Tom, can you post the plugin to Code4Lib's github so we can have a crack
Ross, I'm not sure how many folks on this list were aware of the Drupal
upgrade troubles. Regardless, I don't think it's constructive to put
new ideas on halt until it gets done. Not everyone's a Drupal
developer, but they could contribute in other ways.
On 12/4/12 10:27 AM, Tom Keays wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Seriously, folks, if we can't even figure out how to upgrade our Drupal
>> instance to a version that was released this decade, we shouldn't be
>> discussing *new* implementations of *anything* that we have to host
> Not being one to waste a perfectly good segue...
> The Code4Lib Journal runs on WordPress. This was a decision made by the
> editorial board at the time (2007) and by and large it was a good one. Over
> time, one of the board members offered his technical expertise to build a
> few custom plugins that would streamline the workflow for publishing the
> journal. Out of the "box", WordPress is designed to publish a string of
> individual articles, but we wanted to publish issues in a more traditional
> model, with all the issues published at one time and arranged in the issue
> is a specific order. We could (and have done) all this manually, but having
> the plugin has been a real boon for us.
> The Issue Manager plugin that he wrote provided the mechanism for:
> a) preventing articles from being published prematurely,
> b) identifying and arranging a set of final (pending) articles into an
> issue, and
> c) publishing that issue at the desired time.
> That person is no longer on the Journal editorial board and upkeep of the
> plugin has not been maintained since he left. We're now several
> WordPress releases
> behind, mainly because we delayed upgrading until we could test if doing so
> would break the plugins. We have now tested, and it did. I won't bore you
> with the details, but if we want to continue using the plugin to manage our
> workflow, we need help.
> Is there anybody out there with experience writing WordPress plugins that
> would be willing to work with me to diagnose what has changed in the
> WordPress codex that is causing the problems and maybe help me understand
> how to prevent this from happening again with future releases?
> Tom Keays / [log in to unmask]
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