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Restrict Usernames v3.1

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Restrict Usernames plugin (v3.1) for WordPress.

Restrict the usernames that new users may use when registering for your site.

Recommended update. Added BuddyPress compatibility; noted WP 3.2+ compatibility; dropped support for versions of WP older than 3.0; updated plugin framework; and more.

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/restrict-usernames/.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

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Configure SMTP v3.1

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Configure SMTP plugin (v3.1) for WordPress.

Configure SMTP mailing in WordPress, including support for sending e-mail via SSL/TLS (such as GMail).

Recommended update. Highlights: fixed numerous bugs; added a debug mode; updated compatibility through WP 3.2+; dropped compatibility with versions of WP older than 3.0; updated plugin framework; and more.

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/configure-smtp/.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

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Allow Multiple Accounts v2.5

I’d like to announce the release of the updated Allow Multiple Accounts plugin (v2.5) for WordPress.

Allow multiple user accounts to be created from the same email address.

Major update! This release fixes WP 3.1+, 3.2+ and BuddyPress compatibility. It also drops compatibility with version of WP older than 3.1. A number of bugs were fixed, some filters were added, some lower level changes were made, and its plugin framework updated. All in all, a recommended update for those running compatible versions of WordPress.

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/allow-multiple-accounts.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

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Admin Expert Mode v1.7

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Admin Expert Mode plugin (v1.7) for WordPress.

Allow users with access to the administration section to hide inline documentation and help text, which generally target beginning users.

Recommended update! Highlights: hides newly added help text and verified compatibility through WP 3.2.

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/admin-expert-mode/.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

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Quick Drafts Access v1.1

I’d like to announce the release of the updated Quick Drafts Access plugin (v1.1) for WordPress.

Adds a link to Drafts under the Posts, Pages, and other custom post type sections in the admin menu.

This release improves internationalization support, notes compatibility with WordPress 3.2+, and drops compatibility with versions of WordPress older than 3.1.

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/quick-drafts-access/.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Notifications for Collapsed Menu v1.1

I’d like to announce the release of the updated Notifications for Collapsed Admin Menu plugin (v1.1) for WordPress.

Highlights the comments and plugins icons in the collapsed admin sidebar menu when notifications are pending.

This is a recommended update that adds admin color scheme-specific color defaults consistent with the admin theme, improves its CSS, and verified to be compatible with WordPress 3.2.

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/notifications-for-collapsed-admin-menu/.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

No Update Nag v1.2

I’d like to announce the release of the updated No Update Nag plugin (v1.2) for WordPress.

Removes the WordPress update nag that appears at the top of all admin pages when a new version of WordPress is released.

This is a relatively minor release that modifies the plugin’s implementation, confirms compatibility through WordPress 3.2+, and includes some minor code formatting tweaks (for spacing).

For more details, instructions, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/no-update-nag.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Updating Plugins for WordPress 3.2

Recently I’ve taken to updating plugins in the plugin repository without making announcements here. So despite appearances, there has actually been a lot of activity since my last post. I’m looking to change that trend and resume posting announcements of plugin updates on the blog.

With that said, I’ll kick things off by announcing that I will be updating ALL of my active plugins. At the very least they will be reviewed and tested for compatibility with WordPress 3.2. However, many plugins will see additional changes and improvements. This will be my biggest cumulative plugin effort to date, owing to the number of my active plugins, the period of dormancy some plugins had fallen into, and trying to accomplish it all in a relatively short period of time.

You can blame WordPress core committer Andrew Nacin for indirectly spurring me on. I was fortunate to have had lunch with him on the 18th of June, the day after this year’s WordCamp Columbus. His enthusiasm for WordPress was quite infectious, firing me up to do more.

I started the next day, and just under three weeks later, I’m already well on my way.

Here’s a list of the plugins that have been recently updated and their version numbers. Minor releases (i.e. x.x.x) never warrant their own post, but point releases (x.x) and major releases (1.0, 2.0, etc) will be receiving dedicated announcement posts. There have been 27 plugins updated so far:

21 June 2011
22 June 2011
24 June 2011
27 June 2011
28 June 2011
29 June 2011
01 July 2011
03 July 2011
05 July 2011
07 July 2011

Stay tuned for more!