PeepSo 1.6.0 Plugin Improvements

PeepSo 1.6.0 comes packed with new features and improvements. In my previous blog posts I told you about the PeepSo core improvements, the new ProfileSo plugin and about the six new widgets that make your community even more engaging.

In this post I’ll tell you about the improvements and new features that we’ve added to some of our existing plugins and about upcoming new plugins.


Photo Albums

We’d been toying with the idea of adding Albums to PeepSo and I’m glad to say that the first stage of that operation is behind us. If you’ve already upgraded to PeepSo 1.6.0, you’ve already been enjoying them. With this release we’ve redone the photos page in user profiles and added Core Albums.

Those albums are:

  • Stream Photos
  • Profile Pictures
  • Profile Covers

While Stream Photos aren’t new, the Profile Pictures and Profile Covers are all-new and shiny. If a user wants to change an avatar or profile cover, the albums let them review every avatar and profile cover they’ve ever added. It’s a nice history.

Core Photo Albums in PicSo
Core Photo Albums in PicSo

Each album also has its own navigation so that members can browse all the photos in an album without having to close the modal window.

We’re still working on custom created albums. It’s a big topic so look out for it in a future release.

Set A Profile Avatar Or Cover Photo From Photo View

We added ‘Options’ in modals when members view their own photos. Right from that modal, they can set an image as either their profile avatar or their profile cover.

Set Cover / Avatar from photo view.
Set Cover / Avatar from photo view.

Show New Avatar And Cover Photos On Stream

Another new setting lets admins generate a post on the community stream when a user changes their avatar or profile cover. It’s a nice touch that turns an image change into a community event. Their friends can Like and Comment on the picture.

Stream posts about Profile Cover and Avatar change.
Stream posts about Profile Cover and Avatar change.

Adding Photos To Comments

And with this version, users can also add a photo to a comment! The photos are assigned to the person who added them and they only appear in the comments, not in user profiles or photos or any of the photo-related widgets.

Photos in comments under posts.
Photos in comments under posts.

Messages and Chat

Read Status On Messages

Ever wondered whether someone read the message that you sent to their inbox or in Chat? We’ve got you covered! This feature lets users add ‘Send Read Receipt’ notifications to conversations. Users can choose not to send those read receipts if they’d prefer not to.

Upcoming New Plugins

PeepSo – PMP Integration

PMP (Paid Membership Pro) is a very popular membership plugin for WordPress. It lets you create membership levels and restrict pages to paying members. A lot of people have asked for an integration with PeepSo and I am happy to say that we are almost ready to release this integration plugin. Look out for it soon.

PeepSo Email Digest

The PeepSo Email Digest uses the most engaging content to bring people back to your community. It sends them an email with the latest and most popular posts on your community.

This plugin is almost ready. I’ll make a special announcement as soon as it’s released.

No PeepSo?

The free PeepSo Core version is fantastic. But if you want to unlock the true potential of social networking for WordPress, install the other plugins today.

If you’d like to see what’s coming up next, check out our roadmap here.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Upgrade PeepSo today! Here’s the documentation to help you with it.

Read More About PeepSo 1.6.0

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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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