I’ve spent quite a bit of time on CDN Tools and Fidgetr in the past few weeks and this has cut back on the time I had planned to use to write blog entries. I’ll try to get a few new articles up soon, but in the mean time here is a status update on some projects you might be interested in…
CDN Tools (v0.9x and higher) is now compatible with WordPress 2.8+ and features a wide variety of reliability upgrades for various installation quirks. I will be testing it shortly with WP 2.9 and expect to have a compatible version out prior to that release. There are also some fun new features in the pipeline that will hopefully see the light of day in the next few weeks.
Regarding Fidgetr; I have decided to port the widget to the new WP 2.8 multi-widget API (which is adapted from the firetree multi-widget class). While doing so I discovered that my previous assumptions about a single Fidgetr widget per WordPress page made porting quite difficult. This necessitated an almost total rewrite of the core (and major modifications to the accompanying themes). At this time I have the new widget mostly working, but there are many cosmetic bugs to resolve with the themes. That said, I’m excited to offer this feature for those who desire it. I have no targeted release date, but Fidgetr 2.0 will require WP 2.8+. Fidgetr 1.3.5 is almost certainly the last 2.7 compatible release.
I just upgraded this blog from 2.7.1 to 2.8 with no real issues. I’ve been keeping an eye on the development of 2.8 due to Fidgetr and CDN Tools, but while Fidgetr works without any issues1, CDN Tools users should do the following:
1) Enable advanced options and choose “remove JS”.
2) Upgrade to 2.8
3) Reload JS (if desired)
Additionally, deleting attachments does not work properly at this time due to an improvement in the wp_delete_attachment hook for 2.8. I’ll be releasing an update to correct both of these issues as soon as possible.
As promised, Fidgetr 1.0 has been released. Here are the improvements since the last time I posted about it:
Check out the Fidgetr homepage to download it. Next up on the block, a major update to CDN Tools…
For the past few weeks I have been working on a small coding project and today I am proud to announce its first public release!
Fidgetr is a WordPress widget that displays the latest photos from your Flickr photostream in an attractive manner. It features support for its own themes along with very simple setup and good compatibility with various WordPress themes. I will likely continue to announce releases here, but Fidgetr’s homepage will always have the latest news. The code is hosted via subversion on wordpress.org and is licensed under the GPL. I welcome any improvements and/or theme contributions!
A big thanks goes out to the following people:
Major Hayden for testing the widget and tolerating my constant chattering about WP plugin development.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions feel free to leave them here or on Fidgetr’s homepage.