Quotes Collection 2.5, with Gutenberg blocks

Quotes Collection plugin for WordPress version 2.5 released with two new Gutenberg blocks.

The ‘Quotes’ block

The ‘Quotes’ block helps you display the collection of quotes in a WordPress page or a post. Existing [quotcoll] shortcode can also be converted into ‘Quotes’ block.

The ‘Random Quote’ block

Works very similar to the ‘Random Quote’ widget.

These blocks come with presentation options. You can easily change the background and font colours, alignment, etc., from the block controls.

Other changes with version 2.5

  • The shortcode now includes refresh options and options to hide author and/or source.
  • Option to specify the minimum user level required to add and manage quotes. Previously, anyone with ‘Editor’ or greater credentials could add and manage quotes.
  • Fixed the bug that included a dummy ‘Quotes Collection’ menu in admin menus for unauthorized users.
  • Localization is now entirely handled at translate.wordpress.org.

Thanks to all the translators of the plugin. Hope you will continue translating the new strings at translate.wordpress.org.

And heartfelt thanks to all the users of the plugin all these years. Your feedback, encouragement and suggestions have helped me maintain this plugin for so long.

The plugin can be downloaded from the Quotes Collection plugin page at WordPress.org.

Plugin Updates

Earlier this week I released version 2.0 of the Quotes Collection plugin. I then followed it up with v2.0.1 with a fix, and v2.0.2 with updates to the Turkish localization by Gurkan Gur.

Flexi Pages Widget updated to v1.7. The code is rewritten and the widget now uses WP Widgets API. The update also comes with a number of fixes and little improvements.

Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget updated to v1.0. Added Behance, Email, Foursquare and Skype to the list of services. Added a widget option to specify the number of items. Also comes with quite a number of fixes and improvements.

And that sums up a busy week of plugin updates!

Quotes Collection 2.0

Quotes Collection plugin for WordPress updated to version 2.0. This is a major update.

What’s new?

  • New and improved admin interface with
    • Improved quotes list table using the WP_List_Table class
    • Screen options to customize the number of quotes displayed per page and show/hide columns
    • Search functionality
    • Option to import/export quotes in JSON format
    • An options page with options to customize the ‘Next Quote’ text, specify the maximum number of iterations for the auto-refresh feature, and enable dynamic fetching of the first random quote in cached websites.
  • Multi-widget support added. Now as many instances of the widget can be added.
  • Not-so-noticable, but important improvements to the markup generated for the front-end.
  • Cleaner uninstallation. Now, when the plugin is deleted, the plugin’s database table, plugin options, all will be removed… no trace left behind.
  • Many of the translation strings have changed. Many new strings added, many old strings given up.
  • Updated localization in Tamil, Hebrew, Slovak, French, Ukrainian, German and Norwegian (Bokmål) languages. Thanks to translators for the updates.

Thanks also to friends who helped me test this release.

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

You can follow the development at GitHub.

If you have any trouble using the plugin, or have any questions, please post at the WordPress support forums.

Your feedback keeps me rolling!

Note: If you are upgrading to 2.0 from an older version, please note that you will have to re-add the widget and set the widget options once again after upgradation.

Quotes Collection 1.5.7

Quotes Collection plugin for WordPress updated to version 1.5.7.

  • Code improvements (thanks to Juliette for this and this)
  • Localization in Macedonian language added (thanks to Diana for the translation)
  • Localization in Persian language updated (thanks Ehsan)
  • FAQ updated… just adding some clarifications
  • And other minor changes

The latest version of the plugin can be downloaded from the Quotes Collection page at the WP plugin directory.