Jan 22

Just Writing 3.6/3.6.1 Released

Just Writing 3.6/3.6.1 has been released, with better support for WP 4.1:

  • Fixed an incorrect JavaScript function definition that broke IE.
  • Added meta data editing is now supported in Writing mode.
  • Fixed toolbar resizing would sometimes be incorrect due to the browser lagging behind showing various UI objects.
  • Updated preview button to check for modifications and notify the user before opening the preview window.
Jan 06

Just Writing 3.5 Released

Just Writing 3.5 is the first beta release of WordPress 4.1 support.  There are a few notes on the WP4.1 support:

  •  There is no text mode editor at this time.  Most of the code is in place to support it but at the moment switching between them corrupts the post so it has been disabled.
  • Switching between the edit page and writing mode, unlike the old DFWM, requires a full page load.
  • There are a few hard coded pieces around, so there may be some weird effects with non-english languages.
  • At the moment, only editing the post title and body are supported, however the rest of the post meta data will be added over the next few releases after the base code is stabilized.
Jan 05

Monthly Update – January 1, 2015

Here’s what’s in the pipeline over the next few months:

  • Super Secret Project: At a standstill but should get some attention after Just Writing.
  • Super Secret Project #2: On hold, the need that this was driven by has been pushed back.
  • Just Writing: 3.0 Released – As expected WordPress 4.1 broke Just Writing, 3.0 was a compatibility release that simply disabled itself on WP 4.1 or higher.  I have a new design in place to support WP4.1 and coding is coming along well on it, I expect to have something released early in the new year.
  • Post by Type Access: 2.2 Released – Post by Type Access was my first WordPress plugin and as I’ve started using it in a few new circumstances I found it needed some updates.  The primary change here was moving away from the built in WordPress functions to determine category counts as they really didn’t return the right information.  I don’t expect any other changes will be required for a while.
Dec 30

WordPress 4.1 and Just Writing… Update!

As I’ve mentioned many times now, WordPress 4.1’s new distraction free writing mode is incompatible with Just Writing.  As such it requires a completely new approach for Just Writing and lots of new code.

I now have a working version of Just Writing up and running on WordPress 4.1 and over the next few days I’ll test it on some production sites to make sure it works as expected.

That should mean Just Writing 3.5 will be out sometime during the first week of January.

For the next couple of releases I will treat the new code as beta quality, with the “official” support starting with version 4.0.

Expect some bugs and probably quite a few releases until 4.0 gets complete.

Dec 17

Just Writing 3.0 Released

Just Writing 3.0 is primarily an internal update release to handle WordPress 4.1.  Note the new DFWM in WordPress 4.1 is not supported at this time, but I will be looking at a couple of options for it in the next few releases:

  • Major restructuring to better support multiple WordPress versions.
  • Unified user options in to a single array instead of many individual settings in the database.
Dec 01

Monthly Update – December 1, 2014

Here’s what’s in the pipeline over the next few months:

  • Super Secret Project: Still in development, but coming along better now.
  • Super Secret Project #2: Well the self imposed deadline is looking less likely :(.
  • Just Writing: 2.18 Released – WordPress 4.1 will have a new DFW mode that Just Writing won’t do much with, but it looks like the current DFW mode will still be available and Just Writing will re-enable it and continue to extend it.  Once the WP 4.1 RC is out I plan to do a code clean up and strip out support for some of the older bits (like the HTML colour picker instead of the JavaScript ones).  An update to the preferences storage system is ready to go and I believe I have a design for a new editing mode which will likely be the way forward after 4.1.
Nov 03

Monthly Update – November 3, 2014

Here’s what’s in the pipeline over the next few months:

  • Super Secret Project: Still in development, but coming along better now.
  • Super Secret Project #2: Well the self imposed deadline is looking less likely :(.
  • Just Writing: 2.18 Released – The current proposals for WordPress 4.1 do not look good for Just Writing, so a complete rewrite looks to be required.  Before 4.1 comes out I’ll have to do a release that effectively disables Just Writing.  I plan to do a code clean up and strip out support for some of the older bits (like the HTML colour picker instead of the JavaScript ones).  Also planned will be an update to the preferences storage system.  I believe I have a design for a new editing mode which will likely be the way forward after 4.1.
Oct 29

Just Writing 2.18 Released

Just Writing 2.18 is a feature release to add the following:

  • Added browser full screen option.
  • Added css to move the spinner/saved/error messages when saving in full screen outside of the toolbar to a positional span under the buttons.
  • Updated profile screen to only display options if the user has edit_pages or edit_posts capability.