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Marketers Delight 5.1.1 21 changes

Released: May 31, 2020

  • Block editor CSS has been rewritten and optimized to support the latest version of Gutenberg. Adds support for many of the same helper classes to the Blocks Editor (.mb-double, .block-double, .text-center, and others). (see forum thread
  • Adds new Tertiary and Action colors to your Brand Colors design settings in MD > Site Design
  • Re-adds foundational markeup schema to body, header, article, sidebar, footer, menu (see forum thread)
  • Adds full Custom Template support to all built-in popups templates
  • Change the h1-h4 tag on all CTA boxes in MD > Optins > Call to Actions
  • Headline text color now applies to all title tags in MD > Site Design > Colors
  • Adds new user-friendly labels to help you find the proper connection details from a supported 3rd party service in MD > Integrations
  • Removes shadow from WooCommerce template (see forum thread)
  • Deprecates .has-text-color class as it conflicts with other text colors. Default text always inherit from the body tag
  • Fixes share text encoding (see forum thread)
  • Massive admin template and settings reorganization, far more logical file structure
  • MD /dropins/ folder moves to lib/dropins
  • You can now use shortcodes in the Popups Custom Template builder field.
  • All email forms will always fallback and use default email form set in MD > Call to Actions until you set it to a custom email list anywhere else
  • Email form widget settings cleaned up and simplified, adds notice if no email data found
  • Adds loading status and success message to MailerLite forms. Thank you page URL setting also available
  • Fixes issue where media uploader didn't show after widgets are first created (now loads media script on widget AJAX save refresh)
  • Ensures links in featured image header are always proper contrast colors
  • Renames generated admin blocks-editor.css to block-editor.css
  • Adds proper font weight settings to Header in MD > Site Design > Fonts & Typography
  • Adds new md_css() function to include CSS templates from parent theme or child theme override

Marketers Delight 5.1 16 changes

Released: May 3, 2020 | read announcement →

  • NEW: Powerful new blog and category loop settings in MD > Site Design > Content
  • NEW: Blog Blocks loop template is now built-in with precise customization settings
  • NEW: Take full control of your post bylines with new toggle options, post avatar, and last updated date
  • NEW: Add call to actions after the X post in any loop
  • NEW: Set your own custom 404 page template in MD > Settings > Site Tools
  • Add sidebar to posts and categories have been split into their own respective options
  • New excerpt length and read more text settings
  • The Image control in the Call to Action builder has been moved to its own "Image" tab with new left/right/center alignment controls
  • You can now use shortcodes in the custom HTML embed for Floating Bars, Popups, and CTAs
  • Template file updates: loop-teasers.php, byline.php, loop.php, text.php
  • New byline template folder with itemized template files for each byline item
  • New byline hooks, filters, and templates for powerful customization methods
  • Deprecated md_has_teasers function
  • Deprecated and removed loop-search.php template
  • Adds tabs and accordion scripts to MDJS file
  • Adds new md-icon-tags font icon

Marketers Delight 5.0.9 11 changes

Released: April 13, 2020 | read announcement →

  • Cleaned up post box markup and radically simplified CSS and hook order for post styles
  • Updates Page Leads, Gallery Blocks, Testimonials, Video Gallery, Glossary, and Related Posts Dropins
  • Connects a few missing Floating Bar fields when created from post editor
  • Deprecated markup schema (use SEO plugin as better alternative)
  • Updated md_integrations filter to make adding new integrations easiere
  • Updated comments templates to support tabbed comments and other template changes
  • Adds new .md-icon-book font icon
  • Apply the new .spin class to make any elements spin infinitely!
  • Prevents header dropdown menus from hiding beneath buttons
  • Moves sidebar CSS to new css/sidebar.php file
  • Fixes like button counts on categories

Marketers Delight 5.0.8 2 changes

Released: April 2, 2020

  • Updates ActiveCampaign API (deleted old library)
  • Fixed Like increment issue when total equals 0

Marketers Delight 5.0.7 4 changes

Released: March 30, 2020

  • Adjusts featured image cover left/right spacing on has sidebar layouts.
  • Moves popups closer to top of window
  • Adds color class to popup trigger on main menu
  • Updates WooCommerce hooks

