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Widgetkit 2.8 released

WYSIWYG editor support, enhanced language filters, better cache-control and more

Oct
24
Widgetkit 2.8 released

Today we got great news for you. We've updated Widgetkit to 2.8 including many bug fixes and some highly requested features.

What you see is what you get

Content editing in Widgetkit becomes more comfortable now if you are used to WYSIWYG editors to manage your content. Widgetkit supports now your systems WYSIWYG editor as long it is TinyMCE based. Widgetkit supports the default Joomla and Wordpress TinyMCE editor and the also the TinyMCE based JCE editor (Joomla). Just navigate to the Widgetkit settings and enable the visual editor for Widgetkit content fields setting. This will simplify creating sites especially for users who are not comfortable with writing HTML code.

Clear Widgetkit cache

One of the awesome features of Widgetkit is the thumbnail generation of image files to save bandwidth and improve page-load experience on the client side. But over time the thumbnail cache folder grows and can take a size you start to feel uncomfortable with. With the recent release of Widgetkit you're able to free your webspace with a click of a button. Just go to the Widgetkit settings and push the "Clear Cache" button.

Language filter option (Joomla)

Do you manage a multilanguage site and always wanted to create widgets based on Joomla articles but filtered by a specific language. Well, now you can! We've added a language filter option to the Joomla content provider which enables you to accomplish exactly this task.

Link slideshow images

Another often requested feature, which we introduce in this release. Now available and ready to use.

Disable parsing shortcodes

By default when using the custom content provider, all shortcodes in the content field were parsed automatically. This is in general a great behaviour and provides more flexibility by utilizing the shortcodes functionality. But this comes with a cost: performance. The content field is always parsed whether shortcodes are used or not. Most of the time you won't notice any performance issues but we've received some requests to make it optional. Now it is up to you. Enable or disable this behavior for each widget in the content provider settings.

Besides this additions, the update comes of course with bug fixes and an updated UIkit version.

Check out today's additions to Widgetkit 2. Go, build something cool.

By Olivia | | Posted in Widgetkit

Comments (36)

  • yoosh

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    based on this great changelog in the support section:
    http://yootheme.com/support/question/100939
    "Fixed truncating strings with no spaces" -
    does this mean that some 'asian' languages will be truncated now ?
    see this question:
    https://yootheme.com/support/question/101347
    .
    thanks for your code and answer.
    • artur

      artur

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      right, the mentioned issue should be fixed now :-)

      Cheers,
      Artur
  • yannicklepogam

    yannicklepogam

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    2.8 has crashed instagram widget
  • stephan.herby

    stephan.herby

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    I think October 2016 will stay in memoies, at least mine :-)
    Thanks for all your great job, guys and keep going on !
    • sandstorm871

      sandstorm871

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      Mine too, but I cant add the smiley Emoticon
  • abacmedia

    abacmedia

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    Thanks Yootheme to change the PHP requirements for Widgetkit without warning

    http://yootheme.com/support/question/103619
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Thanks for reporting. We will look into it.
      • uab.webcomm

        uab.webcomm

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        This is terrible! We're stuck at 5.4...
        • artur

          artur

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          We'll release a fixed version today which will work with PHP 5.3, sorry for the circumstances.
        • sandstorm871

          sandstorm871

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          PHP 5.4 was end of life mid 2014 & no security updates have been provided since mid 2015, so maybe time to consider updating or moving hosting company
          PHP5.6 will become unsupported soon too & you should really consider testing/using PHP7
  • stefan.bauer.63

    stefan.bauer.63

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    thank you for the new widgetkit-version 2.8!
    in widgetkit-options the new "Clear Cache" button does no appear, I see only a textinput labeled with "Clear Cache"
  • she4www

    she4www

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    "Just go to the Widgetkit settings and push the "Clear Cache" button.". I see a textinput field ?!
  • danyany

    danyany

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    Thank you, Yootheme, great improvement!
  • vladimir.eliseev

    vladimir.eliseev

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    when is the release of the widgetkit for yootheme pro?
    • david.dahl

      david.dahl

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      My understanding is that there will be no separate WidgetKit for YooTheme Pro.

      It is, slowly, being bundled directly into the builder.
      • sascha

        sascha

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        All Widgetkit features will be available for YOOtheme Pro. This means you will have modules like in Widgetkit and of course you can use them in the builder.
        • vladimir.eliseev

          vladimir.eliseev

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          But when we can get slideshow for the yootheme pro?
          At the moment I can't use Yootheme pro for my sites bacause I can't use slideshow and gallery
        • loris.sparti

          loris.sparti

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          Could you give us an idea of time, please. One week, one month or one year. Just to understand how to manage projects.
        • sascha

          sascha

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          We just released Widgetkit 2.9 which works with YOOtheme Pro.
  • mdev

    mdev

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    No more monthly themes ?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Sorry, the November release is delayed to Nov 7th
      • chris.gilroy

        chris.gilroy

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        Theres an issue with iFrames, you can see it in the UIKit's Cover component content if you look at getuikit Customizer page and select "cover". I've also been experiencing some issues with iframe video playing around with Fuse/YooTheme PRO.
  • mdev

    mdev

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    no worries just needed infos :) i'm still also waiting for infos on the whitelabelling you mentionned on your post early on
  • kjl99

    kjl99

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    Hi - will this version of Widgetkit be compatible with Yootheme pro? I'm looking to use a different slideshow functionality (smart slider 3) and it's quite cumbersome. Widgetkit is much better, so will wait to use that if it's going to work with the Nov 7 release.
  • mattstevenson

    mattstevenson

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    Are there any plans in the future to add an ID or Class field to widgets? This would be very helpful when trying to link directly to switcher tabs in Widgetkit.
  • queburrera

    queburrera

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    YooTheme Wizards,

    Is there a release tentative day for the November Template?
    Keep up the good work!
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Our new release is a little delayed and is coming on November 7th
  • soeren.pawlowski

    soeren.pawlowski

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    "... One of the awesome features of Widgetkit is the thumbnail generation of image files to save bandwidth and improve page-load experience on the client side. ..."

    Nice feature - but in practice, Google Pagespeed doesn't agree:

    Consider Fixing:
    Optimize images
    Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
    Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 14.4KiB (20% reduction).

    ... for images in the widgetkit cache folder :)

    It is possible to disable the cache?
    • jens.se

      jens.se

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      there are a lot of issues regarding SEO and Speed caused by WK. Also Scripts are not compressed, and for images in gallery h3 tags will be used...

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