Give the next release a test drive ! (updated Nov 17th)

Hello

Beta[1]Over the last few months I’ve made a number of updates and fixes. These improvements should address most of your feedback. Having said that, I’m still not happy enough to release a new version yet.

In the meantime, what I can offer is to let you download the latest version of the plugin featuring all the changes mentioned in the previous posts:

  • Code emancipation,
    • Improved UI
    • Much better natural searchability
  • Compatibility issues/fixes with earlier version of PHP,
  • More languages

Why should you give it a try?

  1. I need your feedback to fix some compatibility issues once and for all ! If the official plugin doesn’t work on your WP install, try this one !
  2. You might be tired of the old Look&Feel. Good chance to give your visitors some eye-candy.
  3. You might have been complaining about the quality of the code provided by Booking.com… This is what you want !
  4. You like to tweak things…and this version is all about versatility.

Why should you stay away from this version ?

  1. You only have a production site ? No install to test this ? Then I’d recommend you get yourself a copy of your own site on a mirrored server right away, if not for this plugin this is just a much better way of handling your online projects.
  2. You don’t like to get your hands dirty ?
  3. You’re happy with the version live on your site and you don’t mind waiting another month before the next official release.

With these words of caution and common sense, here you go, here’s the archive of the development version for the plugin :

  • 2013.09.24
  • 2013.09.25
    • Now handles Danish, thanks to┬áChris J
  • 2013.11.17
    • FINALLY, clean jQuery UI integration, triggers lovely calendar the way it should be coded => This means the next official release will come out in the next few days.
    • Several code snippet cleanup, hopefully contibuting to a better compatibility.

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Greg

 

11 thoughts on “Give the next release a test drive ! (updated Nov 17th)

  1. hello and thanks for your efforts improving this palaeolithic search box (i mean the official booking.com version).

    May we see it on a live website? Do you have any link to see more or less how it works live?
    best regards
    Giannis

  2. First let me thank you for your great efforts.
    I have a question: when i try to activate the plug-in, it give me the following error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file in C:BitNamiwordpress-3.6-1appswordpresshtdocswp-contentpluginsbookingcom-affiliate-pluginincludesshortcodes.php on line 1732

    how can i solve it

    • I’ll look at this bloody error over the weekend. If that’s ok with you, would be great if you could try the updated beta release when it comes out so I know this is fixed now. Stay tuned in the next 2-3 days.

      • thank you very much for your reply.
        just want to tell you something I noticed, the plugin won’t work when installed on a local server, but it worked just fine when I tried it on my website, it worked just fine.
        also one other thing, is it possible that the results of the search will be on my page not booking.com

        • Mmm well I glad it works on your production server, I guess it’s the main thing. I still want to get that sorted out. Do you mind giving it a try on your local server when the new beta version will come out ?

          Integrating the search results on your own site is 100% part of what I want to achieve. I just have a couple of basics to address still before I get there. I’ve got another test version that works just fine… but not bullet proof yet. It’ll come ! ­čÖé

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