v1.9 – 6th December, 2022

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This is likely to be the last big update to be released this year.
  • New: Allow new subscriptions for updates to a specific post. Just set the post ID in the Content Notify form post_id shortcode parameter. Full details in the documentation.
  • New: There’s a new metabox called ‘Subscription Options’ that appears on all post types. This allows you to stop alerts from sending out for a specific post just once, or always.
  • New: You can now customise the ‘Create Subscription’ text on the submit button at the bottom of a form using the new submit_label shortcode parameter. Full details in the documentation.
  • Improved: Support for a ‘single button’ form (which I’m calling a ‘Follow Button’). Details can be found here.
  • Improved: Verification/Alert/Admin emails now display more or less information depending on the complexity of the subscription.
  • Added: hCaptcha to the list of available CAPTCHA services.
  • Fixed: Some form fields weren’t being saved after form submission since the last update.
  • Fixed: Some shortcodes were rendering in the WP Admin.

v1.8 – 24th November, 2022

  • New: You can now add a Cloudflare Turnstile or Google reCAPTCHA v3 CAPTCHA field to your subscription forms by adding captcha=”true” to your form shortcode.
  • New: If you’re seeing CSS conflicts after installing this plugin, there’s a new Bootstrap compatibility mode option in Subscriptions > Settings > Styling to change from Bootstrap 5 to Bootstrap 4 styles.
  • Improved: The form no longer shows empty fields, even if hidden using CSS, to prevent form tampering.
  • Fixed: Plugin styles were loading on pages where they shouldn’t in some circumstances.
  • Fixed: A PHP warning on the ‘My Subscriptions’ page.
  • All documentation has been updated to cover the changes in this release.

v1.7 – 17th November, 2022

  • New: You can now exclude individual terms from your subscription forms! This can be found in Subscriptions > Settings > General.
  • Improved: Compatibility with WordPress 6.0.
  • Improved: Compatibility with Bootstrap 5.2.
  • Fixed: The keyword search field, if used, contained an empty tag when editing an existing subscription in the WP Admin.
  • Updated: PHP 7.x is now considered end-of-life so the minimum version of PHP this plugin can use is PHP 7.4.

v1.6.3 – 27th September, 2022

  • Fixed: The taxonomies cn_form shortcode parameter was sometimes being ignored.
  • Fixed: Re-instated some javascript on page load for better compatibility with complex cn_form shortcodes.

v1.6.2 – 26th September, 2022

  • Improved: Slightly less javascript load when viewing a page with a cn_form shortcode on.
  • Improved: Loading of select2.
  • Fixed: The ‘Include Empty Terms’ setting in Subscriptions > Settings > General was being ignored.

v1.6.1 – 13th September, 2022

  • Improved: Better compatibility when using the cn_form shortcode in classic and block widgets.
  • Improved: Compatibility with Bootstrap 5.2.
  • Fixed: A fatal error occurred when using the plugin in conjunction with the Editor widget added by the SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle plugin.

v1.6 – 1st October, 2021

  • New: Keyword Search! You can now include a keyword search field by using the search=”” shortcode parameter. Documentation can be found here.
  • Improved: AND/OR logic is now much more robust and should work better between multiple taxonomies and terms.
  • Improved: All strings inside javascript files in the plugin are now translatable.
  • Fixed: Elementor was triggering incorrect alerts when updating a post.
  • Fixed: The Block Editor/Gutenberg plugin wasn’t triggering alerts when publishing a new post.
  • Fixed: The ‘My Subscriptions’ page was being created for each plugin activation.
  • Fixed: The ‘View Subscription’ link in the email that’s sent to admins after new subscription wasn’t valid.
  • Fixed: A notice relating to deprecated array_key_exists when using PHP 7.4+.
  • All documentation has been updated to cover the changes in this release.

v1.5.1 – 10th May, 2021

  • Fixed: Uploading multiple image attachment via a front-end form would sometimes cause a fatal error.

v1.5 – 8th March, 2021

  • New: You can now choose between AND/OR logic so that alerts are only triggered if one taxonomy matches, or multiple taxonomies match.
  • New: Media updated/new media items can now be subscribed to.
  • Potentially Breaking Change: Many filters have been removed and added as options to Settings > General for ease of use instead.
  • Changed: Text on the Privacy Policy checkbox to be more compliant.
  • All documentation has been updated to cover the changes in this release.

v1.4.2 – 18th December, 2020

  • Fixed: The last name field was preventing the Content Notify form from submitting, even if set correctly.

v1.4.1 – 17th December, 2020

  • Added: Changelog link below the plugin in the All Plugins screen.
  • Fixed: Some translatable strings weren’t set correctly.
  • Fixed: CSS on the Select2 box when the WP Admin Bar was showing.
  • Fixed: Some minor issues with the styling/layout in email alerts.

