Changelog – Molongui Authorship Pro

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1.6.6 (2024-02-26)

  • Fixed plugin settings page menu not working

1.6.5 (2024-02-26)

  • Fixed PHP fatal error introduced in the previous update

1.6.4 (2024-02-26)

  • Added postAuthor as WPGraphQL object
  • Added exposure of guestAuthor in the WPGraphQL schema
  • Updated framework files to version 2.5.0

1.6.3 (2024-01-25)

  • Fixed issue with author page URL customization when user_nicename is present in the site's domain
  • Fixed guest author archives robots meta tag when using Yoast SEO
  • Fixed PHP warnings being displayed when converting a user to a guest author

1.6.2 (2023-11-14)

  • Fixed plugin updating automatically when there is a new release available
  • Fixed missing font-display descriptor
  • Added WordPress 6.4 compatibility

1.6.1 (2023-10-26)

  • Added the option to remove the link to the author page on the author name and avatar displayed by the [molongui_author_list] shortcode
  • Fixed extra spacing displayed at the bottom of the author bio in the author box

1.6.0 (2023-09-15)

  • Added filter to customize the message to display when the [molongui_author_posts] has nothing to list
  • Added option to randomize the order of the [molongui_author_list] output
  • Added Uhive social network
  • Improved compatibility with the Polylang plugin
  • Fixed [molongui_byline] displaying the post byline without separator between author names on multi-authored posts
  • Updated framework files to version 2.4.1
  • Updated database schema
  • Auto-updates compatible
  • Added WordPress 6.3 compatibility

1.5.11 (2023-05-02)

  • Guest to user conversion is available only to users with 'create_users' capability
  • Fixed PHP warning regarding shortcodes with no attributes
  • Added WordPress 6.2 compatibility

1.5.10 (2023-02-15)

  • Fixed guest author pages showing wrong data

1.5.9 (2023-02-14)

  • Added filter to control which profile to display when an author has both, user and guest author profiles
  • Fixed author template override not working in some cases

1.5.8 (2022-12-07)

  • Added filter to "molongui_byline" shortcode's output
  • Added WordPress 6.1 compatibility

1.5.7 (2022-09-06)

  • Fixed author avatar and name not linking to author page when author box is displayed using the "molongui_author_list" shortcode

1.5.6 (2022-08-11)

  • Added show_post_count_total attribute to the "molongui_author_list" shortcode
  • Custom PHP template file for author archives can now be placed outside default theme hierarchy
  • Fixed social icons missing style when author box displayed via shortcode

1.5.5 (2022-07-06)

  • Fixed PHP fatal error caused by the "molongui_author_list" shortcode
  • Fixed PHP fatal error when converting a user to a guest author

1.5.4 (2022-06-09)

  • Added automatic pagination to molongui_author_list when users to list is bigger than 30
  • Fixed minor bugs

1.5.3 (2022-06-01)

  • Added option to hide other authors' posts
  • Added option to noindex author pages (available for WP > 5.7)
  • Fixed molongui_author_box shortcode not working without attributes in some cases
  • Fixed bulk editing post authors not working on WP 6.0
  • Fixed bulk editing guest authors not working on WP 6.0

1.5.2 (2022-05-27)

  • Added min_post_count attribute to the "molongui_author_list" shortcode
  • Added filters to provide a custom template for authors and author posts lists
  • Fixed some author box styles
  • Fixed some tools not working

1.5.1 (2022-05-16)

  • Fixed PHP fatal error when doing "molongui_author_box" shortcode without attributes
  • Fixed PHP fatal error when rendering the author_box

1.5.0 (2022-05-16)

  • Added 'grid' layout to the "molongui_author_list" shortcode
  • Added option to the "molongui_author_list" shortcode to not list archived authors
  • Added option to the "molongui_author_list" shortcode to allow select's default option label customization
  • Added option to select number of columns to display as related posts when using template #3
  • Fixed plugin update not available when compatibility check fail
  • Fixed author profile template #8 not loading
  • Users sitemap removed when author pages disabled
  • Guest authors sitemap removed when guest author pages disabled
  • Raised minimum core version to 4.6.0
  • Added WordPress 6.0 compatibility

1.4.0 (2022-02-15)

  • Reduced number of queries
  • Fixed "molongui_author_bio" shortcode ignoring length attribute
  • Fixed reset plugin settings not working
  • Updated database schema
  • Raised minimum core version to 4.5.0
  • Added WordPress 5.9 compatibility

1.3.5 (2021-12-14)

  • Fixed guest author pages permalinks
  • Fixed author posts list styles
  • Fixed "Edit User" admin bar item on guest author pages

1.3.4 (2021-12-10)

  • Fixed missing compatibility functions
  • Fixed some settings reverting to default on save

1.3.3 (2021-12-06)

  • Fixed several features not working (guest author pages, bylines, bulk and quick editors…)
  • Fixed author box shortcode styling
  • Fixed author list missing social icons

1.3.2 (2021-12-06)

  • Fixed author list missing styles
  • Fixed author list basic layout
  • Fixed other minor PHP warnings

1.3.1 (2021-12-06)

  • Fixed fatal error when running in PHP 8
  • Fixed Author class not instantiated correctly
  • Fixed undefined constant on author list basic layout

1.3.0 (2021-12-05)

  • Added option to make the "post_avatars" shortcode display the author name towards author avatar
  • Improved compatibility with Polylang (when PLL_FILTER_HOME_URL constant not defined or false)
  • Reduced PHP memory usage
  • Reduced server load
  • Reduced page load
  • Updated framework files to version 2.1.0
  • Updated database schema
  • Hook prefix changed from 'authorship/pro' to 'authorship_pro'
  • Raised minimum PHP version to 5.5… come on, you should be running 7.4 already
  • Raised minimum WP version to 5.2
  • Raised minimum core version to 4.4.0
  • Major code refactor

1.2.0 (2021-11-01)

  • Added "post_avatars" shortcode to display post authors avatars
  • Added ability to display post count with the "molongui_author_list" shortcode
  • Fixed author pages not found error
  • Fixed video embedding on author bio also when using the "molongui_author_bio" shortcode
  • Fixed admin styles being loaded on screens other than the plugin settings page
  • Minor code refactor

1.1.18 (2021-10-15)

  • Added 'MBA Chic' social network
  • Fixed video embedding on author bio. Just paste video URL and get the video player

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 July 5, 2022

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