Frontend Publishing Pro 3.0.0 is now available for download at CodeCanyon. This version has been created from the ground up to offer maximum stability and new features.
This is a major release which means that it is not a 100% compatible with the previous versions and you might have to make some adjustments on your site to make it work properly. So please make sure you go through this post in detail and make the necessary changes on your website:
The “Plain” permalink structure enabled by default in WordPress is no longer supported by the post lists. You will have to choose an alternative structure.
If after the upgrade you notice that the post list tabs are not working and you are getting 404 errors then all you have to do is switch to the default permalink structure “Plain” and then switch back to your current configuration. Doing so will flush your rewrite rules and the new pretty URLs offered by the latest version will start working.
The text domain of the plugin has been changed from ‘wpfepp-plugin’ to ‘frontend-publishing-pro’. What this means is that you will have to rename your translation file. The name of the new file should have this format: frontend-publishing-pro-cs_CZ.mo.
Another thing that has changed in this version is the database structure of the plugin so make sure that all your forms and settings are correct.
No CopyScape features are available in 3.0.0. These features will be made available as a separate plugin in the future but in the meanwhile if these features are important for your website, you should keep using the version 2.82.
Here are some of the new features available in 3.0.0:
Your users can now submit posts without logging in. Just make sure that the “Require Login” option is disabled in form settings. Auto-drafts must be disabled for anonymous posting to work properly. Also, since anonymous users won’t be able to access the media library, make sure that the thumbnail field is using the new Media File element type.
You can now add or remove validators for any field. For instance if you want to put a character limit on the title instead of a word limit, just remove the word count validator and add the character count validator in form field settings. Same goes for sanitizers.
This version offers an auto-save feature. In the form settings you can turn this feature on or off. You can also decide the time in seconds after which auto-save should be triggered.
New Element Types
A number of new element types have been added in this version. Including advanced select, star rating, image gallery and media file.
Redirection to Post After Submission
You can now make the plugin redirect users to their newly created post after submission.
More Control Over Post Lists
Post lists are now a lot more flexible. You can hide any column for any post status. For instance if you don’t want users to be able to edit posts once they are published on the site, you can disable the edit column for the ‘Live’ tab. Another change that this version introduces is that you can have different settings for each post list.
Every new form now uses default settings from the plugin settings page. However, if you want you can create form-specific settings as well.
The edit and delete URLs on the post list are now much more prettier. However you need to use a permalink structure other than the default one to make them work.