This week Advanced Category Excluder plugin has reached the 10.000 download, and still counting.
I’m very pleased that, I could help to so many people, with this plugin, and don’t worry, I continue the developement, I still have ideas to implement, bugs to fix, and new features to develope.
I just simply want to say thank you, to all of you, who are using this plugin, to make your virtual life easier.
Thank you for creating with WordPress 😉
Hi there! 🙂
After more than a half year I came out, with the next version of my favorite plugins. In some forums, they call it as the only alternative to create CMS-like functionality in WordPress.
To tell the truth, I’m glad, because for the last half year WordPress.org reached 4000+ downloads of this plugin. And I’m thankful, for all of you commenting, and supporting me, with your bug reports.
But, now, get the facts:
- Category listing filter added and works together with category lister widgets
- Fully tested and bugfixed for WordPress 2.1
- Bugfixed the missing-categories case
- Bugfixed link category handling
- Restructured Dashboard
Important notice about widgets:
Currently the built-in widgets are very hard to customize, because the authors did not think about customization of them. So the solution will be, to release some customizable widgets, that does the same as the original ones, but enables the capability to fine tune the options we needed for category exclusion and friends…
As you might know, even from the news, there was a long weekend in Hungary because of our National Memorial Holiday for the Revolution in 1956. So for these days I was not haunting bugs, just resting and stuff.
But today I’ll came back to work, and also I’ve picked up the plugin developement as well.
For the last hour I was debuging together with Joakim, who I also send a big thank you. Not just for reporting a bug, but creating a test environment, that I can reproduce the bug.
So, another bugfix release is out.
Eat it, until it’s hot 😉
October 24th 2007 Releases
I thought before releasing v1.1 I want another let’s say “final” (bugfix) version.
What was changed since 1.0.4
- Support for the old MySQL 4.0 database engine family
- Bugfix for custom named posts database table (reported by Tiago)
- Dashboard design fix
October 20th 2007 Releases
Today I’ve got an error report from sweden (politikerbloggen.se), saying that ACE Dashboard displays weird in the IE browser family.
So I’ve patched the current versions (v1.0.4 and v1.0.5) and the developement version (that will be released as v1.1 in the following week)Â as well.
October 19th 2007 General
Yesterday I’ve released Advanced Category Excluder v1.0.4, but during the afternoon I had some error reports, that it does not work with MySQL 4.0 database server family.
So I’ve created a version called v1.0.5 and available from here.
Remember this is not, the default version, it’s just a patched version for MySQL 4.0.
I had a phone at 4:00 am this morning, and I can’t went back to sleep, so I sat down, to code.
Thanks to this phone call, version 1.1 is on the way. With more options, nicer dashboard, and include the patch for MySQL 4.0…
So stay tuned! 😉
October 16th 2007 General
The last 3 releases has just small bugfix changes (and support for wordpress 2.3), but they won’t worth to post about it.
But in this release I’m using two patches, that has been given to me.
- The first patch arrived from Jim Hinds. It was fixing a bug according to the tag system. I’m thankful for his work, because I cannot reproduce that kind of bug he had.
- The second one came by email from Paul Sweeney. His patch disables the filter options, when we are using the admin for category listing.
So, now we are really ready for you WordPress 2.3 🙂
Thank you guys!
October 15th 2007 Releases
For a couple of days I was looking for a plugin for my blog, that can hide some categories, form the front page. After I discovered, that I need to hide them as well from the RSS feeds. And after Iâ€™ve figured out that what I want a plugin that I can control categories to be displayed or hidden, in different parts of the blog.
For example Iâ€™m planning to write technical articles in english. But Iâ€™m writing my blog in hungarianâ€¦ And maybe most of people who are reading my blog wonâ€™t be interested in such technical subject, but those who are using my blogâ€™s RSS feed maybe interested in technical articles.
So Iâ€™ve written a plugin for WordPress that can solve the problem mentioned above.
This plugin was written from scratch, but it has been inspired by Front Page Excluded Categories Plugin by Sean Oâ€™steen and Jason York.
- controls which category would appear in which part
- handles empty categories
- hides Blogroll from category list
- support for Event Calendar
July 20th 2007 General, Releases