WordPress Compatibility Policy Update

I’ve recently been thinking about the need to standardize WordPoints’s WordPress compatibility policy and release cycle for the benefit of module development. I’ve sort of tried to standardize WordPoints’s release cycle before, but it never really happened. However, the development of many new modules will mean that there will need to be a definite beta

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Translations now hosted on WordPress.org

I have been using a platform called Weblate as a place for people to collaborate on translating WordPoints into other languages. This has worked well, but recently WordPress.org has added a new feature: plugins can be translated directly on translate.wordpress.org! In order to keep all of the translation work in one place, I’ve moved the

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Update on Version 2.1

WordPoints 2.1 has been under development for many months, and is still not quite finished. But do not fear—WordPoints is not abandoned, and work on the next version continues daily. I do not have an exact release date yet, but I hope it will be within the next 1-2 months. I am very impatient to

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Import from CubePoints

CubePoints is a great plugin. In fact, it is the plugin that inspired me to create WordPoints. However, it hasn’t received any updates in over two years. The lack of development and support is what prompted me to create WordPoints, in addition to a desire to be able to create more than one type of

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1.9.0 Released

A few moments ago I released WordPoints 1.9.0. This version includes various improvements of existing features. One of the biggest changes in this release is that the Post Delete and Comment Removed hooks are now deprecated. If you are upgrading from an older version, don’t worry; you’ll still be able to use them. But they

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Better Security

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the last two versions of WordPoints included minor security fixes. If you’ve been paying attention and you have a basic understanding of security, you’ve updated as quickly as possible. While on the one hand finding security issues in a plugin seems like a bad thing, it is

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New Development Strategy

Last week I released WordPoints version 1.7.0, which is the largest feature release since the plugin was first created. The major new feature included in it was the Ranks component. The update was originally scheduled to be released by October 1st, but I pushed the date back to November 1st so that the result wouldn’t

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