After everything that happened in 2020, the whole world was looking forward to a new 2021. It is way too early to know if the new year will be any better than the previous one, but we all need to do our best to make it better.
And, when it comes to Dev4Press, after the short vacation, things are getting back to normal, with the development to resume today. This post will outline a few major components related to the development plans for the first half of 2021, including upcoming new projects, major plugin updates, and more.
Old plugin made new
The first big project for this new year is the new breadcrumbs plugin. This new plugin will replace GD Crumbs Navigator Pro, and more information will be available very soon. Hopefully, the new plugin will be released by the end of this month, or in early February at the latest. What I can say, the plugin will be available as Free and Pro edition, and anyone with the license of the old plugin will automatically be switched to the new one. An official announcement post will be published soon with more information.
bbPress related plugins
Work has started on GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 6.4. Version 6.3 was released in August 2020, and the new version should be released later this month. GD bbPress Toolbox Pro is also scheduled to get version 6.5 in May 2021. Other bbPress plugins will be updated too, but there are no exact plans on which plugin will be released when.
Improving mailing queue
GD Mail Queue Pro and Free plugins will be getting major updates, with the focus on the improved email queue processing, especially for the systems with the limits in place related to the number of emails that are allowed in a day or hour.
And other plugins updates
Plugins GD Press Tools Pro, GD Content Tools Pro, GD Security Toolbox Pro, and GD Rating System will all get at least one major update each. More information will be available later.
A secret project
Finally, I have started work on a new plugin. For now, I will keep it a secret, but I can say that it will be a huge plugin and it will be available as a completely free plugin. I have set aside limited time to work on it, and I hope to have it ready in the second half of 2021. In the next few months, I will write more about it. Right now, I am working on the plugin core and a lot of work still remains, but so far, I am satisfied with the way the development is progressing.
That’s it for now, let me know what you think about the plans for the development and new plugins and updates coming from Dev4Press. If you have specific suggestions about new features for any of Dev4Press plugins, stop by the forums and let me know.