Post Avatar update coming soon

Yes! Finally! An update for Post Avatar. I’m finishing up the testing and readme so expect the latest version (1.6) to hit within the week.

So what’s changed?

I’ve refactored the code to make use of Settings API and put in a number of features that makes the plugin more extensible. Some more language packs will be available. I’m basically setting the table for future revisions which on my current roadmap includes:

  • Multi-site compatibility
  • Uploading to images folder
  • User images and group images

Post Avatar 1.4

The latest of Post Avatar is here. Mostly coding revisions to take advantage of WordPress APIs and improved security and validation during saving of posts and options. This will be the last version to support PHP 4.

I will be releasing version 1.5 once WordPress 3.2 hits the streets. It’s a major code rewrite. My plan is that future feature requests will be handled as add-ons to Post Avatar so I can keep the code light (hooray for hooks). Plans for the future include support for:

  • pages and custom post types
  • better integration with author gravatars and comments
  • Multi Site installations
  • ability to upload images (am toying with the idea of using custom post types for this

Watch this space for further developments. In the meantime grab 1.4 at the plugin repository

Post Avatar 1.3.2

Post Avatar now has a Polish translation courtesy of Meloniq.

I also added Meloniq’s fix for the loading the translation files. A couple of other changes: data validation has been improved. In particular, custom html within the gkl_postavatar tag must now conform to allowed HTML tags in WordPress (wp_kses).

I fixed a bug that Nate identified wherein other plugins using the “apply_filters” tag would cause the image to appear twice.