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Chosen Changelog

This is a user-friendly changelog for the Chosen WordPress theme. It’s written in non-technical language and will let you know what’s new in Chosen.

If you want a detailed technical version of the changelog, you can view the Chosen commit history on Github.

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1.47 – April 16, 2021

  • Feature: added 3 custom social icons to the bottom of Social Media Icons in the Customizer
  • Feature: added option to use the mobile menu for all screen sizes (available in Additional Options)
  • Feature: added IMDB, Mastodon, and diaspora* to social media icons
  • Fix: embeds were misaligned in the post editor

1.46 – December 23, 2020

  • Update: added new social media icons for Untappd, Orcid, Strava, and ResearchGate
  • Fix: scroll-to-top arrow wasn’t resetting keyboard focus to the top of the page
  • Fix: code elements had the first line indented to the right
  • Fix: no longer adding ‘more link’ to RSS feeds

1.45 – August 13, 2020

  • Fix: images in the editor sat too far to the left when not assigned an alignment (WP 5.5)

1.44 – May 27, 2020

  • Feature: added two new page templates to make landing page creation with page builder plugins easier
  • Feature: added support for Elementor Pro’s custom headers & footers
  • Update: email and phone social icons now display contact info when hovered over
  • Update: added styles for table captions
  • Fix: pagination not working properly with WooCommerce
  • Fix: no longer outputting Customizer ad when customizing a MailOptin form
  • Fix: text color fix for new social links block

1.43 – February 20, 2020

  • Update: removed Google Plus from social icons
  • Fix: pagination sometimes showing an extra page
  • Fix: layout fixes for sites using a right-to-left language

1.42 – January 13, 2020

  • Feature: added Pocket to social icons
  • Update: improved table styles
  • Update: backup font showed now while Google Fonts loads
  • Update: removed welcome redirect when activating Chosen
  • Update: Front Page section in Customizer now named “Homepage Settings”
  • Fix: removed PHP error notice in the dashboard
  • Fix: corrected color of text in default button blocks
  • Fix: optin checkbox below comments now displays in one line
  • Fix: image caption style fix
  • Fix: “last update” option had a dropdown menu that was too wide

1.41 – July 17, 2019

  • Fix: another fix for the post date on non-English sites

1.40 – July 15, 2019

  • Fix: posts with Yoast SEO meta descriptions but no custom excerpt would remove the og:description tag

1.39 – July 8, 2019

  • Update: added ArtStation to social icons
  • Update: new French translation
  • Fix: post dates potentially incorrect by a few hours
  • Fix: pagination on homepage displaying fewer pages
  • Fix: pagination leading to 404 error on last page

1.38 – February 24, 2019

  • Fix: incorrect text domains

1.37 – February 24, 2019

  • Fix: posts showing today’s date on non-English sites using WP 5.1

1.36 – February 22, 2019

  • Feature: added option to display the “last updated” date for posts
  • Feature: added bbPress compatibility for forums
  • Update: Footer Text feature added by Chosen Pro now supports shortcodes
  • Fix: top border missing from current menu item if first menu item in mobile menu

1.35 – December 4, 2018

  • Update: added Goodreads icon
  • Fix: Gutenberg compatibility fixes

1.34 – November 12, 2018

  • Update: added support for all Gutenberg blocks
  • Update: classic editor and Gutenberg editor styled like front-end

1.33 – November 2, 2018

  • Update: redesigned Chosen Dashboard
  • Update: changed Customizer ad
  • Update: added Patreon and Medium to social icons
  • Update: added Dutch translation

1.32 – October 11, 2018

  • Fix: dropdown icons displaying improperly in second tier of menu
  • Fix: third-tier menus unusable on RTL sites

1.31 – October 8, 2018

  • Fix: social icons missing when Elementor active

1.30 – October 4, 2018

  • Fix: dropdown indicator in menu not showing

1.29 – October 1, 2018

  • Feature: added scroll-to-top arrow to Customizer
  • Update: added, Mixcloud, Discord, Bitbucket, Stack Overflow, and phone to social icons
  • Update: support for WooCommerce image gallery features added
  • Update: jQuery compatibility updates
  • Update: added Italian translation
  • Update: added Polish translation
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Update: mobile menu is now keyboard accessible
  • Update: upgraded to Font Awesome 5.2
  • Fix: social site names translatable
  • Fix: compatibility update for Jetpack infinite scroll feature
  • Fix: 404 template style fix

1.28 – December 8, 2017

  • Update: compatibility updates for upcoming Chosen Gamer child theme

1.27 – August 16, 2017

  • Feature: added full-width page template
  • Update: styling for Disqus added
  • Fix: styling for author bios on author post archives
  • Fix: review prompt now dismisses permanently when “X” button clicked
  • Fix: sticky post status no longer shows in search results

1.26 – July 24, 2017

  • Fix: Yoast SEO no longer includes “Continue ReadingPost Title” in Facebook description
  • Fix: sidebar in WooCommerce account pages no longer overlaps main content at mobile screen widths

1.25 – July 7, 2017

  • Feature: added WooCommerce support!
  • Fix: review request admin message can be hidden permanently by pressing the X

