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GD Press Tools 4.4 Pro Beta #2

New Beta for upcoming GD Press Tools 4.4 Pro brings more improvements: backup process fixes and lowered memory usage, bug fixes to some of the SEO related features, improvements to spam fighting, more auto tagger API’s supported and improved stability for final 4.4 release.

Beta #2 brings more bug fixes and many core improvements, refactoring and code optimization. Most important change concerns backup process and optimization for both database and files backup. Database backup now uses considerably less memory, and ti can work even with normal memory limit server has for PHP. On a website that normally uses 36-48MB of PHP memory, database backup for a large database using built in SQL export (not command line), takes 46-50MB of memory. Because of this, memory requirements for this type of backup will be lowered to 64MB. As for files backup, some optimization now resulted in 10% lower memory use, and most backups can complete now with only 128MB of PHP memory.

Improved SQL Queries Debug panel
Improved SQL Queries Debug panel

SQL Queries panel in Debugger is improved to show statistics information about execution time, and to filter what is displayed by speed. Few more improvements are coming to debugger for 4.4 Stable. Auto tagger now can use OpenCalais and TagThe services, for WordPress 3.5 option is added to disable XML-RPC, most link operations on admin side are protected with nonce.

GD Press Tools 4.4 Pro will be released on Thursday, October 4 2012, so it is not too late to report some more problems for fixing until than. Roadmap for the plugin after 4.4 version is released is updated, and it contains more milestones with shorted development period. It is important to know that new 4.5 version will drop support for WP 3.0 and WP 3.1.

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GD Press Tools Pro plugin for WordPress
Powerful administration plugin for WordPress

Collection of various administration, backup, cleanup, debug, events logging, tweaks and other useful tools and addons that can help with everyday tasks and optimization.

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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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5 thoughts on “GD Press Tools 4.4 Pro Beta #2”

  1. Hi Milan,

    Looks like 4.4 has a compatibility issues with the WP Postie plugin…

    Notice: Use of undefined constant WP_POST_REVISIONS – assumed ‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’ in /*****/*****/public_html/wp-content/plugins/postie/postie-functions.php on line 2
    Notice: Constant WP_POST_REVISIONS already defined in /*****/*****/public_html/wp-content/plugins/postie/postie-functions.php on line 2586
    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /*****/*****/public_html/wp-content/plugins/postie/postie-functions.php:2) in /home4/lcciorgp/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 881

    Is this an issue with GD Press Tools or should I address this issue with the author of the Postie plugin.

    Regards,

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    • Try to disable option in GDPT for limiting number of post revisions. That other plugin tries to set it without checking if it is set or not. I will check to confirm, but problem is most likely that and on the side of other plugin.

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  2. Hi Milan,

    Thanks for the prompt response. That seemed to work.
    Interestingly, this only became an issue after upgrading to GDPT 4.4.

    Regards,

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    • I can confirm that problem is in WP Postie: in file ‘postie-functions.php’ they just have define for WP_POST_REVISIONS without checking if it is defined already, and that is not the way to do things for any WP based constant. You should contact them so they can fix the problem. My plugin always check before setting this constant. Postie loads after GD Press Tools, and that’s why problem is reported there.

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  3. Hi Milan,

    You are a good man for going out of your way to check the cause of this issue and I’m very happy to hear that it’s the “other” plugin.

    I have reported the issue to Postie author – so will see what comes out of that.

    Thanks,

    Robert

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