Essential Grid Changelog

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Version History

Version 3.1.2.2 (29 April 2024)

CHANGES

  • Update tptools lib to 6.7.5

BUGFIX

  • Relative path image load error
  • TPtools load on widgets page
  • Shortcode scripts double load
  • Own Caching System & Load more error
  • Wrong start animation position

Version 3.1.2.1 (22 April 2024)

CHANGES

  • Clean up php code
  • Update tptools lib to 6.7.3

BUGFIX

  • Fixed ESG / SR compatibility
  • Fixed permissions check for super admin
  • Fixed skin change
  • Fixed skin editor draggable elements

Version 3.1.2 (05 April 2024)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added filter ‘essgrid_caching’ to control caching globally
  • Added filter ‘essgrid_query_caching’ to control caching per grid
  • Added support for Yoast SEO XML sitemap for ESG images

CHANGES

  • Update cache system
  • Blur purchase code
  • Twitter Feed integration discontinued
  • Remove social stream skins from plugin update routine
  • Update Global Settings save

BUGFIX

  • CSS fixes
  • “Link to” not working properly when just a path used as a link
  • Replace spaces between words in the filter title with dashes
  • Fixed PHP deprecated errors
  • Fixed flickering when click on active tab on Edit Page and Global Settings
  • Fixed mobile grid show no items
  • Fixed wheelPropagation in missing addons dialog to prevent parent scroll
  • Fixed Ajax content navigation
  • Fixed grid width after initial appearance animation
  • Security Hardening to prevent Unauthenticated Read Access for Private Posts

Version 3.1.1 (09 November 2023)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added new option in Global Settings – List of post types to exclude from Essential Grid

CHANGES

  • Add ‘essgrid_set_default_image_by_id’ filter to override default image ID

BUGFIX

  • Fixed lightbox toolbar icons behind the admin bar
  • Fixed JQMIGRATE deprecated warnings
  • Fixed email links without mailto: prefix
  • Fixed add new item title
  • Fixed bulk images detected as blank item bug
  • Fixed revslider not working in lightbox
  • Security Hardening to prevent Cross Site Scripting

Version 3.1.0 (28 September 2023)

NEW FEATURE

  • Add support for Unlisted vimeo videos
  • Added Single Grid Export Mode
  • Added new Overview Dashboard
  • Added check for Addons that require update

CHANGES

  • PHP 8.2 compatibility
  • PHP code optimization
  • Clean up CSS
  • Show warning in Skin Editor about “hide under…” options will override “show without…” options
  • Show tip in Skin Editor that “meta key” field can work with other plugins meta data and add link to create a reference in global settings
  • Update default blank items visibility to “Always show”

BUGFIX

  • Fixed php deprecated warnings
  • Fixed media detect in post content
  • Fixed js typos and strict type comparison
  • Fixed video with no poster
  • Fixed duplicated css rules
  • Fixed mysql table exist check
  • Fixed wrong skin used when import new grid with existing skin handle marked as append as new
  • Fixed get_tax_html_list for non-existing taxonomy
  • Fixed default video images
  • Fixed no hover animation on video when Keep Layers Inline enabled
  • Fixed ESG Shortcode builder on Customizer page
  • Fixed Skin Editor js error when no meta keys found
  • Fixed template import dialog stuck on error
  • Fixed Load More = Button not working properly

Version 3.0.19 (07 July 2023)

CHANGES

  • Hide ESG admin bar menu item in admin
  • Hide free badge in addons popup
  • Add tip that new grid cannot use addons until saved
  • Update Fontello icons

BUGFIX

  • Fixed non-global addons were not activated during grid import
  • Fixed animation lost when duplicating skin
  • Fixed “Item No. at Start” not working properly when “Start with Filter” is added
  • Fixed empty link anchor
  • Fixed empty Vimeo thumbnails
  • Fixed grid settings tips
  • Fixed Video Thumbnails will not show after stopping video
  • Fixed Broken Access Control for ajax actions
  • Remove duplicated code
  • Remove unused css
  • Fixed php warnings

Version 3.0.18 (31 May 2023)

