WordPress Plugin – Radio Station

Radio Station - WordPress Plug-in
Description

Radio Station is a plugin to run a radio station’s website. It’s functionality is based on Drupal 6’s Station plugin, reworked for use in WordPress. The plugin includes the ability to associate users with “shows” (schedulable blocks of time that contain a description, and other meta information), and generate playlists associated with those shows. The plugin contains a widget to display the currently on-air DJ with a link to the DJ’s show and current playlist. A schedule of all shows can also be generated.


Downloads

WordPress Repo: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/radio-station/

Direct Downloads:

Version 2.1.3 – 12/8/2015

Older Versions

Version 2.1.2 – 10/5/2015
Version 2.1.1 – 2/16/2015
Version 2.1 – 2/12/2015
Version 2.0.16 – 9/16/14
Version 2.0.15 – 9/9/14
Version 2.0.14 – 9/4/14
Version 2.0.13 – 7/24/14
Version 2.0.12 – 7/3/14 – *Bug fix
Version 2.0.11 – 6/30/14
Version 2.0.10 – 6/5/2014
Version 2.0.9 – 6/4/2014
Version 2.0.8 – 5/14/2014
Version 2.0.6 – 3/13/2014
Version 2.0.5 – 3/11/2013 – *Bug Fix
Version 2.0.4 – 3/4/2014 – *Bug Fix
Version 2.0.3 – 2/10/2014
Version 2.0.2 – 12/9/2013 – *Bug fix
Version 2.0.1 – 11/27/2013- *Bug fix
Version 2.0.0 – 11/26/2013
Version 1.6.2 – 11/20/2013
Version 1.6.1 – 11/12/2013 – *Bug fix
Version 1.6.0 – 11/11/2013
Version 1.5.4 – 10/15/2013
Version 1.5.3 – 10/2/2013
Version 1.5.2 – 9/27/2013
Version 1.5.1 – 9/26/2013
Version 1.5.0 – 9/25/2013
Version 1.4.6 – 9/19/2013
Version 1.4.5 – 8/23/2013
Version 1.4.4 – 8/19/2013
Version 1.4.3 – 8/14/2013
Version 1.4.2 – 8/6/2013
Version 1.4.1 – 8/5/2013
Version 1.4.0 – 8/5/2013
Version 1.3.9 – 8/01/2013
Version 1.3.8 – 6/27/2013
Version 1.3.7 – 6/24/2013
Version 1.3.6 – 5/29/2013
Version 1.3.5 – 5/13/2013
Version 1.3.4 – 4/17/2013
Version 1.3.3 – 4/11/2013
Version 1.3.2 – 4/5/2013
Version 1.3.1 – 3/19/2013
Version 1.3 – 2/25/2013

Contributors: kionae
Donate link: http://www.nlb-creations.com/donate
Tags: dj, music, playlist, radio, scheduling
Requires at least: 3.3.1
Tested up to: 4.3.1
Stable tag: trunk


Installation

  1. Upload plugin .zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unzip.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Give any users who need access to the plugin the role of “DJ”. Only DJ and administrator roles have administrative access.
  4. Create shows and set up shifts.
  5. Add playlists to your shows.

Tutorials


Frequently Asked Questions

I'm seeing 404 Not Found errors when I click on the link for a show!

Try re-saving your site’s permalink settings. WordPress sometimes gets confused with a custom post type is added.

My Shows don't have a place to add a featured image. Is the plugin broken?

No. This is usually a theme issue.

It may be that you don’t have post thumbnails enabled in your theme, or the theme you’re using enables them only for specific post types. Check your theme’s
functions.php file and see if there is a line that looks like this:

add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );

If not, you’ll need to add that line in to enable featured images. You may also see something like this:

add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails', array( 'post', 'page' ) );

If that’s the case, your theme is enabling featured images selectively, and you can turn them on for Shows by adding “show” to the array, like this:

add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails', array( 'post', 'page', 'show' ) );

How do I schedule a show?

Simply create a new show. You will be able to aside it to any timeslot you wish on the edit page.

What if I have a special event?

