3.2.3 + 10,000,000

Two very different numbers for two things happened in last few days.

Version 3.2.3 is out

On July 10 I’ve released Duplicate Post version 3.2.3.

It’s mainly a bugfix release with patches for incompatibilities with Contact Form 7 and WPML. It will also be helpful with custom post types that declare custom capabilities.

Hopefully, it will be the last release of the 3.* branch. Version 3.2.2 has been around for more than year with only minor issues reported (as I said, fixed in 3.2.3), so it can be deemed stable enough to be kept as “reference”, working with with WordPress versions as early as 3.6 (August 2013) and a minimum PHP version of 5.2.4. While I don’t endorse not upgrading to newer, faster, safer, better versions of PHP and WP, I suppose there can be some cases where sites are stuck with an older setup and Duplicate Post can be handy (even to prepare things before upgrading, why not?).

I’m resuming work on what will be the 4.* branch. It won’t probably bring many new features at first, but I will be free to address compatibility with earlier versions of PHP and WP as an aim in a list ordered by importance, not a burden.

I’m planning a roadmap to keep up with the newest features of WordPress while avoiding the overbloating of the plugin. My main goal is to make Duplicate Post as powerful as possible. But it shouldn’t happen at the expense of how it’s easy to use, with lean but complete options.

10,000,000 downloads

A screen capture of a table displaying 10 million downloads for Duplicate Post

On other news, on July 11 Duplicate Post has reached the 10 million downloads milestone. It’s another great accomplishment after hitting 3 million active installations in the first part of this year.

Duplicate Post is currently listed in the top 10 plugins by popularity in the WordPress.org repository. It is both an honor and a responsibility. I’ll do my best to be worthy of that, with the help of everyone who finds the plugin useful.
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