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Simple:Press Articles

Best WordPress Forum Plugin: Simple:Press vs. wpForo vs Asgaros Forum

February 13, 2019

Compare three WordPress Forum Plugins: Simple:Press, wpForo and Asgaros. 3000+ words dives much deeper into these forum plugin options compared to your standard comparison review!

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Simple:Press VS bbPress

February 12, 2019

If you’re looking for forum software there’s a good chance you’ve already encountered bbPress!

bbPress is, quite possibly, the most popular forum plugin for WordPress – by far! It has over 300,000 installations!
So why would you choose anything else? Well, here are three reasons to consider:

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Simple:Press WordPress Forum Plugin VS SAAS Services

February 11, 2019

Most users looking to establish a discussion or support forum on a WordPress site quickly find themselves overwhelmed with options. Between the WordPress plugin options, the SAAS (software-as-a-service)/Hosted options and the various PHP scripts being sold for peanuts, its a daunting task to figure out exactly which one will most closely match their sites’ needs.

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Coming Soon: Major Update To The Topic Status Plugin

January 27, 2019

It has been a while since we’ve focused on our plugins but 2019 will likely be a year where we introduce new plugins and offer enhancements on existing ones. Now that version 6.0 of our free core plugin is out the door on WordPress.org and seems relatively stable, we can start to pay attention to…

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Transitioning To GIT for Version Control

January 15, 2019

Introduction For most of Simple:Press’s life, version control has been done using Subversion (aka svn). Subversion is a great centralized version control system in use by thousands of companies. However, over the last few years, developers have been moving towards a more decentralized and ‘smarter’ version control system known as git. Even Microsoft, with their…

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Version 6.0 Is Now Available

November 17, 2018

After what seems like an ultra-long development cycle, version 6.0 is now available for you to take for a spin.  Download links to the new version is available towards the end of this article.  Please make sure you read the full release below before attempting to perform any upgrades to this new version.  There are significant breaking changes between version 5.x and 6.x!

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Behind The Scenes: Evaluating WordPress Hosts

November 16, 2018

One of the big obstacles to developing WordPress plugins is the wide variety of hosts on which they will run.  Each host deploys WordPress a little differently.  And those differences can sometimes cause subtle maddening quirks in the operations of plugins. Some ways in which host environments might vary are: PHP Versions Default Caching Plugins…

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Quick Tip: Rounded Avatars

November 4, 2018

The default avatar images in our themes are rectangular.  But, its easy to make them “rounded”.  This article shares a quick method that you can use to make all your avatars round with some easily applied CSS.

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Tutorials

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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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