New Release: PeepSo 2.2.5

PeepSo 2.2.5 delivers the long anticipated “Post Straight To Group” feature along with some user experience improvements around the postbox and groups related guest views.

Postbox – new UI & UX, post straight to group

The Post Straight To Group feature is now out of closed beta and available for everyone. The main Community postbox now features a little Groups icon which allows users to quickly post into a group they belong to without navigating to the group page. The icon opens a simple search pop-up to narrow down the list. There are some technical limitations to this feature: posts cannot be scheduled in groups, and photos need to be uploaded after selecting a group.

Post to Group
Post to directly to a Group

After introducing the aforementioned feature (and Scheduled Posts earlier this year), we added quite a few icons to the postbox bottom bar. To simplify the experience, we streamlined the somewhat confusing design where a group of bigger buttons would break up into a bigger list of smaller ones – the small postbox icons are now the default and only state of the postbox option bar, which works great with status indicators and label overlays introduced in the previous releases.

Groups vs Guests

We have improved the behaviour and design of groups and group posts when viewed by guests (users who are not logged in). The old design and user experience were not exactly ideal – overloaded with either login forms or irrelevant “no access” messages – so we have redesigned the interface and flow in this particular scenario. That being said – secret groups are still, well, secret.

Other changes

MarkDown shipped with the free PeepSo Foundation now supports the table syntax. We fixed some RTL issues in the admin panel and improved performance of the maintenance scripts responsible for group members – group followers consistency checks. See the full changelog here.

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I am a professional nerd with **over a decade of experience** in the field of Open Source web development. Before [PeepSo]( I was a contractor and have helped build successful businesses around the world, including USA, UK, Germany, Indonesia and Malaysia. A couple of years leading up to founding PeepSo, I was involved with JomSocial - a social networking extension for Joomla. Stepping up from the role of contractor to business owner, I became [PeepSo]( founder and Chief Technology Officer. I strive to build beautiful, fast and functional software that **empowers the users to build their own digital tribes with full autonomy and freedom** often not available on the mainstream social networking media. As a **location independent** *digital nomad* I travel almost constantly, although over the past five years I have spent most of my time in Indonesia and Malaysia. I speak fluent English and Polish, decent German and Spanish and even some Indonesian.

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@peepso_user_2999(Jesse EVANS)
Great Stuff. Post Straight to Groups is off the chain
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