Updates and updates

WordPress has been making more updates lately than a backstage of a Las Vegas review.  Since the automatic update hasn’t worked in a few attempts, I have been forced to update manually by finding the files that are updated and uploading them to the site.  Hopefully I am finding all the files and doing all the updates.  I guess when they do their next big release, I’ll do a complete update of all of the files just to be on the safe side. One issue with the updates is that if you create plugins, like I do, then you have Continue reading Updates and updates

svn causing me heartburn

Arrrghh!! So, the Plugin Directory finally pushed the 1.1.0 version of my Mixed Tape plugin to the repository to download. After I upgraded the plugin through the admin Dashboard, I noticed that the players were not showing in the test page. Well, apparently the svn check in blew up when I tried to add the 1.1.0 version and never put the audio files up to the site. I copied the audio directory from the trunk, which is apparently a no no. So, from now on I will have to remember to copy it from my working directory, which happens to Continue reading svn causing me heartburn

An ah ha! moment

So, I apparently didn’t get enough sleep last night and my brain isn’t working on all cylinders. Anyway, it hasn’t stopped me from some side brain storming. Since I finally got my Mixed Tape plugin to show up on the plugin directory, I guess I was thinking about the type of people who might use it. I shared it with one of the guys over at Music Brainz, who plans to do a little write-up about the plugin. I guess that was in the back of my head, because it came to me that people who review music could use Continue reading An ah ha! moment

Patiently waiting

Arrghhh!! So, I got approval and the “go ahead” e-mail for my Mixed Tape plugin. I did the checkout using TortoiseSVN and it created the folders for the plugin. But, after adding files to the trunk, creating a tag folder and committing the files back up to svn, nothing. The files are up on svn, but the download page has yet to update. The page still shows my login as the author and doesn’t have any of the other information that my WP People plugin download page has. Very frustrating. I know I’m not the only one who has gotten Continue reading Patiently waiting

My new Mixed Tape plugin

I am about to release a new plugin for WordPress. I am calling it WordPress Mixed Tape (WP Mixed Tape). If you have no idea what a mixed tape (mix tape) is, well, take a little trip back in time with me. Back in the day (let’s say the 1980’s), [W:cassette tapes] where the way taking your music with you. The [W:8-track tape] had gone the way of the [W:Dodo] and record [W:albums] were not portable. If those terms seem foreign to you, I included Wikipedia links to help you understand a little better. The great thing about tapes were Continue reading My new Mixed Tape plugin

WordPress plugins and svn annoyances!

Small things in programming have been annoying me the last couple of days. WordPress has started using svn (Subversion) as a method of version control for plugins. What this does, is allow the developer to upload version of the plugin to a database and then the plugin will automatically be updated on the download page. Also, it will alert anyone who has the plugin that there is an update to the plugin. From there, the user of the plugin can easily install/update it through the Admin panel. It’s actually very useful. Well, I just recently updated my WP-People plugin to Continue reading WordPress plugins and svn annoyances!