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[resolved] How to prevent files responsible for rendering lists from updating? (13 posts)

  1. Devtard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a great plugin but what is bugging me is that with every update I have to manually edit one of the files that displays the list of RSS feeds (it is heavily customized). Could you please prevent these files from changing to default version with every update or implement some template system that uses DB?

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-rss-multi-importer/

  2. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    I assume you're talking about a template that you've customized....if so, did you use the template saving function (under template options) that is there to save the template so it doesn't get overwritten with an update...that was the purpose of providing that option since wordpress overwrites the files with each update.

    Allen

  3. Devtard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, for some reason the saving feature doesn't work for me (neither the template or CSS was saved). Any idea what am I doing wrong?

  4. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    When you say it doesn't work...what exactly is happening...are you able to put in a name for you template and save it? Or are you saying you saved it but when you hit restore, it doesn't restore the file?

    Watch this movie and let me know where it doesn't work.

    http://screencast.com/t/Pt1GxP5F

  5. Devtard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, I get it know. I am silly, I thought that the template would restore automatically (it would be nice if there was an option for that in settings). Thanks. :)

  6. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, that's a good idea...I'll add that as an option...thanks.

  7. polokina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    With all due respect, I disagree. I think putting too many settings options on dashboard("click and play") would make an otherwise wonderful plugin bloated. Especially for things like templates which are not frequently changed. Can we please try to keep it lean & lightweight?

  8. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    On the next update, the template and css file that are stored will be automatically restored.

  9. Devtard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey, I just updated the plugin but even though I saved the template before upgrading and hit the restore button after that, my template was reverted to default settings so I had to upload it from a backup. Could you please tell me what else to do in case that I missed something?

    Thanks.

  10. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    Ok...the way it works (which might not have worked correctly until the most recent version) is that you first make all the changes you want in the template and css file, then hit save. At this point, don't change anything else in these files..if you do, you need to save them again.

    Then, when a new update happens, these files should be restored automatically.

    If that is exactly how you did this and it still didn't save and restore (and you are sure you didn't change anything after saving it), then there might be a bug in this feature..let me know.

  11. Devtard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I'll wait for the next upgrade and then I'll let you know if this bug appears again.

  12. Devtard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, it seems to work now. Now we need just the option for automatic restoring. :)

  13. Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok..I'll add that back in the next update.

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