in the latest version of Cover supports not only desktop browsers, but also iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Phone.

  • Hi Paul,
    It’s great that you have more current and full-featured parallax scrolling integrated into Cover now. But I don’t see parallax scrolling of the featured image, even on this current page. I tried 3 different browsers (all on Win 10). Are my expectations incorrect?

  • No, actually. :)

    Parallax scrolling of the featured image was a casualty of dropping Skrollr. The custom code I added was just to handle the transparency/opacity of the nav bar at the top.