WP Dating has been hard at work on the next major release of the WordPress Dating Plugin. We wanted to give you a sneak peek at what’s coming. New look and tons of new features. We’ve listened to you all and we can say that we have put just about all of your feature requests into this new release of the dating plugin.

4.8 Home Page

Version 4.8 Home Page Sneak Peek

We have totally redesigned the main home page, internal user home page, search results page, profile view page and just about all the other pages. We have even modified the optional templates like the Dzonia home page template. Along with redesigning the pages, we have optimized them all for faster loading. We know that most of you run dating plugin on a shared server so the redesign was done mostly for that reason as well as to enhance the look and design to a modern feel. Out with the old and in with the new right?

Some of the new features we’ve added to the WordPress Dating Plugin are new SEO friendly links. Days of long URL addresses are gone. Permalinks are now throughout the dating plugin for every page and dynamic results. We’ve also added more options in the admin area. Now you can turn the Happening Graph On or Off. Don’t want it? Turn it off.

4.8 Profile View

Version 4.8 Profile View Sneak Peek

Another exciting feature is that all the button, tab and link styles/colors are controlled by the admin area. You simply add the color code you want for each area for Buttons, Links, Pagination and Tabs. Now more than ever you can match the dating plugin areas with the color of your theme. This gives you way more control over the color blending.

We have removed the old CAPTCHA that was in the dating plugin and replaced it with the more popular Google reCAPTCHA. So much nicer and cleaner.¬†Other features include a new Stories area for the front of the Dzonia home page template. We’ve also added a new “Help” tab with predefined help text for all the features that are on the user side of the dating plugin.

These features and more are in the new WordPress Dating Plugin version 4.8.


  • DatingSolutions says:

    UPDATE: We’ve put a new last minute feature in the WordPress Dating Plugin version 4.8. The feature is called “Near Me” and it utilizes Google Maps. When a user registers, the dating plugin records their IP Address. When the user is logged in and goes to the Search tab and then clicks on the Near Me tab, it will show their area on the Google Map and it will also show all the users who are near them. This utilizes Google Maps and a unique GEOCoding API that we’ve custom written into the dating plugin.

  • jackfrizz says:

    Great news (especially for the seo features).
    When the official release of version 4.8?

  • DatingSolutions says:

    We’re in final testing mode so we’re hoping for end of next week.

  • ferny360 says:

    Any news on 4.8 getting released in april?

  • DatingSolutions says:

    It will be done this month. We’re wrapping up bug testing and making sure all functions work properly. There’s a lot that has gone into this release plus a few new surprises.

  • MHoekstra says:

    did you now when 4.8 is redy for download..?

  • Taune247 says:

    Any news on the update?

  • DatingSolutions says:

    We’re trying to do it this week. We had some last minute new templates go into it so it took a bit more time. So, we’re just wrapping that up.

  • Kerching says:

    Any update on this?

    We are looking forward to adding it to our site.

  • chrome says:

    Any news on the update?

  • hoof says:

    Will this be an easy upgrade for those of us not familiar with all the coding, installing procedures, etc? It definitely seems more simplified and LOOKS SUPER NICE! I’m still trying to get my site up and running and thinking maybe I’ll just hold off till this comes out.

  • parship says:

    When ? give us a date !

  • DatingSolutions says:

    This Saturday.

  • DatingSolutions says:

    Yes, upgrades are just a plugin install and button click. Two steps.

  • hoof says:

    I am excited about this new 4.8 plugin coming out today. Ready and waiting, This is gonna be great!

  • jfurnier says:

    Any update on the update?

  • DatingSolutions says:

    It’s been released. You can download it now.

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