CHANGES

  • Updated Activation popup design
  • Added “Premium” badge on original templates from library. Templates can be used only in registered and licensed environments

BUGFIX

  • Fixed filters shortcode
  • Fixed grids sort on overview page
  • Fixed php notices/warnings
  • Fixed youtube thumbnails not loaded
  • Fixed missing revslider init scripts when loading post with revslider shortcode via ajax
  • Fixed grid settings tooltips
  • Fixed video default images
  • Fixed filter deep linking with several grids on page
  • Fixed html5 video play on hover
  • Fixed load more sorting issue
  • Fixed video posters
  • Fixed deprecated functions usage

Version 3.0.17.1 (03 February 2023)

CHANGES

  • Allow core addons installation without the activation

BUGFIX

  • Fixed filters on “Skin Overview” page

Version 3.0.17 (01 February 2023)

NEW FEATURE

  • Add filters to output custom message if grid has no items
  • Add additional controls for post categories element on grid edit page
  • Add grid edit link to admin bar

CHANGES

  • Move “Stream” source feature from core to “Video Playlists” & “Social Media” addons
  • Move “Google Fonts” feature from core to Addon
  • Move “Real Media Library” source type feature from core to Addon
  • Move “NextGEN Gallery” source type feature from core to Addon
  • Updata missing addons popup design

BUGFIX

  • Fixed Flickr Album source
  • Fixed Clear Cache routine
  • Fixed tinyMCE failed to initialize plugin: essgrid_sc_button
  • Fixed image scale when blur hover animation used
  • Fixed grids with special type ( popular, recent )
  • Fixed same filters class when two grids with the same used on a page

Version 3.0.16 (20th July 2022)

NEW FEATURE

  • If database can not be created, a notice will be shown and the database creation can be triggered again

CHANGES

  • Template popup redesign
  • Move “Rightclick Protection” feature from core to Addon
  • Move “Watermarks” from core to Addon
  • Move “Convert WP Gallery to grid” from core to Addon
  • Move “Mediafilters” from core to Addon

BUGFIX

  • Fixed saved page number exceed grid count
  • Fixed clicking search “Icon” open the filter dropdown in “Dropdown on click” mode
  • Fixed Divi shortcodes in ajax requests
  • Fixed convert gutenberg gallery into a grid
  • Fixed limit for stream count for all source types
  • Fixed the_content filter don’t use the current post but the post_id of the page
  • Fixed featured image appear before the ALT image loads in lightbox
  • Fixed grid not working in Elementor Tabs
  • Fixed simultaneous Youtube videos autoplay in grid
  • Fixed “Clear Categories” for post source type
  • Fixed Search and Load More wont show found items
  • Fixed Vimeo and Youtube lightbox not autoplaying on mobile
  • Fixed direct linking to filter shows wrong count in dropdown on page load

Version 3.0.15 (21th February 2022)

BUGFIX

  • Fixed gmt post date in item skin
  • Fixed item skin editor js errors
  • Fixed sort warning for non-numeric grid item ID
  • Fixed delete full cache
  • Fixed cache for grids with random sort
  • Fixed not possible to select first sort value
  • Fixed sort by date
  • Fixed Video in lightbox not autoplaying on Safari
  • Enable Gutenberg Editor for example posts
  • Fixed Lightbox Content Overflow option
  • Fixed Image vertical align in backend preview
  • Fixed Lightbox based on Content Gallery for Gutenberg posts

CHANGES

  • Changed notice containers in the WordPress plugin page for a better user experience

Version 3.0.14 (17th January 2022)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added Right click protection feature
  • Added ability to add “nofollow” attribute to an EG link
  • Added option to sort filters in alphabetical order
  • Added lightbox enchancements
  • Added Smart Image size feature
  • RB Tools Updated

