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Introducing EasyDiscuss 4.1

Introducing EasyDiscuss 4.1

Ever since the rollout of GDPR on May 25th, 2018, the team has been busy updating our core extensions to comply with the new EU regulations. Due to that, we would like to announce the availability of EasyDiscuss 4.1 today. 

GDPR Compliance 

Front-end
Back-end


Very similar to what we just did for EasySocial 2.2, EasyDiscuss in itself stores a fair bit of personal data and it's not an excuse for taking users' personal data for granted. 

Starting from EasyDiscuss 4.1, users will have the freedom to download their account data in a zip file. 
Beside downloading data, users are also allowed to delete their account from the site should they decide to. The list below is the breakdown on the data that can be removed or downloaded by users.

Removal  Deletion
​Profile ​Profile
​Subscriptions​Subscriptions
Likes​Likes​
Votes​Votes​
​TagsTags​
​Conversations​Conversations
​CommentsComments​
​Discussion posts​Discussion posts


Unified Toolbar


After an amazing response from EasyBlog 5.2 update, we thought it would be a great idea to unify the toolbar across all our extensions therefore implementing in EasyDiscuss 4.1 update as well. 

Invisible Recaptcha 

reCaptcha on ticket creation


With the new invisible recaptcha in EasyDiscuss 4.1 reduce the hassle of ticking the checkbox to verify whether or not that you are in fact human, which could be annoying at times. 

Updated Search Bar

Search bar with a dropdown


We have also updated the search bar in EasyDiscuss 4.1 with an easy-to-use dropdown that allows user to find any discussion post based on its post type. 

Single Click Updater

Single click updater at the back-end


The new single click updater is now available in EasyDiscuss 4.1, which makes upgrading in between every minor releases effortless, less time consuming and straightforward. So starting from EasyDiscuss 4.1.2, all you have to do is hit the Update Now when it pops up on your dashboard and you're good to go. 

Updated Discussion Front-page

Display badges on discussion front-page


EasyDiscuss 4.1 now reflects the individual badges on the post, this in return adds more credibility on the discussion posts. However, these badges will not be shown in Bubbles, Timeless and Zinc theme due to the placement of the username. 

Custom CSS


Admin can now conveniently edit their custom css directly from the back-end of EasyDiscuss 4.1, reducing the need to manually create or access the custom css file in the template's folder

LinkedIn OAuth 2 Support 

LinkedIn Sign-on


As we value your data and security, EasyDiscuss 4.1 now runs on OAuth 2 to support LinkedIn API, that not only follows the latest standard of authentication but also a secure way of granting permission access to the information needed. 

Major Refactoring


The team has successfully shaved off about 20% off the full installer size, it is now standing at 159kb (previously 171kb) for launcher package and 5 MB (previously 6.2MB) for the full installer. This was made possible by refactoring and enhancements to the codebase of EasyDiscuss. EasyDiscuss 4.1 will not only be leaner, faster but optimized better to run on Joomla 3.8.x.

Minor Bug Fixes 


EasyDiscuss 4.1 is not completed without the collectively bug fixes reported by our support customers. Together with team, we would like to extend our gratitude for your amazing support and appreciation for the joint efforts to eliminate these annoying bugs progressively. 

Upgrading to EasyDiscuss 4.1


You know the drill, it is recommended to download the full installer for EasyDiscuss 4.1 update and run the installation as you normally would, rest assured that your data and settings will remain intact. If you need any help at all, feel free to get in touch with us and our support team will be there to assist you as soon as they could. 
 

Let's celebrate!

​Last but not least, you will be pleased to know that we are offering a whopping 25% discount for both new purchases of EasyDiscuss and EasyDiscuss renewals with the coupon code HELLOED41 only the next 3 days. Happy upgrading folks! :)

P/S: Note that 35% coupon code is only applicable for FastSpring transactions only. 

 

Comments (19)

  1. HMED

Nice udpate, thanks guys !

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  1. Mark    HMED

Thank you :)

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  1. Syabab    Mark

Hi,

Any news on moderation feature per category?

