[EventCalendar] Release Candidate 1: v3.1._rc1

Jeff Cole news2 at clear-vision.org
Tue Oct 17 12:57:41 UTC 2006


Hi Alex

Actually I was wondering if the Event Editor could appear just under the 
text box for posting rather than at the bottom of the page, like it did 
in earlier versions, if I remember rightly?

Jeff

You wrote on Mon, 16 Oct 2006:

>Hi Jeff,
>
>> Oh dear I didn't read about how to use it. Sorry.
>
>What do you think? Is it OK like that?
>
>I changed it for two reasons:
>
>1. This way the "Event Editor" can always be visible. Many people had 
>trouble realising that it ONLY appeared when they ticked the "event 
>category" check-box.
>
>2. It saves a couple of clicks when you want to make a new event.
>
>-Alex
>
>--
>
>> Jeff
>>
>> You wrote on Mon, 16 Oct 2006:
>>
>>> I think you're supposed to solely use the Event Scheduler now.
>>>
>>> On 10/16/06, Jeff Cole <news2 at clear-vision.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi Alex
>>>>
>>>> I've been using pre14 on a test site and it all works fine. I 
>>>>thought I
>>>> would upgrade to rc1 but I found that the event category which is 
>>>>called
>>>> 'events' and is the default category was greyed out in a new post 
>>>>and I
>>>> couldn't remove a tick which wasn't there if I wanted to post a
>>>> non-event!.
>>>>
>>>> I went back to pre14 and all was fine again.
>>>>
>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>> Jeff Cole
>>>>
>>>> You wrote on Sat, 14 Oct 2006:
>>>>
>>>> >Hi there,
>>>> >
>>>> >I've just uploaded Release Candidate 1. I know I said I wouldn't
>>>> change
>>>> >the functionality before the release. Well, I just had to tackle the
>>>> >usability issue - so many people were getting confused by the post
>>>> edit
>>>> >page. Hopefully it's MUCH easier to understand now.
>>>> >
>>>> >I'm now pretty confident that this version is ready for everyone. If
>>>> >you've been waiting for a stable version, then it's probably worth
>>>> >trying this release.
>>>> >
>>>> > Download: http://sf.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=176316
>>>> >
>>>> >Very little has changed for the translators. The one thing I
>>>> thought was
>>>> >important to change was the "Schedule Editor". I've now called this
>>>> >"Event Editor" in English - since it starts with the word "Event", I
>>>> >believe people will spot it more easily when they try to use the
>>>> plugin
>>>> >for the first time.
>>>> >
>>>> >A number of the translation still need some phrases translating, if
>>>> >anyone has the enthusiasm.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >CHANGES
>>>> >
>>>> >Schedule Editor is now "Event Editor". It now sets the event
>>>> category
>>>> >FOR you.
>>>> >
>>>> >Added Spanish translation. Thanks to Maira Belmonte.
>>>> >
>>>> >Smoothed installation process.
>>>> >
>>>> >Moved EventCalendar options screen from "Options" to "Plugins"
>>>> section
>>>> >in the admin interface.
>>>> >
>>>> >New 'X days' limit syntax for ec3_get_events().
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >DETAILS
>>>> >
>>>> >Easier to use (harder to get wrong!) interface on post edit page.
>>>> >
>>>> > The "Schedule Editor" has been RENAMED "Event Editor". Since its
>>>> name
>>>> > now  starts with the word "Event", new users are more likely to
>>>> > associate it with  the Event Calendar plug-in. Currently, many 
>>>> >
>>>> users
>>>> > edit the "Post  Timestamp", presumably because "Time" sounds like
>>>> it
>>>> > should be related to  events in some way.
>>>> >
>>>> > The (newly dubbed) Event Editor is now ALWAYS VISIBLE. New users
>>>> often
>>>> > failed  to notice that the new control appeared when they 
>>>> >selected
>>>> the
>>>> > event category.
>>>> >
>>>> > The event category checkbox is now greyed-out. It is now managed by
>>>> > the Event  Editor - when there are events the event category
>>>> checkbox
>>>> > is ticked. When the  post has no events the checkbox is cleared.
>>>> This
>>>> > removes one whole step for  the task of making an event post.
>>>> >
>>>> >Smoothed the installation process:
>>>> >- Most of the plugin is now simply deactivated until an event
>>>> category
>>>> >  is chosen.
>>>> >- No more SQL errors when the plug-in is half installed.
>>>> >- No longer attempts to "upgrade" category #1 when newly installed.
>>>> >
>>>> >Moved EventCalendar options screen from "Options" to "Plugins"
>>>> section
>>>> >in the admin interface. This should make it easier to find the tab
>>>> >immediately after activating the plugin.
>>>> >
>>>> >New 'X days' limit syntax for ec3_get_events().
>>>> >Example: ec3_get_events('7 days')
>>>> >
>>>> >Cut down readme.txt file to just the basics. Added pointers to full
>>>> >documentation on http://wpcal.firetree.net
>>>> >
>>>> >-Alex
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
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