Magento 2 Blog Extension Change Log

Version 2.8.10 (May 29, 2019)

Features:

  • - Added German locale (de_DE)
  • - Added import from AheadWorks Magento 2 Blog extension
  • - Added author filter to the admin post grid (list)
  • - Improved auto URL key generation
  • - Improved post duplication. Unset creation, update and publish time value and set current time for these fields. Does not inherited URL key.
  • - Added new HTML body tag class "blog-page-list" to all blog post pages (e.g. blog category, blog tag, blog search, blog main page, blog archive, blog author)
  • - Added a notice to Blog admin panel pages when Blog extension is disabled

Bug Fixes:

  • - Front controller reached 100 router match iterations for Blog Feed URLs
  • - The issue on Magento 2.3.1 with Page Builder
  • - 404 error on post page when using advanced permalinks with parent category URL (Blog+)
  • - Magento 2.3.1 EE error in cron/exception log "Unknown column e.entity_id in field list..." (Blog+)

Other:

  • - Changed Blog extension license from OSL-3.0 to EULA

Version 2.8.9 (March 27, 2019)

Features:

Bug Fixes:

  • - Empty blog post edit page on Magento 2.3.1
  • - PHP error on 404 pages when advanced permalinks are enabled (Blog+)
  • - Post lost related products and posts when changing post status from the grid (Blog+)
  • - Uploaded featured image with the same name as already exist overrides an existing one (github#187)

Version 2.8.8 (March 2, 2019)

Features:

  • - Improved advanced permalinks (Blog+)

Bug Fixes:

  • - Important security update for blog versions 2.8.3-2.8.7
  • - 404 (Not Found) error on blog search page

Version 2.8.7 (February 9, 2019)

Features:

  • - Option to remove "/" at the end of blog URLs and auto 301 redirect to non-slash URL
  • - Added blog homepage to the XML sitemap
  • - Options to edit blog sitemap XML items priority and change frequency (Blog+)

Bug Fixes:

  • - Blog XML sitemap missing on Magento 2.3.0. Now sitemap XML is available as a separate file "blog_sitemap.xml"

Version 2.8.6 (January 6, 2019)

Features:

  • - Added back Magento 2.1.x compatibility
  • - Added YouTube Widget (Blog Extra)
  • - Added import from Mageplaza Blog Extension for M2
  • - Improved import from AheadWorks Blog Module for M1

Bug Fixes:

  • - Blog search errors
  • - Error: PHP class Magefan\Blog\Block\Adminhtml\ Category\SaveAndContinueButton not found
  • - Minor issues

Version 2.8.5 (November 19, 2018)

Features:

  • - Meta Robots settings for Blog Tag, Author, Search pages

Bug Fixes:

  • - Multi-fulltext index issue
  • - Сropped/Cut links in post short description
  • - Errors on the blog search page ("DOUBLE value is out of range in ...", "Can't find FULLTEXT index matching the column list...")

Version 2.8.4 (November 11, 2018)

Features:

  • - Added save, delete ACL (access control list)
  • - Added save published ACL (Blog+)
  • - Blog post's related product rules (Blog+)
  • - Advanced Permalink Settings (Blog+)
  • - Added black words settings for auto-related posts & products (Blog+)
  • - Sort posts by title on blog category and index pages
  • - Performance improvements
  • - Improved page cache cleaning for blog category

Bug Fixes:

  • - Blog search error "Can't find FULLTEXT index matching the column list"
  • - Cannot disable canonical URLs for all blog pages
  • - "????" after the non-utf8 blog import
  • - Sitemap does not work with new version of MageWorx XML Sitemap extension

Version 2.8.3 (October 19, 2018)

Features:

  • - Enabled Post Media Gallery by default (magefan/module-blog-m22 now deprecated)
  • - Changed sort ordering for comments replies
  • - Ability to disable/enable blog canonical URLs
  • - Improved AW import (added import comments, tags, short content, featured image)
  • - Improved blog search algorithm
  • - Added "getList" method for blog categories REST API
  • - Extend ACL for Blog REST API
  • - Removed block cache from recent posts sidebar block
  • - Added pt_PT locale
  • - Added el_GR locale

Bug Fixes:

  • - Varnish error "Error 503 Service Unavailable", when have more than many blog posts
  • - Error during installation "Area code is not set"
  • - Robots NOINDEX on the tag page
  • - Related posts missing on product page (Blog+)

Version 2.8.2 (August 12, 2018)

Features:

  • - GDPR Compliant
  • - Auto-related blog posts (Blog+)
  • - Auto-related blog products (Blog+)
  • - Postponed publication by bate & time (Blog+)
  • - Autopublish blog posts on Facebook (Blog+)
  • - Customer group restrictions (Blog+)
  • - Option to define which related posts should be displayed on a product page (Blog+)
  • - ZERO comments info now does not displayed
  • - Improved import from WordPress
  • - Improved RSS Feed

