It is a last day of 2011, and I will try to summarize the last 365 days in the life of Dev4Press. But first, I would like to thank to all my faithful users that supported me and my projects over the years and I do my best to improve all my plugins and themes in the coming 2012.
First stable release for GD Products Center will be released in about a month from now, and the goal is to implement all the planned features that are listed in this post. This is not the final list, and things can change. For development after 1.0.0, many more features are in consideration.
Few days remain in 2011, and this is last release from Dev4Press in this year. Work on GD Press Tools Pro will resume later in January 2012. For new, this release brings several important changes and new features, better optimization for resource usage and number of bugs fixed.
Here is another minor revision for GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools Pro with number of fixes for overriding default post types and taxonomies. Also, plugin now comes with tools that can be used to reset plugin settings and data, cached registration and WordPress rewrite rules.
New Lite version is released with updates for WordPress 3.3 and improvements in plugin loading and optimization. There are some cosmetic changes in this version, minor changes in the core for registration of post types and taxonomies and improvements to readme file.
This will be last version of GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools Pro released in 2011. After new years, I will start working on next major 3.6 version that is targeting late January, early February release. 3.5.5 fixes some bugs and improves some bbPress integration features.
Minor update for GD bbPress Attachments plugin brings updated German and Serbian translations, updated readme.txt file, topic/reply admin side meta box shows attachments upload errors and plugin option for REL tag for images is expanded to allow adding of topic and reply ID.
New WordPress is here, and it is first major release in the past 3 years I have mixed feelings about. It has several interesting features for developers, but it doesn’t offer anything that important for most WordPress users, with a small drop in the overall performance on admin side.
There are many services to shorten links, including one supported by WordPress, but if you have a great short name domain, best thing to do is to have your own service to shorten links. And to power it, best solution available is YOURLS and its WordPress to Twitter plugin.
Earlier this month I have published test of 35 plugins and their impact on the loading of WordPress. Based on interest for that article, I will not stop there. Each month new tests with more plugins will be conducted to help users and to help developers to make better plugins.
With WordPress 3.3 released, here is new GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools Pro with few more bugs fixed, one new feature (debug print functions) and several updates and changes to the rewriting and all fixes and changes from two previous maintenance releases.
WordPress now has 4 versions in 3.x line. With slow adoption rate for previous two major versions, despite great 3.2 release, question is will the new WordPress 3.3 manage to persuade users to upgrade? This benchmark will try to give, at least, partial answer to that.