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SWNK Showlist beta up and running

SWNK Showlist beta up and running

Can I have a drumroll please?

One of the requests we got since day one was a showlist. And since we aim to please, that’s exactly what we did. We build a showlist. Start filling it, it looks rather empty at the moment:

SWNK’s hardcore & punk showlist

So what’s working?

  • Showlist. The showlist page will display a list of upcoming shows, sorted by month. I’ve thought about other formats (like a calendar), but let’s keep it simple first. If a lot of shows will be added, we might look into other ways of displaying it.
  • Country filter. Simple, filter the showlist by country. Missing any countries (we’re far from complete)? Let us know!
  • Add shows. Registered users can add shows to the showlist. We only have to do a quick check and the show will be added (we’ll not be editing / adding or anything, so it actually should be a quick check).
  • Keep your own showlist. Press the “count me in” button on a showpage and the show will be added to your own personal showlist. Guess what “count me out” will do?
  • Cancel shows. People that added the show can also cancel the show. When they do this everyone that is registered as attending will receive a message that the show is cancelled (which also means you’ll be getting a mail about it). To prevent you all from receiving lots of annoying mails (we know you wanted to try to cancel / uncancel / cancel / uncancel a show), you can only cancel a show once and not ‘uncancel’ it after that.
  • Edit your shows. You can always edit your own shows. Before or after we confirmed and published it.
  • You can use BBcode (the same code we’re using in the forums) in your showlisting. That means you can add video, images, links, everything you need. Make it prrrrrrretttty.
  • Google Maps. If you enter a address we’ll automatically turn it into a Google Maps map.
  • The Dark Knight Rises…. Oh wait.. That’s not a feature, just something I keep thinking about…
I guess that’s all for now. Please, keep in mind this is a beta. If you find anything that’s not functioning properly / out of order or whatever, let us know. And as always, we’re open to suggestions! Missing anything you feel is important? Let us… you know the drill by now. We want to make this work as much as you do. Oh and since it’s my (Pim) first time building a WordPress plugin from scratch, be gentle haha 😉

Some ideas that might be added later (or not):

  • Archive – at the moment the archive will be saved, but it doesn’t get displayed yet (you can view individual shows from the past though). I want to think about what’s the best way to display that first, but I didn’t want to hold up the release of this showlist any longer.
  • Last.FM import of shows – At first I wanted to build this showlist entirely based upon Last.FM but since not everyone is on (hey, the last time I used it myself is ages ago) I skipped that idea. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like the idea of automatically importing shows from Last.FM.
  • Print shows – Print a list of the shows you’re going to or print the detailed info of a show. Is this still useful in this digital age? Do you guys and girls want something like that?
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