New version of Date picker tool

by Laisvunas on Fri, January 18, 2008  

Date picker script matured into version 2.0.

The aims which were pursued with the release of the new version are as follows:
To make possible to use Date picker script for those who post pieces of analysis, such as available on this page. Titles of such pages often contain two numbers as e.g. "Verses 1-2", "Verses 3-5" and both numbers must be considered by calculating the date (previous version of the script allowed only one number to be contained in a title). Making possible to use of Date picker script for those who post pieces of analysis means standardizing of setting of dates for all posts which have titles containing numbers and that in its turn makes it possible in some future to automate setting of dates for such posts completely via ExpressionEngine's extension.

With the version 2.0 of Date picker script it is possible to order by date posts which have titles containing one or two numbers. E.g. posts can be ordered as here: "Verse 528", "Verse 529-530", "Verse 531", "Verses 531-533", "Verses 533-535" etc.

This version is not compatible with the previous one. Incompatibility with the previous version has two aspects:
1. Version 2.0 accepts as an input a string containing one or two numbers in a range from 1 to 9999 (earlier version accepted string containing one number in a range from 1 to 99999).
2. For the string containing some number version 2.0 outputs later date than previous version.

UPDATE Mon, December 28, 2009
Date picker tool was removed from the Platform section because more advanced way of ordering of entries was adopted. Now ordering of entries is done using Seeries add-on which is based on series of entries concept - pipe delimited string of entry ID numbers.

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