Update 2, 9/2/11: Hi again folks. Just got word that unfortunately due to the hurricane which recently impacted the East Coast, our lead developer on this project is without power…meaning that we’re a bit behind on work and are going to not have the code ready in time for our planned 9/5 beta. As such, the beta has now been rescheduled to kickoff Thursday of next week (September 8, 2011). I’ll send a note to all the confirmed beta testers now as well.
Update 8/31/11: Wow! We received an extremely strong response from the community with interest in the beta test, and have received well over enough responses to fill the remaining open slots. As such we’ve removed the sign-up form for now and won’t be taking any more volunteers. But stay tuned for additional beta opportunities in the future. And thanks for all to their interest!
It’s official: we’re having another beta.
While we’d originally planned on ending our 2.0 beta with the conclusion of round 2 — which wrapped up at the end of July — it’s become apparent that there’s enough new code to justify a round 3.
We’ve had some great participants on the past two rounds of this beta; while a couple of them are being invited back this time, we’re mostly looking for new volunteers. If you’ve contacted me in the past week about this already, don’t worry…your name’s already on the list.
Who we’re looking for
We have 20 slots for this round of the beta. 10 of those have already been filled, but the other 10 are still fair game. This is where you come in.
We’re looking for folks using Events Calendar Pro in unique ways on an already live site that has at least 15 events a month. Beta testers should be willing to provide at least 1 round of substantive feedback during the course of the beta, which will run from September 5 – 15.
It’s important to note that the scope of this round will be limited to bugs reports and broken functionality exclusively; feature requests or reports of issues due to a local conflict on your site (ie a clash with the theme or another plugin) should be avoided this time around.
What we’ll need from beta testers
Just fill out the form above with your name, email address and the website where you’ll be running the beta. We’ll sift through the submissions, pick the sites we think are the best fit and will reach out on the 5th to those who have been selected. Beta volunteers who receive the code but don’t provide any feedback will not be invited back to future rounds of beta testing, whether those are for ECP or other products entirely.
Looking forward to hearing from you all. We’ll drop another post in here once the list fills up…but until then, fire away. And thanks in advance to anybody who helps out.