Ending support for the standalone version of CampTix

CampTix is the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party used on WordCamp.org sites to sell tickets to WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. events and manage attendee data. Since 2012, when it was first built, it has also been distributed as a standalone plugin in the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ plugin directory.

WordCamp.org has always run the same CampTix code as that found in the plugin directory. A few months ago, however, it was necessary to add some functionality from other parts of the WordCamp codebase into CampTix. Copying that functionality into the standalone plugin would have created confusing duplication on WordCamp sites, and added a lot of complexity to the update. Instead, CampTix was integrated into the WordCamp.org codebase itself, which  essentially created a fork. Since then, the WordCamp version of CampTix has changed in ways that have not been ported back to the standalone version.

As of now, the standalone version of CampTix will no longer be distributed via the plugin directory, and its original GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repo has been switched to “archive” mode.

FAQs

Why stop supporting the standalone plugin?

Supporting the standalone plugin takes away from the time available to develop and maintain tools for WordPress community organizers.  Maintaining two versions of the plugin doesn’t seem like a wise use of the limited dev resources available. 

How will WordCamps sell tickets now?

Sites on WordCamp.org still use CampTix. It is part of the codebase now, rather than an external plugin.

I found a ticket-related bug on a WordCamp site. Where do I report it?

You can open an issue on the WordCamp.org GitHub repo.

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