After several weeks of delay I happy to announce that version 1.4 is now available for download. A BIG thank you to everyone who helped beta test this version!
Before You Update
- As always make sure you backup your database before updating just to be safe!
- Make sure that any customization you might have in your themes functions.php file or in a third-party plugin will not brake your website when you update.
- Version 1.4 requires WordPress 3.5 or higher. This will be the last major release with support for versions below 3.8.
Once you have updated
Once you have updated you will need to do 3 things for a successful update:
- Visit the myCred > Hooks page and click “Update Changes” on the bottom of the page.
- Visit the myCred > Settings page and click “Update Changes” on the bottom of the page.
- Visit the Appearance > Widgets page and save all myCred Widget settings (if you use myCred Widgets).
If you are installing myCred for the first time however these three steps are not necessary!
The myCred Codex
I am a few days behind with the codex and you will find a few pages are still missing content. I will finish updating the codex over the next couple of days so I hope you bear with me.
What’s new in 1.4?
Multiple Point Types
Points, Coins, Tokens, Creds, Bucks, call them what you want and have as many as you want! Visit your myCred > Settings page to setup your point types. Each type gets it’s own log page, hook page and settings page to keep things simple.
buyCred now supports points purchases via Bitcoins using BitPay!
Say hello to the new Coupons add-on which allows you to set up coupons that users can redeem in order to get points!
New Points for Referral Hook
Based on the most popular myCred Tutorial, the new Referral hook allows you to give points to users who refer visitors and/or registrations on your website! This is a very basic referral system and it is not my intention to replace existing referral systems out there. If you need more advanced features, you will need to look at plugins that specialize in referrals.
The myCred log now supports paginations, inline editing and deletions. You can now also set to delete a user’s log entries if they themselves get deleted. You can enable/disable this on the myCred > Settings page under “Core”.
New Dashboard Widget
The myCred Overview dashboard widget has been completely re-designed and cleaned up.
As of version 1.4, myCred will no longer offer to update the leaderboard on a daily/weekly/monthly basis! The leaderboard now instead gets updated when your users gain points and supports a larger number of users. You will need to re-save your widget settings (if you use it) to show your correct position in the leaderboard.
The buyCred add-on can now present a custom log page for all purchases to help you keep track of sales. You can enable / disable this on the myCred > Settings page under “buyCred”.
You will notice that two add-ons are no longer available! Don’t worry, they are not gone!
The BuddyPress add-on has been removed and instead added into the myCred Core files. It is now treated just as any other plugin that myCred supports. If BuddyPress is installed and enabled, your BuddyPress related settings and hooks will be automatically visible.
The Import add-on is the second add-on that has been removed. You can instead now find the myCred Importers directly under Tools > Import. myCred now supports complete CubePoint log imports.
myCred now supports form submissions via the Gravity Form plugin! Work just like the Contact Form 7 hook. If Gravity form is installed, you will find the new hook on your myCred > Hooks page.
myCred now has built-in support for Disqus comments! Note that in order for myCred to award points for comments, you must sync comments with your website. If you have selected not to sync comments, no points will be awarded!
myCred can now allow you to award or deduct points from users who upload media files!
The BuddyPress Links add-on has been updated to allow you to award/deduct points based on up or downvotes.