Changelog for Newsletter Glue Pro

May 10, 2021

1.3.1 – Default to Gutenberg block editor

bug fix

You can now create links in images. This was previously missing.

The Newsletter and Pattern Editors now default to the Gutenberg block editor.
In the earlier version, users would default to the classic editor if they had that plugin installed.

May 4, 2021

1.3 – Introducing the Newsletter Editor

New feature

Introducing the Newsletter Editor. It's still in beta but you can now create newsletters separately from blog posts. You can also build your own newsletter patterns (which can only be used in the newsletter editor right now).

The newsletter editor also reflects styling from the Newsletter Theme Designer so that you can see exactly what your subscribers will see while you write your newsletter.

We'll be adding lots more functionality to this in the upcoming weeks and months, but wanted to get the basic features out to you as soon as possible. 

Callout card block is now renamed Container block. This better reflects its features. In addition, you can now toggle full width for container blocks, allowing you to create sections (not just callouts) in your newsletter.

You can add other blocks into this container which gives you more design options. Make any block full width by adding it into this container and toggling the full width option.

bug fix

Mailchimp merge tags were not working properly due to an encoding issue with our internal newsletter API. This is now fixed. 

A JS error was preventing adding posts in post embed block for specific WP setups. This is now fixed.

ctrl+s to update and send posts was not working properly. Now, ctrl+s works exactly the same as if you clicked the update button.

improvement

Major UX Improvement: You can now select text and background colour directly from the Color settings pre-defined colours. They will show up in your emails!

Major design Improvement: Removed margins feature in all our custom blocks for more consistent formatting in email clients. To add spacing, please use the spacer block for more consistent margins.

Sendy users can now select anonymous tracking. 

When duplicating a post now, the settings will be taken to new post. Only without the status / history.

Email template size has been reduced by 50-60%, which means faster load times and lowered risk of clipping in Gmail.

Post embed formatting for internal posts written with the classic editor has been improved. 

Outlook formatting has been further improved for buttons and spacers.

Apr 6, 2021

1.2.2 – Improved block quote formatting

bug fix

Duplicate media query causing post embed posts to show up twice in mobile.

Mar 24, 2021

1.2.1 – Improved block quote formatting

improvement

Block quotes are now formatted consistently across email clients

Mar 23, 2021

1.2 – Completely restructured our email template

improvement

Major improvement - Complete restructure of email template system: We've completely reconstructed our email template so that our emails are formatted well across most email clients including Outlook.

Major improvement - Closer integration between block editor and newsletters: It's now much easier to make small formatting changes in the block editor that will show up in newsletters. For example, alignment.

View online links now contain a hash as part of the URL for security: The hash is only valid for that specific post/newsletter. So if the hash is wrong or someone tried to change the post ID it won't work. 

Formatting for post embeds block: You can now add simple formatting to the post embed block like bold, italics and underline by using keyboard shortcuts. You can also create new paragraphs.

Author byline follow button: You can now toggle on/off the follow button in the author byline.

Sendy form integration: You can now add subscribers to your Sendy email list using our subscriber forms.

Back up font families: We've now added back up fonts to the email template so that if your chosen font is not available in your subscriber's email client, fall back options will be automatically loaded.

bug fix

List CSS for font size did not follow paragraph CSS. This is now fixed.

Sendy tracking was not working due to CSS issue causing tracking to always be turned on. This is now fixed.

Mar 5, 2021

1.1.5 – Improved scheduling UX

improvement

Sent newsletter user interface: A notification now appears once your newsletter has been sent or scheduled. This makes it clearer that a newsletter has been sent.


Improved post scheduling workflow:

  • You can now unschedule posts inside the Send as newsletter metabox.
  • Scheduled post status can now be seen in the newsletter status log.

Added unsubscribe link to MailerLite and Sendy

Added option to remove tracking from Sendy

License key activation: Made it easier to add license key when first activating the plugin

bug fix

Long words without line breaks: Fixed bug causing broken formatting when there's a very long word without line breaks.

COMPATIBILITY

Admin Menu Editor: Fixed compatibility issue with Admin Menu Editor plugin causing our plugin settings to display "Cannot load Newsletter Glue" message.

Feb 23, 2021

1.1.4 – Firefox is working again

bug fix

For Firefox users: Fixed bug preventing the sending of newsletters from Firefox in the previous release.

Feb 21, 2021

1.1.3 – Sendy is now integrated!

New integration

Sendy is now integrated!

Feb 9, 2021

1.1.1 – New publishing UI

improvement

We've made huge improvements to our publishing workflow. Our new "Send as newsletter" interface is cleaner and dramatically reduces the chances of you accidentally sending emails when publishing or updating your post.

Jan 31, 2021

1.1.0 – GetResponse is now integrated!

New integration

GetResponse is now integrated!

improvement

List styling now follows paragraph styling.

bug fix

For Sendinblue users: Fixed bug causing unverified emails to be wrongly marked as verified. This was preventing emails from getting sent.

Jan 26, 2021

1.0.9 – Post embed properly showing in web-based email preview

bug fix

Fixed bug in email preview that prevented post embeds from showing up in the web-based preview email.

