For eight years I've been a full-time developer of RapidWeaver addons. Eight years which wouldn't have been possible without your constant support; for that I am tremendously thankful.
I feel privileged to be a part of this fantastic community. I am excited about what the future holds for all of us.
Yet, I also find myself drawn to other adventures, to those challenges which aren't part of the RW universe.
So, after much careful consideration, I've decided to start pursuing the non-RW projects which have been on my to-do list.
Of course, there are only so many hours in a day, and while I will continue to develop and support Armadillo and Waterfall (RW is awesome, after all), I needed to find the best possible home for our other addons.
The most important thing to me is to make sure you are well taken care of, and that meant the list of people I was willing to consider for this task was very, very short.
I'm pleased to announce that, as of today, August 15, 2016, Will Woodgate has taken the reigns of seyDesign, RWExtras, and the remaining NimbleHost themes and stacks.
I cannot think of a better person to continue the development and support of these products. Will has already put in countless hours upgrading these addons, as well as creating a brand new site for seydesign.com (which will be live shortly), and there will be more details about the changes he is working on coming soon.
This is an exciting time to be part of the RapidWeaver community; I look forward to continuing work on Armadillo and Waterfall, and seeing all the tremendous improvements Will has planned for seyDesign, RWExtras and the rest of the NimbleHost addons.
Most of all, thank you, for all your support over the years!
P.S. - No man is an island, and that includes yours truly - Isaiah Carew, Adam Merrifield, Tom Bristol, Grant Booth, Josh Lockhart - you guys have done more than you know, thank you for everything!
Just a couple of days ago, a customer contacted me about a strange issue - certain categories not being displayed in the blog navigation links.
I was able to determine that this only occurred for categories that also had a tag which was exactly the same. In other words, if there was a category called "announcements" and also a tag called "announcements", then the category version wouldn't be displayed.
The problem came down to how the categories and tags were being retrieved from the database, and so I've released a fix to address this, as well and tweak a couple of minor issues.
It's always a good idea to keep up to date, but this particular release isn't a mission critical change if you don't have categories and tags that are exactly the same.
Let us know if you have any questions!
UPDATE: Somehow, it totally slipped my mind that this update to Armadillo now requires PHP 5.3 - which is pretty much universally available on all major hosting companies that we know of. If need be, make sure to change the PHP version on your hosting account to 5.3 or greater.
I've just released v2.7.1 which includes a couple of seemingly minor but important bug fixes:
- Armadillo now removes the STRICT _TRANS_TABLE setting from the MySQL configuration, and does so in such a way that other configuration settings remain intact. You should now (knock on wood) never run into a error message similar to "no value specified for column default_content". Woohoo!
- That pesky bug that would prevent content from appearing and displayed an error message when the main Armadillo stack was used on the same page as other Armadillo stacks is now fixed.
There are also some other minor improvements:
- Tweaks to the German localization
- Armadillo is now grouped by the CMS, Online Editing and Blog tags in Stacks 3, so it won't appear as "ungrouped" anymore. I know, a long time coming, but it's here now!
Hope you enjoy the update!
I've just released v2.6.2 of Armadillo, which fixes a bug related to meta content, but also adds in Czech language support!
That's now 12 languages with which you can use Armadillo - and I must thank our amazing community, as they are responsible for providing all these great localizations for Armadillo. You all are the best!
And took much longer than I was expecting, mainly because I underestimated how difficult it is to manage multiple independent blogs in a single database.
That being said, v2.5 is a massive update to Armadillo and really extends its capabilities.
Here's a video about what's new!