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GigPress 1.2(.1) is here

Posted by Derek on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 | 7

After almost 2 months of compiling bugs and feature requests, I got down to work over the last couple of days on updating the plugin, and it’s ready to go. Aside from various little tweaks and bug fixes, the main new items in GigPress 1.2 are:

Multiple-day shows – several people asked for this. You now get the option to check a box indicating a show is set to span several days, and then enter an “end date” for it. It will show up in your display as Start Date – End Date. The database query now looks at the end date when seeing if a show is current or not, so if you don’t check the multi-day box, the end date is set to be the same as the start date.

(If you’re upgrading, when you activate the new version, it will automatically find all the shows in your database and set their end dates to match their start dates. Or, it should anyway. If all of a sudden you have no upcoming shows, but have shows dated in the future showing up on your “Past shows” page, let me know and I can help you fix this.)

Show time field – another popular request – shows now have times! (There is an odd bug I cannot presently figure out where if a show’s time is set to 9:00 AM or 12:00 AM, when you edit that show, the edit form will load it up with those times transposed.)

Those are the big ones – for a complete run-down, see the release notes.

The 1.2.1 bump is due to an incompatibility I was alerted to last night where the version of the jQuery library I was loading was interfering with widget management in the WordPress admin. This is now fixed with 1.2.1. (Thanks Jake!)

GigPress is also now in the WordPress plugins repository, so if you’re using WordPress 2.3 or later (as you should be!), you’ll be automatically notified when an update is available.

As always, I’d love to see who’s using GigPress and where – leave a link in the comments if you care to.


  1. Jorge
    January 30th, 2008
    2:04 pm #

    Excellent news! The only drawback is that I’ll have to hack the code again to have it working in Spanish. I guess the only big feature requests would be shows for different bands (using Tours for it right now) and a separate language file 😉

  2. Derek
    January 30th, 2008
    2:12 pm #

    @jorge – internationalization is coming, I promise! As for multiple bands – this will be later on. I want to get everything else right first. 🙂

  3. Stanley Chan
    January 30th, 2008
    3:09 pm #

    Hey thanks so much for this plugin! I’m using it for the website I’m working on and it’s great. I’ve tried other show calendar plugins before and none of them worked properly so I had to resort to using a third party website (Upcoming.org) which I wasn’t very happy with.

    Anyway, the last update fixed the only two gripes I had with it – the set times and the ability to hide the age restriction if it was unknown. I’ll let you know if I run into any issues, but so far, everything looks peachy. Check out the site if you’d like:



  4. 9uid0
    January 30th, 2008
    5:03 pm #

    Hi Derek,
    Excellent plugin! Just updated to 1.2(.1) but now the gigpress archive page of my site isn’t showing any more. Did I do something wrong? Can you help me out? Thanks!

  5. Derek
    January 30th, 2008
    5:42 pm #

    @9uid0 – can you email me your WP login info so I can check it out?

    @Stanley – thanks, I appreciate the kind words.

  6. Jorge
    February 9th, 2008
    9:54 am #

    Another strange bug: I have a show scheduled for today, if I edit it, the date reverts to Feb 1. 🙁

    P.S: Derek, I will work on the translation on Monday…

  7. Derek
    February 9th, 2008
    3:12 pm #

    @Jorge: Yeah, I found that bug too – I’ve fixed it for the next release.

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