Here is the new version of the plugin that includes some new features, improves some features and fixes several bugs. HTAccess settings now include new tweaks from PerishablePress 5G Firewall list and you can set custom SMTP settings for WordPress email sending.
Email / SMTP Settings
Global settings panel got new settings tab for custom SMTP server to be used with wp_mail and WordPress mailer. You can use predefined GMail account with your username and password or custom SMTP server. You can also override default from name and from email for sent emails. And you can test settings to make sure that everything is OK.
This should work with most servers, depending on their settings, so test it to see if your SMTP can handle it or not.
More HTAccess Tweaks
Jeff Starr is well-known for security related work on his PerishablePress website. His latest htaccess tweaks are released as 5G Firewall list, and I have included query and request string tweaks in the GD Press Tools security panel. Be sure to test all the changes, because some of them can cause problems in very rare cases, as with anything that is htaccess related.
Security & Backup
If you move wp-config.php outside of the WordPress main folder, security and backup in GD Press Tools will ignore this file for security check and backup. Now, this is changed, and plugin can detect if this file is moved, and will use the correct path for it.
Bug fixes include: inconsistent dates in the backups now fixed with new functions, duplicated action for unloading jQueryUI, minor issues with debugger printing of arrays and objects and broken loading of translation files. gdr2 library has several new functions and many improvements to some of the core functions also.
Once again, thanks to Frank P. Walentynowicz and his continued contribution for improving some elements of the plugin.
Win the plugin license
It’s not too late yet, and if you don’t already have license for Pro version, here is the chance to win it simply by using Twitter. So, two lifetime standard licenses will be given on March 4 2011. To take part:
- You only need to follow us on Twitter.
- Tweet this:
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- You can tweet as many times as you want, the more the better are chances to win.
Hurry up, and get 40% discount for this plugin (for yearly recurring payments standard and developer licenses, coupon is applied to initial payment only): GDPRESSTOOLS4. Coupon can be used until March 7 2011.
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