BUGFIX

  • Fixed filter counter not displaying in the editor preview
  • Fixed filter counter infinity loading bug
  • Fixed grid setting pages select always visible on source switch
  • Fixed search for non loaded items
  • Fixed filter dropdown start text visible only if filter layout is dropdown
  • Fixed ajax error on PHP8
  • Fixed backend Manual sorting on last item in a Row without pagination
  • Fixed Vimeo Fullscreen flickering on Safari
  • Fixed @import to be the first rule in nav skins css
  • Fixed media ratio not hidden in “auto” mode for masonry layout
  • Fixed autoplaying Mp4 videos with sound on lightbox
  • Fixed custom meta filters options order
  • Fixed masonry layout in backend preview
  • Fixed backend preview
  • Fixed Load More button for Flat Light skin
  • Fixed Scroll to Offset
  • Fixed post custom meta multi select stuck selected values
  • Fixed post custom meta multi select values after update
  • Fixed shortcode filter counter
  • Fixed conflicts with latest RS library
  • Fixed hover animation remains on mobile devices after navigating back

Version 3.0.13 (5th October 2021)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added Watermarks feature
  • Added option to mass switch between Append / Overwrite mode in import
  • Added option to enable extended search. This enables grid search thru post categories, post tags and grid custom meta attached to post
  • Added option to loop videos within grid
  • Add option to keep cache forever for stream sources
  • Adding bulk images throws JS errors in Safari and Firefox console

CHANGES

  • Updated Twitter stream to support api credentials

BUGFIX

  • Fixed Slider Revolution not working inside the lightbox with never Slider Revolution versions
  • Fixed deprecated error message for external sources
  • Fixed enabling Deep Linking Filter feature breaks the grid filter
  • Fixed single image upload for custom grid
  • Fixed import bugs
  • Fixed grid item cover link
  • Fixed js error with select grid source
  • Fixed custom meta word limit
  • Fixed search result button showing up in search wrapper
  • Fixed mobile filter conversion
  • Fixed hiding filter all
  • Fixed multiple filter dropdown change the filter start text
  • Fixed gutenberg block styles
  • Fixed shortcode in html attributes in text layer
  • Fixed block_categories deprecation message with WordPress 5.8.0
  • Fixed php deprecated notices
  • Fixed “Filter all” showing at the bottom of the grid with no active filters
  • Fixed ESG Custom Meta tab content not displaying on post edit page
  • Fixed Sorting Order not showing the correct arrow
  • Fixed Grid alias allowed characters
  • Fixed filter shortcode not parsing correctly
  • Fixed filter shortcode overlapping issue
  • Fixed custom filter shortcode displaying all filters
  • Fixed filter deeplink – hash stay in url after unselecting
  • Fixed broken image ratio after html5 element
  • Fixed keep layers on video Playback
  • Fixed filter dropdown text bug
  • Fixed category that starts with number breaks “Load More Button”
  • Fixed wp footer texts overlapping the grid editor
  • Fixed RTL mode
  • Fixed meta multiselect save on post page
  • Fixed meta data “mutiselect” display when used as skin layer value
  • Fixed blurry grid image after vertical flip
  • Fixed shortcode not working in a meta field
  • Fixed gutenberg block custom image missing
  • Fixed ESG widget in 5.8.1
  • Fixed Youtube Video cannot played with sound on lightbox
  • Fixed filter shortcode not working for custom grid

Version 3.0.12 (15th July 2021)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added option to customize the offline LoadMore error message
  • Added Global option to customize empty Grid and social stream error messages
  • Added filter group drill-down visibility options

CHANGES

  • Improved notices for when the selected source is empty (i.e. no posts available) or for social streams when credentials need to be added/adjusted
  • When attempting to save a post-based Grid with no source selected an Ajax error will now auto-select the source tab
  • Imported post-based grids will now auto-populate itself on the frontend. Content can then be adjusted further by editing the grid’s post-category selections.
  • Imported post-based grids will now auto-select “Posts” as the default Post Type.
  • Improved the code to remove surpressed notices
  • Twitter streams no longer require API credentials
  • Flickr Photosets are now titled “Albums”
  • Clean up inline css styles.
  • The localization file now delivered as a pot file.
  • Update tooltipster to v4.2.8
  • switched select2 to more robust dropdown builder – ddTP 
  • update media filter css to remove impact on revslider elements 

