After couple weeks of beta testing on our forum we have released the new MyArcadePlugin version with amazing new features. On this release we have added 20 new features and fixed one issue.
With this version you will be able to fetch games from 9 game distributors and import 7 game types manually! We are proud to say that no other Arcade Script or WordPress Arcade Plugin can offer this features!
New Game Distributors
In this release we have added three new game distributors: Big Fish Games, Scirra Arcade and MyArcadeFeed. With Big Fish Games you will be able to fetch three kinds of games: PC Games, Mac Games and Online Games. With the Big Fish Games affiliate program you will get up to 70% commission!
Scirra Games offers a sponsored XML game feed with some nice and fresh games.
MyArcadeFeed is a new WordPress Plugin for Game Developers. With MyArcadeFeed game developers will be able to offer XML game feeds like other game distributors. MyArcadeFeed will be available soon on our WP Arcade Theme Marketplace
Automated Game Translations
On this version we have removed the old Bing Translator because Microsoft closed down the old Translation API for new users. But don’t worry!
With MyArcadePlugin 5.60 you will be able to use the new Google Translator API v2 and the new Microsoft Translator (Windows Azure Marketplace). Google Translator supports currently 64 Languages and Microsoft Translator 34.
AJAXED Game Publishing
MyArcadePlugin is the only Arcade Script which can publish unlimited number of games with just one click! On MyArcadePlugin 5.60 we have enhanced the game publishing process extremely. We have added several filter options and a progress bar that will indicate the status of the game publishing process.
Improved Automated Game Fetching and Publishing
Automation is very important for WP Arcade Sites because a lot of users want to have a Turnkey Plugin that works fully autonomous. Thereby we have improved the automated game fetching and publishing. Now you are able to to fetch and publish games asynchronously with different time intervals. For every game distributors you will have several options to enable / disable the automation and to limit games which should be fetched or published.
Additional thing that no other WP Arcade Plugin or proprietary Arcade Script has are two different automation trigger! Usually MyArcadePlugin uses the WordPress Cron Feature to trigger automated game fetching and publishing. The problem on this trigger is that it can be unreliable on new sites with only a few visitors. Why? The answer is simple: WordPress Cron will only be triggered when someone visits your site and when the schedule time is expired.
Thereby we have added an additional way to trigger the Automation. MyArcadePlugin can be triggered externally with a real cron job. On MyArcadePlugin Dashboard you will see a URL that you can add to your cron table on cPanel, Confixx and others.
New Meta Panel
Another cool feature is the new Game Details Box on the Posts page. It will allow you to edit game details of published games with ease.
There is the complete change log for MyArcadePlugin v5.60:
- New: BigFish Games Integration
- New: Scirra Arcade Integration
- New: MyArcadeFeed Integration
- New: Google Translate API v2 (payed service)
- New: Microsoft Translator v2 – Windows Azure Marketplace (free and payed service)
- New: Ajax Powered Game Publishing
- New: Game Filter on Publish Games Panel
- New: Scores Management Panel (edit, delete single scores)
- New: Enhanced automated game fetching
- New: Enhanced automated game publishing
- New: Support for “real” cron jobs which can be triggered externally
- New: Additional checks to avoid duplicate games
- New: Option to set a game play delay time
- New: Set Cubepoints for achieving medals
- New: Options on BuddyPress user settings to enable / disable auto posting to activity stream
- New: MyArcadePlugin Theme API included in the Plugin (for theme developers)
- New: Several actions an filters added
- New: Option to restore default settings
- New: Show game description on the MyArcadePlugin Meta Box
- New: Update BuddyPress activity stream when user adds a game to favorites
- Fix: Edit of Iframe / Embed Codes from MyArcadePlugin Meta Box