If you have a one-off event that you need to show up in the On-Air or Coming Up Next widgets, you can create a Schedule Override by clicking the Schedule Override tab
in the Dashboard menu. This will allow you to set aside a block of time on a specific date, and will display the title you give it in the widgets. Please note that
this will only override the widgets and their corresponding shortcodes. If you are using the weekly master schedule shortcode on a page, its output will not be altered.

How do I display a full schedule of my station's shows?

Use the shortcode [master-schedule] on any page. This will generate a table containing your show details.

The following attributes are available for the shortcode:
‘list’ => If set to a value of ‘list’, the schedule will display in list format rather than table or div format. Valid values are ‘list’, ‘divs’, ‘table’.  Default value is ‘table’.
‘time’ => The time format you with to use.  Valid values are 12 and 24.  Default is 12.
‘show_link’ => Display the title of the show as a link to its profile page.  Valid values are 0 for hide, 1 for show.  Default is 1.
‘display_show_time’ => Display start and end times of each show after the title in the grid.  Valid values are 0 for hide, 1 for show.  Default is 1.
‘show_image’ => If set to a value of 1, the show’s avatar will be displayed.  Default value is 0.
‘show_djs’ => If set to a value of 1, the names of the show’s DJs will be displayed.  Default value is 0.
‘divheight’ => Set the height, in pixels, of the individual divs in the ‘divs’ layout.  Default is 45.
‘single_day’ => Display schedule for only a single day of the week.  Only works if you are using the ‘list’ format.  Valid values are sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday.

For example, if you wish to use 24-hour time format, use [master-schedule time="24"].    If you want to only show Sunday’s schedule, use [master-schedule list="list" single_day="sunday"].

How do I get the last song played to show up?

You’ll find a widget for just that purpose under the Widgets tab. You can also use the shortcode [now-playing] in your page/post, or use do_shortcode('[now-playing]'); in your template files.

The following attributes are available for the shortcode:
‘title’ => The title you would like to appear over the now playing block
‘artist’ => Display artist name. Valid values are 0 for hide, 1 for show. Default is 1.
‘song’ => Display song name. Valid values are 0 for hide, 1 for show. Default is 1.
‘album’ => Display album name. Valid values are 0 for hide, 1 for show. Default is 0.
‘label’ => Display label name. Valid values are 0 for hide, 1 for show. Default is 0.
‘comments’ => Display DJ comments. Valid values are 0 for hide, 1 for show. Default is 0.

Example:

[now-playing title="Current Song" artist="1" song="1" album="1" label="1" comments="0"]

What about displaying the current DJ on air?

You’ll find a widget for just that purpose under the Widgets tab. You can also use the shortcode [dj-widget] in your page/post, or you can use

do_shortcode('[dj-widget]');

in your template files.

The following attributes are available for the shortcode:
‘title’ => The title you would like to appear over the on-air block
‘display_djs’ => Display the names of the DJs on the show.  Valid values are 0 for hide names, 1 for show names.  Default is 0.
‘show_avatar’ => Display a show’s thumbnail. Valid values are 0 for hide avatar, 1 for show avatar. Default is 0.
‘show_link’ => Display a link to a show’s page. Valid values are 0 for hide link, 1 for show link. Default is 0.
‘default_name’ => The text you would like to display when no show is schedule for the current time.
‘time’ => The time format used for displaying schedules. Valid values are 12 and 24. Default is 12.
‘show_sched’ => Display the show’s schedules. Valid values are 0 for hide schedule, 1 for show schedule. Default is 1.
‘show_playlist’ => Display a link to the show’s current playlist. Valid values are 0 for hide link, 1 for show link. Default is 1.
‘show_all_sched’ => Displays all schedules for a show if it airs on multiple days. Valid values are 0 for current schedule, 1 for all schedules. Default is 0.

Example:

[dj-widget title="Now On-Air" display_dj="1" show_avatar="1" show_link="1" default_name="RadioBot" time="12" schow_sched="1" show_playlist="1" show_all_sched="0"]

Can I display upcoming shows, too?

You’ll find a widget for just that purpose under the Widgets tab. You can also use the shortcode [dj-coming-up-widget] in your page/post, or you can use

echo do_shortcode('[dj-coming-up-widget]');

in your template files.

