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Tracks Changelog

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

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

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1.76 – February 22, 2021

  • Feature: added three custom icons to the bottom of the Social Media Icons section in the Customizer
  • Feature: added an option to disable the hover highlight effect on the social media icons.
  • Feature: added IMDB, Mastodon, and diaspora* to social icons
  • Fix: embeds (like Twitter) were not aligning properly in the post editor
  • Fix: captions for galleries were not styled properly

1.75 – December 23, 2020

  • Update: added new social media icons for Untappd, Orcid, Strava, and ResearchGate
  • Fix: Media & Text element – paragraphs collapsing into one line of text
  • 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

1.74 – August 13, 2020

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

1.73 – July 23, 2020

  • Fix: “read more” link showing up in RSS feed summaries
  • Fix: privacy-enhanced Youtube embeds with Tracks Pro not working properly

1.72 – May 14, 2020

  • Feature: current menu item now gets highlighted when viewing that page
  • Feature: added support for Elementor Pro’s custom headers and footers
  • Feature: fallback font now displayed instead of nothing while Raleway font is loaded from Google Fonts
  • Update: added a smoothing transition to opacity hover effect on posts
  • Update: improved table styles
  • Update: removed Google Plus from social icons
  • Fix: dropdown select for Last Updated option in post editor was too wide
  • Fix: new social icons block has white icons instead of black

1.71 – November 19, 2019

  • Feature: added Pocket to social icons
  • Fix: PHP notice in WP admin fixed
  • Fix: style fixes for image captions

1.70 – July 31, 2019

  • Update: removed Layout section in Customizer advertising Tracks Pro layouts
  • Update: removed redirect when first activating Tracks
  • Update: changed Customizer ad for Tracks Pro

1.69 – May 7, 2019

  • Feature: added option to display the last date posts were updated
  • Update: added ArtStation social icon
  • Update: added Czech translation
  • Update: shortcodes can now be used in the footer text

1.68 – February 24, 2019

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

1.67 – December 5, 2018

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

1.66 – November 23, 2018

  • Fix: image captions always displaying in one line
  • Fix: Google Fonts not loading in post editor

1.65 – November 19, 2018

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

1.64 – November 5, 2018

  • Update: redesigned Tracks Dashboard
  • Update: changed Customizer ad
  • Update: screenshot changed to 1200x900px instead of 880x660px

1.63 – October 31, 2018

  • Feature: added Discord, Medium, Mixcloud, Patreon, Stack Overflow, and phone to social icons
  • Update: upgrade Font Awesome to version 5.4.2

1.62 – October 18, 2018

  • Fix: fatal PHP error from incorrect function name

1.61 – October 18, 2018

  • Feature: added WooCommerce support
  • Update: reordered social icons in Customizer
  • Update: security enhancements
  • Update: jQuery compatibility updates
  • Update: made social site names translatable
  • Update: added Portuguese translation
  • Update: made custom post type support simpler
  • Fix: date format set in General settings not used on Attachment pages

1.60 – March 23, 2018

  • Feature: added Bitbucket and to social media icons
  • Update: added German and Costa Rican Spanish translation
  • Fix: textures not showing in Tracks Pro

1.59 – August 11, 2017

  • Feature: added full-width page template
  • Update: admin prompt asking for a review after 14 days
  • Update: switched Tracks Pro image in Customizer to a GIF
  • Update: minor security enhancementss
  • Fix: Facebook descriptions created by Yoast no longer included “Read the post…”
  • Fix: styling for author bios on author post archives
  • Fix: Raleway font now loaded in the post editor
  • Fix: style fix for search bar widget in footer

1.58 – June 13, 2017

  • Feature: added Twitch to social icons
  • Update: using WP functions to get “Tracks” name in translatable strings
  • Update: added mobile app ad to theme options page
  • Fix: no longer adding ellipsis after custom excerpts

