Events 22.214.171.124 is now available.
This version offers no new features or fixes.
The internal links to support pages, plugin pages and such have been updated.
The RSS widget is replaced with a newer version which works better with caching.
State of Events
In short; i don’t use the plugin anymore. I lost interest. With that development came to a standstill. An interested party offered help, but it never came. I asked a few times and the reply was “yes I’m working on it”. But it never came. That’s 5 months ago. I’m not expecting anything useful from that end.
So now, after a year of nothing I’ve decided that I will no longer be actively maintaining Events. Basically continuing the trend as it is.
I will be focussing more on other products and services such as my AdRotate plugin and some other projects I’m involved in.
I am available for work on that end. *hint*
I don’t want Events to die completely. It’s a great plugin, still. Somewhat popular too!
I’ve been mulling over this for some time now. “Events should not die, events should not die!! But, I don’t want to update it anymore.”
So here’s my brilliant plan; If there is an interested developer who wants to submit updates and such, let me know. I’m sure we can work something out. In this situation i will remain listed as main developer, with you as co-author (eg, your own wp.com account gets added to the SVN trunk), and you can contribute your code without me interfering too much. As long as the idea and concept of Events remains untouched. You can apply your own vision to this but the core idea and philosophy must remain the same.
If you want to own this thing:
I will not give up Ownership for nothing. You can buy the plugin. As in, i will waive my rights to the code and such. I will be listed as the original author. But you will be the owner and as such can do whatever you want with it. I will not interfere with your development and will no longer have access to the SVN account if you so desire. This is an option if the price is right.
For how much? And why that much?
I’ve put a few hundred hours of development into this plugin over the years. Which goes all the way back to 2005. Back then there were no decent countdown plugins. Events was the first to offer a configurable Dashboard for WordPress 1.5.2.
Within weeks the plugin became fairly popular and it’s been increasing ever since building a large user base. Many of which have been using Events for years! Even today, with no real updates for over a year it remains a popular and much used plugin. Varying at around 70-100 downloads a day. Given some work and promotion it can be a greater product! Even greater than it is now.
Therefor; Any offer lower than $4.000,00 USD will not be considered. I’m not selling ‘just’ a plugin. You’re getting access to thousands upon thousands of users.
This will be payable via PayPal only!
Plugins come with responsibility. Especially if you have many users –
First: Preferably you have a bit of a name in making plugins. People need to be able to trust you!
Second: Plugins need support. Good, accurate and full-on support. Also here, people need to be able to rely on you, your knowledge!
And last: Because of the lack of development over the past year or so Events will have some silly and outdated code in it. Also some more modern features people have been asking about are missing. But overall works perfectly well for what it was made for.