BUGFIX

  • Fixed taxonomy list limiting not working as expected
  • Fixed caching to consider the difference between mobile and desktop computers
  • Fixed a bug where hiding the “Filter – All” button was not possible if more than one filter was added to the grid
  • Fixed a bug where some specific filter settings were not properly added, if more than one filter was added to the grid
  • Fixed a bug where shortcodes added to a meta field did not work if they ended with “]
  • Fixed a bug where the sorting did not properly work with load more items
  • Fixed pages with multiple grids sometimes had duplicate item IDs that caused issues with animations.
  • Fixed touch-swipe for pagination not always working
  • Fixed “Edit Skin” button not always loading the correct skin
  • Fixed Flickr Photosets not Working (now called “Albums”)
  • Fixed Filter “AND” not working in the editor
  • Fixed Video Lightbox not playing with sound for Vimeo Videos
  • Fixed Pagination sometimes interfering with grid hovers
  • Fixed Vimeo fullscreen button not showing on frontend
  • Fixed Filter-All Text not changeable with multiple groups
  • Fixed Show/Hide Filter-All not changeable with multiple groups
  • Fixed Clicking on the “Filter All” will not clear the selected categories
  • Fixed custom metadata with an apostrophe breaks the grid editor.
  • Fixed __() & _e() does not escape. Updated to esc_attr__(), esc_html__() etc….
  • Fixed Global Settings -> Global Search -> Add Global Search Setting button state when search disabled
  • Fixed Item Spacing not saving changes
  • Fixed Deeplinking Lightbox image not working
  • Fixed Selected Category sources not being saved
  • Fixed Hide Blank Items At not working correctly
  • Fixed Selected Metadata displaying on filters
  • Fixed Selecting a single filter is not possible using “Multiselect” meta filter

Version 3.0.11 (31st December 2020)

BUGFIX

  • Fixed filters “Hide All” not working properly
  • Fixed not beeing able to deselect filter categories
  • Fixed custom grids not replacing metas properly if they are set in the post fields
  • Fixed YouTube playlist select box being limited to 50 playlists
  • Fixed an issue with the Real Media Library’s source selection reverting to “All” after every updating of the grid
  • Fixed an issue importing demo data not working properly when terms are invalid
  • Updated Ajax function handling to avoid console errors in some rare cases
  • Fixed Flip Up “out” layer animation effect
  • Fixed Custom Category List which mostly only show the used Categories, and not the Added Categories from List yet

Version 3.0.10 (10th December 2020)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added new option in Nav-Filter-Sort – Filter Groups called “Add Filters By”. This will allow to select if Categories, Tags or both will be added as filters to the Grid Items

BUGFIX

  • Replaced depricated jQuery functions to raise compatibility with upcoming WordPress versions

Version 3.0.9 (2nd December 2020)

BUGFIX

  • UTF-8 characters now work properly in filters
  • Fixed a glitch with the Load More function which loaded Double of the elements at start
  • Replaced depricated jQuery functions to raise compatibility with upcoming WordPress versions

Version 3.0.8 (19th November 2020)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added Mute/Unmute option to Inline Videos
  • Added Filter options like Tags, Categories and Tags & Categories to Quick Grid Related Post Builder

BUGFIX

  • Added a protecion against an unavailable function Parse_blocks which may brake Editor and frontend pages in older WP version
  • Added NameSpace protection for CodeMirror to avoid conflicts with Themes and other Plugins
  • If MP4 video Source is declared with mp3 audio files, autoplay and muted will be ignored and a controller will show in any cases which allows to play mp3 audio files in place
  • Fixed a bug where using the same Grid mutltiple times on a page may resulted in only one Grid showing up
  • Fixed Link target for links on item cover
  • Fixed a bug where the alternate image was not correctly translated in custom grids inside of text layer elements
  • Fixed a bug where the custom dropdown was using the same dropdown text
  • Fixed a bug in the flickr source, flickr user url needed to be shown for photoset selection also
  • Fixed a bug where example logos were not shown in the skin selection screen
  • Eliminated sloppy Gutenberg editor setting updating
  • Fixed Fonts Remove function in General Settings
  • Fixed Output of Multi-Select meta data

Version 3.0.7 (2nd September 2020)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added custom category editor to manage order and naming of custom categories in custom grids

