Upcoming fixes and features
- Feature: From now on your can set an Alt tag for the Slide Thumbnail.
- Fix: Absolute positioned layers didn't rotate in the Free version.
- Fix: Workaround adjusted for the Safari bug which makes non-fullwidth rows create unnecessary line wrap.
- Fix: Ken Burns effect wasn't smooth in latest Firefox.
- Fix: Slider and slide title fields are sanitized.
- Fix: Date formats at Joomla generator are removed from localization.
- Fix: Arrow style didn't work in preview in the Free version.
- Fix: Empty background color caused PHP error.
- Fix: Force fullwidth slider might appeared offscreen in rare cases.
- Fix: Compatibility fix for Admin 2020 plugin.
- Fix: Slider flickered in Gutenberg editor in rare cases.
- Fix: Nested, not full width Absolute layer width couldn't be changed.
- Other: Editor role on WordPress no longer gets access to Smart Slider on new installations.
- Fix: Better handling of "last saved tab" in edit slider. As a result, newly imported sliders always open on the General tab.
- Fix: Animated heading layer won't create unnecessary space before the After Text.
- Fix: Advanced position messed up the Text bar width and height.
- Fix: Showcase and Carousel slider type didn't always switch properly using touch.
- Fix: Twenty Seventeen theme conflict with Scroll to Slider option.
- Fix: Divi Builder plugin caused problems with the align and max width options.
- Fix: Arrow style couldn't be edited if previous arrow was disabled.
- Fix: Self align is not honored in rows which are hidden on desktop.
- Fix: Slide with too wide content might rendered wider on mobile.
- Fix: Horizontal mouse wheel control conflicted with scrolling on horizontal thumbnail.
- Fix: Text wrapped wrong in Safari due to calculation problem.
- Fix: Columns will again auto-break if the row is not full width.
- Fix: Horizontal negative margins on Default positioned layers now affect the width of the layer.
- Fix: Inner align and Align wasn't working properly on RTL.
- Fix: Force fullwidth calculation is fixed on RTL.
- Fix: Text animation messed up HTML tags in Heading layer.
- Fix: Object-position: interit removed, as HTML validators identified it as an error.
- Fix: Full width image box layer in non-fullwidth row didn't size properly.
- Fix: Loading animation wasn't centered on iOS.
- Fix: Non-fullwidth row caused unnecessary line wrap in Safari.
- Fix: Slider size was wrong in Partice effect preview.
- Fix: Arrow control positioned the arrows wrongly on RTL.
- Fix: Simple type slider with no animation causes the slide background image to flash in iOS Safari.
- Fix: Bullet in Above and Below position caused CLS.
- Fix: Text bar control won't display until it has content to display. (Prevents the empty text bar to flash in during slider loading.)
- Fix: Slider loaded for a moment even if it was hidden on the current device.
- Fix: Fade background animation had a "flicker-like" zoom movement on start and finish.
- Fix: Browser compatibility check is improved, so it doesn't throw a compatibility error in Ubuntu Chrome.
- Fix: Unit picker dropdown is removed from margin and padding, as only the px unit is supported since 3.5.
- Fix: Alt text was visible in Firefox before the background image loaded.
