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CSV 2 POST

WordPress data import and autoblogger plugin. Unlimited creation and post updating. Tools include spintax, dynamic template selection and lots more.

8.2.0

  • Feature Changes
    • New Directory Sources screen lists directories intended for providing multiple .csv files.
    • New Data History view focuses on data import events, file changes, new file detection.
    • New Data Alerts view displays newly detected files that require manual import (auto import not active).
    • Separate areas added for management of all projects and management of the current active projects.
    • Plugins main page (plugin dashboard) has gone in reverse, with forms being moved again, we found it never had the usefullness intended
    • Due to variations in .csv files. The project data view only has the default columns. Data displayed will help us monitor the plugins precise activities. That is important if we are to decide if and when the plugin is hyper or not doing enough automation.
    • Menus removed from category descriptions form. User must always enter one or more tokens.
  • Technical Notes
    • Submission of directory source form now adds another entry to the sources database table with source type "localdirectory"
    • Form registration (WTG security system) has been changed to keep registered form data longer. It no longer resets if a second tab is opened.
  • Known Issues
    • Still no easy step by step approach like versions had two years ago. This is coming again soon.
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.1.37

Fix - complete_plugin_update() was using an eval where not required!

8.1.36

  • Feature Changes
    • Beta area removed.
    • Some views merged into the plugins own dashboard to give the dashboard more purpose. When creating a new data source or project return to the dashboard
    • Project Data Sources view is now a single column due to it displaying a table. A task has been created to remove the accordian and make it a datatable view.
    • Data Table view is now a proper WP datatable - search ability will be improved later for this view.
    • Update screen no longer has two columns.
    • Update screen no longer displays the Quick Actions bar.
    • Removed Update Screen - changes to installation will now be automatic, no user action required, quicker and simplier.
    • Default project settings will no longer be applied for ever new project - a cause of empty custom field rules.
    • Removed any mention of pro or paid left over from premium edition but did add stronger encouragement for donations.
    • Big update to class-forms.php (range of new methods added that make form development far quicker)
    • New mass publish from draft form added - allows selection of current projects posts only, all projects posts or the entire blog (posts not created by CSV 2 POST).
    • Every instance of hidden_form_values() replaced with form_start() - early tests indicate success. This change applies more security against hackers.
    • Sample Data panel now has a list of .csv files for download from WebTechGlobal.
  • Technical Notes
    • Class C2P_ImportTableInformation_Table has been moved from class-csv2post.php to table.php (a view file, the only one that uses the class)
    • options_array.php removed (new options class coming and will be used to improve installation)
  • Known Issues
    • Still no easy step by step approach like versions had two years ago. This is coming again soon.
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.1.35

  • Feature Changes
    • Automatic post updating addeded based on schedule
    • Systematic post updating now post (happens when old post is opened)
    • Unlimited manual post updating using a forum
    • Spintax (text-spinning) added
    • Multiple post design form added
    • Multiple post types can be applied dynamically
    • Better data source management (more updates coming for that)
    • Can now split data from one .csv file column into multiple database columns
    • Data Sources page renamed to Manage Data Sources
    • The table of sources has been removed from Manage Data Sources (new improved table being added)
    • New page named Data Sources List with a table of all sources (more details about sources available than the previous table)
    • New form for creating multiple data sources using a directory of .csv files, one file is made parent and it is the parent source that is linked to a project.
  • Technical Notes
    • Fault relating to term_exists_in_level() when creating posts has been fixed
    • Title sample field reads "Please import data to see a sample based on your template." when user has not imported data
    • Accidental dump of post data fixed (happens when using Re-create Missing Posts form)
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.
    • Occasionally clicking on "CSV 2 POST" media button above WYSIWYG editor shows an overlay but the content is not centered. Found this myself and has not been reported by a user.
    • Two reports of "Are you sure you want to do that?" message appearing - not enough information provided to debug.

