WordPress Mailing List Plugin v3.6.3
This release of the WordPress mailing list plugin consists mostly of bug- and stability fixes, improvements and a few minor changes related to usability. There aren’t any new features in this version, though we have started working on a set of new features which are to be released soon. Please read the change log in case you are interested in viewing the list of changes which have been made.
If you have already purchased the plugin, please download this update from the downloads management section on the Tribulant Software website. Installation instructions are available in the documentation. If you are upgrading from a previous version, please overwrite all the current files of the plugin on your server.
There were recently some issues with the release of WordPress 2.6. The new version of WordPress was released and we had to adapt the plugin to the way that WordPress returned serialized options from the database. A few days after v3.6.2 of the plugin (which catered for WP 2.6), it seems like there were changes made to WordPress which weren’t announced and it resulted in users having the same version installation of WordPress acting differently. This is just an assumption based on our observations. All in all, the plugin runs smooth, though if you experience any issues with the plugin, please go to the “Settings” section and click the “Reset to Defaults” link to the right which will reset all your configuration settings.
Additionally, there have been several reports regarding a fatal error terminating execution with the plugin because WordPress is trying to call a method named “add_rewrite_tag”. The cause of the fatal error is due to a plugin named “Simple Tags”. It is not the “Simple Tags” plugin which is causing the problem directly but rather the conjunction of using both plugins simultaneously. Solutions to this include :
- Contact us with FTP and WordPress and we will fix it for you.
- Deactivate the “Simple Tags” plugin if you don’t use it
- Comment out line #95 to 97 in the “wp-mailinglist.php” file of the plugin
Unfortunately, #1 and #3 in the list above will prevent you from using the newsletter history RSS feed feature of the plugin. We have taken note about this and there should be a proper fix released soon in order for these two plugins to be used together on the same site.
Apart from the two issues just mentioned, I’m proud to say that the WordPress mailing list plugin is running smoother than ever and that it is constantly being improved in order to ensure that you have a hassle free, enjoyable experience with the software.