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.
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.