PeepSo 1.6.3 Is Out!

In the previous release we totally redid the notifications in PeepSo. We also did the Photo Albums, and those changes made us all very, very happy. So happy, in fact, that we decided to make more of them. In this release, we’ve brought a giant bag of brand-new and shiny!

All-New Notifications System

Just when you thought notifications couldn’t get better… we find a way! Not only are notifications more compact now but they also do more. Sure, they’ll take you to the view of the post, but if the notification is about a comment or a Like on a Comment, the page will also scroll to the comment itself. We’ll even flash a highlight there so that you just can’t miss it. See it in action:

Styling Improvements

Photo Albums are a great way to share photos and keep them organized but we wanted them to look even better. Nailed it! Here’s how they look now.

Revamped Photo Albums view.
Revamped Photo Albums view.

Registration Fields

Ever since we redesigned the profile fields in PeepSo and added the Extended Profiles plugin to our portfolio, we thought we should also include those extra fields on registration. It’s done.

There’s now a simple switch next to the fields in the Profiles configuration options. Check the switch and the field will appear on the registration form.

Profiles Settings - marked switch on separator and field for showing it in registration.
Profiles Settings – marked switch on separator and field for showing it in registration.

All the rules and settings are still kept and applied. So if you make a field compulsory on the profile, it will be compulsory on registration. All validation rules are applied too.

Frontned User Registration - clearly visible validation notices.
Frontned User Registration – clearly visible validation notices.

Other Improvements

File System Directory

Our support staff are often asked about an inability to upload photos. It could be a profile avatar or any photo on the stream but the solution is almost always the same: to make sure that the file system directory is writable.

To reduce those incidents, we’ve added a check that runs in the background when you visit the WP Dashboard or any other admin page. It will tell you if there is a problem with the file directory.

Nested Comments

Nested comments now follow the same rule as regular comments. If you set the number of comments to display to 3, for example, then both regular and nested comments will show the last three comments.

Comments will now always be visible, you won’t have to click “view replies” to see what was said, and you’ll never miss a reply on a nested comment.

Email Field In User Profile

We’ve added an email field to users’ profiles on the front end, enabling users to change their email addresses right from their profiles. The field and the workflow are dependent on WordPress behavior so all relevant email notifications about the change are sent out appropriately.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. You can see the full changelog here.

No PeepSo?

The free PeepSo Core version is fantastic. But if you want to unlock the true potential of social networking for WordPress, install the other plugins today.

If you’d like to see what’s coming up next, check out our roadmap here.

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Brought to you by PeepSo Team Eric Tracz
I'm a Digital Nomad currently living in Manila, The Philippines. Co-Founder and CEO of First time WordCamp Speaker at WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2017, WordCamp Singapore 2019 and hoping to speak more soon. I started my journey with open source nearly a decade ago as a simple support guy. Joomla! was my first encounter with the world of Open Source. After that period of my life got phased out I fell in love with WordPress and never left. I have been both lucky and at the same time I worked my ass off to get to where I am right now. Free time, if I have any, is usually spent with my wife and / or travel around South-East Asia. Even when I'm supposed to be on a little vacation, not a day goes by when I don't check up on PeepSo. So far visited or lived in: Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hungary, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China, Japan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Norway, Germany, Scotland, England and more... Whenever possible, I jump on my Ducati Monster and just ride.

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