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Development plans: March, April & May 2013

There are many plans for further Dev4Press development, as always, but the time to do it is not enough, as always. For the next 3 months, there are things I plan to work on and here you can find out which projects will get major development focus and new releases.

Please, take into account that this is not all set in stone, but I will do my best to keep with the plans, and keep with the release schedule for projects listed here.

GD Products Center

Currently, work is in progress on GD Products Center 1.2. Initial plan was to release it by the end of February. But, the changes involved are too complex, and it will take a bit more time. Plan is to release the new version by March 10. New version will include new comparison basket to replace current widget, new post types for the companies and few more very important changes and fixes. Plans for the plugin beyond this release are still forming, and it will depend on the users feedback. Minor maintenance release will be out as usual after 1.2.

xScape Themes

Another new theme is coming out in late March. Theme will be based on existing Xposed theme. New theme will be called Xposed II, and it will be fully responsive, it will feature use of Smart Responsive Menu and Breadcrumbs, updated responsive Nivo Slider, additional color schemes, improved styling and some minor layout changes. Another theme that will get into development after this one, will be targeted for May release. More on this one will follow, but I already have preliminary design and ideas on how the theme will look like and how it will work.

There are plans for few more themes for this year, and that will include previously announced newsScape II (new one will be loosely based on old one, it will be responsive, and it will have more layout options), new photo/media related theme and resurrection of my very first theme for WordPress called starScape. But that will wait for summer and autumn of this year.

GD Star Rating

I know I am a year or so late with GD Star Rating 2.0, but as I said before, other projects had priority over it. But, development continues, and I will release new Alpha by the end of April and another Alpha by the end of May. I hope that these will be last two Alpha releases before moving to Beta.

Plugins Maintenance

GD Custom Posts and Taxonomies Tools Pro will get one more maintenance release in first half of March. GD bbPress Toolbox will get one or two new versions in March (bbPress 2.3 compatibility). Same goes for free bbPress plugins.

Dev4Press Redesign

In the next 3 months I plan to redesign Dev4Press website completely to use skyScape theme. There are many custom templates build for current theme, and it will take some time to complete.

That’s it for now. If you have suggestions or bugs to report, please use the forums.

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Milan Petrovic
Milan Petrovic

CEO and Lead developer of Dev4Press Web Development company, working with WordPress since 2008, first as a freelancer, later founding own development company. Author of more than 250 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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2 thoughts on “Development plans: March, April & May 2013”

  1. Thanks for keeping us updated Milan! Look forward to gdsr2 beta!

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  2. Hi, i cannot find the new alpha’s for GD Star 2.0.
    Is it online? Please tell us if you are still developing this great plugin.
    Otherwise please tell us how to fix the moderation of multi ratings in 1.9.

    Thanks in advance.

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