A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending June 9, 2017

This week’s roundup features a couple version updates and feature releases/improvements. WordPress 4.8 officially released. PeepSo v1.8.1 now available for download. Jamroom introduces new eCommerce modules and phpFox releases a new instant messaging app.

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Say Hello To The New Jamroom ECommerce Modules

Published on June 5, 2017

The new Payment Support, Subscriptions and Item Bundle modules have just been uploaded to the Jamroom 6.1 Beta channel!

We have been working on these modules extensively for the last 8 weeks, and it is time to take the “wraps off” and get them into everyone’s hands.

New Payment Support Module

The new Payment Support module is designed as a replacement for the existing FoxyCart eCommerce module and features 3 Gateway Plugins: Stripe, PayPal and FoxyCart:

– If you are a NEW site and are looking to get setup with eCommerce capabilities, you should use Stripe or FoxyCart. PayPal is more limited in it’s support of advanced features. If you are using FoxyCart you get a bonus and can accept BOTH Stripe and PayPal.

– If you are an existing site that wants to upgrade from the FoxyCart eCommerce module, note that at this time the…

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PeepSo

PeepSo 1.8.1 Is Out!

Published on June 5, 2017

With this PeepSo 1.8.1 release we’re not only introducing bugfixes, improvements and new features but also a whole brand new plugin that will help you Monetize Your Community!
PeepSo – WPAdverts Integration Plugin
Monetize your community with paid ads thanks to WPAdverts plugin and our integration. Communities revolving around specific topics, but not only, have an amazing monetization potential. If you have a community revolving around, let’s say, gardening and your members are actually proud garden owners. Perhaps, it’s a gamer community.
Give them the chance to trade their: plants, seeds, tools, figurines, action figures, games and whatever else they might need to get or get rid of. There’s no limit here. You as a Community Admin can charge your members as well as outside advertisers for posting such ads. You can diversify your pricing and offer…

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phpFox

Introducing IM App version 4.5.2

Published on June 7, 2017

What is IM App?

IM App is one of the core features of PRO V4 package of phpFox. It is an IM Chat for you to allow your users to send individual messages, attach external links, and share emoji to other users. Your users will be able to send instant private chat to their friends on your community site.

NOTE

This app is applied for Neutron Pro package only. Refer to https://www.phpfox.com/pricing to see all packages.
This app is currently compatible with phpFox 4.5.2 or later
If you install this app, it will replace the current Instant Messaging core app…

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Community Builder

CB ProfileBook 3.0 released

Published on June 7, 2017

CB ProfileBook 3.0 is a complete redesign of the 3 built-in applications tabs (CB ProfileWall, CB ProfileBook and CB ProfileWall) and the module.

The new design now supports templates and is even more mobile device friendly. There is also an administrative panel in the backend that gives admins more control to manage user entries.

Our demo site has already been updated, so you can see it in action there and you can also learn more from Kyle’s blog…

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WordPress 4.8 “Evans”

Published on June 8, 2017

Gear up for a more intuitive WordPress!
Version 4.8 of WordPress, named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand.

Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been built by hundreds of contributors with you in mind. Get ready for new features you’ll welcome like an old friend: link improvements, three new media widgets covering images, audio, and video, an updated text widget that supports visual editing, and an upgraded news section in your dashboard which brings in nearby and upcoming WordPress events…

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