Featured Simple:Press Articles

How We Increased Performance On Our Site By 300%

A few days ago we moved our site from Liquid Web to our new FireupWP and WPCloudDeploy project platform. This new platform allows us to use dedicated cloud VMs from places like Digital Ocean, Linode and Vultr. We pay the cost of the VMs with no markup which provides huge savings over regular hosts. We…

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Short Take: How To Fire Up Your Own WordPress Server

There are many reasons to run your own WordPress server. If this is something you’re thinking about, there are a number of resources that you can tap into in order to make this happen. In this article we provide two resources you can use to get the job done.

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New Simple:Press Forum Theme: Modern 2020

A new default theme is coming to Simple:Press Forums with the release of Simple:Press Forums 6.5.0. Features of this theme: More modern looking with larger default font sizes and button sizes. Less use of tiny icons More color customization options Better display on mobile More white space Just like our previous default theme, Barebones, you…

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Now Available: SPMS Version 2.7

Version 2.7 of Simple:Press Member Subscriptions is now available. It includes more than two dozen fixes and tweaks.

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Simple:Press Forums 6.3 Release Notes

The admin area of Simple:Press Forums 6.3 has a radically new user interface. Based on shades of blues and grays, it is more modern looking and better prepares the plugin for the 2020’s.

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2nd Quarter 2019 Progress Report: New Plugins and Recent Updates

Over the last couple of months we’ve been busy making tweaks and enhancements to a number of our plugins and themes. The result of this work can be see in the following updates: New Simple:Press Core Release Version 6.2.0 Simple:Press is now available in the WordPress.org repository. This release includes the following changes: New: SVG…

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New Release: Simple:Press 6.2

In this new version of Simple:Press, we will be focusing on providing additional options for selecting icons that can be used in Forum Lists, Ranks and Reputation. This is a small, incremental step in focusing our attention on the overall User Interface and User Experience in Simple:Press. Introducing SVG Icon Sets In version 6.1 and…

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Writing Custom Importers For Simple:Press Forums

Introduction Simple:Press has an importer plugin that imports data from a variety of legacy forum systems including bbPress, wpForo and Asgaros. One of the objectives when we created the importer was to make it easy for your average developer to quickly create an importer for any forum. To that end we included a framework that,…

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How We Increased Performance On Our Site By 300%

July 4, 2020

A few days ago we moved our site from Liquid Web to our new FireupWP and WPCloudDeploy project platform. This new platform allows us to use dedicated cloud VMs from places like Digital Ocean, Linode and Vultr. We pay the cost of the VMs with no markup which provides huge savings over regular hosts. We…

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New Simple:Press Forum Theme: Modern 2020

March 5, 2020

A new default theme is coming to Simple:Press Forums with the release of Simple:Press Forums 6.5.0. Features of this theme: More modern looking with larger default font sizes and button sizes. Less use of tiny icons More color customization options Better display on mobile More white space Just like our previous default theme, Barebones, you…

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Now Available: SPMS Version 2.7

January 10, 2020

Version 2.7 of Simple:Press Member Subscriptions is now available. It includes more than two dozen fixes and tweaks.

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Simple:Press Forums 6.3 Release Notes

December 19, 2019

The admin area of Simple:Press Forums 6.3 has a radically new user interface. Based on shades of blues and grays, it is more modern looking and better prepares the plugin for the 2020’s.

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Call For Beta Testers / Simple:Press 6.3.0

December 9, 2019

Simple:Press 6.3.0 is almost ready for release but it needs to be tested on some real-world sites first. If you have a staging site and are a Silver/Gold/Platinum customer please contact us for a beta copy along with updated versions of the plugins and themes. If you’re not using any of our plugins, you can…

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WordPress Insurance: Who Do You Call When Your Site Goes Down?

December 9, 2019

Do you have a person? You know, the person you can call on right away when something goes wrong with your WordPress website? If your website brings in a portion of your business revenue, then you need a person. A person who can be available in a few hours, preferably in as little as 60…

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Coming Soon: A Simple:Press Forums Admin Makeover

October 8, 2019

So we haven’t been very active on our blog here lately but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working hard on our Simple:Press Forums plugin. Here are some screen shots of the look-and-feel of the future of the Simple:Press Forums admin dashboard: These changes start to bring the Simple:Press UI in-line with what users expect…

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User Story: Keeping The Brooklyn Triathlon Club Connected

June 13, 2019

This article is the third in a series of “user stories” where our users describe how they built their sites using Simple:Press. In this story you will learn how Vicky Wei built out a WordPress membership site using Simple:Press and the WishList Member plugin. Introduction The Brooklyn Triathlon Club has been around since 2004 and…

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Tutorials

Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Hello World!

December 22, 2018

Introduction This is the first in a series of articles that will cover how to create Simple:Press plugins. It requires that you have some familiarity with creating and deploying standard WordPress plugins. If you understand the WordPress plugin building process then a Simple:Press plugin just requires building upon that knowledge. Creating a Simple:Press plugin generally…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Adding Settings

December 22, 2018

Introduction This is the second in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. If you need a refresher you can find the first article here: Hello World! In this article we will take a look at how you can add settings to the Simple:Forum admin area that your plugins can use. Almost…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Adding Component Settings

January 7, 2019

Introduction This is the third in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the first couple of articles: Hello World! Adding Settings In this article we will discuss how to create a separate screen for component settings that will be located under the Simple:Press FORUM->COMPONENTS area in wp-admin.…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: Using POST OPTIONS

January 7, 2019

Introduction This is the fourth in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the prior articles: Hello World! Adding Settings Adding A Component Menu Item In this article we will discuss how to add an option on the front-end under POST OPTIONS. Just so that we’re clear, here…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: About Authorizations and Permission Sets

January 7, 2019

Introduction This is the fifth in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the prior articles: Hello World! Adding Settings Adding A Component Menu Item Using POST OPTIONS In this article we will veer away from heavy coding and instead discuss the security model that underlies Simple:Press. To…

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Creating Simple:Press Plugins: The NEW POST Class

January 8, 2019

Introduction This is the sixth in our series of articles on constructing plugins/extensions specifically for Simple:Press. Here are links to the prior articles: Hello World! Adding Settings Adding A Component Menu Item Using POST OPTIONS Authorizations and Permission Sets In this article we will engage in an extensive discussion of one of the more important…

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Writing Custom Importers For Simple:Press Forums

April 29, 2019

Introduction Simple:Press has an importer plugin that imports data from a variety of legacy forum systems including bbPress, wpForo and Asgaros. One of the objectives when we created the importer was to make it easy for your average developer to quickly create an importer for any forum. To that end we included a framework that,…

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Short Take: How To Fire Up Your Own WordPress Server

May 26, 2020

There are many reasons to run your own WordPress server. If this is something you’re thinking about, there are a number of resources that you can tap into in order to make this happen. In this article we provide two resources you can use to get the job done.

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