Today we’ve released a new update of the Simple Events Calendar plugin. We’ve gotten so much really good feedback and we took it all onboard in developing and further improving the plugin. So what did we do?
- Month and day names are now localized based on your language settings in WordPress. So if your installation of WordPress is in Dutch, events will now be displayed as “do maart 17”.
- Events can now be edited! So if you’ve made a typo or the times of the event have changed, you can easily just go into the Simple Events Calendar, click the “Edit” button, just change whatever you want changed and press “Update event”.
- The description field was always limited to 250 characters, but would just cut off anything exceeding that limit. Now as you type you will see a counter showing you how many characters are left. (If you wish to add more info to an event, just write a post/page for the event and add the URL of it to the event in the Event URL field.)
- You no longer enter an end date, but only and end time. As an event will never last for 24 hours in one go, it didn’t really make sense to fill in (and display) and end date. In case of a three day event, most of the time it will be several hours during each event day. In this case, just create an event for each individual day.
- More languages for the admin panel. Initially it will include Dutch and French and German will be added soon. If you wish to help us add more languages, please let us know which language you could translate to.
- Limit the number of events to be displayed. You can now add limit=x to limit the maximum number of events to be displayed. So if you have stored 20 events but you only wish to display the first 3 upcoming events, just add [events limit=3].
As you can tell, we’ve added so much extra functionality to the plugin that we decided to call this our first official release and labeled this version 1.0.
Again we’re really looking forward to hearing from you. Just to say thanks or with feedback how we could make the Simple Events Calendar even better.
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