BUGFIX

  • Editing Posts and Custom items still showing edited sign after saving them.
  • Fixed FancyBox Thumbnail conflicts with Essential Lightbox’s Thumbnails
  • Fixed an issue where unchecking Post types or Sort Orders did not remove visually the selected states
  • Fixed a bug which did not allow to remove Page Sources from the list any more, once they have been added

CHANGES

  • Update some missing styles for Page selection in grid editor

Version 3.0.6 (28th August 2020)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added lightbox option to allow autoplay videos muted, or wait for user interaction and play videos on demand unmuted

PROTECTION

  • Added protection against missing PHP libraries for XML/DOM

Version 3.0.5 (26th August 2020)

NEW FEATURE

  • Custom Grid items in the grid editor can be edited and updated without the need to refresh the full grid to save time and make the work with grid items more efficient
  • Metas of post items can be quickly edited now in the grid editor. Changes will now only be rendered and saved on grid save, to make the work with items in the grid more powerful
  • Ability to trigger load more if a filter is selected but there are not items associated with that specific filter are present in pre-loaded items.
  • Added a new color picker similar to Slider Revolutions color picker. The color pickers from both plugins synchronize their custom color lists
  • Show even grid instead of cobbles on smaller devices (optional selectable device size)
  • Added video playback on hover option which can be set per grid
  • Added show/hide controls for inline playback
  • Added over/under layer playback of inline videos

PROTECTION

  • Added protection against perfectScrollbar conflicts in the template library overview
  • Added protection against third-party plugins and themes that globally change the standard UI elements like dialogs, tabs, etc.

CHANGES

  • Max grid items in the cobbles view changed from 500 to 1000+
  • Changed Deleting behaviuor, shorting up the process and keep Overview page without the need to reload the site
  • Added Anchor functions in Item skin editor, which allows to scroll the skin example on lower screens

BUGFIX

  • Fixed alternate-image meta tag not working
  • Fixed element “alt. image” not working in layer settings
  • Importing a grid from the online library will now create missing metas
  • Custom styled Animations in backend was not showing up in some cases. This issue has been fixed now
  • Readded failing custom Metas to the Sorting list
  • Fixed JavaScript errors if Avadas latest Fusion Core is enabled
  • Updated Perfect Scrollbars engine
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes Text/HTML layers had no content
  • Updated the select2 plugin to avoid conflicts with other 3rd party codes

Version 3.0.4 Artemis (21th August 2020)

BUGFIX

  • Fixed font families not showing up in the selectbox after saving the global settings with 3.x
  • Fixed initialisation of Essential Grids if 3rd party plugins and/or themes do unbind state events on DOM

Version 3.0.3 Artemis (16th August 2020)

BUGFIX

  • Fixed image loading issues if file names contained special charachters like () and space.
  • Fixed WP5.5 Content Gallery based Lightbox functions
  • Added Protection against issues if the jQuery library is loaded in the Footer

Version 3.0.2 Artemis (13th August 2020)

BUGFIX

  • Fixed Lightbox Group issues
  • Fixed Lightbox issues with double Thumbnails
  • Fixed offseted Thumbnails in Lightbox galleries
  • Fixed Lightbox triggering on Cover and Media containers

Version 3.0.1 Artemis (12th August 2020)

CHANGES

  • Replaced jQuery.parseJSON against JSON.parse to support upcoming WP 5.6 with jQuery 3.0
  • Added Version Checking for rbtools.min.js which will allow to load the latest version of ThemePunch tools if Slider Revolution and Essential Grid also activated

BUGFIX

  • Fixed missing Lightbox On/Off Global function
  • Fixed missing Select box of WooCommerce Elements in Skin Editor
  • Fixed missing Custom Metas in Skin Editor
  • Fixed Slide JavaScript Failure where over animations i.e. in HowardTaft Skin was not any more working
  • Fixed JSON Parse issues in Skin and Grid Editor
  • Fixed frontend issues in Grids with Blank elements where in some cases a javascritp error broke the page rendering
  • Get rid of Double or Muliple created thumbs in Lightbox Gallery thumbnails list
  • Fixed frontend special character display in meta information