The following attributes are available for the shortcode:
‘title’ => The title you would like to appear over the on-air block
‘display_djs’ => Display the names of the DJs on the show.  Valid values are 0 for hide names, 1 for show names.  Default is 0.
‘show_avatar’ => Display a show’s thumbnail. Valid values are 0 for hide avatar, 1 for show avatar. Default is 0.
‘show_link’ => Display a link to a show’s page. Valid values are 0 for hide link, 1 for show link. Default is 0.
‘limit’ => The number of upcoming shows to display. Default is 1.
‘time’ => The time format used for displaying schedules. Valid values are 12 and 24. Default is 12.
‘show_sched’ => Display the show’s schedules. Valid values are 0 for hide schedule, 1 for show schedule. Default is 1.

Example:

[dj-widget title="Coming Up On-Air" display_dj="1" show_avatar="1" show_link="1" limit="3" time="12" schow_sched="1"]

Can I change how show pages are laid out/displayed?

Yes. Copy the radio-station/templates/single-show.php file into your theme directory, and alter as you wish. This template, and all of the other templates in this plugin, are based on the TwentyEleven theme. If you’re using a different theme, you may have to rework them to reflect your theme’s layout.

What about playlist pages?

Same deal as the previous question. Grab the radio-station/templates/single-playlist.php file, copy it to your theme directory, and go to town.

And playlist archive pages?

Same as above. Grab the radio-station/templates/archive-playlist.php file, copy it to your theme directory, and go to town.

And the program schedule, too?

Because of the complexity of outputting the data, you can’t directly alter the template, but you can copy the radio-station/templates/program-schedule.css file into your theme directory and change the CSS rules for the page.

What if I want to style the DJ on air sidebar widget?

Copy the radio-station/templates/djonair.css file to your theme directory.

How do I get an archive page that lists ALL of the playlists instead of just the archives of individual shows?

First, grab the radio-station/templates/playlist-archive-template.php file, and copy it to your active theme directory. Then, create a Page in wordpress to hold the playlist archive. Under Page Attributes, set the template to Playlist Archive. Please note: If you don’t copy the template file to your theme first, the option to select it will not appear.

Can show pages link to an archive of related blog posts?

Yes, in much the same way as the full playlist archive described above. First, grab the radio-station/templates/show-blog-archive-template.php file, and copy it to your active theme directory. Then, create a Page in wordpress to hold the blog archive. Under Page Attributes, set the template to Show Blog Archive.

How can I list all of my shows?

Use the shortcode [list-shows] in your page/posts or use do_shortcode(['list-shows']); in your template files. This will output an unordered list element containing the titles of and links to all shows marked as “Active”.

I need users other than just the Administrator and DJ roles to have access to the Shows and Playlists post types. How do I do that?

Since I’m stongly opposed to reinventing the wheel, I recommend Justin Tadlock’s excellent “Members” plugin for that purpose. You can find it on WordPress.org, here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members/

Add the following capabilities to any role you want to give access to Shows and Playlist:

edit_shows
edit_published_shows
edit_others_shows
read_shows
edit_playlists
edit_published_playlists
read_playlists
publish_playlists
read
upload_files
edit_posts
edit_published_posts
publish_posts

If you want the new role to be able to create or approve new shows, you should also give them the following capabilities:

publish_shows
edit_others_shows

How do I change the DJ's avatar in the sidebar widget?

The avatar is whatever image is assigned as the DJ/Show’s featured image. All you have to do is set a new featured image.

Why don't any users show up in the DJs list on the Show edit page?

You did remember to assign the DJ role to the users you want to be DJs, right?

My DJs can't edit a show page. What do I do?

The only DJs that can edit a show are the ones listed as being ON that show in the DJs select menu. This is to prevent DJs from editing other DJs shows without permission.

How can I export a list of songs played on a given date?

Under the Playlists menu in the dashboard is an Export link. Simply specify the a date range, and a text file will be generated for you.

Can my DJ's have customized user profile pages in addition to Show pages?

