BNS Early Adopter


Show off you are an early adopter of WordPress by displaying a message showing what version you are running (alpha, beta, release candidate and/or stable versions).


Latest version: Download BNS Early Adopter v0.7.1 [zip]


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Shortcode: bnsea

The parameters are very similar to the widget

  • ‘title’ => Can be used as a lead-in message, remember to wrap phrases in double-quotation marks
  • ‘show_alpha’ => false by default, use true to activate
  • ‘show_beta’ => false by default, use true to activate
  • ‘show_rc’ => false by default, use true to activate
  • ‘show_stable’ => false by default, use true to activate
  • ‘only_admin’ => false by default, use true to activate

NB: Custom CSS may be required when this shortcode is used with some Themes.


Q. Q: Why would I want to use this plugin / widget?
A. To show your faith in WordPress code and the developers who write it.



  • Released December 2013
  • Code Reformatting and version compatibility update


  • Released July 2013
  • Corrected Administrator Only conditional and added admin only classes
  • Added filter for “Administrator ONLY View” text


  • Released April 2013
  • Fixed conditional logic used to display plugin
  • Refactored where $ea_display boolean value is set


  • Release February 2013
  • Added code block termination comments
  • Added more i18n compatibility
  • Change to PHP5 style class code format
  • Changed constructor function name (BNS_Early_Adopter_Widget) to __construct (i.e.: PHP5 code format)
  • Moved all code into class structure
  • Moved bnsea_display out of widget method
  • Pushed minimum required WordPress version to 3.2 to handle PHP5 requirement
  • Renamed BNSEA_Scripts_and_Styles to scripts_and_styles


  • Release November 2012
  • Documentation updates
  • Optimized output buffer code used in the shortcode function
  • Remove load_plugin_textdomain as redundant


  • Documentation updates
  • Programmatically add version number to enqueue calls


  • Compatible with WordPress 3.4.1


  • Fix issue of plugin not displaying with stable versions


  • Added margin: 0 to ‘h3.bnsea-output’
  • Updated screenshot


  • Added release candidate option


  • Added conditional display widget check: if no version is checked, or no matching version is found the widget will not be displayed.
  • Cleaned up grammar conditional statements
  • Added only show administrators option
  • Added shortcode support
  • Added screenshot of default widget option panel


  • Initial Release.

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