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KRLX Playlist v1.0 Release

I’ve released the first public version of the KRLX Playlist widget!

Ever since we switched to our new website, we haven’t had a publicly viewable song log running. With this plugin it is now possible to have a running ticker of what’s been played on air.

Although the commit history might seem fairly short, WordPress does have a bit of a learning curve to it (though thankfully it’s not super steep). It’s exciting for me to now have a bit of experience in WordPress under my belt. Next up, SAS!

Posted by Tate Bosler in New Releases

KRLX switches to WordPress tomorrow!

The theme is selected, the plugins have started to get written, and the old site is ready to migrate. The switch will occur starting at approximately noon tomorrow.

Here are all of the details you need to know, and some answers to common questions.

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Posted by Tate Bosler in Updates

KRLX SAS WordPress Plugin

In anticipation of KRLX’s switch to WordPress, I’ve started work on one of two plugins I’ll be writing for it. Eventually, the Record Libe will be fully integrated into WordPress, as will SAS. I’ve started work on the SAS plugin at the moment.

The plugin development will be occurring on GitHub (krlx-wordpress) if you’re interested. Please note that this plugin will not be hosted on wordpress.org, but I am making it open source anyway. The software is licensed under GNU GPL 3.

I have also set up PGP keys on my GitHub, so you should start seeing “Verified” appear next to my commit messages and releases! They won’t show up unless you click directly on the commit or release in question. Additionally, my public PGP key is posted at tatebosler.com/pgp should you need it.

Posted by Tate Bosler in New Releases

KRLX is switching to WordPress!

The main KRLX website (krlx.org) will be switching from Joomla to WordPress for content management on Monday, May 2, 2016. The transition will start at noon and I hope the bulk of the work will be done by 5pm.

KRLX board members are testing WordPress this week, and there is a plugin to move all of our content over from Joomla (hooray!), so the transition next week should be fairly straightforward, just like how everything else moved to Goldenrod. This will mean a new look and feel to the site, as well as better content management from our perspective.

As I mentioned previously, I hope to integrate our new record library cataloging system into the new site, so that users have a seamless experience seeing what we have available in our collection. The cataloging process is going to take a long time, but when it’s done, it will mean anyone can search for and borrow our collection of music to play during their shows. Additionally I will soon start work on integrating SAS into WordPress for better management in the future.

The site will be taken offline during this time, but I hope you’ll agree that it’ll be worth it. The Record Libe cataloging system will also be unavailable briefly, although service should be restored quickly. The stream will NOT be affected – you can still listen at radio.krlx.org, but at least initially, there won’t be a link there from the main site.

I hope you enjoy our new site – the board has been hard at work testing it, and we think you’ll enjoy it.

Posted by Tate Bosler in Updates