Yes. These pages are the same as any other author page (edit or create the author.php template file in your theme directory). A sample can be found in the radio-station/templates/author.php file. Like the other theme templates included with this plugin, this file is based on the TwentyEleven theme.

I don't want to use Gravatar for my DJ's image on their user profile page.

Then you’ll need to install a plugin that lets you add a different image to your DJ’s user account and edit your author.php theme file accordingly. That’s a little out of the scope of this plugin. I recommend Cimy User Extra Fields: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cimy-user-extra-fields/

What languages other than English is the plugin available in?

Right now:

Albanian (sq_AL)
French (fr_FR)
German (de_DE)
Italian (it_IT)
Russion (ru_RU)
Serbian (sr_RS)
Spanish (es_ES)
Catalan (ca)

Can you translate the plugin into my language?

My foreign language skills are rather lacking. I managed a Spanish translation, sheerly due to the fact that I still remember at least some of what I learned in high school Spanish class. But I’ve included the .pot file in the /languages directory. If you want to give it a shot, be my guest. If you send me your finished translation, I’d love to include it.

Changelog

Older Revisions

1.0

  • Initial release

1.1

  • Fixed playlist edit screen so that queued songs fall to the bottom of the list to maintain play order
  • Reduced the size of the content field in the playlist post type
  • Some minor formatting changes to default templates
  • Added genre highlighter to the master programming schedule page
  • Added a second Update button on the bottom of the playlist edit page for convinience.
  • Added sample template for DJ user pages
  • Fixed a bug in the master schedule shortcode that messed up the table for shows that are more than two hours in duration
  • Fixed a bug in the master schedule shortcode to accomodate shows that run from late night into the following morning.
  • Added new field to associate blog posts with shows

1.2

  • Fixed thumbnail bug in sidebar widgets
  • Added new widget to display upcoming shows
  • Added pagination options for playlists and show blogs

1.3

  • Fixed some minor compatibility issues with WordPress 3.5
  • Fixed Shows icon in Dashboard

1.3.1

  • Fixed a major bug in the master schedule output

1.3.2

  • Fixed a bug in the DJ-on-air widget
  • Fixed show select list for show blog posts

1.3.3

  • Added the ability to assign any user with the edit_shows capability as a DJ, to accommodate custom and edited roles.

1.3.4

  • By request, added as 24-hour time format option to the master schedule and sidebar widgets.

1.3.5

  • Fixed a time display bug in the DJ On-Air sidebar widget
  • Fixed a display bug on the master schedule with overnight shows

1.3.6

  • Fixed issue with shows that run overnight not showing up correctly in the sidebar widgets

1.3.7

  • Fixed a scheduling bug in the upcoming shows widget
  • By popular request, switched the order of artist and song in the now playing widget

1.3.8

  • Changes to fix the incorrect list of available shows on the Add Playlist page
  • Removing Add Show links from admin menu for DJs, since they don’t have permission to use them anyway.

1.3.9

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing sites using a non-default table prefix from seeing the list of DJs on the add/edit show pages

1.4.0

  • Compatibility fix for WordPress 3.6

1.4.1

  • Fixed issue with templates copied to the theme directory not overriding the defaults correctly
  • Fixed incorrectly implemented wp_enqueue_styles()
  • Removed deprecated escape_attribute() function from the plugin widgets
  • Fixed some areas of the code that were generating PHP notices

1.4.2

  • Fixed a bug in the CSS file override from theme directory

1.4.3

  • Master schedule shortcode now displays indiviual shows in both 24 and 12 hour time
  • Fixed some areas of the code that were generating PHP notices in WordPress 3.6
  • Added example of how to display show schedule to single-show.php template
  • Added more options to the plugin’s widgets
  • Added new options to the master-schedule shortcode

1.4.4

  • Compatibility fix for WordPress 3.6 – fixed problem with giving alternative roles DJ capabilities
  • Fixed some areas of the code that were generating PHP notices in WordPress 3.6

1.4.5

  • Fixed master-schedule shortcode bug that was preventing display of 12 hour time

1.4.6

  • Fixed a bug with shows that start at midnight not displaying in the on-air sidebar widget.
  • Switched DJ/Show avatars in the widgets to use the featured image of the show instead of gravatar.
  • Updated show template to get rid of a PHP warning that appeared if the show had no schedules.
  • Fixed some other areas of the code that were generating PHP notices in WordPress 3.6
  • Added CSS classes to master program schedule output so CSS rules can be applied to specific shows
  • Added new attribute to the list-shows shortcode to allow only specified genres to be displayed

1.5.0

  • Plugin modified to allow for internationalization.
  • Spanish translation added.

