Magic Fields 1.3 was released

Magic Fields 1.3 is out, and come with a good number of new features and less bugs.

I’m going to speak a little about the new features.

New Features:

New type of Custom field called “Related Type”.

In Magic Fields 1.3 exists a new custom field type called “Related Type” with this type of field we can make relation between write panels. For example if we are working in our portfolio and we has a write panel called “clients” and a write panel called “services” we can now related some client with many posts “services”, this new field open a new field of ideas and possibilities.

Adding multimedia buttons to the multiline custom field.

Now is more easy add images and files in the multiline custom field, was added more buttons for doing this more easily.

Adding a new engine for make the validations.

this is the most exciting new feature of this release, was rewrote the “engine” for make validations in the custom fields, now Magic Fields use this jquery library for make the validations, with this in the next version will be add a new rules of validations for the custom fields!

Finish the support for the i18n.

Soon we will explain how translate Magic Fields to your language.

Removing obsolete Code.

One of the things to we personally enjoy is make Magic Fields more lighter, We continue removing and refactoring the code for make the footprint of Magic Fields more smaller. In this release was removed a repeated libraries of jquery.js and ui.jquery.js.

This project is made it in our free time and not has any company behind his development for that we are very grateful with the people to encourage us making donations for continue the development.

Thanks to:

  • Jens Wedin
  • Jan Ramroth
  • Eivind  Skjellum
  • Albert Ariza

And also we want say thanks to all the people to are helping us doing another kind of donations, like making patches for Magic Fields, reporting bugs and helping us giving support for others users and in general all who gave us any kind of feed back for this plugin.

And just for finish, you can found the documentation of Magic Fields here:
for now only in spanish, if you has a little free time help us translating the documentation from spanish to your language.

[UPDATE] Was reported a critical bug when is created a new page in a write panel,  we are going to release a new  tag with this fixed (version 1.3.1)  thanks for the report!
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Magic Fields 1.3-beta was released

In the last release we had a very short time for make testing and this was our own fault.

As results of this we had to create a new quickly release (the version 1.2.1) with a critical fix and after of this we found another serious bug. For that now will be separate for more time each release for has a enough time for make testing.

So thinking on this now we will release the version 1.3-beta. if you want to help us to testing this release you can download it here and if you found a bug or issue feel free to leave a comment or open a message in the support group. indicating in the title of the message to this is a bug related with the 1.3-beta version

New features to maybe you want to know for test this beta:

  • New field type: Related Type (thanks to Wouter de Winter for this)
  • Adding a new engine for make the validations be use   this plugin with this in future releases will be added a new rules of validations (for now only can be used the “required – not can be empty” rule)
  • Fix in the Image  custom field
  • Now when a group no has custom fields this group is not appear  in the  post/page  (with this “magic fields custom fields” group can be hide)
  • bug fixed when a metabox is dragged and dropped and this metabox has a multiline custom field (before when the box was dragged the content of the multiline field disappear)
  • removing more obsolete code
  • added a little dropdown in the date custom field for choice the year in the calendar
  • added option for the user can  choice the “parent page”   when  a write panel type page is created
  • Adding media buttons in the custom field  multiline  for upload images and filess

Tutorials!

One of the most bigger issues in Magic Fields was the lack of documentation, learn how use Magic Fields was a hard task but this going to change soon.

Hunk the last week  spent his time writing a good  number of tutorials you can found them here:  http://wiki.magicfields.org/doku.php?id=es:tutorials

If you are user of Magic Fields i’m sure to you realize to our english is not perfect for that reason our first concern for write the documentation was not be able to be the enough clear for explain how magic fields works

For that we  take the decision of write the documentation in our mother language and  wait for somebody to help us to move this  documentation to another  language, if you want to help us to move the documentation to another lang feel free to  register as user in the wiki of magic fields and start to translate.


Magic Fields 1.2 was released

Magic Fields logo

Magic Fields logo

Magic fields 1.2 is out and this is our first release with new features.

In this entry we will speak a little about to what is new in this version, we  hope to you enjoy  this new release :)

New Features.

Condense Menu mode.

In our first release a lot of people ask us for add the “condense” feature made by Doc4 (http://bit.ly/8Gy9q) and now this feature is part of the Magic Fields.

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And we added a little improvement for this new mode, when the user  see the “edit” page while has the “condense menu”  mode active  will be appear a new column with the name of which write panel belongs the post.

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New Functions for get data in the frontend.

One of the weak points of the last version was the performance. For get the values of a Duplicate group was neccesary did a bunch of calls of the “get” function. So in this new version was added new ways to get the data.

get_field_duplicate: When we has a duplicate field with many values now we can get the data in this way:

In this image we has a duplicate field with some values:

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And in the theme we can get this values using this:
And we will get this result: list get_group: In a duplicate group with many fields like this: groups_duplicates And in the theme we can get this values using this:

And we will get this result:

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gen_image: Now  is possible create new thumbs of our images dynamically   for example if we has a image custom field.

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We can do something like this:

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Using this code:

Add a new option for hide non-standart content in Post panel.

normally  in the edit page in the Post panel appears all the posts created with and without writepanels, with this option we can only display the posts created without write panels.

Tooltip feature.

Sometimes can be confused for the clients knows  for what is each custom field in the write panel now we can add a message and this will be appear as a tooltip in our custom field page.

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We want say thanks.

In this last month many people help us to improve   Magic Fields and we want say thanks to them :)

  • Jeff Minard: Helped us adding new features and fixing bugs.
  • Michael Bayard: For the Magics Field Logo.
  • Carlos Mendoza: For the new help text feature.
  • Doc4: For the Condense Menu mode.
  • Sascha Schwartz:  Donation
  • Dan Armstrong: Donation

Giving Support to WordPress MU.

In this  release we wanted add support to WordPress MU unfortunately we can’t finish to test in deep the support for WordPress Mu, but we has a beta version, if you has time to help us, please download this package and test it :)

Any  bug to you found it let us know in the  support group.

You can download the beta version here: Magicfields-wpmu-beta


Support Group For magic fields.

Edgar the last night create a google group for give support of magic fields. Please if you have some doubt,suggestion or your need support don’t hesitate to publish a message.

The  google group is:

http://groups.google.com/group/magic-fields