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WPDating Plugin version 6.6.3 Released

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WPDating plugin version 6.6.3

WPDating plugin version 6.6.3Greetings once again from WPDating headquarters!

We are super excited to announce the release of the latest WPDating plugin – version 6.6.3 that has been even more polished with the help of our valuable customers’ feedback alongside our QA team.

One of the more exciting updates in this version is the implementation of BlueImp image library that offers a streamlined image browsing experience.

WPDating’s development team also squashed plenty of bugs in the latest version of WPDating plugin.

Here’s a more detailed look at the highlights of WPDating version 6.6.3:
[!] Inbox message bug has been fixed
[!] Default Country value bug in meet me page has been fixed
[!] Data input for distance search has been sanitized
[!] Upload image limit bug has been fixed
[+] BlueImp image Library has been implemented for other users images

Besides these updates, we also have another exciting news: WPDating plugin is now compatible with our latest theme called Dating Club.

Due to an overwhelming number of requests from our customers, we also removed the login/logout status in the newsfeed.

Make sure you download the latest version of WPDating plugin to get the best features from our dating solution!

Until next time,
WPDating team

THREE New Payment Gateways! | WPDating May, 2019 Update

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payment gateways added - paysafe, maxpay. voguepay

payment gateways added - paysafe, maxpay. voguepayWe’re having a huge payment gateway add-on bash at WPDating this month.

It was quite a challenging milestone for our development team to accomplish integrating with not one but three new payment solutions to help dating business owners accept payments regardless of their location.

1. Paysafe

Paysafe offers a variety of services for physical stores and online platforms alike. It is one of the most secure payment service providers which supports over 100 currencies.

Here are the different payment methods that Paysafe offers:

Card payments

    • American Express
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Visa
    • Diners Club International

Online payments

        • Paysafecard: a native cash voucher that can be bought in Paysafe’s store
        • Paysafecash: allow customers to order online but pay for your services at the nearest payment point with cash

2. Maxpay

Maxpay integration is another addition to WPDating’s add-on list. It is an international payment processing platform that supports more than 130 currencies and expedites transctions with its partnership with more than 32 banking networks.

Some of the best features of MaxPay are

  • Automated Billing
  • Multi-merchant account support
  • Flexible Transaction Routing
  • Direct Solution Integration
  • Customizable Payment Forms

3. VoguePay

VoguePay is another trusted and seamless payment platform that is super flexible from registration to withdrawing funds for users. Its simple API supports integration with over 20 plugins. It is one of the most requested payment gateways from Nigeria to be specific.

Some highlights of VoguePay are

  • Digital Wallet
  • Online payments
  • Invoice management
  • Mobile topup

That sums up the payment add-ons that have been integrated with WPDating.

In other news, we have added yet another language pack.

Croatian Language Pack Release!

As a cherry on top for our May update, we are excited to announce that Croatian language pack has been released.

It is priced at an affordable rate of just $19. Learn more about it here.

We hope our efforts keep adding value to your dating business and will continue releasing more exciting features in the next month (even though it is going to be quite challenging considering this release alone).

See you in the next update!

-WPDating Team

7 Essential Features Dating Websites Need in 2019

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7 Essential Features Dating Websites Need in 2019

It is no surprise that online dating has become an integral part of our lives today.

According to Statista, approximately 33.9 million U.S. users accessed online dating services in 2018 alone.

This clearly indicates that there’s a huge market for dating websites – and you can start a profitable business by simply focusing on a niche audience.

However, you will need to make sure your website offers some fundamental as well as unique features to attract your target audience.

Here are the 7 essential features every dating website needs in 2019.

1.   Advanced Search

advanced search

One of the most important aspects of using a dating website is having to freedom to be as picky as you want with your potential dates.

An advanced search feature can help your dating website members use filters such as age, height, hair color, ethnicity, hobbies, pets, and so forth.

Dating websites usually ask new sign-ups to answer a questionnaire to get this information. This data can later be used to provide relevant results based on search parameters.

2.   Finding People Nearby

live location

The purpose of using dating websites is to ultimately meet someone that you’re compatible with. If they live on the other side of the world, it really makes no sense to chat forever.