1.5.1

  • Fixed some localization bugs
  • Added French translation (a big thank you to Dan over at BuddyPress France – http://bp-fr.net/)

1.5.2

  • Fixed some localization bugs
  • Added Albanian translation (sq_AL) (thank you to Lorenc!)

1.5.3

  • Added Serbian translation (sr_RS) (thank you to Miodarag Zivkovic!)

1.5.4

  • Fixed some PHP notices that were being generated when there were no playlist entries in the system.

1.6.0

  • Added the ability to override the weekly schedule to allow one-off events to be scheduled
  • Added a list format option to the master schedule shortcode
  • Added Italian translation (it_IT) (thank you to Cristofaro Giuseppe!)

1.6.1

  • Bug fix: Some of the code added in the previous update uses the array_replace() function that is only available in PHP 5.3+. Added a fallback for older PHP versions.

1.6.2

  • Minor PHP warning fixes

2.0.0

  • Major code reorganization for better future development
  • PHP warning fix
  • Enabled option to add comments on Shows and Playlists
  • Added option to show either single or multiple schedules in the On Air widget

2.0.1

  • Bug fix: Fixed PHP error in Playlist save function that was triggered during preview
  • Bug fix: Fixed PHP notice in playlist template file
  • Bug fix: Fixed PHP error in dj-widget shortcode

2.0.2

  • Bug fix: Scheduling issue with overnight shows fixed

2.0.3

  • Compatibility fix: Fixed a jquery conflict in the backend that was occurring in certain themes

2.0.4

  • Master Schedule bug for shows that start at midnight and end before the hour is up fixed.

2.0.5

  • Fixed an issue with some shows displaying in 24 hour time on master schedule grid even though 12-hour time is specified
  • Fixed a bug in the On-Air widget that was preventing shows spanning two day from displaying
  • Added code to enable theme support for post-thumbnails on the “show” post-type so users don’t have to add it to their theme’s functions.php file anymore.

2.0.6

  • Master Schedule now displays days starting with the start_of_week option set in the WordPress General Settings panel.
  • Fixed issue with shows that have been unplublished still showing up on the master schedule.
  • Fixed missing am/pm text on shows that run overnight on the master schedule.
  • Fixed an issue with shows that run overnight not spanning the correct number of hours on the second day on the master schedule.
  • Fixed problem in Upcoming DJ Widget that wasn’t displaying the correct upcoming shift.

2.0.7

  • Fixed scheduling bug in shortcode function

2.0.8

  • Fixed the display of schedules for upcoming shows in the widget and shortcode.
  • Fixed a bug in the dj_get_next function that was causing it to ignore the beginning of the next week at the end of the current week.

2.0.9

  • Fixed broken upcoming show shortcode.
  • Added ability to display DJ names along with the show title in the widgets.

2.0.10

  • Fixed role/capability conflict with WP User Avatar plugin.
  • Added the missing leading zero to 24-hour time format on the master schedule.
  • Fixed dj_get_current function so that it no longer returns shows that have been moved to the trash.
  • Fixed dj_get_next function so that it no longer ignores the “Active” checkbox on a show.
  • Added some CSS ids and classes to the master program schedule list format to make it more useful.

2.0.11

  • Russian translation added (Thank you to Alexander Esin for the file!)

2.0.12

  • Fixed a bug in the master schedule shortcode

2.0.13

  • Added the ability to display show avatars on the program grid.
  • Added the ability to display show description in the now on-air widget and short code.

2.0.14

  • Fixed issue on the master schedule where genres containing more than one work wouldn’t highlight when clicked
  • Added ability to display DJ names on the master schedule.
  • Fixed bug in the Upcoming widget.  Override Schedule no longer display as upcoming when they are on-air.
  • Verified compatibility with WordPress 4.0

2.0.15

  • German translation added (Thank you to Ian Hook for the file!)

