January 17, 2013
I was reading through the comments on the WordPress plugin page’s forum, and came across this thread which talked about a “redeclare” issue. What had happened was that person was using a theme that had a function by the same name as mine, which caused a conflict. I renamed my function in update 0.9.8 and everything should be solved. Download the latest version of the plugin here.
January 17, 2013
I made a couple quick edits today, version 0.9.6 and 0.9.7. You can download the latest version of the plugin here.
This update fixes a sort issue where getting 100% on a category resulted in that category not being in the top three. That was because the sorting method used was alphabetical. Because I’m sorting a multidimensional array, I wasn’t sure how to do a numerical sort. Now, instead of reading 100%, it reads 99%, which fixes the problem. I’m sure there’s a more elegant way to do this, but it works, so I don’t think anyone will mind.
I realized I forgot to update the version number in one of the files, so this update makes sure the version number is consistent.
This was my first update in a year, it feels good! I have a new Mac, and got a great subversion program (svnX), which makes updating the plugin much easier. I’ve also been using the plugin quite a bit more personally, so hopefully the combination of those two factors will mean that I will make updates more frequently this year. Over 1000 people downloaded this spiritual gifts test plugin last year, which is amazing to me since it is such a niche plugin, so I’m encouraged. Let’s see what 2013 brings!
December 13, 2011
For those of you unfamiliar with WordPress plugin development, there is a program called Subversion that is used to manage all the different plugin versions. I am brand new to WordPress plugin development, and I spent the better part of last night figuring out how to get a working copy of the plugin on Subversion (and consequently, WordPress.org). When I first uploaded the plugin, I didn’t notice that the WordPress repository changed my plugin folder’s name from spiritual-gifts to spiritual-gifts-survey. This broke some of the functionality of the plugin, and while fixing that, I managed to get two copies of the plugin’s php file on the server, which cause another issue, and couldn’t figure out how to delete the old one!
To manage Subversion, you have to log into your Terminal and hack out a bunch of code. Didn’t know this when I was starting out! So, to delete a file, you have to code
svn delete filename.php.
After hacking at Subversion for awhile, I realized how it’ll make my life easier down the road, there will just be a bit of a learning curve up front. Thanks for being patient!
Version 0.9.5 is now out, with the added ability to disable the S.H.A.P.E. portion of the survey.
December 12, 2011
The Spiritual Gifts Survey plugin has been accepted into WordPress.org’s plugin repository! What this means is you can now download the plugin directly from WordPress, and when updates are made, you’ll be notified directly through your dashboard, rather than having to check here periodically.
December 12, 2011
This is a bug fix… the “email” option (email=”example.com”) now functions properly.
Read more and download here
December 9, 2011
We have submitted our plugin to WordPress.org, hopefully it’ll make it into the repository! This will allow more transparency, better updating, and wider exposure!