I hope you guys are busy developing your awesome WordPress/BuddyPress sites. Today, I am excited to share some good news and our goals for the month of July 2013. Before going into details, Let me tell you that we are more focused now and as a result I am proud to inform you that we released 7 plugins last month. That's right, We are back with the full enthusiasm again. We did miss the release of our flagship theme and we are going to cover that this month.
Now, let us move to the real thing:-
The focus for July is:-
- Improve the quality of support on our Support forums
- More focus/privileges for our Premium Members
- Allow Our supporters/Members to decide the future(You can decide which plugins/themes we build and update and their priority), We are introducing Community Ideas section on BuddyDev this month.
- Release 8-10 plugins
- Update the plugins/Themes for BuddyPress 1.8
- Release 2 Themes(HiBuddy and 1 more)
Here are the list of plugins that I am considering to release this Month.
- Limit Members per Groups:- Thanks to @mercime for the Idea, It is half baked at the moment and I will release it soon [Released : Link]
- BuddyPress User Relationship Plugin:- I promised and did not complete it fully. So, going to put it this month
- Blog Type:- You can categorize WordPress Blogs in a WordPress Multisite Network(Supports BuddyPress too)
- Blog Avatar:- Half baked, needs finishing
- Signup Avatar:- Allow users to upload avatars while signing up
- Private Message Rate Limiter:- Limit the no. of Private Messages sent per unit of time(set by admin) [Released : Link]
- Private Site:- Gives you awesome caps for making a Private BuddyPress/WordPress site. It is completed, I need to finish the admin panel
- dPress:- WordPress digital download Manager with version support(I am open sourcing the plugin I use on BuddyDev for managing Downloads)
- Request Invite:- Allow users to request an Invite for the site. An admin can approve/decline the request. If the request is approved, the user will be able to signup for the site.
The question marks are for your suggestsions. Do let me know if you have some awesome Ideas and I will do my best to realize them 🙂
- Hi Buddy(already delayed from schedule, the new target is 7th July now)
- BuddySocial(the name may change, will put the designs for feedback after releasing Hi Buddy)
Planned Updates for Plugins/Themes:-
- Major Update for BuddyPress Multinetwork Plugin
- Update BuddyBlog(for the popular requests)
- Update Bp Chat(I am still learning backbone.js and will only get back to bp chat after that)
- Update Cosmic Buddy(and the huge update to make it lovable again with BuddyPress 1.7/1.8)
- something secret
We are also changing some strategy for BuddyDev.
In future, we will keep releasing free plugins/themes as usual but the guaranteed support will be available only via the forums.
We have been trying to support via comments section but that takes a large part of our time and we haven't be able to do much justice with our premium members. So, In future, the premium members and forum support will be our focus.
We will keep supporting via comment too, but if you want guaranteed support, please help us and join BuddyDev Premium. We have a 30 days money back guarantee, so If you are not satisfied with our support/service, you are entitled to a refund. And yes, We support all our free/premium plugins and themes via the support forum.
I am looking forward to an awesome month for all of us. Please do let me know your suggestions/feedback and correct me If I am going in wrong direction 🙂