Release code name: Jack
After last weekends release and a couple of mid-week patches, this weekends release (hopefully now back to the usual weekly releases!) features one big (and I think popular) change.
Bronze members no longer have to FTP up the bronze plugins, they are included in the download from WordPress.org.
You need to remove the Bronze member plugin folders – please do this via FTP, do not delete them through the admin dashboard as you will remove tables from the database. There is no need to delete the core plugin folder (wp-symposium) as this gets upgraded.
To “tell” WordPress you are a Bronze member you have to enter an Activation Code, available via the links on the installation page (or here). If you are a Bronze member here, you will see an activation code that you should copy and paste into the top of the Installation page.
The activation code is valid for 90 days from when you copy it, just update it at any point to reset the deadline to 90 days.
If you are not a Bronze member (or are trying out the Bronze plugins when not a Bronze member) they will still work on your website, but a banner will be shown across the top of your website. This also means that non-Bronze members can “try before you buy”.
I hope this makes life easier for Bronze members. Any problems (like your activation code not showing), post here.
This is where I have to start apologising to all the great people who use WP Symposium in different languages. The good news is that translations are now in one language file (‘wp-symposium’), which will make life a lot easier. The bad news is that you may have to transfer/re-add translations. I wait for the abuse, I’m really sorry, gulp. I’ve updated the single download on crowdin.net/project/symposium so all plugins are now included.