Coming Out of Hiatus after Three Years

I’m happy to announce that I’m bringing Manga+Press back after roughly three years of no updates. Reasons? I have more free time on my hands now, and there is a strong possibility that I’m bringing back the webcomic that facilitated the creation of Manga+Press back in 2008—my old webcomic Silent Shadow.

A lot of my work is going to be updating the code base to match modern coding standards. Some of the code hasn’t been touched since 2014, and it shows. I’ve also learned a lot since 2014 so it’ll be interesting to see that new knowledge put to good use.

One of the updates is block theme/full-site editing support. I realized that with the block theme, it may eliminate the necessity of including custom CSS for the navigation links. Another update is the likelihood of moving away from custom post-types to a custom DB table. The reason for this is more flexibility with the navigation links and category organization.

I’d also like to get rid of code that adds custom post-type support to the get_boundary_links() functions. Sadly, there’s a Trac ticket that’s over ten years old that shows no signs of being added to Core any time soon.

There’s other parts of the code-base I’d like to do away with, like the hacked-together CPT version of WordPress’ calendar function. The changes I have planned are extensive enough that I may just end up forking to a different version so that people who want to can stay on the older version—in which that version would only receive security updates.

Keep watching this space for more news!

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