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.

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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 1.5.3 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 1.5.0 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.

Comments? Questions?

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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.

Comments? Questions?

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PeepSo 1.4.1 Is Out!

PeepSo 1.4.1 focused on bugfixes and small improvements to PeepSo’s existing features. Some of the enhancements are strictly under-the-hood but others make PeepSo look—as well as behave—better than ever.

Dark Theme

We added a button in PeepSo config that switches PeepSo to Darth… Dark… DARK THEME. This is just the beginning of a long term plan for PeepSo to blend into various colored themes. If you wish to customize PeepSo’s CSS, I recommend reading this doc.

Dark Theme for PeepSo

Dark Theme for PeepSo

The beauty of it is that it’s really simple to set. All you need to do to get the dark theme is go to the backend of your WordPress site > PeepSo config > Appearance and change the theme from Light to Dark.

Change From Light to Dark Theme in PeepSo

Change From Light to Dark Theme in PeepSo

Email Notifications

Email notifications have a great impact on a community. We’ve improved the content of the notifications so that they’ll be even more effective and we’ve also created a beautiful new template that’s super-clean.

Beautiful and clean email notifications.

Beautiful and clean email notifications.

If you are upgrading PeepSo we can’t override your notifications settings so we added a Reset button. If you haven’t made any changes to the email notifications text you can update it now by clicking the button in the Settings.

Who’s Online?

This release introduces information about users currently online. The online status will be displayed right next to users’ names making contact fast and easy. It’s shown on users profiles:

Online indication on profile and chat.

Online indication on profile and chat.

It’s also shown on user listings like the members page.

Members page who's online indicator.

Members page who’s online indicator.

ReCaptcha

PeepSo Core now uses ReCaptcha on the registration form. With your registration protected from all those spam bots, there’s no more need for a third party solution. You can easily configure ReCaptcha in PeepSo backend and it works brilliantly on registration.

Bugfixes and other small improvements

In addition to those changes, we also improved avatar quality; resized and compressed profile cover photos to enhance performance; and adjusted the cover photo vertically and horizontally depending on the used image ratio and many more. You can see the full changelog here.

Adjust panorama cover photo horizontally.

Adjust panorama cover photo horizontally.

Under-the-hood

We started a long term effort to speed up PeepSo as it grows. We implemented speed measuring routines in some of the under-the-hood logic to track down parts that run too slow. In the first wave of improvements we refactored some user search logic and shortened the average page load time by 5-10 seconds in a few worst case scenario websites with a large user base.

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 other child plugins. Core PeepSo plugin should be updated last. Here’s documentation that explains how to upgrade.

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 and ChatSo 1.4.0 Are Out!

As Abraham Lincoln said:

ChatSo is fantastic. I use it every day.

ChatSo is fantastic. I use it every day.

Well okay, he didn’t say that. But he definitely would have done. PeepSo with ChatSo is that good! It will totally change the way your users interact on your site.

ChatSo is based on MsgSo and requires that plugin to be installed and activated. Without MsgSo, ChatSo will not work.

ChatSo Is So Pretty!

Looks aren’t everything… but boy, are they important. ChatSo looks amazing. It’s clean. It’s neat. It just works. Whether you want just one chat window open or need a tidy stack of conversations for easy browsing, ChatSo keeps your screen clean and clutter-free.

Chatso design.

Chatso design.

ChatSo Works Everywhere

With ChatSo, instant chat will be available on every page of your WordPress site. Users can chat while reading one of your blog posts—whether they have PeepSo view open or not. They’ll always be able to receive a message on your site and talk to a friend.

Chat, Break, Chat More

People will leave your site. They need to sleep, eat, bathroom breaks… but as soon as they come back to your site, they’ll find their chat windows exactly as they left them. Open windows will still be open; minimized windows will still be minimized.

ChatSo remembers where you left off.

ChatSo remembers where you left off.

Automatically Sync Chats Across Tabs and Browsers

Your users are likely to have multiple tabs open on their browser. Not a problem for ChatSo.

The chat windows sync continuously across tabs. Close a chat window in one browser tab, it closes in the other. Write in one, your message will display in all of them. Receive a message in one tab… you get the idea. Oh, and yes… it also syncs between browsers… neat, huh?

ChatSo syncing across tabs and browsers.

ChatSo syncing across tabs and browsers.

Mobile Messaging

MsgSo already works like chat so we’ll redirect users to the messages view on mobile devices. We don’t want to clutter the screen.

Moods, Photos, Location

You can see moods, photos and location tags in the chat view. Click the location, and you’ll see the map. Click a photo thumbnail and we’ll bring up the photo in a modal window.

While this version of ChatSo does not enable sending moods, location and photos, you can share them in the messages view and navigate to the full conversation view by clicking the ‘cog’ icon and selecting the full message view. We’ll add sending moods, location and photos in the next version of ChatSo.

Want Some Quiet Time? No Problem!

Users who want to browse your site alone can disable chat for a single conversation, just by clicking the cog icon on chat and  or turn it off completely using an option in their profile settings.

Disable Chat for a conversation.

Disable Chat for a conversation.

Changes to PeepSo Core

We have also made some improvements to PeepSo core. Like reorganising settings in the backend. As well ass adding the new setting for you to decide whether you want to use round or square avatars on your community.

Avatars settings.

Avatars settings.

Already Have Bundle #2?

Just use the Promo Code Below to get $10 discount on ChatSo!

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Go to your account and to your bundle #2. You will see ChatSo there. Click on ‘Add to Cart’.

You will be taken to the checkout view. All you need to do is add the promo code, checkout and enjoy ChatSo!

Upgrade PeepSo Now

Oh yes! Automatic upgrades are here! You can do it all in the backend of your site! Remember to upgrade plugins first, and PeepSo core as last one. After all of that is done. Install ChatSo. Here’s documentation on how to do it. You can see the full changelog here.

No PeepSo?

The free PeepSo core version is fantastic on its own. If you want to unlock the true potential of social networking for WordPress, get 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.

Comments? Questions?

Please leave them below.