A major change is coming in Task Rocket 4
It’s been a long time coming, but better late than never. Task Rocket 4 will allow – among other things – the ability to give a task a status besides just complete or incomplete.
A brief explanation
Since the very beginning of Task Rocket, the way completed tasks have been handled is by simply moving them into the trash. So a completed task is in fact just a trashed post. And an incomplete task is just a published post.
This approach has been fine up until now, but going forward this is limiting some of the intended newer functionality and also prevents some existing issues from being solved, because there’s only so much WordPress will let you do with posts that are in the trash.
To make this possible will involve a significant engineering change (currently in progress), and will also require you to run a script to make v3.x compatible with v4.0 onwards and going forward. The script will be a custom plugin I’ve already created (aptly named the the ‘Task Rocket 3.x to 4.0 update tool’) and will be free of course. You will be required to run it once only, then deactivate it, and we shall never speak of it again.
The update tool will perform the following operations on your database:
- Add a status to all incomplete tasks called ‘incomplete’
- Add a status to all completed tasks called ‘complete’
- Change all trashed posts to a published state
Aside from the trash also now behaving as it should, this also solves the problem of not being able to interact with completed tasks, such as adding comments or modifying them.
New task statuses
The (self explanatory) new statuses for tasks will be…
- On hold
- In progress
…but I’m open to suggestions (comment below) as long as they are project management broad rather than specific to your unique use case.
Update: You can see the new UI in action here.
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