Changelog Pro Version

1.1.17 (2021-09-17)

  • Added 'Substack' social network
  • Added ability to display either long or short bio with the "molongui_author_bio" shortcode
  • Fixed the "Use author display name instead of username in author permalinks" setting not working when display names have special characters
  • Fixed guest author pages not working for secondary languages on multilingual sites

1.1.16 (2021-08-20)

  • Removed 'user to guest' conversion links if the guest authors feature is disabled

1.1.15 (2021-08-05)

  • Made some author box settings available also at the plugin settings page
  • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.3.8 or higher

1.1.14 (2021-07-29)

  • Added filters to customize post thumbnail size for posts listings
  • Fixed other minor issues

1.1.13 (2021-07-28)

  • Added option to archive authors so they are not displayed as an eligible author for your posts
  • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.3.7 or higher

1.1.12 (2021-07-20)

  • Added 'bio_format' attribute to 'molongui_author_list' so you can display short bio instead of full
  • Fixed authors list box layout

1.1.11 (2021-07-15)

  • Fixed missing styles issue introduced in previous update 1.1.10

1.1.10 (2021-07-15)

  • Added pagination to the 'molongui_author_posts' shortcode
  • Added option to filter users to be listed with 'molongui_author_list' by user role
  • Added option to display author bio in 'molongui_author_list' shortcode
  • 'molongui_author_posts' shortcode on BuddyBoss member pages now displays posts authored by the displayed user
  • Added WordPress 5.8 compatibility

1.1.9 (2021-04-09)

  • Added 'list_id', 'list_class' and 'list_atts' attributes to the 'molongui_author_list' shortcode
  • Fixed full bio editor not rendering properly on some installations
  • Fixed other minor issues
  • Some code refactor

1.1.8 (2021-03-23)

  • Added 'width' and 'height' attributes to the 'molongui_author_avatar' shortcode
  • Fixed short bio not clearing on save when removed
  • Fixed missing meta description tag added by Yoast SEO on guest author pages
  • Fixed other minor issues
  • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.2.17 or higher

1.1.7 (2021-03-03)

  • Enhanced search by author compatibility with third party plugins altering the search WP_Query
  • Enhanced compatibility with WPML and Polylang. Custom strings are now translatable too
  • Fixed search by author not working when Relevanssi plugin enabled
  • Fixed custom bulk fields displayed wrong when using the secondary/bottom selector
  • Fixed wrong REST API link displayed on guest author pages' head
  • Added WordPress 5.7 compatibility

1.1.6 (2021-02-19)

  • Added new option to custom order the list provided by the 'molongui_authors_list' shortcode
  • Added new attributes to customize 'molongui_byline' shortcode's output markup
  • 'Website' string now accepts the {author_name} tag. Which gets replaced by the actual author name in the author box
  • '+ posts' string now accepts the {author_name} tag. Which gets replaced by the actual author name in the author box
  • 'Bio' string now accepts the {author_name} tag. Which gets replaced by the actual author name in the author box
  • Fixed post_author defaulting to current user ID when bulk editing posts
  • Fixed co-authors not being saved when adding/updating a post via WP REST API
  • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.2.16 or higher

1.1.5 (2021-01-26)

  • Guest authors export tool now includes 'pending' and 'draft' post status
  • Fixed PHP fatal error requiring file from old location when Yoast SEO is active
  • Fixed 'molongui_byline' shortcode not taking provided post ID
  • Fixed 'molongui_byline' shortcode lowercasing text modifiers
  • Fixed error message displayed even when 'display_errors' attribute enabled in molongui_author_avatar shortcode
  • Some minor code refactor
  • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.2.14 or higher

1.1.4 (2020-12-07)

  • Fixed author avatar not displaying on author box in some installations.

1.1.3 (2020-11-15)

  • Fixed Ko-fi icon being displayed too big.
  • Enhanced compatibility with tagDiv Cloud Library plugin. There are still known issues.

1.1.2 (2020-11-09)

  • Fixed '#molongui-disabled-link' being displayed on Yoast SEO guest author sitemap when byline configured to not link to author archives.

1.1.1 (2020-10-27)

  • Fixed error loading compatibility file for GeoPlaces theme.

1.1.0 (2020-10-23)

  • Author Archives:
    • Added option to use author display name instead of username in author permalinks.
  • Author Conversion:
    • Fixed user to guest conversion trashing single guest-authored posts.
    • Fixed user to guest conversion trashing unattached media.
  • Options:
    • Fixed related post types not showing added post types in Main tab.
  • Compatibility:
    • Enhanced compatibility with Yoast SEO plugin.
    • Enhanced compatibility with GeoPlaces theme.
  • Other:
    • Added support for plugin auto-updates.
    • Some code refactor and file renames.

1.0.9 (2020-10-06)

  • Author Box:
    • Fixed avatar unaligned on responsive mode when configured to be displayed top/bottom aligned.
  • Posts List:
    • Fixed empty list being shown.
  • Guest Archive:
    • Fixed guest author bio not being displayed when no authored posts.
  • Author Conversion:
    • Fixed user to guest conversion trashing posts.

