Announcing Beta 1 of Simple:Press Forum V4.2

We are pleased to announce the Beta 1 Release of Simple:Press Forum 4.2. We invite the SPF community to join in the testing of this beta release software. Curious about what’s coming in SPF 4.2? Be sure to read our 4.2 Preview post.

If you are planning on using this beta release it is important that you read all of the notes in the README file on the 4.1 Beta 1 Download page below BEFORE replacing your current version or activating the plugin. A summary of those notes is included below.

  • This release is BETA software. This means there may be, and probably will be, bugs! We take no responsibility for any problems or loss of data that may occur by the use of this release but we have worked hard to try and ensure this does not happen. We have been running various alpha/beta versions of 4.2 on our support forum since October, so we do have confidence in the beta version, but we cannot replicate all the various server and spf configurations of the community.
  • The purpose of beta releases is to involve the user community in testing out new features. It is your opportunity to help us deliver a stable and usable release. If you find problems then please tell us by using the new support forum we have set up for 4.2 beta. Only by telling us can we sort out the problems. The more folks that participate in the beta program, the better the gold release will be.
  • Make a full database BACKUP immediately prior to upgrading to 4.2 Beta 1. Sometimes the only solution is to restore a backup. it is not our fault if one has not been made!
  • Simple:Press Forum Version 4.2 requires WordPress version 2.8+.

We anticipate that there will be 2 or 3 Beta versions of software as we address any issues that might arise. There will also likely be at a Release Candidate version before the Gold release of V4.2. If all goes well, the Gold version should be available in mid to late February.

We have set up a special forum to address SPF 4.2 Beta issues or questions that might arise during the SPF 42 Beta test program. You can grab the the beta version on our Simple:Press Forum V4.2 Beta 1 Download Page.

As usual, any and all feedback is welcome! We are excited about v4.2 as it continues are progress and vision that we have for Simple:Press Forum.

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