Version 3.0.0 Artemis (11th August 2020)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added Support for WordPress Version 5.5
  • Added option to disable the video playback in grids on click, on cover or media
  • Added new navigation skins
  • Added the element to add the full textual representation of a month (January through December) in the skin editor

CHANGES

  • Removed redundancy of processes to reduce cpu and gpu load
  • Updated FancyBox based Lightbox, and remove Older JackBox and Social Box based Lightboxes.
  • Moved Global Settings, Import/Export Settings, Font Settings, Meta and Search settings grouped under Global Settings now
  • Redesigned the Administraion Views
  • Added some Performance Boost, for better and more Effective loading, better filtering and smoother Animations
  • Changed duplication name from Grid-* to “Copy of #name# *“
  • Changed the behavior of sorting by favorite
  • Changed editor behaviour, where the available layer backgrounds will not auto change its color synced to the cover color to avoid visual issues
  • Connection to Instagram now via the official Facebook API (customer security)
  • Changed the activation/deactivation process so that OVH customers can now properly activate/deactivate the plugin. (in addition, the essential-grid-ovh plugin is needed)
  • New Essential Grid ShortCode/Quick Editor added to pages and posts. Gutenberg version extended with post based grids and custom quick grids
  • Minimum amount of Visible items will be loaded if Filter selected and amount of visible Items less then defatult
  • Simplified the script structures and shortened the required amounts of loaded files

BUGFIX

  • Issues with autoplay of videos, embedded and/or in lightbox fixed in this version
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the clear or search submit buttons would open clickable dropdown lists
  • Icon selector in skin editor was not scrollable when the mouse pointer was hovering the single icons
  • Click on cover will allow now also to play self hosted videos in ligthbox
  • CodeMirror updated, and some double scrollbars and missaligned formatting fixed
  • Touch swipe option will now show/hide further options based on this option value
  • Loading new items on filter change may sometimes shows double “No Items Available” and “No More Items Available” content. This will wait now until the loading finishes its job before it shows any further details
  • Fixed PHP 7.4 deprecated message for PHP implodes in the frontend
  • Fixed an issue in filters when titles contain single quotes (‘)
  • Fixed double output of meta value “date day”
  • Fixed caching issue for WordPress galleries (same output for each gallery)
  • Fixed animation issues on hover and added performance for smoother and quicker animations on single items
  • Fixed issue when using empty taxonimies layers
  • Fixed ajax loaded Slider Revolution links and navigation elements in lightbox mode. Required RS version 6.2.11
  • Fixed an issue where Slider Revolution can not be opened twice in a row in lightbox. Required RS version 6.2.11
  • Fixed an issue in the source selection of grids: Taxonomies can now be combined with “and”
  • Duplicated existing Navigation Skins with the version number v2 to solve issues with stacking hover stlyes on mobile devices
  • Simplified navigation styles due the new v2 edition
  • Solved a problem where navigation, filtering, sorting and searching were not available if they were added by a shortcode outside of the grid
  • Embedded videos can start now again with auto play (muted due the new browser restrictions)
  • Fixed cache clearing issue for Vimeo streams
  • Fixed the issue that YouTube playlist overview grids did not show the images
  • Fixed WooCommerce sorting “total sales”
  • Fixed API limitation for Facebook albums
  • Fixed an issue where item animation when changing the Grid height would not trigger the new item in animation of other grids before scrolling the window
  • Changing the page in masonry look did not refresh the position of single items. This bug has been fixed in the latest version
  • Changed Twitter Sharing Link to the current one

Version 2.3.6 Artemis ( 17th December 2019)

BUGFIX

  • Fixed YouTube Streams only displaying up to 50 videos
  • Fixed Compatability Issue with WP Rocket Image Lazy Loading
  • Fixed JS Bug in Backend’s Pagination selections (e. g. “Max Rows Visible Mobile” corresponding input field was not showing when enabled)
  • Fixed an issue where embedded Vimeo videos were not playing in Chrome
  • Fixed Facebook stream displaying pixelated images on video posts

NEW FEATURE

  • Edit Grid Button added to Gutenberg Block
  • Extended Gutenberg’s Core Gallery Block to optionally use Essential Grid for frontend output
  • Added “Description” as Layer Element (for Gallery Images)

