Posts Tagged ‘beta’

Beta test now: WP-Table Reloaded 1.7

March 5th, 2010

As I have done with previous versions in the past, there is now a public beta test of WP-Table Reloaded 1.7. The list of features is not as big as it was for 1.5 or for 1.6, but altogether I really like them and decided to make them available now.
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Beta test: WP-Table Reloaded 1.6

December 28th, 2009

Not even two weeks have passed since the release of WP-Table Reloaded 1.5. During its development I was already working on several new features that were not yet stable enough to make it into the release, which is why I postponed them to 1.6. Now I believe they are ready for inclusion into the plugin, but as I already did with the previous versions, I’d like to announce a public beta test first.

[Update 2: Just published 1.6-RC1, please use the download below.]
[Update: Just released 1.6-beta2, see the download below.]

Among the new features and enhancements for 1.6 are:

  • feature: Support for “rowspan” and “colspan” in tables
  • feature: WP Search will now also search in tables
  • feature: Possibility to select the plugin language
  • feature: Highlight row (background-color change when hovering)
  • feature: Option to show an “Edit Table” link on the frontend
  • enhancement: select fields for position of name and description
  • internal plugin restructuring
  • dropped support for outdated WordPress 2.7

I already announced the largest two features in my Christmas Surprise blog post.

If you are willing to help and want to take part in the beta test, please download the developer version “1.6-RC1”. I plan to release the plugin in about a week (around the 6th of January).

Note that I dropped support of WordPress 2.7, so you will need WordPress 2.8 or higher to use the new release!

To install it, deactivate your current version, replace the folder “wp-table-reloaded” in your “plugins” folder with the one from the downloaded zip-file and activate the plugin again. Deactivation and Activation are VERY IMPORTANT!

BUT: Please note that this is a beta release. Although I’ve tested it on my site, I do NOT recommend using it on your production site, just yet. As always: Please make sure to have a backup of your files and your database before installing it. Thanks!

If you encounter any bugs, errors or problems, please leave them here as a comment. Feature requests are also welcome, of course.

I would also like all translators to update their translations. There’s .pot-file included in case you need it. After you are done, please email me the *.po and the *.mo file of your language. In any case: Please let me know, if you will be translating the new version or if you can not do it (for whatever reasons). Big thanks to all translators!

Thanks already to all beta-testers and translators! As always: Please don’t hesitate to comment or email me with any questions!

WP-Table Reloaded 1.5 beta test

December 5th, 2009

More than two months after the release of version 1.4, the development of WP-Table Reloaded 1.5 is almost finished.
Among the many new features and enhancements are (might not be complete):

  • added the DataTables JavaScript library with these features:
    • sorting, pagination, filtering, TableTools (Copy to Clipboard, CSV/XLS export, Print)
    • (also added these to the “List Tables” screen)
  • heavily redesigned the “Edit Table” screen
    • Bulk operations for inserting, deleting, …
    • Warning message if changes not yet saved
  • added features to the “Plugin Options”
    • set access requirements (user roles) to the plugin and the Options
    • Change position of the plugin in the admin menu
    • better loading/inclusion of CSS
  • many, many plugin filters and actions for plugin customisation
  • export/import a dump file (with ALL tables/options/settings at once)
  • fixed some minor bugs, errors and glitches
  • optimized and restructured big parts of the code
  • dropped support for outdated WordPress 2.6

There’s more about some of the new features in this development status announcement.

Because of the many new features and to give the translators enough time to translate the many new or changed strings, I again ask you to participate in a public beta test. The current plan is to release WP-Table Reloaded 1.5 before Christmas, but after the release of WordPress 2.9, which also currently is in beta and should be available in the next weeks.

So, if you are willing to help and want to take part in the beta test, please download the developer version “1.5-beta4”.

Note that I dropped support of WordPress 2.6, so you will need WordPress 2.7 or higher (tested up to WP 2.9-beta2) to use the new release! (I did this, because 2.6 is quite old now and required a lot of special attention, because some new functions are not available.)

To install it, deactivate your current version, replace the folder “wp-table-reloaded” in your “plugins” folder with the one from the downloaded zip-file and activate the plugin again. Deactivation and Activation are VERY IMPORTANT!

BUT: Please note that this is a beta release. Although I’ve tested it on my site, I do NOT recommend using it on your production site, just yet. As always: Please make sure to have a backup of your files and your database before installing it. Thanks!

If you encounter any bugs, errors or problems, please leave them here as a comment. Feature requests are also welcome, but will most probably not be implemented in the 1.5-release, but later.

If you are a translator (or if you would like to translate the plugin into your language), please go ahead and do so. There’s .pot-file included in case you need it.
There are very many new strings, because I rephrased some sentences, so that they are (hopefully) easier to understand. But: Don’t panic! You’ll have at least ten days of time for the translation and most probably more!
After you are done, please email me the *.po and the *.mo file of your language. In any case: Please let me know, if you will be translating the new version or if you can not do it (for whatever reasons). Big thanks to all translators!

(By the way: I use the “Codestyling Localization” plugin to translate the plugin to German as it’s quite easy and more comfortable to use than editors like poEdit.)

Thanks already to all beta-testers and translators! As always: Please don’t hesitate to comment or email me with any questions!

Status of WP-Table Reloaded development

November 4th, 2009

As the development of my WordPress plugin WP-Table Reloaded continues, I’d like to push out a small status update message to all fellow plugin users and contributors.

I’m working on version 1.5 of the plugin, and I have a few new additions and changes planned: Probably the biggest changes are the extended interfaces for table editing and the newly added “DataTables” script. It will also be possible to write extensions to my plugin and you can export and import all tables at once.
(This post got rather long, sorry about that :-) )
» Read more: Status of WP-Table Reloaded development

Test WP-Table Reloaded 1.4-beta2 now!

July 20th, 2009

Just a few days after beta1 of the 1.4-milestone of WP-Table Reloaded, a new developer version is now available:

Download WP-Table Reloaded 1.4-beta2

No bugs were reported to me in beta1, there were just a few minor improvements (mainly CSS stuff) by Separatista (thanks!).
So I decided to add another useful feature: Instead of simply asking for an image URL, the “Insert Image” feature will now enable you to insert an image from the WordPress Media Library into a table. This means that you can upload an image or use an existing one, e.g. from another post.

Because of this, I needed to change/add a few strings that need to be translated. Huge thanks to all translators for doing this! The process is the same as for beta1.

I’m planning to release the final version of 1.4 at the end of next week. As this gives us some time and flexibility, I’d like all of you to please download the beta2, test it thoroughly and eventually update your translation.
Remember to make a backup of your WordPress and to deactivate and then re-activate the plugin.

Please report any issues or problems here as a comment. It would also be very useful to hear, if everything works fine!

Thanks to everybody!