2.0.16

  • Minor revisions to German translation.
  • Fixed a bug that was resetting custom-sert role capabilities for the DJ role.

2.1

  • General code cleanup, 4.1 compatibility testing, and changes for better efficiency.
  • Bug fix – Fixed issue with early morning shows spanning entire column in the programming grid shortcode
  • New Feature – Master programming grid can now be displayed in div format, as well as the original table and list formats.

2.1.1

  • Bug fix – Fixed day of the week language translation issue in master schedule shortcode
  • Bug fix – Added some error checking in the sidebar widgets
  • New Feature – Added ability to give schedule overrides a featured image
  • New Feature – Added built-in help page

2.1.2

  • Compatibility fix for WordPress 4.3.x – Updated the widgets to use PHP5 constructors instead of the deprecated PHP4 constructors.
  • Catalan translation added (Thank you to Victor Riera for the file!)

2.1.3

  • Added method for displaying schedule for only a single day (see readme section for the master-schedule shortcode for details).

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265 Comments to "WordPress Plugin – Radio Station"

  1. David says:

    I really like your plugin; however, when I delete a show from the calendar it still remains on the master schedule. Any idea of how to fix this?

    • Nikki Blight says:

      I’m not quite sure what calendar you’re talking about. The shows aren’t scheduled by calendar date. As soon as you delete one of the schedules on the show edit page, that time slot is no longer available to the master schedule, so the show won’t appear in that time slot.

      If there is more than one schedules attached to a show, then yes, it will continue to appear on the master schedule until those schedules are removed.

  2. Monty says:

    in upcomming shows i have one show that is at 10 pm and the widget shows it as upcomming no matter what time is it, hwre can i control that?

  3. Alex says:

    hi,
    i would like to know how to change the display to 24 hours. in the program code, I found a section:
    switch to 24-hour time
    but I do not know how I tcan activate it.
    Also would be interested if it is possible to remove am/pm in because we are a German webradio 🙂

  4. Becca says:

    I really like this plug in, thanks!

    I am however having a couple of issues…

    I want to display the current ‘on air’ show. However using
    (and corresponding attributes) in my template doesn’t work. It just shows a blank space where that info should be.

    The other thing is we want the master schedule to start at 7am rather than midnight. I altered the display times, which worked, sort of. But doing this obviously then displays that day’s early morning (midnight-7am) after the rest of the day. Is there any quick way to get round this?

    Thanks!

    • Nikki Blight says:

      Probably the easiest way to shorten the master schedule would be to hide the unneeded table rows with the css display: none; attribute. I can look into adding the appropriate ids to make that possible.

      • Becca says:

        Thanks Nikki. It’s not that I don’t want to display them as we still have shows through the night, it’s that we’d prefer to show the start of the schedule at 7am that day and show the things after midnight at the end of the day.

  5. Becca says:

    Sorry, it removed my php code. I’m using do_shortcode(‘[dj-widget]’);

  6. Becca says:

    Works perfectly! I should’ve thought about the echo. Thank you so much.

  7. Great plugin!
    However when I click on a show, the page always generates a 404 error. I’ve tried copying single-show into my theme directory (along with all the others for good measure).
    Any suggestions?

  8. Alex says:

    thanks for the endorsement to the newer version.

    now I have more problems
    the widget should be show, if none show and dj is given, the defaultdj, but here it shows the selected time.12 or 24 hour.
    with the short code it does work in a post but not in the sidebar

    The second problem is that our schedule attaches after the input of the first show, the second show right of the table.
    here you can see what i mean:
    http://wrncloud.com/sendeplan/
    user and pass are demo!

    I hope you can understand me.

    • Nikki Blight says:

      The widget will be fixed in the next version (which will be available later today).

      I’m not sure what’s going on with the schedule, but I’m guessing that it’s a bug in the table generation script. I’ll look into it.

