This release does not contain any new features to the core of the plugin. However it does fix a whole heap of bugs.
So, whats been fixed?
1. Session timeout and invalid link issues when authorising with Dropbox have been fixed. These errors were very hard to replicate and I only managed to stumble upon them recently, and after a decent amount of testing I reckon I have ironed them out.
2. A few people where getting the error “Token cannot be null”. I found that this was due to servers being fire walled with no connection to the internet. There is no way I can fix that problem but I did add a better error message explaining what is going on.
3. Finally, after a lot of research and testing I managed to get to the bottom of the issue where no files where being uploaded and only directories created. This was due to a major bug in the cURL extension that exists to PHP versions 5.2.16 and lower. After a fair bit of thought I decided that rather then penalise people using up-to-date versions of PHP and revert back to the old Dropbox API lib, I decided to keep moving forward and drop support for PHP < 5.2.16.
What does this mean? Well since PHP 5.2 is no longer supported by the PHP community anyway I have added a message to anyone who attempts to use the plugin with an unsupported version of PHP. If users cant upgrade to a higher version of PHP they can download WPB2D 1.3 that supports PHP < 5.2.16.
Introducing priority support
I have decided to reduce the free support channel to the WordPress forum only and introduced a premium extension for Priority Support. Giving people the option to contact me directly for a 24 hour response instead of waiting for the community to respond to the WordPress forum.
Purchasing this extension, for only $9, will allow you to log support tickets directly form a WPB2D submenu.
I addition to this release, I have been working hard on a restore wizard that can be uploaded to a server and bring you website up with the click of a few buttons. I am almost finished and about to start final testing.
So, hopefully in the coming weeks you will be able to easily restore your website from Dropbox!