King Widget Framework
The King Widget Framework contains a bunch of files and libraries on which all of the King Widgets depend. Without those files none of the King Widgets will work! The Framework resides in the /plugins/king-includes/ – Folder.
I decided to put often used functionality into those files, to make developing and maintaining widgets smoother.
Those of you that are already using my King widgets might askes themselves why to upgrade .. well i implemented a better AJAX foldable Admin Menu, made some css improvements and cleaned up the folder structure.
Check out this little screencast (sorry for the format was just a fast shot):
The Framework includes:
- one Language file for all King Widgets (currently only german)
- CSS Styles for widgets
- JS used in Widgets
- Images for Adminarea
- php libraries for Forms and Admin Head includes
Since those are a a couple of files, it is kinda hard to give the framework an overall numbering scheme. Therefore I´ll keep track of the changes in a changelog.txt file and go by date. The php and css files aditionally have an internal version numbering.
For future changes I´ll always put up the whole framework (Folder king-includes) so you can simply replace your existing files with that.
Yes i know i need a public SVN .. we are working on that and some more changes to make our wordpress plugins, themes and widgets easier available.
Version 0.70 – 03.09.06
- new function to have a comma separated list in the "where ot show on sitearea "
- updated language file
- Framework now has version numbering + remote version check with a Plugininterface to accomplish that
– minor bugfixes + language strings
added functions to have a widgets options dump for easy transfer of set options. The King Login Wdget is right now the first to test this functionality. Other widget will follow when it proves itself stable
Inside the folder there is also a changelog file
Place the folder in the zip -> "king-includes" into WordPress Plugins folder -> wp-content/plugins/
Activate the Framework in Adminarea. The Activation is mainly to have a remote version check. With the time there will more options added to it.
CSS Background Images in Widgets Admin are not shown.
If you have your WordPress installation inside a subfolder on your webspace e.g. ww.mySuperSite/wordpress/ you need to adopt the background image pathes in the CSS-Style Sheet. Those background images give your widget headers and the king widget menus a nicer look.
Look for those lines in king-includes/css/king_widget.css
append your install sub directory in front of the line:
Internet Explorer shows all Menu´s open
I tried 4 hours to get by a ie bug and have not found a decent solution yet. If you are still using IE, well … that´s your problem, you will not be able to see those nice sliding menu´s. The bug shut the widgets admin menu´s directly after you opened them.
Please get yourself a descent browser:
The good News … I implemented a css style hack so that you can still set all King Widget Options and therefore use all King Widgets. All Menu Options of the widget are initally expanded.
Hopefully one of our CSS Freakz can give me a hand with this, or maybe you find a solution!
You are already using some King Widgets
Replace the king-includes folder with the new one. Grab yourself the new Version of the King widget you are using.
Version 0.68 from 03.07. July 2006
PreviousVersion from 22. June 2006