Version 6.3.4 is ready and available for you to download or update through the WordPress admin. This version focused on improving the user interface and experience.
User Interface Improvements
As part of our efforts to maintain consistency across browsers, we did a full audit and improvement of our “Test Results” modal. Styles are now consistent and provide a clean look regardless of your device.
We moved more of our plugin logic to specifically target the tools page and thus keep it from conflicting with other plugins or themes. We no longer use the Lodash library bundled with WordPress core, which reduces bundle sizes and assures future compatibility.
Prior to PHP 5.3, anonymous functions were not supported for use with filters and actions. Now that the minimum WordPress required version of PHP is 5.6, the days of adding verbose filters are over. It’s with this in mind that we’ve refreshed all of our developer documentation to use anonymous functions.
Update Endpoint Improvements
Previously our update endpoint relied on WordPress Core passing the current plugin’s version to request for updates. Going forward, we use our own version constant. This assures the endpoint always uses the correct version without possible inconsistencies created by filters. It also guarantees your site will only request updates when needed and not do unnecessary work.
We also improved user agent handling to prevent valid requests from being blocked due to slight differences in user agent strings.
Changelog Links To Blog
If you head over to the changelog, you’ll find that many of the minor versions are now linked to the appropriate release blog. Click the link and you’ll get the full release notes for each version.
- Improved consistency of styles between basic and PRO versions.
- Introduced a readme for our translation process to streamline outside contributions.
- Tested to WordPress Core 5.7.2.