Smart Podcast Player Release Notes

Version 2.5.0

  • Major upgrade to mobile STP design: Reduce top-to-bottom blank spaces, added space for image, etc.
  • Added additional speed options: 1.25x, 1.75x, .75x
  • Added subscription buttons to STP
  • Fixed text selection bug when clicking controls
  • Fixed downloading issue for some browsers
  • Fixed issue with Constant Contact email integration
  • Fixed conflict with Ninja Forms
  • Option to hide SPP logo while loading full player

 

Version 2.4.0

  • Updated email capture feature for GDPR requirements
  • Improved loading performance of latest episode track player
  • Increased amount of show notes displayed in full player
  • Added support for RSS files with extra whitespace at start
  • Fix to RSS subscription link in full player
  • Fix to search functionality
  • Added fix for Squarespace feeds
  • Reduced database usage
  • Fix for some design issues in iOS
  • Added Finnish support and updated French translation

 

Version 2.3.0

  • New email list signup feature
  • Show notes take up more space in full player
  • Track player data retrieved preferentially from RSS feed
  • Download issue on Safari/iOS fixed
  • Added option to turn off track player marquee
  • Added option to hide tags/keywords
  • Added time-based callbacks to Javascript API
  • Better loading procedure on pages with multiple track players
  • Fix for themes that alter _.template’s delimiters
  • Fix for Episode Details not appearing in full in mobile full player
  • Fixed for ” characters in show name/artist name
  • Fix for running with the Beaver Builder plugin
  • Fix for the UX Editor in the Flatsome theme
  • Fix for track players where title is a number

 

Version 2.2.0

  • New design and animation for play/pause button
  • Autolinkification of URLs in show notes
  • Added STP background options to shortcode builder
  • Streamlined update and license checks
  • Added framework for error reporting
  • Loads correctly when using Cloudflare Rocket Loader
  • Moved JS/CSS version number from query string to file name
  • Support for M4A in STP
  • Added version to JS object and version checking
  • Fix for RSS link in full player
  • Fix for dynamic loading of SPP using initialize()
  • Fix for editor in Kallyas themes and Thrive Content Builder
  • Fix for featured episode in cache and after first page
  • Fix for Soundcloud with secret tokens

 

Version 2.1.0

  • Improved loading speed for full player
  • Added Twitter sharing options: via username, tweet text
  • Fixes to permalink and hashtag options when social sharing
  • Assets are only loaded on pages that include a player
  • Added Javascript API with initialize() function
  • Fix to speed change when advancing to next track
  • Added fallback for failed license checks
  • When no options are under it, “…” button gives show notes
  • Fix for Safari bug with blurred background
  • Multiple Fixes to CSS

 

Version 2.0.0

  • Complete redesign of front end for more intuitive, modern look
  • Added search functionality to playlist
  • Added roll back/roll forward buttons
  • Improved share/subscribe links
  • More options for player colors/backgrounds
  • Use SVGs for most images for better resolution
  • Option to use mobile players on desktop browsers
  • Compatible with PHP 7

 

Version 1.5.4

  • Compatible with iOS 10
  • Fix for timestamps slightly off
  • Fix for double loading of Javascript
  • Fix for errors while running with PHP errors shown
  • Feed fetching is now done asynchronously in full player

 

Version 1.5.0

  • Added drag-to-seek functionality on mobile devices
  • Added timestamp when hovering (desktop) or dragging (mobile)
  • Added tags to full player for all feeds with
  • Fix for phantom download issue from mobile devices
  • Improved page load performance of smart_track_player_latest
  • Fix for show notes button not working on mobile devices
  • Fix for ‘&’ in show title when using email social option
  • Style bugfixes: image border radius, button colors, text in dark theme
  • Fix for marquee jump on OS X browsers
  • Added advanced option for injecting assets into HTML
  • Added workaround for servers with older versions of cURL
  • Streamlined package by removing unused assets

Version 1.4.0

  • Added options for episode timer: up, down, or not shown
  • Added option to not display episode numbers in SPP playlist
  • Added options for STP progress bar color when loading and playing
  • Added ability to stick an STP to the top of the page while scrolling
  • Added partial support for M4A podcasts
  • Added workaround for broken feeds in WordPress 4.5 update
  • Fixed STP width bug when resizing windows
  • Fixed STP width bug when using players of multiple widths
  • Improved performance of dynamically-generated CSS
  • Improved performance of pages with multiple Soundcloud STPs
  • Fix for missing artist in track player
  • Added option for adding assets directly to HTML
  • Fixed text color bug in show notes
  • Fixed permalink option for email sharing
  • Added workaround for certain Feedpress feeds
  • Added workaround for pages that load jQuery more than once

Version 1.3.0

  • Added ability to feature an episode in Smart Podcast Player
  • Enabled scrolling for long title or artist in Smart Track Player
  • Added option to limit the number of episodes shown
  • Improved performance of latest track player
  • Added option to hide the listen counter in SPP
  • Mitigated compatibility issues with Thrive Content Builder
  • Specified zero padding around images
  • Fixed some naming conflicts with Javascript function ‘style’
  • Fixed bug in latest track player when using feeds.soundcloud.com

Version 1.2.0

  • Added functionality for Smart Track Player to play the latest track from a feed
  • Overhauled the player default settings page
  • Improved the shortcode builders
  • Added SPP cache busting button to settings page
  • Added a selector for where in the RSS feed the show notes come from
  • Option to override theme’s CSS within player
  • Mitigated some themes’/plugins’ conflicts with WP Color Picker
  • Added workaround for servers without PHP mb_string
  • Fixed scope resolution bug affecting some servers
  • Fixed SPP cache clearing bug
  • Improved visual design when more than four sharing buttons are in SPP