Timeline

15 December 2009

Dev4Press Established

Dev4Press was established on December 15, 2009. The website started with 3 premium plugins: GD Press Tools Pro, GD Simple Widgets Pro, and GD Taxonomies Tools Pro. It also included Pro support for the GD Star Rating plugin.

Centralized Dev4Press Store

Dev4Press is now run by the new specially made store plugin that integrates license management, releases and downloads handling, and user accounts.

11 January 2010
11 January 2010

GD Affiliate Center Pro

The new plugin is released for adding, managing, and displaying affiliate ads on the website. It was able to manage affiliate sources, add new ads for each one, manage ads by size, track the views and clicks…

Dev4Press Updater

Dev4Press Updater was made to be used as a centralized install and update plugin for all other Dev4Press plugins (and soon, themes). It was more efficient to have all the update code handled by one plugin, instead of having each plugin handle own updates.

5 March 2010
30 March 2010

xScape Theme Framework

xScape was an advanced framework made for WordPress themes with the goal to make themes development easier. In the first few months, several themes were released, built on this framework.

GD AZON Fusion Pro

New plugin for the integration of Amazon products into WordPress powered website, with the full search of Amazon to find product, add products to the plugin database for display on the website.

20 August 2010
25 February 2011

GD Press Tools Pro 4.0

A major update for the all in one administration plugin bringing a lot of new features, including backup, various SEO and security features.

GD Custom Posts and Taxonomies Tools Pro 3.0

The new version was a massive update that brings support for custom fields and custom metaboxes for adding additional content into posts with a wide range of meta field types.

25 May 2011
27 August 2011

GD bbPress Attachments

The first plugin for newly released bbPress 2.0 plugin, and for adding attachments into bbPress forums.

GD Products Center Pro

A brand new plugin made for adding products of various product types, with a detailed description, specification and ability to compare product specs.

September 10, 2011
September 19, 2011

Dev4Press Forum on bbPress 2.0

With the release of stable bbPress 2.0, all the Dev4Press forums have been migrated from old bbPress standalone forums to the new plugin version.

GD Pages Navigator 5.0

An old plugin has been rewritten and expanded with new features, with the modernized interface and improved WordPress support.

September 19, 2011
May 2, 2012

GD bbPress Tools

A second free plugin made for bbPress 2.0, with various tools and features to further expand bbPress powered forums.

GD bbPress Widgets

A third free plugin made for bbPress 2.0, with various widgets for the bbPress powered forums.

17 May 2012
27 May 2012

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro

A first Pro plugin made for bbPress. The initial version included all the features from bbPress free plugins with a few more tools and features added.

Retired two Plugins

GD Simple Widgets / GD Affiliate Center
Both plugins reached the end of the line, due to very low sales and low interest.

2 December 2013
3 December 2013

Dev4Press Website V4

A new website version was launched, including a completely new licensing system. The website was running the latest xScape based theme called Xposed.

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 3.0

A major update that features a completely new plugin interface that will be used for all future Dev4Press plugins. The plugin included many more new features as well.

15 April 2014
8 August 2014

Retired: GD Star Rating

One of the hardest decisions ever made was to retire the GD Star Rating plugin. After a few attempts to made the 2.0 version, a lot of issues with plugin security, architecture, and expandability, the plugin was retired.

Retired Two More Plugins

GD aZon FUSION / GD bbPress Widgets
Both plugins reached the end of the line, due to very low sales and low interest.

8 August 2014
18 November 2014

GD Clever Widgets Pro

The plugin to replace retired GD Simple Widgets Pro included 8 widgets in the first release and introduced a brand new interface that all other Dev4Press plugins will use for widgets.

GD WebFonts Toolbox Pro

New premium plugin for adding web fonts into the website, with support for Google Fonts, powerful customization, and integration into the editor.

6 January 2015
2 Jul 2015

Dev4Press Website V5

A most significant change to the website was the fifth version, and it brings complete reorganization of the website, new theme, new features and a lot of other great things.

GD Knowledge Base Pro

GD Knowledge Base Pro is the most powerful knowledge base plugin for WordPress with templates system, integration into bbPress, articles and FAQ, live search, and more.

3 Jul 2015
3 Jul 2015

Dev4Press Updater 3.0

Version 3.0 brings much better integration into WordPress and the existing update screen, making the update process easier.

GD SEO Toolbox Pro

This plugin started the process of breaking GD Press Tools Pro into three separate plugins, and this one included all the SEO related features from GD Press Tools Pro and more.

12 November 2015
25 December 2015

GD Rating System Pro and Free

After more than a year in development, the new rating plugin was released, with addons based architecture, a lot of powerful features, much easier to customize and integrate.

Dev4Press moved to SiteGround

In December of 2015, we experienced prolonged downtime due to the issues with ASmallOrange hosting, and on January 3, 2016, Dev4Press has moved to a new cloud server on SiteGround.

3 January 2016
13 March 2016

GD Press Tools Pro 5.0

GD Press Tools Pro spent a lot of time in limbo, stuck on version 4. It had an old interface and structure, and it took a while to rewrite it and modernize it, and at the same time bring many new features.