1.57 – April 3, 2017

  • Update: added hook for new After Main Content widget area in Tracks Pro

1.56 – February 20, 2017

  • Update: added three new social icons: Amazon, Google Wallet, and Yelp
  • Update: added support for 2nd and 3rd tiers in footer menu
  • Update: reduced theme size by compressing screenshot.png file
  • Update: improved excerpt handling (back-end updates)
  • Update: added more context to certain phrases to make translation easier
  • Fix: Customizer links in Tracks Dashboard now works for sites with WP installed in a subdirectory
  • Fix: texture images in Customizer showing properly for sites with WP installed in a subdirectory
  • Fix: comment replies to post author no longer inherit the “(author)” label

1.55 – January 3, 2017

  • Update: updated French translation
  • Update: added Vietnamese translation
  • Update: reduced Tracks’ filesize
  • Update: updated Fitvids for responsive videos

1.54 – December 5, 2016

  • Update: tested & updated for WP 4.7
  • Update: added Snapchat social media icon
  • Update: Tracks dashboard reorganized and improved

1.53 – November 21, 2016

  • Update: added seven new social icons
  • Update: added Slovak translation
  • Update: added redirect to options page with welcome message upon activating Tracks
  • Update: minor style improvements
  • Update: blockquote styling now shown in the editor

1.52 – September 13, 2016

  • Update: many improvements to harden security
  • Fix: comment threading/nesting can now be turned off via the Discussion Settings
  • Fix: additional bug fixes and improvements (see github changelog for more detail)

1.51 – July 11, 2016

  • Update: updated Font Awesome (new Instagram logo)
  • Update: added Persian translation
  • Fix: Search bar hiding input text on RTL sites

1.50 – April 25, 2016

  • Update: updated French translation
  • Update: changed customizer ad style and text

1.49.1 – April 7, 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: updated French translation
  • Update: improvements to heading structure
  • Fix: pagination links now translatable
  • Fix: fixed RTL style issues

1.48 – March 4, 2016

  • Update: added Catalan translation
  • Update: updated French translation
  • Update: Tracks Pro ad in Premium Layouts section now translatable
  • Update: Featured Images in Full-width Images layout are now clickable when displaying the title under the image
  • Update: added a Leave a Review box to the Tracks Dashboard
  • Fix: mobile menu no longer breaks if open and device is rotated
  • Fix: mobile menu no longer out of position if there are two rows of social icons

1.47 – February 10, 2016

  • Feature: added new feature for displaying posts without Featured Images (Appearance > Customize > Additional Options)
  • Feature: new social icon added for a contact form URL
  • Update: posts without Featured Images now show full-width by default
  • Update: Skype social icon now works with Skype’s custom URL protocol
  • Update: update French translation
  • Fix: “Comments closed” message no longer showing outside post box

1.46 – January 27, 2016

  • Update: updated French translation
  • Update: Custom CSS now accepts direct descendant selectors and quotes
  • Fix: removed opacity transition on blog posts to prevent display glitch in IE 11

1.45 – January 11, 2016

  • Update: updates made for upcoming Tracks Pro upgrade
  • Fix: category/tag/author descriptions in archive pages no longer capitalize every word
  • Fix: pagination no longer shows when Jetpack infinite scroll is active
  • Fix: Jetpack infinite scroll “load more” button now always shows beneath posts
  • Fix: Tracks admin styles no longer making Yoast post editor narrow
  • Fix: remove space before periods in Tracks Dashboard page

1.44 – December 22, 2015

  • Feature: option added to change the Read More button’s text
  • 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: adjusted spacing around widgets after post/page content
  • Fix: marked numerous English strings for translation that had been missed
  • Fix: category widget dropdown now has space between title and selector
  • Fix: site title in footer updates instantly too when changed in Customizer
  • Fix: comments display by default on all posts, pages, and attachments

1.43 – November 13, 2015

  • Feature: new option to show Youtube captions by default added to Featured Videos
  • Update: Custom CSS now updates instantly
  • Update: added “for” attribute to comment form labels
  • Update: additional data sanitization for security
  • Update: updated Swedish translation
  • Fix: hide/show option for previous/next post working again
  • Fix: footer now moves down when secondary menu is opened
  • Fix: footer was appearing briefly next to posts in two-column layouts

