Took the summer off from Manga+Press. It was good idea, since I’m now back with some fresh ideas on how to proceed with the next updates.
I’m branching Manga+Press. Manga+Press 3.0 will become Manga+Press NEXT, which will contain some of the feature updates that would have gone into 3.0 AND eliminating the embedded themes while old Manga+Press 2.9.3 will continue on its own. I’m also re-writing Manga+Press NEXT from the ground up, the reason being that there’s a lot of crap that’s still leftover from the old days plus I want it to be more flexible than it already is. Manga+Press 2.9.x will receive bug-updates as needed, but I’m not going to add new features to it, while any new features in the future will go to Manga+Press NEXT.
Release date for Manga+Press NEXT? That’s still in the air, as I’ve only just started development on it.
Reversing course here. There is going to be a Manga+Press 3.0. It just won’t have the major breaking changes that were going to be included in this release. It will include some new features though, namely:
- Sorting options for Archive Page
- Archive Page templates:
- Calendar Archive
- Gallery Archive
Looking at releasing 3.0 by the end of
Why the date move? Life. I’m stressed and trying to recover from programmer burnout (day job). Hopefully, by the end of the summer I should have recovered enough to QA the plugin properly.
I’ve created an organization on GitHub for handling Manga+Press plugin development. You can spy on progress [here]. Why did I do this? Essentially, it was the only way for me to fork the repo in a way that would allow me to do a pull request back to the original repo.
Which leads me to my next update.
I’m still on the fence about the 3.0.0 update for a variety of reasons, namely the removal of the embedded child-themes, which worries me greatly. I’m not sure how many sites would break if I released the update.
Released a language pack update for Manga+Press 2.9. This mainly updates the languages for the embedded themes. It also corrects the TwentyFourteen child-theme’s stylesheet en-queuing issues. It is available for download on Github, [here], and should be available through the WordPress Plugin Repository shortly.
The beta version of Manga+Press 3.0 is available on Github for testing. Download [here]. Feel free to leave feedback on Manga+Press 3.0 in the comments section of this post, using the “Leave Reply” link below. Thanks!