This is the annual release of my external-videos wordpress plugin and with the help of Andrew Nimmolo I’m proud to annouce we’ve reached version 1.0!
So yes, my external-videos wordpress plugin is now roughly 7 years old, who would have thought! During the year, I don’t get the luxury of spending time on maintaining this open source love child of mine, but at Christmas, my bad conscience catches up with me – every year! I then spend some time going through bug reports, upgrading the plugin to the latest wordpress version, upgrading to the latest video site APIs, testing functionality and of course making a new release.
This year has been quite special. The power of open source has kicked in and a new developer took an interest in external-videos. Andrew Nimmolo submitted patches over all of 2016. He decided to bring the external-videos plugin into the new decade with a huge update to the layout of the settings pages, general improvements, and an all-round update of all the video site APIs which included removing their overly complex SDKs and going straight for the REST APIs.
Therefore, I’m very proud to be able to release version 1.0 today. Thanks, Andrew!
Enjoy – and I look forward to many more contributions – have a Happy 2017!
NOTE: If you’re upgrading from an older version, you might need to remove and re-add your social video sites because the API details have changed a bit. Also, we noticed that there were layout issues on WordPress 4.3.7, so try and make sure your WordPress version is up to date.
Over the last weeks I’ve updated my “external videos” wordpress plugin. I’ve fixed bugs and added some new functionality.
List of changes:
- fixed a bug in attaching blog posts to videos for link-through from gallery overlays
- allow re-attaching a different blog post to a video
- added a shortcode that allows to link straight through to video pages instead of the overlay
- fixed a bug on retrieval of keyframe for dotsub
- added option to add the video posts to the site’s RSS feed
- fixed a bug on image paths for the thickbox
- made sure whenever a user goes to the admin page that the cron hook is active
- changed some class names to avoid clashes with other plugins that people reported
- turned simple_html_dom code into a class of its own to avoid clashes with other plugins that use this code, too
- cleaning up entered data from surplus white space
- styling fixes to the overlay on gallery
- shielding against a bug with no videos on channels to retrieve yet
Download the new plugin version 0.13
Note: there is something weird going on with the wordpress plugins site, which still shows version 0.7 as the current one, but when you download it, it gets the latest version 0.12. If somebody knows how to fix this, that would be awesome. I think it also stops people from auto-updating this plugin, which is sad with this many improvements.
(I think I fixed it by actually changing the version number in the external-videos.php file – how silly of me – and thanks to the WordPress Forum person who pointed it out to me! Download 0.13 now.)