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Development

Modded plugin: Headspace2

Headspace2 is great plugin for SEO. I prefer it much over other solutions like All-In-One SEO. But, problem with it is slow development and problems with WP3, unneeded features while missing features I need for my websites. So, I decided to work on my own version.

Roles and Capabilities

Roles and Capabilities in WordPress are added long time ago, but they still didn’t fully replaced user levels. Finally, levels are marked as deprecated, and should be avoided. So, it’s a good time to make a final break from them, and upgrade plugins to use capabilities.

New Templates System: T3

A while back I have developed templates system for GD Star Rating plugin, called T2. It was good, but there are some limitations that made it not so easy to use. New version of the system is called T3 and it uses similar approach but with many new things.

Making BuddyPress Themes

One of the goals I set for xScape themes is to eventually add support for BuddyPress. But making BuddyPress theme from scratch is not that easy as you might expected, and no wonder that there are only handful of quality BuddyPress themes available.

GD Press Tools 3.7 BETA

Next milestone version of GD Press Tools Pro is coming soon, and here is the latest Beta version. Final 3.7 version will be released by the end of next week. There are several new features that need more testing and few more important changes.

How to fight spam registrations and blogs???

OK, I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of cleaning my websites of spam registrations and spam blogs in case of multi site installations. And no matter what I tried, nothing really solves the problem. So, I decided to do something about that.

Dev4Press Updater Beta Available

Updating pro versions of our plugins is now easy to do as it is for the free plugins from WordPress repository. Updater plugin is currently in beta stage, so a bugs are to be expected. Please, try it and report any problem you find so it can be fixed for the final release.

Current development status

In the past weeks, there were not many news here on Dev4Press. But that doesn’t mean that nothing is going on. So, this post is intended to be sort of a announcement of our plans for the period until the end of March including both plugins, themes and premium support.

Soon: Auto updater for Pro plugins

As I promised when this new Dev4Press started last month, there will be plugin able to automatically upgrade Pro plugins the same way WordPress does for regular plugins. And this updater plugin is currently under development and will be released next week.

Upcoming Auto update plugin

All free plugin will still remain on the WordPress.org, and will be auto updated using WordPress plugin update as usual. But this is not working for premium plugins since they are not on WordPress.org. So, we decided to make our own update plugin that will do the same for our premium plugins.

WP Benchmark: Setup

As I have announced already, I will going to benchmark various aspects of WordPress and plugins used. Before I proceed publishing benchmark results I am working on right now, I want to describe the benchmark setup I will use, WordPress versions and plugins that will be installed. So here is the test environment.

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