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Bizarski Cute Records

Description

Cute Records can manage albums, track lists, lyrics, album covers, mp3 files, and more.

You can display a list of released albums, or just one album. The lyrics and album covers are displayed inside a Fancybox window (jquery). The MP3’s are streamed online using a built-in lightweight flash player. Easily set the image size of the album covers. Customize layout using CSS. The records can be displayed inside a post or a page, using shortcodes. You can also display a selected record in an area by using the built-in widget.

Bizarski Cute Records Plugin – Features

This is a list of the main features that this plugin has. For feature suggestions, feel free to contact Bizarski.

Manage Records

  • Easily upload an album cover. The image will be automatically resized and cropped.
  • Add information about a record: album name, release date, album format, and record label.
  • Add additional information: artist name, catalog number, and more.
  • Add up to three buttons with customizable text and links.

Display Records

  • Display a list of records inside a page or a post.
  • Limit and offset the list of records for pagination.
  • Display details of specific album.
  • Display the album cover of a specific album, thumbnail or full-size.
  • Display the album cover of a specific album inside a widget with customizable link.

Manage Tracks

  • Add information about a track: name, number, and length.
  • Add additional information: link to video, and lyrics.
  • Upload an mp3 of a track and let visitors listen to it online.
  • Set mp3 file to be downloadable.

Display Tracks

  • Display the track list of each album in the list of all records.
  • Separately display the track list of a specific album.
  • Lyrics will be displayed inside a Fancybox window.
  • Video link will be opened in a new window.
  • MP3 will be streamed online using a built-in lightweight flash player.

Shortcodes

The Bizarski Cute Records plugin currently has 4 shortcodes.

Display records

  • Display a list of all records: [cuterecords_display]
  • Display 5 records after skipping 10: [cuterecords_display limit=5 offset=10]
  • Display a list of the latest 5 records with their track lists included: [cuterecords_display limit=5 show_tracklist=1]
  • Display details of specific album: [cuterecords_display id=1 show_tracklist=1]

Display an album cover

  • Display the full-size album cover of record #1: [cuterecords_show_full_cover id=1]
  • Display a thumbnail of the album cover of record #1: [cuterecords_show_cover id=1]

Display track list

  • Display the track list of record #1: [cuterecords_tracklist id=1]

Known issues

  • Sometimes the Fancybox window appears behind the website menu. To fix this issue, go to your theme’s CSS file and look for z-index rules that have a value higher than 1100. Change their value to 1099 and save the file.
  • The plugin “Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast” causes Fancybox to misbehave.
  • Flash player’s button in all versions below 1.4.1 will not work in Internet Explorer.
  • All versions below 1.4.0 will cause issues in the Dashboard of WordPress 3.5 and above.
  • Lyrics and mp3 streaming don’t work in versions below 1.3.6, because of missing javascript files.
  • The track player in version 1.2.0 could crash, and is very heavy on the browser. Please, upgrade to higher version for a lightweight player.
  • Upgrading from version 1.1.0 to any newer version will delete all album covers and mp3’s.
  • Upgrading from version 1.0.0 to any newer version will delete all widget links.

Screenshots

  • screenshot-1.jpg - Tracklist and album cover displayed in the front end
  • screenshot-2.jpg - Adding a new record from the back end

Installation

  1. Download, install, and activate the Bizarski Cute Records plugin.
  2. From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Cute Records > Manage Records/Tracks > New Record/Track > Follow the on-screen cues.
  3. Go to a post/page, and enter one of the shortcodes to display one or more records.

For more details, you can also have a look at the plugin homepage.

Contributors & Developers

“Bizarski Cute Records” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.1

  • Bugfix: Fixed flash player’s button issue in Internet Explorer.

1.4.0

  • Bugfix: Fixed incompatibility issues with WordPress 3.5.
  • Changed: Improved filtering by record in the track management.

1.3.6

  • Bugfix: fixed issues with opening lyrics and streaming mp3 files.

1.3.5

  • NEW: Added a shortcode argument for displaying a specific album.
  • Changed: Reordered the elements of album specification.
  • Removed: Removed the fields “Album type” and “Running time” from album specification.
  • NEW: Added a “More info” field for records.

1.3.0

  • Secured: Don’t allow downloading of streaming mp3 files.
  • Changed: Converted the mp3 player script into a jquery plugin.

1.2.5

  • Bugfix: Made the flash player lightweight, no longer crashing.
  • NEW: Added filtering by album in the track management.
  • NEW: Added an “Artist Name” field for records.

1.2.0

  • NEW: Added a flash mp3 player for streaming mp3 files.
  • NEW: Added choice between opening links in new window, or same window.
  • NEW: Added a “Downloadable” option for uploaded mp3 file.
  • NEW: Added a “Video” field for tracks.
  • NEW: Added a “Catalog Number” field for records.

1.1.2

  • Changed: Cleaned up folder structure.

1.1.1

  • Bugfix: Fixed a javascript issue.
  • Changed: Moved file storage to WordPress’s “upload” folder.

1.1.0

  • NEW: Added support for displaying a track list for each album in list: [cuterecords_display show_tracklist=1]
  • Changed: When clicked, the album cover will be displayed in its full size inside a Fancybox window.
  • NEW: Added support for up to three buttons per album.
  • NEW: Added support for uploading mp3 files of album tracks.
  • NEW: Added support for custom URL inside the widget.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a display issue with longer album titles.