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Period Changelog

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

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

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1.600 – April 8, 2021

  • Feature: 3 custom social icons added to the bottom of Social Media Icons in the Customizer
  • Feature: added social icons for Mastodon, IMDB, and diaspora*
  • Fix: switched sidebar h1 tag to h2 and widgets inside to h3 to prevent duplicate h1 tags on the page
  • Fix: embeds misaligned in the post editor

1.500 – December 23, 2020

  • Fix: font line-height issues affecting block groups

1.400 – December 16, 2020

  • Update: added Orcid, Strava, and ResearchGate to social icons
  • Fix: mobile menu not opening on some times

1.300 – August 26, 2020

  • Update: added Untappd to the social media icons
  • Fix: Period Pro Pro ad was showing up in the MailOptin form customizer
  • Fix: unaligned images in editor displaying all the way to the left in WP 5.5
  • Fix: code elements inside pre elements had the first line only indented
  • Fix: the “read more” button was being added to excerpts in the RSS feed
  • Fix: scroll-to-top arrow left focus in the site footer after being clicked

1.290 – April 24, 2020

  • Update: backup font now displayed while loading Google Fonts
  • Update: styles added for table captions
  • Update: removed Google Plus from social icons
  • Update: email and phone social icons now display contact info when hovered over
  • Fix: Dutch translation fix
  • Fix: color fix for new social links block

1.280 – November 18, 2019

  • Feature: added bbPress support
  • Feature: added Pocket to social icons
  • Feature: added ArtStation to social icons
  • Feature: added support for wide image blocks
  • Feature: added new landing page template
  • Feature: added support for Elementor Pro’s custom headers & footers
  • Update: added Arabic translation
  • Update: added Polish translation
  • Update: renamed “Show/Hide Elements” customizer section to “Display Controls”
  • Update: removed welcome redirect when activating Period
  • Update: Front Page customizer section now called “Homepage Settings”
  • Update: improve table styles
  • Fix: removed PHP error notice in the dashboard
  • Fix: menu dropdown errors not displaying correctly for right-to-left language websites
  • Fix: dropdown menu in “last updated” post option was too wide
  • Fix: button block text white instead of gray
  • Fix: optin checkbox below comment form now displaying on one line
  • Fix: source links added by Featured Image Captions plugin easier to see
  • Fix: image caption style fixes
  • Fix: removed pingback notice below page content

1.270 – February 24, 2019

  • Feature: added option to display the “last updated” date on posts
  • Update: shortcodes can now be used in the Footer Text feature added by Period Pro
  • Fix: posts showing today’s date on non-English sites using WP 5.1

1.260 – December 18, 2018

  • Update: classic editor size adapts to full-width page template

1.250 – December 5, 2018

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

1.240 – November 20, 2018

  • Update: full Gutenberg compatibility
  • Update: styled classic post editor like front-end

1.230 – November, 5 2018

  • Update: redesigned Period Dashboard
  • Update: changed Customizer ad

1.220 – October 24, 2018

  • Fix: dropdown menu indicator not showing

1.210 – October 15, 2018

  • Feature: added WooCommerce support
  • Feature: added scroll-to-top arrow option to Customizer
  • Feature: added Bitbucket,, Stack Overflow, Discord, Mixcloud, Medium, and phone to social icons
  • Update: reordered social icons in Customizer
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Update: jQuery compatibility updates
  • Update: made social site names translatable

1.200 – May 10, 2018

  • Fix: PHP 5.2 compatibility fix

1.11 – May 9, 2018

  • Feature: layouts can now be assigned globally for posts, pages, the blog, and archives

1.10 – December 7, 2017

  • Fix: layout thumbnails fixed in Customizer

1.09 – August 10, 2017

  • Feature: added full-width page template
  • Update: added Brazilian Portuguese translation
  • Update: admin prompt asking for a review after 14 days
  • Update: PressPad News ad included in Period options page
  • Update: switched Period Pro image in Customizer to a GIF
  • Update: new layout images in Customizer
  • Update: added styling for Disqus
  • Fix: Facebook descriptions created by Yoast no longer included “Continue reading…”
  • Fix: sticky post status no longer shows in search results
  • Fix: styling for author bios on author post archives

1.08 – April 28, 2017

  • Feature: added four new social icons – Yelp, Google Wallet, Amazon, and Twitch
  • Update: disambiguated translation strings to make translating easier
  • Update: licensing updates in readme.txt
  • Fix: no longer including ellipsis after custom excerpts

1.07 – January 10, 2017

  • Update: Turkish translation added
  • Update: updated fitvids for responsive videos
  • Update: added styling for Featured Image Captions plugin
  • Update: added “aria-hidden” to ornamental icons
  • Fix: drop-down menus now work on touch enabled devices
  • Fix: white line on left side of Featured Images in RTL display fixed
  • Fix: excerpt no longer placed in one line when more tag included in paragraph

1.06 – December 5, 2016

  • Update: tested & updated for WP 4.7
  • Update: added 8 new social media icons
  • Update: added Russian translation
  • Update: now redirecting to Period dashboard upon activation
  • Update: Period dashboard reorganized and improved
  • Update: updated style & copy of Period Pro ad in Customizer

1.05 – October 11, 2016

  • Update: security enhancements
  • Update: added German translation
  • Update: added Dutch translation
  • Update: added Japanese translation
  • Fix: threading/nesting in comments can now be turned off (incomplete in last update)

1.04 – August 30, 2016

  • Update: “Return to Blog” post navigation link now leads to blog even if not on homepage
  • Update: updated Font Awesome icon font for social icons (new Instagram logo)
  • Fix: Threading/nesting in comments can now be turned off
  • Fix: Featured Images displaying properly now on Pages in Internet Explorer

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