Magento 2 Blog Extension Change Log

We do our best in order to release new versions of the Blog extension with new features at least once a two month. We also release compatibility changes for new magneto versions and bug fixes as soon as possible. You can always download new Blog module versions archive on our website or via the composer. In case you need some new features or if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

 

Version 2.9.1 (October 26, 2019)

Attention! Magento 2 Blog is not longer compatible with Magento v2.1.x. If you use Magento v2.1 the latest available for you version is Blog 2.9.0

Features:

  • - Blog GraphQL. Now you can include the blog into your PWA solution. Available as additional FREE extension magefan/module-blog-graph-ql
  • - Updated Blog comments reCaptcha to v2.0.4. Available as additional FREE extension magefan/module-blog-comments-recaptcha
  • - Code for integration with Magento 2 AMP extension has been moved to additional FREE extension magefan/module-blog-amp
  • - Updated Product Widget and YouTube widget (Blog Extra)
  • - Compatibility with Magento 2 Alternate Hreflang
  • - New post comment email notification for customers, blog post newsletter subscription (Blog Extra)
  • - Default blog pages layout settings. Now in Stores > Configuration, you can set layout (1 column, 2 columns left, 2 columns right, 3 columns) for blog index, post, category, tag, author, search page (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Date Format and Show/Hide article publication date options (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Option to disable comments on an individual blog post (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Post featured image alt tag
  • - Separate (additional) featured image and featured image alt tag for post list (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Improved Magento 2 WYSIWYG TinyMCE 4 editor
  • - Animated Sidebar Tag Cloud
  • - Maximum Tags Number option for Tag Cloud
  • - The blog search algorithm now also work with blog tag names
  • - Related blog posts are now displayed in a tab "Related Posts" on a product page
  • - Article Views Count, Popular (Most Viewed) Posts block in sidebar
  • - Meta title option for blog main page
  • - Slash (/) in blog page identifiers now allowed
  • - Added sv_SE locale
  • - New admin menu item for Blog Block Widgets
  • - Wizard for import data from Mirasvit Blog extension for Magento 2
  • - Performance and code style improvements

Security:

  • - Improved XSS prevention

Bug Fixes:

  • - Blog Article "Display Settings" issue. Was not able to open "Display Settings" section on post edit page in the admin panel when have a lot of blog tags. Post tags input element was changed to jQuery TagsInput & jQuery Autocomplete
  • - Category
  • - Posts are removed from blog category if save category from the grid or any other place exempt category edit page (Blog Extra)
  • - Fixes in advanced permalink settings and auto-publishing to Facebook (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Next/Prev post links loop when a few posts have the same publication date

Version 2.9.0 (July 31, 2019)

Features:

  • - Added ability to manage blog authors independently from Magento 2 admin users (Blog Extra)
  • - Assign blog posts to a category from blog category page (Blog Extra)
  • - Post position by category, sorting posts in a category via drag and drop (Blog Extra)
  • - Extended WYSIWYG editor tools for Magento v2.3 or greater
  • - Improved blog design
  • - Improved import from WordPress
  • - Small fixes and improvements

Bug Fixes:

  • - The issue with blog canonical URL on muli-website store

Other:

  • - Removed Google Plus Comments

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 Plus & Extra)
  • - Magento 2.3.1 EE error in cron/exception log "Unknown column e.entity_id in field list..." (Blog Plus & Extra)

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 Plus & Extra)
  • - Post lost related products and posts when changing post status from the grid (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - 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 Plus & Extra)

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 Plus & Extra)

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 Plus & Extra)
  • - Blog post's related product rules (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Advanced Permalink Settings (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Added black words settings for auto-related posts & products (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - 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 Plus & Extra)

Version 2.8.2 (August 12, 2018)

Features:

  • - GDPR Compliant
  • - Auto-related blog posts (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Auto-related blog products (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Postponed publication by bate & time (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Autopublish blog posts on Facebook (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Customer group restrictions (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - Option to define which related posts should be displayed on a product page (Blog Plus & Extra)
  • - 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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