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2023 December Product Updates

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Last updated on May 14th 2024
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2023 December Product Updates

As we kick off a brand-new year, we sincerely thank you for your unwavering support. December, a month filled with joy and festivities, allowed us to reflect on our journey and gear up for the exciting prospects ahead.

Reflecting on the past, we're excited to share that in 2023, we started an experiment – monthly articles highlighting each month's product updates and new features for our Joomla extensions. The response has been fantastic, and we're thrilled to continue this practice into 2024. It serves as a valuable recap for our customers and acts as a diary for us, fostering reflection as the years pass. We eagerly anticipate the insights and experiences this practice will bring in the coming year!

Looking back, we invite you to catch up on the significant updates from the entire year: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.

In the spirit of the holiday season, our December Product Updates focused on enhancing the stability and optimization of our existing products. Rather than introducing new features, these updates ensure a smoother experience across our product suite.

Advanced Custom Fields

In our unwavering dedication to ensuring seamless compatibility between ACF and YooTheme, building upon the numerous enhancements unveiled in November, we proudly announce even more strides in our December release.

Improvements in YooTheme Support:

  • Enhanced Handling with Falang Extension: Experience smoother integration with YooTheme, especially when used with the Falang extension – a Joomla multilingual extension.
  • Gallery Field Ordering Fix: Resolved an issue where the ordering of items in ACF Gallery Field was not respected, ensuring a more consistent and predictable photo gallery display.
  • Country Field Support: We're thrilled to announce the addition of support for the ACF Country field, expanding the range of customization options available.

File Upload Field Improvements

  • Preserving Line Breaks in Descriptions: We ensure that new lines are no longer stripped out in the file upload description, allowing you to maintain content structure seamlessly.
  • Subform Support Enhancement: Experience an improved File Upload Field with enhanced subform support, providing a more robust and versatile solution for managing your files.

Convert Forms

Convert Forms brings a series of enhancements to ensure a more streamlined and efficient experience for your Joomla forms. Here are the key highlights of December:

  • GetResponse Integration Improvements Elevate your email marketing game with enhanced GetResponse integration. Enjoy a smoother workflow and improved Convert Forms and GetResponse communication for more effective lead management.
  • {convertforms} Shortcode Rendering Enhancement: We've refined the {convertforms} shortcode rendering, ensuring it's no longer left unparsed. Experience improved compatibility and seamless integration when embedding forms using the shortcode.
  • Honeypot Field Issue Resolution: A critical fix has been implemented for the Honeypot field. Under certain circumstances where the user's Custom CSS is invalid, the honeypot field may incorrectly display when it's supposed to be hidden. This issue has been addressed to maintain the intended functionality.
  • Form Duplication on Joomla 5: For Joomla 5 users, we've resolved an issue where duplicating a form was not functioning as expected. Now, enjoy the convenience of duplicating forms effortlessly, enhancing your form creation and management process.

These updates reaffirm our commitment to making Convert Forms the best contact form Joomla extension in the market. We strive to provide unparalleled functionality and a user-friendly experience, ensuring that Convert Forms remains your top choice for seamlessly creating and managing forms on your Joomla website.

Google Structured Data

In our December update for Google Structured Data, we addressed key issues and introduced improvements to ensure your website's structured data is optimized for maximum visibility:

  • Video Schema Timezone Compatibility: We've resolved an issue with the Video Schema, ensuring that the video’s published date now respects the site's timezone.
  • Item Duplication in Joomla 5: For Joomla 5 users, we've fixed an issue that previously hindered the duplication of structured data items. Now, enjoy seamless duplication functionality, streamlining your content creation process.
  • Property Mapping with ACF Fields: We've addressed an issue related to schema property mapping. When mapping a schema property with an ACF Gallery or ACF File Upload, both custom fields return the correct valid URL.
  • GTIN Schema Support for Virtuemart: Our Virtuemart integration is enhanced with added support for the GTIN schema property. Now, leverage this improvement to enhance your product data, contributing to a more comprehensive and accurate representation in search results.

EngageBox

As far as EngageBox is concerned, we have been working hard preparing for an upcoming groundbreaking addition set to be unveiled in January — the Conditional Content Shortcode. This feature promises to elevate your engagement strategies to new heights. Keep an eye out for the official announcement, as we've already introduced it as a BETA version in our community on Facebook.

While no new features or improvements were introduced in December due to our focus on this groundbreaking addition, we addressed an issue related to the Spanish translation, which could disrupt the form builder due to some invalid characters. This fix ensures the continued stability and functionality of EngageBox for our Spanish-speaking users.

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