v1.4 – 16th December, 2020

  • Please note: Content Notify now requires WordPress 5.6 and PHP 7.1.
  • New: A user can now register using just their email address – name no longer required. Just use user_names=”false” in the cn_form shortcode.
  • New: You can now hide the privacy policy checkbox for logged in users using privacy_policy=”false” in the the cn_form shortcode.
  • New: Option to send the site admin an alert when a subscription is verified.
  • New: Details of a subscription are now included in every alert.
  • New: If a post has a featured image, it will now show in an alert email.
  • New: Option to force the load of the plugin’s CSS/JS files to improve compatibility in certain situations.
  • Improved: A spinner has been added to show when taxonomies are loading.
  • Improved: Plugin CSS now loads more reliably in more situations.
  • Improved: The Content Notify form now has a maximum width set to avoid looking too wide.
  • Fixed: Fields that should have been hidden based on shortcode parameters were sometimes shown.
  • Fixed: My Listing theme was causing alerts to be sent out that didn’t exactly match subscriptions.
  • Fixed: Adding/editing content with the My Listing theme was causing multiple alerts to be sent.
  • Fixed: Adding/editing content with Elementor was causing multiple alerts to be sent.
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Thank you for using Content Notify.

v1.3.4 – 25th November, 2020

  • Added: Missing translatable strings to .pot file.

v1.3.3 – 23rd November, 2020

  • Added: A new filter for overriding whether the plugin’s CSS is loaded or not loaded.
  • Improved: Slightly better support for Elementor and Elementor Pro.

v1.3.2 – 19th November, 2020

  • Fixed: An issue where a fatal error could occur if using Elementor and widgets.
  • Fixed: An issue where the post title wasn’t showing as a link in emails.

v1.3.1 – 18th November, 2020

  • Fixed: An issue where automatic plugin updates for Content Notify weren’t showing correctly in the WordPress Admin.
  • Fixed: An issue where the plugin CSS wasn’t loading when a shortcode was used in a widget.

v1.3 – 13th November, 2020

  • New: ‘My Subscriptions’ page. Logged in users can now see a list of subscriptions that correspond to their email address, and unsubscribe from each one, when viewing a page with the new shortcode.
  • New: Subscribers can now see a list of subscriptions that correspond to their email address immediately after Unsubscribing from another subscription, and can unsubscribe from each one.
  • New: Author column added to the All Subscriptions screen in the WP Admin.
  • Improved: The first term of the first taxonomy associated with a post/page/custom post type can be auto selected and the field hidden by setting the shortcode parameter to ‘auto’.
  • Improved: Taxonomies can now be hidden when setting the taxonomies shortcode parameter to ‘false’.
  • Improved: User fields (First Name, Last Name, Email Address) can now be hidden when the user is logged in using the new user_fields shortcode parameter.
  • Improved: Subscribers can now be alerted of Published AND Updated post/pages/custom post types under a single subscription.
  • Improved: The plugin should now auto-update when new versions are released. You can enable or disable this behaviour in the WP Admin > Plugins screen.
  • Added: New filter for showing empty terms for a taxonomy.
  • Fixed: Content of newly published or updated posts/pages/custom post types that are password protected no longer show in emails.
  • Fixed: The Site Icon wasn’t showing in emails, if set, when no logo was set in the plugin settings.
  • Fixed: ‘Success’ messages are no longer persistently shown on pages, even after reloading the page.
  • Fixed: Translations weren’t appearing within the plugin.
  • All documentation has been updated to cover the changes in this release.

v1.2.1 – 16th October, 2020

  • Added: Compatibility with the ‘My Listing‘ theme.
  • Fixed: Fields were hidden when populated with a shortcode parameter with comma separated values.
  • Fixed: An issue where alerts shown after Content Notify form submission weren’t scrolled to on the page.
  • Fixed: Added some more checks around if a page already exists.
  • Fixed: Other various small fixes and improvements for new plugin installations.

v1.2 – 14th October, 2020

  • New: HTML Emails! Content Notify now sends emails in HTML by default with an option to send them in plain text if you’d prefer.
  • New: Sender Settings. Add your logo, business details, and other important information to emails to ensure emails are more legally compliant.
  • New: A page is now used to display verify / unsubscribe information after clicking a link in an email. You may need to create this page manually – please see this page for details.
  • New: Status shortcode parameter. Limit a Content Notify Subscription form to ‘publish’ or ‘update’ post statuses.
  • Improved: Where set, the post_types and authors shortcode parameters will now autodetect their settings and hide their fields.
  • Fixed: Not filling out the last name field was causing the Content Notify form to fail validation.
  • Fixed: Post types with multiple taxonomies were only showing the first taxonomy.
  • Fixed: A fatal error could occur if WordPress didn’t have a timezone set.
  • Fixed: Other various minor bugs.
  • All documentation has been updated to cover the changes in this release.

v1.1 – 17th September, 2020

  • New: Content Notify now adds Bootstrap classes and styling for a much improved Content Notify form layout and better compatibility with many, many themes.
  • New: You can now subscribe to new/updated items from a specific author. This new field can be disable by setting authors=”false” on the shortcode.
  • New: Disable plugin CSS styles from the Subscriptions > Settings menu.
  • New: CSS and Javascript is only loaded on pages where the Content Notify form has been added.
  • New: The Content Notify Subscription form can now auto-detect the post type that it’s embedded on when setting post_types=”auto” on the shortcode.
  • Fixed: Unused post statuses have now been removed and used post statuses have more accurate labels.
  • Fixed: A rare bug where the front-end Content Notify form failed validation when attempting to subscribe to alerts for a custom post type.
  • Fixed: Other various minor bugs.
  • All documentation has been updated to cover the changes in this release.

v1.0 – 14th August, 2020

  • Initial release.