[Release] Last.fm for Artists 0.7

Many of you might have been waiting for this release and right you are, because it’s fully packed with improvements:

  • [fix] uninstall method changed
  • [fix] another try to avoid doubled entries
  • [fix] hide-if-empty was broken
  • [add] now the plugin carries some cool ready-to-use layout variants (fully customizable, of course)
  • [change] the built-in layouts now feature robust, CSS-driven tooltips
  • [add] there is a new special tag for variables %VARIABLE:<name-of-variable>:<value-of-variable>% which is only useful in built-in configurations and needed for things like API keys.
    • upon widget layout selection, this special tag is recognized and a javascript window pops out asking for the value. Up to now, only one variable per configuration is possible.
    • this gets used in the GoogleMaps event layouts to ask you for your domain-specific API-Key, which you can sign-up for here.

It is important that you select a layout (or write you custom one) after changing type or adding a new widget, otherwise the formatting would be uninitialized and the widget will be empty.
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[release] Last.fm for Artists 0.6.1

Finally I am proud to announce a new bright and shiny version of my Last.fm for Artists WordPress plug-in. The highlights of this release include:

  • improved wordpress 2.7 compatibility (css, un-installation)
  • further clarified options layout: Users reported to be overwhelmed by the number of options, so I split it up in normal and advanced options, utilizing the built-in thickbox script.

So please download the new version via the wordpress plugin repository (or the cool auto-update function) and report bugs in the forums or directly here.

Upgraders pay attention: It’s most likely that your options get reset to default, so I recommend a backup. From version 0.6.1. on this should not happen anymore.

I’m planning to further de-complicate the usage of the plugin by including a few more sample configurations per widget type which might be selected via an additional option. Also I think there is a need for another widget type: “Top Tags” and/or “Related Artists” whose implementation won’t be very complicated.

~~~ Cheers!

Fixing EGroupware

Recently I wanted to migrate an old and rather hacked installation of EGroupware 1.4.002 running on a home server to the bright and shiny version 1.6.001 on a webhosting server. If you are familiar with such stuff you possibly would have wished me good luck…

Anyhow, I ran into quite a few problems, for some of which I had to edit the source – and in case you’re also facing one or another of these, here are the solutions. Continue reading Fixing EGroupware

Move Completed!

As one or another visitor may already have noticed, I moved my webhoster and changed my domain. Also this site is now wordpress powered, allowing me to focus on content, not layout. I hope you like the new page and do not miss any important piece of information. If so, feel free to leave a comment :)

~~~ Cheers!