This summer, I had the chance to attend and speak at an awesome WordCamp Chicago 2013. In my session I spoke about some mistakes that I had made while developing the WP-Table Reloaded plugin and how it was replaced by TablePress. It ended up being a rather personal talk with some history and background on the plugins, so I guess that the title “Tales of a Plugin Developer (Or: Don’t repeat my mistakes, please!)” was justified :-)» Read more: Video of my talk at WordCamp Chicago 2013
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After almost exactly a year without updates to WP-Table Reloaded, you might have been wondering what’s going on. The explanation is easy: WP-Table Reloaded is now much better, but has gotten a new name: TablePress
Over the last months, I’ve been busy rewriting WP-Table Reloaded from scratch, using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. This also allowed me to throw away some cruft in the code base, and as I have also integrated many enhancements and new features, I felt that a new name for the plugin was appropriate. Therefore, consider this the official announcement:
WP-Table Reloaded has been replaced by TablePress!
If you are a new user, and haven’t used WP-Table Reloaded before, please proceed with TablePress straight away, and do not use WP-Table Reloaded. If you are currently using WP-Table Reloaded, I recommend that you switch to TablePress in the next months. WP-Table Reloaded will no longer be supported and will be phased out in favor of TablePress. Switching from WP-Table Reloaded is very easy: Just follow the migration guide.
There was a nice anniversary last week: A little bit over one year ago, the first version of WP-Table Reloaded was released in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
Since then, the plugin has steadily received attention and has become very popular:
- over 85000 downloads
- about 90 ratings
- with an average rating of 96.4%
- 14 available translations
- over 1300 comments on this website
- almost 200 threads in the WordPress Support Forums
- countless emails with questions, suggestions, ideas, bugs, feedback, and praise
At this point, the first birthday of WP-Table Reloaded, I’d like to say THANK YOU to everybody in the community who made this possible. This includes (I hope I don’t forget anyone :-) ) the users, the supporters, the code contributors, the beta-testers, the bug reporters, the translators, and especially the people who donated or sent me a gift. Thank you all very much!
» Read more: Happy Birthday WP-Table Reloaded!
Some people asked whether it is a WordPress plugin or if I could explain how it works. That’s why I decided to write this article, so all of you can benefit from it.
» Read more: Expand/Hide accordion feature explained
I already received great feedback on my plugin. Thanks very much for that!
I just released Version 0.9.1, which encorporates the features still missing in the frontend, but already included (and configurable) in the backend. Although I decided to give this release a version number below 1, it is stable and ready to use.
Documentation and Translations will follow soon. I will provide a German one myself. If you wan’t to create one for your language just go ahead! See the readme.txt for more on this.
If you find any bugs or have other hints, please let me know!
Oh, and by the way: I decided to switch the language of this website/blog to English, because more visitors understand it. Anyways, the most stuff regarding the plugin will be available in German later on, too.