Plugging away at a significant update to my pull-quote plugin. Unfortunately WordPress 2.1, which was just released, seems to completely break the buttons in the Post editor. I’ve been trying to fix the issue, which in itself seems to be taking this from “significant” to “major” update status….
Found a pseudo-tutorial telling me how to make custom buttons in WP 2.1, and followed the procedure diligently. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I test these things on my computer, because it appears that running it on the live web server would have brought that sucker to its knees. My laptop I tested on started churning processor like there’s no tomorrow. It took 20 or so minutes just to quit programs and get the thing to reboot without just pulling the plug, and it was only after the reboot and a bit of checking that I discovered that the new code is somehow spawning a couple dozen highly intensive httpd processes every time I so much as look at the admin panel.
So know I get to go over the new stuff with a fine-toothed comb and try to figure out what part of the code is causing the problem. This is my biggest priority at the moment, though if it takes too long I may go in and release a no-buttons 1.4 branch that has the much-requested user control over which side a particular pull-quote is displayed on. Ultimately I would like to get both these things working and have one release that covers both issues, but the edit-post buttons may take some time.
*sigh* Back to the drawing board. Stay tuned.