WordCamp Dashboard Widget

Description

Disclaimer: Plugin development is in progress & we are constantly improving the code. If you think code can be improved or have any suggestion feel free to send a PR or open an issue.

We have created this plugin out of personal need to have quick access to list of upcoming WordCamps right from the wp-admin. Plugin displays a widget on dashboard containing the list of upcoming WordCamps with options to search, sort & navigate through list along with direct link to respective wordcamp website. Data is fetched using JSON API (from https://central.wordcamp.org/wp-json/posts?type=wordcamp) and stored in transient for better performance, which is refreshed every day to reflect new data.

Usage

  • Simply activate and widget will displayed on dashboard
  • To display elsewhere use the Shortcode [wordcamps]
  • If your using visual composer you widget for the same is available

Features coming in v1.0

1.Option to refresh data
2.Re-write plugin code
3.Improve data fetching
4.Creating shortcode to display WordCamp list anywhere on website
5.Option to filter wordcamps based on users location/country
6.localization

If you have any suggestions/Feature request that you would like to see in the upcoming releases , feel free to let us know in the issues section

Credits

Screenshots

  • Widget in action

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard

1.Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
2.Search for ‘WordCamp Dashboard Widget’ or upload zip file
3.Activate “Wordcamp Dashboard Widget” from your Plugins page

Manual Installation

1.Download “WordCamp Dashboard Widget”
2.Upload the ‘wordcamp-dashboard-widget’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
3.Activate “WordCamp Dashboard Widget” from your Plugins page.

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Contributors & Developers

“WordCamp Dashboard Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

v0.6

Released on 3rd February 2016

  • Code refactoring to meet WordPress VIP standards
  • UI Tweak
  • Shortcode Support
  • Visual Composer Support

v0.5

Released on 22nd November 2016

  • Fixed UI to to be inline with WordPress
  • Added Twitter profile and hashtag for the WordCamps
  • Fixed fatal error on date conversion

v0.2

Released on 10th October 2016

  • Fixed fatal error on plugin activation
  • Fixed wp_remote_get() fatal error to catch and show user friendly error message
  • Funcitons, text & comments renaming/typos
  • Code comments added at required places
  • Developer friendly error message for easy troubleshooting
  • Fixed cURL error 51 (On some servers)
  • Fixed incorrect WordCamp data sorting (Sorting by date)
  • Fixed cURL error 28: Operation timed out after 5000 milliseconds
  • Fixed scripts & styles to load only on main dashboard page

v0.1.1

Released on 6th October 2016

  • Functions renamed to be unique (as suggested by wordpress.org plugin review)
  • Datatables jquery plugin included locally to remove dependency (as suggested by wordpress.org plugin review)
  • wordpress.org plugin page assets removed
  • Readme updated

v0.1

Released on 28th September 2016

  • Initial plugin release