Quotes Collection 1.5

Quotes Collection plugin for WordPress updated to version 1.5.

Here’s the list of changes:

Shortcodes revamp: A new shortcode [quotcoll] is introduced in this version to replace the old [quote]. The new shortcode uses the WordPress shortcode API, new attributes added. People using the old [quote] shortcode need not panic. Backwards compatibility is ensured.

Ajax changes: Ajax calls are now made to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php instead of directly calling the quotes-collection-ajax.php file. This ensures security, also potentially fixing problems some websites had with the older system. Otherwise not much change will be noted externally.

Admin area changes: The quotes management page can now be located as ‘Quotes’ menu directly under ‘Posts’, ‘Pages’, ‘Comments’, etc., in the WP admin area instead of the ‘Quotes Collection’ somewhere at the bottom of the navigation bar. Pagination introduced for the list of quotes in admin page. If there are more than 20 quotes in all, pagination will automatically appear. The version also comes with other minor improvements in the admin page.

Fixes: Fixes for deprecated functions and undefined variables. Various other minor fixes and improvements.

Localization: The .po template file quotes-collection.pot is updated. New strings added, few strings have become obsolete. Bahasa Indonesia (id_ID) localization added (thanks to Kelayang for the translation). Tamil localization updated. If you are a translator, I request you to update your language. If your language is not found, you can add a fresh translation. (Update: The pulgin is updated to version 1.5.1 on 2011-07-01 with updates to the Bahasa Indonesia translation).

The users play as much a part as I play in the development of the plugin. Most of the changes in this version are based on user feedback. One must also acknowledge the translators for their work on localization. This way, the development of the plugin is a truly collaborative effort and is fully justified as a Free and Open Source Software. But still… still, I put in a lot of time and effort in development and bringing all this together, so if you use this pulgin and like it, please make a donation, I’d greatly appreciate it!

The latest version of the plugin can be downloaded from the WordPress plugin directory.

2 Comments

    • Sure, but the plugin currently doesn’t have a feature where you set dates and the widget automatically display quote of the week. You can however accomplish this by turning off ‘Ajax refresh’ and ‘Random refresh’ in the widget. This way, the widget will display only the latest quote. You can manually update the quote every week or whenever you want.

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