1.42 – October 25, 2015

  • Update: nicer labels for social media icons in Customizer and User page
  • Update: updated French translations
  • Update: RSS icon now uses square icon version
  • Update: two column layout now works properly with jetpack infinite scroll
  • Update: featured videos now display on the search results page
  • Update: site title and tagline now update instantly in the Customizer
  • Fix: center-aligned images now fill width of content container
  • Fix: return to blog links now lead to blog even if blog isn’t front page
  • Fix: fixed XSS vulnerability on search results page
  • Fix: search box now always shows at bottom of page when infinite scroll is active

1.41 – October 9, 2015

  • Update: added Jetpack infinite scroll support
  • Update: added category descriptions to archive pages
  • Update: added Dutch translation
  • Update: added Swedish translation
  • Update: two-column layout more reliable now
  • Update: git icon switched to Github
  • Update: added 10 new social site icons
  • Fix: Jetpack Carousel gallery now displaying properly and not scrolling to the top of the page when opened
  • Fix: mobile menu no longer has streaks of white in background on certain Android devices
  • Fix: featured videos no longer display after license deactivated

1.40.2 – September 14, 2015

  • Update: added Turkish translation
  • Update: improved gallery styling and markup
  • Update: added more data sanitization/validation for security
  • Fix: empty “Color” section no longer showing up in Customizer
  • Fix: fixed incorrect text domains

1.39 – August 20, 2015

  • Update: exerpts now removed when word count is set to 0
  • Fix: premium layout options showing conditionally based on selected layout again
  • Fix: lazy loading no longer being applied unnecessarily to Post pages

1.38 – August 19, 2015

  • Update: Featured Videos now support shortlink for Youtube controls
  • Update: social icon arrays can now be overridden and filtered in child themes
  • Update: added Danish translation
  • Update: updated Font Awesome to v4.4.0
  • Update: renamed “Logo Upload” section to just “Logo”
  • Update: profile image option removed
  • Fix: avatars added with WP User Avatar always perfect circles now
  • Fix: tagline no longer running into site title at mobile widths
  • Fix: removed unnecessary “menubar” ARIA roles on menus
  • Fix: iframe content no longer overflowing content container at small screen sizes

1.37 – July 6, 2015

  • Feature: added Blog only option for displaying Featured Videos
  • Update: profile image uploader set for removal
  • Update: date format in comments now using global setting like all other dates
  • Update: Customizer returns to Tracks dashboard when accesses with button
  • Update: more video site embeds now supported by Featured Videos upgrade
  • Update: more tags now used even when show full post setting is on (full-width layout only)
  • Update: added Greek translation
  • Update: added Polish translation
  • Update: performance improvements in Customizer
  • Fix: textures no longer disappearing at times in background textures upgrade

1.36 – May 28, 2015

  • Feature: added Youtube controls for Featured Videos: turn on/off the title, related videos, and/or Youtube logo
  • Update: simplified sanitization of featured video URL
  • Update: restyled and reposioned Customizer ad
  • Update: added link to layouts from Premium Layouts section in Customizer
  • Fix: date still showing today’s date in some languages and formats
  • Fix: Full-width Images featured images sometimes not showing
  • Fix: Dailymotion videos not responsive

1.35 – May 10, 2015

  • Update: added German translation
  • Update: removed Tracks menu from admin tool bar
  • Update: dates now work with timestamps and are more reliable across languages
  • Update: ct_tracks_featured_image() greatly simplified
  • Update: content.php greatly simplified
  • Update: move archive header content into template file from index.php
  • Update: search page styles now the same as other archives
  • Fix: still using deprecated functions
  • Fix: search page styles broken for premium layouts

1.34.1 – April 2, 2015

  • Update: vendor prefixes add in menu JS to improve reliability
  • Update: refactored JS to improve performance

