Version 5.5.0

This version 5.5.0 of Content Views Pro comes with a lot of new features and improvement to existing features such as live filter, replace layout, show thumbnail, and so on.
Here are the list of changes:

  • Improvement: show hierarchy output for live filters of taxonomy
  • Improvement: refine the overlay clickable feature
  • Improvement: make hard resize to work with default image
  • New: support MemberPress plugin to show posts in grid/list to only allowed users/members
  • New: add “Set thumbnail” feature for taxonomy’s term when “Show terms as output”
  • New: add option to select custom field as substitute of thumbnail (without extra code)
  • New: add align options (Center, Left, Right) for thumbnail
  • New: add option to use results of another plugin in search results page when enabling “Replace Layout” feature
  • New: add option to hide the posts which don’t have taxonomy when enabling live filter of that taxonomy
  • New: add options “In the past”, “Today in history” to filter by published date
  • New: add option to show only sticky posts
  • New: add sort by option “Relevance to the searched keyword”
  • Update: support decimal value as step for “Range Slider” type of live filter
  • Some other small fixes and tweaks

Thank you,

Version 5.4.1

Content Views Pro version 5.4.1 has been released with fixes and improvements:

  • Fix: Click anchor link with hash mark (#) causes the page with live filter to reload
  • Update: Support setting values for multiple custom fields while reusing View shortcode (using the “custom_field_value” parameter)
  • Improvement: Prevent direct access to plugin files
  • Improvement: Track page views (by Google Analytics) when opening lightbox which shows only specific content area of a page
  • Improvement: Add option to sort Glossary heading by locale (site language)
  • Improvement: Prevent potential layout issues when double-click option of Shuffle filter, while the animation is not finished
  • Some other fixes, adjusts and improvements

Thank you,

Version 5.4.0

Content Views Pro version 5.4.0 includes many new features, fixes and improvements. It has been tested with official WordPress 5.0 (released on December 6th). Here are list of changes:

  • New: Add options to remove box shadow, and border between fields of the Masonry layout
  • New: Allow filtering by custom field has value in Unix Timestamp format
  • New: Support custom-post-type-powered taxonomy created by CPT-onomies plugin
  • New: Allow HTML in custom name when showing custom field
  • Fix: Live filter by multiple custom fields with the OR logical relationship not showing all options of each field
  • Fix: Remain current language argument of translation plugin in URL on selecting live filter options
  • Fix: Pinterest layout issue in edge cases
  • Fix: Hard resize not working with Media content type
  • Fix: Soft resize reverts to default size on Ajax pagination
  • Fix: The number 0 in post title is ignored and not shown as index in Glossary layout
  • Fix: Can’t open full screen video in lightbox content
  • Improvement: Improve performance when filtering by multiple custom fields with the OR logical relationship
  • Some other fixes and improvements

Thank you,

Content Views with Gutenberg

WordPress 5.0 is coming around the corner was released on December 6th, 2018 with one of the biggest change to the editor, it replaces the Classic editor with Gutenberg, a block-based editor which provides a new interface for adding, editing, and manipulating content. It aims to help to create rich and flexible layouts easily.

As a Content Views user, you might put many Content Views shortcodes on your sites. You can be confident that all Content Views shortcodes will continue to work with Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0. Let’s do a quick overview about how the old content is presented in Gutenberg, and how you can prepare your website for Gutenberg.

Continue reading “Content Views with Gutenberg”

Version 5.3.4.3

This is maintenance release which includes:

  • Fix notice and warning in PHP 7.1, 7.2 in some edge cases
  • Improve the compatible fix with “The Events Calendar” plugin in previous version

Thank you,

Version 5.3.4.2

* Update:

  • Able to set limit (total number of posts to show) when replacing layout
  • Add/adjust some description texts

* Fix:

  • Display issue of live filter dropdown type occurred since version 5.3.4.1
  • Compatible fix: filter past events of “The Events Calendar” plugin not work because this plugin prevented past events from showing

Version 5.3.4.1

This version mainly contains some updates and fixes of the Live Filter feature. It also includes the update to support “The Events Calendar” plugin. Here are the details:

* Update:

  • Support “The Events Calendar” plugin: able to show venue name and organizer name by showing 2 custom fields _VenueVenue, _OrganizerOrganizer
  • Support filter by date custom field has value is not in Year-month-date format. No need to create alias field as in previous versions.
  • Support live filter by the custom field which contains space in name/key
  • Improve output of live filter elements (dropdown, radio, checkbox)
  • Able to set multiple parent pages to show children pages, by using the reusable parameter “post_parent” (separate parent IDs by commas)

* Fix:

  • Slow query caused by live filter custom field which has serialized value
  • Live sort by custom field (has decimal value) returns incorrect results in some cases
  • Fix some small layout style issues

Thank you,

Version 5.3.3.2

New:

  • Support to show/hide posts depend on access restriction by s2Member plugin
  • Add option to exclude children pages, to show only top level pages

Fix:

  • Replace layout with live filters might return no results when used the default pagination of page

Update/Improve:

  • Improve output of the border feature in the Grid layout (the border between posts in existing Views will be converted to border around posts).
  • Make the lightbox feature to be responsive on resizing the window
  • Easy to change the text of Submit, Reset buttons of Live Filter using Javascript variables
  • Add & update some texts in View editing page, Replace Layout page for better instruction
  • Some styles improvements

Version 5.3.2

Update/Improve:

  • Can show video, audio, pdf directly in Lightbox
  • Can include/exclude Social buttons from the overlay
  • Avoid sending live filter Ajax request in some cases
  • Can execute shortcode in the description of category, when showing category as output
  • Improve description of some settings/messages to better explain what they do
  • Improve style of some elements

Fix:

  • The Pro feature which supports to show content to authorized members of the “Ultimate Member” plugin not working with “Ultimate Member” version > 2.0
  • Sort by custom field when replacing layout with Ajax pagination not working
  • Fix thumbnail issue of Collapsible, Scrollable list when showing images in the same size, or using soft resizing feature
  • Fix Timeline layout on mobile devices when using the long-mode feature
  • Fix PHP warning/notice in some edge-cases

Version 5.3.1

* Update:
– [Live Filter] Restrict results to selected taxonomies (which no terms are selected in View panel) by default
– [Live Filter] Change the sorting parameter from “orderby” to “_orderby” to prevent conflicts with default WordPress sorting parameter
– Support some plugins which don’t use WordPress featured image but a custom field to store thumbnail
– Able to show embedded video from videopress.com as thumbnail
– Make the soft resizing images responsive

* Fix:
– “Full Size” thumbnail of the Media content type doesn’t show the original image
– Color picker in Style Settings disappears when activating the “NextGEN Gallery” plugin version 3.0