What’s New In Simple:Press Forums 6.6.0

Simple:Press Forums 6.6.0 introduces two new major features and a lot of improvements to one of the existing features. And, of course, some bugs were stomped.

New: White Label Mode

With the “White Label” mode we attempt to hide all references to “Simple:Press”. There’s probably a few locations that we missed so if you find one let us know. But the intention is, when using this mode, to completely remove any references to Simple:Press.

White-Label mode can be activated with a simple entry in wp-config:

define( 'SP_WHITE_LABEL', true );

Note that white label mode is not active when logged in as an admin. To view the forum in this mode you must be logged in as a regular user.

New: SaaS Mode

This mode is closely associated with the new White Label mode mentioned above. For most use cases you’ll likely be turning on both modes.

define( 'SP_SAAS', true );

In this mode, certain items are removed from the menu and certain operations restricted. For example, you might not want your end users changing ‘storage locations’ when running the product on an SaaS site.

Note “SaaS” = “Software As A Service”

New: Simple:Press SaaS Membership Site

Both SaaS and White Label mode are used on our new SaaS site – easymembershipsites.io.

Easy Membership Sites brings together all Simple:Press plugins along with other WordPress plugins to provide a pre-integrated WordPress based Membership Site product.

If you’re building out a Membership site on WordPress, take a look at easymembershipsites.io – 80% of the work has been done for you. All you need to bring is your content and design elements. And you’ll still get a WordPress-based design and deployment experience.

Improved: Multisite

While building out the SaaS and White Mode options we needed for Easy Membership Sites, we encountered numerous edge-case issues with our Multisite support in Simple:Press forums. These have all been resolved.

If you’re running Simple:Press forums on a multisite installation of WordPress your experience should now be a lot smoother.

Fixes

Finally, this release fixes a couple of issues – the most important one is an issue on PHP 7.4 that prevented the product from being activated.

Wrap-up

Simple-Press Forums 6.6.0 is available immediately – you should see the upgrade notice in your WordPress Plugins screen and other locations where upgrade notices are posted.

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