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A basic post types and tools for bands. Allow publishing of albums with songs
list. Easy enough for a single band. Complete enough for several ones.

Goals

I am a singer, and a web designer. There are many plugins and themes for bands
out there, but I found none suiting my needs. Either way too complicate, either
lacking essential features for me.

I want something:

  • very simple. Let’s talk about bands, albums and songs and link them together
  • opened to my other needs: sell my albums
  • theme-agnostic
  • e-commerce agnostic (although I focus first on WooCommerce integration)

Features

  • Linked post types for bands, albums, themes and videos
  • Links to WooCommerce products
  • Widget to show related items. On a song page, it display the band, the albums
    it appears on, related videos. On the band page it displays the albums and the
    songs. Etc.
  • The album pages also display link to shop product page
  • Post types available for navigation menus

Next moves

  • Better widgets: cleaner and more complete display (thumbnails for albums and bands, direct buy or link, player…)
  • Video player
  • Guttenberg Blocks
  • Shortcodes for integration anywhere
  • Specific post-types templates
  • Extended WooCommerce integration (add to cart buttons)

Future plans

  • Audio playlists for albums and songs, uploaded locally
  • Video playlists for songs from YouTube, Vimeo etc.
  • Crowdfunding based on WC sales (might be in a separate plugin)
  1. Unzip band-tools.zip into the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Head to « Band Tools » admin menu and check settings
  4. Create at least one Band, then songs and albums at will
  5. Enjoy

Who are you?

I’m a singer, I’m a grinner, I’m a joker, I’m a midnight coder.

  1. This is not an actual screenshot, I’ll add one when there is something cool
    to show

0.7.13

  • fix permalinks and css refresh on activation, update and deactivation
  • fix show subtitle only under main page title
  • added styling to infobox prefixes and suffixes

0.7.12

  • fix numbered list stype

0.7.10

  • added prefix and suffix for bndtls_get_meta and bndtls_get_relations
  • renamed build_relationships to bndtls_get_relations

0.7.9

  • added genre under title for bands, albums, songs
  • added band under title for albums and songs
  • added band info fields
  • show infoboxes as grid on frontend
  • show custom fields blocks as grid

0.7.8

  • fix oops, I disabled autoload when I removed afragen…
  • removed afragen libraries, including own deps (previously it was just disabled)

0.7.7

  • fix chatty error log when no bands, albums or songs exist yet
  • removed afragen dependency installer, too resource hungry

0.7.6

  • updated shortcodes for mb framework
  • updated ‘all’ widget for mb framework (not all, only the one called ‘all’). Other ones are updated but not functional yet
  • added style hierarchy to nested infobox
  • added shorcodes memo to dashboard
  • added option to disable plugin templates

0.7.5

  • fix function remove_meta_box_menu redeclared

0.7.4

  • fix debug code left on output

0.7.3

  • added single/plural form to relationships
  • improved get title from relationship instead of post type
  • fix wrong result when asking a sub option and none set
  • fix front page display for custom types
  • fix plural in translations
  • don’t show title in nested infoboxes

0.7.2

  • added front page settings
  • added template for band when selected as home page
  • fix current page display in infoboxes
  • fix regression singular/plural bands, albums, groups
  • fix regression: preferences not read for clean titles, single-archive redirect, widget area
  • fix Dashboard submenu name

0.7

  • new custom content template: show parent and child related items band/albums, band/songs, albums/songs
  • new plugin templates: single-[slug].php content-single-[slug].php content-archive-[slug].php ([slug] is bands, albums or songs)
  • added mb-custom-post-type and mb-relationships libraries
  • added relations in list view
  • enhancement css refresh after update (use plugin version for css enqueue)
  • disable metabox menu if only bundled (when actual plugin is not active)
  • fix special characters display in custom post strings translations (removed esc_html filter)
  • fix PHP warning (remove_menu_page invoked with admin_init instead of admin_menu)
  • fix bad location for includes/woocommerce.php

0.6

  • intermediate version: partially migrated to meta-box, but acf is still needed for some stuff
  • new allow to select group as home page
  • added meta-box, meta-box-group and mb-settings-page libraries
  • added afragen/wp-dependency-installer library
  • migrated dependencies check to afragen library
  • spring cleaning

0.5.14

  • tested up to WP 5.7
  • new shortcode to display related objects
  • new catch-all widget with all relations
  • new function to build shortcode and widget content
  • changed Plugin Name to « Band Tools », instead of « Bands Tools », to match slug
  • added license key support
  • added widget styling
  • exclude development and source files from .zip release
  • lighter assets
  • fix dependencies check conflict with other plugins
  • fix unset array php warning
  • fix widget duplicate ids
  • fix widget nested id
  • fix wppus-hide-licence-warnings.js conflict with other plugins using it
  • fix installRow and licenseRow inversion
  • fix add_option fired too early and causing crash
  • constants for common values
  • added songs per album view

0.4.4

  • new automatic singular or plural post names for archives and menus
  • new settings custom post naming
  • added redirection for archives containing a single post
  • added « Custom sidebars » to recommended plugins
  • added page-attributes support
  • added widget area (currently depends on theme customizaton or external plugin)
  • fix missing install link for recommended plugins
  • added videos to singular/plural names

0.3 – 0.3.9

  • added band, album, song, video categories
  • added standard tags to all types without custom tags
  • added post-formats support
  • added video post type
  • added video widget
  • added recommended plugins to settings page
  • added clean titles option fo Categories, Archives, Taxonomies, Authors, Taxes
  • added translation template and French localisation
  • udpate load WooCommerce fields only if WC is active
  • fix settings pages translations: load textdomain before acf fields definition

0.2.4

  • added: dependency check
  • fix: flush permalinks on activate
  • updated: widget titles in singular or plural form
  • cleanup custom types, objects and functions names

0.2.0

Basicly functional

  • Band, Album and Song post types
  • Relations between Bands, Albums and songs
  • Widgets with links to related objects