dDeviantArt 0.2

As expected the initial release had some bugs, notably me using jQuery without its no-conflict mode, of course this caused problems when a plugin that used prototype was used; Version 0.2 resolves this issue, if anyone still has that issue, get in touch with me.

Version 0.2 download link: http://dd32.id.au/files/ddeviantart.zip 

If you’d like to follow updates, you may subscribe to either my RSS feed, or the dDeviantArt RSS feed.

dDeviantArt Announcement

EDIT: A number of bugs were present in 0.1 as expected, a Beta of 0.2 is now available, If the plugin doesnt work for you, try this beta version:  http://dd32.id.au/files/ddeviantart-0.2.zip

I’m proud to present to you, dDeviantArt 0.1.

dDeviantArt is a WordPress plugin designed to integrate your Deviations from DeviantArt.com into your WordPress blog.

The main features are:

  •  The ability to have Multiple Widgets predefined, This allows you to quickly switch between the Deviation set your displaying (Or to display multiple Widgets at once)
  • In-line Deviations, You can post deviations inside your Blog post by simply including the :thumb: string which is located on all Deviation pages
  • Portfolio Pages, You can define an unlimited number of “Portfolio Pages”, These pages allow you to show off upto 24 of your Deviations on a single page.

The plugin allows you to either set a RSS feed of the Deviations you want to display, Or allows you to set the Search Criteria when defining a page/widget, This allows anyone to quickly set up the item to display as they please.

More information(And Demos) will be available on the Plugin Homepage, You can download the plugin directly from here.

All comments are welcome, Feature requests, Bug reports, etc, may be submitted via my Contact page.  This is my first Released Plugin, So hopefully you’ll like it.



Download Link  WordPress Plugin competition DeviantArt News

Google Summer of Code: wp-update

The results were released the other day for Google’s Summer of Code (Or Winter for those of us in the Southern hemisphere), And as you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, I’ve been selected.

You can find the full list of organisations selected here: http://code.google.com/soc/, and the selected WordPress Ideas here:http://code.google.com/soc/wordpress/about.html

My selected suggestion is for a Plugin/Theme update plugin for WordPress,  In a nutshell, Its a Plugin which:

  •  Allow Notification of Plugin/Theme updates
  • Allow searching of Open source repositories
  • Allow single-Click install of Plugins/Themes
  • Allow Plugins/Themes to be updated from within the Control panel
  • Check Requirements for Plugins/Themes before installing

Over the last few weeks i’ve been working on a few parts of my proposal in my spare time, and thought i might share some of my initial screenshots:

The Plugin Update Screen:
wp-update Plugin List

The Theme Install Page:
wp-update Theme Install

The Theme Search page:
wp-update Theme Search

Currently there are no public builds, or any public code available. I expect i’ll release something closer to the start date (28th May) .

Congratulations to all those accepted, Thanks Google(And WordPress!) for the opportunity, And thank you mentors for giving up some time to help the students :)