Types and Views 0.9.2 with WYSIWYG Editors and More
The major new feature in this release is the addition of WYSIWYG for custom fields. But, keep reading, there’s more good stuff.
WYSIWYG custom fields are now available. Go to Types and you’ll see the new WYSIWYG option for custom fields. These fields work exactly like the standard post body. You can edit them in either HTML or Visual mode. And, when you display WYSIWYG fields, shortcodes and other post elements get resolved.
This version also makes it easier to build complete sliders. We’ve added a ‘link’ mode to the ‘style’ attribute on the current page shortcode [wpv-pager-current-page style=”link”]. It displays the current page in a slider. When clicked, auto-transitioning sliders freeze and lets visitors read without interrupting. To use this, edit the pagination and tick the Include page selector links check box.
And, of course, both Types and Views run smooth now on WordPress 3.3.
Next Up for Views – Taxonomy Views
The next major addition to Views would be the ability to query and display taxonomy. If you’re building a listing site, of any sort, you probably need to display content by taxonomy. Views will allow you to query by posts (as it does today), or by taxonomy. Then, you can even create nested Views which first query taxonomy terms and then load posts that belong to them. We should have this working in about a week.
After that, our plan is to add post-reference fields. This will open a whole new paradigm for Types and Views, as we’re going to enable object relationships. I’ll need to write about this more as we get closer. Just keep in mind that we’re talking about more than just creating pointers from one post to the other. Your content will have the concept of relations between objects, with all the power that this brings.
Upcoming in Types – Data Migration from Other Plugins
This has been on our todo since day one, and we’re finally getting there. The next major step for Types will be the ability to seamlessly import configuration from other plugins. So, if you’re getting used to Types and Views and have other sites that you’d like to migrate to them, it’s going to be really easy to do.
How is it Working for You?
We know that it took a big leap of faith jumping on Views when it’s still in Beta and we appreciate each and every purchase you guys made. This helps not only in the money that we get, but also in showing us what people need and care for.
If you’ve already got live sites using Views, let us know. We’re going to start a showcase and would love to have your work displayed there.