The first release candidates of Classic Commerce were released on 29th August with significant contributions from @ozfiddler and @james.
Also, with the help of @BlueSkyPhoenix, CC also had a slight brand revamp to remove any traces of WC colours and give it its own identity.
Work has started on the first public release and this will be available within the next few days.
The number of active CC installations is now up to 30.
The first public release of Classic SEO was released on August 30th and it is now active on 82 sites.
Work is already underway on version 1.1.0 with the focus on fixing any bugs from v1 and beginning the process of a) removing unnecessary bloat and features and b) untangling the obfuscated code left over from RM.
New Web Page
Completed and published the new ClassicPress for WordPress 4.9 Users page, the content of which has been widely used in a social media marketing campaign over the past few weeks.
Created a small shortcode plugin that fetches the latest version of WordPress compatible with the ClassicPress Migration plugin.
This follows the discussions here Get ClassicPress Page (latest WP version?).
As an example of its use, on the Get ClassicPress page, in the sentence
It is possible to migrate from any version of WordPress from 4.9.0 up to and including 5.5.1.
the “5.5.1” will be updated automatically as soon as the plugin is updated.
Started doing SEO work on the website, beginning with basic stuff such as image alt attributes, page headings - and installation of Classic SEO of course (thank you @james). This has required a number of changes (pull requests) to the CP child theme and also an update (via PR) to the plugin that fetches comments from Discourse.
Created a small plugin for the new donations page. The plugin displays the donations options in an easy to use format without any clutter and as radio buttons instead of a dropdown.
Set up a Google spreadsheet and form listing all plugins that a) are developed specifically for CP and b) that are known to work with CP. The spreadsheet was based on the initial work carried out by @azurecurve and @code_potent.
The data from the spreadsheets is being used to populate the directory being developed by @wadestriebel.
Also involved in initial discussions and planning for the new directory itself.
Not much to report. Contacted the following developers with a view to them confirming support for ClassicPress:
||“Absolutely, yes, we’ll include a link to ClassicPress. We’re currently doing a complete site rebuild, so we’ll incorporate it into that once it’s released”. (from Paul Goodchild). Update: no link to or mention of CP as of Sept 15.
||“I talked to Simon about this and he pushed the change to the readme. Happy to help promote ClassicPress!” (from Justin Busa). Update: link to ClassicPress added on WP repo https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/beaver-builder-lite-version/
|Elegant Themes (Divi)
||“I am afraid that maintaining 2 versions of Divi would be difficult for our team. It may be possible in the future but this is not something we are interested as of right now.” (from Mitch Skolnik)