Moo.WP Renamed

Beginning next week (hopefully), moo.wp will be archived and a new release will present itself. As of this new release moo.wp will now be known and WP-JStoolkit. This coincides with the restructuring of the moo.fx family into mootools. New features other than containing the modular mootools, will include a wp-jstoolkit.js which is editable from the admin panel. What mootools brings to the table now is a completely modular, and lightweight javascript toolkit. In previous versions of moo.fx and family, there was a dependency on prototype or prototype.lite, now mootools is completely independent of prototype, but can accept prototype style commands to retain backward compatibility. Previously when moo.wp was released, mootools was still having some compatibility issues, now it seems to be fully functional, and therefore warrants inclusion.

-John Havlik

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moo.wp 1.0 arrives

Moo.wp, the mootoolkit manager plug-in for WordPress is now considered stable and acceptable for mass distribution. Build 30, also know as 1.0, now includes moo.dom for DOM support if the prototype.lite library is used. More updates may come with time, but as for now development for moo.wp is completed. Grab 1.0 from the moo.wp page.

-John Havlik

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moo.wp-r2 is here

Come and get it while it’s hot. The mootoolkit manager for WordPress is available now for per-release testing. Just go on the side bar to Moo.wp to arrive at the plug-in’s page. This release is fully functional and ready for developer integration. For plug-in writers, just check for the moowp_display() function to verify that moowp is installed and working. Release 2, or rather per-release 2 contains moo.fx 1.2.3, moo.fx.pack 1.2.4, moo.AJAX 1.0, prototype.lite, and prototype 1.4.0. On the backend there are idiot-resistant checks that keep dependencies fulfilled to reduce errors. Hopefully this will be helpful for some one out there.

-John Havlik

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Testimonials Beta 2 – Just Hours Away

That’s right; Testimonials beta 2 will be ready for public consumption in a day or so. Code cleaning takes place on a regular basis now, as the code becomes more mature. Only one major admin panel change could be made, in which a few options would be available to set instead of in the plug-in file, but that is planed to be included in beta 2. More security features made their way into beta 2, including the ability to remove html tags from testimonials.

-John Havlik

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Here Comes AJAX

As of this writing the Testimonials plug-in is mostly written, with all essential backend code in place. Users are able to view, and submit their own testimonial at will. These submitted testimonials aren’t viewable until they are approved by an administrator. In the administration panel, an administrator may add in, approve, unapproved, delete, and edit testimonials. All variables represented in the database for each testimonial may be edited in the testimonial’s individual edit page, even its unique ID. This was to overcome a slight issue that to resolve completely would require too many extra database reads and writes. Now work resumes on the layout end and AJAX functions for the plug-in. One last feature set would be nice to add to the admin panel is an option for randomizing the first seen testimonial. I just need to figure out where/how other plug-ins have been saving their settings as WordPress doesn’t specify a certain location in their API documentation.

I’m considering creating a Moo.fx plug-in for WordPress, so that various plug-ins can share a common library instead of many separate ones. It’ll have an admin panel that allows to select the inclusion of various parts of the Moo.fx family, incase not all of them are needed. Then all plug-ins with Moo.fx/prototype dependencies can just look for the function wp_moo.fx and if it exists, they can use that instead of adding redundant lines to the head of the xHtml document.

-John Havlik

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