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Marketers Delight 5.5.1 5 changes

Released: August 6, 2022

  • Accordion widget: New widget settings to change order of category listings, and other options
  • Accordion widget: Performance tweak for less queries and more accurate results when post is the current screen in widget
  • Corrects the border_color attribute in md_style() function.
  • New Drop-in updates (optional): Stream 1.0.4, Share 1.0.3
  • Adds .italic CSS helper class

Stream 1.0.4 1 change

Released: August 5, 2022

  • The MD Stream drop-in has just received a minor patch that adjusts an edit made to the query which merges Stream activity (opt-in only) posts into the main Stream feed. This ensures all posts list correctly when viewing different stream archives pages (by category, date, author, etc.).

Share 1.0.3 1 change

Released: August 5, 2022

  • A minor update has been released to fix an unfortunate typo in the MD Share drop-in that made the "Likes" count on the main Stream page to show 0 instead of the correct count. This has been fixed, and no likes were lost!

Marketers Delight 5.5 43 changes

Released: July 12, 2022

  • NEW: Header styles improved, click-to-toggle sub menus on mobile
  • NEW: MD Dynamic JS compiles your lightweight scripts.js file to only print the scripts your site uses
  • NEW: Set logged-in/logged-out header menu in Appearance > Menus
  • NEW: Moves "Site Design" admin links to the MD dashboard for faster admin navigation
  • NEW: MD > Settings > Site Tools > Optimize WP now also removes inline CSS added from Block Editor if setting enabled
  • NEW: MD now only ships with the following drop-ins on install: Optins, Share, Scripts Manager, Stream. Download all drop-ins from your MD account area
  • Adds "Header text color" control to MD > Settings > Colors
  • Adds "Main Menu link hover" control to MD > Settings > Colors
  • Simplifies the label of admin settings in MD > Settings > Colors
  • Organizes MD > Colors > Main menu controls for easier color picking
  • Easily copy any installed font icon's unicode in MD > Settings > Icons
  • HTML Markup: Adds the_content ID to main content container per page. Returns the equivalent of the_content()
  • Stylesheet: Loads child theme stylesheet after drop-in files for complete customization and overrides
  • Scripts: Revised sticky and scroll scripts for more accurate timing
  • Style: Made spacing between teasers loop items smaller for better flow on mobile
  • Share 1.0.2: Changes default share icons order, now includes comments button by default
  • Share 1.0.2: Hides comments button on non-single pages
  • Share 1.0.2: Fixes incorrect post ID when a post is liked from a category or archives page
  • WooCommerce 1.0.3: Moves admin settings page to MD > Integrations settings page
  • WooCommerce 1.0.3: Unloads admin settings if WooCommerce plugin is uninstalled/inactive
  • Adds site title to title tag of site logo
  • When certain features are disabled, customization options in Edit Post > Layout > Add/Remove X" will be adjusted accordingly
  • Developers: Load new HTML blocks directly before #the_content with the new hook add_action( 'md_hook_before_the_content', 'your_function_name ); hook
  • Developers: When applicable, loads MD admin scripts hooked to admin_print_footer_scripts further down the page
  • Developers: Created new templates/featured-image.php for featured image markup. Can override by copying file path and contents in to child theme
  • Developers: Write your own dynamic JavaScript from the js.php file in any drop-in folder
  • Developers: New variables for use in css.php files: $admin_bar_height, $admin_bar_height_mobile, $submenu_width
  • Developers: Add 'inline' => true to your custom admin checkbox controls to display checkboxes in one line
  • Developers: Restrict custom meta box to post ID with post_id parameter in md_api->register()
  • Developers: New admin hook: add_action( 'md_hook_content_settings', 'your_function_name' );
  • Developers: Run md_compile(); PHP function during wp_enqueue_scripts to re-compile style.css and scripts.js
  • Developers: Add your own precise JavaScript scroll event to a class extension of md_api->onscroll
  • Code cleanup: Moves leftover code from MD core to the Optins 1.0.4 drop-in
  • Code cleanup: Re-organized /lib/admin/ settings folders
  • Scripts: Adds Secure attribute on cookie creation to remove browser console deprecation errors
  • Footnotes 1.0.2: Updates JS handling for new MD JS Manager
  • Admin Bar 1.1.2: Updates former "Site Design" control to link to main MD settings page
  • Footnotes 1.0.2: Updates JS handling for new MD JS Manager
  • Share 1.0.2: Updates JS handling for new MD JS Manager
  • Optins 1.0.2: Updates JS handling for new MD JS Manager
  • Optins 1.0.2: Fixes JS error message when pressing ESC key without popup in view.
  • Beacon Menu 1.0.2: Minor drop-down menu spacing adjustments
  • Beacon Menu 1.0.2: Moves settings to MD > Settings > Header > Beacon Menu

Marketers Delight 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