BuddyPress Sliding Login Panel Plugin Gets a Quick Update

I updated my BuddyPress Sliding Login Panel plugin recently and you can now download version 1.2, which is compatible with WordPress 3.1.2, BuddyPress 1.2.8 as well as all previous versions of WordPress back to 2.9.2. I strongly recommend a manual upgrade and a backup of your plugin files first, since many sites have made modifications of the plugin. In the future I’ll be making a way for users to keep their customizations separate, so thanks for your patience on this. In the meantime, it’s important to know before upgrading that your changes will be overwritten.

This release fixes a few bugs users were encountering, most importantly the “ghost friend requests” issue. Previously, users had been receiving friend requests from their own profile as well as requests that had already been answered. This should be fixed now. There’s also a tiny fix to improve the avatar image quality.

I was amazed to find that the BuddyPress Sliding Login Panel has been downloaded over 12,000 times, which has inspired me to make sure it’s up to date for the latest versions of WordPress and BuddyPress. My thanks to all who are using this plugin! If you have any suggestions for its improvement, don’t hesitate to contact me or drop a note in the support forums for the plugin.