Update: Backlight 5.1.0

Backlight 5.1.0 is now available. And it’s a big one!

The code base is now compatible with the new PHP 8.2. Pretty dry, but important for longevity, and it required substantial work. Ben will be haunted by the trauma for years to come.

We now have Backdown tags, “logged-in”, “logged-out” and “logout”.

    Will only display when a user is logged in.

    Will only display when a user is logged out.

Meanwhile, “logout” will create a link to log-out a user.

  Click to log out: [logout]

There are new Admin RSS feeds for Contacts, Feedback, and Orders. You can subscribe to these in an RSS reader, but these become really powerful when used as event triggers for services like Zapier or IFTTT. I’ll be sharing a tutorial on this soon!

Finally, the Kookaburra slideshow has been overhauled to provide a more custom, and more customizable experience, while also paving the way for future updates. You will find many new options in Kookaburra Page, in the Slideshow control group.

These are just the headlines, of course. There are also a host of fixes and improvements, detailed below.

Updates install in the usual way. See our video walkthrough, How-to: Installing Updates in Backlight.

Backlight 5.1.0

  • Adds admin RSS feed for Contacts
  • Adds support for [logged-in][/logged-in], [logged-out][/logged-out] and [logout] Backdown tags
  • Fixes issue of highest-level Album Set breadcrumb being omitted from search results
  • Fixes filtering of protected photos for cover images
  • Changes behavior of passcode for protected photos to only appear if album has protected photos
  • Fixes behaviour of albums that provide logins for protected photos that reside within protected album sets to hide all photos when not logged in
  • Improves performance of loading Smart Albums
  • Kookaburra: slideshow customizations, customization options, and improvements
  • Kookaburra Page: adds fixes for SVGs in Firefox
  • Kookaburra Page: improves styling of the navigation menu
  • Marks Google Fonts options in Okapi and Pangolin as “deprecated”
  • Updates sample PHPlugins file for Kookaburra
  • Updates codebase for compatibility with PHP 8.2

Cart Add-on 8.1.0

  • Adds support for Orders admin RSS feed
  • Fixes issue where product matching package item can not be added to cart
  • Fixes issue with being unable to add products after filling package or trying to add multiple copies of a digital download
  • Fixes display of large image when clicking on thumbnail when editing an item in the Cart
  • Adds workaround so that the Change button works when clean URLs are not working
  • Updates codebase for compatibility with PHP 8.2

Client Response Add-on 11.1.0

  • Adds support for Feedback admin RSS feed
  • Updates codebase for compatibility with PHP 8.2