Jan 26, 2021

1.0.8 – ActiveCampaign is now integrated!

New integration

ActiveCampaign is now integrated!

New features

Link newsletter logo to your website: You can toggle this on/off in the Newsletter theme designer. 

Link headline to blog post: You can toggle this on/off in the Newsletter theme designer. 

Metadata block: Option to link "Read online" to web version of email.

Previously, "Read online" would link to the blog post. This features is useful if you have different content in your email newsletter vs your blog post. Subscribers who want to view your email on the web will now get to see your newsletter-only content.

improvement

Subscriber form: Made styling improvements to landscape view of subscriber form.

Jan 8, 2021

1.0.7 – Mailchimp preview text

bug fix

Bug fix for Mailchimp: Preview text was not displaying for newsletters sent via Mailchimp. This is now fixed.

Jan 7, 2021

1.0.6 – More than 1 post embed block

bug fix

Bug fix for Post embeds: Previously, when you added two or more post embed blocks, only the first one would show up.

Now you can add as many post embed blocks as you like.

Jan 8, 2021

1.0.5 – Social embeds and new post embeds UI

New feature

Social embeds: Now, when you paste a Twitter or YouTube link directly into the post editor, it formats automatically on email. We aren't able to get all meta data as we're limited to HTML and CSS. More social platforms coming soon.

improvement

Post embed block: Super excited about this. We've improved the UI for the post embed box. Now everything is WYSIWYG. No more clunky second list.

bug fix

Bug fix for Campaign Monitor: Fixed a bug that caused newsletter to be sent to only one list when selecting multiple lists. 

Bug fix for Sendinblue: Fixed a bug that caused sending newsletter to fail, because of an encoding issue.

Dec 26, 2020

1.0.4 – Post embeds

New feature

Post embed block: Great for weekly round up-type newsletters. Bulk add internal and external links. 

When you add a new link, it auto-loads the post header, excerpt and featured image to save you lots of time.

There are also lots of styling options to help you stand out from the crowd.

Dec 16, 2020

1.0.3 – Strip default CSS

New feature

Strip Newsletter Glue’s default CSS: This is a feature for advanced users who want to completely remove all our CSS from their emails and replace it with their own.

improvement

In-line CSS: We’ve rebuilt our plugin so that all CSS is inserted inline. There are many advantages, including: we use less code (loads faster, cleaner, less chance of clipping) and forwarded emails retain their styling.

Preview email in new tab: Next to “Send test email” you’ll now find a “Preview email” button. This lets you quickly preview emails in your browser, instead of sending a test email every time.

Add text alignment in Callout cards: You can now align text in the settings side bar.

Campaign Monitor users must select a list ID before sending an email: Blank ID lists now cause an error message and sending is disabled. Previously, we allowed users to send emails without selecting a list. Emails would then get stuck on the backend as Campaign Monitor requires a list in order to send.

bug fix

Bug fix for Mailchimp audiences: Previously only showed up to 10 audiences. We now show the maximum 1000 audiences.

Dec 3, 2020

1.0.2 – Double confirmation sending

New feature

Double confirmation: Send as newsletter checkbox. We’ve added a double confirmation when sending updated newsletters. Next to Your email is ready to publish notification, you’ll now see an additional checkbox.

Your workflow when publishing a new newsletter will remain the same. This new checkbox is automatically checked for you, but you can uncheck it.

However, your updating workflow is now improved. This new checkbox is un-checked for posts that are being updated. This solves the problem of saving an updated post and accidentally sending out a newsletter. Only check this box once you’re ready.

Subscriber forms: You can now add text beneath button

Subscriber forms: Added checkbox form field. Includes option to select additional list for checkbox. This is useful for GDPR, but can be used for other purposes.

improvement

Callout card: Added font color option.

Metadata: Read online is now automatically hidden from your blog, even if you’ve set the metadata block to show up in your blog.

Custom post types: Remove custom post types (CPTs) that are obviously not for posting content. Like oEmbeds, menus, custom CSS, custom fields, blocks, forms etc…

bug fix

Metadata block was not showing reading time. After refresh, metadata block would ‘break’ and say that it was showing unexpected or invalid content. This is now fixed.

Pro plugin activation: Activating the pro plugin when the free plugin is still activated no longer causes a fatal error. Now, activating one Newsletter Glue plugin simply deactivates the other.

Pro plugin activation: In the newsletter theme designer, some of your selected styles were reset to default when you upgrade. This is now fixed.

Yoast duplicator plugin: If a post was previously published then duplicated using the Yoast Duplicate Post plugin, its published status will also show up in the duplicated post. This is now fixed.

Mailchimp font CSS: Link colour chosen in newsletter theme designer not showing up in emails for Mailchimp.

nov 30, 2020

1.0.1 – License key notification

improvement

Added notification to add license key for updates. 

All pro blocks are now enabled by default. Head to Newsletter Blocks to turn them off.

Added demo videos for subscriber form and meta data blocks. Head to Newsletter Blocks and click on “see demo”.

Nov 26, 2020

1.0.0 – Launch! 🥳

We launched! 🎉 🥳⚡🍾🎆🎊🎉


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