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2.1.0 Released!

After almost a year in development, I’m very happy to announce the release of WordPoints 2.1. This release introduces a new administration screen to WordPoints: the Points Types screen. This screen is where you can create points types and update the settings for existing points types. It also introduces a new feature: event reactions. These

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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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Version 2.1 enters beta

I am happy to announce that the beta version of WordPoints version 2.1.0 is now available. To test it out for yourself, you can install the Beta Tester module. This version of WordPoints has been in development for many months, and I’ve been working on some of the underlying code for over a year. This

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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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2.1 Release Date Change

WordPoints version 2.1.0 contains some major changes to the points hooks, and I’ve been working on these changes for several months. Unfortunately they still aren’t done, and I’m going to have to push the release date from August 31 back to September 30. Release deadlines aren’t arbitrary, and I always try my best to meet

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2.0.1 Security Hardening Release

I’ve just released WordPoints 2.0.1. This update contains some very minor security hardening, so all users are encouraged to update as soon as possible. The details of the security-related changes in this release are complex, so I won’t try to explain them fully here. In essence, the code was using the MD5 hashing algorithm in

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2.0.0 Released

This morning I’ve released WordPoints version 2.0.0. As I’ve explained previously, this is a breaking update, and you should test before updating if you are using any custom code that integrates with the plugin. (Modules downloaded from WordPoints.org should work fine; I’ve tested them over the past week to be sure.) This isn’t a very

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2.0 and Compatibility

The release of WordPoints 2.0 is just a few weeks away. Before 2.0 is released though, I’d like to give both users and developers a clear understanding of what that number means. Software version numbers are sometimes rather arbitrary. At other times, they follow clear rules. But because there are so many different conventions, it

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Update on Version 2.0

WordPoints version 2.0 has been under development for a longer time than usual. The last update, 1.10.0, was released at the end of February. I chose to schedule the release of 2.0.0 at the end of June, because I wanted to have plenty of time to develop some of the features. That’s four months, and

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