It feels like 2024 just started but it is almost the end of January and we are due for yet another “Plans for 20XX” post.
Summing up 2023
There weren’t many goals in 2023 but unfortunately, we could still not complete them due to changing the course in the middle of the year.
What went well was the new Analytics extension released in the middle of the year, what went semi-well was the Multiverse extension that we silently released by the end of the year. There will be a blog post officially announcing it and maybe a few showcasing videos soon.
What did not go at all was the integration with Elementor, before starting to work on it I realized we first need to have a way to design Ad details page templates using blocks, otherwise the integration will be ahead of the core version (which is not good) so a good amount of time went into developing and releasing version 2.1
Overall, the year was not bad but could be a little better.
Plans for 2024
Now that we have version 2.1 which allows creating Ad details templates visually we can safely (i think) move to the Elementor integration (and at the same time their Hello theme) which will be the main focus this year for WPAdverts.
I did not look yet at how complex this will be so it is hard to tell what other features will be released this year, so in no order of importance, i would like to release a few of the below-listed extensions:
Advanced Price Field – currently the users enter a single price in the Price field, but i would like to give them an option to enter a price as a price range and select a currency. This was also planned for last year but was moved further down the road as there does not seem to be much demand for this functionality, or maybe i am wrong? Let me know in the comments.
Currencies Manager – can support multiple currencies instead of just one default, this would also allow correctly searching by price regardless of which currency the user would select when posting an Ad.
The price field and currencies manager could be a single plugin, not decided on this yet.
Authors – of course, the Authors extension is already available, but it is still using the old Shortcoded mode, it is time to move it to Blocks mode and allow designing the Authors List and Details pages visually.
Stripe – this will be a quick update pretty soon but mainly with the official Stripe library update.
So that is a short list of plans for 2024, let me know what you think?
BTW. We also have a side project related to WPAdverts that we plan to release this year, but i will let you know more details in the near future.