PDF preview images in WordPress 4.7 on Uberspace

Since version 4.7 it is possible to let WordPress generate preview images for uploaded PDF documents. Therefore, your server has to meet the following requirements:

  • Imagick.
  • ImageMagick.
  • Ghostscript.

You have to install Imagick — ImageMagick and Ghostscript are installed by default. To retrofit Imagick, you just need to run the following command on the shell and can enjoy PDF preview images for new uploads:

uberspace-install-pecl imagick

WordPress theme for bloggers: »Schlicht«

Today I publish my first paid WordPress theme Schlicht. Bloggers are its target group, and the theme focuses on the content.

The theme is streamlined without dozens of options. It offers:

  • Page template without sidebar.
  • Automatically and/or manually insertion of drop caps.
  • Alternative layout, which displays the title, date and, author name in a column beside the post’s content.
  • Menu in header and footer.
  • Widget area in sidebar and footer.

To get a better impression, just take a look at the demo site of Schlicht (there is also a demo for the alternative layout).

You can find more information about the theme from the theme page – there you can also buy it.