19 April 2009 - 2:58amVersion 0.2
I just released version 0.2 of my Google Calendar Feed Parser plugin for WordPress. The new version confirms compatibility up to version 2.7.1 of WordPress and also adds one new pseudo-feature.
When I originally wrote the plugin, I had some trouble with the start and end times for events displaying in the correct timezone. To solve the issue (just for EST), I added a hard-coded number of seconds to each time. This presented a problem when daylight savings time changed since now all the times were displaying one hour off.
To temporarily fix this problem, I’ve added an option to the administrative interface for the plugin that allows the user to directly set the offset (in seconds) that gets added to the start and end times for each event. This way, a user can test different values to see which one produces the desired result for their timezone. I call this a pseudo-feature because I hope to replace it with a more comprehensive timezone configuration section at some point in the future.
Version 0.2 can be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory. Users with version 0.1 installed should be prompted to upgrade from the plugin section of the WordPress admin interface (I’m excited to see if that just works without any effort on my part).