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One of the users of RadioDJ has re-written the RadioDJ wordpress plugin.

I've spent few days completely rewriting the old WordPress plugin. With permission from Marius, naturally.


Right now it should be considered stable release candidate. I have tested as many thing as I can, but something could still break. I'd like to ask those who use the old plugin to test my creation.


Main changes:

1. Now using mysqli_* functions if available. Falls back to mysql_* if mysqli is not available or fails to connect;

2. Added [top-artists] shortcode;

3. AJAX refresh of now playing and recently played tracks every 10 seconds. Can be disabled in options;

4. Database settings verification on options screen to assist with troubleshooting;

5. Every interface string can be translated using WP i18n conventions;

6. Data from queries gets cached in WordPress database for short period to reduce load on RDJ database if there are many users;

7. Timezone has been setting removed. Possible timezone difference is solved by calculating minutes since played using SQL query.


I might have forgot something that I have implemented and there are more features on my mind.


What you should know before testing:

1. It is tested and working on WP 3.8 and 3.9.1, but not tested on PHP version before 5.5.

2. It is using same WordPress options, so keep that in mind when changing them.

3. Shortcodes have not changed. Installing new plugin alongside the old will override them.

4. HTML structure, class names and IDs are unchanged. If you have customised the look in using CSS outside plugin, you should have the same look.

5. If you have testing server or WP installation, use that instead of main site.

6. To install it alongside the old plugin, place it in radiodj-new directory.

7. Using WP installation with zip file uploading will overwrite old plugin.


You can test it out and give feedback here http://www.radiodj.ro/community/index.php?topic=5577.0


P.S this version is still in production so therefore you use it at your own risk. When there is a stable release I shall post an update.


Check back frequently for updates.



Edited by djgary72

My Blog https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com

User of RadioDJ FREE radio playout software since 2010.

How to Install RadioDJ: https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-to-install-radiodj-free-radio.html

RadioDJ is my FAVOURITE piece of software it works when I need It



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