CG-FlashyTitles: sIFR 2.0 for WordPress…
My first entry into the plugin competition (not sent in yet…) is a drop-in system for sIFR title replacements in WP. I’d love ANY feedback die-hard users might have by midday tomorrow, ranging from the readme, to the overall functionality…
I’m also working on a bunch of other entries, so this is only my first post. rush, rush, rush to the finish line! 😉
Mr. Chiat, you are a maniac (in the best possible way)
keep doin’ what you doin’ baby…
dss- Heh, thanks! And paypal donations are ALWAYS accepted! 😉 They take credit cards too… 🙂 🙂
marc- no biggie. whenever you can email, that’d be great.
FYI, I’ve posted an interim 0.9 build to my site. It has one really minor change in the code, but a MAJOR change to the overall zip: only the sIFR 2.0.1 included fonts are now included. I found out that some of the fonts weren’t actually ‘free’.
I’m now going to set up my own page on CHAITGEAR (for the moment) with some definitely free/public domain fonts — I just downloaded Flash MX 30-day trial, which should hopefully allow me to go run some batch-conversions so you all will have some fonts to play with! 😉
Well, in the morning. 🙂
Oh, and Marc – I updated locally to PHP5. Broke somebody else’s plugin, but no problems with FlashyTitles. I’m wondering if there’s something else to your site/code/plugins causing the plugins to get double-loaded or something. But whenever you can send along those error reports, I’ll try to take another look. Again, no rush.
David I still have had no chance to send them along. But note my second attempt was for an online blog useing PHP4.3.10. The first attempt was on a home box with PHP 5.
What exactly do you want me to send via Email, I didn’t fully understand your request earlier. Do you desire something more than the two error codes listed in the above posts?
I’ll download your latest version even though it looks like the only change was in the fonts. One never knows does one, when it comes to this silly digital nonsense 🙂
this great plugin doesnÂ´t work for me, the currently version on your hp is 0.9
i tried yesterday evening with no yuxxes and this morning again, perhaps this failure code can help you fix something
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_sifr_font_list() (previously declared in ……..wp-content/plugins/cg-flashytitles.php:112)
in …….wp-content/plugins/cg-flashytitles.php on line 133
hope i can work soon with this plugin, paypal is on its way m8!! 🙂
Can you guys tell me what other plugins you are running? I’m just wondering if there’s something in particular causing the issue.
Anyone willing to let me guinea-pig your site (dev or production) for a bit late one night? Or even better, set up a subdir with a brand new wp15, install FlashyTitles, and have it fail, and give me ftp access and an admin account on the sub-blog. That’d give me an isolated environment, and when I’m done debugging you can just dump the extra tables from your DB.
If I can just have access to your site for a little bit, within a few minutes should be able to debug how the frack the thing is being included twice on your boxes but not mine! 😉
Thanks guys! Much appreciated.
Marc – not a problem. I’m guessing the same issue is going on overall, just no clue why it’d exhibit differently on different boxes — should show up everywhere or nowhere (unless there’s some other plugin/something causing this…).
okay, I’ve debugged the issues. folks shouldn’t have quite as many problems now. however, read on, as there are some important notes. (more has been added to the README to keep this all in one place)
First, I haven’t been testing on anything but 1.5.1 or later. If you are running builds before 1.5.1, I can’t guarantee compatability — but this new version TRIES to do just a little bit to be more compatible with 1.5 release.
Before 1.5.1, the admin menu hooks worked differently. So I quickly hacked in that if I get double-included from the admin interface, assume I need to call my own admin panel function. That got the panel showing. Then I needed to handle a WHOLE bunch of other cases that were getting screwed up by the double-inclusion.
Obviously, the plugin also assumes all the following actions/hooks are in place in admin or site themes:
Without those actions/hooks, I can’t automagically insert myself. If your theme is missing the wp_head/wp_footer hooks, you’ll need to make them yourself.
I also need full write privs to the wp-content folder for the script to be able to write the data file out. In Marc’s case, it needed world/public write privs added, then worked fine.
There was also an issue that I was grabbing the ‘home’ url instead of the ‘siteurl’ wp path. Turned out Marc’s home url included ‘index.php’ versus just the path. I now grab the siteurl, which I assume should never reference a code file directly.
Marc’s site was completely functional with my new code. I’ll upload it as 1.0 to my site right now, since that seems to have caught the major issues, and will add notes to the readme as well.
Too bad I couldn’t have caught this all a few days earlier — some of the contest judges might have all these issues. Well, they can always grab 1.0! 😉 😉
I installed the plugin (1.0) and activated it. When I click on the Flashy option in the admin bar, I get a “No input file specified error”. This would be a fun plugin… if it worked for me. 🙂
What version of WP are you running? I test it against 22.214.171.124 and against a 1.5 beta.
I’m not sure what the error you are getting is coming from. Is the sifr directory inside plugins/ ? That’s the only immediate thing I could think of. Though it’s ALWAYS possible I introduced a bug while fixing other stuff! 😉
Jenna, did you get any further with this? You might want to try the latest release, as it has more 1.5.zzz compatability work to try and allow people to use older WP if needed.
Otherwise, drop me a line at cgcode at chait dot net and we’ll figure it out. 😉
Yes, that’s listed in the readme. That’s one of the sites I’ve been working with to help develop free sIFR font resources. And I’ve recently gotten the okay from a few other Font designers/foundries to make SWF versions of certain fonts. I just haven’t had the time… 😉
I have tried to implement this plugin several times but I still keep receving the same problem every time. I have the latest version [downloaded it again today just to make sure] but every time I save it in the admin panel, I lose my site.
In other words, nothing on the site shows up except for the colour of the body background.
Any ideas as to why this may happen?
Nothing off the top of my head. You mean just activating it the site fails to render? That sounds like a header bug of some sort. Do the admin panels work?
Generally, blank pages are php errors that are occurring but aren’t being shown/output due to php ini settings/etc. Couldn’t say offhand any compatability issues, last I tried it was with 1.5, 1.5.1, 126.96.36.199, all fine, and did some testing on both Linux and Windows environments (apache & IIS). PHP4 and 5 environments. So nothing jumping out. Obv, meant to just drop in and work. 😉
You should feel free to ping me offline at cgcode at chait dot net if you want to discuss further, maybe we can put it through some tests late some night. I do have newer code than what’s up on the site (I think!), but don’t recall any major changes that cause/fix that.
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