Changelog – Composium (WP Bakery Page Builder Extensions)

Time never stops and website technologies change and improve with it. And so does “Composium – WP Bakery Page Builder Extensions”. We constantly add new features and/or improve upon the existing elements and features the plugin already provides. And sometimes, some bug-fixing is required to, becasue as much as we attempt to be, nobody is perfect and errors happen. The changelog below will show you what happened to the plugin with each of its releases.

Most updates include small but significant changes to some major files used on the WordPress backend and frontend. Therefore, after the update, if you are using any caching plugins, please empty all page and minify caches, as well as the general browser cache in order to ensure that you use the most current files. If an update also includes new elements, don’t forget to activate the element(s) in the add-on settings if you want to use them.

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5.6.0 - Important Release
Release Date: September 5, 2020

This update includes several major adjustments for WordPress v5.5.x and should only be used if any such WordPress release is utilized. Furthermore, your server should also run a PHP release of 7.1.x or higher for full compatibility. Due to large scale changes to underlying JS files, you need to empty your browser cache and any caching plugins used in order to ensure that the correct file versions are loaded.

Highlighted Changes
  • GeneralPlugin now provides option to load jQuery Migrate library directly if WordPress 5.5.x is used (disabled by default)
  • GeneralPlugin now provides option to redeclare missing "wpColorPickerL10n" variable if WordPress 5.5.x is used (disabled by default)
  • GeneralPlugin now supports new WordPress auto-update routine introduced with v5.5.0 of WordPress via 3rd party kernl.us service
Other Changes
  • Added option to "CP Templates Widget" to strip all rows and contents from content before showing in footer or sidebar as widget
  • Added option to "TS Timeline Post Type" element to pull multiple sections from post type at once by using assigned categories
  • Added option to "TS Title Textillate" element to define DOM wrapper for title output
  • Added options to "TS Font Icon" element to define alternative icon sizes for different device types or screen sizes
  • Added option to "TS Circle Steps" element to not use "transitionend" event as trigger (to fix conflicts with some JS animation libraries)
  • Added fallback routine to "TS Image GIF Player" element if extracting the first GIF frame via SSL failed
  • Modified "TS Countdown" element to strip HTML/PHP tags from custom shortcode callbacks
  • Modified "TS Icon Counter" element to strip HTML/PHP tags from custom shortcode callbacks
  • Modified "TS Timeline Event" element to show date/time string in element summary
  • Modified "Downtime Manager" to receive its own admin menu entry once enabled
  • Fixed "contextual_help is deprecated since version 3.3.0" warning for custom post type's help tabs
  • Fixed "jQuery.fn.load() is deprecated" messages in browser console when using jQuery migrate with active logging
  • Fixed "Found 2 elements with non-unique id #ts_vcsc_extend_settings_submit_1" warning on custom JS editor page
  • Fixed "woocommerce_get_product_ids_on_sale is deprecated since version 3.0! Use wc_get_product_ids_on_sale instead." warning for WooCommerce elements
  • Fixed "WC_Cart::get_remove_url is deprecated since version 3.3! Use wc_get_cart_remove_url instead." warning for WooCommerce elements
  • Fixed issue with "Advanced Styling" setting parameter on WP 5.5.x not rendering correctly
  • Fixed issue with "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ')' in ts_vcsc_parameter_custompost.php file" on some servers
  • Fixed issue with "TS Image Switch" element where native WordPress lazyload routine does not load 2nd image
  • Fixed "parse_str(): Calling parse_str() without the result argument is deprecated" warning message for "ts_vcsc_registrations_functions.php" file
  • Fixed "TS Google Maps PLUS" + "TS Google Maps SINGLE" elements where clicking within the custom infowindow would bubble / propagate the click event down to the map itself
  • Fixed issue with "TS Image Switch" element where lightbox is not properly loaded for some click events
  • Fixed issue with "TS Textblock Highlighted" element if 3rd party helper class "simple_html_dom_node" is already loaded by theme or other plugins
  • Fixed "Undefined variable: id in ts_vcsc_custom_post_downpages.php on line 395" error message for "CP Downpages" custom post type
  • Renamed "TS Timeline Post Section" element to "TS Timeline Post Type"
  • Added setting option to plugin's settings page to prevent this plugin to use the WP Bakery Page Builder internal "wpb_js_remove_wpautop" call for content elements of this addon
  • Other Adjustments for changes in WordPress v5.4.x / 5.5.x releases
  • Updated internal PHP helper "Codestar" framework to v2.1.4
  • Updated "wp-color-picker-alpha" script from v2.1.2 to v2.1.4 (with custom adjustments for WP 5.5.x "wpColorPickerL10n" changes)
  • Other CSS + JS Improvements
  • Updated EN/DE .po/.mo language files
5.5.5 - Minor Release
Release Date: February 22, 2020
5.5.4 - Minor Release
Release Date: January 11, 2020
5.5.3 - Minor Release
Release Date: January 5, 2020
5.5.2 - Minor Release
Release Date: January 4, 2020
5.5.1 - Minor Release
Release Date: July 19, 2019
5.5.0 - Important Release
Release Date: April 24, 2019
5.4.1 - Minor Release
Release Date: February 24, 2019
5.4.0 - Important Release
Release Date: December 9, 2018
5.3.6 - Minor Release
Release Date: August 27, 2018
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