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Gigs Calendar 0.4.1 – Bug Fixes

I’ve just put up a bug fix release for Gigs Calendar.  The most important fix is that your settings page should function normally now.  Hurrah!  Also, if you set it so that users other than your editors could access the gigs calendar, that should be working as expected now.

If your gig is not created for whatever reason (except browser compatibility) it should pop up with a little error message with a few more details.  Please don’t hesitate sending me that information if it looks like it’d be helpful in explaining your problem.

I’ve got a list of bugs for future bug fixes, but those will have to wait for the next version.  I wanted to get the settings page fix out as soon as possible.

Settings page problem

So far I’ve been unable to duplicate the problem with the Gigs Calendar settings page that so many people have reported.  If the problem I describe below is the problem that you’re experiencing (and you’re using 0.4.0), leave a comment or send me feedback from the plugin if you’d be willing to help me track down the bug.

The problem that I’ve been hearing is that on upgrading to 0.4.0 or installing it fresh, you save your options.  After that, the “Settings” page disappears from the list of tabs from the page.  You are unable, even on your main “admin” account to access the settings page.  You might be able to create a new administrator account and get to the settings that way, but the main admin account still can’t get to it.

Discograpy 1.4 – Oops.

I somehow completely mangled the settings page in Discography 1.3.  This release has a fix for that.

Discography 0.1.3 – Minor bug fix, new flash player

I finally put out an update for my Discography plugin.  I fixed a couple of minor bugs and replaced the flash player.  The new player is way less crappy, but just as free.  I’ve got some back end structural changes planned for 0.2.  If you have any ideas for features that you need/want to see, let me know.

Update: This version has a totally broken settings page.  I’ll be putting out a fix very soon.  Don’t save your settings if you upgrade to this version.

A little cross promotion

I’ve just released a new WordPress plugin.  If you use Flickr and want to incorporate the photos into your blog, this is a great way to do it.  I’m going to be entering the plugin in the WordPress plugin competition tonight (the voting starts tomorrow) so any feedback I can get soon would be fantastic.

Flickr Gallery

I know it’s not strictly music related, but I know that many bands use Flickr, so hopefully this plugin is useful too.

Gigs Calendar settings page problem

With the new version of Gigs Calendar, there is a setting that only allows administrative users of the blog access to the settings page.  For some reason, I made that setting on by default.  I’ll change that for the next release, but if you’re having a hard time getting into the settings page in Gigs Calendar all of a sudden, you may need to log in as your blog’s administrive account.

Gigs Calendar 0.4.0

I’ve just pushed out the new version of Gigs Calendar.  It is available on the official download page.  Please report any bugs you find, even if you know they existed in 0.3.3.

New Features

  • WordPress 2.6 compatibility
  • New plugin API to allow for greater customization.  With this, I (and others) can create one-off customizations of the plugin without having to worry about the changes breaking when I release a new version.
  • RSS Feed for Gigs (iCal coming soon, probably in 0.5)
  • Set permission levels for users accessing the plugin.
  • Interface for using a post’s custom data fields.
  • A new widget to display details on the next gig.

Those are the biggies.  In the next few days, I’ll put up a plugin to demonstrate the API and custom fields functionality.

How to translate Gigs Calendar

There’s a new tutorial up at my development site about translating Gigs Calendar (or other WordPress plugins).  If you’ve been wanting to translate Gigs Calendar and I hadn’t gotten back to you, check it out.

Translating Plugins

Gigs Calendar 0.4 beta

Last night, I wrapped up all of the features that I think will be making it into 0.4.  I still need to write up some documentation and examples, but I’d be grateful if anyone could download the development version of the plugin to look for any gaping holes/glaring bugs that I have somehow missed.  There are some bug fixes in this version, so you might want to see if I’ve fixed your favorite bug.  If not, send it to me again, I may have lost your bug report.

The major features include:

  • RSS feed of events (without using a category)
  • Custom fields using the built in post custom metadata. (these are extensible using a new plugin API, I’ll have documentation and examples for that soon)
  • Pointed the custom templates folder to a new location that won’t get destroyed when you use the automatic WordPress plugin updater.  (the new templates go in /wp-content/gigs-templates/)

Calling all Londoners

I’d like to ask a few of you a couple of questions about your fair city.  I would greatly appreciate if you’d let me send you a quick email.  Send me an email at “dan” at this domain or leave a comment if you wouldn’t mind.