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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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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Deprecation and End-Of-Life Support Policies

Introduction The Simple:Press WordPress Forum plugin has been under continuous development for 12+ years now.  In that time, we have included features that made sense at the time but no longer makes sense now.  And, we have had numerous versions in that time frame, some with security issues that have since been resolved. It is…

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All Simple:Press Articles

SPF V4.1 Beta 2 Now Available

August 23, 2009

As previously announced, Simple:Press Forum Version 4.1 has reached Beta status. Thus far, we have had about 500 downloads of the Beta 1 version and things have gone quite well! Today, we have released Beta 2 of 4.1 for testing. This updated beta version does not include any major fixes but does include some minor…

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SPF Version 4.1 Beta Now Available

August 16, 2009

Tonight, after a long development period, SPF has reached another milestone with the Beta 1 release of Version 4.1. This version has been running in Alpha form on our support forum for last couple of months and we feel its ready for a primetime Beta period. V4.1 features a whole slew of new features and…

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Upgrading to WP 2.8.1?

July 10, 2009

If you are planning to upgrade your WordPress site to their shiny new version 2.8.1 then you will require version 4.0.4 of Simple:Press Forum which fully supports the administration and menu changes that have been made. Please visit the download page for all the usual download options including a set of patch files for those…

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An Update on 4.1 Progress

June 2, 2009

I am stunned to learn that it is exactly four months since we wrote Kick-Starting Version 4.1 and therefore high time for a follow up and update on progress. We had to take our eye off the ball for a few weeks because the WordPress team made some substantial engine changes to WP version 2.8…

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SPF 4.0.3 Goes Beta

May 17, 2009

The WordPress team released the first beta of their 2.8 version last night and today we have placed our own 4.0.3 update into beta. This is not a coincidence. if you run Simple:Press Forum and choose to upgrade to the new WordPress then 4.0.3 will become a must. Rest assured, it is safe to run…

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A New Look

April 15, 2009

Those who visit this site from time to time will notice a new look and we hope you like it. Navigation should be a lot easier and hopefully the layout will make it easier to find what you are looking for. As with all things new we expect some teething troubles so if you come…

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Beta 1 of Upgrade 4.0.2

March 10, 2009

We have now placed a beta version of 4.0.2 on our download page for the more adventurous. We have been running the 4.0.2 code here on our support forum for some time without incident and believe it to be as stable as it can be but beta is beta so, of course, there may be…

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Kick-Starting Version 4.1

February 1, 2009

While the dust has not completely settled on our Version 4.0.0 release and some more obscure bugs are still crawling out of the woodwork here and there, we are already turning our attention to Version 4.1. Early in every development cycle we take some time to trawl the code in search of anything we can…

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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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