WordPress 5.8 now is available, and all of our free and Pro WordPress plugins are updated and current with all the latest and greatest. Before diving in to the updates, I want to say Thank you to all of our customers, users, and everyone leaving great reviews, sharing on social media, reporting bugs, and such. Your support and feedback help to keep our WordPress plugins going strong.

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Overview

This round of updates is mostly testing on latest versions of WordPress and PHP to make sure everything is 100% compatible and running smoothly. Plus a few important bug fixes and some new features and functionality, all tested for maximum performance and compatibility with WordPress version 5.8 (and beyond). All of our plugins (free and pro) are developed and tested on PHP versions 7.4 and 8.0.

How to Upgrade

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. Any questions or feedback can be posted in the help forum or sent via our contact form.

Pro Plugin Updates

Here is a rundown of changes made to each of our pro plugins. For a summary of changes made to any of our free WordPress plugins, check out the changelog in the plugin readme.txt/docs.

BBQ Pro

BBQ Pro is updated to version 3.1. Changes include:

  • Adds feature to import custom patterns
  • Adds option to block empty user agents
  • Adds formatting of firewall stats numbers
  • Appends plugin version to asset links
  • Improves CSS for firewall settings
  • Updates contextual Help tab infos
  • Regenerates translation template

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 2.4. Changes include:

  • Fixes bug with banhammer-process requests in Armory
  • Improves functionality of banhammer_get_response()

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 2.9. Changes include:

  • Adds chrome agent to whitelist
  • Adds google page speed agent to whitelist
  • Increases priority for adding robots rules
  • Improves plugin readme/documentation
  • Updates default translation template

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 2.1. Changes include:

  • Adds three more sets of Custom Code options
  • Generates new default translation template
  • Improves readme/documentation

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 3.1. No changes to plugin code, only documentation was updated and testing on latest WordPress and PHP.

  • Refines readme/documentation
  • Tests on PHP 7.4 and 8.0
  • Tests on WordPress 5.8

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 3.9. Changes include:

  • Improves logic of usp_form() function
  • Adds %%delete_link%% for email alerts
  • Adds CSS classes to Login/Register form
  • Adds filter hook usp_submission_redirect
  • Adds selected to select field default option
  • Changes Description field to textarea for user registration demo
  • Fixes renaming/duplicate bug with demo forms
  • Fixes bug with email alert shortcut variables
  • Moves Tips & Tricks to this post
  • Refines the plugin settings pages

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.

Extension Updates! All of our Pro extensions and addons were tested against the latest version of WordPress and PHP. Good to go!

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 5.8). As always, huge thank you to those who contribute with feature suggestions and bug reports! :)