Changelog for Newsletter Glue Pro

NOVEMBER 4th, 2021

1.7.2 – Minor email formatting issues

bug fix

•   Fixed multiple formatting issues with email templates and image sizes. 

October 20, 2021

1.7.1 – Static Site Compatibility

New feature

  • Custom URL slug: You can now change the newsletter custom post type slug by heading to Newsletters > Settings > Additional.
  • Static site URL substitute: For Publisher license tier and above, you can now easily substitute URLs for static sites.

improvement

•   You can now style the Separator block by adding thickness-[pixel] to advanced custom CSS class. For example, thickness-5 for 5 pixel thick separator.
•   You can now prevent column block from wrapping by adding ngl-no-wrap to advanced custom CSS class of the relevant column.
•   Add ability to reset user permissions.

bug fix

•   Fixed issue causing newsletters custom post type to force fullscreen editor mode. It will now follow whatever setting you have chosen.
•   Fixed issue causing email subject line, preview text and segment/lists to get stripped when switching between users.

October 1, 2021

1.7 – Moosend integration

New feature

  • Moosend integration is now available.

improvement

  • Relaunch onboarding wizard in Settings > Additional
  • Removed non-newsletter patterns from Newsletter custom post type to avoid confusion as those patterns are not email optimized.
September 17, 2021

1.6 – Sendgrid + Mailjet integrations

New feature

  • Sendgrid integration is now available.
  • Mailjet integration is now available.

improvement

  • Improved design of Preview email html to make the preview window bigger. 

bug fix

  • Fixed issue with loading segments dynamically for Mailchimp.
  • Fixed encoding issues when using special characters in email title/subject.
September 3, 2021

1.5 – Newsroom tier + Klaviyo integration

New feature

improvement

  • Users can now use hooks and filters to create and style their own custom email templates. Read documentation
  • Editor user role can now Send as newsletter.
  • Out of beta! We're finally moving out of beta and removing that label from the WP dashboard.
August 29, 2021

1.4.2.1 – 3rd party ESP integrations

improvement

  • Tweaked the plugin code to enable 3rd party ESP integrations.
August 27, 2021

1.4.2 – Post embed improvements

improvement

  • Post embed block: Added Read more link option to the end of each post excerpt. 
  • Post embed block: Added domain name as the default label for each post. 
  • Email preview: Improved the email preview feature by introducing support for desktop/mobile preview. 
  • Archives: You can now rename the default newsletter archive category. 
  • Save as draft: When selected, the Send as newsletter toggle will now say Save as draft instead in order to reduce confusion. 
  • Reduce plugin file size by using core components. 
  • Image resizing: You can now prevent images from resizing on mobile devices by adding the class ngl-keep-width to any image block.

bug fix

  • Direct image block was not wrapped in a table in an email. This is now fixed.
  • You could not add custom classes to images that were center aligned. This is now fixed.
  • Images were not displaying on some email clients on mobile. This is now fixed.
  • Margin set by Theme Designer was not displaying in email clients. This is now fixed.
  • Fixed issues with code block and using <> tags in emails.
  • Fixed issue that prevented post embeds block from displaying properly when added inside a Container block.
August 18, 2021

1.4.1.3 – Post embed block mobile display

bug fix

  • Fixed post embed links disappearing on mobile due to Gutenberg 5.8 update.
July 31, 2021

1.4.1.2 – Post embed block used in pattern

bug fix

  • Due to the Gutenberg 5.8 update, when a pattern containing a post embed block was added to a newsletter, and posts were added to it, those same posts would also be reflected in the pattern. This is now fixed.
  • Fixed styling issues with separator block.
June 28, 2021

1.4.1.1 – Reduce package file size by 60%

improvement

  • Removed relying on external library (Material Icons) to boost performance
  • Plugin package file is now reduced by 60%

bug fix

  • Fixed Youtube thumbnail width when used in NG container block
  • Fixed issue with post embeds block that caused the first item to show in an incorrect order inside the post editor
June 26, 2021

1.4.1 – New onboarding wizard

New feature

  • New onboarding wizard
  • New default patterns (patterns we've designed for you)
  • New patterns wizard (to help you personalise patterns)

bug fix

  • Fixed default font issues as a result of WordPress 5.8 and theme json
  • Fixed a conflict with WooCommerce MailerLite plugin
  • Fixed deprecated functions as a result of WordPress 5.8 core update
June 6, 2021

1.4 – Mergetags for ActiveCampaign, GetResponse, Sendinblue and Sendy

New feature

  • Mergetags are now available for ActiveCampaign, GetResponse, Sendinblue and Sendy.

