Release of v1.6.3

Add-ons and themes updates and release of the beta API add-on

Today we updated GD core to version 1.6.3, you can see the change log here. As usual we also updated a few addons and some themes.

We consider this a very big step towards becoming the undisputed best directory plugin for WordPress.

The highlights of these releases are:

GD endpoints for WP REST API – Alpha

Today we finally release the Alpha version of our add-on to extend the WP REST API with GeoDirectory endpoints. The plugin can be downloaded here. Please report any bug or comment in the new API section of the support forum.

Documentation will follow very soon.

Lazyload for listings images

You will notice that Listings page loading time is reduced considerably. This because any image that isn’t visible on the screen is no longer loaded until is necessary

Show page content for all GD pages

Many asked to be able to add extra content in the add listing page, location page, login page and so on. Now it is extremely easy to do so. You just need to add content to the respective page via the WordPress page editor.

GD Booster, MaxCDN integration

This is actually available since last release, but it hasn’t been announced until today to allow us some extra testing. Now you can offload most static file requests from your server taking advantage of MaxCDN. Files like images, css and javascripts will be loaded from the server closer to the user’s location. This will dramatically improve the user experience on your directory.

In addition, if you set GDB to hide the debug information, it will now minify html also (which google pagespeed likes a lot).

Link CPT to CPT

Several members asked for an option to allow Custom Post Types to be linked together like Events can be linked to Places or any other custom post type. Well this is now possible. When creating a new custom post type, for example “Doctors” you can select 1 custom post type to link to, for example: “Clinics”. Or allow the listings of the CPT “Shop”, to be linked to the listings of the CPT “Mall”.

Supreme final version is released free of charge!

The final version of Supreme Directory our latest and best looking theme has been released can be downloaded free of charge. For both Supreme and Directory Starter, pages and blog posts can now have sidebars too.

Published by Stiofan O'Connor

Stiofan O'Connor is the co-founder and CEO of AyeCode LTD. With his business partner Paolo, they are the makers of the GeoDirectory, UsersWP and Invoicing plugins for WordPress. He is a Full Stack developer specialized in WordPress development. Stiofan started building websites as a hobby in the early 2000s with PHP at first. He then moved to the CodeIgniter Web Framework for a while before discovering WordPress and ever since he never looked back. Today his WordPress themes and plugins are used with success by +100.000 active websites.