PeepSo 1.5.7 Is Out!

PeepSo 1.5.7 has been released and is now available for download.

It’s a minor compatibility release that ensures everything works well with the latest version of WordPress 4.5.

Unless there are any major issues, PeepSo 1.5.7 will be the last of the 1.5.x series. The next release will be 1.6.0 featuring Extended Profiles with brand-new customizable profile fields (Yay!)

We’re aiming to release a Beta version of PeepSo 1.6.0 early next week. Stay tuned.

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Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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.

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

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PeepSo 1.5.6 Is Out!

PeepSo 1.5.6 is now available and ready for download.

PeepSo 1.5.6 is a minor release. We’re still working hard on version 1.6.0. It’s almost there so this will most likely be the last release of the 1.5.X series. Unless, something urgent comes up.

We currently have no reported bugs in PeepSo (yay!) so if you think you found a bug we missed, do let us know. We love getting rid of them!

This version introduces statistics and feedback gathering so that we can continue improving PeepSo. It’s an opt-in feature so if you don’t want to let us know how PeepSo is performing, that’s fine. It’s your choice and we want to be very clear about this.

If for some reason you don’t like PeepSo or can’t make it work the way you’d like, you can de-activate at any time. On deactivation, we’ll invite you to complete a feedback form that can help us to improve PeepSo. We really appreciate everyone’s feedback!

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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.

Get PeepSo Today!

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

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PeepSo 1.5.5 Is Out!

PeepSo 1.5.5 is now available and ready for download.

This is a great release. We know Christmas is a long way off but we’ve got a giant sackload of gifts for you in this version of PeepSo.

Third Party Plugins

PeepSo is starting to get some third party plugins. It’s a trickle at the moment but we’re expecting that trickle to develop into a river soon. To head off any confusion, we’ve made some changes to the list of your plugins. It’s a small change but it does make all of the official plugins stand out, and makes navigation easier.

List of PeepSo Core plugins.

List of PeepSo Core plugins.

Dashboard Reorganization

First, we reorganized the dashboard to make it more usable for admins. We’ve hidden the list of plugins for admins who already have them installed and activated, and for communities that verify members before adding them to the community, we’ve added a list of users pending approval. The dashboard also now has a list of reported items so that admins can deal with them quickly.

PeepSo Dashboard

PeepSo Dashboard

Mailqueue

Some websites have experienced issues with WordPress cron not executing in a timely manner either due to low traffic or a misconfiguration. So we’ve decided to create an endpoint for PeepSo mailqueue. It can now be executed on the server like a regular cronjob and you can be sure that emails will always go out without getting stuck in the mailqueue.

Gravatar support

Oh yes. As of version 1.5.5 PeepSo supports Gravatar avatars. You can allow your users to use gravatar or not. It’s all up to you. And for them it’s just one click away. I mean, really. One button.

PeepSo Gravatar Support

PeepSo Gravatar Support

 

That all sounds great, doesn’t it? Here’s the big one…

PeepSo and WSL integration

WordPress Social Login in PeepSo.

WordPress Social Login in PeepSo.

WSL stands for WordPress Social Login. Starting from PeepSo 1.5.5 your users will be able to register and log in to your site using a range of different platforms, including:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Yahoo
  • Instagram
  • WindowsLive
  • Steam
  • And more
PeepSo and WSL Integration

PeepSo and WSL Integration

All you need to do is install and enable WSL.

PeepSo setting for enabling the WLS integration

PeepSo setting for enabling the WLS integration

We’ve also improved or fixed a bunch of other issues in this release. If users have not registered their names, the profile will now show their usernames, and we’ve cleaned up the wording in a few places to make the settings clearer to admins.

What’s Coming Up?

We’re getting closer to finishing Customizable Profile Fields. We are also looking for beta testers who would be interested in getting to know CPF, working with them and reporting any issues back. If you’re interested send me a message here. I’ll post a separate blogpost announcing the progress of the CPF later this week.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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.

Get PeepSo Today!

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

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PeepSo 1.5.4 Is Out!

PeepSo 1.5.4 is a minor release, focusing on bug fixes and small improvements. We’ve enhanced tagging suggestions when marking conversation participants, and we boosted the performance of the tagging suggestions when they appear. We’ve also improved the way we handle Likes. The interface now changes immediately to give the user instant feedback while the message to the server to register the Like is sent in the background. That’s just a few things that changed in this version.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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. You get a FREE trial by clicking the link below.

Get Free 30-Day Trial!

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

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Happy Half-Birthday To PeepSo!

PeepSo is now six months old! (Yeah, we partied.)

