Posts Tagged ‘release’

New update available: WP-Table Reloaded 1.7

March 16th, 2010


After six weeks without an update, a new version of WP-Table Reloaded can be downloaded: The automatic update for WP-Table Reloaded 1.7 should be available in your WordPress admin area shortly.

As already mentioned in the beta test announcement post, the changes are:

  • feature: add “Table” button to the visual editor (TinyMCE)
  • feature: update DataTables JavaScript library to version 1.6.2, including TableTools
  • enhancement: add option for initial number of rows per pagination page
  • enhancement: “DataTables JavaScript Features” section is visible by default
  • enhancement: add value “all” to the four Shortcode parameters show_rows, hide_rows, show_columns, hide_columns
  • enhancement: add WP-Table Reloaded screen icon to all plugin screens and the Top-Level menu entry
  • enhancement: add two template tag functions that return the output instead of echoing it
  • bugfix: fix problem with admin menu parent pages, make them ready for WP 3.0
  • bugfix: import/replace replaces only data; name, description, options, and visibility settings are kept
  • languages: added French, Chinese (Simplified), Russian, and Ukrainian
  • a few minor changes, fixes, code clean-ups, and optimizations

» Read more: New update available: WP-Table Reloaded 1.7

Maintenance release: WP-Table Reloaded 1.6.1

January 30th, 2010


Thanks to some great feedback of several plugin users, I was able to fix some bugs and add a few enhancements to WP-Table Reloaded 1.6.1, which is now available.

Changes include:

  • enhancement: let WP Search also search table name and description
  • enhancement: replacing a table during an import will leave options untouched and only replace table data
  • bugfix: better fix for DataTables invisibility issue in IE 7
  • enhancement: add 3 new plugin filters for frontend
  • bugfix: fix for problem with search, if data is empty somehow

Your WordPress will offer an automatic update to the latest version soon. Otherwise, you can download WP-Table Reloaded 1.6.1 from the plugin’s page or from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

If you like the plugin, I’d be very happy if you would rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory. You might also consider a donation or have a look at my Amazon wishlist. This will encourage me to further develop the plugin and keep giving countless hours of support. Thank you!

If you experience any trouble, find bugs or have feature requests, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the means mentioned in the support section. Please make sure to carefully read the plugin’s page as well as the Documentation. A lot of questions are already answered in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

WP-Table Reloaded 1.6: Cool new features

January 8th, 2010


Just a few weeks after WP-Table Reloaded 1.5, a new version is out. The automatic update for WP-Table Reloaded 1.6 should be available in your WordPress admin area shortly.

To start the New Year with a bang, there are a few great new features, that I know a lot of people have been waiting for:

  • Support for combining cells with “rowspan” and “colspan”
  • The WP Search will now also search and find search terms in tables.
  • Possibility to select the plugin language, independent from the rest of WordPress
  • Row Highlighting (change the background-color when hovering a row with the mouse)
  • Option to show an “Edit Table” link on the frontend for logged-in users
  • Select the position of table name and description (i.e. where it is printed)
  • huge internal plugin restructuring for easier development in the future
  • fixed a few smaller bugs (for IE users, in row hiding, and HTML validation)
  • Important: Support for the outdated WordPress 2.7 was dropped (so upgrade to WP 2.9 first!)

» Read more: WP-Table Reloaded 1.6: Cool new features

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!

Get it now: WP-Table Reloaded 1.5

December 19th, 2009

I just finished up WP-Table Reloaded 1.5. The automatic update should be available through your WordPress admin area shortly.

If you are updating from a previous version, please read the instructions below!

Here are some of the new features and changes:

  • 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
  • export/import a dump file (with ALL tables/options/settings at once)
  • many, many plugin filters and actions for plugin customisation

You can read more about them in my post about the beta test and in the post on the development status.

Unfortunately I also had to drop a few translations, because they have not been updated in a while. But thanks to the translators for their work!
Most people shouldn’t care, but this might be important for some users: Version 1.5 does no longer support WordPress 2.6! You will need to run WordPress 2.7 or newer! And already an announcement: WP-Table Reloaded 1.6 will require WordPress 2.8 or newer! So I recommend updating to WordPress 2.9, which just came out, soon.

Special thanks go to Pavel aka Separatista for his tremendous support in finding many bugs and doing the Czech translation!

You can download the latest release 1.5 from the plugin’s page or from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Update Instructions

These instructions only apply if you update the plugin from a previous version.

  • Immediately after updating, check if your tables show up correctly. Then proceed with these steps:
  • If you are using Internet Explorer 7 as your web browser, please update to Internet Explorer 8 or switch to another browser like Firefox or Chrome. This will make your surfing experience faster and remove some problems that might occur with JavaScript. If you are using Internet Explorer 8, make sure to disable the “Compatibility Mode” for your WordPress website.
  • The new DataTables library will not automatically be enabled for you. You can enable it (which I recommend) in the “Plugin Options”. Make sure, all tables show up ok afterwards!
  • CSS loading was changed. Because of that the Custom CSS textarea in the “Plugin Options” now only needs your very own customisations as the Default CSS will be loaded from a file. So, if you have not changed the Custom CSS before and did not add anything, copy the contents of the Custom CSS textarea into a temporary file and remove all text from the textarea and save the options. Check if your tables show up correctly. If yes, you can delete the temporary file, if not, restore the contents. If you did add customisations, only those need to be left in the textarea, commands that were not added by you can be removed.
  • If everything is still ok, you’re good to go and enjoy the new features! :-)

If you like the plugin, I’d be very happy if you would rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory. You might also consider a donation or have a look at my Amazon wishlist. This will encourage me to further develop the plugin and keep giving countless hours of support. Thank you!

If you experience any trouble, find bugs or have feature requests, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the means mentioned in the support section. Please make sure to carefully read the plugin’s page as well as the Documentation. There will also be a page with Frequently Asked Questions available shortly.

Have fun with the new features!

And by the way: I’ll have a special surprise for everybody on Christmas! :-)