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GD Press Tools Pro 5.1: Griffin

New major release for GD Press Tools Pro is here with version 5.1 (codename Griffin). This version includes 3 new addons, many new backup features and improvements, information panels, fixes and more.

New Addons

The new version brings 3 new addons: Database, Google Analytics, and OPcache Control.

Google Analytics Addon Basic Settings
Google Analytics Addon Basic Settings

Database addon displays the list of all database tables with most important information about size, database engine, and few more things. You also have options to optimize and repair tables (if needed). There are also options to truncate and drop tables. These options are disabled by default, and they can be used only on some tables to prevent you from removing data or tables WordPress needs to work. Make sure you read provided information before enabling these options. This addon is disabled by default, and you need to enable it from the Addons settings panel.

OPcache Control addon will be enabled only if you have Zend OPcache enabled for PHP on your server. This extension is included and enabled by default on PHP 5.5, 5.6 and 7.0. The plugin adds information panel with the status of the OPcache and an extra option to clear OPcache cached data. This option is added into WP Toolbar menu too. If PHP runs under CGI/FastCGI API interface, reset option will not be available.

Google Analytics addon allows you to integrate Google Analytics into your website. Besides adding the tracking ID, the plugin can disable adding of the tracking for specified user roles, enable some of the Analytics additional features and also integrate custom dimensions. Check out the knowledge base for tutorials on this addon.


Backup addon got many improvements with this version. The plugin can now remove transient records from options table before database backup, and you can also limit the length of individual INSERT queries. The plugin will also attempt to catch errors during the backup process (this depend on the source of the error, and some errors can’t be caught due to PHP limitations). Backups and Tasks grids include improved filtering. Backup upload to S3 is improved to use 2 threads during upload, and AWS SDK is also updated.

System Information panel includes some improvements to System panel (OPcache extension status, PHP API interface and server timestamp and datetime) and two new panels for a status of both Memcache and Memcached extensions. Debugger improves the way it logs and displays logged information for Doing It Wrong and Errors and when the caller backtrace list is available for the event.

And fixes

There are several bugs fixed in this version including a minor warning in the S3 upload code, deletion of old backups not working, several issues with Cron Control addon, some issues with the events log.

If you find any more errors, please report them in the support forum. And, check out the knowledge base, some new articles and FAQ is added since previous release.

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GD Press Tools Pro plugin for WordPress
Powerful administration plugin for WordPress

Collection of various administration, backup, cleanup, debug, events logging, tweaks and other useful tools and addons that can help with everyday tasks and optimization.

About the author

Milan Petrovic
Milan Petrovic

CEO and Lead developer of Dev4Press Web Development company, working with WordPress since 2008, first as a freelancer, later founding own development company. Author of more than 250 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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