The official release of GEO my WP v4.0 is finally here. v4.0 is a major release with many changes to the core and structure of the plugin, many improvements, new UI, new features, new integrations, new template files, and more. The premium extensions were also updated and are compatible with GEO my WP v4.0.
The changes took place in the development of GEO my WP v4.0 and the extensions are too many to list here. However, you can read about the main changes in the blog posts of the beta releases; Beta 1, beta 2, beta 3, beta 4, and beta 5.o
Because this is a major release with many changes to the core, it is highly recommended that you follow the steps below when updating GEO my WP core plugin, and the premium extensions:
- You should either test the new version on a staging site and/or make a complete backup of your site before installing it on a live site.
Make sure to first deactivate GEO my WP core plugin and then update GEO my WP and the premium extensions on your site. Once GEO my WP and the extensions were updated, only then activate GEO my WP core plugin again. Not following these steps might cause a fatal error on your site.
- Edit to the above: there is no need to deactivate GEO my WP core plugin before updating it. But you do need to first update the premium extensions of GEO my WP and only then update GEO my WP core plugin. Not following these steps might cause a fatal error on your site.
Note that the current version of the Premium extensions is not compatible with GEO my WP v4.0. If you wish to keep using the premium extensions, you will need to update them after updating GEO my WP to v4.0.