Testers needed : V1.7 is about to be released

Ho Ho Ho

As Santa shares love in happiness, I had a few spare hours to make another plugin update. The changes are literally based on your comments for the last few months. Keep them coming !

Changelog

  • Updated jQuery library versions
    Now pointing to Google’s CDN for version 1.11.2 instead of 1.10.
  • Default Searchbox title
    After a little bit of rootcausing, I realized a number of users got confused because their searchbox all had the same name : “(no title)”… And in fairness, you don’t really HAVE to add one to get the plugin to do its thing. So I’ve changed the default title text to something a bit more helpful. Of course you can still edit the title, and of course it only applies to this custom type.Also, that also led me to realize there are no mandatory fields in wordpress ! Crazy !
  • Calendar CSS Isolation
    With the increasing use of jQuery UI in WP themes, more and more plugin users have been complaining about the way the plugin blends into their theme. I’ve added a “Forced compatibility mode” that will better respect your theme AND the native jQueryUI look & feel.
  • Bug fixes
    • jQuery calendar url was sometime acting up when using WPML. This is now fixed.
    • Insert menu is no longer limited to the 5 latest searchboxes. It’ll go down to the last 25. That should be more than enough for the vast majority of users.
    • Edited out some of the CSS. Will be depricated in the future.
    • Readjusted the code to align the calendar icons.

See what the demo looks like now on this site.

If you want to test this future release, have 30 mins in front of you and know what you’re doing, please get the ZIP file here and send me your feedback !

And that’s it for now. What will come in the future is a more ‘WYSIWYG’ way of building the searchbox. You’ll choose your template (horizontal, vertical, mixed) for each searchbox. That’ll really help you doing nicer integrations and make my life easier too ! Also, this’ll allow for a proper mobile (“touch”) support.

I’m starting to look at it now and will post an update later on.

Thanks to Agus & Nicolas for their help beta-testing this release.

Happy holidays
Greg