Release Notes

We are making frequent changes to our Compare theme and Compare+ plugin to keep our products up-to-date and to add new features and functionality. Our release history is listed below.

  • v1.3.4 – 21.01.2014 (C = Compare, C+ = Compare+) – Please note: Compare+ is a separate plugin!
    • Fix for product_category issue in brand taxonomy term links, including YOAST’s WordPress SEO plugin ( C )
    • Prevent style.css from being cached if new theme version ( C )
    • Styling fix for Highlight Widget ( C )
  • v1.3.3 – 10.01.2014 (C = Compare, C+ = Compare+) – Please note: Compare+ is a separate plugin!
    • Homepage Slider widget > display options added ( C )
    • Homepage category widget > subcategories now float to left even if category icon set > wraps around image ( C )
    • WordPress default search result page > PageNavi pagination implemented ( C )
    • Removed footer_11.gif from style.css which caused 404 error ( C )
    • Pagination on AJAX search results page ( C )
    • Sidebar product search widget > had problems with currency symbol ( C )
    • Tooltip shortcode > no longer layered behind main menu ( C )
    • Entering new currency in theme options > key “Enter” did not work using Chrome ( C )
    • Sidebar product search widget > Key “Enter” did not work using Chrome ( C )
    • Confirmation prompt when try to reset the theme ( C )
    • Theme options > max feed upload size option ( C )
    • Product order by option on all taxonomy pages and search result page > Sidebar product search widget must be enabled ( C )
    • Redesigned sidebar product search widget’s functionality ( C )
    • CSS class .button bugfix ( C )
    • Added (*) to mandatory fields > admin area > e.g. Product management page ( C )
    • Option to choose csv delimiter when uploading feed ( C )
    • Show warning message if no custom permalink structure is enabled ( C )
    • SQL query fix to update product “Updated” field if product descriptors changed e.g. voucher code added/changed ( C )
    • PageNavi implementation on all other pages. e.g. posts archive page ( C )
    • Breadcrumb bugfix (infinite loop problem) ( C )
    • New widget > Homepage category carousel (same style as brands or products carousel) ( C )
    • Merchant, brand, category image upload bugfix > related to WP multisite installation. Images were mixed up on all sites ( C )
    • Lazy load fix for homepage main slider > was showing grey box instead of an image ( C )
    • Removed old twitter widget due to Twitter API changes in 2013 and enforcing authentication for reading a user’s timeline ( C )
    • CSS and jQuery changes in order to support Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget or Twitter Widget Pro ( C )
    • Added global product description field > feed export/import process > updated sample.csv ( C )
    • Changed all Compare widgets so that the titles contains “COMPARE:” > now easier to see in widget page which are related to Compare theme ( C )
    • Product exclusion by keyword on feed level ( C+ )
    • Option to add a custom line break in parser configuration (csv) ( C+ )
    • Information bar about WP Cron various screens ( C+ )
    • Added support for TradeDoubler Products Open API ( C+ )
    • Added support for Amazon Product Advertising API ( C+ )
    • Feed setup process > Option to upload manual feed in addition to specifying URL option ( C+ )
    • Bugfix related to setting the brand of product while importing feed ( C+ )
    • Delete products per feed ( C+ )
    • Bugfix > quotes used in keyword exclusion textareas caused the backslash to appear when form is submitted ( C+ )
    • Bugfix > qootes issue on various fields on feed management screen ( C+ )
  • v1.3.2 – 26.04.2013 (C = Compare, C+ = Compare+)
    • New functionality to allow custom currencies to be used in the theme ( C )
  • v1.3.1 – 15.03.2013 (C = Compare, C+ = Compare+)
    • Fix for main menu 3rd level subcategories ( C )
    • New options for “Homepage Products” widget. Order By (price or last updated time), Ascending/Descending ( C )
    • Fix for LazyLoad images on Compare price table ( C )
    • Changed functionality to allow alphanumeric UID in Compare theme ( C )
    • Related products SQL bug fix ( C )
    • SQL bug fix in custom_products.php ( C )
    • Product detail page > related products block did show current product ( C )
    • Scenario: Import feed > map categories > delete feed > see mapping again <-did not delete mapped categories related to particular feed and sometimes caused unexpected results (C+)
    • Product mapping bug (17” TV changes to 17\’\’ TV) > could not map (C+)
    • Change text of alert on /wp-admin/admin.php?page=feed_managementdue Misspelling of “minutes” (C+)
    • Change of name for format_size() function to aw_format_size() to prevent conflict with other plugins (C+)
    • New plugin setting “Attempt to map by product name when EAN is supplied?”#8221;. Default “Yes” (C+)
    • Various bug fixes in compare_cron.php and functions.php (C+)
  • v1.3 – 07.12.2012 (C = Compare, C+ = Compare+)
    • Global product description with WYSIWYG editor ( C )
    • Products shown on category page rather than brands. This is a new theme option ( C )
    • Compatibility with PageNavi pagination plugin ( C )
    • Related products on product detail page. This is a new theme option ( C )
    • Product commenting option on product detail page. This is a new theme option ( C )
    • Open product deep-links in new window rather than in the same. This is a new theme option ( C )
    • Improved database structure for performance reasons (C and C+)
    • Short codes allowed in product description. This is a new theme option ( C )
    • Removed ability to change the feed type once the feed is set up as a subfeed for improved performance (C+)
    • Various SQL query improvements for improved performance (C and C+)
    • Ability to see all unmapped categories per feed rather than all in one list (C+)
