First off: the Google Code-hosted Manga+Press repo has been moved to GitHub, you can find it [here]. Eventually, the help documentation for Manga+Press will be moved to GitHub as well. The reason behind this move is primarily a learning opportunity for myself as well as providing an opportunity for greater exposure for Manga+Press and (hopefully) highlight my coding skills.
So what is in store for Manga+Press in 2013? First, is Manga+Press 2.8. Manga+Press 2.8 is presently in the planning stage. Among the features being planned is the custom permalink structure, character manager add-on, and updates to the Manga+Press default theme. I’m also going to work in another code-cleanup for 2.8 — I’ve learned a lot in the past year and I think that the Manga+Press code base could benefit from that improvement in my coding skills. More than likely, a lot of crud will be removed that doesn’t need to be there.
Finally, Manga+Press 2.7.3 does work with WordPress 3.5. I had been testing Manga+Press throughout the 3.5 dev cycle but never had a chance to officially announce that fact — or update the readme files — until now. The holidays kept me pretty busy.
Until the next update!
Manga+Press 2.7.3 has been released. This includes a bug-fix/feature request dealing with the “Group by Category” feature. There is now a secondary feature that also allows you to restrict grouping to a parent category. For example, you have a comic that is grouped in a category that is a child-category of another category. Normally, “Group by Category” would simply use that sub-category. The “Group By Category Parent” option allows you to restrict grouping according to that category’s parent.
Also in this release, I’ve included some minor bug-fixes that would’ve affected a small number of people using WP_DEBUG as well as extensive testing to ensure that Manga+Press 2.7.x works with WordPress 3.5.
Manga+Press 2.7.3 is coming out soon. This version fixes an issue reported by a user on the WordPress Plugin Support forums relating to grouping comics by category. There is a beta of 2.7.3 in the WordPress Plugin repository now, you can download it [here] now for testing. I’ve been waiting on releasing this version because I want to test it out a little more to make sure it doesn’t break anything or cause more problems.
Be warned: if you use the “Group by Category” feature, this might change the behavior you’re used to.
Update at your own risk!
WordPress 3.5 Beta 1 was released last week. Because of the extensive changes to the Media Library API, I’ve been taking time to test Manga+Press 2.7.2 extensively against WordPress 3.5.
Rest assured, Manga+Press 2.7.2 does work just fine with WordPress 3.5 Beta 1. I’ll continue testing with each new nightly release to ensure no breaks in functionality occur. Once WordPress 3.5 reaches release candidate phase, I’ll start development on Manga+Press 2.8.
In the meantime, note that the Manga+Press website now has a new domain: manga-press.com!
Manga+Press 2.7.2 has just been released, complete with Spanish Language support!
This release also fixes a few issues.
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