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Retirement for Some Plugins

GD aZon FUSION Pro, GD bbPress Widgets free plugin and GD Star Rating are no longer in development. GD Star Rating premium support is no longer available for purchase, and all existing licenses will remain active and available until they expire, and they can’t be extended.

GD aZon FUSION Pro was not selling well and also it was became development problem. Amazon SDK used to access Amazon data for stores is no longer development, and other libraries would require big plugin rewrite, and the sales are not enough to make it viable. GD bbPress Widgets is a free plugin and it will be available for download, but it is not going to be updated anymore. GD Star Rating is not developed for some time, and now premium support is also closing down. Plugin is not compatible with WordPress 3.6 or newer, and providing support for a product that is not compatible with new WordPress versions is a big problem.

Modules for plugins are no more. One available plugin was not selling well, and it is now removed. Features in that module will be merged with one of the new versions of the plugin.

All this will allow me to make better use of development resources on the four Pro plugins. This way plugins that are already popular and have solid users base will get more new features, more documentation and guides. Retired plugins will remain available for download for all users with Dev4Press Plugins Pack license, but there is no support available for them. Documentation and support topics that already exists will remain available.

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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 “Retirement for Some Plugins”

  1. What was the reason that you are removing GD Star Rating, even this plugin is so popular.


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    • Plugin became too complicated to maintain, too many things in WordPress changed and to fix all issues in last plugin version I would need a lot of time I simply don’t have. Even starting from scratch is a big problem (I tried that). I will create new rating plugin when I get the time.

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