GD Security Toolbox Pro

Old GD Press Tools Pro was essentially split into 3 plugins, and the third one was dedicated to the website security.

19 March 2016
21 September 2016

GD Content Tools Pro

Old GD Custom Posts and Taxonomies Pro plugin has been replaced by a completely new plugin. A new plugin has all the features of the old one, include the migration tool. The plugin had new and modern meta fields and boxes system with repeater and over 30 field types.

GD Crumbs Navigator Pro

A brand new plugin for implementing powerful breadcrumbs solution that covers a wide range of third-party plugins, advanced breadcrumbs generator, rich snippets supports and more.

21 October 2016
13 November 2016

Retired all Themes

Another hard decision, but the themes market is very saturated, and Dev4Press themes never reached a lot of interest, to begin with. Dev4Press website will continue to use xScape2 based theme.

Dev4Press Website V6

Another major update for the Dev4Press website, now based on the new xScape2 theme with a lot more improvements and changes.

13 November 2016
2 February 2017

Addons for GD Rating System Pro

GD Rating System Pro was envisioned as a modular system, and now it has received first addons. Addons are made to work with the Pro version only.

GD Topic Prefix for bbPress

A new plugin, made for bbPress, for adding prefixes to each topic and to allow for filtering and generally easier way to find topics in a forum, or across all forums.

21 February 2017
20 April 2017

GD Topic Polls Pro for bbPress

Yet another bbPress plugin, this time for implementing polls with topics, and with a wide range of options to control poll responses, how long the poll is open and more.

Switched from SVN to Git

For years, all the Dev4Press plugins were using SVN for version control. Finally, in May of 2017, all repositories were migrated to Git, powered by the Amazon AWS CodeCommit.

17 May 2017
30 June 2017

GD Knowledge Base Pro 3.0

A major update to the knowledge base plugin included a new templates system based on theme compatibility approach and support for all WordPress themes. And, it had analytics, new shortcodes, new content types and much more.

Retired: GD Products Center Pro

This was the last of the plugins based on the old interface, very complicated and falling behind. With very low interest for the plugin, and the need for months of development to rewrite it, the decision was made to retire it, with the possibility to resurrect it in the future.

1 August 2017
8 November 2017

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 5.0

A huge update for the very popular GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin, bringing many new features, including the much-requested Setup Wizard.

GD Rating System Pro 3.0

Another major update to the rating plugin, this time bringing a new rating method based on the slider control.

25 December 2017
21 June 2018

GD SEO Toolbox Pro 3.0

After a long while, GD SEO Toolbox has gotten a major update that included many new features and improved interface.

New Website: bbPress Help Club

bbHelp Club is a website dedicated to providing free support for bbPress plugin and forums.

9 August 2018
2 October 2018

GD Power Search Pro for bbPress

Plugin number 4 for bbPress, implements advanced/power search for bbPress powered forums, including various filters, results highlight and more.

Dev4Press Website V7

Version 7, is the biggest update Dev4Press has ever received affecting support website, user profile, plugin pages and more. And it also introduced a new licensing system.

24 October 2018
7 March 2019

GD Quantum Theme Pro for bbPress

A unique plugin for WordPress and bbPress, replacing all the default bbPress templates with modern-looking templates and styling, fully responsive and designed based on the flex grid system.

GD Security Headers (Free Plugin)

A brand new free plugin for adding various security headers into WordPress, including powerful Content Security Policy header. And, it can log policy breach reports.

28 March 2019
3 May 2019

GD Mail Queue (Free Plugin)

GD Mail Queue is a unique plugin for WordPress, bringing the advanced email intercept and modification system with the sending emails using the background queue process.

GD Mail Queue 4.0 Pro

Soon after the free edition, Pro version brings support for the REST API based email services, addons, various improvements, and new features.

20 June 2019
14 October 2019

GD Members Directory Pro for bbPress

The Premium Plugin number 6 for bbPress adds a member’s directory page to bbPress powered forums, listing all forum members.

GD Quantum Theme Pro 2.0 for bbPress

The major update brings major new features, including new themes, styling customization through customizer and more.

18 November 2019
24 February 2020

GD Rating System Pro 4.0

Major update to the rating plugin brings new database organization, tons of performance updates and many new features.

Dev4Press Library 3.0

Major rewrite for the Dev4Press Library, soon to power more and more of Dev4Press Plugins. For new it is the core of the 3 plugins.

15 March 2020
24 April 2020

GD Forum Notices Pro for bbPress

New plugin for bbPress for adding rich content notices anywhere into bbPress forums with a lot of customization options.

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 6.0

Major release bringing many new features, improvements and fixes. The biggest update since version 3.0 in 2014.

14 May 2020
22 June 2020

GD Forum Manager for bbPress

A free plugin implementing methods for quick and bulk edit of forums and topics from any bbPress frontend page listing forums or topics.

DebugPress

Brand new free plugin implementing debug panel for WordPress, tracker and many debug related tools.

17 September 2020
18 November 2020

DemoPress

Easy to use, free plugin for generating demo data for new WordPress website: users, posts, comments, terms and more.

GD Topic Prefix Pro 3.0 for bbPress

Support for multiple prefixes for each topic based on the multiple prefix groups for each forum.

8 March 2021
14 April 2021