Marketers Delight 5.0.6 11 changes

Released: March 25, 2020

  • New "Minimal Design" mode removes all "blocky" elements from your site's design including borders, shadow, and uses only your site's background color for the content box.
  • New option to remove sidebar from showing on blog homepage
  • Adds Header Top/Bottom spacing controls back to MD > Site Design > Header
  • Smoother typography and layout spacing adjustments
  • Moved share icons to show after featured image if image is set to "Before Headline"
  • Made Twitter icon blue again
  • Fixed order of pagination load
  • Allows imags to be saved to custom MD widgets again
  • Fixes warning message after saving Floating Bars
  • Ensures buttons always inherits body font
  • Randomize order of books loading in bookshelf

Marketers Delight 5.0.x 7 changes

Released: March 18, 2020

  • Note: These are rapid releases to fix bugs from the major MD5.0 update
  • All Site Design settings now save your custom values
  • Added the post nav back to the end of all blog posts
  • Fixed bug where author box was always showing. Go to MD > Site Design > Content > Author Box to enable sitewide
  • Updated Builder template with .format class and MD hooks
  • Fixed clearfix bug in WooCommerce styles
  • Fixed misaligned arrow button styles

Marketers Delight 5.0 1 change

Released: March 16, 2020 | read announcement →

  • The biggest update ever. Read announcement for more information.

Marketers Delight 4.9.6.3 1 change

Released: January 27, 2020

  • Adds support for ConvertKit API 5.0

Marketers Delight 4.9.6.2 2 changes

Released: November 16, 2019

  • Reenables Visual Text editor on Stream, also adds back media button
  • Fixes incorrect dates on threaded posts

Marketers Delight 4.9.6.1 6 changes

Released: November 11, 2019

  • NEW: Adds full compatibility for the new Glossary Dropin
  • Adds new .auto, .bold, and .small MD Helper Classes.
  • New filter: md_filter_has_main_menu
  • New filter: md_filter_headline
  • New hook: md_hook_after_content
  • Fixes potential warnings messages in Email Form and Widget

Marketers Delight 4.9.6 11 changes

Released: November 4, 2019 | read announcement →

  • NEW: Add share messages through your posts with the new Share Notice block.
  • NEW: Set a custom Thank You page to direct new subscribers to after email signup (available for AWeber and MailerLite only)
  • Fixes bug that shows the Featured Image Header cover out of place
  • Fixes a bug that shows an empty featured image overlay on the Blog
  • Fixes broken spacing in Blocks editor when .alignfull class is applied
  • Deprecates Google+ share icon
  • Changed email signup form submit markup from button to input type="submit"
  • Email forms now have unique IDs per page
  • Fixed bug where .button-outline would show invisible text
  • Added placeholder parameter to URL field in MDAPI
  • Lessened .block-mid spacing on mobile

Marketers Delight 4.9.5 2 changes

Released: September 6, 2019 | read announcement →

  • New: Integrate your MailerLite email form data into the MD Integrations panel to place code-free email optin forms throughout your site.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents integration panels from opening/closing after import.

Marketers Delight 4.9.4.3 3 changes

Released: August 24, 2019 | read announcement →

  • Books on Bookshelf page now load in random order
  • Make changes and tweaks to the popup that shows book details on the Bookshelf. Instructions on how to override the bookshelf popup template in the link attached
  • Use the count attribute in the book shortcode to change how many books show (defaults to 6 books)

Marketers Delight 4.9.4.2 1 change

Released: August 23, 2019 | read announcement →

  • Ensures ActiveCampaign outputs https:// form URLs (after updating, refresh AC data in MD > Integrations)

Marketers Delight 4.9.4.1 5 changes

Released: July 5, 2019

  • Adds spacing to top of blog teasers on mobile
  • Adds textdomain path to style.css
  • Fixes searchform translation string
  • Moves Page Leads into proper hooks if shown "after header"
  • Minor CSS tweaks

