Last year around this time I announced that Manga+Press wasn’t dead, that I just didn’t have as much time as I thought I would have to work on it.
Well, it pains me to say this but basically, shortly after that announcement, I started obsessively working on Silent Shadow again. Basically, between that project, learning Blender, work, and playing Fate/Grand Order, I simply don’t have time anymore to work on the project. A strong part of that is my day job—I work as a web developer, and it’s very hard to work on my own software dev projects without feeling burned out.
Essentially, Manga+Press should be considered in hiatus. At some point, I’ll make an effort to check if Manga+Press works against WordPress 6.0 and update the readme accordingly. Going forward (I really hate that corporate phrase), any updates will likely be readme updates to make sure that the plugin still works with the latest WordPress version. I foresee doing this for the next year or so.
Maybe at some point in the future, I’ll have time and energy to work on it again but until then, Manga+Press is officially on hiatus.
I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to work on Manga+Press since last fall. Rest assured that it hasn’t been abandoned. I will post a very minor update once WordPress 5.8 is released so that folks will know that M+P is compatible with WordPress 5.8. Manga+Press is compatible with the current version of WordPress.
Till next time!
In a few weeks, there’ll be an addition to Manga+Press that allows for testing of upcoming features. Watch the Beta Testing category for more information!
Right now, there’s barely one 😉 but I do have an idea of what I want to do before the end of this year.
Looking at a possible end-of-year release, which has been sort of a tradition of mine up until a few years ago. Some of the features that I’m looking to include are:
- Random Comic navigation
- Comic bookmarking
All three of these have been done, and are in an old development branch. I just have to pull the code out and integrate it into the next release branch.
Fingers crossed—looking at a New Year’s Eve release 😉
Manga+Press 3.0.1 has been released. This release confirms that Manga+Press works with WordPress 5.5.1. It also fixes an issue where the content templates for the Latest Comic- and Comic Archive pages weren’t loading correctly. As an afterthought, the styling on the comic navigation wrapper was adjusted to center it better over the comic image.
For the future, Manga+Press 4.0 is still in the works after I had to pull it back as a release. The problem now is time, which I have very little of at the moment.
Till next time!