Maintenance Release for the Week of 1 November 2017

Welcome to Maintenance Release number 21 of 2017! We have some updates and fixes to our plugin suite for you. If this is your first time getting an update from us remember Maintenance Releases are smaller updates between major releases that are mostly comprised of bug Fixes, tweaks, and small but meaningful improvements. We always recommend using a staging site to test these changes before updating on a live site.

To see all of the changes included this Maintenance Release, check out the changelogs for all updated plugins below:

Events Calendar PRO

  • Fix – Prevent JS error when adding a Pro widget in the WP Customizer screen
  • Fix – Improved location search suggestions by ensuring all events are contained within the geo bounds
  • Fix – Resolved PHP notice that occurred on Community Tickets Add Event page when this plugin is active
  • Fix – Improved the handling of Daylight Savings Time when saving recurring events, so that each event in a series displays the correct timezone abbreviation (props: @airdrummer and others)
  • Fix – Added safety checks to improve the robustness of our recurring events logic when unexpected conditions are met (our thanks to Matt Sloan, Nathan Baldwin and others for highlighting this)
  • Fix – Improve shortcode pagination/view change url so it is reusable (props: @der.chef and others)

Image Widget

  • Feature – Added new Link Title field and filter to improve tooltip (previously used alt text) (thanks @marklcm)
  • Tweak – Added new `image_widget_option_defaults` hook to improve customizability (props @svandragt)

The Events Calendar

  • Fix – Prevent JS error when adding a Pro widget in the WP Customizer screen
  • Fix – Fixed issue where the value of an event’s “Show Google Maps Link” option would not properly affect the displaying of the link on List View (props: @etechnologie)
  • Fix – Added some more specification to our jquery-ui-datepicker CSS to limit conflicts with other plugins and themes
  • Fix – Improve shortcode pagination/view change url so it is reusable (props: @der.chef and others)
  • Fix – Ensure the `tribe_json_ld_{type}_object` filter is available to make modifications of event, venue and organizer JSON LD data possible (thanks to Mathew for flagging this problem)
  • Fix – Improved JSON LD output for events by outputting the correct UTC offset where required (our thanks to Nina and many others for flagging this issue)
  • Fix – Fixed compatibility issue with Internet Explorer 10 & 11 when selecting a venue from the dropdown (thanks @acumenconsulting for reporting this)
  • Fix – Improved process for sharing JSON data in the admin environment so that it also works within the theme customizer screen
  • Tweak – Fixed some display issues for the event schedule details (props @mia-caro)
  • Tweak – Improved the clarity of and amount of context for some linked post labels to make translation of those labels a little easier and more nuanced (props @hnacc and others)
  • Tweak – Changed the order in which the list view “next events” link is assembled for better translatability (with thanks to @alelouya for highlighting this problem)
  • Tweak – Adjusted linked posts selector HTML to improve compatibility with Batcache
  • Tweak – Obfuscated the API key for the google_maps_js_api_key field in the “System Information” screen
  • Tweak – Updated the list of countries used in the country dropdown
  • Tweak – Added additional timezone handling facilities

Not Updated This Release

The following plugins have not been updated this release and will remain at the version numbers specified here:

  • Events Tickets 4.5.7
  • Events Tickets Plus 4.5.6
  • Filter Bar 4.5.1
  • Community Events 4.5.6
  • Community Tickets 4.4.5
  • Advanced Post Manager 4.4
  • Eventbrite Tickets 4.4.8
  • Image Widget Plus 1.0.2
  • GigPress 2.3.19