  9. Louise says:

    issue with 12:00 & 0:00
    dj commencement time 0:00 (am) – to work with on air widget but to work with the master schedule has to be 12:00am
    therefore have to start 11:59 previous day

  10. Gerrit Hurkens says:

    Hello Nikki,

    Great work! Good plugin.

    It seems that only the widgets don’t show a scheduled show anymore. I have assigned a DJ to a current on air show and activated that show (of course shifts were added).
    The show comes up in the master schedule,but doesn’t in the widgets (coming up and current onair)
    What am i doing wrong?

    • Nikki Blight says:

      Version 1.3.6 fixes an issue with shows that run overnight and into the next morning.

      Can you let me know if that fixes the problem you’re seeing? And if not, can you tell me what times you’re scheduling the show for so I can try to recreate it on my own site?

      • Gerrit Hurkens says:

        Thanks Nikki for your fast response! It works now! Great work!

        May I add something to the wish list?

        A selectable option in the widget to display the DJ who runs the show.

        Don’t make a run for it, but woould be nice to have that added. I Also altered the master schedule php code so that is won’t display the shownames as links, for I am using separate pages with independant layouts to do that.

        Great work Nikki, the plugin runs great and saves a lot of work!

  11. Sergio says:

    It´s a great plugin and I will implement it in the page I am making for a costumer, however this page is in Spanish and it would be great to implement multi language support for upcoming releases.
    meanwile I would try to translate .php files messages by myself.

    Thanks.

  12. Scott says:

    Thanks for the great plugin – just trying to implement it! from your FAQ’s —

    “Why don’t any users show up in the DJs list on the Show edit page?

    You did remember to assign the DJ role to the users you want to be DJs, right?”

    Yes, I did this, tried adding more users with the role, etc… but I am missing something here.

    • Nikki Blight says:

      I’m not sure what’s going on, then. Can you let me know what version of WordPress and any other plugins you’re using? I’ll see if I can reproduce what you’re experiencing.

  13. Liz says:

    Hi Nikki. I have echo do_shortcode(‘[show_link]’); in my header.php and it is not displaying the current show. Just [show_link]. Is this still a valid shortcode?

  14. John says:

    Great plugin! However, after adding users with the role of ‘DJ’ they do not show up in the DJ List under Edit Shows. I’m using WordPress 3.5.2

    Any clue?

  15. Ram says:

    Hello, Same problem with DJ’s for me. I cannot add them to show pages. They do not display in the list in the admin area.

    I have checked and doubled checked, 2 users are assigned DJ roles.

    I have checked the user role setting by using the members plugin that you recommend, all seems well there.

    I have tried to assign all different roles to see if it was assigned to another role by mistake, no joy

    I have de and reactivated my plugins in various orders then tested, no luck.

    I am using TML – theme my login. your radio station plugin, and the members plugin you recommend.

    WP 3.5.2

    Any thoughts?

  16. Johnny says:

    I think in order to re create the problems, other plugins play a big part in it. I notice it happening to me but I have some bulky plugins like woocommerce that are probably playing a role in the conflict

  17. Nikki Blight says:

    Anyone who was experience a problem with seeing the list of DJs in the add/edit show page:

    Version 1.3.9 will hopefully fix this issue. I traced the problem (with some much needed help from commenter Ram above who let me poke around on his site to see what was going on) back to the WordPress table prefix.

    Long story short, if you installed WordPress using a non-default table prefix (s4fh81_ instead of wp_, for the sake of example), information that is usually stored in the usermeta table with the key “wp_capabilities” ends up stored under the key “s4fh81_capabilities”… something I was not aware of until now. 🙂

    • Ram says:

      Hi Nikki,

      I have just upgraded to 1.3.9, all working now, thank you very much!

      That was a really professional response and solution for a plugin you are providing for free, I’m very impressed!

  18. John says:

    Awesome. Good work Nikki!

  19. Ram says:

    And if that wasn’t enough….

    WordPress 3.6 Oscar upgrade has now made it not work again. 🙁

  20. Mike says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Awesome plugin. One issue though. I cannot get template/css files to load from the theme directory. I went over the radio-station.php file and the get_stylesheet_directory_uri function seems to be correct but templates/css are still loading from the plugin templates folder.

