Last Friday we released version 1.5.8 of GeoDirectory core plugin with several improvements and addition. See the massive change log list for detailed information (including 1.5.7 which was released the same day).
As usual we also updated several add-ons.
(if you are missing notifications for some addons please see this post: https://wpgeodirectory.com/support/topic/missing-update-notifications/)
Storing Sessions Without $_SESSION
In this release of core and addons we introduced a new way to store session data without using PHP $_SESSION, we have introduced a wp-sessions class which works almost exactly the same way but can bring several benefits such as better compatibility with hosting and caching such as systems that leverage memcache. We receive a steady flow of support requests related to hosting problems with sessions and we hope this will reduce them greatly. The new sessions class has been adopted by many big WordPress plugins lately like Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce. Our new system is very easy to use for developers. Please refer to:
New Neighbourhoods system
The new Location Manager add-on includes a brand new Neighbourhoods system. Now Neighborhoods work just like Countries, Regions and Cities.
The only difference is that the GMaps API doesn’t return data regarding city areas, so Neighbourhoods must be created by the admin for each city and users must select a neighborhood when adding a listing. It will not be automatically fetched from the Address autocompleter.
2Checkout recurring payments support
2Checkout (2CO) one ouf our built in payment gateways for prices and payment addons now supports recurring payment, this has been requested several time recently by a few users so we have added support in the latest version (1.3.6).
GD Export Now Splits Export CSV files
We have updated our export system to help some of our users with huge amounts of listings, on some customers site the export would fail as they system was trying to export, we now give the option to split the exports into manageable chunks which can be better managed by users for manipulating data and for server memory time-out problems.
Please remember that both Core and Add-ons should be kept up to date. If you update the core plugin you must update the add-ons too!
Also remember to open new topic to report any kind of problem in the correct support forum.
We hope you enjoy these new releases!
The GeoDirectory Team