WP Ultimo 2.0: Alpha 5 released and other updates

Hey folks, how are you doing?

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my absence on the Facebook group. To be completely honest, the constant queries on updates and potential release dates were having a negative impact on me and were reflecting on the quality of the work and the team’s moral, especially as we encountered a couple of major roadblocks.

Sorry for that.

We’ve been working non-stop on this new version and now that we think most of the unknowns are behind us, I’ll get back to our schedule of regular updates and keeping up with the community.

This update is long overdue, so here we go.

I have just released the Alpha 5 of WP Ultimo 2.0 to our group of early testers. It has been nearly 2 months since our last post where I claimed we were almost there. Since then, we hit some roadblocks with the migrator from 1.X to 2.0, which is a major piece of the puzzle for this release. I mentioned this before, but we have some very large networks running on WP Ultimo and we need to make sure the migration path for 2.0 is clear and as hassle-free as possible.

We like the idea of being loyal to our existing customers and prioritizing their needs, so we won’t release 2.0 without the migrator for new networks as many suggest. That might sound like a good idea but it could also cause a number of other issues that would be a nightmare to fix later on.

The Alpha 5 build brings the state of the admin portion of the plugin to pretty close to its final form.

It also implements most of the speed optimizations we could do by this point. Our internal tests show that the performance is at least on par with the current 1.X version, the difference being that the 2.0 is built to really make use of WP caching APIs, so if you have something like Redis or Memcache active for object caching (as most managed WordPress hosting providers do today), performance should increase even more dramatically.

API endpoints and auth using key/secret should be working as well on this build, but we’re still working on the documentation.


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15 thoughts on “WP Ultimo 2.0: Alpha 5 released and other updates”

  1. Avatar of andrea

    Hello Arindo,

    In terms of functionalities, do you think we can start recording training on WPU or shall we still wait for next versions, so we don’t have to redo recordings?

    Thank you

    1. Avatar of arindo duque

      Not at the moment, Sam. The alpha is closed. We do have plans to have the beta be public, but we’re still a couple of weeks away from it.

  2. Avatar of user 26

    Lifetime license holder, wondering if I can get in on the v2 Beta when released. Is there an email sub for it?

    Very good to see the new 2 new Products feature, looking forward to trying it out!

    Hoping for a smooth transition from the old to new license as well 🙂


  3. Avatar of louis

    Hi Arindo,

    I know you have been under the gun (so to speak) on Version 2.0. I was wondering (since I purchased lifetime before December 15, 2018) when I would be able to work with the Alpha releases? The only thing I find is on gumroad and it is version 1.10.11. I have set aside my production of wpultimo sites waiting for version 2.0. So, migration isn’t an issue for me.

    I recognize you have set priority for those who have large sites already established. I’d just like to know what the roadmap looks like now and how I might access the latest alpha release.

    I personally don’t use Facebook for many reasons. So, groups set up on that site aren’t available to me.

    Thank you,

  4. Avatar of mohammed abdouh

    We have passed two months since this post was created, I hope that we will see the update soon.
    I can say that we are checking the website on a day to day basis now.

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