A new plugin is available for ProofBuddy that allows you to use Google Analytics to track page views on your proofing site.
When activated, this plugin will add an option to the General options tab where you can enter your Google Web Property ID. This is a number available through Analytics that starts with UA- and identifies your site to Analytics. Enter this ID and save the options and, assuming the ID starts with UA-, which it should, ProofBuddy will start appending the tracking code to your client side pages.
One of the primary new features of ProofBuddy 2.0 was a plugin system. With the new version it is relatively easy for someone with a little PHP experience to build a plugin that can add functionality to ProofBuddy, add tabs to the admin side, create custom reports, add variables to the client side, or change how ProofBuddy performs certain tasks.
Problem is, we only have about half a dozen ideas for plugins. But we’re also not the ones using ProofBuddy on a daily basis for our business. You are.
So what features does ProofBuddy not currently have that you would like to see. What sort of "it would be awesome if ProofBuddy did …" thoughts have you had using ProofBuddy. We want to know. Leave a comment below with your ideas and we’ll see what we can do about getting your "what if" into a plugin.
Here’s what we’ve got planned, or already have done…
- Comments List – View all the comments for all your images in one place.
- Twitter Feed – Adds a menu to the dashboard viewing our Twitter feed. Similar to the menu that’s already there to view our blog feed. We’re using Twitter as a mix between announcements for ProofBuddy and photo related news we come across and think might be of interest.
- Google Analytics – Adds Analytics tracking codes to the client side so you can use Analytics to track your client views.
- Copy default price lists. This is the one we’re currently working on and should be the next released.
- Link to this image. Display a link that your clients can use to post their image into a web page or forum post, with a link back to your site of course.
- Report that will print cards with the album passcode so you have them to pass out at events.
- Report similar to the order PDF with more options for customization
- Plugin to allow you to change the PayPal graphic that’s used on the checkout page
As we’re working on adding to the documentation for ProofBuddy 2.0 we are going to try something new. At least something new for us. We’re planning on adding screencasts to as many of the documentation pages as they’d be helpful for.
Our first was just uploaded. It’s a 62 second screencast showing how to create a new album and add images.
The video was created for the Adding Albums documentation page, but since you’re already on this page we’ll put it here as well.
[flv:addingAlbum.flv 500 304]
ProofBuddy 2.0.2 is a maintenance release that fixes a handful of issues found since the release of 2.0.1.
- 693 – Advanced pricing pop-up blank (Pro only)
- 684 – Paypal return to merchant link displaying error, not marking order as paid, and not recording the payment
- 694 – Select box initially blank when adding a new pricing set
- 690 – Problem in theme browser when a theme description has a line break in it
- 690 – Folders in theme zips not unzipping if there aren’t any files in them
- 687 – Watermarking even if the option is turned off. Pro only.
- 685 – Unable to add users admin side
- 695 – split() is deprecated on servers running PHP version >= 5.3
The Twitter Feed plugin adds a menu to the Admin dashboard displaying the most recent activity on our Twitter feed.
We’ve very recently started using Twitter to post updates more regularly on what we’re working on.
Downloading & Installing
This plugin is available through the plugin browser in your ProofBuddy admin. If your server supports it, this is the easiest way to install.
If not, click on the link below to download to your computer. Unzip and then upload the twitterFeed folder to the /user/plugins/ folder under where you installed ProofBuddy.
Whichever way you install, you’ll need to activate the plugin by clicking on the Options -> Plug-Ins tab and clicking the Activate link next to this plugin.
A new plugin is available for download that will allow you to view all submitted comments easily and in one place.
When activated, the comments list plugin adds a subtab to the images tab that will allow you to view all submitted comments. The page functions like any of the other list pages in ProofBuddy.
You can either install the plugin through the plugin browser or by downloading it below and manually uploading to the /user/plugins/ folder using your favorite FTP client.
Once you have uploaded the comment list plugin folder click on the Options -> Plug-Ins tab to activate it. Once activated the new comments tab will be available.
Our Pink Simplicity theme has been updated for ProofBuddy 2.0 and is now available for download.
To add this theme either install it through the theme browser or click the link below to download and upload using your favorite FTP program.
The Daily News theme has been updated for ProofBuddy and renamed to NewsPrint. With updates, the Daily News theme already had versions 1.0, 2.0, and 2.5. Rather than introduce more confusion we decided it best to rename it. The design is still the same though.
Installing the theme
You can either install through the theme browser or download the file below and upload to your themes folder using an FTP client.
ProofBuddy version 2.0.1 is available for download. It is primarily a maintenance release and doesn’t add any new features.
Issues addressed in this release
- 684 – Paypal return script displaying error, not updating order to paid, and not recording the payment
- 690 / 689 – Invalid theme errors
- 687 – (PRO ONLY) Watermarking even if the option is turned off. This wasn’t specifically fixed in this release. It involves a new set of pro files that you’ll need to re-enter your registration key to download.
- 685 – Unable to add albums to users either when creating them or on the edit page