Hi All,: Just changed the database to remote host. It seems to be working. Now before upgrade waiting for DNS propagation. We will have a downtime of around 2 hours after the DNS propagates(at least on My system and I am able to access the new host by name.)
It's the festive seasons here in India and I am sure you all are having a good time enjoying life and working on your social networks.
Some of you may be knowing that I was in the process of redesigning Buddydev.com but never got enough time to complete that. Last few weeks proved good for me and I got a chance to get back to work. It was one of the reason I could not spend enough time here on answering comment/plugin updates. I am sure, you might have noticed my recent little activity here. So, today, I thought, I must let you all know the status of our work.
The new site design is almost ready and I plan to put the new interface by Monday(11th October). Currently we have a few major issues at buddydev.com, the most important is different versions of plugins are scattered through the forums and blog posts making it uneasy for our users, so the new interface handles it in an elegant way. Another major change will be visibility/readability of posts. And of course, we will have docs section of each plugin with this update. Another major change is using group/external integrated bbpress forum in some unique way, group forum will act as the archive of forum posts related to a plugin while we will be using the external bbpress as we do currently.
In the new design, using wordpress custom post type, I have done my best to organize the things and It will certainly help is organizing the things. The good news is, while working on the new buddydev I wrote around 4-5 new plugins, these are
- Associate existing forum to groups:- will allow you to asociate any existing forum to group or change one group forum to another group forum
- Easy mark spammer, an ajax based mark spammer plugin
- Store email to DB:- Allows you to store the contact messages in database, It should be useful for those whose server do not send mails properly(buddydev.com has long trouble with contact form)
- Membership Plugin:- Highly flexible membership plugin for creating a membership based site(I have rewrote the one I use On Buddydev.com with a lot of new enhancements)
and a few more.
I am still not sure which of them I am going to release on the Monday, but this month the remaining 20 days are going to be fun as I will be releasing atleast 10 new plugins).
Further, The BP-Gallery and Bp-Chat will have major updates this month, Bp-gallery will be stable by month end and chat will be sooner than that. Once our new site design is up, you can see the daily changes and updated status for each and every plugin from the plugin page itself.
Happy social networking and please make sure to check on Monday evening for the new update and new plugins.