Allowing your users to find other members that are near to them geographically can be done by tracking their IP address and filtering out members in close proximity.

You can use this feature by asking your users to set a certain radius while searching for other members.

3.   Date Tracker

date tracker

Frequent users of online dating websites often lose track of the people that they have dated so far.

A date tracker that privately stores the experience of the user’s dates with a certain person can help them to filter out the matches that they would like to consider taking the relationship a step further. Or alternatively, note down red flags to avoid them at all costs in the future.

4.   People who viewed your profile

who viewed my profile

Even LinkedIn sends you notifications when someone views your profile. It might not necessarily indicate that the person who viewed you is interested in you.

Someone might view a profile out of curiosity. But dating apps/websites users find validation in knowing that they’re turning some eyes and in turn increases engagement.

However, allowing your members to see the list of people they recently viewed is also equally important which many dating services miss out on.

5.   Multi-language support

multi language dating

Unless you’re committed to not allowing your dating business to serve a global audience, you must invest in offering your dating website in multiple languages.

A single language addition to your dating website can exponentially increase the number of users, which is natural considering how easy it is for someone to converse in their own language.

It might seem like a costly investment but WPDating offers almost over 25 international language packs each priced at an affordable $19.  Learn more about it here.

6.   Offer a mobile dating appmobile dating app

I don’t even need to remind you how often you’re on your mobile phone. US adults spend an average of 3.5 hours on their mobile devices in a single day.

If your dating website does not offer a dating app, you’re bound to lose a huge portion of your target audience.

Any dating service that is exclusively web-based will risk getting lower engagement simply because of the fact that people tend to find mobile apps much more accessible.

7.   User privacy

user privacy online dating

Perhaps one of the biggest fears of dating online stems from your customers’ privacy concerns. Regardless of how normal online dating is in today’s context, you’re still meeting strangers which can be terrifying considering the number of creeps that are out there.

Ensuring your users that their data is encrypted, confidential and not shared with any third-parties will help you gain their trust.

Now that you’re aware of the essential features that dating websites need in 2019, let me present you with a single solution that offers all of these features.

WPDating is a complete white-label dating website solution that offers affordable packages for individual as well as business needs. Take a look at our pricing here.

Powerful New Features Released by WPDating – April 2019 Update

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As we step into the second quarter of 2019, WPDating has added even more features to keep your dating website up-to-date with the ever-changing online dating industry standards.

Let’s jump right into it!

Save messages as drafts

This feature has been one of the most requested by our clients for good reason and we’re delighted to finally announce that this feature is now live.

Your dating website’s users can now save incomplete messages by simply clicking a ‘save draft’ button and have it intact for later. Hopefully they don’t save that draft about confessing their love for too long.

Dropdown UI added in advance search

This is a must-have feature for dating websites with a huge customer base. Your dating website’s users can use multiple filters to narrow down the results while searching for a specific profile.

Let’s say you’re searching for a married guy called Charles aged 40 who lives in California with a pet dog. You can now find his profile in 10 seconds.

Better user-search mechanism

Yet another improvement related to the search feature, WPDating’s user-search mechanism is now much more responsive. This improvement will help you search for other users by simply entering a few letters and get results based on the closest match.

It can come in really handy when your users have to search for a complex name like “Blaszczykowski”. Enter ‘Blas’ into the search box and you’ll find his profile right away (hopefully there aren’t thousands of other Blaszczykowskis).

Slider-WD plugin removed

After putting quite some time into considering removal of Slider-WD plugin, we have finally decided upon getting rid of it due to two main reasons

  • Removing this plugin helped us optimize the overall size of our plugin
  • DIVI themes is hardly used by any of our clients at this point

Rest assured, you can still get a slider feature built in WPDating plugin.

Farewell, Slider-WD.

General bug fixes

It wouldn’t be an update if we didn’t occasionally squash out some annoying bugs. As always, our QA team helped us track down some minor issues and bugs which have been safely taken care of.

You can expect a better overall experience from our plugin with improvements on some minor unseen aspects as well.

Have any cool features in mind that you’d like us to add? Let us know in the comments!

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