8.1.34

  • Feature Changes
    • None
  • Technical Notes
    • options_array.php removed (new options class coming and will be used to improve installation)
    • Most class no longer use extend
    • tableschema_array.php now only included when required (it will soon be deleted also)
    • get_category_data_used() no longer creates new CSV2POST_DB object
    • beginpluginupdate() function now loads
    • $c2p_installation_required removed 100%
    • Couple of bugs fixed
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.1.33

  • Feature Changes
    • Default content design no longer creates a new post or has option to do so, another form added to do that.
    • New form added with WYSIWYG editor for creating new content templates from plugin pages
    • Every existing form can now be added to the dashboard as a widget, security measures available
    • New UI setting to switched between WTG styled notices and WP core styled, this setting is temporary during a transition to WP core style
    • List of ShopperPress custom field names added to the Custom Fields page
    • New form box added for changing the current active project
    • Form buttons now blue: the primary style, grey is normally for inner form buttons, often for form inputs processed using Ajax
    • Next button added to quick actions toolbar for changing the current project to the next
    • Previous button added to quick actions toolbar for changing the current active project to the previous one, as per their order in c2p_projects table
    • Flag system switch added, can now disable and hide the Flags post type, it is disabled by default and flags will not be created unless activated
    • Main page is now named the CSV 2 POST Dashboard
    • Delete datasource form added
    • Added form for creating data source using .csv file already on the server
    • Source delete form now has confirmation fields to prevent accidental deletion of sources
    • Title Template form now displays an example title based on impoted data, refreshing changes the title as it uses a random imported record
    • Help text added to most boxes, more detailed help text coming to the Help tab in future and documentation in the portal
  • Technical Notes
    • Someone reported an error regarding upgrade.php which the plugin calls, yet I've never seen it happen myself, changed include to include_once so hopefully it is fixed as I could not generate the error to confirm.
    • Fix applied for a problem where imported row was not updated after being used to create a post
    • Minor error prevented when user does not setup an ID column and the plugin attempts to gather statistics based on such a column
    • Content and Title templates were not being re-populated in forms that has been corrected
    • Can now ide tab menu using menu array when one page in use for a section (add $menu_array['eventsone']['pluginmenu'] = false;// boolean (false for single page views))
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.1.32

  • Feature Changes
    • Data Source page is now used first, then Projects and changes to the forms on both pages help to creat a more logical flow
    • New capabilities system allows individual boxes/forms to be restricted
    • General Settings moved to the main page, sorry this was left in Projects when the new page system was applied in the last update
    • Security improvements: input validation system helps to prevent users editing the source of forms by registering hidden inputs and their values
    • Data sources directory plays a bigger part and a new Re-Check Sources Directory form has been added for manually switching to new files without having to enter a path
    • URL file import to an existing data sources directory added
  • Technical Notes
    • Changed theconfig column from longtext to text
    • New filesarray column in c2psources table for storing multiple file names, partly as a history, can be used to specify some files out of many and is used to continue to manage multiple files
    • More work done to rely on PHP classes, less global variables and better use of objects
    • Some redundant code removed
    • $_POST and $_GET processing security moved to C2P_Requests() class
    • c2pprocess change to csv2postaction
    • New column added to c2psources table "name" for users to name their data source
    • New column added to c2psources table "directory" for multi-file treatment in a single datasource, the "path" column value can change to any file in the directory
    • unexpected output during activation caused by extending class sharing same function name
    • dbDelta() problems fixed with changes to queries
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read

8.1.31

  • Feature Changes
    • Boxes are now proper WP postboxes which can be: moved, hidden, closed
    • Every view is now a registered WordPress page
    • More screens added for various purposes
    • Screen Options available for every page
    • Log screen custom search removed to make the log screen simple and look better
    • Post updating now possible
    • Can now re-apply categories should settings or category terms in data be changed
    • Beta Testing area added, submit your own code to me for adding to testing
  • Technical Notes
    • Improved coding standards in every file
    • Class design improved, more to do
    • Problem with post status fixed
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read

Requires: 3.8.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.2
Last Updated: 2015-5-18
Active Installs: 400+

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