v4.2 of WP Auctions is available to download. This feature has a few amazing features, here’s the run down:
- Timer Countdown: This is an enhancement to the “Auction in a Post” feature that allows you to embed auctions into a Post or Page. You can choose to show either the end time as is (the default setting), a countdown timer X minutes before the end of the auction, or show the timer throughout the auction. So if you want to show it 60 minutes before it will show 60 minutes before. Of course, once the timer runs out and someone feels like placing a bid it will not get accepted. As a reminder, the countdown is ONLY visible when an auction is embedded in a Post/Page.
- Time Extension: Now you can choose to extend the end time of an auction by a desired amount minutes if a bid is placed within a certain time frame. Confused? Not too worry, it’s quite simple. If a bid is placed within X minutes of the auction end time, it will extend the auction end time by Y minutes. You can set both X and Y. This will stop auction sniping in the last few minutes and is a very handy feature when it comes to increasing the final value your item could sell for.
- Translation Ready: We’ve been sloppy about this in the past and we admit it. So we took the time to really, really go through every single piece of text and make it compatible for translation. If you are using the plugin in your native language please let us know how we did!
As always, we recommend you to upgrade via FTP. You can find more instructions for upgrading on our documentation.
Current Version: 4.2
Update Status: Non-critical