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Summer Plugin Updates

This has been an incredibly productive summer, with seven new WordPress plugins, a complete overhaul and redesign of my site Perishable Press, and now updates for my growing collection of free and premium WordPress plugins. And with the busy fall season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to upgrade your plugins to all the latest versions. Keeping your site updated and current is one of the BEST things you can do to keep your site safe and secure. And that’s what this summer’s plugin update is all about.

Here is an overview of changes made to each of our pro plugins. Mostly this was a security update, but there are some other useful improvements and tweaks.

BBQ Pro

BBQ Pro is updated to version 2.1. Changes include:

  • Adds rel="noopener noreferrer" to all blank-target links
  • Updates GDPR blurb and donate link

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

Banhammer Pro

Banhammer Pro is updated to version 1.2. Changes include:

  • Replaces freegeoip.net with geoip.tools for Geo Lookups
  • Adds rel="noopener noreferrer" to all blank-target links
  • Updates WPSimpleNonce class to support older versions of PHP
  • Updates contextual Help tab with better infos
  • Updates GDPR blurb and donate link

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

Blackhole Pro

Blackhole Pro is updated to version 1.5. Changes include:

  • Adds intro blurb to email alerts
  • Adds filter hook, blackhole_verify_nonce
  • Adds rel="noopener noreferrer" to all blank-target links
  • Replaces freegeoip.net with geoip.tools for Geo Lookups
  • Fixes PHP Warning for invalid argument in blackhole_get_hits
  • Fixes PHP Warning for empty array in blackhole_get_bot_id
  • Updates GDPR blurb and donate link

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

SES Pro

SES Pro is updated to version 2.1. Changes include:

  • Adds rel="noopener noreferrer" to all blank-target links
  • Updates GDPR blurb and donate link

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

USP Pro

USP Pro is updated to version 3.0. Changes include:

  • Adds additional display options for [usp_pro_display_posts]
  • Adds cat="current" support to [usp_pro_display_posts]
  • Adds id="usp-login" to login/register/password form
  • Adds rel="noopener noreferrer" to all blank-target links
  • Replaces sanitize_text_field with wp_strip_all_tags for styles
  • Bugfix: JavaScript error flashes as form submits
  • Bugfix: “USP” filter posts button not working for Custom Post Types
  • Bugfix: maxlength attribute for tag field incorrect
  • Bugfix: several PHP Notices were eliminated
  • Improves logic of usp_pro_add_glance_items function
  • Refines dashboard widget functionality
  • Updates GDPR blurb and donate link

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

Full steam ahead..

In addition to the improvements mentioned above, some further changes were made as part of my usual plugin update routine. Other changes include updated documentation, regenerated translation template, and further testing on WordPress 4.9 and 5.0 (alpha). As always, huge thank you to those who contribute with feature suggestions and bug reports!