1.24 – June 9, 2017

  • Update: simplified template routing function
  • Update: added admin notice to request review after 14 days
  • Update: added mobile app ad to theme options page
  • Update: switched Chosen Pro image in Customizer to a GIF

1.23 – March 22, 2017

  • Update: added Twitch social icon
  • Fix: ellipsis no longer displayed after custom excerpts

1.22.1 – March 8, 2017

  • Update: add three new social icons – Google Wallet, Amazon, Yelp
  • Update: added “aria-hidden” role to ornamental icons
  • Update: added more context to certain phrases to make translation easier
  • Update: improved excerpt handling (back-end updates)
  • Update: increased resolution and compressed screenshot.png
  • Update: updated Fitvids
  • Fix: Customizer link in Chosen Dashboard now works for sites with WP installed in a subdirectory
  • Fix: replies to comments by the post author no longer inherit “(author)” label

1.21 – December 5, 2016

  • Update: tested & updated for WP 4.7
  • Update: added Snapchat social media icon
  • Update: Chosen dashboard reorganized and improved
  • Update: now redirecting to Chosen dashboard upon activation
  • Update: copy and style updates to Chosen Pro customizer ad

1.20 – November 21, 2016

  • Feature: added seven new social icons
  • Updated: updated for upcoming WordPress 4.7

1.19 – October 5, 2016

  • Update: added German translation
  • Update: security updates
  • Update: stopped displaying sticky status in search results
  • Fix: comment threading/nesting can now be disabled
  • Fix: fixed post count on archive pages when using extra wide post

1.18 – July 26, 2016

  • Fix: Featured Images on Pages in Internet Explorer now displaying properly when using “natural dimensions” size (Chosen Pro feature)

1.17 – July 14, 2016

  • Update: updated Font Awesome icon font for social icons (new Instagram logo)
  • Fix: dropdown menus now accessible on large touchscreens (iPad landscape mode)

1.16 – April 8, 2016

  • Update: attachment pages now show full size version of images, descriptions, and captions
  • Update: improvements to heading structure
  • Update: logo now uses image’s alt text if available
  • Update: updated Font Awesome to 4.5
  • Update: social icons now have text for screen readers
  • Update: removed redundant “title” attribute on site title
  • Update: added styling for Featured Image Captions plugin
  • Update: added link to Skype link protocol reference in Social Media Icons section
  • Update: update Customizer ad copy and design
  • Fix: pagination links now translatable
  • Fix: fixed spacing on post nav when previous post has a long title

1.15 – March 10, 2016

  • Update: update Customizer ad copy and design

1.14 – February 13, 2016

  • Update: added new social icon for contact form URL
  • Update: added support for Skype’s special URL protocol in social icons
  • Update: added box in Chosen Dashboard for leaving a review
  • Update: removed locked Customizer sections
  • Fix: “comments closed” message now always contained in comments section
  • Fix: theme info no longer included .pot file to avoid translation errors
  • Fix: IE 11 “x” icon no longer shows under magnifying glass in header search bar

1.13 – January 19, 2016

  • Fix: no longer showing last post on page one of blog on page two of blog
  • Fix: Yoast SEO post editor full-width again
  • Fix: pagination hidden when Jetpack infinite scroll active

1.12 – December 22, 2015

  • Feature: option added to change the Read More button’s text
  • Feature: option to add post author name to byline
  • Feature: new search bar option added
  • Feature: added support for Yoast SEO breadcrumbs
  • Update: additional data sanitization/validation for enhanced security
  • Update: refactored, cleaned up, and reformatted code across entire project
  • Update: links in posts given underlines to be easier to see
  • Update: Custom CSS in the Customizer now updates instantly
  • Fix: marked numerous English strings for translation that had been missed
  • Fix: error message no longer displays in Customizer if site has no pages
  • Fix: option to reset Customizer options now only resets Chosen’s options
  • Fix: fixed styling of 404 error page
  • Fix: comment pagination older/newer links now sit in one line
  • Fix: “sticky” status no longer overlaps title of posts without featured images
  • Fix: page 2 and older of blog now accounts for extra wide post on homepage

1.11 – November 13, 2015

  • Update: compatibility update for upcoming Featured Image Size feature in Chosen Pro

1.10 – November 6, 2015

  • Feature: archive headers now display descriptions
  • Update: added 10 new social icons
  • Update: improved gallery styles
  • Update: attachment pages now have page-specific classes on body element
  • Update: added compatibility with Jetpack infinite scroll
  • Update: added more data sanitization for security purposes
  • Update: “git” icon switched to “github”
  • Update: social icon labels in Customizer now capitalized
  • Update: featured images now compatible with plugins made to interact with them
  • Fix: Jetpack carousel no longer scrolls to top of page when image is clicked
  • Fix: pagination no longer shows when only one page of results
  • Fix: fixed fatal error on WordPress versions 4.1 and older from wp_script_add_data function
  • Fix: fixed missing gap between columns on archive pages
  • Fix: post/page layout no longer broken when last element is floated
  • Fix: search results page XSS vulnerability fixed
  • Fix: return to blog links now lead to blog even when homepage is a static page

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