1.34 – April 2, 2015

  • Feature: Featured Videos now available for Pages
  • Update: added Spanish translation
  • Update: improved i18n for search results heading
  • Update: search boxes and heading on search results page centered
  • Update: more secure sanitization filter for custom css
  • Update: content functions now easier to override with child themes
  • Update: comment display checked moved from index.php to comments.php
  • Update: toolbar links now lead to ‘https’ versions of
  • Fix: No space before pipeline character (|) in homepage title tag
  • Fix: incorrect default for comment display set in Customizer
  • Fix: unnecessary function setting defaults in database for comment display
  • Fix: post editor styles hooked on front-end and back-end (“init”)
  • Fix: Homepage title tag set unnecessarily when empty
  • Fix: date format set on admin_init instead of after_swith_theme

1.33.1 – February 16, 2015

  • Update: Removed Google Analytics tracking from footer/customizer links

1.33 – February 16, 2015

  • Feature: Full-width Image layout – image size can now be set independently on the blog and post pages
  • Update: improved compatibility with WP 3.8 and below
  • Update: using WP 4.1 preferred method for adding title tag
  • Update: removed Bold Template
  • Update: min-height of page now includes footer height
  • Fix: featured videos set to display on post only not displaying featured image on blog
  • Fix: full-width images in posts not working with captions
  • Fix: floated images at end of posts/pages moving into content below
  • Fix: invalid markup in comments

1.32 – December 19, 2014

  • Update: added WordPress resources to Tracks Dashboard
  • Update: added Russian translation
  • Update: changed Customizer ad text and style
  • Fix: Disqus poor alignment on wide screens
  • Fix: background images not centered
  • Fix: comments closing section markup invalid

1.31 – November 15, 2014

  • Feature: new footer widget area
  • Feature: post images can now be made the full-width of the post (how-to)
  • Feature: prev/next post links can now be hidden from the Customizer
  • Fix: if mobile menu taller than current page, site height expands to fit full menu
  • Fix: backwards compatibility with WP greatly enhanced. Now supporting 3.5 and above
  • Fix: fixed alignment issues with Two-column layout
  • Fix: now compatible with Jetpack gallery functionality
  • Fix: smaller images no longer being loaded on archive pages in Full-width layout

1.30.3 – October 31, 2014

  • Update: Background textures moved into plugin

1.30.1 – October 31, 2014

  • Update: changed how <title> is added to head
  • Fix: changed incorrect get_the_permalink call to get_permalink

1.30 – October 31, 2014

  • Feature: added Bold Template upgrade
  • Update: changed how categories/tags are gotten to reduce plugin incompatibilities
  • Update: added obfuscation to email social icon
  • Fix: name & email inputs in comment form no longer display * if not required
  • Fix: customizer link in Tracks toolbar now uses current page
  • Fix: re-included gallery formatting

1.29 – October 8, 2014

  • Update: added “Tracks Dashboard” section in admin toolbar
  • Update: added small ad for Tracks upgrades in Customizer
  • Update: social icons now fade and slide out of view to prevent overlap when search opened
  • Fix: search icon doesn’t stay lit up until outside click after closing

1.28 – October 4, 2014

Please read this notice concerning your use of the “advanced” widgets before updating to v1.28

  • Feature: Tracks is now internationalized/translation-ready
  • Update: added partial French translation
  • Update: added Weibo and Tencent Weibo to social icons
  • Fix: no longer enqueueing two JS files on Post Editor unless Featured Videos upgrade active
  • Fix: removed trailing comma in Comment display setting
  • Fix: parent menu items no longer require two clicks on mobile

1.27 – October 4, 2014

  • Fix: mobile menu auto-closes if open and resized to desktop width
  • Fix: removed extra parenthesis in featured image markup causing validation errors
  • Fix: social icons clickable again
  • Fix: top-navigation no longer shows when social icons only displaying in footer
  • Fix: bug in Chrome causing hamburger menu icon to display out of position when window resized from desktop to mobile width

