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WP Symposium Pro 16.05.03 Release Notes

Enhancements for the forum toolbar and the galleries feature, plus some other improvements to the forum, subscriptions and the directory.

Don’t forget, check out the online WP Symposium Pro admin guide (codex), and you can now try out the WP Symposium Pro Extensions plugin for free – download a copy for a trial period from www.wpsymposiumpro.com – and try out development versions between releases.

If you want to see release information for 16.05, 16.05.01 and 16.05.02 in one place, you can read the release notes on your admin dashboard (WPS Pro->Release Notes).

Remember, if you use a CDN (like CloudFlare), caching, etc – purge/clear everything after updating.

Drink tea, tea is good.
Best wishes, Simon

WP Symposium Pro 16.05.03

Core WP Symposium Pro plugin

Available from the WordPress repository


Can now set the text used for No replies, 1 reply (etc.) via WPS Pro->Shortcodes->Forums->[wps-forum].

WP Symposium Pro Extensions

Available from www.wpsymposiumpro.com

Forum Toolbar

Added buttons to text mode (recommended to administrators only or not at all). See WPS Pro->Setup->Forum Toolbar.

Added buttons to text tab (of WYSIWYG editor). See options via WPS Pro->Setup->Forum Toolbar.

Visual mode will automatically expand height of WYSIWYG editor as content fills the text area.

Set default height of WYSIWYG editor via WPS Pro->Setup->Forum Toolbar.


Albums can allow others to upload to them, based on level set by album owner (via Edit when album selected). Set default on WPS Pro->Setup->Galleries.

When viewing an album, can edit image information to add a description and source, which is shown with the image when viewed (not when thumbnail).

New shortcode [wps-gallery-link] to show a link to user’s albums. See WPS Pro->Shortcodes->Gallery->[wps-gallery-link].

Forum Subscriptions

Alerts now generated asynchronously, speeding up user experience. Relevant to sites with a lot of new forum post subscriptions (or sending to all site members via Forum Settings).

Can set default value of “send copy of own forum posts” via WPS Pro->Setup->Forum Subscriptions.


Improved performance of A to Z on the directory, added “all” letter and now only shows letters applicable to current results.