It’s been a busy time. We’ve had 15 new releases, over 6,000 downloads, over 600 active installs and one brand new plugin (more coming soon). We’ve also received a ton of great feedback from our early adopters which has really helped us to make PeepSo even better! You can see our full changelog here, and our roadmap here.

3 Premium Plugins Are Now Totally Free!

To celebrate our first six months in business, we’re releasing three of our premium plugins on WordPress.org. You can download them free of charge and try out the features before you invest in PeepSo’s full bundle. That’s now just $99.

Which Premium Plugins Are Now Free?

  • MoodSo – Share sixteen different moods on the news stream with cool emoticons.
  • LocSo – Share locations with a map. The map is generated automatically, displayed on the stream and tracks the user’s location. It also works with the Messages plugin, allowing users to share their location on their messages.
  • TagSo – Tag friends and participants in a post to increase engagement.

How Do I Get These Free Plugins?

You can download the plugins from our website or install them through the WordPress backend. Go to the administrator area > Plugins > Add New and in the search box look for “PeepSo”.

PeepSo plugins in WordPress

PeepSo plugins in WordPress

What If I Already Paid For These Plugins?

If you’ve already paid for these plugins with Bundle #2, you are entitled to three additional months on your bundle subscription. Write to us and we’ll add the time to your license.

Migrate From BuddyPress Easily

PeepSo to Buddy Press Migration Tool

PeepSo to BuddyPress Migration Tool

If you’re using BuddyPress and want to use something better, we offer a free migrator plugin. Within a few minutes (depending on the size of your community), you can move all of your information from BuddyPress to PeepSo in an elegant and seamless way. Read more about the BuddyPress to PeepSo migrator here.

Join Our PeepSo Community

To see how PeepSo looks and works in a real environment, check out our own community. It’s already active with members asking questions, making suggestions and communicating—just like a community on your website can do. So go ahead, introduce yourself. We want to get to know you! Tell us who you are and what you need, and we’ll be happy to reply. We answer all posts.

Take The Leap To PeepSo!

PeepSo has been getting raving reviews. It’s a solid, well-written product with amazing and modern features that you and your members will love. Don’t get stuck in the past! Try PeepSo for 30 days free. You’ve got nothing to lose!

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PeepSo 1.5.3 Is Out!

PeepSo 1.5.3 is now available. That’s great news… but there’s even better news.

We’ve decided to give away three of our premium plugins for free! Pretty cool, huh? Yea, we think so too! You can read more about it here.

PeepSo 1.5.3 is a minor release, focusing on bug fixes and small improvements. We’ve also improved the views in the backend on mobile devices so administrators can now manage their sites with even greater ease.

Other improvements include better alignment of some elements in specific browsers and chat handling on mobile devices. Also we improved how ‘likes’ are displayed. They’re more prominent now.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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. You get a FREE trial by clicking the link below.

Get Free Trial!

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

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PeepSo 1.5.2 is out. A great start to the new year!

This is a minor release focusing on bug fixes and WordPress 4.4 compatibility. We really emphasized the code quality and testing during not only this update but all the previous ones, and when we checked PeepSo on WP 4.4 we found a slight misalignment of styles in the backend configuration options – that’s been fixed. Apart from this there were just a few minor bugs. It’s all good now.

Deep in development

We’re still deep in the development of Customizable Profile Fields. When they’re ready, you’ll be able to create profiles exactly the way you want. We’re also working on improving the current functions and adding new features.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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. You can buy them by clicking the link below.

Buy Today!

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

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PeepSo 1.5.1 Is Out And Ready For You To Download

PeepSo 1.5.1

PeepSo 1.5.1

PeepSo 1.5.1 is the most advanced and stable version we have released so far. It comes with a lot of improvements, bugfixes and even a couple of new features.

New Feature! – Order Your Photos

Adding lots of photos to postbox has always been a great feature. But we felt that it was time to offer even more. Now you can not only upload multiple photos at once, you can also arrange them so that they are in the order you prefer. It’s great when you want your pictures to tell a story.

Rearrange photos in postbox.

Rearrange photos in postbox.

New Feature! – Mute Conversations

Sometimes you want to focus but you don’t want to turn off the entire chat feature. You just want to turn off one annoying person or group.

You’ve got it. Now you can mute conversations, and you can even apply time settings so that no one will thinking you’re blocking them forever.

Starting from PeepSo 1.5.1 you will also have control over who can write on your profile wall. You can choose between site members, friends, and nobody but
you.

Mute conversation.

Mute conversation.

Improved Cropping, Friend Requests, Themes, And More

We take PeepSo development very seriously. We want PeepSo to be the best social networking experience available for WordPress regardless of the device. So we redesigned the entire cropping library. You can now crop your profile picture easily on a mobile device.

