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January Updates: Core Plugin Enhancements, Widget Features, and Critical Fixes in the Latest Release!

Welcome to our newest release roundup, where we’re excited to present a carefully curated list of enhancements, new features, and bug fixes. This blog post will walk you through the latest improvements in our core plugin as well as the widgets that enhance your Elementor experience. Prepare to explore the details of our latest updates aimed at enriching your website-building journey.

Versions 1.5.92 – 1.5.94

  • New Feature: Introduced the change log option in the widget editor.
  • New Feature: Enabled connectivity with Google API for multi-source options.
  • New Feature: Included an option to link with Google Sheets under the general settings for forms.
  • New Feature: Integrated a “show globals” feature in troubleshooting for enhanced diagnostics.
  • New Feature: Implemented the capability to output cart fragments for the woo mini cart.
  • New Feature: Provided an option for “none” under lightbox-type in galleries, allowing users to disable the lightbox.
  • New Feature: Added an “excerpt” field to post fields within the widget editor for more detailed posts.
  • Enhancement: Replaced site_url() with home_url() in global variables for improved website navigation.
  • Enhancement: Resolved a conflict with another select2 on the admin side for smoother operations.
  • Enhancement: Rectified an error with multiple order by clauses in post queries to improve data sorting.
  • Enhancement: Optimized the manual selection of Elementor template retrieval for improved performance.
  • New Feature: Introduced the option ‘slider_video_autoplay’ to galleries, enabling video autoplay when changing items.
  • New Feature: Added the option to include specific taxonomies in related posts queries.
  • New Feature: Implemented automatic recognition of video thumbnail IDs in certain gallery types based on relevant post meta.
  • New Feature: Added functionality for the price range filter.
  • Update: Upgraded the Freemius version.
  • Update: Adjusted the text format for the export change log.
  • Update: Restored the “import with images” feature after incorporating file type checks for security.
  • Enhancement: Improved the handling of multiple user records for the ‘exclude users’ option in the users query (Ajax-based).
  • Enhancement: Corrected URL CSS and JS inclusion issues in Elementor editor.
  • Enhancement: Addressed a bug related to “mini cart widget” in PHP in specific cases.
  • New Feature: Added the option to message individual fields for the form.
  • Update: Removed Instagram blocked API message – the Instagram functionality is now active!
  • Update: Added default values to currency fields.
  • Enhancement: Fixed a small PHP bug regarding date field in items.
  • Enhancement: Resolved some small XSS vulnerabilities discovered by Pachstack.

Card Carousel (Free)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Hide Item’ option. This new functionality allows users to hide items instead of deleting them permanently, offering a more reversible and flexible approach to item management.

Post Grid (Pro)

  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Layout Type: Above’ option. This new functionality allows users to change the position of the content box to above the image.

Thumbnail Gallery (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Video Autoplay’ option. This new functionality enables automatic playback of videos each time they become active, enhancing the user experience with seamless video transitions.

Compact Gallery (Free)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Video Autoplay’ option. This new functionality enables automatic playback of videos each time they become active, enhancing the user experience with seamless video transitions.

Grid Gallery (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Video Autoplay’ option. This new functionality enables automatic playback of videos each time they become active, enhancing the user experience with seamless video transitions.

Slider Gallery (Free)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Video Autoplay’ option. This new functionality enables automatic playback of videos each time they become active, enhancing the user experience with seamless video transitions.

Flip Box Carousel (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced option for back icon alignment, providing users the flexibility to customize the alignment of the back icon.
  • Change: Implemented conditional rendering of CSS to reduce unused styles, resulting in improved performance, SEO, and faster load times for enhanced user experience.
  • Change: Enhanced responsiveness for Border Radius option. The update ensures that the Border Radius adapts effectively to different screen sizes and device resolutions for a consistent display.
  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Disable Mouse Drag’ and ‘Disable Touch Drag’ options in Flip Box Carousel settings, offering control over user interaction by allowing the disabling of dragging functionalities.
  • Bug Fix: Resolved an issue where links were not functioning properly when clicking on the back icon.

Post List (Free)

  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Image Scale’ option for regular and hover states. This new feature allows users to customize the scaling of images independently for regular and hover states, enhancing visual presentation.

Content Accordion (Free):

  • Change: Improved ‘Expand All Accordion’ functionality, now allowing users to close the accordion by clicking the same button again for a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.
  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Additional Header Content’ option in the accordion, allowing users to include additional content after the header title.

Memory Game (Pro):

  • New Feature: Introduced template option for success message, allowing users to show Elementor template as success message.
  • New Feature: Added ‘Completion Time’ option, enabling users to show the time it took to complete the game for a more informative and engaging experience.

Post Accordion (Free)

  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Open Links in New Tab’ option. This new functionality allows users to configure links to open in a new tab, enhancing control over the navigation experience.

