Brand new GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 3.6 brings another batch of new features: SEO Tools, control revisions display, current topic information widget, tool to close old topics, more admin side controls, improvements to widgets and many bugs fixed.
This version has a very long changelog and it brings a lot new features, updates and fixes. Main focus is on SEO related tools, but there are plenty of other new things, most of them requested by plugin users in the past month or so.
New module for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) includes features that should improve some of the aspects related to SEO. Some SEO problems are related to various SEO plugins, some are related to bbPress itself, and new SEO Tools attempt to solve at least some of them. Plugin has options to override the title generated for title tag for single forum, single topic and single reply. For single topic and reply you have options to override auto generated excerpt and to also hide content if topic or reply are private. This solves issues that some SEO plugins are having when generating meta description tags. And if you don’t use SEO plugin, you can enable adding of meta description for forums, topics and replies. For private topics and replies plugin can add meta robots tag set as no-index. Finally, you can wrap bbPress default breadcrumbs into Google Rich Snippet code for breadcrumbs.
All current plugin widgets are improved and several things are fixed (content wrapper, several styling issues in profile widgets with some themes). But, this time, plugin adds a new widget called Topic Information. This widget shows various information related to currently opened topic. You can select what information will be displayed. Image on left shows full display with all currently supported information. Widget will show content only if on topic page, and will be hidden on all other pages. CSS for widgets is now in it’s own file to allow use outside of bbPress only pages.
And, here are some more new features included in this plugin version:
- Protect display of topic/reply revisions
- Tools to close old or inactive topics
- Various admin side improvements
- New forum metabox with Privacy override options
- List current attachments in topic/reply edit mode
- Select roles that can create private topic/reply
Finally, there are many updates to signatures, attachments, options and admin interface. As for the fixes, plugin fixes some signature related problems and regressions from previous version, some issues with private topics, and problems with widgets.
As usual, if you find any issues with the new version, use the forums to report it, and include as much information as you can.
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