This version of PeepSo also comes with unified handling of friend requests and three-state buttons. Every user listing uses the same logic, less duplicate code, and the same experience throughout the application.

We improved compatibility with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes. We tested PeepSo extensively with the theme as well as with the Divi builder. It looks great and works so smoothly.

Validation on the config options in the backend of PeepSo has also been improved. Validation now happens in real time instead of waiting until after you hit the ‘Save’ button. If there’s a problem with the values, you’ll know immediately.

Bugs Were Squished In The Making Of This Version

A bit of bug squishing means that you can now send images through chat not only in PeepSo view, but from anywhere on the site. And adding anything before or after the PeepSo Shortcodes on pages won’t cause any problems.

This Is What Else We’re Doing

We’re continuing to make PeepSo better with each release and we couldn’t be prouder.

And yes, we are working on adding custom fields to user profiles. The deadline isn’t set, but we want to release it as quickly as you want to use it 🙂

Once that’s done, we’ll start working on Groups.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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. You can buy them by clicking the link below.

Buy Today!

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

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PeepSo 1.5.0 Is Out And Ready For You To Download

PeepSo 1.5.0 is a major release with lots of changes. Not all of the changes are visible but you will be able to see the design improvements, the addition of ‘Read More’ links to posts and comments, and the reorganization of PeepSo images, letting you customize your community to fit your needs.

Design Improvements

We removed the gray background from both the Light and the Dark themes. Now PeepSo blends so much better with the backgrounds of various themes. It looks perfect on solid backgrounds and on textured backgrounds based on images or patterns. You can see how beautifully it turned out in the screenshots below.

PeepSo using Dark Theme with Image background.

PeepSo using Dark Theme with Image background.

In addition to removing the background, we also added plenty of small tweaks and changes that help PeepSo to blend better into your site’s theme.

‘Read More’

Very long posts or comments can take up valuable space on the stream. Allowing members to write really long posts means that other users have to do plenty of tedious scrolling to reach the content they want to read.

Read More settings in PeepSo Configuration.

Read More settings in PeepSo Configuration.

That’s why we introduced the ‘Read More’ feature. Site admins can now set the amount of text to show on each post before a ‘Read More’ link shows the rest. You can also choose to display particularly long posts in their own view.

Long comments under posts can also be abbreviated with a ‘Read More’ link, but we didn’t create a single post view for comments.

How Read More works in PeepSo.

How Read More works in PeepSo.

Navigation Changes

To improve the profile navigation, we shortened the submenu of ‘Profile’ and put the ‘Stream’ and ‘About Me’ sections in separate views. Now the navigation is clearer and simpler for the end user.

Navigation changes in Profiles.

Navigation changes in Profiles.

ChatSo Improvements

The biggest improvement in ChatSo is its integration with the PicSo plugin. From this version on, you and your users will be able to send images directly from chat.

Send images directly from ChatSo

Send images directly from ChatSo

The number of open chat windows also now adjusts to the size of your window so you can comfortably open more than four chats at the same time if you want.

ChatSo adapting to your screen.

ChatSo adapting to your screen.

And users can also decide whether the chat window is minimized or open when they receive a new message.

Setting for opening chat windows.

Setting for opening chat windows.

Changes Under-The-Hood

One of the biggest improvements still under way is the preparation of PeepSo for handling customizable profiles. The first phase is done: we have refactored the code so that it can easily handle the existing fields and values in a new DB structure. The next phase will focus on allowing admins to customize the existing default fields, and phase three will introduce new field types including single select, multiple select, text field/area.

Make The Community Yours

You can now customize avatars, profile covers and virtually any image in PeepSo. Overriding PeepSo CSS has always been easy. Now we’ve made the customization of PeepSo images just as simple. Here’s documentation on how to do it plus a quick video below.

Other Bug Fixes And Improvements

Whenever you edit the configuration you will receive a notification of a change to the site’s values. It’s an automatic reminder to save or discard your changes.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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. You can buy them by clicking the link below.

Buy Today!

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

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PeepSo 1.4.2 Is Out!

PeepSo 1.4.2 is a hotfix release that also features small improvements. We addressed a few issues that were brought to our attention and that we felt needed immediate care.

We also added a setting in users’ profiles that allows them to show whether or not they’re online. Not everyone wants to share that information and we do understand the need for privacy. Your users can change their setting in their preferences.

Don't show my online status setting.

Don’t show my online status setting.

Other fixes include fetching links in the PostBox, email notification link improvements, and corrections in the advanced tab when saving changes.

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Automatic updates let you move quickly to the latest version—and you can do it all in the backend of your site.

Remember to update plugins in this sequence: ChatSo first, then all the child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade. You can see the full changelog here.

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. You can buy them by clicking the link below.

Buy Today!

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

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