I just wanted to post a quick update for all of you who use my Organize Series plugin for WordPress now that WordPress 3.0 is out.
The big question of course is “Does Organize Series work with WordPress 3.0?”. The answer is it should but I haven’t tested it completely and have not upgraded my own blogs yet. I haven’t heard of any issues arising from any users yet so I’m assuming that things are okay. As always though, make sure you back up your blog before upgrading if you are a user of Organize Series.
The other reason for this quick update is to let you folks know that I’m in the midst of a pretty major rewrite of Organize Series. Here’s some highlights:
WordPress 3.0 brought in some much needed love to the custom taxonomies api which makes a lot of the coding I did for Organize Series obsolete and redundant. This rewrite will make OrgSeries leaner, faster and even more future proof against future WordPress updates.
I’m also going to add some goodies in to this next release thanks to some fine users in the Organize Series community who have mailed me some custom work they built around the plugin for me to include. So there will be new features with this release.
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There was a major bug reported today that I was able to reproduce and I quickly got a fix together (can’t believe I missed it!). I also slipped in a minor new feature so that users can choose to NOT have a backslash after the seriestoc url (see request here). That is all.
I just finished getting the next version of my super duper series plugin for WordPress launched to the wild. Organize Series 2.1.5 has got some neat stuff in it:
New Feature: A bundled plugin called “Organize Series Publisher”. You don’t have to activate it if you don’t want but it’s there if you want to try it out! This new add-on for Organize Series is a take-off of the Issues-Manager plugin created by Jonathan Brinley and was sponsored by Amanda Giles who hired me to port Issues-Manager so it works with Organize Series. Amanda graciously agreed to have this released to all users of Organize Series! Basically, this add-on allows you to set a series so any posts assigned to it won’t publish until you explicitly publish the whole series. Read more about it on the Organize Series Plugin Page
New Feature: custom base for series permalinks. Yeah, now you can change ‘series’ to something like ‘myawesomesequenceofposts’…well, you can..
New Feature: Added a new function for you power users who want to be able to fully control the output of series data. get_series_ordered() has joined the party and you can thank Amanda for it too! With this function you can get series data from the database and manipulate it however you want when it’s returned. Do the tango with it if you want! Uh…yeah…
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At long last, another update to my flagship WordPress Plugin (well, really the only WordPress plugin I’ve developed…)! This is a significant release which is why I skipped doing a version 2.0.9 and went right to 2.1. A couple of quick notes about this release.
Organize Series 2.1 will only work with WordPress 2.8 and higher. The code was starting to get bloated with trying to support all the previous releases and I really don’t have the time to keep supporting earlier versions of WordPress. If you really need to use Organize Series with an earlier version of WordPress then I suggest you keep using Organize Series 2.0.8.
Because of some of the feature add-ons you really should read the note about upgrading (read this – scroll down a bit for the upgrade notes) so you don’t have any unexpected stuff happen.
Going forward I’m still going to be offering limited support via my support forums. What does limited mean? It means I will answer basic questions that don’t take me a lot of time to answer and I will also respond to bug reports (and work on fixing them). However, I am unable to devote any more time to significant usage related questions or new feature requests. Feel free to post such requests in the forums and there may be other users willing to help you. Another option is to contact me and hire me to do custom work for you related to Organize Series.
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It’s time to get out of beta and get this version onto WordPress.org/extend/plugins so more users can enjoy all the goodies. Once again, a big thanks to all the people who have helped test and fix the bugs that first got introduced way back when WordPress 2.6 was released. There’s so many of you I’ve lost track – but they are in the feed 😉
UPDATE (12/6/08): Just a heads up that the link above downloads from the trunk of the Organize Series subversion repository so you will get the bleeding edge version of Organize Series (currently at 2.0.8beta4). I’m not going to be responding to bugs listed here as frequently (unless I can reproduce easily…so make sure your report is as thorough as possible) because I’m ramping up to get a release ready for when WordPress 2.7 is released this week. OrgSeries 2.0.8beta4 currently WORKS with WordPress 2.7 RC1
Patience pays off – for those of you waiting for a version of Organize Series that will work with the latest version of WordPress (currently WP 2.6.2)! I just want to give a shout out to all the people who have been trying to hack up fixes in the interim instead of just waiting (and a thanks to Matthew Porter who emailed me his version of a fix – which I used a section of). One of the major hurdles keeping me from releasing even just this beta is that my “unique” “automatic-series-part-ordering” system was horribly broken by the new revision system introduced with WordPress 2.6. The fixes offered up by others worked for adding new series but if you modified an existing post that is a part of a series and reordered it in the series then things would go haywire. So, I needed time to test and fix – which I haven’t had much of. Well today, sitting at my wife’s bedside in the hospital while she sleeped (and staying up a bit later too) I managed to hack off this beta. Here’s the rough changelist:
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