New Release: PeepSo 2.2.6 & Gecko

The sixth iteration of the Long Term Support PeepSo 2.2 family delivers further postbox redesign, improved Administrator abilities and a handful of long requested WPAdverts integration features.

Postbox UI & UX – finishing touches

After a couple of new postbox features were introduced in previous releases, and since PeepSo 2.2.5 eliminated the “big icon bar” for post types and merged it with the “small icons” bar, the interface became temporarily crowded.

In this release the “post type” selection (which used to be the “big icon bar” earlier) was further simplified to a single dropdown in the left corner of the postbox.

Important registration changes

Starting with this release, PeepSo no longer follows the “anyone can register WordPress option. Instead, the “disable registration” PeepSo configuration option needs to be turned on if you wish to disallow both WP and PeepSo registration (in favor of a 3rd party registration plugin or a completely closed community).

The People vs Administrators

Users can no longer block administrators. When any user is promoted to an admin, he is automatically removed from all block lists.

Administrators can now see and change the privacy of all posts (except ones made in groups, as groups have their own access control).

WP Adverts Integration

We implemented the category and grid views in PeepSo WPAdverts integration. We also added search by location (if the respective WPAds add-on is present). It is now possible to disable the way PeepSo overrides the WPAdverts templates – if you choose to only stick to “post to stream” feature and/or want to build your own templates.

Other changes

We improved the performance of very big / complex communities (50.000+ users or 500+ or more friends) by implementing AJAX loading and internal per-user cache in the Friends widget. The native Country field was missing some options, namely “show in registration” and “searchable”. The groups plugin now does a better job at cleaning up notifications and posts belonging to deleted groups, and the video uploads feature has improved FFmpeg detection. See the full changelog here.

Gecko Theme Release

What’s new in Gecko Theme?

We added two new options to Customizer. The first one is to set Header Menu links color on hover, second one to Header “Burger” icon color so that can have a more unified look for mobile devices.

We also added or rather improved styling of the backend options for Gecko. Usually, mobile view for themes and plugins is limited on mobile devices for admin. We wanted to not limit it, but make sure you can actually manage to make changes in the backend easily no matter with what device.

On the fixes front, we did update our overrides for WooCommerce plugin as well as fixed Footer for the middle of the page.

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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_14415(Paul Veverka)
Also any posts people make are showing up on my personal Stream, rather than the Activity Stream. Additionally, random comments from other posts are duplicated on to new posts, without ability to expand. Haven't touched anything, or installed new plugins. Just happened after installing plugin updates this week.

All Avatar, cover photo and photo uploads now also fail.
April 30, 2019 12:55 pm
@peepso_user_14415(Paul Veverka)
@peepso_user_16764(Tiffany) me too. Reluctantly, i've decided to uninstall Peepso until such time it is compatible with again . It was absolutely the update of version 2.2.6 that broke the community on my site, the same hour it was updated. Wordpress say they didn't change anything and it is the plugin. Peepso admin say they were unable to replicate the "duplicated comments" and sudden inability to upload on their test server. My ticket is closed by peepso. I'm gutted though that no fix was able to be found, especially after such perfect , extensive use of the community beforehand. I just couldn't take any more complaints from my community and had to uninstall.
May 17, 2019 2:32 pm
@peepso_user_17081(Tiffany Briley)
@peepso_user_14415(Paul), that SUCKS. For as long as I stick around, I’ll keep you posted if they ever fix this. Did you go back to BuddyPress?
May 20, 2019 6:44 pm
@peepso_user_16224(Ankur Kulshreshtha)
If I don't have any photo or video plugin.. Add New option in post area just shows no attachment. This might add some confusion to users who would not see any meaningful option under add new. Any thoughts on this?
@peepso_user_10(Matt Jaworski)
@peepso_user_16224(Ankur Kulshreshtha) in 2.2.7 the unnecessary button will be hidden if there is only 1 option