    • Product exclusion process performance improved (C+)
    • Subscriber role can no longer see Compare+ admin menu or interact with the plugin (C+)
    • Tradedoubler CSV and XML parsers added as default (C+)
    • Changed cron time from 15 minutes to 5 minutes (C+)
    • Product slug fix if product name was too long (C and C+)
    • Could not select and use default brand (C+)
    • Product descriptions in taxonomy pages were the same ( C )
    • PHP setting “max_input_vars” did not allow to map categories properly on some servers where this was restricted (C+)
    • If feed URL was too long the feed did not import (C+)
    • Could not limit products imported per feed for CSV feeds (C+)
    • Could not map categories if category string included ampersand symbol (C+)
    • Automatic parser field detection was not working properly if column or field was encapsulated by quotation marks (C+)
    • Problems with feeds where price field contained whitespaces ( C )
    • Taxonomy pages were not paginated correctly ( C )
    • System displayed additional slashes in places. (C+)
  • v1.2.5 – 06.11.2012
    • Twitter widget fixed
  • v1.2.4 – 01.11.2012
    • Feature: Edit global product description with WYSIWYG editor
    • Feature: Show products on Category page rather than brand logos. Theme option to enable/disable this feature. Default – enabled (show products not brands)
    • Bugfix: Brand, category image upload bug. Was overwriting brand or category image with similar name. (e.g. 16.jpg was overwriting 161.jpg)
    • Bugfix: Brand or Category images did not appear correctly after moving WordPress installation and theme into a sub-folder
    • Bugfix: Brand, category image upload was not working properly if image had an extention with 4 chars (e.g jpeg)
    • Bugfix: Could not change brand if we were in product edit page
    • Bugfix: Product description more/less button did not appear anymore if description contains html tags
    • Bugfix: Removed various PHP generated notices
  • v1.2.3 – 11.10.2012
    • Removed Compare admin menus for subscribers
    • Recent Posts widget CSS bug fix
    • AJAX Sidebar Product Search widget IE bugfix
    • Limited product result set on AJAX search result page
    • Security update
  • v1.2.2 – 23.08.2012
    • Published theme documentation online linked from within the product
    • Bug fix – export feed functionality – retailer image
    • Bug fix – search functionality issue addressed
  • v1.2.1 – 04.08.2012
    • Support for more custom fields (database only, frontend changes will follow)
    • Master product description per feed (Compare+)
    • Removed “IF NOT EXISTS” in database update script
    • Moved all jQuery used by search widget into the search widget file
    • Removed the “Enable slider” theme option as this is now a widget
  • v1.2 – 18.07.2012
    • Fully widgetised homepage
    • New search bar widget
    • New slider widget (custom post type)
    • New slider latest posts widget
  • v1.1 – 15.07.2012
    • Product Search / Filter sidebar widget with AJAX functionality
    • Added facility to tag products, create tag cloud and do much more with product tags
    • Fixed “Read Read More…” bug
    • Fixed product count bug. It was related to subfeeds which resulted in an incorrect product count per retailer
    • Images in search page now are with correct dimensions
  • v1.0.10 – 26.05.2012
    • Sub feeds – facility to add multiple feeds per retailer
    • Category force import per feed
    • Check for new DB tables on Compare+ home page
    • “Import this feed” button along with “view feeds” right after creating/editing feed
    • “unlock” button in red color, does not display “import” button while locked
  • v1.0.9 – 15.05.2012
    • Now each product has got a global description option which remains the same also after product update
    • Folder permissions check
    • Minor bugfix to homepage products and homepage brands slider widgets
    • Database tables collation set to utf8 to avoid character encoding issues
  • v1.0.8 – 19.04.2012
    • Replaced jCarousel with jQuery.carouFredSel for Brands and Products widget
    • Fixed bug related to duplicate functions.php error
    • Updated documentation and theme previews
  • v1.0.7 – 13.04.2012
    • Pagination for products in categories/brands templates
    • Theme options to choose your slug (useful if you want to internationalise your URLs)
    • Theme option to allow short product urls
    • Products per page applied to product listing templates
  • v1.0.6 – 31.03.2012
    • Character encoding added using WP lang
    • Create table bug due to UTF-8 encoding which resulted in the primary key becoming too large
    • Product Homepage Widget character encoding fixed
    • Removed Scroll.js which is no longer used
  • v1.0.5 – 27.03.2012
    • Added a table check to home.php that flags up any table setup problems
    • Removed a duplicate semicolon in search.php
  • v1.0.4 – 19.03.2012
    • plain text logo & tag line CSS styles improved
    • added container class to wp_list_categories for non-custom menu
    • removed image width and height in two places
    • pagination on price comparison page
    • tooltip for non-numeric delivery information on price comparison page
    • added more images to lazyload
    • fixed bug which prevented localisation file getting loaded
    • translated “Your are here” string
    • CSS validation error on single product page
    • bug fix in functions.php to util-functions.php inclusion
  • v1.0.3 – 15.03.2012
    • Added .jpeg and support for capitals in category image file extension
    • styled default menu (WP List Categories)
    • added “Read more” link & text after excerpts
    • small change to carousel html and css
  • v1.0.2 – 10.03.2012 – Bug fix in retailer creation
  • v1.0.1 – 06.03.2012 – PSD files and documentation updated
  • v1.0 – 01.03.2012 – First release