Side Menu (Pro)

  • New Feature: Added an option to add a logo to the side menu layout.

Content Carousel (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Equalize Content Height’ option. This new feature simplifies the process of making content elements equal in each item.

Logo Grid (Free)

  • New Feature: Enhanced responsiveness for item ‘Padding’ option. This update ensures that item padding adjusts effectively across various screen sizes and device resolutions for a consistent layout.
  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Direction’ option. This new feature is particularly useful for RTL (Right-to-Left) websites, allowing users to specify the direction of the widget’s layout for improved compatibility.

Testimonial Carousel (Pro)

  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Layout Type: Grid’ option. This new functionality facilitates the transformation of the widget’s layout into a simple grid.
  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Layout Type: Swipe’ option. This new feature allows users to set the behavior of the widget, resembling the functionality found in Swipe Carousel widget.

Team Member Grid (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Badge’ option, allowing users to include custom badge images or icons for enhanced member representation.

Thumbnail Slider (Pro)

  • New Feature: Implemented responsiveness for ‘Slider Main Image Height’ option.
  • New Feature: Optimized ‘Slider Main Image Height’ functionality to prevent widget reloading upon value change.
  • Change: Changed attribute of ‘Slider Main Image Height’ option from Number to Slider. This adjustment simplifies the process of adjusting the height of the main image by providing a more intuitive control.

Woo Product List (Free)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Default Image’ option. The widget will now display the specified default image when a product image is empty, for a more personalized user experience.

Number Field (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Enable Date Field in Formula’ option. This new functionality enables the use of Date Field in the formula by allowing the addition or subtraction of days.

Unlimited Charts (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Remove Items with 0 Value’ option. This new functionality automatically excludes items with a value of 0 from charts.

WordPress Menu (Free)

  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Hover Effect’ option. This new functionality allows users to choose from a variety of hover link effects, enhancing the visual presentation with dynamic animations.

Hotspots (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced customizable popup positioning, providing users with the option to define the exact position rather than relying on preset center alignment.
  • New Feature: Added ‘Popup Image Size’ option, allowing users to customize the size of popup images.
  • Change: Enabled ‘Image Size Select’ option for the Image, allowing users to choose from different image resolutions for enhanced flexibility and visual customization.

Event List (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Event End Date’ option, allowing users to display event end date and time.
  • Change: Implemented ‘Calendar Horizontal Align’ option. This new functionality allows users to customize the horizontal alignment of the calendar, providing better control over its placement within the layout.

Product Carousel (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced functionality to hide navigation arrows automatically when the number of products is less than a specified value.

Dropdown Field (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Multisource’ option. This functionality allows users to select the source of checkbox values as posts, products, etc., providing versatile options for integrating diverse content.
  • Fix: Resolved issue with ‘Field Name’ not appearing during email sending. The fix ensures that the field name is now properly displayed in email notifications.

Checkbox Field (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Multisource’ option. This functionality allows users to select the source of checkbox values as posts, products, etc., providing versatile options for integrating diverse content.
  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Checkbox Value Handling’ options. This new functionality allows users to choose the checkbox value type from options such as sum, individual number, or individual text, providing flexibility in handling checkbox values.

Masonry Gallery (Pro)

  • New Feature: Introduced ‘Title Typography’ and ‘Description Typography’ options. These new functionalities allow users to customize the typography settings for titles and descriptions.
  • New Feature: Implemented ‘Tile Background Color’ option. This new functionality allows users to customize the background color of tiles, providing enhanced visual control over the widget’s appearance.

Content Ticker (Pro):

  • New Feature: Added Option to add an Image for each ticker item.

Icon Carousel (Pro)

  • Change: Improved ‘Item Minimum Height’ option by expanding the range of values.

Fullscreen Menu (Free)

  • Fix: Improved protection from Elementor sticky section interference.
  • Fix: Resolved issue with the ‘Disable Page Scroll’ option not working in some cases. The fix ensures consistent functionality, preventing page scrolling as intended.

vCard (Pro)

  • Fix: Issue with QR code not displaying when ‘Include Image in Contact’ is enabled has been resolved.

Mega Menu (Pro)

  • Fix: Resolved horizontal scroll issue. The fix ensures that the layout no longer experiences unintended horizontal scrolling, providing a more stable and user-friendly experience.

Scroll To Top (Free):

  • Fix: Resolved issue where the icon wasn’t visible on the frontend. The fix ensures proper visibility of the icon, addressing the bug and improving the overall appearance.

In summary, this release brings a host of exciting improvements, bug fixes, and new features across various widgets, enhancing the functionality and versatility of our plugin. 

If you already have these widgets installed, please note that to access the new updates mentioned in this article, you will need to reinstall them. Simply delete the widget from your library and reinstall it to ensure that you benefit from the latest enhancements and fixes. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to providing you with even more exciting updates in the future. Happy website building!

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