These are chat archives for WebDevStudios/CMB2

21st
Mar 2015
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 15:49
hi i am wondering if CMB2 is recommended for production use yet?
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 15:49
Certainly. It's used in production on some very high profiles sites already.
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 15:50
cool, i am currently using CMB1 is there any special upgrade path?
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 15:51
Well, quite a lot has changed. The fields should work the same, but the way to register fields has changed. You'll want to look through the example-functions.php file: https://github.com/WebDevStudios/CMB2/blob/master/example-functions.php
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 15:54
thanks for taking the time. I will review and give it a go.
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 15:55
sure, good luck
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 15:56
would you recommend against running cmb1 along side cmb2?
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 15:56
It can work, but generally, I'd avoid it if possible.
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 16:01
does this chat have a specific use or can people ask whatever cmb2 questions they have?
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 16:02
It's pretty open
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 16:09
great resource then. Is the future of CMB2 solid in your opinion? My constant fear in the plugin space is relying on a plugin and having the support and/or development stop.
and this type of plugin is easy to start using everywhere
is there any pro like support options?
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 16:12
Well, we use it at WebDevStudios for nearly every project. It's future is pretty solid, for sure. Also, if you're familiar with Pods, it plans on using CMB2 as its backbone as well.
Support is community based and happens on the wordpress.org support forums
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 16:12
i like how this plugin stores data and uses WP functions vs how ACF seems to do its own thing which is very risky as its only supported by a lonely developer in Australia
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 16:15
Agreed on all points. ;)
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 16:15
do you know of any gotchas or tips to keep in mind when using CMB2 in a multisite?
Justin Sternberg
@jtsternberg
Mar 21 2015 16:15
No, shouldn't matter.
cggit
@cggit
Mar 21 2015 16:17
good stuff, well im gonna get to work have a great day thx again