bug fix

  • Fixed a bug causing newsletter patterns to be auto-added when you click on add block and navigate to the pattern tab.
June 30, 2021

1.3.6.2 – Max logo width

improvement

  • Added maximum width option for logos in the Newsletter Theme Designer
  • You can now choose font size for metadata block.

bug fix

  • Fixed logo auto width issues causing logos sizes to display incorrectly.
  •  Added "add another button" back to core button block.
  • Fixed default font sizes not showing up in newsletters.
June 27, 2021

1.3.6.1 – Social Sharing block is now Social Follow block

New feature

  • Renamed Social sharing block to Social follow block to better represent its use case.
  • Changed "Seamlessly sent by Newsletter Glue" to "Built with Newsletter Glue" for the optional marketing snippet. Thanks to all users who add it! 🙏
  • Added the word "Newsletter" to the start of all newsletter pattern categories. For example, "Header" is now "Newsletter header".

bug fix

  •  Fixed theme default font sizes not showing up in newsletters.
June 7, 2021

1.3.6 – Mergetags for Campaign Monitor + Social sharing block

New feature

  • Mergetags are now available for Campaign Monitor
  • New Social sharing block. Add icons to link to your social media accounts in your newsletter. Type "/social" in the block editor to find it.

improvement

  • Added {{ update_preferences }} mergetag.
  • You can now drag and drop blocks into our container block or show/hide block.
  • Added padding options to the top and bottom of the newsletter. Available in Newsletter Theme Designer.
  • Custom HTML block is now available in the newsletter editor.
  • Enabled archive pagination. To avoid 404 errors, head to WP Admin Settings > Permalinks and click on Save Changes. This will help flush the rewrite rules. You do not need to make any actual changes inside the settings.

bug fix

  •  Fixed This block contains unexpected or invalid content. Attempt block recovery notification. It should no longer show up.
  • Fixed formatting issue in archive shortcode.
  • Fixed image sizing and alignment issues.
  • Fixed hidden blocks showing up in the RSS feed.
  • Fixed post embed block showing double posts in RSS feed.
  • Fixed images duplicating when a link is used in the image caption.
  • Fixed bug causing Newsletter Glue meta box in the classic editor to break Yoast SEO and other javascript.
June 7, 2021

1.3.5 – Mergetags for MailerLite

New feature

Mergetags are now available for MailerLite

improvement

Added option to link featured image to post in Newsletter Theme Designer.

Added Linkedin to the Author Byline block.

All public custom post types are now searchable and can be added inside the Post Embed block.

bug fix

Fixed post embed invalid URLs issues.

Fixed post embed padding issues.

Fixed metadata block. It will now always show the publish date of the post.

Fixed unsubscribe message width issue on mobile.

June 3, 2021

1.3.4.1 – Post embed block duplication is fixed

bug fix

Fixed post embed block duplication. Duplicated post embed blocks are now unlinked so that changes you've made to one block will no longer be reflected in the other.

Fixed adding post embed blocks inside patterns. Posts added to a post embed block inside a pattern no longer display every where the pattern is added. You will have to create a new pattern and add a new post embed block for the fix to work.

Fixed block editor toolbar. Some features like undo, redo and list view of blocks were missing in v.1.3.4 (the previous version)

May 29, 2021

1.3.4 – Mergetags for Mailchimp

New feature

Mergetags are now available for Mailchimp users.

improvement

Post embeds now look for post excerpts first by default. If there's no excerpt, the summary will be taken from post content. 

Added tags to newsletters.

Improved formatting of newsletter archive. 

bug fix

Fixed padding issue in post embed block. 

Fixed Subscriber Form Block to work for any selected custom post type.

Fixed image captions disappearing.

May 18, 2021

1.3.3 – Categories and public archives

improvement

Added category and public archive functionality. The default category is called "archive", but you can rename this to the name of your newsletter.

Added

and shortcodes. Add this to any page or post to show an archive of your newsletters.

Added Preview button to the newsletter and patterns editor.

You can now select between email html or blog theme for displaying your newsletter on your web site.

Cleaned up testing options in patterns editor. You can now send test email and preview in new tab.

Subscriber form portrait orientation is now centred by default.

bug fix

Fixed js cache issue preventing some newsletters from sending.

Fixed bug causing slashing to be inserted in From Name when apostrophes were present.

Fixed bug in Connect page when an invalid API key is entered causing the plugin to show the wrong screen.

May 10, 2021

1.3.2 – 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.

(Sorry, we missed v.1.3.1!)

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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