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GD Rating System Pro 3.5 Beta #1

Version 3.5 is an upcoming major update for GD Rating System Pro with many new features and updates. This is the first Beta version, that should be used to test the changes before the stable version is released.

If no major issues are found with this release, the stable version will be released on January 7, 2019.

This Beta version is not ready for the use on the live websites, it might contain serious bugs! Use only for testing purposes only on staging or localhost development servers!

The new version brings 2 new addons, both related to BuddyPress integration: Activities and Notifications. First one is for adding each logged vote into the activity stream, and the second one to notify authors when their content has been rated. Both addon support use of Rules to set up notifications and activities for individual rating types and methods.

BuddyPress Notification Settings
BuddyPress Notification Settings

And, this new version introduces a major change in how the CSS and JS are working in the plugin. Now, all CSS is rewritten into SCSS (it makes it more flexible and easier to maintain). And, all JavaScript is split into several files, so that each method has own file. This makes it possible to load only parts of the CSS and JS that is needed. But, if you want to always load everything at once, the plugin has new options to force loading of the full CSS and JS files. All files are available as source and as minified.

The new plugin version includes a number of other updates and fixes. Also, Multi Rating Addon 2.4 has been released as Beta also, and if you use this addon, you must install new Beta to test with the main plugin Beta version.

For now, if you find any issues with the new version, please report them in the support forum.

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GD Rating System Pro plugin for WordPress
Ultimate rating plugin for WordPress

Powerful, highly customizable and versatile ratings plugin to allow your users to vote for anything you want. Includes different rating methods and add-ons.

About the author

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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