11 Dec 08
Update! – Kimili Flash Embed 2.0.1 is now available for both Wordpress and Textpattern. Head over to the Kimili Flash Embed home page for more info and to download it.
Thanks to everyone who tried out the KFE 2.0 preview release and reported bugs back to me. You’ve made it a better plugin for everyone.
For the past month or so, I’ve been getting reports of the Kimili Flash Embed plugin breaking the admin interface in the beta versions of WordPress 2.7, so I quietly started working on a fix for it. Since Coltrane has just officially been released, now is a prudent time to introduce the release candidate of Kimili Flash Embed 2.0.
Not simply a patch up to previous version, KFE2 is a complete rewrite of the plugin which incorporates a number of changes:
- Of course, it works in WP2.7.
- It finally utilizes SWFObject 2!
- There’s now modified version of the SWFObject Generator integrated to help you create KFE tags much more easily.
- Alternate (non-flash) content is now much easier to specify.
- Under the hood, the plugin now takes better advantage of the APIs that Wordpress has to offer, so it is more tightly integrated into the system and should play better with other plugins.
Best of all, the new version is backwards compatible with the previous versions, so it is simple a drop-in replacement.
Bear in mind that this is not yet a final release of this plugin, so please consider it a public beta. Although it is feature complete, there are still a few missing pieces such as documentation and other things which are still necessary—thorough QA and regression testing come to mind. If you’re willing to exercise this preview release and report feedback to me, either by commenting here or contacting me directly, KFE users everywhere and I would be eternally grateful.
Go Forth and Download
So what are you waiting for, go ahead and download the KFE 2.0 preview from the WordPress Plugin Directory. Also, prior to the official release of KFE2, you can always check for fixes and updates by downloading the development version here.
If you’re a Textpattern user, as I am, fear not. Once any rough edges in the WordPress version are cleaned up, I will port the plugin to TXP and announce a proper 2.0 release with both flavors of KFE available.