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.