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GigPress 2.1 available

Posted by Derek on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 | 14

I just committed GigPress 2.1 to the WordPress plugins repository; it should start to show up in your plugin update notifications shortly.  Most of what’s new in version 2.1 was covered in my last post, but I wanted to highlight a few changes to prevent headaches:

  • GigPress 2.1 requires WordPress 2.8 or newer, and is fully-compatible with WordPress 2.9
  • The GigPress widget has been overhauled for the better (multiple instances, and some new options), but this means that existing widgets will need to be reset due to the changes
  • Along with the widget changes comes changes to the gigpress_sidebar() function.  If you currently call this function directly (as opposed to using the widget), you’ll need to make a quick update your template.  Refer to the updated docs for details.
  • There are a couple of variable changes for the sidebar-list-footer template regarding the display of the feed links and the link to the main shows page. If you’re using a customized version of that template, a quick look at the new default sidebar-list-footer.php will show you the way.

Be sure to review the docs for the new monthly/yearly archive menu and implement it on your site if it makes sense.  It’s been an oft-requested feature, and I think folks will find it very useful.


  1. Justin Dohrmann
    January 4th, 2010
    3:05 pm #

    not displaying upcoming shows in sidebar but they are in the gigpress page

  2. Derek
    January 4th, 2010
    5:13 pm #

    Justin – sorry, there was a bug in 2.1.2. Can you grab 2.1.3?

  3. dirq
    January 4th, 2010
    9:29 pm #

    I think it’s a problem with 2.1.3 as well. I was just using gigpress_sidebar(), so I added the options, but now it won’t show the “more” shows link.

    $options = array(
    ‘limit’ => 5,
    ‘scope’ => ‘upcoming’,
    ‘show_tours’ => ‘no’,
    ‘group_artists’ => ‘no’,
    ‘artist_order’ => ‘alphabetical’,
    ‘show_feeds’ => ‘yes’,
    ‘link_text’ => ‘More Shows’
    echo gigpress_sidebar($options);

  4. Derek
    January 4th, 2010
    9:49 pm #

    @dirq – so, the sidebar gigs are showing, it’s just the “more” text that’s not appearing? Do you have a URL filled in for your shows page in the GigPress settings?

  5. Justin
    January 6th, 2010
    9:27 am #

    That fixed my issue. Thanks.

  6. Mike
    January 16th, 2010
    9:42 pm #

    How do you get ‘Notes’ to display in the linked Upcoming Shows gigpress page (or even in the sidebar widget for that matter)? I want to display more info (ie, solo or band show, early show, free, other details not in current fields). when i enter data in ‘notes’ i don’t see it.

    Great plugin! Thanks

  7. Derek
    January 17th, 2010
    10:53 am #

    @Mike – notes should definitely show up the main shows listing. To show them in the sidebar you’ll ned to customize the sidebar template (see the docs).

    Can you post a link for me to see, and indicate which show has notes attached?

  8. Mike
    January 17th, 2010
    2:09 pm #

    @Derek…Got the related post going. Just not notes in the main shows listing. http://www.mykgordon.com/upcomingshows


  9. Mike
    January 17th, 2010
    2:14 pm #

    @Derek…PS. All I have in the Upcoming Shows page is [gigpress_shows]

  10. Derek
    January 17th, 2010
    2:23 pm #

    @Mike – the notes are there, but the inherited colour is the same as your background color, so they appear invisible. Do some CSS customization to fix this.

  11. Mike
    January 17th, 2010
    4:02 pm #

    @Derek-Fixed! Brilliant, thanks!

  12. Robert
    January 20th, 2010
    10:18 am #

    I have installed the plugin and setup some events. The plugin is making all the pages say nothing found. Blog post still work but not pages.

  13. Derek
    January 20th, 2010
    10:20 am #

    Robert – do you mean on the front-end or back-end? Does this persist if you disable all other plugins? WP version?

  14. Robert
    January 20th, 2010
    10:22 am #

    Scratch that it was the Jquery button in the options. I have already linked it. Thanks very much for your quick response. I love the plugin

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