I’m Speaking at WordCamp NYC

My presentation titled “The Power of Custom Post Types” was accepted into the DIY track for WordCamp NYC. Yes, it is on Custom Post Types. Inspiring members of the audience to use CPTs in their next project is the aim of the presentation. In the presentation I will be covering the basics of CPTs, showing a few cool tips and tricks, and showcasing some cool plugins that use CPTs (including one I have been working on for the past five months). There will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions.

BTW, for those of you in the Twin Cities, you can get a preview of both my presentation, and Josh Leuze‘s presentation titled “jQuery the WordPress Way”at the next MSP WordPress meeting. Free pizza and beverages are provided by the Nerdery.

-John Havlik

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WP Lynx 0.4.0

Has it really been over a year since 0.3.0? This release does not contain a ton of new features, but rather some bug fixes, and other updates that allows it to play nicer with WordPress 3.3. There is a new help menu, with some useful information on the settings page. Content filtering has been improved so that it is less likely that junk will get scraped.

Per the roadmap, the real interesting release will be 0.5.0, which will support the relevant portions of Facebook’s Open Graph format. Look for that release in the early summer.

-John Havlik

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WP Lynx 2012 Roadmap

It has been over a year since WP Lynx has seen an update. Last December I meant to release 0.4.0, but fell behind on other projects. 0.4.0 is still going to be released, and the plan is sometime in April. There are several bug fixes and tweaks that improve the user experience within WordPress 3.3+. After 0.4.0 will come 0.5.0.

Slated for the 0.5.0 release is the introduction of support for the relevant portions of Facebook’s Open Graph format. Several behind the scenes changes are slated as WP Lynx will be the test platform for the development of the next version of mtekk_adminKit. Expect 0.5 to show up sometime this summer.

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT 4.0.2

This is the second bug fix release of the 4.0 branch of Breadcrumb NavXT. There were a few fixes in this release. The included widget was updated to support Schema.org’s breadcrumb microdata replacing the deprecated RDFa and Microformat support. Multisite WordPress installs should see the mainsite breadcrumb being linked again. Default settings for CPTs and custom taxonomies should be applied properly when bcn_display() or bcn_display_list() is called.

Users of the translations will notice that the updated Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish translations load properly now. Additionally, Estonian and Azerbaijani translations are now available props to Martin Orn and Zaur Bayramov. Note that in this release the following translations were not included due to incompleteness:

  • German
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Japanese

If you are interested in picking up these translations, please contact me so I can give you access to the Breadcrumb NavXT translation project.

You can grab the latest version of Breadcrumb NavXT from the Breadcrumb NavXT page.

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT 4.0.1

This is the first bug fix release of the 4.0 branch of Breadcrumb NavXT. There were two issues fixed in this release. The first was the line 591 and line 646 errors in multisite installs. The second bug involves attachments of custom post types, they will now obey the root page setting for that post type. Additionally, this is the first version of Breadcrumb NavXT to include a Norwegian translation, props to Jan Rosvoldsve.

You can grab the latest version of Breadcrumb NavXT from the Breadcrumb NavXT page.

-John Havlik

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