The MD Changelog

What's new in MD? Browse the archives to see the full history of each release. Fun fact: There have been over 105 releases of Marketers Delight since 2015!

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Marketers Delight 5.3.2.1 3 changes

Released: November 30, 2021

  • Throws less aggressive error if theme updater can't make connection
  • Expands Loop and Sidebar settings to Tag and Author pages.
  • Adds userID parameter to localized JS script

Marketers Delight 5.3.2 28 changes

Released: November 16, 2021

  • NEW: Skip the plugin, you can now enable "Classic widgets" by going to MD > Site Tools
  • NEW: Adds support for Page Break block and adds pagination when splitting posts into parts
  • NEW: Improves font icon performance with preload and font display
  • NEW in Stream drop-in: Auto-post to stream when you publish new post or other post type with Stream Activity
  • NEW in Docs drop-in: Change singular or plural name of entire "Docs" pages in the settings page.
  • NEW in Admin bar drop-in: Now add quick links to admin pages with easy settings in MD > Settings > Admin bar
  • NEW in Beacon menu drop-in: Adds user avatar size to MD > Settings > Beacon menu
  • Updates Block Editor stylesheets for more consistent post content rendering in admin and frontend.
  • Changes the Editor background if body/content box set to dark color
  • Updates default typography values for clearer hierarchy in headings
  • Ensures inline styles print to frontend and admin if option enabled in MD > Settings > Site Tools
  • Fixes warning message on Block Editor page for custom block registration
  • Stream: Fixes post cutoff on main Streams page in WP admin (pre_get_posts overreach)
  • Stream: Ensures Thread posts show proper featured image
  • Breadcrumbs: If custom blog page set from Settings > Reading, use page title in breadcrumbs
  • MD Admin Bar: Now shows/hide based on Edit User > Show Toolbar when viewing site
  • Docs: Now shows/hides breadcrumbs based on MD > Site Design > Content
  • Related Posts: Minor background style CSS tweak
  • Optins: Minor background style CSS tweak
  • md_icon() now accepts style parameter to $args to add inline styles to icon. Uses full md_style() parameters.
  • Adds hide_links to author byline item to hide social links
  • Can now save rel= attribute to text inputs (adds permission through md_sanitize on save)
  • Adds alt text to secondary logo image (if uploaded via MD Site Design)
  • Removes support for now defunt "Subtitles" WordPress plugin (use MD "Subtitles" drop-in instead)
  • Shows proper shadows on image captions
  • Better content / sidebar top alignment when breadcrumbs enabled
  • Connects author page loop and sidebar display to global loop settings
  • Hides button from Content Spotlight block when button text empty

Marketers Delight 5.3.1 8 changes

Released: August 8, 2021 | read announcement →

  • New: Add custom author settings meta to the Edit profile screen
  • New: Create Editor and Term select fields from any custom settings screens
  • Updates custom MD Walker classes for more versatility with nav menu and category lists output
  • Removes featured image caption post meta setting and forces image caption if filled out
  • Drop-in updates: MD Optins 1.0.1, MD Glossary 1.3, Drop-ins Generator 1.0.1
  • Optins: Adds post-box class to Call to action for consistent styling when used in the content area
  • Glossary: Fixes certain admin settings not ssving, updated to latest MDAPI code standards
  • Drop-ins Generator: Fixes issue where selected icon wasn't being included in download

Marketers Delight 5.2.3 19 changes

Released: April 12, 2021 | read announcement →

  • NEW: Optimize site font icons with the new MD Icons manager. Add, update, and remove font icons from your site in an easy way.
  • NEW: Add a helpful subtitle to any post or page with the now-included MD Subtitles dropin
  • NEW: Add custom body classes to any post or page from the Tracking Scripts meta box
  • Performance fix: Restricts MD license updater from checking on uneeded admin pages
  • Bug fix: Ensure author box only appears on single blog posts when enabled from MD > Site Design > Content
  • Bug fix: Shows "Remove byline" Layout meta box controls on all custom post types except Pages
  • Bug fix: Removes post ID from showing in admin columns to every usergroup except Administrator and Editor
  • Bug fix: Allow full text override of email_name_label, email_email_label, and email_submit_text in md_email shortcode and PHP.
  • Bug fix: Returns correct popups data when trying to override category page popups
  • Bug fix: Clears error messages on Share settings if no popups are found
  • Bug fix: Renders correct markup for the email share icon popup
  • Style: Adds yellow alert styling back to MD updates in Appearance > Themes
  • Style: Halves the margin bottom after post content headlines (h2-h6)
  • Style: Hides unused markup in Stream posts if not post title or post content is found,
  • Style: Adjust bookshelf shortcode typography in book shortcode
  • Style: Makes any links in the code tag match the normal text
  • API: Set show_on_block_editor to true in md_api->register->meta_box to only register meta box to the WordPress Block Editor
  • API: A new standard to render font icons in MD has been established using the md_icon() function and shortocde. See announcement for more details
  • Hooks: New content box hooks have been added to /marketers-delight/templates/content-box.php

