Genesis What's New Info

Description

Easy access of the Genesis What’s New Admin overview page – not only on updates but everytime. Makes sense, heh? 🙂

Get Access to Genesis What’s New Admin Page

This simple & lightweight plugin has currently only one task: bring you access to the “What’s New” page for Genesis Framework. You can access it everytime in the left-hand admin menu under “Genesis > What’s New”. (Before this plugin it did only show up when you did an auto update of Genesis.)

Please note: The plugin requires the Genesis Theme Framework, a paid premium product released by StudioPress/ Rainmaker Digital LLC (via studiopress.com).

Video of Plugin’s Live Demo and Walkthrough:


original video link by plugin developer David Decker

Requirements

  • Genesis version 2.6.x or higher (obviously :).
  • At least capability of edit_theme_options for the user.
  • …and the user must have any of the default Genesis admin pages activated in the user profile.

Future Roadmap

  • Maybe further info/ features will be added to this plugin from time to time.
  • Suggestions can be made via contact info below.

Localization

  • English (default) – always included
  • German (de_DE) – always included
  • .pot file (genesis-whats-new-info.pot) for translators is also always included 🙂
  • Easy plugin translation platform: Translate “Genesis What’s New Info”…

Feedback

  • I am open for your suggestions and feedback – Thank you for using or trying out one of my plugins!
  • Drop me a line @deckerweb on Twitter

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Donate

Enjoy using Genesis What’s New Info? Please consider making a small donation to support the project’s continued development.

Idea Behind / Philosophy

Really simple stuff: bring a link to an already existing Genesis admin page to the left-hand admin menu. Result: “Genesis > What’s New”

Credits

Last but not least

Special Thanks go out to my family for allowing me to do such spare time projects (aka free plugins) and supporting me in every possible way!

Screenshots

Installation

NOTE: Only works with Genesis Framework as the parent theme. This is a paid premium product by StudioPress/ Rainmaker Digital LLC, available via studiopress.com.

Installation of Plugin:

  1. Installing alternatives:
    • via Admin Dashboard: Go to Plugins > Add New, search for “Genesis What’s New Info”, click “install”
    • OR via direct ZIP upload: Upload the ZIP package via Plugins > Add New > Upload in your WP Admin
    • OR via FTP upload: Upload genesis-whats-new-info folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the “Genesis” admin page and you’ll see a new sub menu item “What’s New” – which shows you the recent updates for your installed version branch of Genesis Framework.

Note: The “Genesis Framework” is required for this plugin in order to work. If you don’t own a copy it yet, this premium parent theme has to be bought. More info about that you’ll find here: http://ddwb.me/getgenesis

FAQ

Installation Instructions

NOTE: Only works with Genesis Framework as the parent theme. This is a paid premium product by StudioPress/ Rainmaker Digital LLC, available via studiopress.com.

Installation of Plugin:

  1. Installing alternatives:
    • via Admin Dashboard: Go to Plugins > Add New, search for “Genesis What’s New Info”, click “install”
    • OR via direct ZIP upload: Upload the ZIP package via Plugins > Add New > Upload in your WP Admin
    • OR via FTP upload: Upload genesis-whats-new-info folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the “Genesis” admin page and you’ll see a new sub menu item “What’s New” – which shows you the recent updates for your installed version branch of Genesis Framework.

Note: The “Genesis Framework” is required for this plugin in order to work. If you don’t own a copy it yet, this premium parent theme has to be bought. More info about that you’ll find here: http://ddwb.me/getgenesis

Where does the content come from?

It comes straight from Genesis core! This plugin only hooks in a few links to this already existing admin page.

More info on Translations?
  • English – default, always included
  • German (de_DE): Deutsch – immer dabei! 🙂
  • For custom and update-secure language files please upload them to /wp-content/languages/genesis-whats-new-info/ (just create this folder) – This enables you to use fully custom translations that won’t be overridden on plugin updates. Also, complete custom English wording is possible with that as well, just use a language file like genesis-whats-new-info-en_US.mo/.po to achieve that (for creating one see the following tools).

Easy WordPress.org plugin translation platform with GlotPress platform: Translate “Genesis What’s New Info”…

Note: All my plugins are internationalized/ translateable by default. This is very important for all users worldwide. So please contribute your language to the plugin to make it even more useful. For translating and validating I recommend the awesome “Poedit Editor”, which works fine on Windows, macOS and Linux.

Contributors & Developers

“Genesis What's New Info” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.0 – 2018-04-20

  • New: Release on GitHub.com as well (for issues, development etc.), see here: https://github.com/deckerweb/genesis-whats-new-info
  • New: New plugin banner and icon on wordpress.org
  • Fix: Make it work again, requires the newest Genesis version 2.6.0 or higher.
  • Tweak: A few subtle tweaks here and there.
  • Tweak: Updated translations and .pot file.

1.1.1 – 2014-02-02

  • Fix: Fixed PHP notice.

1.1.0 – 2014-01-27

  • New: Added Toolbar integration.
  • Update: Improved translation loading.
  • Update: Minor code and readme adjustments :).
  • Update: Updated German translations and also the .pot file for all translators.

1.0.0 – 2013-07-16

  • Initial release
  • NOTE: This plugin is only for Genesis Version 1.9.x or higher!