Another new version of now old GD Star Rating is here with many changes and fixes. Most of the changes in this version are provided by Galen Wright-Watson from sublimitywebdesign.com and big thanks goes to him for patches and explanations he provided about them.
New minor revision of the 1.9 branch brings few important changes: plugin now uses user roles and capabilities instead of user levels, fixes some warnings and minor problems in the main plugin CSS file. Also, new panel is added as preparation for next GD Star Rating 2.0.
New WordPress 3.3 is planned for the end of this year, and yesterday WordPress development reached feature freeze stage, so we are now safe to proceed with testing of all new features coming and to test Dev4Press plugins, theme framework and themes with next WordPress.
This is officially last version of the old 1.9 branch of GD Star Rating plugin. This version is improving plugin security with additional filtering of all AJAX received voting and rendering requests. GDSR 2.0 development is well under way, with public alpha expected in about 3 weeks.
GD Star Rating 1.9.3 is second maintenance release targeting WordPress 3.0 reported problems. Many bugs are fixed with this release, and many things changed to add support for custom post types. This release includes fixes for all bugs reported that I could confirm so far.
GD Star Rating 1.9 is just released with one purpose only: to improve and complete support for Google Rich Snippets. Up until now plugin supported only microdata format for snippets, but now this is updated with support for RDF and microdata. And more.
I wasn’t posting news about releases of GD Star Rating on this website for some time to avoid duplicating info with official GD Star Rating website. But, since this 1.8.7 is likely to be last release in GDSR 1.x branch, this is a summary post about what’s done and what’s coming in GDSR 2.0.
As previously announced, this release of GD Star Rating will be the ending of the current, and soon old 1.x branch. Development of GD Star Rating 2.0.0 is well underway, and until it is completed, there will be some bug fixing releases in the current stable branch.
New GD Star Rating is here. This is minor update only, and more info about what’s included you can find on the official website. Also, the work has started on the next major release GD Star Rating 2.0. First announcement about it is available here.