First major revision of GD Products Center Pro is here, bringing many new features (modules, new widget, new property fields), many improvements (comparison changes, updated libraries) and bugs fixed (rewrite rules, archive URL’s, exporting data, several visual problems).
Most important change in this version is the new subsystem for modules. Some of the plugin features are moved into modules: Sitemaps support, Rich Snippet support and Toolbar Menu. Features in modules will not be loaded if you don’t need them, making plugin resource usage more optimized. Also, you can expand plugin with own modules without modifying the plugin directly.
Plugin got new widget: Products Comparisons Lists. Since plugin is logging all the comparisons made, this widget can be used to display some of them in the sidebar, directly linking them. This can help engage users to see some comparisons.
Product type specification is expanded with the settings for date and month formating. And there are two new property types: month and custom unit. Month is similar to date, but you can set only month and year. Custom unit allows you to specify value with custom unit specification (like percentage). Saving date property type value is improved to allow better search and filtering. Comparisons are improved, and you can now specify how the URL for products comparison is formed: you can specify glue that connect products, and you can select product ID or product slug to form URL’s.
Many of the features in this version are proposed by users, and many more suggestions will be implemented with next versions. Very soon work will start on the next milestone that will include: improved comparison, vendors and products editions and few more things. For now, please report any problems with this version, and I will get to fix them as soon as possible.
GD Products Center Pro has own website for plugin showcase and small front end demo.
As a part of the Summer Special 2012 Deal, a coupon is available that will give you 25% discount for all plugin licenses. This coupon is: SUMMER2012. To buy the plugin, visit the plugin purchase page. Same coupon can be used for Dev4Press Plugins Pack from this page. Coupon is already applied to all purchase pages on Dev4Press and it is valid until September 1 2012.
As a bonus, if you purchase GD Products Center Pro Lifetime Standard license, you will get one theme license of your choice for free. For Dev4Press Plugins Pack Lifetime Standard license, you will get three themes.