It’s summer time here in India…And it’s raining updates at Brainstorm Force!
We released a couple of updates for the products and are here with an important Security update for the Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer.
We were notified about a vulnerability. Thanks to WPHutte for letting us know! We’ve worked on this and have fixed it in the Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer version 3.16.11. Along with the reported issue, we have also dived in to check the other loose ends and made sure they are now secure.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that you update the plugin asap.
In the previous update we had fixed an incompatibility issue with WooCommerce v3.0. But, we still came across a few others with WooCommerce v3.0.4. UAVC version 3.16.11 comes with a fix for this too.
Here is a quick look at the changelog of this update:
– Improvement: Overall security of the plugin by added sanitization wherever required, All the Ajax actions are now checked for user capabilities and nounce to harden the security. – Fix: Dual button not working properly for the second style. – Fix: WooCommere compatibility for version v3.0.4.
Since this is a security update, we request you to make sure you update the Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer as soon as possible; so that nothing affects you in the near future.
If you have activated your license, you should get an update notification soon. Please update the plugin from the Updates page in your WordPress backend.
Having released an update for ConvertPlug early this week, then an update for the Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder, and now one for the Ultimnate Addons for Visual Composer, it’s been a busy week for us!
But, that’s not all! We’ve been working on a theme that is so far the fastest, best performing lightweight theme ever.
We named it Astra! …and it will be released soon.
Want to know more about this theme? Join our dedicated Facebook group and be among the first ones to experience this theme. Astra is easy to use and can be used with your favorite page builders; Yes, Visual Composer too!
Looking forward to see you there. 🙂
7 Apr 2017
It’s been a month since we last wrote to you. And we are back with another update!
Although a minor one, this update has a number of fixes along with a fix for the conflict between the Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer and Woocommerce version 3.0.
Let us quickly go through the highlights of the update –
Fix: Google Fonts Manager loading fonts with HTTP instead of HTTPS in the preview.
Fix: Google Fonts URL returning 404 if the generated URL had duplicate ‘|’ character.
Fix: Option disable parallax on mobile not working.
Fix: Info list aligning besides each other instead of one below other.
In the Closing!
As promised, we are determined to give you the best in your ultimate journey of website building! We request you to make sure you update the plugin asap, so that you do not miss on these fixes. If you have activated your license, you’ll soon get a notification for an update. Please update the plugin from the Updates page in your WordPress backend.
This update brings you a few fixes for those who came across some issues in the previous version.
Many users approached us saying that a “Token invalid error” appeared while trying to activate their license. Version 3.16.9 fixes this error now everyone can activate your license with just a single click!
Users facing this issue still need to activate their license to download this update in your dashboard, In such cases, we request users to use the alternative method of license activation, i.e. click on the link that says “Activate License using purchase key”. You’ll find this link on the bottom right of your Product License page. Here is an article that will help you activate your license using the purchase key.
Here is a brief list of fixes we’ve released in this update:
Fix: Token invalid error appearing for some users when activating the license. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Fix: Dual button icon images not aligned to center
Fix: Dual button second button linking to the first buttons link
Fix: Dual button first button background size option not working when “Design your own” option is selected
Fix: Advanced button “rel” option not working
Fix: Some users having issues with appear animations not triggering correctly when the row/element is in the viewport.
In the Closing!
Like always, we are determined to present you the best! We’ll make sure everything works well for everyone. If you have activated your license, you’ll soon get a notification for an update. Please update the plugin from the Updates page in your WordPress backend.
Feel free to get in touch with us, in case you need any further help or guidance.
22 Feb 2017
Hello to our Ultimate users playing with the Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer. Well, it’s been quite a bit since we brought about a change. So, here we are back with a massive update in Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer version 3.16.8.
Without further adieu, let’s take a look at what’s new:
WPML is a very popular plugin among many of you. But for quite sometime, the compatibility with WPML was kind of broken. So for the past few weeks, we worked with the team WPML closely and ensured our plugins are compatible. So far, Ultimate Addons is the only 100% WPML compatible Visual Composer addon 🙂
Cheers to the amazing team at WPML for the cooperation. Below is a quick video team WPML made with a quick walkthrough. Or read their blog post here.
Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer is now 100% compatible with RTL languages like Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, etc.
A New Way to Activate Your License
We made major changes in our license activation / registration process to make it easier and smoother. Now you can just login with Envato oAuth APIs and activate your license quickly!
Let me quickly share the steps how does it work now –
Once the plugin is installed, navigate to Ultimate → Product License and click on “Activate License” button
It will take you to Envato site which is the parent company of ThemeForest / CodeCanyon. Please login with your account.
And finally.. click the button on the next screen and activate your license. It will take you back to your website and your license will be active.
Well, if you have already registered your license, worry not! You won’t need to do a thing as your license registration will be automatically migrated. And for those of you, who ask customers to purchase a license and usually don’t have access to their Envato account, we’ve got you covered! You can still just ask them the purchase key and register with it.
Changes in Update Method
To provide a smoother experience, we had developed and implemented a custom method to offer Automatic Updates functionality. However, it had some drawbacks such as incompatibility with WP CLI and other softwares like Infinite WP that offer you functionality to manage websites remotely.