- Feature: Mbstring PHP extension replacement
- Feature: Legacy support for absolute font size modifier
- Fix: WP Rocket compatibility
- Fix: PHP8 possible PHP error fix
- Fix: Safari arrow alignment
- Fix: Safari linebreak in auto width row
- Fix: HTML entity in progress, counter layers
- Fix: Alignment issues
- Fix: iOS WebP fix
- Fix: RSS generator with empty offset
- Fix: Row stretch
- Fix: Image layer increased slide height
- Fix: Device specific layer margin
- Fix: Thumbnail control
- Fix: Controls in above and below placements
- Fix: M4A files on Safari
- Fix: Link → NextSlider option with non-instant sliders
- Fix: Mouse wheel slide switching
- Fix: Fullpage slider bevior
- Fix: Video layer without cover image
- Fix: Avoiding possible misconfiguration caused errors
- Fix: Slide editor's layer drag and drop
- Fix: Slider groups
- Fix: Image drop slide creation
- Fix: Mobile accessibility
- Fix: Device specific align inherit
- Fix: Empty animated Text bar won't flash anymore
- Fix: Rare cases when the px was removed from 0px in the inline CSS
- Fix: iFrame layer loading
- Fix: Compatibility fix for A3 Lazy Loading
- Fix: Force full width on RTL sites
- Fix: Go To Slide ID when used to go to a slide of another slider
- Fix: Vertical Text bar
- Fix: Compatibility fix for Newspaper theme's tagDiv Composer
- Fix: Slide background excluded from 3rd party lazy loading plugins
- Fix: Right align and disabled Clear after
Adjust slider width to now checks whether the entered selector exists
- Fix: Force fullwidth in Divi's frontend editor
- Fix: Hidden slider won't leave its placeholder
- Feature: Async non-primary CSS
- Fix: Slider type change from Simple to Showcase
- Fix: Slide content wrongly positioned in full screen view
- Fix: LiteSpeed cache > Generate Critical CSS
- Fix: Audio layer with disabled controls, volume and progress bar
- Fix: Carousel in RTL
- Fix: Carousel thumbnail control
- Fix: Flatsome theme conflict with our Shape dividers
- Fix: Ken Burns + Lazy loading
- Fix: Autop + new full width algorithm
- Fix: Loop animation rotate
- Feature: Slider background image resize
- Feature: Slide background image resize Medium and Small height
- Feature: RSS generator Offset option
- Fix: Image layer fix height
- Fix: SVG image in Firefox
- Fix: Transition layer cropping during animation
- Fix: Slide
Hide On device
- Fix: Blur fit fill mode with background animation
- Fix: WooCommerce Blocks conflict
- Fix: JMG Disable Google Font conflict
- Fix: Text animation spacing
- Fix: Lazy Loading
- Fix: Alias scroll
- Fix: Slide background codes made stronger to avoid 3rd party override
- Fix: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function get() on null
- Fix: Audio file in export
- Fix: Audio layer in WordPress
- Fix: Device specific layer height
- Removed: Lazy loading → Load neighbor from Showcase and Carousel
- Feature: Accessibility for slide, row and column link
- Feature: Retina background image support
- Feature: Boxed layout Border and Border Radius
- Feature: Spinner for lazy loading and lightbox when needed
- Fix: Main animation on mouse drag/touch
- Fix: Autoptimize combine can now properly combine our files
- Fix: Animated heading on editor load
- Fix: Slide switching with anchor
- Fix: Carousel Justify slides → Center option
- Fix: Absolute layer delay in editor
- Other: Spanish translation updated
- Feature: Showcase type Side Spacing
- Feature: Aria-label field to row, col and slide
- Fix: Absolute layer positioning in Row
- Fix: Play when visible on small sliders at the bottom
- Fix: Image box layer full with option
- Fix: Shape divider size in editor and preview now match
- Removed: Ctype digit dependency
- Async is now enabled by default
- New: Webp support for slide and slider background images
- New: WebP support for image layers, slide, row and column backgrounds
- New: Speed improvements
- New: Custom thumbnail size for each device
- Feature: RSEventsPro itemID field
- Feature: Aria label for Icon layer
- Fix: Compatibility with E-Transactions plugin
- Fix: Compatibility with Cachify plugin
- Fix: Compatibility with Woodmart theme
- Fix: Compatibility with Flatsome theme
- Fix: PHP 7.4 compatibility checker warnings fixed
- Fix: Classic Editor sidebar
- Fix: Slider group cache is cleared properly when sliders are moved in and out
- Removed: jQuery dependency
- Removed: Simple type → dynamic slide height based on background image
- Removed: Simple type → Main animation parallax option
- Removed: Carousel type → Vertical animation
- Removed: Thumbnail control → Invert group direction
- Removed: Thumbnail → minimum thumbnail count.
- Removed: Controls → desktop/tablet/mobile size.
- Removed: Settings → Framework → CSS mode.
- Removed: Settings → Framework → disable GSAP frontend
- Removed: Fade on load
- Removed: px+
- Removed: Non adaptive font resizing (Everything will be adaptive from now on)
- Removed: Retina background images
- Removed: Slide background image fill mode → tile
- Removed: Animated heading Typewriter 2 effect due to GSAP bug
- Removed: The following generators were removed: Dribbble, Cobalt CCK, JReviews, Jomsocial, Zoo, Jcart/Joocart, JMarket, JAuction
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