Changelog: WP Slide-up box plugin for WordPress

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A: added
M: modified
F: fixed
R: removed

v1.0 (2018-07-10)

  • A: color selectors for cover background and text colors in the Shortcode generator
  • A: admin settings page added for setting default values. The shortcode generator is pre-filled with these values if they are not empty.
  • A: Preview box for the shortcode generator
  • A: all the strings in the plugin are now translatable
  • A: added a Support page to the admin menu
  • A: added a direct link to the plugin settings page from the All Plugins page for easier reach
  • M: the plugin was renamed to “a-boxes” (from WP Slide-up box) to better fit into our plugin branding line
  • M: all animations are rewritten to use native CSS animations instead of jQuery
  • M: minified versions of the CSS and JS files added, and these are loaded to speed up the loading times
  • M: added 20px left and bottom margins to the boxes by default – to make them better align when used next to or below each other
  • F: adjusted some initial values to prevent the cover layer from “flashing up” during page load
  • F: now the code trims white spaces from shortcode URL parameters, preventing some annoying linking issues.

v0.4.1 (2017-01-11)

  • M: website links are changed to https:// in the readme and in plugin file headers
  • F: target links on touchscreens weren’t working in v0.4. Now it’s fixed.
  • F: better compatibility with the 2016 theme

v0.4 (2016-11-30)

  • A: links can be placed inside the description
  • A: touchscreen support – a tap on the box starts the animation, while the link appears in the corner
  • A: now not only image IDs, but image URLs can also be used, making it possible to use external images, too
  • A: added plugin header and icon for the WP plugin directory
  • M: the plugin code is now more secure using escaping methods
  • M: the extra class is added to the container boxgrid DIV insead of the cover – it adds more customizability
  • M: links in the help block and in readme now point to the new website
  • F: on some themes the cover layer had issues if the IMG had margins – now it’s fixed

v0.3.1 (2016-08-25)

  • Fixed cover width issues in JS (sometimes it was not set properly on some servers)
  • Improved responsiveness (in the previous version there had been issues with window resizing)

v0.3 (2016-05-27)

  • Plugin’s code was rewritten completely with more attention to quality
  • The plugin no longer creates a table in WPDB, everything can now be controlled via the shortcode or the template function’s parameters (however, we kept the table reader functions for backwards compatibility)
  • Size parameter added for using other image sizes than “full”
  • The project is now on GitHub
  • Admin is now responsive
  • Front end now has better support for responsive images
  • Shortcode generator added in admin
  • Everything is prefixed now correctly: the plugin is less prone to conflicts with other plugins

v0.21 (2012-12-27)

  • Bugfix: in 0.2 there was an error in the install process (didn’t generate the neccessary database tables)

v0.2 (2012-12-12)

  • Now you can insert Slide-up boxes as PHP functions into your WP themes
  • New shortcode attributes introduced: class, title, desc, alt
  • If not specified, the plugin uses the cover title as the value of the image alt tag (helps you make valid and SEO-friendly code)
  • Improved documentation and FAQ
  • 4 new modes: fade-in, fade-out, top-down-full, top-down-part
  • Separated frontend and admin PHP files: this way the plugin uses a bit less memory

v0.11 (2012-11-16)

  • Error messages added for the ‘Add new image’ form
  • Some tiny bugfixes and fine-tuning in the admin panel
  • Made all plugin files’ encoding UTF-8 without BOM

v0.1 (2012-10-26)

  • First 6 modes introduced
  • Admin panel to set up slide-up boxes
  • You can use pictures of any size (which is an improvement since the original jQuery plugin)