Podcasting Lives, Analyticator 6.0, and More!
First off, I would like to officially welcome everyone to the new home of my plugins, ronaldheft.com. For the past year, Spiral Web Consulting, my company, was the official maintainer of both Google Analyticator and Podcasting. Due to changes at Spiral Web Consulting, both Jesse and myself decided it would be best for me to retake over development of the plugins. So, that’s why you’re here. How this affects both Podcasting and Google Analyticator is explained below.
A few days ago I announced I would no longer be supporting Podcasting. I recommended users switch to PowerPress, and the PowerPress developers stepped up and offered to write a full importer for Podcasting settings and enclosures. While this importer will still be a migration option, I am pleased to announce even better news.
Podcasting’s development will continue! Glenn Bennett has offered to take over development of Podcasting. We’re still in the transition phase, but he already has commit access, and I’m sure will be working hard to bring WordPress 2.9 support to Podcasting. He has setup a new website for distributing Podcasting, which can be found at http://podcastingplugin.com/. Keep an eye out on the website, or continue to monitor the WordPress.org plugin directory for changes.
Google Analyticator 6.0
While Podcasting will no longer be maintained by myself, Google Analyticator will not suffer the same fate. I’ve kicked up the development a notch, and I’m proud to announce Google Analyticator 6.0, available for immediate download.
A full changelog is available, but in short, tons of new requested features have been added. There’s support for Google Analytics’ new async tracking, easier access to viewing your stats at Google Analytics, and more. There’s also been some security enhancements and bug fixes, so if you’ve used a previous version of Google Analyticator, I recommend updating as soon as possible.