My Plugins And WordPress 2.5

The current version of all my plugins will work on WordPress 2.5 PROVIDED you have upgraded your WordPress blog from WP 2.x to WP 2.5.

If you are using a fresh copy of WordPress 2.5 together with my plugins, it WILL NOT work as WordPress 2.5 changes the Activation Global Scope Of The Plugins. In simpler terms, it means that upon activation of my plugins in WP-Admin, it will not create the tables needed by the respective plugins.

To solve this problem temporary, do the following in polls.php (I am using WP-Polls as an example):

Find:

$wpdb->pollsq = $table_prefix.'pollsq';
$wpdb->pollsa = $table_prefix.'pollsa';
$wpdb->pollsip = $table_prefix.'pollsip';

Replace:

global $wpdb;
$wpdb->pollsq = $wpdb->prefix.'pollsq';
$wpdb->pollsa = $wpdb->prefix.'pollsa';
$wpdb->pollsip = $wpdb->prefix.'pollsip';

Note the addition of the “global $wpdb;” and the replacement of “$table_prefix” with “$wpdb->prefix“.

I have updated WP-Polls, WP-ServerInfo, WP-Sticky and WP-UserOnline to work with WordPress 2.5. You can get them here at my downloads page (do note that they are still in beta). Those plugins that end with a “Beta 2” means it will work for WordPress 2.5.

Some of the updates are:

  • Making sure that the styling, alignment and color of the plugin matches WordPress 2.5
  • Fixes the “Activation Global Scope” issue
  • Updated WP-Polls TinyMCE plugin to work with TinyMCE 3.0
  • Added a summary of WP-ServerInfo as a Dashboard Widget
  • Added a summary of WP-UserOnline in the Right Now Dashboard Widget
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Packed Javascript For WP-Polls

As I have received many request to optimized the Javascript for WP-Polls (I will also do it for other plugins but I will beta test it with WP-Polls first), I have used Dean Edwards Packer to pack my Javascript for WP-Polls and then I have moved the Dynamic Javascript variables out of the Javascript file and into the PHP page and now I can renamed it back to .js extension instead of .php.

These 2 things that I have done should help reduce the load on the server.

If are interested to test it out, you can download WP-Polls 2.30 Beta 1.

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Plugins Structure Changes

All my plugins will undergo a structure change to accommodate the Official WordPress Plugins Repository. This is also a much requested feature for most of my users as they complained that the zip file generated by WordPress Plugins Repository was 2 level deep and they got some issues when installing the plugin and the official plugin update notification will not work.

As posted in WordPress Ideas:

Some of us the older plugin authors are facing problem/hassle of restructuring the our plugin structure as our plugin name need not necessary follow the official plugin name folder naming convention.

And when user download the file from the repository, it will be the <official plugin name>\<plugin name>\<plugin>.php

As this is a major change, things will break, so I need you guys help to help me test it. The first plugin that rolls out this structure update will be WP-Polls.

The structure change for wp-polls involves:

  1. Using /wp-polls/ folder instead of /polls/
  2. Using wp-polls.php instead of polls.php
  3. Using wp-polls-widget.php instead of polls-widget.php
  4. Replacing all the old references with the new references stated above

Please kindly post any bugs found in WP-Polls Support Forum. Thank You.

I will roll out this updates to the rest of the plugins in December 2007/January 2008.

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Lester Chan’s WordPress Plugins October 2007 Update

As promised, I have release updates to 12 of my plugins and added 2 new plugins. All of them are compatible with WordPress 2.3 but not all of them are backward compatible with WordPress 2.1 or 2.2.

The 2 new plugins are WP-DownloadManager and WP-PluginsUsed. As the name of the plugins suggest, WP-DownloadManager simply enhanced your WordPress by adding a simple download manager to it. WP-PluginsUsed will displays both active and inactive plugins that you are using in your WordPress blog.

Be sure to read the readme.html and checkout the changelog for more information and most importantly NOTE THE TABS AT THE TOP

2 New Plugins:
WP-DownloadManager 1.00
» Compatible With WordPress 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-PluginsUsed 1.00
» Compatible With WordPress 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

12 Updated Plugins:
WP-Ban 1.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-DBManager 2.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-EMail 2.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-PageNavi 2.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-Polls 2.21
» Compatible With WordPress 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-PostRatings 1.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-PostViews 1.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-Print 2.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-RelativeDate 1.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-Sticky 1.10
» Compatible With WordPress 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-Stats 2.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

WP-Useronline 2.20
» Compatible With WordPress 2.3
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Download Mirror #2
» Support Forum

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Featured On Mashable/WLTC

Mashable had featured 3 of my plugins namely WP-Polls, WP-PostRatings and WP-UserOnline in one of the post named 30+ AJAX-Powered WordPress Plugins.

Thank you Mashable!

Mark from Weblog Tools Collection also put in very nice words about me in his post.

Thank you Mark!

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