With version 3.16.8, we’re now using standard WordPress functions which means you can update the plugin just as you any other plugin from WordPress.org repository! Just register your license once and enjoy smooth automatic updates 🙂
Changes in our Support Portal
We’ve completely revamped our support site and you no more need to create account or login to your account to reach out to us. Now just fill out a simple form to open up your ticket 🙂
And that’s not all! There are many improvements and fixes we added in this release. Take a look at the detailed changelog below:
An option to pause on hover or center mode in Advanced Carousel
An option to switch to another tab by using the tab-index number
An option to align the title in an expandable section element
Margin / Padding options for Highlight box
Options to select zoom control positions for Google Maps Element
Typography options for the Countdown element
Apart from these, there are several improvements and fixes we’ve worked on. Here is a brief introduction for all of them.
Improvement: Added Area labels for Next/Prev buttons in Advanced Carousel
Improvement: RTL Support for all elements
Improvement: Rel and Title tag for all the links in all elements
Improvement: Maps – Added option to enable/disable dragging effect on desktop
Improvement: Info Box – Added option to select heading tags for title
Improvement: Modal Box – Added support for hosted videos in the modal box. Add any video with WordPress media selector and Select “Hosted video” in option.
Improvement: Optimized images in the plugin’s package
Fixed: Ultimate Addons menu not being registered in some multisite environments
Fixed: Animation effects in advanced carousel not working
Fixed: Interactive banner 2 – Multiple interactive banners opening links in new tab. Each link did not open in a new tab, rather loaded the page in the same tab.
Fixed: Info list – List alignment set to right, breaks the content alignment to enter
Fixed: Disable Parallax on mobile option not working
Fixed: Insufficient memory error when activating the plugin from WP-CLI
Fixed: Center alignment of Flip boxes not working on mobile devices
Last, but not the least – Please Update!
Since we’ve made changes in the update method, one click auto updates with old method will be supported for roughly next 50 days, i.e. until April 20th, 2017. Of course, you will be able to manually update the plugin at anytime later (Through FTP or by reinstalling the plugin)
Not sure how to update any version before 3.16.8? Here is an article from our knowledge base.
Well, that’s about it for today! Try out the new version and let us know how you find it 🙂
Sujay and whole UAVC team.
4 Aug 2016
– Fixed: Appear animation conflict causing pages to creash in salient theme.
– Fixed: Flip boxes not working when added inside advanced carousel on mobile phones.
– Fixed: Info list causing descriptions not aligned in the center of adjacent icons.
– Fixed: Appear animation breaking for some users.
– Updaed slick js to latest version which fixes compatibility issues in Ultimate Carousel.
– Lots of minor bug fixes and browser compatibility fixes.
28 Jun 2016
– Fixed: Font Icons – SSL issue for $_SERVER[HTTPS] failing
– Fixed: Icon Manager – Font zip are not showing after being uploaded
– Fixed: Icon Manager – Filetype x-zip allowed to upload
– Fixed: Advanced Button – Animation issue while background image applied
– Fixed: Video backgrounds – Safari browser alignment issue
– Improvement: Google Maps – Changed Google Map policy support to new domains with API key required – http://bsf.io/google-map-api-key
Fixed: Font Icons – SSL issue for $_SERVER[HTTPS] failing
Recently, we have fixed the SSL issue. The fonts are not loading over HTTPS.
We have used $_SERVER[HTTPS] variable to check SSL although sometimes it is failing to provide the correct result.
Hence we have added a fallback method to check SSL.
Fixed: Icon Manager – Font zip are not showing after being uploaded
Due to recent WP updates, zips are not showing in Icon manager as soon as they are uploaded in media. And user required to refresh the page.
We have fixed this issue and now it is working perfectly.
Fixed: Icon Manager – Filetype x-zip allowed to upload
Recently we came across some weird issue. One of the users could not able to upload fonts as our script returning “Invalid ZIP file” error.
After debugging we found the server is returning x-zip file format hence our script is now allowing to proceed.
We have added x-zip file type support for Icon Manager.
Fixed: Advanced Button – Animation issue while background image applied
Animation was not working well while we used background images
Fixed: Video backgrounds – Safari browser alignment issue
In Safari browser the video is moved a bit down unnecessary.
We have added browser-specific CSS to resolve this issue.
Improvement: Google Maps – Changed Google Map policy support to new domains with API key required
Are you facing issue with Google Maps? Such as –
Well, this is because of two reasons –
1. Changed policy of Google Map API
2. Your domain must be created after June 22, 2016
Recent Google policy states that you must enter Google Map API key to keeping using of Google Maps.
Here we have added an option where a user can enter their key for Google Maps.
Note – The domains which are created before June 22, 2016, won’t necessary to create API key, the maps will continue to work without a key.
– Fixed: Video Backgrounds – VC stretch row and full height conflict
– Fixed: Hosted Video background – JS console error
– Fixed: IB 2 – Style 11 iOS issue
– Fixed: Image param – content pass as array instead string
– Fixed: Hotspot – Misalignment
– Fixed: Row Backgrounds – Image separator conflict with full height option
– Fixed: Admin – Redux CSS conflicts with UAVC
– Fixed: Timeline – Backend structure break due image alignment
– Fixed: Multiple video backgrounds – Poster images not showing on mobile devices
– Improvement – Advanced Tabs – Responsive accordion scroll to container on open tab option – https://goo.gl/cNiubo
– Improvement – Advanced Button – Inline alignment option added to display buttons inline – http://goo.gl/McV0xO
– BSF Core v1.17 – Misc Improvements
6 May 2016
– Fixed: BSF Core – fatal error issue
– Fixed: Fancy Text – Pause on hover disable issue
– Fixed: Font icons issue over https protocol
– Fixed: Advanced Tabs – VC’s Image Gallery not working
– Improvement: Control Access to Ultimate Addons General Setting to different user roles. – https://youtu.be/N9fkllwB548