    I’ve tried on a local and a live install using multiple themes and child themes and cannot get anything to load except from the plugin folder.

    I haven’t seen any reported issues so hopefully you can shed some light on this. Thanks again for an outstanding plugin.

  21. Mike says:

    Just noticed one more minor bug. The master schedule displays only 24-hour time format regardless of shortcode. I set the individual shows to display in 12-hour format and they display that way on the schedule. The timeslots on the schedule are in 24-hour format though.

    Nothing major. I could set the shows to display in 24-hour format in necessary. Just want to keep everything the same.

  22. FPRN says:

    Hi Nikki,
    I just started using your plugin but I cannot figure out how to get the template to display am/pm hours, only 24 hr days.

    • Nikki Blight says:

      I’ll add an example of how to do this in the next update. In the mean time, to add this to the single-show.php template file, you would use this code:


      < ?php //24-hour time $shifts = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'show_sched', true); foreach($shifts as $shift) { if($shift['start_hour'] != 12 && $shift['start_meridian'] == 'pm') { $shift['start_hour'] = $shift['start_hour'] + 12; } if($shift['end_hour'] != 12 && $shift['end_meridian'] == 'pm') { $shift['end_hour'] = $shift['end_hour'] + 12; } echo $shift['day'].' - '.$shift['start_hour'].':'.$shift['start_min'].' to '.$shift['end_hour'].':'.$shift['end_min']; } ?>

  23. santiago says:

    queria saber si se puede hacer una traduccion al español de plogin radio station

  24. seynx says:

    Please i need a tutorial, i do not understand how to work this plugin..please help

  25. FPRN says:

    Hi, even after the update, I am still not able to change the hour format to 12 with the shortcode. One other question. Is there, or will there be in the future, a way to color code the time blocks to make it easier to pick out the same shows airing throughout the week?

  26. Mike says:

    Hi Nikki. I have not been able to add any custom radio capabilities to any role. I’ve tried with both the Members and the User Role Editor plugins. Even adding capabilities to the default DJ role has no effect.

    Example: I created a new user role so that I can have a user with editing access for all shows but without giving an admin role. I enabled all radio station capabilities to the new role but did not have anything but read access to shows.

    • Nikki Blight says:

      WordPress 3.6 apparently broke some of my permissions code. It should be fixed in version 1.4.4.

      • Mike says:

        Been testing all morning, WP 3.6 and 1.4.4 of the plugin and all seems fixed.

        The site it is live on is http://ndbmedia.net if you’d like to check it out. It’s not a single radio station but a group of internet radio shows so I had to adapt it. The only issue I’m struggling with is having more than one show in a single timeslot on the schedule doesn’t work. Probably use a calendar plugin and enter the show times manualy.

        Thanks again, Nikki.

  27. Fausto says:

    Last version sucks.
    downloaded, installed .. then: “Warning: opendir(/web/htdocs/www.taxicattolica23.it/home/wordpress//wp-content/plugins/radio-station/tmp/): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /web/htdocs/www.taxicattolica23.it/home/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/1.4.5/radio-station.php on line 232 Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /web/htdocs/www.taxicattolica23.it/home/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/1.4.5/radio-station.php on line 233 Warning: closedir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /web/htdocs/www.taxicattolica23.it/home/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/1.4.5/radio-station.php on line 239
    Export Playlists”

    • Nikki Blight says:

      It sounds like either your download was corrupted and didn’t get fully installed, or your site’s file permissions aren’t allowing access to the radio-station/tmp directory.

  28. Hi Nikki,

    I was wondering if there is a way to display a list of show of a specific genre, like with a shortcode, perhaps?

    [list-shows genre=”news”]

    Thanks, and great plugin!

  29. Fantastic work saved me so much time. I have a query regarding the Hosted by on the show profile page. There is nothing displaying beside this, I was wondering should it be displaying the DJ’s name?

  30. Guy says:

    Hai,
    Thanks for the great plugin. I still have a problem with a show from 00:00 am till 01:00 on monday. If I put it from 12:00 am till 01:00 it doesn’t show up in the now playing dj widget/shortcode but I can also not select 00:00 am. Get my point. Thanks in advance.
    Guy

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