In this post I will introduce you to the planned changes / improvements that awaits myCRED 1.8, but also invite you to come with suggestions for features you would like to see implemented.
- Requests must be submitted as a comment in this post. Requests posted anywhere else like the forums or on social media will not be considered.
- If you want to show support for a particular request, you can always +1 that request.
- The feature must be point related and be of use for a large majority of myCRED users.
- Requests for “add support for plugin x, y, z” will not be accepted unless the plugin has more than 100k active installs.
- No further buyCRED Payment Gateways will be added.
- myCRED can not have a withdrawal feature (convert points into real money).
- You must post your request before April 23rd 2017.
- You can submit as many ideas you like, but please note that posting it will not guarantee it being included. I will address each request after the closing deadline.
Features that are accepted will be rewarded with myCRED Store Tokens.
Version 1.8 will be the end of line for admin-ajax.php usage in myCRED for front-end transactions. Administrative actions will however still use this file. Instead, myCRED will have built-in support for the WordPress REST API allowing you to make point related transaction / getting information.
Version 1.8 will also be the last version that will have built-in support for the previous Remote API that myCRED provides. As of version 1.9, this remote API will be removed from the code.
The buyCRED add-on will receive a complete re-write in order to provide a smoother checkout experience then it’s current form. Gateways will still work the same way but the checkout process will offer you two options:
- A dedicated checkout page which will allow you to style and customize the checkout experience and
- A Popup Checkout for quick purchases. This option would have less customization options but would not require a user to be redirected twice to complete a checkout.
Other planned features:
- Option to order active gateways
- New design of the gateway settings. Gateways will be activated and deactivated just like Hooks.
The Email Notifications add-on is due for an upgrade. The add-on will be completely re-written in order to allow you to setup emails with more options than the current setup. You will have the option to setup emails based on point type(s) and/or references.
The Statistics add-on will be re-written to allow you to show statistics on the front end of the website. I am also currently looking for a new chart library since the one myCRED currently uses is no longer being developed or supported. If you know of a good open source chart library that is compatible with the GLP 2.0 license, please let me know!
Besides front-end statistics, the add-on will be re-written to allow for better queries and caching of stats.