Its been a while since ADP was updated and I know lots of people haven’t cared for the previous update that, in some cases, took away their ability to view their plugin settings. That should be resolved with this 0.5 update.
Previously, ADP was using a PHP library called cURL to fetch the XML feed (the raw shows data) from ArtistData. Fortunately, there’s a nice built-in WordPress function called wp_remote_get that uses HTTP’s GET method to fetch an external URL. This means, your server settings really shouldn’t matter because every server supports HTTP. Hopefully, that’s the last we hear of issues getting the XML feed. 🙂
I also perused the support forums on WP.org and found several requests for features. I’ve added some great new features that have been highly requested:
You can now have multiple instances of ADP by using the [artistdatapress] shortcode to specify how many show you want to display and from which url. Use it like this:
[artistdatapress maxshows=20 feedurl=http://feeds.artistdata.com/xml.shows/artist/AR-8FAD4948ACC579CB/xml/future]
The values in the shortcode will override the plugin settings.
I also added the iCal layout for the widget and you choose that on the widget’s settings.
Overall, I streamlined the code and improved the logic and a bunch of other stuff under the hood that should make it easier to update later. Hope you enjoy!