Hover Cards. Second release of October (did I mention Hover Cards?) and even before the date set. Are we good or what? Hover Cards. There are about 30 new features, improvements and fixes. Including but not limited to Hover Cards, Hashtags, fixed minor compatibility issues with Elementor and SuperPWA plugins, Newspaper Theme and more. Hover Cards.
If your PeepSo is older than version 1.11.0, contact us and we will handle your update ourselves.
IMPORTANT NOTE. We release all plugins at the same time. Sometimes, it can take some time for all available updates to show in the backend of your site. If some plugins’ updates don’t show, wait. Just Wait. Don’t upgrade just some of them. Drink some coffee and wait. Your site needs to catch up to show them all. If you feel like it’s taking too long, contact us. We’re here to help!
For a quick and hassle-free update:
- Make sure your site is backed up. Preferably test updates on a staging site.
- Go to the backend of your site > Dashboard > Updates
- Select all PeepSo plugins that need to be updated
- Click ‘Update Plugins’ (note: this will temporarily deactivate all of the add-on plugins)
- Update PeepSo Core
- Go to the backend > Plugins
- Reactivate all PeepSo plugins
The whole operation doesn’t take more than 3 minutes. Should you have any issues or questions, please do contact us.
H to the O to the Ver Cards
Hover Cards. Ok, I’ll stop now. Sorry, I get excited. HC are something that we’ve dreamt of having for a very long time and the push to introduce them finally came. Right now when you hover your mouse over a user’s name within PeepSo community whether it’s in posts, comments or a tag, it’ll display a beautiful Hover Card that represents a short summary of the user.
Wanna see something cool? Hover over my name: @peepso_user_7(Eric Tracz) or tap if you’re reading this on your mobile.
For mobile experience Hover Cards show when you tap on a user’s name. First a Hover Card is shown, then from there if that is not enough you can navigate to see the entire user profile. Obviously, since mobile experience is different to desktop one so it follows a bit different rules.
This is the very first iteration of Hover Cards and we do have a lot of plans for that feature. Coming in next releases we’ll introduce an integration with VIP, Friends, Chat plugins and more. If you have suggestions for what should also be included in future Hover Cards speak now in the comments under this post or forever hold your peace.
User Limits Experience
When using User Limits, as we do on our own community, it’s paramount that the users affected by the limits are able to answer few very simple questions.
You can expand it to: Why can’t I post anything? Why can’t I comment? etc.
Expand this one to: What can I do to be able to post? What can I do so I can participate in the community?
We’ve been getting some reports from confused users lately so… I embarked on a journey to discovery. What I discovered was that they’re right. It was confusing so we have addressed that issue. The notices showing limited users have been improved and they link to their profiles / about to fill in the missing information.
Even though people might be limited within your community, they can still purchase stuff via WooCommerce, leave a review, add things for sale in WPAdverts etc. Before this release if users were limited completely, the behavior was inconsistent between different plugins. Now passive actions will show up on the stream as automations are always allowed to post.
Randomized GDPR archive names to increase privacy level just a notch was also added in this release. That means the zip will no longer be named: johnhancock.zip. Requiring user password to make changes crucial to the user profiles. That way even if someone left their profile open on a random device, they will be required to type in the password for example to change the email address.
Other Improvements and Fixes worth mentioning
Mobile experience for user profiles navigation. User profile navigation now indicates that there’s actually something there to scroll as well as keeps momentum when scrolling so it feels more natural. When viewing a hashtag stream, it’s also automatically added to the postbox. That’s done for 2 reasons, first to better indicate the context you’re browsing and secondly, since it’s already there in the postbox it’s just easier for you to add, aren’t you glad we saved you 3 seconds 😉 Longer Group names also made the cut. Right now you can have up to 64 character long group names.