Marketers Delight 5.2.2 18 changes

Released: March 3, 2021 | read announcement →

  • NEW: Add breadcrumbs to the top of all posts and pages
  • Style: Improved spacing for better mobile readability and overall reduces layout CSS weight and complexity
  • Dropins: Compatibility updates to Docs (1.0.1) and Glossary (1.2.2)
  • Security: Replaces the_title and the_content filters on various text areas with new md_text_field sanitize function. This is for better security and to avoid plugins incompatibility
  • MD Share and Optins admin panel UI improvements
  • You can now add author boxes to posts even if the global author box option is not enabled
  • CTA Box title changed from large font size to medium font size on content-sidebar layouts, when used in the content box
  • Fixes share icons width if comments button is disabled from any position
  • Moves logo image markup above site title in templates/logo.php
  • New columns-triple helper class
  • You can now set email input labels and submit button to empty with md_email shortcode and function
  • Simplified templates/archive-title.php template markup
  • The md_password_form function is now pluggable so you can create your own password template
  • Reduced z-index on .alignX CSS classes from 10 to 5
  • Render featured video custom markup with do_shortcode
  • Halved the top spacing of .content-box on the default style
  • Prevents top floating bars from covering the MD admin bar on load
  • Fixed Edit page URL render on category pages in the MD Admin Bar Dropin

Marketers Delight 5.2.1.x 5 changes

Released: January 29, 2021

  • Resolves error messages when all popups are deleted
  • Removes z-index on .button classes, reduces .image-overlay z-index to 0 to prevent stacking issues.
  • Applies menu links color settings to .header
  • Simplifies .logo and .site-title CSS selectors
  • Fixes Admin bar header submenu CSS glitch

Marketers Delight 5.2.0.x 13 changes

Released: December 31, 2020

  • Use ul class="list-check style-bullets"... for a new list check style
  • Added .button.yellow helper class.
  • New filter: md_filter_logo_alt to enable the secondary logo on any given page
  • Adds nofollow attribute to relevant share icons
  • Prevents button in header menu from changing to active color if on linked to page
  • Fixes potential warning message on the Bookshelf
  • You can now use HTML in the md_popup text="" shortcode
  • Applies equal shadow to .quote-box class
  • Fixed issue when multiple clone fields in meta box inserts content to wrong group
  • Glossary 1.2.1: Removes byline and pagination, ensures all glossary terms appear on archive page
  • Fixed error with category featured image in certain positions
  • Makes sure "before headline" category featured image shows in correct position when set
  • Removes empty inline style from single and category pages when header cover featured image not set

Marketers Delight 5.2 27 changes

Released: October 24, 2020

  • Stream: Comments now enabled on stream posts! You can also keep comments disabled entirely from the settings panel. Edit existing posts to enable comments from the "Discussion" meta box
  • Stream: Embed your stream feed with customizable settings with the new Stream Widget
  • Stream: Add Sticky Posts to the top of your Stream feed in the post editor
  • Stream: Simplified date and embeds system
  • Stream: Multi-author Stream threads. Different users can contribute to a Thread attached to any Stream post for a multi-user status/update.
  • Stream: New layout and sidebars controls on the Stream settings page
  • Stream Article markup improvements
  • Share: Add comments icon with counter to share bar
  • Share: Nofollows all social media links
  • Share: Like buttons and share icons template more easy to reuse around site
  • Optins: Show or hide hide CTA's, floating bars, and popups whether users are logged in or not.
  • Optins: New CTA box location "After Sidebar"
  • WooCommerce: Removes shadows and blocky elements from shop archive when Minimal design mode enabled.
  • New: New font icons for Telegram, Slack, TikTok and other icons. See the font icons library for a full list
  • New: Organized widget names by new label "MD → Widget Name"
  • New: Adds hidden "comments" label text to comments count byline. Unhide with CSS.
  • Fixed: Updated color scripts for WordPress version 5.5
  • Fixed: Bug with excerpt filter that hid excerpt text on custom post types
  • Fixed: Adjusted CSS so header submenu links colors apply
  • Fixed: Removed sidebar gap and turned layout back to full page when sidebar widget area has no widgets
  • Developer: More flexible parent theme to child theme template finder with new md_template() function
  • Developer: More flexible parent theme to child theme CSS files finder with new md_css() function
  • Developer: You can now set default values with md_setting(), md_post_meta(), md_term_meta(), and md_meta() functions return empty values
  • Developer: You can now register widgets with the widgets method when extending the md_api class
  • Developer: Simplified comments template loading, removes templates/comments/comments-list.php template with templates/comments/comment.php
  • Developer: Moved all templates and CSS files from the lib folder into their respective folder in the dropins directory. Child theme overrides still work thanks to md_template() enhanced template finder
  • Developer: New filter to remove aggressive MD formatting margin add_filter( 'md_filter_disable_format_fix', '__return_true' );

Marketers Delight 5.1.2 6 changes

Released: June 22, 2020

  • Fixes a few minor glitches on the Popups live preview designer
  • Fixes a WordPress glitch where a custom blog homepage uses the first published post ID instead of its own page
  • Added MailerLite pixel tracking code
  • Fixes image uploader on AJAX actionw when widgets added/updated
  • Removes image file references for the deprecated add-image.jpg file
  • MD5.1.2 fixes the embarrassing double byline bug on the teasers loop template

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

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