I have begun working on the next version of the Lottery add-on bringing you new features and improvements.
In version 1.2 I will be re-writing how lottery entries are saved in your database to improve performance, especially for lotteries with a large number of entries.
I am re-writing the lottery schedule to give you better control of how often a lottery runs or how long it runs. I will also be adding the option to run manual lotteries without any schedule.
While I want to focus on lotteries paying out points, I will be adding in the option to give a user a store product as well as points for winners. You will be able to select from a dropdown list of your published products and once a winner is drawn, the lottery add-on will place an order in your store and mark it as paid for that particular user and the selected product.
I am also going to add support for payout formulas. For example, instead of setting an amount of points a user gets, you can set to give them for example points based on the total number of entries or even a percentage of the total amount of points paid to play.
Version 1.2 of the lottery add-on will have the following new minimum requirements:
- PHP 5.3 or higher
- WP 3.8 or higher
- myCred 1.4 or higher
Existing lottery add-on users will receive an invite to try the beta as it becomes available.
Planned Launch Date: July 4th, 2014
Note that the current version of the lottery add-on has been marked “Out of Stock” until 1.2 has been released! Existing customers who are having trouble downloading the current version via the myCred website should contact me directly to receive a copy.