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WPUM 2.0.0 Beta now available for testing

WP User Manager Published on May 29, 2018

A few months ago I shared a news where I announced that development of WP User Manager was back on track starting with a complete rewrite of the whole plugin.

Today I’m excited to announce that a beta of WP User Manager v2.0.0 is now available to download and install on your site. The plugin has been completely rewritten from the ground up making it easier for website owners to create a powerful membership & community website through WordPress. This complete rewrite will also allow for more frequent updates in the future.

In order to help ensure the final release of 2.0.0 goes as smoothly as possible, we need your help testing this beta version. As always your feedback and testing is an invaluable part of each release, helping us to catch any last minute bugs.

Notable changes

This is a short list of the most notable changes, a more detailed list of changes will be released in the future.

  1. Refactored the whole codebase. Developers now have a lot more flexibility.
  2. Redesigned and redeveloped the settings panel.
  3. Entirely new custom fields editor that beautifully integrates with the WordPress native interface.
  4. Introduced a live emails visual editor.
  5. Improved user directories flexibility and fixed issues with the search.
  6. Introduced a registration forms drag & drop editor. Multiple registration forms will shortly be available through an add-on.
  7. Lockdown access to the default WordPress forms on wp-login.php
  8. Profiles now support cover images.
  9. Improved flexibility of the custom avatars functionality.
  10. Profile pages have been completely redesigned.
  11. Perfectioned profile pages tabs and account page tabs seo urls.

Download the beta

You can download the beta release for testing from the public repository on github and install on a local copy of WordPress ( please remember this is a beta release and should not be run on an active production site ). Any issues found can be reported on the support forum.

Download beta addons

The majority of the add-ons has been completely rewritten for compatibility with version 2.0.0. You can download a beta version 2.0.0 of each add-on from your downloads page by simply re-downloading the files attached to your purchase, the downloaded package will contain both the beta version and current add-on version.

V2.0.0 of all the add-ons is only compatible with v2.0.0 of WPUM.

Upon installing WPUM 2.0.0 on a website that had a previous version of the plugin already installed, an upgrade notice will be displayed. You must click on the “update the database” button to complete migration to wpum 2.0.0. This will not happen if you’re testing the plugin on a completely new install.

GDPR, new free add-ons and WordPress 4.9.6

The 25th of May 2018, new EU privacy rules have come into effect called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are an EU based business or your users are from the EU you will need to ensure that your site is compliant with the new regulations.

For more information regarding GDPR please see:

  1. https://www.eugdpr.org/
  2. http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/the-ultimate-guide-to-wordpress-and-gdpr-compliance-everything-you-need-to-know
  3. https://kinsta.com/blog/gdpr-compliance/

WordPress 4.9.6 has been released with new tools that help website owners comply with the new regulations. WP User Manager now also provides new add-ons that help you comply with the new laws.

Please note that using WPUM and the mentioned add-ons does NOT guarantee compliance to GDPR. WPUM gives you general information and tools, but is NOT meant to serve as complete compliance package. As the owner of your website, it is your responsibility to ensure that your site is compliant with the regulations. Please always contact an attorney for accurate information, we are not responsible for your website GDPR compliance and we can’t be held accountable for any legal issues.

WPUM Personal Data Add-on

A new free add-on called “WPUM Personal Data” is now available for download. Please note this add-on is compatible only with version 2.0.0 of WPUM and WordPress 4.9.6 is required. The add-on allows your users to request an export of personal data and request erasure of personal data from the account page on the frontend of your website. Documentation about the usage of this add-on can be found here https://docs.wpusermanager.com/category/422-personal-data.

WPUM Delete Account Add-on

To comply with the new regulations, another free add-on has been released. The delete account add-on, allows the user to delete their own profile from the frontend account page. Documentation for this new add-on can be found here https://docs.wpusermanager.com/category/418-delete-account.

Documentation update

The beta of WPUM 2.0.0 will run for a few weeks, meanwhile the documentation will be updated to reflect the new interface and the new functionalities so please bare with me during the documentation update process.

Looking forward

With today’s beta release, I’m looking to collect some early feedback and identify any potential issues ahead of time. If you prefer to wait for the official release, you can expect for that to arrive within the next few weeks.

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