ClassicPress plugins from azurecurve

ClassicPress PluginsI created this blog in June 2011 with WordPress and for a couple of years I used plugins created by other people. However, as I started looking for more advanced functionality, I found that there were either no plugins which did what I wanted or, at best, did most of what I wanted, but not everything or things I didn’t like.

I’d worked in PHP previously (including writing my own MVC framework), and decided that I would have a go at writing my own WordPress plugins; by December 2018, I had a library of 25 WordPress plugins which are in the WordPress Plugin Repository.

In November 2018, I started looking at ClassicPress, a hard fork of WordPress, as a way of avoiding the new Gutenberg editor introduced in WordPress. In March 2019, I started rewriting the plugins specially for ClassicPress.

Code was improved, security enhanced and new functionality added; in addition, I also wrote several new plugins just for ClassicPress. All of my plugins for ClassicPress are listed below; clicking a tile will take you to my Development site which has details of the plugin:

Add Open Graph TagsAdd Twitter CardsAvatarsBBCodeBreadcrumbsCall-out BoxesCodeComment ValidatorConditional LinksDisplay After Post ContentFiltered CategoriesFlagsFloating Featured ImageGallery From FolderGet GitHub FileIconsImagesInsult GeneratorLoop InjectionMarkdownMobile DetectionMultisite FaviconNearbyPage IndexPost ArchiveRSS FeedRSS SuffixSeries IndexShortcodes in CommentsShortcodes in WidgetsSidebar LoginTag CloudTaxonomy IndexTaxonomy OrderTheme SwitcherTimelinesTo TwitterToggle Show/HideURL Shortener

The above list of plugins will automatically update as new plugins are released.

ClassicPress Development with GitHub: Creating release zips

GitHubWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with GitHub.

In the last post of this series, when discussing creating a release, I mentioned that you should upload a zip file containing the release code.

While users can download the source code directly, this will leave -master on the folder name. By creating a release zip, you can avoid this.

I have developed quite a few plugins for ClassicPress and have instances where I make changes to several plugins for release at the same time. To make this easier, I have a Windows batch command which will call 7-zip to compress all folders, in the same folder as the batch file, as zip files:

for /d %%X in (*) do "c:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -xr!.git\ -xr!*~ "%%X.zip" "%%X\"

I didn’t create this command line statement all on my own, but think I might have added the argument to exclude files with a .git suffix. Unfortunately, I started using it a few months ago and do not remember from where the original script came.

ClassicPress Development with GitHub: Create Release

GitHubWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with GitHub.

When developing with GitHub, you can make a release; this is a way of grouping together all of the changes since the last release to make it easy to download that particular code set. One point to note, is that while GitHub will automatically create a zip of the source code, this isn’t suitable to use for a ClassicPress release as it will include -master in the contained directory name. However, you can upload a zip file containing the code in the correct folder.

To create a new release, load the repository page on GitHub and click the releases button (red ringed):

Repository page

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azurecurve ClassicPress Plugin: Get GitHub File

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is a brand new one written for ClassicPress; Get Github File.

Functionality

Gets the content of a file from a GitHub repository and outputs using a shortcode.

Settings allow default options, such as author, folder, filename to be specified. Additional options to allow the removal or conversion of WordPress headers in readme.txt files.

Available shortcode parameters:

  • account – account on GitHub
  • branch – branch to get file from
  • folder – folder containing the file
  • file – file to get from GitHub repository
  • repository – name of GitHub repository
  • startfrom – text in file to start outputting from (e.g. # Description)
  • htmlastext – 1 to output HTMl as text and 0 to output as HTML
  • shortcodesastext – 1 to output shortcodes as text and 0 to output as shortcode
  • wordpresstitles – remove/ignore/convert

All parameters except repository can be defined as defaults in settings.

Output is in markdown, but use of a plugin such as Markdown by azurecurve can convert this markdown to HTML markup.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit: Revert Last Commit

TortoiseGitWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit which is a sub-series of the ClassicPress Development with GitHub series.

When you have changes committed to GitHub, you need to make a release of your plugin. Making a release has two main benefits:

  1. It labels the files in the repository with a tag making it easy to download a particular version of the plugin.
  2. You can upload a zip file containing the plugin folder giving a zip file which users can download and upload to their ClassicPress site.

To create a release, open the GitHub repository page and click the releases link at the top (ringed in red):

Github repository

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ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit: Commit

TortoiseGitWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit which is a sub-series of the ClassicPress Development with GitHub series.

Once the repository has been cloned and changes made, you need to submit the changes back to the repository to keep control of changes. This is referred to as a “commit”. To commit your change, right-click the folder (or file) to commit and select Git Commit -> “master” on the context menu:

Git Commit

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ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit: Clone Repository

TortoiseGitWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit which is a sub-series of the ClassicPress Development with GitHub series.

With TortoiseGit installed we can start using it for managing source control on projects. The first thing you will want to do is to make a copy of your GitHub repository on your PC so you can amend files. In TortoiseGit terms this is done by cloning the repository.

On my local PC I have a folder called Plugins into which I want to close a repository. To do this, right-click the folder and select Git Clone from the context menu:

Right-click menu showing the clone option

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ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit: Update

TortoiseGitWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit which is a sub-series of the ClassicPress Development with GitHub series.

TortoiseGit is like any other application and should be updated when an update is available. Fortunately, it comes with automatic updates includes. You will receive a popup telling you there is an update available; click Download to download the new version:

Check For Updates - TortoiseGit: New version available

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ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit: First run

TortoiseGitWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit which is a sub-series of the ClassicPress Development with GitHub series.

On the last stage of installing TortoiseGit had the run First Start Wizard marked. When the First Start Wizard launches, select your language and click Next:

First Start Wixzard - TortoiseGit: Welcome to TortoiseGit

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ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit: Install TortoiseGit for Windows

TortoiseGitWhen I started developing plugins for ClassicPress I decided that I needed to be using source control. As ClassicPress is intending to use GitHub for their plugin directory, it made sense for me to use it as well. This post is part of a series on ClassicPress Development with TortoiseGit which is a sub-series of the ClassicPress Development with GitHub series.

With Git for Windows installed, we can move onto installing TortoiseGit itself. TortoiseGit can be downloaded from here:

Download TortoiseGit

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