We are launching the first beta of JV-LinkDirectory 5.13 version today. This version comes with several new features and improvements, along with bug fixes. Significant features and improvements include:
- Notify customers via SMS when specific events happen in the directory for their listings.
- Use Amazon AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS) to notify admin and listing owners via SMS. It is extremely cost effective!
- Show case all your listing images at the top of the listing detail page in an image carousel!
- Dont want to show a tab in detail page? You can now show or hide tabs in listing detail page!
- Dont want to show a tab to specific users? You can now show tabs in listing detail page to selected user groups!
- Save money by storing files associated with listings in Amazon S3 buckets.
- Massive improvements in detecting, and reporting broken links in the directory:
- Show a message in the detail page to admin when they visit a broken link.
- Notify Admin of Broken Link Visit by email.
- Show number of Broken links in back-end dashboard.
- Filter and View Broken Links in back-end listings section.
- Detect broken links by scanning all your listings via cron utility that can be set to run as per your desired frequency.
- Hide published date and owner info in detail page.
- Custom ‘Advertise Here’ image to show when advertisement slots are open for advertising.
Where do I download the beta version?
We will be sending the links to beta version downloads by email (via SendOwl) to all volunteers who have signed up for beta testing in sometime now.
Where do I report beta issues?
We request all beta volunteers to report their issues by sending emails (one per issue) to beta [at] jv-extensions [dot] com
How long is the beta planned?
We anticipate that beta testing will run for 2 weeks max (till end of this month). But it will depend on the issues reported, and test coverage achieved.
Can i try the beta version for free?
Yes, if you have an active purchase of JV-LinkDirectory and wish to participate in beta testing. If so, please write an email to join-beta [at ] jv-extensions [dot] com indicating your interest.
Is there any offer that I can avail?
If you do not have an active purchase of JV-LinkDirectory, then you can still participate in beta testing – We are providing a 30% discount coupon for those who wish to purchase JV-LinkDirectory and help in beta testing. Please note that the usual 15 day money back guarantee will not be applicable if you avail this offer. Please contact us for the coupon code.