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fix for MageWorx XML Sitemap
  • - Fixed CSS issue with blank icon in search blog form
  • - Fixed issue in blog search
  • - Fixed 404 page issue on post preview
  • - Removed NOINDEX from blog tag page

Version 2.8.1 (May 30, 2018)

Features:

  • - Improved import from WordPress, added comments import
  • - Improved import from AW Blog Extension
  • - Improved blog search
  • - Improved sitemap.xml
  • - Added Post Gallery template for Porto theme

Bug Fixes:

  • - Disabled tag displayed in the tag cloud sidebar

Version 2.8.0 (April 4, 2018)

Features:

  • - Added section in the Magento 2 admin panel to manage Blog Tags
  • - Automatic page cache cleaning during saving the Blog post, category, tag
  • - Added option to sort Posts by the position for Blog Homepage and Blog Category pages
  • - Changed Meta Description's Max. Length from 160 to 300
  • - Added custom template for Smartwave/porto Homepage recent posts

Bug Fixes:

  • - The issue with space in the URL Key during autogeneration
  • - The issue with the connection to the database via socket during import from AW Blog
  • - RSS Feed size, now it contains only 10 posts

Version 2.7.1 (February 10, 2018)

Features:

  • - Integrated Blog sitemap XML into default Magento 2 sitemap (removed blog_sitemap.xml for Magento v2.2.x and greater)
  • - Added a suffix for the tag and author URLs
  • - Added "new version" notification block
  • - Improved multilevel blog menu for Smartwave Megamenu
  • - Removed block cache from custom HTML sidebar block
  • - Added rel nofollow to the post gallery images
  • - Small CSS improvements

Bug Fixes:

  • - Prevent XML External Entity (XXE) Processing
  • - Featured blog posts widget do not show
  • - Temporary fix for Magento issues 6831, 10485
  • - The Issue with Unicode URLs for tags

Version 2.7.0 (January 11, 2018)

Features:

  • - Added category display settings
  • - Added additional restriction by Tag, Author, Publish Date to Blog Recent Posts Widget
  • - Added 2 custom HTML blocks into blog sidebar
  • - Added support for Unicode URLs
  • - Now posts can be excluded from blog homepage, recent blog widget
  • - Improved multilevel Blog Menu for Infortis UltraMegamenu
  • - Small CSS improvements

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fixed issue with display blog AMP pages
  • - Fixed issue with Wordpress Import for specific store view

Version 2.6.2 (December 26, 2017)

Features:

  • - Included blog categories in Navigation Menu
  • - Added Featured Blog Posts Widget
  • - Added improvement for built-in comments
  • - Added blog page types for widget settings
  • - Updated FancyBox js library
  • - Improved URL Key validation
  • - Improved uk_UA locale
  • - Code style fixes 

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fixed issue with missing image gallery on Magento 2.2.x 
     

Version 2.6.1 (November 03, 2017)

  • - Fixes forBuilt-in Post Comments

Version 2.6.0 (November 03, 2017)

Features:

  • - Added Built-in Post Comments

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fix for breadcrumbs on blog category page
  • - Additional layout fixes for 2.2.0
  • - Code style improvements
  • - Fixed issue with related posts on the product page


Version 2.5.4 (Octobre 23, 2017)

Features:

  • - Added Italian (it_IT) locale
  • - Added ability to unset parent category
  • - Added category column into Posts Grid
  • - Added logging to Blog Import Process

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fix for Magento 2.2.0
  • - Fix for RSS XML when HTML Minify is enabled
  • - Fix post saving issue

Version 2.5.3 (September 6, 2017)

  • - Added the separate field for Short Content


Version 2.5.2 (August 30, 2017)

Features:

  • - Added preview for blog posts
  • - Created separate sitemap for blog pages (https://store.com/blog_sitemap.xml)
  • - Breadcrumbs improvements. Included category into post breadcrumb.
  • - Added suffix for category URL
  • - Ability to include category path into post URL
  • - Added Spanish (es_ES) locale
  • - Added Russian (ru_RU) locale
  • - Improved France (fr_FR) locale


Bug Fixes:

  • - Issue with running blog extension on Windows OS
  • - Allowed Cyrillic identifiers for tags
  • - Small fixes for RSS sidebar icon


Version 2.5.1 (June 9, 2017)

Features:

  • - Added support of Magento EE AdminGws (Admin Global, Website, and Store data scopes restrictions)
  • - SEO improvements. Added "NOINDEX, FOLLOW" to tag, author, archive, search blog pages
  • - Improved import from WordPress
  • - Added Suffix configuration for post URL. Now you can add ".html" to the end of post URL.
  • - Added default short content length. Now ever if you don't setup "read more" tag, post content will be trimmed on the post list.
  • - Improved Dutch Locale
  • - Added Brazilian Locale