CHANGES

  • Changed link to Facebook Access Token handling to our own FAQ
  • Changed UI of Essential Grid Gutenberg Block Backend
  • Better Information for “Hide Under” Functionality in Skin Editor to better clarify that the Item Width and Height is needed there

Version 2.3.5 Artemis ( 31st October 2019)

BUGFIX

  • Fixed Instagram Connection issue for servers with ‘allow_url_fopen’ restriction

CHANGES

  • Changed Facebook API connection to Access Token for easier handling
  • Removed Instagram Places because it is no longer supported by the Instagram API

Version 2.3.4 Artemis ( 3rd September 2019)

BUGFIXES

  • Content Gallery Based Lightbox was not showing more than 1 Gallery item
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Slider Revolution
  • Fixed Instagram connection issues for some server environments

Version 2.3.3 Artemis ( 18th July / 15th August 2019)

BUGFIXES

  • Added fix for Slider Revolution 6 compatibility

Version 2.3.2 Artemis ( 29th January 2019)

BUGFIXES

  • PHP 7.2 Compatibility Fixes (Thanks to CodeCanyon User “rreintjens”)
  • PHP 7.3 Compatibility Fix (item-skin-class.php / continue 2 in switch block)

CHANGES

  • Added admin option to show/hide “Filter All” button
  • Grid Item border-radius styles can now be percentage based
  • Remove Google+ from Sharing Options

Version 2.3.1 Artemis (21st December 2018)

BUGFIXES

  • Gutenberg Editor CSS and JS Fix for WP 5

Version 2.3 Artemis (12th November 2018)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added Grid Library, please activate the plugin to make use of this feature
  • Added Loadbalancer, to further strengthen loading times when connecting to the ThemePunch servers
  • Added “Blank Item” option for Custom Grids
  • Added Mobile Touch-Swipe for Pagination
  • Added search option for grid overview page
  • Added “Max Visible Rows” option for mobile
  • Added speed options for skin animations
  • Added new cover animations for new skins
  • Added blur and grayscale options for images
  • Added ability to animate skin cover’s box-shadow
  • Added mix-blend-mode filter option for skin covers
  • Added “min-height”, “max-height” & “letter-spacing” for text
  • Added simple Gutenberg block

CHANGES

  • Added admin option to show/hide “Filter All” button
  • Grid Item border-radius styles can now be percentage based
  • Remove Google+ from Sharing Options

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Shortcode Filter visibility issue
  • Removed Custom Meta Box from WP Media Attachment Pages
  • Fixed Standalone Videos not loading issue
  • Fixed Lightbox “Content Gallery Based” issue when using “Load More”
  • Fixed YouTube “no cookie” option not saving selected choice
  • Skin Covers will now animate when no elements exist

Version 2.2.5 Artemis (12th July 2018)

NEW FEATURE

  • Added Global Option for usage YouTube NoCookie URLs
  • Added the ability disable the initial “start” animation
  • Added new “start” animation options
  • Added new option to animate the grid when scrolled it’s into view
  • Added new option to convert inline filters to dropdown on mobile
  • Added new Convert WP Galleries functionalities

CHANGES

  • Implemented “restore_current_blog” for multisite processes
  • Reorganized custom grid item dialog for better usability
  • “Hide markups before load” option is now deprecated
  • Start and filter animation options are now separated
  • Improved “esskill” API cleanup
  • WordPress Gallery replacement now works global or for single galleries

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed “Overwrite Existing” option for imported grids
  • Fixed Layers missing for split items with video
  • Fixed issue with Cookies when multiple grids are used
  • Fixed custom meta not working as navigation filters
  • Multi-select custom meta now sanitized for navigation filters
  • Fixed alternative image size issue for lightbox
  • Fixed Yoast SEO multisite conflict
  • Fixed Pagination Arrows for multiple grids
  • Fixed “Content Push” option not working in some cases
  • Fixed Facebook Stream lightbox image sizing
  • Fixed lightbox preview

Version 2.2.4.2 Artemis (25th May 2018)

