Its about time I offered my users an update given its a while since I last discussed the plugin.
I have been very busy on other things recently which means progress has been rather slow and bitty. That being said most of the requested and accepted features from my last consultation have now been implemented and have been seen to work on my development machine.
The following features have been added since there was last an update
- Changeable styles. Inline styles are no more and there is now a dedicated area on the new Calendar options page to edit the stylesheet directly.
- Users other than Administrator can edit events if the Administrator changes a setting on the Calendar options page.
- There is now an option to show the event author on the pop up for each event. This is set on the Calendar options page. This also means that for budding developers there is now a user ID by each event in the database allowing interesting things to be done with the plugin data.
- There is a set of drop down boxes to jump straight to a given year and month. This can be shown or hidden based on a setting on the Calendar options page.
- The description can now be any length. There is a text box to show this fact on the manage events screen instead of the small box that was there before.
- The dates can be selected from pop up mini-calendars meaning you don’t have to check somewhere else if you are choosing the right date. This system also prevents you from selecting a finishing date which is before the starting one which caused some problems when done accidentally in the past.
- The 30 character limit for the event title is now visibly enforced so that users are not surprised by their title appearing truncated.
- HTML errors have been fixed by ensuring that all styling is placed in the header of the page and not in the body.
- Seeing as WordPress 2.5 has recently been released, compatibility with this was coded in. This brings the range of WordPress branches the plugin is compatble with to 5; 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5. It is of course worth noting that the only versions you should be running are the 2.0 legacy branch and the latest 2.5 branch.
Two main features do remain to be implemented. These are
- Event Categories
- Upcoming Events
All this means that a release does draw ever closer. I have been spurred on in particular by the release of 2.5 as I note that the current Calendar version doesn’t support 2.5. I have also been getting increasing support requests concerning things that don’t work on Calendar 1.1. I ask that you all hold off on these requests; you can be sure your issue will be fixed in Calendar 1.2.
Most importantly thanks for your patience and for deciding to use my plugin.