Bug Fixes:

  • - Content in blog RSS Feed is now filtered
  • - Issue with blog URLs in Magento admin panel menu
  • - Issue with saving related products & posts
  • - Issue in Breadcrumbs on multi level blog category page
  • - Issue with Lazy Load on some themes
  • - Issue with "Store View" field in the Magento 2 admin panel on post and category grids


Version 2.5.0 (March 30, 2017)

Features:

  • - Added Blog Posts and Categories duplicate
  • - Added Multi-images (gallery) for Blog Post
  • - Extended REST API
  • - Included tags to import from WordPress
  • - Improved translations of Breadcrumbs & Blog Footer Link

Bug Fixes:

  • - Issued with HTML minification
  • - Issued with Main Page Title & Meta Title
  • - Other small issues


Version 2.4.3 (January 22, 2017)

Features:

  • - Added ability to disable/enable blog extension on a specific store view
  • - Allowed to show posts count for Categories in the sidebar widget
  • - Improved dates translation
  • - Improved addthis sharing on posts list

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fixed issue "Tag cloud doesn't list per store tags #56"
  • - Fixed issue with "Store View" field on post & category edit pages in Admin Panel


Version 2.4.2 (December 15, 2016)

  • - Fixed issue with "Previous Post" link

Version 2.4.1 (December 1, 2016)

  • - Fixed issue with code compiler in v2.4.0

Version 2.4.0 (November 30, 2016)

  • - Added support for the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project to provide better mobile optimized content. To enable AMP view on blog pages Magento Amp Extension by Plumrocket is required.
  • - Fixed php workings on pages with post list.
  • - Fixed issues with extra tags on post list.

Version 2.3.3 (November 22, 2016)

  • - Added Chinese and Romanian localization
  • - Improved French localization
  • - Fixed issue with Chinese, Japanese garbled.
  • - Small fixes

Version 2.3.2 (November 15, 2016)

  • - Added Image Helper to solve conflicts with custom versions of blog extension
  • - Localizations added: fr_FR, nl_NL, uk_UA
  • - Updated Router

Version 2.3.1 (Octobre 29, 2017)

Fixed issues:

  • - Post and categories not displayed in Single Store Mode (v2.3.0 only)
  • - Issues during an update from some custom blog version
  • - Missing html closing tags (style braking) on posts list
  • - Import featured images from WordPress

Version 2.3.0 (Octobre 16, 2017)

  • - New User Interface for blog post & category edit pages in Admin Panel.
  • - Added Blog Tags (Many of you asked for it. And now you can easy add tags to your posts).
  • - Added Tag Cloud in the sidebar (New sidebar section with tags is available, you can disable or enable it by your choice).
  • - Added Custom design fields for single blog post and category (This functionality is similar to CMS Pages).
  • - Added Meta Title settings for blog post & category (Previously meta title was taken from the title, which was inconvenient. Now independent Meta title field is available).
  • - Added OG Meta Tags settings for post
  • - Added Link to Previous & Next posts
  • - Other small improvements

Version 2.2.4 (August 03, 2016)

Bug Fixed:

  • - Read more tag (page-breaker) wrong position
  • - Wrong number of posts in Recent Blog Posts widget

Version 2.2.3 (July 14, 2017)

Features:

  • - Added canonical Url tag
  • - Added rich snippets on the post page
  • - Created simple REST API

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fixed issue with long meta and OG description

Version 2.2.2 (June 21, 2016)

Features:

  • - Added configuration for blog link in catalog navigation menu

Version 2.2.1 (June 01, 2016)

Features:

  • - Added Open Graph (OG) meta tags on the post page
  • - Added AddThis configuration
  • - Improved import from AW on multi-store

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fixed issue with saving a post in the Magento 2 admin panel on German (EU) locale
  • - Added months translation in archive sidebar
  • - Fixed loading of the last page on posts list when lazyload is enabled.

Version 2.2.0 (May 23, 2016)

Features:

  • - Added author information. Author name can be set and displayed, also author page with posts list is added)
  • - Added google comments. Now except Facebook and Disqus now you can use google+ comments too
  • - Added posts lazy load. Instead of standard pagination, you can try automatic posts load on page scroll

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fixed issue with an error on Add New Post or Category in single store mode

Version 2.1.0 (May 10, 2016)

Features:

  • - Added recent posts widget. Now you can insert reccent blog posts easy to any cms page or block
  • - Allowed to display related posts on a product page
  • - Improved multi store (multi website) support
  • - Added import posts and categories form AheadWorks blog exntesion

Bug Fixes:

  • - Fixed issue with varnish on post and category page
  • - Fixed issue with comments and html minify

Version 2.0.2 (March 23, 2016)

Features:

  • - Update composer.json file
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