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August Fire

Plugin update time! Yes sir, all of our free and Pro WordPress plugins are updated August 2020. It’s been a crazy year so far, but we remain committed to providing some of the best (and affordable) plugins on the market. This round of updates brings new features, bug fixes, and many improvements and tweaks for maximum performance and compatibility with WordPress version 5.5 (and beyond). Check it out..

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If your pro license is active, the plugins can be upgraded via one-click updates in the WordPress Admin Area. Or if you own the plugin but do not have it activated, you can log in to the Members Area to download and upgrade to the latest version.

Pro Plugin Updates

Here is a rundown of changes made to each of our pro plugins:

BBQ Pro

BBQ Pro is updated to version 2.8. Changes include:

  • Adds an “exclude pattern” option for email alerts
  • Adds admin email (set in WP General settings) as default value for alerts
  • Improves loading of inline JavaScript variables on plugin settings page
  • Adds new allowed HTML tags (e.g., <html>, <body>, <head>) for the “Custom Message” setting
  • Removes Securi and WP Rocket IPs from default whitelist
  • Updates default translation template
  • Updates contextual Help tab information
  • Refines plugin setting page styles
  • Updates license updater script
  • Refines readme/documentation
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

BBQ Pro documentation and tutorials also are updated with any important information pertaining to this update. See the plugin’s readme.txt file for complete Changelog and infos.

Banhammer Pro

Banhammer Pro is updated to version 2.1. Very minor changes include:

  • Adds French translation (Thanks to Hervé Bouzin)
  • Updates license updater script
  • Refines readme/documentation
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

Banhammer Pro documentation and tutorials also are updated with any important information pertaining to this update. See the plugin’s readme.txt file for complete Changelog.

Blackhole Pro

Blackhole Pro is updated to version 2.6. Changes include:

Important! You need to update your robots.txt file. The robots standards have changed, so you need to update your robots.txt file with the new Blackhole rules. Visit the plugin settings page to get the latest rules, and then add them to your robots.txt file. More information in the Installation docs and Help tab (located on the plugin settings page).

  • Updates the Blackhole robots.txt rules (see above note)
  • Adds rules dynamically to WP-generated robots.txt (Thanks @blackcapdesign)
  • Adds support for custom warning template in /wp-content/
  • Adds new filter hooks:
    • blackhole_template_filename
    • blackhole_custom_dir
    • blackhole_robots_rules
    • blackhole_domain
  • Adds shortcode [blackhole_nonce] (advanced use)
  • Adds Blackhole trigger to the WP Login Page (Thanks @wp-henne)
  • Adds wp rocket to the default user-agent whitelist
  • Removes wprocketbot from default user-agent whitelist
  • Removes Securi and WP Rocket from default IP whitelist
  • Appends version number to CSS and JS on settings page
  • Bugfix: escapes special characters in whitelist setting
  • Bugfix: now loads JavaScript vars only on settings page
  • Improves whitelist import functionality
  • Updates license updater script
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

Blackhole Pro documentation and tutorials also are updated with any important information pertaining to this update. See the plugin’s readme.txt file for complete Changelog.

GA Google Analytics Pro

GA Pro is updated to version 1.8. Changes include:

  • Adds function to display short URL in source code
  • Adds filter hook gapro_script_atts
  • Adds filter hook gapro_script_atts_ext
  • Adds return error if user enters GTM- tracking code
  • Adds French translation (Thanks to Hervé Bouzin)
  • Updates contextual Help tab information
  • Updates default translation template
  • Refines plugin setting page styles
  • Updates license updater script
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

GA Pro documentation and tutorials also are updated with any important information pertaining to this update. See the plugin’s readme.txt file for complete Changelog.

SES Pro

SES Pro is updated to version 2.8. Changes include:

  • Updates license updater script
  • Refines readme/documentation
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

SES Pro documentation and tutorials also are updated with any important information pertaining to this update. See the plugin’s readme.txt file for complete Changelog.

USP Pro

USP Pro is updated to version 3.7. Changes include:

  • Adds form_id query parameter to form POST requests
  • Adds post_link attribute to the display posts shortcode, [usp_pro_display_posts]
  • Adds link_title attribute to the display posts shortcode, [usp_pro_display_posts]
  • Improves support for multiple forms on the same page
  • Updates default JavaScript support for multiple forms
  • Improves the dashboard widget, adds new filter hooks:
    • usp_widget_drafts_display
    • usp_widget_display_all_posts
    • usp_widget_drafts_message_none
    • usp_widget_drafts_message_some
  • Login form displays “Register” tab only if registration is enabled
  • Fixes bug: dashboard widget not showing all submitted posts
  • Fixes bug: numeric values now working for custom taxonomy
  • Fixes bug: form styles not included with success message
  • Fixes bug: duplicate post feature not working for Custom Post Types
  • Fixes bug: content filter not working for excerpts
  • Refines default form styles
  • Improves loading of admin CSS/JS assets
  • Refines plugin setting page styles
  • Updates license updater script
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

USP Pro documentation and tutorials also are updated with any important information pertaining to this update. See the plugin’s readme.txt file for complete Changelog.

Pro Addon Updates

In addition to our collection of pro plugins, we’ve also updated the free USP Helper addon. Version 2.6 changes include:

  • Adds alert message before deleting row
  • Adds settings stylesheet, relocates CSS
  • Relocates JavaScript to external JS file
  • Now displays before/after code only if custom field(s) exist
  • Refines styles on plugin settings page
  • Updates plugin documentation/readme.txt
  • Generates new translation template
  • Tests on WordPress 5.5

View the Helper plugin’s readme.txt file.

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Until next time..

In addition to the improvements mentioned above, some further changes were made as part of my usual plugin update routine. Other changes include updating documentation as needed, regenerating default translation templates, and further testing on the latest version of WordPress (currently 5.6 alpha). As always, huge thank you to those who contribute with feature suggestions and bug reports!