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Mon 24 Feb 2014

Please do not leave support questions on blog posts.

The best place to leave them is either on GitHub (if a bug-report) or on the support forum at WordPress.org.

I’ll be following the same policy concerning my personal Twitter account (or other forms of social media).

Moving forward, support questions posted on blog posts will be removed.

Tue 1 Apr 2014

Manga+Press 2.9 or 3.0. And what about WordPress 3.9?

Last question first: I’ll make sure (as always) to ensure that Manga+Press is compatible with the latest version of WordPress, even though I’m in the middle of development for the next version of Manga+Press.

Which leads us into the second question. The next release is going to be 2.9. I’m not going to jump to 3.0. I’m saving that for a feature release. 2.9 is turning out to be another refactoring version, namely focusing on template handling plus bringing Manga+Press more inline with the way WordPress does things. Which means deprecating some functions that handles Manga+Press’ navigation due to some bug fixes in WP core that allows Manga+Press to use core functionality for navigation. Sadly, that means that the “Group By Parent Category” feature will go away. However, I do have a solution for that issue, which is mentioned in this blog post. The main issue I’m finding as I continue the code refactor will likely be performance-related and could make template development (namely for comic archives) more complex.

Finally, I’m shooting to have a new version of Manga+Press.com out before the end of the year. The site layout has stayed pretty static since it was launched six years ago and could definitely benefit from a refresh.

Sat 22 Feb 2014

Manga+Press 2.8 is finally released! Please update.

More coming on the future of Manga+Press and changes to the site.

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Manga+Press 2.8 Releasing Soon

Just a head’s up but Manga+Press 2.8 will be coming out sometime this week. It would have been today but merging the branch I was working in with the master branch on GitHub turned into conflict city. Surprisingly enough, I was able to leave the swear-words out of the commit messages this time.

Anyway, if you don’t want to wait for the “official” WordPress Plugin Repo release, you can download 2.8 here (ZIP format from GitHub). This release also includes a last-minute addition: a child-theme for TwentyFourteen.

Tue 21 Jan 2014

Manga+Press 2.8 Release Date and the Future

Development is finished on 2.8, I’m happy to say. All that remains is testing. Original release date for Manga+Press 2.8 was February 28th (see what I did there?) but I’m may move that up by 2 weeks, if not sooner.  2.8 doesn’t bring much in the way of features, but does have a major code-refactor behind the scenes as well as eliminating the legacy Media Library popup.

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