Since the text on these pages is generated from the readme.txt in a given plugin’s repo I figured I’d take a look there and see if the automattic guys were doing anything different… oh yeah, there were!
These repo’s had a “assets” folder in the root, and in there was a banner-772×250.png. Simply by generating my own banner (772px wide by 250px high), creating an assets folder in each of my repos and committing did the trick – so secret sauce required! (NOTE:You have to wait a while for wp.org to update, I waited overnight)
I think these are looking rather groovy
I actually started on this release a couple of months ago but couldn’t find the time to write this post and tag the release :-$ The good news is that there have been lots of changes since 0.6, basically I’ve implemented as many bug fixes and feature as I can in the WordPress-Plugin bug tracker.
If you have a feature request or patch, please submit here.
Support questions and requests for help should be directed at the forum.
Without further ado… What’s New?
WordPress 3.1.4 Testing
Yep, with such a slow development cycle I can confirm that PRT works with WordPress version 3, but you knew that right ?
- CSS Styleable output
A common request, there is now a UL class called prt_ul and a LI class called prt_li which can be used to make you sidebar look pretty!
- Plugin Options Modernisation
I follow planet.wordpress so any tips, tricks and modern ways of doing things have been implemented i.e.
- Collapse multiple options into an array
- Implement register settings to close http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1217
- Implement upgrade.php to migrate all variable to new array form
- Resolved: Missing argument 1 for phpbb_topics()
This was a stoooopid bug that has been in the code for ages, I finally found the time to squish it!
- Code clean-up (Lots of changes)
I’ve put a lot of effort in 0.7 to remove all the un-necessary code, the kind of stuff that get’s pasted in as a good idea but not needed, hopefully this has some positive impact in your site as well as my kama
- Timezone/Off-Set fix (Reads +/- hours from WordPress Settings)
This was perhaps the most requested feature, I figured out a neat way of doing it by reading the WordPress options.
- Localisation of date/time fix (http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1173)
I’m planning to complete localisation in 0.8, but this is a start right?
- Callback functionality
Do you want to do something cool with PRT? Check out phpbb_topics_callback in the readme!
- Contextual Help in the admin dashboard
In the past, this blog post has contained the instructions for getting going, I’ve now put everything either in the readme or actually in the wordpress help, keep a weather eye out for the “help” in the top right hand corner of the WordPress dashboard.
Where do I get it?
Download phpbb_recent_topics version 0.7 from WordPress.org
I hope you enjoy this release!
Footnote: Version 0.7.1 has been pushed out which fixes the date display issue reported below!
For your social coding pleasure, linickx code is now in github!
Yesterday I completed the subversion mirror of my WordPress projects – phpbb_recent_topics , root cookie and linickx lifestream – now this isn’t a migration, it is a mirror! For the time being I’m happy using the subversion tools provided by Automattic and the WordPress team but I understand that git is gaining momentum and many are switching, basically I’m hoping this makes it easier for the WP community to get in touch or make suggestions to the code.
I’m also working on uploading some of my old work, I rely heavily on google to broadcast my wares and perhaps there are some old dinosaurs that need resurrecting by a new community of devs? Well if you’re feeling nosey “A is for Abandonware”
It’s likely that new code and projects will appear on git hub, I’ve been toying with running subversion on linickx.com but now that Xcode4 has git built in this cloud based social service might be a better option…. I guess only time will tell!