New Release: PeepSo & Gecko 3.4.0.3

Compatibility improvements for Bricks Builder, and SeedProd Landing Page Builder. UI & UX improvements in chat, mentions / comments and lightboxes. Minor bug fixes.

What’s new?

Automatic mentions on comment replies

By default, if mentions are enabled, clicking “reply” on someone’s comment will automatically mention them. On top of serving as a visual cue in more crowded threads, it also sends a second notification. This sometimes leads to notifications doubling up. The “double notifications” question is something we will address in our new push-capable notification engine, but for now we added an option to enable or disable automatic mentions on comment replies.

Automatic mentions can be disabled in PeepSo > Configuration > Stream Posts > Mentions

Advanced ads title override for the PeepSo Stream ad type

Some users have rightfully pointed out that Advanced Ads generally uses ad titles for internal purposes, letting the admins name the ads in order to identify them easily. The PeepSo Stream ad type broke convention and used the title as the header of the ad in the stream as well.

To make things more flexible, we introduced a title override field in PeepSo Stream ad type. If not empty, the ad in the front-end will use this title instead of the “main” ad title.

The title override (yellow, bottom) can now be used in PeepSo Stream Ad so that the primary title (yellow, top) can be used as an internal description.

Chat improvements

The full message view received a minor facelift, with the context menu now rendered as a dropdown instead as a list of icons. This results in a cleaner interface and should prevent users from accidentally leaving conversations after mistaking the “leave” button with a “close” button. We also added a missing CSS class in that view fixes the read messages icon only shown as delivered.

Third party compatibility

We have fixed all known conflicts with the Bricks Builder and SeedProd landing page builder, and improved the WPAdverts flow related to paid ads being published to stream before payment was confirmed.

Gecko & frontend improvements

Gecko’s disable mobile zoom mode now works properly on Apple devices. The bottom spacing around sticky sidebars has been improved. There is also a fix for MarkDown not rendering properly in reposts, and captions in lightboxes now have proper line breaks.

Reminder: PHP 7.3 and WordPress 5.5 are now required

Just in case you missed the 3.4.0.0 release blog: We have further discontinued support for older PHP and WordPress versions, and PeepSo 3.4.x now requires PHP 7.3 and WordPress 5.5. We recommend PHP 7.4 and WordPress 5.7.

Brought to you by PeepSo Team Matt Jaworski
I am a professional nerd with **over a decade of experience** in the field of Open Source web development. Before [PeepSo](https://PeepSo.com) 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](https://PeepSo.com) 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_34512(iurie grigoras)
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tel CENSORED PHONE NUMBER IURIE
May 11, 2021 8:03 am
@peepso_user_7(Eric Tracz)
@peepso_user_34512(iurie) posting such private info might not be the smartest idea. It'd be better if you asked people to contact you via chat and then provide that info. For your safety, I censored the phone number and email.

For anyone interested in doing that, please do contact iurie via chat.
@peepso_user_39432(Akerele Tobi)
@peepso_user_34512(iurie grigoras) Hello, I can help you build your community site, at a friendly rate. iI
sent you a friend request already
May 13, 2021 7:43 am
@peepso_user_23147(Johannes Genberg)
The new function of not showing mentions in notification seems to work fine, but there is a downside: now when you mention someone in a post, their name doesn't appear there either. Which wouldn't be a problem if you could mention anyone, and not just your friends. So effectively, now you can't mention someone in a post at all unless they are your friend.

I heard that the reason for not being able to mention anyone is because it would slow down the database. But would it be able to make it so that you can at least mention everyone involved in a post? That way it shouldn't tax the database that hard, right?
May 13, 2021 9:06 am
@peepso_user_10(Matt Jaworski)
@peepso_user_23147(Johannes Genberg) AFAIK that's how mentions are supposed to work. They list friends and anyone involved in the thread. If it's not the case, then it's likely a bug (or an issue with your site), in that case please send a ticket and we'll look into it.
May 13, 2021 10:22 am
@peepso_user_23147(Johannes Genberg)
@peepso_user_10(Matt Jaworski) Oh? Ooooh... I just noticed that you can do exactly that! Before, I wasn't able to mention non-friends in threads, so I just assumed that you couldn't mention non-friends at all. But yes, it does seem that you can mention people who are commenting in a thread. That is actually very very cool 😀

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