I mean the feature here:

https://stackideas.com/forums/ed-moderation-feature-per-category-instead-of-global

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  1. Cristian

Nice job. Thank you!

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  1. Mark    Cristian

Thank You :)

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  1. Philippe

Thank you :)
I suppose EasyDiscuss 4.1 is released prematurely to be in agreement with GDPR Compliance.
However EasyDiscuss has not received a major update since April 2016.
Have you planned any other improvements for EasyDiscuss this year ?

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  1. Mark    Philippe

Yes, if time permits as we need to update PayPlans 4.0 too. By the way, this is actually a major upgrade in EasyDiscuss as not only we have addressed several issues, we have also optimized it's performance.

Some of it's UI tweaks cannot be added in time because of time constraints but the team is working on a new cool editor :)

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  1. Philippe    Mark

Ok. I was hoping that with EasyDiscuss 4.1, you would release EasyDiscuss Page App.
To integrate EasyDiscuss with EasySocial Pages, as for Groups...

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  1. Mark    Philippe

It was supposed to be but due to time constraints, we needed to deliver the GDPR compliance as soon as we can and we also have both Komento and PayPlans 4 too.

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  1. Philippe    Mark

I totally understand. There were priorities.
I am very happy to hear that the EasyDiscuss Page App is on your roadmap ! :)

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  1. Ivaylo Valkov

Good job. Thank you. :)

I want to ask if Komento is fully compatible with GDPR or wait for an update for it as well?

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  1. Mark    Ivaylo Valkov

There will be a huge update for Komento 3.1 soon and it includes GDPR compliance as well :)

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  1. joy

Nice to read that, but didnt knew anything about payplans :/ purchased it from the last blog and since then i am waiting.

It would be cool to know about the status. Sorry to say that, stackideas works great and offers amazing support, but the communication over blog is not so quit good as the rest of the service.

Speak to the customers. Tell them what is coming and where is the current status. We are your fans and we would lile to read informations in blogs.

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  1. Mark    joy

Thanks for the input joy, and yes we will be posting a short progress update for PayPlans 4.

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  1. Sean Carney

I am wondering if EasySocial and EasyDiscuss will keep separate GDPR files for the customer to download. I use EasySocial for the login but also use EasyDiscuss and use the Groups EasyDiscuss app to create discussions from within EasySocial that also appear within the groups section of EasyDiscuss. I am figuring EasyBlog and Komento will soon also have GDPR info gathering and wonder if all your apps will combined that data or if a user would have to download once from each app?

Sean

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  1. Mark    Sean Carney

When you request to download files on EasySocial, both EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss are hooked into it's API allowing their files to also be included in EasySocial. Therefore they do not need to download the data separately.

We are working on an update for Komento and PayPlans to also do the same :)

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  1. Itamar Jobani    Mark

Is there a way therefore to turn off the "Download data" option in EasyBlog dropdown menu if you have EasySocial installed?

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  1. Mohd Yasser    Itamar Jobani

Hi Itamar,

Yeah sure. EasySocial can handles EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss GDPR and later Komento as well. All you need to do is to turn off EasyBlog GDPR options in settings and let EasySocial do its job.

By right, EasySocial should automatically handle this; given that EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss app should be in the latest version. Here is the screenshot how it will looks like: http://take.ms/5RbyK .

I believe this is a great question and it should be included in documentation. I'll informed our...

Hi Itamar,

Yeah sure. EasySocial can handles EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss GDPR and later Komento as well. All you need to do is to turn off EasyBlog GDPR options in settings and let EasySocial do its job.

By right, EasySocial should automatically handle this; given that EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss app should be in the latest version. Here is the screenshot how it will looks like: http://take.ms/5RbyK .

I believe this is a great question and it should be included in documentation. I'll informed our documentator guys to update the documentation.

Cheers.

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  1. Mel

Loving the new fast update process for easydiscuss. These applications are beautiful and just keep on getting better and exceeding expectations. Love it. Thank you!

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