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New Release: PeepSo 1.9.2

New Year, brand new PeepSo! Brace yourself as this one does come with some features everyone wanted for a very long time. We’ll start with search in posts and search / filtering users by single select profile fields.


For a quick and hassle-free upgrade:

  1. Go to the backend of your site > Dashboard > Updates (go here, instead of > Dashboard > Plugins, trust me)
  2. Select all PeepSo plugins that need to be updated
  3. Click ‘Update Plugins’ (note: this will deactivate all of the add-on plugins), don’t worry, they’ll come right back on during Step 6 promise!
  4. Update PeepSo Core
  5. Go to the backend > Plugins
  6. Reactivate all PeepSo plugins

The whole operation doesn’t take more than 3 minutes. Should you have any issues or questions, please do contact usALSO IMPORTANT. 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!

Alternatively, if you feel you can’t take the wait, you can go to your account, download the latest versions and do the following: Backup everything. Deactivate all PeepSo plugins from your site. Install the new versions from the zip files, just like on the first installation.

Search in Posts

After months of refactoring PeepSo code in the background we’ve been able to bring the Posts Search that’s working the way it should. Meaning: it searches:

  • Exact phrase
    Searching for the exact phrase you entered in the search field. If you enter: “I love PeepSo” it will only look for that and give you results of posts containing “I love PeepSo”.
  • Any of the words
    Searching for any of the words you entered in the search field. If you enter: “I love PeepSo” it will show you posts containing: “I”, “love”, “PeepSo”, “I love”, “I PeepSo” “love PeepSo”… you get the idea.

Furthermore, by saying it works the way it should it also means that it respects the posts privacy. You’ll see the search results only from the posts that you have the right to see. That way you and Your Community can rest assured private posts or those shared only with friends will only be seen by people who have the right to see them.

Search results get highlighted accordingly so that you can spot the search results easier. The results are ordered by the post date.

Member Search By Custom Single Select Profile Fields

Searching members based on profile fields has also been long overdue but because of various reasons we couldn’t implement it earlier. With this version of PeepSo we’re adding searching members by Custom Single Select Profile Fields. It’s a first step to giving the option to search users by their custom profile fields.


We had to address the privacy issue on the fields. Since it’s a crucial aspect of any community. Admin can make any Custom Single Select Field searchable. However, by setting it to that you will also override all user privacy settings on that field and that field’s privacy will be set to: Site Members. There’s no other way around it. As an admin of Your Own Community make sure to make an informed decision what fields you want to make searchable.

Users can be filtered / searched by their fields right in the Members page view search / filtering options and the fields you marked as searchable will appear there. Based on the field setting in the backend the appearance on the Members page will be affected. You have a choice of: Checklist or Dropdown.

Custom Single Select Search on Members Page
Custom Single Select Search on Members Page

Other Improvements & Bug Fixes

We’ve shrunk all assets images in PeepSo. It used to be 1.9mb now it’s 619kb in total. It’s 78% savings in files weight and bandwidth. Which means everything where you have images displayed like profiles, login view of the activity page etc. are loading much faster. Embedding links and their previews on the stream has also been improved greatly. We’ve also added code highlighting in Markdown in this version. Meaning, if you enter a block of code and mark what code it is, it’ll highlight the code’s syntax.

When it comes to bug fixes the ones that are definitely worth mentioning are localization fixes and making sure everything can be translated. Improving Email Digest’s email sending, making sure User Limits works on comment replies too. See the full changelog for all the details.

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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@peepso_user_10386(Josh Lewis)
I'm late to the party, but just want to voice my deep appreciation for this update. I'm extremely pleased that performance is taken very seriously along with advanced search functionality. Peepso keeps taking strides in the right direction. 😀
January 20, 2018 10:48 pm
@peepso_user_21456(Anna Stalknecht)
Did you guys delete the custom profile field search? I can't set any field to "searchable"
@peepso_user_10386(Josh Lewis)
@peepso_user_21456(Anna Stalknecht) I too wondered about this. Being able to search by custom fields is an important feature for finding people with specific skills, attributes, and availability.