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February 2020 – Monthly Changelog

New Features:

  • We updated the Edit Post Settings page in the Admin in order to show a clickable link for the “URL Permalink” column values.
  • We released the Photo Albums Search Results Image Slider Add-On.
  • We updated the Member CSV Import Tool in order to support a country_name and country_code value both being present when importing members.
  • We updated the design of the “Lead Details” page in member accounts.
  • We updated the “Photo Gallery Previewer” Add-On in order to use the Add-On by default when it is activated on a site.
  • We added “Pending Approval” as a post status to filter by when viewing a member’s posts in their Member Dashboard. This status option will be only available when the “Advanced Post Moderation” Add-On is active on a site.
  • We added a category search field to the “Listing Details” tab in the Member Dashboard area. This will help members find categories that apply to them when filling out their profile information.
  • We added a category search filter to the /categories page on the front-end of sites. This will help users find categories they are interested in more easily.
  • We improved the Member Import Tool in order to respect the “Pre-Select Top Category” Membership Plan setting when importing members to a site.
  • We added the ability for the Admin of a site to choose whether or not to email the member or the reviewer after manually changing the status of a review to “Approved” on the Member Reviews page in the Admin.
  • We released the Bookmark Counter Add-On. Click here for more information.
  • Updating the URL of a Post Type will now update the URLs of all posts of that type as well, and create 301 redirects from the old URL to the new URL of the posts when appropriate.
  • We updated the Google Location field on the Service Areas tab in the Member Dashboard in order to add an “X” icon that will clear the contents of the field when clicked.
  • We updated the Froala WYSIWYG to the latest version.
  • We updated the Manage Leads pages in the Admin, the Member Dashboard, and in lead notification emails to display the URL from which a lead originated.
  • We updated the Search Members page in the Admin in order to display the total number of Sub-Accounts when a member is a parent of Sub-Accounts.


Enhancements / Fixes:

  • We updated the Transaction History page in order to show the words “Deleted Member” for invoices related to a member that has been deleted from the site.
  • We fixed an issue with the Insta-Load Search Results Add-On which was causing the system to load results one-by-one when the Recurring Events Add-On is activate on a site.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the system from displaying information in searchable tables in the Member Dashboard when using the “Show Label” or “Show Widgets” view of a page when logged in as an Admin.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the system from executing the “Fix Member Cover Photo” Software Update from the New Updates section of the Admin Dashboard.
  • We fixed an issue which was causing search results pages to show as blank when using “view” is present as a URL parameter in some cases.
  • We fixed a display issue with the Domain Manager page which was causing error text to overlap the description text in some cases.
  • We updated the display of the h1 text on the “connect with this member” page on the front-end of sites.
  • We fixed an issue with the Free Trial Period Add-On which was allowing members to be created with invalid credit card info in some cases.
  • We updated the logic of the Members-Only Content Add-On in order to allow members to view the details pages of their own posts regardless of the “Post Publishing” settings for their Membership Plan.
  • We updated the Social Login and Social Signup buttons in order to comply with branding guidelines from Google and Facebook.
  • We fixed an issue with the Clone Post Types feature which was preventing the system from properly cloning the “Type of Feature” field of the Post Type in some cases.
  • We fixed an issue which was affecting the ability to process a paid member signup when using PayPal as the payment gateway in some cases.
  • We updated the design of the Recent Reviews homepage widget in order to support longer member names.
  • We updated the logic of the URL validation in the Admin in order to include more information for error messages related to duplicate URLs.
  • We further optimized the loading of the View Members page in the Admin when the Multi-Member Manager Add-On is active on a Site. We fixed an issue which was preventing the system from saving the “Form Settings” of forms in the Admin in some cases.
  • We updated the RSS Feed for Posts Add-On in order to support special characters in content.
  • We updated the Form Manager page in order to display the report_post_form form only when the Report This Page Add-On is activated on a site.
  • We added a new Admin Role Permission to control whether or not the stats on the top of the Admin Dashboard page should display.
  • We deprecated the enable_new_sitemap_generator Advanced Settings it was no longer being used.
  • We updated the text “Linked Member Feature” to “Linked Post Type” on the Homepage Section Order Options section in the Design Settings page.
  • We updated the Member Import Tool to add support for special characters in member import files.
  • We deprecated the account_type column on the users_data and list_professions tables in the directory database.
  • We updated the Send Newsletter page in the Admin to limit the “Maximum Emails to Send” field to 5000 email per batch when a site is using their own Sendgrid credentials.
  • We fixed an issue which was causing the system to display an error message when updating a member’s information from the “Quick Edit” form found on the Member Account Details page in the Admin.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the proper SEO information on Post Details pages on the Front-End of sites.
  • We updated the “Primary Membership Level” text to “Primary Membership Plan” when editing a member through the “Quick Edit” workflow on the Search Members page in the Admin.
  • We updated Stripe Payment Gateway logic in order to charge the most recently saved credit card when paying invoices. Also any old credit card information that has been saved previously will be deleted from Stripe whenever a new credit card is successfully added.
  • We fixed an issue which was causing the system to duplicate the h1 and h2 tags on member search results pages when a Static Page is set to be used for the member search results page and it is using the Hero Image feature.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the “Profile Statistics” link in the sidemenu of the Member Dashboard when the “Hide Manage Leads In Account Menu” Membership Plan setting was set to “Yes”.
  • We fixed an issue with the handling of special characters when importing members using the Member Import Tool.
  • We updated the logic of member profile pages in order to hide the Overview tab if no content would display in the tab. We also fixed an issue that would erroneously hide the tab even when some content would display in the tab.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the system from displaying the videos a member had marked as “Favorite” / “Bookmarked” in the Member Dashboard in some cases.
  • We fixed an issue which was affecting the ability to clone a member’s post when the image of the post had been removed.
  • We updated the layout of search results shown on static pages set to be “Member Search Results” in order to show 4 members per row when using the “Grid” view mode and the page has no Sidebar.
  • We moved the “Bulk Actions” dropdown to the blue header section of the Widget and Form pages in the Admin.
  • We updated the notification badge shown in the “Leads” item in the Admin Sidebar Menu so that it will now show individual notification badges next to the “Chat Notifications” and “Manage Leads” sub-items individually when hovering the mouse over the “Leads” item in the menu.
  • We moved the styles of the Member Dashboard Menu on mobile devices from a widget to the main styles.css file used on the front end of sites.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the Post Meta Details widget from properly displaying data when the post is using a default form.
  • We updated the layout of the Member Categories page in the Admin in order to move the lead price field next to the sort order field.
  • We fixed an issue which was causing old credit cards on file to be deleted before the newly added credit card was verified to be valid.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the Member Profile Analytics Add-On from logging member profile views in some cases
  • We updated the member login page to prevent spam form submissions from being logged as “Form Inquiries” in the Admin.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the “Random” order option for the Recent Events Homepage widget from working properly when the Auto-Recurring Events Add-On is active on a site.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the “Contact Us” link on the Billing Details page in the Member Dashboard from working properly in some cases.
  • We updated the layout of the Upload Photos tab when creating/editing a multi-image post to disable the upload button until images have been selected to upload.
  • We updated the Edit Post Settings page in order to display “N/A” in the URL Permalink column for Sub-Accounts.
  • We updated the Autosuggest Settings page in the Admin in order to display the “Enabled” Post Types first when editing an Autosuggest Setting rule.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing the Automatic Lead Matching Add-On from matching leads to the correct members in some cases.
  • We fixed an issue which was preventing member reviews from respecting the “Member Review Settings” in the Membership Plan settings in some cases.
  • We updated the “Export Member Data” Add-On in order to export the correct profession name and services name instead of the profession_id and services_id values.
  • We fixed an issue which was causing the system to display a PHP error when loading the “Account – Feature Body” widget when viewing member posts in the Member Dashboard on sites running PHP 7.
  • We removed the ability to delete images from the Froala Editor in the Admin Area.
  • We removed the “Edit Listing” button from profile pages when a member visits their own profile page on the front-end of a site.
  • We implemented an update to the styles of the Admin Area in order to make it more usable on mobile devices.
  • We fixed an issue which was causing the system to allow members to sign up successfully without using the Recaptcha on the signup form in some cases.
  • We created a new “Software Update” that can be run from the Admin Dashboard in order to set the permissions of all folders of a site to 755 in order to improve security.
  • We fixed an issue with displaying and selecting dates in the “End Date” field when creating or editing an “Event” post in some cases.
  • In all, over 100 feature enhancements and software updates were released this month.

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