Exactly a year ago (give or take a week) I started working on a ’simple’ rating plugin for a friends blog. And now that the GD Star Rating 1.5.0 is a week away, here is the road from that simple idea to one of the most advanced plugins available.
GD Star Rating 1.4.6 is released. This release is mainly intended for bug fixing, but there are some new things also. This release is most likely last one in 1.4.x line. And GD Star Rating 1.5.0 will be released next week. Before that lets focus on this one.
I am sorry for the bug that managed to sneak into the code in the previous version. Bug only affected those that tried to install plugin for the first time. Problem was with installing default templates, so the rendering failed without them.
I was working on a customization project recently, and few things were missing in the plugin for comment integration for better control. So, this release features few improvements for the integration. Also, T2 system is reorganized and updated.
As you have noticed today, your blog is offering to upgrade to new WordPress 2.8. I have been working with WP2.8 for some two months now, and I think it’s a great update. But upgrading to WP 2.8 at this point may prove to be a problem.
This is bug fixing maintenance release. There were few reported bugs last week, all fixed now. I have also discovered one problem with using active rating blocks integration functions and setting star sizes different from global settings.
This version has one new very, very unique feature called Builder. The reason for adding this builder are countless questions about using simple plugins PHP functions used for integration into theme or other plugins. Interested? Read on.
In the last week I was very busy working on my 3 main plugins: GD Star Rating, GD Press Tools and the latest one GD Simple Widgets. Both Press and Widget plugins have seen a major release in the last two days. Here is a little more about them.