GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 4.2 is a major new update that brings accessibility support to various plugin features (BBCodes Toolbar, Attachments), new topic views, many improvements, and fixes.

Accessibility

BBCodes Toolbar is improved with better HTML structure that uses proper button controls for each toolbar button. And, various ARIA elements are added to help screen readers to identify these buttons and not mix them with links. Right now, all buttons are passing standardized screen readers testing tools. A similar thing is done with Attachments upload form and few other areas where some screen reader required markup was missing. On the admin side, many of the settings controls are updated with proper screen readers required markup too.

More new features

The plugin can now add statistics bellow the list of forums on the main forum index page. This is similar to other popular forum software, and it is a useful feature to make bbPress closer to powerful standalone forums.

Forum Stats
Forum Stats

Two more topic views are added to show topics with most thanks, and current user topics with most thanks. New conditional functions are added to check if the topic or reply is locked (based on the plugins lock forum functionality). Topics list can display a thumbnail if there is one set or plugin can find an image in the topic content. Threaded replies are partially supported for private topics (only first level). New posts widget has an option to exclude forums by forum ID.

And more

There are many improvements in this version with some of the widgets, quote processing, some of the plugin files organization. And, several bugs are fixed: problems with online users tracking and some problems with method names in some of the plugin modules. Online tracking now also tracks most online users, and this can be displayed in the online users widget.

If you notice any problems with the plugin, stop by the support forums to report it. Let me know what you think about the new version, and as always, suggestions are welcome. And don’t forget, most of the features in this version are requested by the plugin users.

Next 4.3 version

Version 4.3 is scheduled for July 2016, and it will focus on improving Thanks feature (including AJAX support), adding the new feature to report topic or reply to administrator and improving forum locking feature.

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MillaN
MillaN
Dev4Press owner and lead developer

Programmer since the age of 12 and now WordPress developer with more than 8 years of WordPress experience, author of more than 100 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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5 Comments

  1. Randall Camacho says:

    absolutely no regrets purchasing this plugin !
    i have never seen such huge updates over short periods of time.
    it feels very rewarding to get such value from a WP plugin.
    keep up the GREAT work !!!

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    1. MillaN says:

      Thank you!

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    2. Mark Cummins says:

      Second that, really great plugin.

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  2. Alex S says:

    Nice job, I really like the reporting feature coming. Good job on making it accessible though, I like plugin authors that actually care about the blind community.

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    1. MillaN says:

      Thanks!

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