Introducing new project-oriented add-ons

17 June 2014
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Customer Area has turned 1 and got updated today! 13 bug fixes, 2 new add-ons and lots of new features for both the free plugin and for the existing add-ons.

After a year, we figured we could give you a few numbers:

  • 32 260 – number of downloads for the base plugin as of today: thanks for trusting us!
  • 62 – number of updates since version 1.0.0, that’s more than once a week: yes, we love our plugin, support it and keep improving it!
  • 12 – number of add-ons to the base plugin: and we have some more ideas, this will keep growing!

The two new add-ons will allows you to improve your project management and to get tasks done without ever forgetting anything. They integrate nicely with all the existing add-ons and we have tried to make them as easy as possible to use. We’d be happy to hear what you think about them and which features you are missing.

Don’t forget to read our update procedure before you install this new version!

In order to support the new add-ons and the new features of the base plugin, we have also published updates to all of our other add-ons, make sure to visit your account in order to download them before you update the main plugin.

Below is a full list of what’s new:

Customer Area 5.0.0

  • New: compatibility with the new Projects add-on (to manage projects and/or organize private content by project rather than by type)
  • New: private content lists are now paginated. This speeds up page loading when users have a lot of private content.
  • New: widget to show all authors of the private content you own. Can be used to see which files you have created for example.
  • New: menu in the admin bar to bring you directly to the page you are looking for
  • New: tool to help find & delete outdated customer pages (see Customer Area > Status > Pages)
  • New: theme developers now have some tools to disable some settings if their theme supports styling and/or external libraries
  • New: adding a filter to change the base storage directory for private data (files for instance): ‘cuar/core/ownership/base-private-storage-directory’
  • Fix: a server error 500 occuring when another plugin also uses the Easy Digital Downloads licensing system
  • Fix: Changed item templates to be compatible with the updated Customer Area 4 theme (better responsiveness)
  • Fix: javascript error in the private files and private pages settings
  • Fix: avoid defining the wp_bootstrap_navwalker class multiple times if other themes/plugins are already using it
  • Fix: normalized a lot of action and filter names (big clean-up on that side to make it more organized and try to make it more understandable)
  • Fix: some improvements on the default-v4 skin (credits go to [Thomas Lartaud](http://www.thomaslartaud.com/))

Advanced Custom Fields Integration 1.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: Updated supported version of ACF to 4.3.8

Advanced Owner Restriction 2.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: Add support for the new Projects add-on

Collaboration 2.2.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: You can now edit and delete private content from the frontend
  • Fix: comments where disabled after creating the content (whereas they are enabled if created from the admin panel). Now comments are enabled (can be changed with a filter though).

Conversations 2.3.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: You can now edit and delete conversations from the frontend
  • Fix: mark conversation as read when user views it

Extended Permissions 3.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • Fix: type casting bug on some PHP versions

Login Form 3.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5

Managed Groups 2.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • Fix: remove unused code
  • Fix: when a user is deleted, remove him from the groups he belongs to

Notifications 4.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5

Projects 1.0.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: Projects can have managers and simple participants
  • New: File private content (pages, files, task lists, conversations) under a project
  • New: One can adjust the current phase of the project
  • New: One can indicate the progress percentage of the project

Search 1.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: Add hook discovery feature for developers
  • New: Support for the new Projects add-on
  • Fix: Translations where not loaded
  • Fix: Corrected some invalid HTML attributes in a few templates

Switch Users 2.1.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: the user switcher is now a template you can customize
  • New: support for the new Projects add-on

Tasks 1.0.0

  • New: Compatibility with Customer Area 5
  • New: Create task lists
  • New: Create tasks within the lists
  • New: Track the list progress
  • New: Assign due dates to tasks
  • New: Check/uncheck tasks from the frontend