after months of apparent calmness Events Manager 3.0 is out.
So why the long wait?
Well, mostly because under the hood the plugin is completely new.
As you might remember Marcus jumped in a couple of versions ago adding the category and attribute features. Now he’s a co-maintainer, and he spent the last few months reorganizing the EM code base. Events Manager 3.0 is quite similar to 2.2 on the outside, but everything has changed. Now it sports a modern, object-oriented, templated code base.
What does this mean for users?
Simple put, better support. Now that the code is tidy and modern it will be much easier to spot and fix bug. And it’ll be easier to add new stuff and mods.
Can I upgrade safely?
Indeed. EM 3.0 updates smoothly from 2.0. Still, if something goes wrong, we’ve made sure not to erase your old data, and’ve even included a “Migrate again” routine. If something wrong happens take a look at the new Help page, in the Events section of the menu.
If you are using EM 1.*, you should first upgrade to 2.2, and then to 3.0.
In any case it is always good practice to backup the your database before any upgrade.
Is that all?
Absolutely not, you will find out what’s ahed in the next few weeks. For now our focus is push 3.0 out, get your feedback and release 3.1 in a few weeks. Then… surprise!.
We’re here to stay
Davide and Marcus