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Featurific For WordPress

An effortless but powerful interface to Featurific Free, the featured story slideshow. (Similar to the 'featured' widget on time.com, msn.c

1.6.2 (10/21/11) Added support for checking loop.php file before index.php and home.php (in determining where to insert Featurific) (to support Twenty Ten theme and derivatives/relatives).

1.6.1 (Re-release) (1/27/10) Bugfix in get_home_template_of_theme() for changed $theme['Template Dir'] behavior. Not releasing as a new version since anyone who is currently using the plugin mananged to get it working without this fix.

1.6.1 (12/31/09) Removed FeaturificFree.swf from the download and added a download helper to facilitate obtaining/installing FeaturificFree. Also improved the 'code-reuse' of the plugin, rewriting some functions to be less repetitive.

1.6.0 (6/22/09) Added the 'Random' post selection type (sponsored by TheChive.com).

1.5.7 (6/15/09) Fixed a bug that prevented data.xml files from being generated in high-volume and image-heavy blogs. Only one image per post is processed now (the first image, available via the '%image_1%' tag). Before, all images were parsed which caused high server load during data.xml generation, causing blogs on shared hosts or blogs with large amounts of posts to timeout/run out of memory.

1.5.6 (6/12/09) Fixed some bugs in the templates included in the archive.

1.5.5 (6/12/09) Upgrading to reflect (successful) testing with WP 2.8. Also including an updated version of FeaturificFree.swf.

1.5.4 (4/6/09) Added a call to ini_get('allow_url_fopen') in featurific_get_template_library() to check if file_get_contents() will fail. If so, null is returned. This is only a temporary workaround - The better, long-term solution, is to use the WP_Http class in http.php instead of file_get_contents() at all (falling back on file_get_contents() if the WP_Http class isn't available (e.g. on older WP installations)).

1.5.3 (3/30/09) Updated default template to be Time.com (Transparent).

1.5.2 (3/30/09) Fixed some svn template issues.

1.5.1 (3/26/09) Modified ordering of featurific.php's WP metadata comment and the GNU license header comment. This restores the auto-update plugin functionality. Also, fixed a bug that prevented the data.xml file from being generated if the template file/dir is inadvertently deleted (manually or via the auto-upgrade process).

1.5.0 (3/26/09) Releasing changes to public. Tested with WP 2.7.1.

1.4.8 (3/24/09) Added improved template installation experience through 'auto installer', greatly reducing initial download size.

1.4.7 (2/9/09) Fixed a minor bug that prevented loading of images with spaces in their filenames. Added some RTL-enabled themes, as well as implemented the related WordPress to Featurific interface for specifying the RTL option.

1.4.6 (1/29/09) Added RTL (Right To Left text) support.

1.4.5 (1/21/09) Fixed a bug in which '<' and '>' were not escaped correctly during the translation from post data to screen XML.

1.4.4 (12/30/08) Documentation update.

1.4.4 (12/30/08) Releasing changes since 1.3.5 to public. Tested (with no issues) in WP 2.7.

1.4.2 (9/3/08) Fixed a minor bug with the category restriction's in_array() call ('Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in...')

1.4.1 (9/3/08) Added a user-configurable option for choosing whether to serve up the cached image files dynamically (via PHP) or statically (via the web server). Also modified the related administration page slightly.

1.4.0 (8/28/08) Fixed a bug that caused Featurific to behave somewhat erratically when used in conjunction with [gallery] shortcodes. Featurific should now work fine with the built-in WordPress gallery shortcode, as well as third-party galery plugins such as NextGen Gallery. Also added a user-configurable option for choosing whether to serve up the data.xml dynamically (via PHP) or statically (via the web server).

1.3.6 (8/08) Internal version.

1.3.5 (7/28/08) Fixed a bug that caused the plugin to use incorrect URLs in slideshow generation when the blog had been moved from one location (e.g. myblog.com/wordpress) to another location (e.g. myblog.com). (A method leveraging the_permalink() is now used rather than using $post['guid']). Also fixed a bug that caused images referenced via a relative URL to not be processed/included correctly in the slideshow.

1.3.4 (7/24/08) Fixed a bug introduced in 1.3.1 that caused the Recent Post selection type to return fewer posts than requested, even if more posts were available. Also fixed a bug introduced by WordPress 2.6-ish (get_theme(..)["Template Dir"] no longer contains the string 'wp-content') that caused the automatic insertion algorithm to fail when changing templates. Finally, modified the HTML used to embed FeaturificFree.swf so that it is valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

1.3.3 (7/22/08) Fixed a bug introduced in 1.3.1 that caused funky post selection when using category filtering, as well as a bug in Popular Post selection.

1.3.2 (7/22/08) Fixed a bug introduced in 1.3.1 that prevented images contained within the post from being parsed and included in Featurific.

1.3.1 (7/22/08) Added a call to do_shortcode() to convert shortcodes (e.g. [caption id="" caption="whatever"]) into their resulting HTML (which is then converted to text and displayed in Featurific)

1.3.0 (7/21/08) Added support for category filtering. Also made some minor improvements in error reporting.

1.2.9 (7/7/08) Added a bunch of text in various places to enhance usability. Should not effect program execution.

1.2.8 (7/3/08) Added an auto-upgrade warning to prevent users from overwriting changes/additions made to their templates upon auto-upgrading.

1.2.7 (6/24/08) Fixed a bug that generated invalid input XML when HTML was used in a manual excerpt.

1.2.6 (6/13/08) Moved the image cache table name from a global variable to a function because some systems seemed unable to access the global variable. (Weird...)

1.2.5 (6/12/08) Fixed some path issues that prevented Featurific for WordPress from working on Windows machines.

1.2.4 (6/11/08) Fixed an issue in which custom fields were not properly overriding original values. Also fixed an issue in which the characters '“ ” ‘ ’' were not displaying correctly.

1.2.3 (6/10/08) Fixed one instance of "<?" in featurific.php that should have been "<?php". In systems on which PHP was compiled with short_open_tag set to Off, this would cause the PHP block in question to not be executed. (More information: http://www.daaq.net/old/php/index.php?page=embedding+php&parent=php+basics)

1.2.2 (6/9/08) featurific_show_admin_message_once($message) implemented (and one call to it added). This function is to be called when a minor error occurs that we wish to show to the admin user one time only.

1.2.1 (6/5/08) Added plugin version printout to HTML embedding code for debugging.

1.2 (6/4/08) Changelog added. Unicode Support (UTF-8 encoding) added to FeaturificFree.swf.

Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 100+


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