Marketers Delight 4.9.4 24 changes

Released: June 3, 2019 | read announcement →

  • New: Enable WooCommerce integration from the MD > Features Manager panel!
  • Adds layout and style integration with WooCommerce
  • Bonus WooCommerce features including the Header shopping cart, Minimal Checkout, and more!
  • New: Remove unused Plugin scripts on a page by page basis from the Tracking Scripts meta box
  • Revamped CSS compiler, introducing CSS Templates
  • New: Improved CSS handling for Dropins, MD will now remove CSS from Dropins you disable from the Features Manager
  • MD now loads it stylesheets after Plugins so you can more easily override their styles from your child theme
  • Set the default featured image position programmatically with the new md_filter_featured_image_position filter
  • Adds video_lead_hook_bottom to programmatically add content after the video in Video Leads
  • Vertically centers the featured image background cover image
  • Fixes potential layout break in MD Share inline buttons
  • Fixes broken Like button on posts without any post meta saved
  • Fixes current admin menu indicator on MD Settings page
  • New hook: md_hook_header_logo_bottom
  • Reoriented header and nav menu links for better vertical alignment and spacing adjustments
  • Fixed alpha color picker control in Customizer
  • Fixed missing email form popup from Main menu Hotspot
  • Redesigned header for better vertical alignment, left-direction header dropdown
  • Adjusted various MD Site Design settings
  • Template files changed: header.php, /content/logo.php, /content/menu.php
  • New hook: md_hook_header_aside
  • New hook: md_hook_header_triggers
  • Changed .header-wrap CSS class to .header (update in child themes)
  • Deprecated .header-menu-wrap CSS class (update in child themes)

Marketers Delight 4.9.3.x 3 changes

Released: April 5, 2019

  • Fixes potential bug that moved headline out of the Full Header Cover area
  • Vertically centers Full Header cover featured image with CSS
  • Fixes save issue that prevented select boxes from saving in repeatble fields

Marketers Delight 4.9.3 11 changes

Released: April 1, 2019 | read announcement →

  • New: Content Upgrade Gutenberg Block
  • New: Callout Gutenberg Block
  • New: Bouncing Arrow Gutenberg Block
  • Improved MD Blocks API for faster Block development
  • Reorganized Email Form Block settings for easier usage
  • Opens all MD Blocks settings on active click
  • Improved Blocks Editor styles
  • Introduced Font Icons Library that makes use of the new md_icons() data array
  • Theme files reorganization
  • Resolves a potential warning message that shows when saving categories
  • Added add_filter( 'widget_text', 'do_shortcode' ); to MD by default (can remove from child themes)

Marketers Delight 4.9.2.x 3 changes

Released: March 11, 2019

  • Fixes warning message when MD share is not active on the Stream
  • Fixes minor PHP7 warning message when posting to the Stream
  • Fixes a glitch that will prevent popups from showing in Customizer.

Marketers Delight 4.9.2 21 changes

Released: February 20, 2019

  • New: A Like button has been added to MD Share! Activate on any post, page, or custom post type
  • New: The Stream gets a total redesign! New layout, sidebar, page title, and many tweaks
  • New: Configure settings from the new Stream settings panel
  • New: Add a LinkedIn share button to MD Share
  • New: Change the style of your share buttons from Bold to Minimal!
  • Google+ share icon has been disabled by default in MD Share
  • The email share button now shows a mailto link by default, can still override with popup if chosen
  • MD Share removed text labels
  • Removed HTML character codes from showing in share button URLs
  • Default font set to Helvetica Neue
  • Adjusted typography to calculate better mobile font sizes
  • Responsive header menu + button improved spacing
  • Added new font icons to the MD Icons library
  • Updated social media icons to more modern icons
  • Fixes email widget warning messages on save
  • Adds author box to top of Author archives page
  • Content Box markup altered for more flexible layouts
  • Content Box CSS classes removed: .is-teasers, .is-content-box, .is-full-width
  • Template files changed: content/content-box.php, content/headline.php
  • Gutenberg editor enhancements
  • File reorganization and code cleanup

Marketers Delight 4.9.1.2 2 changes

Released: February 9, 2019

  • Fixes error that prevents repeatable fields from saving on post-new.php screen.
  • Hides empty popup overlay from showing on Customizer screens

Marketers Delight 4.9.1.1 1 change

Released: February 7, 2019

  • Fixes broken meta box layout on category pages (Page Leads)

Marketers Delight 4.9.1 5 changes

Released: February 5, 2019

  • New: Clean our your sites head with the new Site Performance settings panel!
  • New: MD main stylesheet file has been rewritten and highly optimized now loads 15KB less CSS per page load.
  • New: All JavaScript has been rewritten and now loads in a tiny 8kb file - no jQuery required!
  • New: WebFont loader performance update - less flash of invisible text!
  • Minor Site Designer bug fixes

Marketers Delight 4.9.0.3 1 change

Released: January 31, 2019

  • Prints title + tagline custom settings to design stylesheet
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