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I had finished (or thought I had finished) developing all of the project list for WP-Members 2.3, with the exception of time-based expiration of user accounts. This included items originally on the 2.2 release list that I pushed back. That project was released in beta to a few select supporters of the project.
In the meantime, I continued to debate whether or not I would finish the time-based expiration of accounts, add that to the rest of the project, and include it in the release of 2.3. I really wanted to do that as I believe that is a major feature that is missing right now.
But today I have realized there is much more to do in that process before I can release it. Additionally, there have been some significant changes and enhancements that I have added (or updated) along the way as part of the upgrade process. This has included some code cleanup and the updating of some now deprecated WP API calls.
So I am going to release 2.3 with everything but the time-based expiration of accounts update. The primary enhancements include:
- “show excerpts” option
- “notify admin” option
- “moderate registration” option
- “turn off registration” option
Because of the new features, and the need to explain how to use them, I also need to update the documentation for the plugin (the readme file and the quick-start guide, specifically). As soon as I have done that, I will release WP-Members 2.3 publicly via http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-members
If any as yet undiscovered bugs are in the 2.3 release, I’ll certainly release fix(es) as necessary; but the remainder of the work that I have done beyond that will roll into the next release. The major component of that is the expiration process, so it will not be released until that is fully complete (so please don’t ask when I expect to have it done). As to the version, it is beginning to involve some significant changes so this may roll us up to a completely new version.
If you are a financial supporter of the plugin, I thank you! If you are not, I would encourage you to consider it. A great deal of time and effort has gone into this project and I will continue to enhance this plugin in the future.