Genealone is genealogy software that was available in WordPress and supported from about 2014 up until around late 2016. I was in communication with the author David Nebesky several times over the years. He became ill and disappeared for a while. He then returned around early 2017, and was working on Genealone 3.0. After a short amount of time I no longer heard from him. In 2021 there was mention on the Genealone website that there would be continued development by a new author, however the website is gone now and there’s is no related software available that I’m aware of.
With PHP 7.x and 8.x (8.0 especially) many fatal errors occurred. I was able to debug the code and fix those issues. There was a bug in the original GEDCOM export that will render the output data invalid if a self refresh of the page occurred. The export was an alpha version and only included name, birth, death, marriage, and family. I have been working on a new version of the export, which is currently deemed complete, and all the attributes required to create a successful GEDCOM file are output. This includes notes, all events (birth, death, burial, etc.), sources, documents (images, PDF, etc.). This new export, plus other fixes to run on PHP 8.x are available for anyone who needs them.
I have run into an installation with a small language customization. This caused fatal errors in the Genealone admin area when running PHP 8.x. There is a possibility that some installations with customizations for language or other needs, outside of the built-in setup, will receive a fatal error. This particular error was identified and resolved.
With MySQL 8 there was another fatal error introduced because of the old way Genealone talked to the new MySQL database version. This has been resolved as well. MySQL is the backend database that houses all the information (settings, data, pages, posts, etc.) for WordPress.
With the upgrade to PHP 8.x, a bug surfaced in the TCPDF utility used to create summary pages of an individual in PDF form. TCPDF was upgraded to the latest version and is now working.
I now edit my trees on Ancestry.com, and export the data to a GEDCOM format file to upload into Genealone to provide another way besides Ancestry to view the data. I have found no other software for WordPress that has functionality like Genealone yet.
If you would like the updated software or have questions, please use the Contact form. You must be on version 2.1.1., which was the last release. This website is currently running on PHP 8.2.
Revised: 8 May 2023