The Events Cal Blog: George

Today we’re happy to announce the fifth Maintenance Release of the 4.3 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. This maintenance release features a number of fixes to our plugins ahead of our forthcoming Feature Release, version 4.4, which…

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We’ve just released an update to The Events Calendar to address an issue that some folks encountered after updating to the Maintenance Release we released last week. The issue, while stemming from code within The Events Calendar, actually effects users of Events Calendar Pro: the /all/ page for recurring events was essentially broken. The only…

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Today we’re happy to announce the fourth Maintenance Release of the 4.3 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. This maintenance release is fairly limited in scope, as a major Feature Release is just around the corner—stay tuned to…

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Today we’re happy to announce the third Maintenance Release of the 4.3 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. To see all of the changes included this Maintenance Release, check out the changelogs for all updated plugins below: The…

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Today we’re happy to announce the second Maintenance Release of the 4.3 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are mostly comprised of bug fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. To see all of the changes included this Maintenance Release, check out the changelogs for all updated plugins below: The…

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Last week we published major releases to The Events Calendar, Event Tickets, and their premium add-ons. We also launched a new product, Event Aggregator. Hot on the heels of those releases, today we’re happy to announce the first Maintenance Release of the 4.3 release cycle. Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major updates that are…

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We just released an update to our iCal Importer plugin. This is what we like to call a hotfix release. These releases arise when we want to address a specific issue without making customers wait for the “regularly-scheduled” releases that happen on a slower timetable. So what was fixed in this release? Well, when you…

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Every support exchange is fundamentally about one thing: solving a problem for a customer. While each customer is different, and each issue has its own nuances and context, aspects of the problem-solving process can be standardized to great effect. The best way to standardize support processes is to make and implement checklists. Simple checklists that…

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It’s not uncommon for customers of ours to want to change the appearance or behavior of their event calendars. Our support staff is not able to help with customizations, though, and so the responsibility of writing custom code often falls squarely and solely on the shoulders of the customer. The problem is that most customers…

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WordPress plugins and themes are often customizable with functions called “hooks”. There are two types of hooks: actions and filters. If you’re not familiar with actions and filters, then definitely spend some time learning the basics. The WordPress Codex has an in-depth introduction to them here, and Treehouse has a great overview here, for example.…

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“Developer” plugins are WordPress plugins that are not necessarily useful to the average WordPress website owner—they’re plugins made by developers for other developers. We use and love a number of developer plugins: in development, of course, but also in our QA and customer support teams. As you’ll see, even seemingly-simple plugins can provide immense utility.…

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