1.26 – September 23, 2014

  • Fix: featured video license activation fix
  • Fix: featured video added to licenses page

1.24 – September 23, 2014

  • New Upgrade: Featured Videos
  • Update: refactored styles

1.23 – September 18, 2014

  • Update: bbPress style improvements
  • Fix: 404 with Custom Post Types
  • Fix: improved reliability of Upgrade license activation
  • Fix: comments now aligning properly at over 1280px
  • Fix: archives working again when bbPress active

1.22 – September 13, 2014

  • Feature: Added Footer Text option to Customizer
  • Feature: Added Comment Display option to Customizer
  • Update: Added 1280px max-width to site content and menu
  • Update: Added styling and improved integration for bbPress
  • Update: Added email icon to social icons
  • Fix: site description no longer overlapping logo
  • Fix: site description not showing in mobile menu with dark header active
  • Fix: only showing User social icons and profile image upload to Contributors and above

1.21 – September 3, 2014

  • Fix: Background Textures – textures not fitting properly in 3 columns
  • Fix: Dark header option now affecting mobile menu
  • Fix: Theme Options Licenses page style update

1.20 – August 27, 2014

  • New Upgrade: Background Images
  • New Upgrade: Background Textures
  • Feature: improved hamburger menu icon alignment
  • Update: improved styling for Disqus
  • Update: licensing page improved styling
  • Update: normalized color of elements in header
  • Update: added VK social icon
  • Fix: no longer outputting “uncategorized” category if only category in post pages

1.18 – August 21, 2014

  • Feature: added profile image upload to User menu
  • Feature: added option to hide post author info to Customizer
  • Feature: added Custom CSS option to Customizer
  • Update: Theme Options content and style

1.17 – August 19, 2014

  • Feature: added Post Meta display option to Customizer
  • Update: Search bar now usable on mobile
  • Update: social media icons now open in new tabs
  • Update: only shows bottom search box if Search results has one or more results
  • Fix: stray search icon removed from Search page

1.16 – August 6, 2014

  • Feature: turned lazy loading into opt-in option in Customizer
  • Fix: cleaned up markup errors

1.15 – July 28, 2014

  • Feature: added prev/next pagination to attachment pages
  • Update: better cross-browser compatibility with premium layouts
  • Update: style and copy updates to Theme Options page
  • Fix: made Two-column Images layout more reliable
  • Fix: input styles no longer affecting file and image input types
  • Fix: images in posts now center properly

1.14 – July 21, 2014

  • Feature: added lazy loading
  • Update: refactored functions.js for faster performance
  • Update: rebuilt two column images layout to be more reliable
  • Fix: got rid of 1px black border between post excerpt and featured image
  • Fix: turned off zoom-in on device orientation switch on iOS
  • Fix: attachment page images showing up too small

1.13 – July 5, 2014

  • Feature: added Premium Layouts to customizer
  • Feature: added four premium layouts and licensing system
  • Update: added Theme Options page

1.11 – June 24, 2014

  • Feature: added Secondary and Footer menus
  • Feature: added featured images to Pages
  • Feature: added search bar
  • Feature: added social media icons
  • Update: featured images now maintain consistent aspect ratio
  • Update: added site description output at desktop screen widths

1.10 – June 19, 2014

  • Feature: return to top arrow
  • Feature: image zoom effect
  • Feature: after post content widget area
  • Feature: after page content widget area
  • Fix: mobile nav bug
  • Fix: attachment pages displaying improperly

1.08 – June 12, 2014

  • Fix: blog images no longer showing on same side

1.06 – June 9, 2014

  • Update: updated Hybrid Core to v2.0
  • Update: internationalized search page
  • Update: added search result page language for no results
  • Update: cleaned up conditional logic for IE
  • Update: decreased size of images loaded on homepage
  • Fix: Disqus now working
  • Fix: radio button and checkbox input styling in post content
  • Fix: improper data escaping

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