First off, apologies for not touching this plugin since last August. I’ve been busy with schoolwork since then.
I recognize that this plugin in its current state is very limited and causes a number of conflicts in certain situations, and so I am planning to start work on a complete rewrite of the plugin within the next week or two. If you have any comments or suggestions for how this plugin could be improved, please let me know.
I am working on using this on a PTA website. Someone suggested instead of “Email” column, link the names instead for email. I responded that from a usability perspective, people may expect a bio or something about that person rather than an email. So what about an email icon by the name?
Might have an option to add phone numbers (can use description for this, though).
Interestingly enough, this plugin originated from code that I had previously written for a PTA website. Funny how that works out!
My current plans for version 2.0 include writing this plugin to utilize some of the WordPress infrastructures for managing data, which should allow for bios, pictures, and other custom fields to be defined for officers, and even provide them with their own directory page. Thanks for the suggestions.
Just finished building it. It looks great. One annoyance… the : in Position: Officer: Email: and in the position types. I looked at the plugin and couldn’t figure out where to pull it out. Plus colons are dangerous because they can be part of the code.
I don’t know how hard it is to add a form in the admin to select the color of the table, font, backgrounds. When I am longer the webmaster of the PTA site, the next person will most likely not know CSS. So I try to make it as easy as possible to update the site without touching CSS.
How far along are you with version 2.0? I am trying to decide whether to go ahead and install this for a new client, or to consider it a dead development.
Although I’m not dead personally, I haven’t had a chance to get very far along on this, and I’m really sorry about that. I’m on my winter break now so I might try to make an effort to get back to this little plugin in the next week or two, but I don’t want to make any promises at this point.
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