Audio Redux + Updated Plugins

I had the pleasure recently of realizing that some of my plugins had disappeared from the WordPress dot org plugins repo because I haven’t updated them in 1.5ish years. Last year at WordCamp San Francisco, I used part of my talk to explain why plugins aren’t always awesome, and me not updating my own plugins is a great example of why. You might think to yourself, “Scott’s pretty good, I’m sure his plugins are awesome, I could probably get pregnant just by activating one of them!” To which I would reply: “If you are using my Movies plugin, I have absolutely no idea if it still works, and I’m sure every javascript library in it is 50-75 versions behind.”

So I am trying to right this wrong and update my code. Back in 2010, I was still under the impression that procedural programming was da bomb. Needless to say, the plugins should work a lot better now and will be maintained / are more maintainable.

Here are some of the plugins that are updated, along with their companion blog posts:

Minify
Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/minify/
Blog Post: http://scotty-t.com/2012/05/24/minify-redux/

Shuffle
Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shuffle/
Blog Post: http://scotty-t.com/2010/11/15/my-first-plugin-shuffle/

Audio
Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/audio/
Blog Post: http://scotty-t.com/2010/11/22/new-plugin-audio/

Audio is awesome, and here’s why:

  • WordPress doesn’t come packaged with an mp3 player
  • Your player can be styled 100% with CSS – (drop in a replacement: STYLESHEETPATH . ‘/audio.css’)
  • If you use Shuffle, you can attach .ogg files to your .mp3s, and they will be used in native HTML5 browsers that don’t natively support .mp3
  • If you use your own styles, you can style a playlist automatically, and with Shuffle, attach image(s) to each MP3

BOOM. I will try to be a better man in the future and keep my plugins bleeding edge.

xoxo

6 thoughts on “Audio Redux + Updated Plugins

  1. great plugin.

    however, i’m having no luck with getting the playlist of tunes to display. per your prior post regarding “audio”, i’ve inserted the [audio layout="list"] short-code to display the play list of songs, but nothing shows up.

    i’ve tried to find the solution all over, but no luck.

    any suggestions? this could be the perfect plugin if the playlist will display.

    thanks in advance.

  2. apologies if this is a repost.

    i’m having trouble getting the player to display a playlist of all the tracks. i used the short code that was mentioned in you other “audio” related post, but it continues displaying just the player.

    i looked around for other solutions, trying to find something in the audio.js file, but i honestly don’t know where to even start.

    great plugin, and will be perfect for what i’m trying to if the playlist will work.

    thanks in advance.

    • this is what i use within the loop to display the tracks:

      $post->ID, ‘post_status’ => ‘inherit’, ‘post_type’ => ‘attachment’, ‘post_mime_type’ => ‘audio/mpeg’, ‘orderby’ => ‘title’, ‘order’ => ‘ASC’, ‘numberposts’ => -1 ) ); ?>

      <?php edit_post_link( 'Go add some →', 'No MP3s uploaded for this post. Why not ‘, ” ); ?>

      Tracklist:

      $attachment ) : ?>

      then use this code before the end of the loop to display the player:

      Listen to

      this is a live example;:
      http://esteamz.net/new-release/say-dat/
      let me know if that help or not

Holler

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