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GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 6.2

New plugin version 6.2 is now available, continuing the work on the features reorganization started with 6.0, focusing on topic views, many performance-related updates, and a number of bugs fixed.

Previous plans were to have version 6.2 released by the end of July, but some priorities have changed in the meantime, so that resulted in the earlier release. The next 6.3 version is on track for late August (or early September) release, with the 6.4 version following by the end of the year.

This release had two goals: bring custom topic views into the Features format and improve the caching and performance of the plugin. But, there are a lot more things that were added to this release.

Custom topic views added by the plugin are very popular, and very useful. And, now, there are few more new views added, and additional settings to make the existing views even better. New options are added to enable RSS feed for views (all public views), and to include pending topics in the latest topics views. And, there are 3 new views added, to show only pending, spammed and trashed topics.

Custom Topic Views Feature

The Feature for custom topics views is completely rewritten, with the improved handler for the views registration, arguments building, and few more things, including better optimization for some of the more complex views.

Another new Feature added is Lock Topics. This is not a new feature, it is a feature split from the Lock Forums. In many cases, the users might need one or the other, so there is no need to keep them as a single feature. Also, Lock Topics has support for our brand new free plugin: GD Forum Manager for bbPress and it adds lock topics actions into topic quick and bulk editors.

As for the plugin performance, there are significant changes related to the users of the forum visitation tracking and few other areas where plugin replaced multiple SQL queries with the single query with cached results. On a few types of forum pages, the plugin now can run up to 40% fewer SQL queries.

Other changes in this version include improvements to the statistics function and statistics widgets, various improvements to the plugin, and various bug fixes related to user stats, caching, user visitation tracking, and more.

To see the list of all the changes in this version, please check out the changelog. If you find any issues with the new version, please, report them in the support forums.

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GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin for WordPress and bbPress Forums
Enhancing WordPress forums powered by bbPress

Expand bbPress powered forums with attachments upload, BBCodes support, signatures, widgets, quotes, toolbar menu, activity tracking, enhanced widgets, extra views...

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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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