If you have been using the WordPoints plugin and are looking for a way to give back, one way you can do that is by beta testing the next version of the plugin. I hinted before that I was working on a module for beta testing. You can download that here.
Before I go any farther, let me say that it is highly recommended that you don’t use this module on a production site. During the development of WordPoints, the plugin may have some bugs, which could potentially break your site. So you should only beta test the plugin on a test site.
Once you have installed the module, it will begin to do its work. It will check if there are any recent commits to the WordPoints GitHub repo where development of WordPoints takes place. By default it checks for new changes no more than once in six hours.
When new changes for WordPoints are detected, WordPress will give you a notice that the plugin needs an upgrade, just as it normally would. You update to the latest changes in the usual manner for updating a plugin. To see what changes have been made since you last updated, you can click on the “View changes” link. This will display a list of the most recent commits since your last update, with links to GitHub where you can view the code or for more info.
Being a beta tester lets you test the new features of the plugin before they are released. If you find any problems, you can let me know so it can be fixed before the next version is officially released.
Again let me recommend that you don’t use this module on a live site. Do so at your own risk.
Have fun beta testing!