I know, I know, it’s been too long since an update – apologies. However, I think there’s enough in this new version to keep you all happy.
First off, with WordPress 2.7 scheduled to be released tomorrow, I’ve added some compatibility and styling fixes for the yet-again-redesigned new version, so if you’re planning on upgrading to 2.7, upgrading GigPress is a good idea.
Many people have asked for the ability to do things like include flyers, set lists, audio, and other info in their show listings. I’ve been very hesitant to add much more data to each show, as it could get pretty unwieldily pretty fast (though I have added fields for venue and box office phone numbers in this version). All of these additional bits of info are really best suited to a regular post – one where you have WP’s built-in media uploader, unlimited room, and access to other plugins’ features as well. So, I decided to enhance the “related post” feature so that it’s a viable solution to this problem.
New features which make using related posts easier and more robust include:
- GigPress can now automatically create a new post for each show you enter – universally, or on a case-by-case basis
- You can optionally exclude the category you use for your related posts from other WordPress post listings
- You can also now hyperlink both the Date and the City fields in your upcoming/past shows listing to each show’s related post
- Each related post’s entry can now display all of your show’s data before or after its post content
Some other notable features: shows can be marked CANCELLED or SOLD OUT; you can display the shows from a single tour using a new shortcode parameter (see the docs for more info); you can now export your shows to a tab-separated CSV file right from within the admin; and more phrases are now customizable from the Settings page. As always, for a full list of changes, see the version history.
One note about compatibility: I’ve dropped support for WordPres 2.2.3 in this release (does anyone still use that dinosaur?), and I plan on dropping support for WordPress 2.3.3 in version 1.5 (which will hopefully bring in true mutli-band support.)
Thanks for the patience – hope you all enjoy the new features.