PayPlans 4.0 Timeline & EasyDiscuss 4.1.2

PayPlans 4.0 Timeline &  EasyDiscuss 4.1.2

Today, we would like to share a quick rundown on PayPlans 4.0, as many ones had approached us on this matter. We thought it would be more appropriate to properly address this after the release of EasyDiscuss 4.1.2, read on to learn more. 

Why the delay?


First and foremost, we would like to sincerely apologize for this delay after the last progress update made in April 2018. We were slightly behind schedule which is simply due to the complexity involved behind revamping and simplifying the existing codebase inherited from its original developer, working back and forth, breaking and amending the codes which in itself is really time consuming. 

Then comes GDPR, considering the importance and urgency of GDPR implementation across all of our core products, with the limited resources we have, left us no choice but to delay PayPlans 4.0 development temporarily, to spend time on addressing GDPR as our utmost priority.

The next milestone left on our pipeline for GDPR update involves KomentoPayPlans and EasyArticles which is exactly what we are working on right now.

Why is GDPR so complicated?

Just some heads up to those who aren't aware of the complications of GDPR. It isn't just the cookie banner that you see on every site, it's a whole different aspect altogether. For instance in Art. 20 of GDPR, it states the following:

The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided

Because of that, we need to ensure that users who are using our software on your site, to have at least the ability to download data that you have about them. Although it can be requested by users manually, you are going to have a hard time generating the data that you have about them. Instead of waiting for Joomla to produce a platform which allows plugins to have a central download system, we couldn't wait any longer and took matters into our own hands until Joomla is ready (I believe it will be in Joomla 3.9)

Timeline


PayPlans 3.7 will open the pathway for PayPlans 4.0, which also includes GDPR compliance and other minor bug fixes. At this point of time, we are 50% into PayPlans 4.0 development, as we still do not have a definite ETA for PayPlans 4.0 but do expect to see an Alpha release in the coming months.

What's in for me?


To make up for the unprecedented delay, PayPlans 4.0 Alpha and Beta releases will be available to all PayPlans subscribers, irregardless whether your subscription has already expired or active, we truly believe that PayPlans 4.0 will not disappoint you. We hope that this short post will shed some light into our current circumstances and limitations openly.


EasyDiscuss 4.1.2

Two days ago, the immediate release of EasyDiscuss 4.1.2 was made availableThis critical update is mainly to address the SEF router issue that unable users to access their discussion posts from the single category page.

Upgrading from EasyDiscuss 4.1.1 to EasyDiscuss 4.1.2 is rather straightforward. All you have to do is hit the Update Now button found at the back-end of EasyDiscuss dashboard. Otherwise, for those who are still running on prior to EasyDiscuss 4.1.2, kindly download the full installer found on your dashboard and run the installation like you normally would.

Should you require any assistance at all, feel free to contact our team on our forums and they will be there to assist you. Do refer to changelog to see all the changes made in this release. 


Special Announcement

Stack Ideas would like to wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters, Happy Blessed Eid! In case you didn't already know, Malaysia is a multicultural nation where the majority of our brothers and sisters of the faith had already gone through a month of fasting, therefore in the celebration of the end of Ramadan, Malaysia will be having a festive holiday tomorrow. 

On that note, there will some slight delay in our response time on our helpdesk as well. We really appreciate for your kind patience and understanding during this festive celebration, our team will get back to you as soon as Monday comes. Once again, Happy Eid folks! :)

 

Comments (21)

  1. HMED

Thank you guys,

a question without relation with this post, i like your blog covers and would like to know where you find background images ?

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  1. joy    HMED

i've also asked them out. I got in mind, that they design them byself. Would be great to have also the possibility to use those :)

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  1. Mark    HMED

Yep, as joy mentioned, they are designed in house :)

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  1. Paul Murray    HMED

You guys could check this out. Not quite the same but kind of ok: https://trianglify.io/

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  1. joy

Hi there :) thanks for the blog post. So i know know, that i must wait longer for it. Serif mubarek olsun! But it would be great to have 1 blog post per week. It mustn't be very long. Only that we can track the process.

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  1. Mark    joy

Thanks joy, will take note of this.

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  1. Paul Murray

Any chance of some discounts for some ancient ;-) old ReadyBytes customers who want to re new their subscriptions when PayPlans 4.0 finally comes out?

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  1. joy    Paul Murray

Hi there. I would recommend you, not to buy it right now. As example i've purchased it at 12th April 2018 and waited for the new version. Till yet, i didn't used it, because maybe must i migrate everything into the new one. And when Payplans 4 comes, must i maybe purchase it again, because i didn't used it and it expired :/ a little bit sad for me.

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  1. Paul Murray    joy

Hi Joy, thanks for your tip. I would only buy after 4+ Stable and try it out for half a year with a view to making the commitment and moving away from Hika Shop. I have Hika Shop up and running and it is pretty good but I doubt that it will be able to compete with PayPlans maintained by the SI team :-)

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  1. joy    Paul Murray

i use and recommend Joomshaper with SP Page Builder, Everything from Stackideas and Sellacious - if you want a good shop system with Stackideas and Joomshaper. As is understand, Payplans do subscriptions. I will also use it later.

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  1. Paul Murray    joy

Yes I also use SP Page Builder and find it pretty good. I have not looked at Sellacious but will keep an eye on it. Thank for reminding me of it. I am basically interested in anything that helps me push Groups in the direction of a LMS. Eg be able to preview the first video from 16 in a Group. Obviously then pay for the remaining 15 in same Group. And then lock down some of the groups functionality like not allowing group members to invite none paid up members to join a paid group!!! Maybe...

Yes I also use SP Page Builder and find it pretty good. I have not looked at Sellacious but will keep an eye on it. Thank for reminding me of it. I am basically interested in anything that helps me push Groups in the direction of a LMS. Eg be able to preview the first video from 16 in a Group. Obviously then pay for the remaining 15 in same Group. And then lock down some of the groups functionality like not allowing group members to invite none paid up members to join a paid group!!! Maybe an idea for a "Paid Group App?" Another big deal for me is I want to be able to integrate Fastspring or similar reseller. I believe that Fastspring is on the cards for PayPlans. By the way I dug up the link going here for any one who is interested: https://www.sellacious.com/community-support/1667-easysocial-easydiscuss-integrations

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  1. Mark    joy

Our goal is to ensure a smooth transition from PayPlans 3.x to 4.x without any migration. As pointed out by Sylvie, there are a lot of differences not only internally with PayPlans but many of the Payment gateways has also updated their APIs which includes GDPR compliance too.

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  1. Mark    Paul Murray

We do not have any coupon codes as of yet :)

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  1. Bodo Lamprecht    Paul Murray

I had on January 25, hoping that version 4.0 will be coming soon.
In July, this will expire and ihc had nothing of the new version. Pity!
I hope, we are somehow priced.

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  1. Mark    Bodo Lamprecht

As long as you have a subscription regardless if it is expired or not, you will still get access to PayPlans 4 Alpha and Beta.

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  1. Tony Boutemeur

Hi,
Thank you so much about these news and a big happy Eid to all muslims around the world.

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  1. Mark    Tony Boutemeur

Thanks Tony!

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  1. Ivaylo Valkov

I'm looking forward Komento 3.1, I hope soon to be released and a happy holiday from me. :)

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  1. Mark    Ivaylo Valkov

Thank you Ivaylo!

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  1. joy

almost 2 weeks since this blog :c want to read new stuff please.

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  1. Jihyun Nam

I hope this one is coming out before license expired.

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