Changelog

Upcoming fixes and features

⚠️ Warning: Smart Slider 3.5 is not backwards compatible! Before upgrading check the possible issues and their solutions you might see after updating to 3.5.

3.5.0.9

2021.06.09
  • 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.

3.5.0.8

2021.05.31
  • 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: YouTube generator playlist picker caused JavaScript error.
  • 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: Reveal animation on empty layer caused a JavaScript error.
  • 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.

3.5.0.7

2021.05.19.
  • 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

3.5.0.6

2021.05.11.
  • 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
  • Fix: 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

3.5.0.5

2021.05.06.
  • Feature: Frontend inline JavaScript async support
  • 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

3.5.0.4

2021.05.04.
  • 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

3.5.0.3

2021.04.29.
  • 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

3.5.0.2

2021.04.27.
  • 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
  • Removed: Async and Combine JavaScript option.
  • Other: Spanish translation updated

3.5.0.1beta

2021.04.15.
  • 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

3.5.0.0beta

2021.04.14.
  • 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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