1.0.8 (2020-09-28)

  • Author List:
    • Social Media icons added to the "basic" layout.
  • SEO:
    • Fixed guest authors sitemap being added when no guest authors defined.
    • Added guest author entries to the sitemap generated by Rank Math SEO plugin.
  • Compatibility:
    • Dropped usage of some anonymous functions in hooks to allow third-party to unhook them.
    • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.2.4 or higher.

1.0.7 (2020-09-14)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added Ko-fi social network.
    • Fixed Yoast sitemap not showing last modification date.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed fatal error when updating Lite to 4.2.0 before Pro.
    • Fixed premium social networks being disabled.
  • Code Refactor:
    • Added fully qualified function (FQN) calls for global functions.

1.0.6 (2020-09-14)

  • Guest Authors:
    • Added options to export and import guest authors.
    • Added 1-click option to remove all guest authors.
    • Added more guest author information to the REST API.
    • Fixed unindexing option not showing.
    • Fixed Yoast sitemap not showing last modification date.
  • Bulk Edit:
    • Fixed post author bulk-editing not working.
  • Authors Search:
    • Fixed no results showing when searching for a guest without a match on the users table.
  • Authors List:
    • Fixed list pagination not working when shortcode added on posts.
  • Posts List:
    • Added option to control excerpt length.
  • SEO:
    • Added guest author entries to the sitemap generated by WordPress 5.5 and above.
  • Compatibility:
    • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.2.0 or higher.
    • Added WordPress 5.5 compatibility.

1.0.5 (2020-07-10)

  • Author Box:
    • Fixed website link getting 'http://' appended.
  • Enhanced Search:
    • Fixed enhanced author search not working for those posts added before plugin installation and not edited ever since.

1.0.4 (2020-07-06)

  • Authors:
    • Added option to select user roles to retrieve users as eligible authors.
    • Added custom user roles support.
    • Added an option to add a short bio.
    • HTML now allowed in user bio (and short bio).
  • Author Box:
    • Added an option to display short bio instead of full bio.
    • Website custom string now accepts {raw_link} tag that gets replaced by the actual author website URL on the frontend.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed guest author archives title ignoring Yoast SEO settings.
  • Compatibility:
    • Added an option to enhance compatibility with CDNs.
    • Added WordPress 5.4.2 compatibility.
    • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.1.0 or higher.

1.0.3 (2020-05-31)

  • Author Box:
    • Author conversion now handles scheduled, private and trashed posts.
  • Shortcodes:
    • Added [molongui_author_link] shortcode that provides an HTML <a> tag to the given social network or website.
    • Enhanced [molongui_author_posts] compatibility.
    • Enhanced [molongui_byline] compatibility with theme builder templates.
  • Compatibility:
    • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.0.8 or higher.
    • Enhanced Divi Builder compatibility.

1.0.2 (2020-05-09)

  • Author Box:
    • Fixed related posts not showing configured number of items.
  • Author List:
    • Fixed 'with_posts' attribute preventing all authors to be listed.
    • Added 'post_types' attribute.
  • Compatibility:
    • Requires Molongui Authorship 4.0.6 or higher.

1.0.1 (2020-05-07)

  • Author Box:
    • Fixed social icons displayed in column on profile template 7 and 8.
  • Shortcodes:
    • Added 'category' attribute to [[molongui_author_posts]]
    • Added 'name_format' attribute to []molongui_author_list]]
    • Added pagination to [[molongui_author_list]]
  • Other:
    • Fixed "Activate Authorship Now" button not working when base plugin not active.

1.0.0 (2020-05-04)

Molongui Authorship Premium renamed to Molongui Authorship Pro and refactored as an add-on to the Molongui Authorship plugin. Molongui Authorship plugin installed and active is now a requirement.

First release as an add-on to the Molongui Authorship plugin. Changes from version 3.2.28:

  • Guest Authors:
    • Added option to clone a guest author.
    • Added option to convert guest author to a user.
    • Added option to prevent search engines to index guest author archives.
    • Added option to not allow search engines to show a guest author archive in search results.
    • Added option to expose guest authors in WordPress REST API.
    • Added option to add an 'authors' field to the post object returned by a WordPress REST API response.
  • Users:
    • Added option to convert user to a guest author.
  • Bylines:
    • Added option to prepend and append custom text to post byline.
  • Author Archives:
    • Added option to prepend and append custom text to author archive title.
  • Author Posts List:
    • 4 new layouts added to the [[molongui_author_posts]] shortcode.
    • Added sorting attributes to the [[molongui_author_posts]] shortcode.
  • Performance:
    • Reduced PHP memory usage.
    • Reduced server load by loading resources only where needed: backend, frontend or Customizer.
    • Reduced page load by loading script and stylesheet files only where needed.
    • Reduced page load by reducing script and stylesheet files size.
  • Other:
    • Renamed 'Molongui Authorship Premium' to 'Molongui Authorship Pro'.
    • Refactored as an add-on plugin.
    • Added options to import and reset plugin settings.

Updated on March 28, 2021

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