New BuddyForms Beta 3 Available

Thank you!

First of all THANK YOU ALL for the great response, feedback and testing. Without all the feedback we would never had the changes to build the plugin like we do it now!

All the different point of views gave us an overview of the different user cases and this gave us the chance to build it as extendable for all the different needs as possible, right from the beginning.

Now, after a lot of feedback and a long coding marathon I am excited to publish BuddyForms Beta 3 today. It’s ready for testing now.

Download BuddyForms Beta 3

Below are two download links. One for BuddyForms, the core plugin, and the Members Extension to display, create and edit posts right in the BuddyPress member profiles.

BuddyForms 1.0 Beta 3

Download BuddyForms

BuddyForms Members 1.0 Beta 3

Download BuddyForms Members

Changes in BuddyForms Beta 3

1.) New URL Structure

We changed the URL structure, thanks to SEO users who have taught us a better way. ;) Now the URLs are just a lot more friendly.

2.) Attaching a Page

Attach a form with a page in the frontend. This way you provide your users a page to view, manage, create and edit their posts. And all this without the need of BuddyPress and BuddyForms-Members.

This offers all the profile views outsite of a BuddyPress profile. It was possible to use shortcodes before, but this way is much more comfortable. Shortcodes are still a further option, too.

3.) Admin Bar Support

We have integrated admin bar support. Thanks to Slava to point us on this! You can now decide to add a form to the admin bar and let users navigate to their entries and the create/edit screen from the admin bar. If BuddyForms-Members is enabled, the admin bar will point to the profile instead of the attached page.

See it in action :)


4.) New Option “Overwrite the Edit-this-entry Link in the Frontend”

In the single view of the post, the link to the backend will be changed to use 100% frontend editing.

5.) Mail Notification

We have added support for mail notification, but will leave this unfinished for now.

BuddyForms is focused on post forms. And therefore we want to put all our time into the post creation process first.

I will leave the mail/notification development for later and focus on the logic of form and post control first. After the logic is deeply tested, we will put the same patience into mail and notification.

And of course:

bugfixes bugfixes bugfixes

All in all the feedback for BuddyForm is exciting and I’m looking forward to new feedback and bug reports. This Version Beta 3 is not stable yet and only for interested people to help testing and bring the development further.

For Developer

If you are a developer and would like to join the development, just let me know and I will add you to the Github repository.

1.0 Version for Productive Use

Many people asked us when the stable 1.0 version will be ready for productive use.

This is the most difficult question for a developer, but I will try……. If you all continue supporting me with your beta testing, I have a lot of hope to come up with a 1.0 Version around the next 4 weeks.

See the BuddyForms Beta 3 video!


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