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Global Search not working in some cases
  • Fixed Post Custom Styles not working in some cases

NEW FEATURE

  • Added GDPR info to the WP 4.9.6 Privacy Policy Guide

Version 2.2.4.1 Artemis (20th April 2018)

BUGFIXES

  • Adapted to current Instagram requirements

Version 2.2.4 Artemis (17th March 2018)

BUGFIXES

  • Adapted to new Instagram API result format
  • Fixed loading issues when used with ajax page loading theme in printed JS

Version 2.2.3 Artemis (13th March 2018)

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Lightbox Post Content special character issue
  • Fixed “TypeError: e.container.find(…).esgbox is not a function”

CHANGES

  • Added ”;” to themepunch.tools.min.js file to avoid issues when chaining js files

Version 2.2.2 Artemis (2nd March 2018)

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Lightbox “Content Gallery” option
  • Fixed Grid Creation Ajax Error message upon multiple save
  • Fixed older PHP compatability (“Fatal Error” messages)
  • Fixed HTML5 Audio source compatibility for Safari
  • Fixed Disable Lightbox option in Global Settings
  • Fixed missing essgrid_get_posts filter

Version 2.2.1 Artemis (23th February 2018)

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed Limited Custom Grid Items

Version 2.2 Artemis (23th February 2018)

NEW FEATURES

  • Upgraded default Lightbox to FancyBox 3 which includes:
    • Ability to display a Slider Revolution, Essential Grid, SoundCloud & iFrame
    • Improved Mobile Display and Mobile Usability
    • Deep Linking for sharing Lightbox content
    • Ability to zoom/pan images at their original size
    • New button option to allow for image downloads
    • New content display animations
  • Upgraded Instagram Integration
    • Added new Instagram Searches Tag(s), Location/Places
    • Added new Instagram Mix Search Results
    • Added new Instagram possibility to add multiple users, tags, places
  • Added new optional Icon Fonts Font-Awesome, PE Stroke 7
  • Added new Source Type “NextGen” Galleries (visible when the NextGen Galleries plugin is activated)
  • Added new Source Type “Real Media Library” (visible when the Real Media Library plugin is activated)
  • Added funtionality to complete the sentence in the excerpt/content after x minumum words
  • Added new “Like(heart) Post” functionality for WordPress posts
  • Added share links for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest (Skin Editor)
  • Added Featured Grid Meta Option to replace the Featured Image of Posts with an Essential Grid
  • Added Filter Deeplinking Functionality (https://page_with_essgrid_url#filter_slug)
  • Added “No Filter Match” Text Global Option
  • Added Max Posts in Preview option for large blogs
  • Added Button to find downloadable skins in Import/Export page

CHANGES

  • Media Filters can now be turned off to clean up the backend (via Global Settings)
  • Removed set_ess_grid_as_theme function because it causes trouble with premium plugin customers
  • String links in Social Stream Contents are now converted to real HTML links
  • Icon Font loading is now optional
  • FullScreen button added to embedded YouTube videos
  • Related Posts grids now exclude the current post
  • Not usable Filter/Search fields not in the frontend output (for Stream and Gallery sources)
  • Not usable Filter/Search fields not in the backend “Available Modules” (for Stream and Gallery sources)
  • Replaced depricated WooCommerce get_cart_url with wc_get_cart_url
  • Removed admin page redirect on new grid creation

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed ESG-VC integration issue for Amazon S3 servers
  • Fixed adding Custom Image Search Field focus issue
  • Fixed Twitter image / text issues with extended tweets
  • Fixed Instagram dates displaying current system date instead of photo creation date
  • Fixed links over layers getting broken when HTML Link was inside this layer’s content
  • Removed create_function() calls to gain compatibility with latest PHP version
  • Fixed WPML conflict in Post Grids Category navigation
  • Fixed issue with mailto links in Meta fields
  • Fixed issue with “Taxonomy List” Layers
  • Fixed Video Media Poster fetching non-https images
  • Fixed Custom CSS class names for skins
  • Fixed some imported grids missing a default source type
  • Fixed WooCommerce demo grid defaults
  • Fixed double-lightbox issue
Essential Grid Changelog

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