In version 1.3.0, we focused on tweaking some of the features. These tweaks are important for future versions.
Groundwork Laid For One-Click Updates For All Plugins
We’ve started the process of preparing PeepSo for one-click updates. Instead of uninstalling then re-installing all the plugins, for future versions you’ll be able to just click the update link next to each plugin. Very simple.
This function will start working in the next version of PeepSo. This should be the last time you update manually. Please remember that this is still work in progress. It will look somewhat like this:
One click updates and upgrades for PeepSo and its plugins.
PeepSo’s Router Re-Written
Now that PeepSo has been out for a while, we have had reports of a few URLs and third party plugins not working well with PeepSo.
To improve the compatibility and stability of the plugins, we wrote the router. That should avoid issues with popular plugins like WPML which change the URL of the page by making additions like:
This improvement is strictly under the hood. The only change you’ll see is the construction of the URLs. That’s usually just the addition of a question mark.
This is how the profile link appears in PeepSo 1.2.1:
And this is how the link appears in PeepSo 1.3.0:
Three-State Friends Buttons
We also changed the behavior, look and feel of the action buttons on user profiles. Adding friends is now a three-state button with no modal confirmations needed. It’s all ajaxified too.
3-state friends buttons on user listings
Those action buttons have also been added to all user listings. You can see them on members pages, user profiles, and your friend list. The design is consistent to give users a feeling of confidence and to avoid confusion.
Styling Tweaks and More Changes To Profile Pages
We made a few minor changes to the profile pages:
- Blocking users has been moved to a ‘cog’ icon.
- Users can be banned from the front end by clicking the cog icon.
- To save space, we replaced the “Send Message” button with an envelope icon.
- We improved the look and feel of the modal window for sending messages.
- Square avatars
- Removed gray shadow stripe and added shadow for letters
We’ve made sure that PeepSo styling is consistent. That’s why we went with square and sharp edges over rounded corners and round avatars. If you feel like all square is not your thing, feel free to check out our documentation on how to override PeepSo CSS.
In addition to those design and functionality tweaks, we also fixed a number of bugs. You can see the full changelog here.
What, No Chat Plugin?
The chat plugin is almost ready. It just needs a few design tweaks and some testing. It will be released next. Watch out for it!
Upgrade PeepSo Now
To update to Version 1.3.0 you’ll have to un-install and re-install all the plugins.
The free core version is fantastic on its own. If you want to unlock the true potential of social networking for WordPress, get the other plugins today.
If you’d like to see what’s coming up next, check out our roadmap here.
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