Development process for new GD Products Center 1.2 is in full power, and this new version will include some very important core changes that aim to improve user experience with products comparison and products classification with different company post types.

Current development version is now running on the official plugin website demo, and you can see how the new compare box looks like. New box is hidden by default, and once you add product for comparison, it will appear. By default it is positioned above the content, but using custom function, it can be located anywhere on page.

Compare Box
Compare Box

Demo is available here: www.gdproductscenter.com/products

As for the companies, plan is to have unlimited number of company types. But, that is currently unpractical and it can be too confusing, so plugin will add two company type: Brand (or call it Manufacturer) and Seller. Both can be modified (labels, settings), and for both you can set up many things: logo, company information, links…

On the visual side, plugin will include Font Awesome, and will have everything built to support font icons. Since they are becoming used more and more, and considering how lightweight they are and in the same time look better than images for this purpose, it is became almost necessary to have support for them. Many elements in plugin will allow use of these icons. If you want to use some other icons font beside Font Awesome, there will be a way to do that also.

Other changes will include:

  • Support for multiple display styles.
  • Improvements to generating titles.
  • Few more improvements to compare page.
  • Direct support for TwentyTwelve theme.
  • Updated third party libraries.
  • Many bugs fixed.
If you have some suggestions about minor changes that could be added to this version or bugs to report, please do so in the forum. It is expected to release new GD Products Center 1.2 in about 5-6 days.
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MillaN
MillaN
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Programmer since the age of 12 and now WordPress developer with more than 8 years of WordPress experience, author of more than 100 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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8 Comments

  1. Antonio says:

    Hello Millan

    The slug is forced to be “manufacturer” and “seller” or can it be modified?

    Thanks

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    1. MillaN says:

      Everything can be adjusted including slugs for company types.

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  2. Ah! you’ve integrated Fonts Awesome in this update! that’s amazing, just can’t wait to try it on my site. When, is the update coming?

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    1. Oh! it’s already mentioned “5-6” days!

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    2. MillaN says:

      Read the post again :), it is coming over the weekend most likely.

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  3. antorome says:

    Hello,

    so which would be your advice?
    Manufcaturer and brands are just taxonomis right now used for filtering.

    The point is that I have a lot of products, associated to brands, but I have also a custom post type created for those brands where I have a lot of info about them.

    If I use now the new manufacturer feature from gdpc I will have conflict with slugs etc.

    Any suggestion?

    Thanks

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    1. MillaN says:

      In the next few versions company types will get more features, including display component (pages similar to products and archives). So, you will be able to use your data by converting your posts to brand post type.

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  4. antorome says:

    So, in the meantime, is it worthy to change from gdpc taxonomies to manufacturer?

    thanks a lot

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