Deals Drive Blog

Version 3.0 and Retirement of GAN Plugin

So, we haven't had a lot of updates to the script (or at least this blog!) in a while and we'd like to make sure that you are aware of what we're planning.

First off, we expect to be able to release a BETA of our version 3 on May 31st. This new release will include the following new features and updates and bring the DealsDrive script more inline at the backend with SmashDeals.com. These new features are:

  • Social Logging In (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Blogging or "Pages"
  • HTML Editor for Deal Description
  • Local Stores
  • Local / Printable Deal (Upload PDF or JPEG, etc. for Download)
  • Featured Stores
  • Follow Custom Search Terms
  • Follow Tags
  • Browse Stores, Tags, Users, Deals and Pages in Grid Format in Admin Panel
  • Import Stores and Deals via CSV File

Following that release, we will begin a public release of the script in June.

Last, but not least, the Google Affiliate Network plugin will be retired in July, this is inline with Google's announcement to terminate the GAN program at that time. But stay tuned, we expect to release multiple affiliate feed processors by that time.