Product Updates & New Releases - February 2021.

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Product Updates & New Releases - February 2021.

 

1. Pearl Theme for Magento 2 

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

New Features:

  • Custom Footer - Added a new Footer Version (V5) available in the Sample Data. This new Footer version includes collapsible elements on mobile for a better mobile browser experience, as well as a new design.
  • Category Page - Added the possibility of including a zoom animation upon hovering the mouse on items on the Category Page.
  • Product Page - Added a new functionality whereby, when there is a single Swatch available on the Product Page for a Configurable Product, it is preselected upon loading the page.
  • Product Page - Added a new functionality for the Sticky Add to Cart whereby it can be configured to either replace the Sticky Header completely or to be displayed below it.
  • Advanced Category Sorting - Added the possibility sorting by Low to High and High to Low when Price is set as the default sorting option in Magento.
  • CMS Product Reviews Widget - Added new Prev/Next design options and transition speed options when using the CMS Reviews Widget with the OWL Carousel extension (Requires the PRO version of the OWL Carousel extension).
  • Email Template Editor - Added the possibility of including a Related/Cross-Sell/Up-Sell Product Grid in Email Templates via variable. This makes it easier to show relevant products to your customers.
  • Google Tag Manager - Added Display Currency to the Product Details sent via the dataLayer.
  • Google Tag Manager - Added a new option to exclude Shipping Including Tax.
  • Instagram Widget - Added a powerful caching solution to the extension to assure active users on the website are not affected by Instagram restrictions.
  • Layered Navigation - Added a transition animation on mobile when opening the Layered Navigation, as well as when collapsing filter options.
  • Layered Navigation - Added the possibility of showing/hiding filters on the Default Display Mode for the Layered Navigation.
  • Owl Carousel Slider - Added additional Sorting Options for items in Product Carousels. Options include: Product ID Ascending / Product ID Descending / Price Ascending / Price Descending / Alphabetically Ascending / Alphabetically Descending.
  • Owl Carousel Slider - Added new Prev/Next design options and transition speed options when using the CMS Reviews Widget with the OWL Carousel extension (Requires the CMS Product Reviews Widget extension).
  • Owl Carousel Slider - Added a new Carousel Type based on user-defined conditions. This provides more control over which products are displayed in the widget.
  • Recently Viewed Products Bar - Added an option to display an icon on the button, as well as to change the label text.
  • Recently Viewed Products Bar - Added an option to change the Recently Viewed button position.
  • Recently Viewed Products Bar - Added an option to display a customizable tooltip on hover.
  • Rich Snippets - Included pricing of Simple Products associated with Configurable Products in schema data. Previously, only the price of the base Configurable Product was sent.

Fixes, Improvements, Compatibility adjustments:

  • Magento Compatibility - Confirmed compatibility for the Pearl Theme and all included modules with the new Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Command - Fixed various "Area Code is already set" errors on Magento 2.4.x related to the running of cron jobs and other command executions.
  • Custom Header - Made optimizations to the Global Promo Message that help increase CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift) score in Page Speed Scoring platforms.
  • Custom Header - Optimized interation with PayPal functionality in Quick Cart. Upon the Sticky Header initialization, the PayPal buttons in the Quick Cart would flash.
  • Custom Header - Fixed an bug that caused the Sticky Header to stop being displayed correctly on Product Pages.
  • Category Page - Fixed an issue whereby white swatches would not have a black checkmark displayed to show they were selected.
  • Category Page - Fixed a display issue related to default Magento Pagination Anchor Text aligments.
  • Product Page - Fixed a bug whereby, when using the +/- Qty selector and having a minium Qty to be added to the cart for a specific product, the notification would be displayed incorrectly.
  • Product Page - Fixed a bug whereby, when scrolling down on the Product Page and selecting a swatch, the page would jump. This would happen on Product Page V2 and V4.
  • Product Page - Applied various CSS adjustments to the Sticky Add to Cart functionality on Product Pages.
  • Product Page - Fixed an issue whereby the image ratio in the Sticky Add to Cart would break.
  • Ajax Wishlist - Optimized extension for SEO purposes by removing H1 tags from modal popups.
  • Ajax Catalog and Infinite Scroll - Fixed a bug that caused the Quick View button to lose stying when changing the page via Infinite Scroll (Only when using the Quick View extension).
  • Ajax Catalog and Infinite Scroll - Fixed a bug that caused the Infinite Scroll functionality to break on certain configurations.
  • Ajax Catalog and Infinite Scroll - Fixed a display issue related to default Magento Pagination Anchor Text aligments.
  • CMS Block Scheduler - Aligned module for compatibility with MySQL 8.
  • Email Template Editor - Fixed an issue that resulted in a missing product section from the default Magento Email Templates when the module was enabled.
  • Email Template Editor - Added the possibility of inserting Alt Text for logo images uploaded through the Email Template Editor extension.
  • Email Template Editor - Fixed various errors related to incompatibilities with the default Magento Pelago Emogrifier.
  • Google Tag Manager - Fixed an issue that caused the dataLayer to return an empty Category field when a product was assigned only to the Root Category.
  • Google Tag Manager - Fixed an issue whereby the default Magento Move JS to Bottom of the Page functionality would interfere with the extension tracking script.
  • Layered Navigation - Fixed a bug that caused the Multi-Select functionality to stop working when Ajax was disabled via the module settings.
  • Layered Navigation - Fixed a decimal issue related to the Slider Price Filter.
  • Layered Navigation - Made CSS adjustments to the Horizontal display mode.
  • Mega Menu - Fixed an image generation issue whereby images uploaded via the Subcategories with Images functionality would generate an incorrect image link.
  • Mega Menu - Fixed a bug that prevented the full Breadcrumbs path from being displayed on the Product Page when navigating from the Category Page.
  • Mega Menu - Added small CSS adjustments to the Mega Menu Design options.
  • Multistore - Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Store-View Switcher to disappear when the module was disabled.
  • Multistore - Made Magento Admin extension options comment improvements.
  • Owl Carousel - Fixed an issue that prevented products with a Special Price from being included in Sale Product Carousels.
  • Owl Carousel - Fixed an issue that resulted in browser error being thrown on mobile upon scrolling between products in a Carousel.
  • Quick View - Fixed a bug that caused the Quick View button to lose stying when changing the page via Infinite Scroll (Only when using the Ajax Infinite Scroll extension).
  • Rich Snippets - Added additional verifications to avoid errors on Configurable Products when using an incorrect ItemCondition attribute.
  • Smart Product Tabs - Fixed a bug that prevented special characters from being used in the Smart Product Tab block identifier.
  • Social Login - Optimized extension for SEO purposes by removing H1 tags from modal popups.
  • Speed Optimization - Fixed a bug that caused the Summary section to disappear from Bundle Product Pages when the "Move JS to Bottom of the Page" functionality was enabled.

Useful article: : How to upgrade Pearl Theme to latest version - step by step guide

 

2. Google Analytics 4 (GA4) With GTM Support for Magento 2 - NEW

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 5, 2021 

  • Initial release.

  

3. OWL Carousel and Slider (new features exclusive to PRO version) 

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Added additional Sorting Options for items in Product Carousels. Options include: Product ID Ascending / Product ID Descending / Price Ascending / Price Descending / Alphabetically Ascending / Alphabetically Descending.
  • New Feature: Added new Design Options for Next/Prev buttons. This includes position options for Next/Prev Arrows, options for Dots Navigation, as well as allowing you to set custom transition speeds for both designs.
  • Added new Prev/Next design options and transition speed options when using the CMS Reviews Widget with the OWL Carousel extension (Requires the CMS Product Reviews Widget extension).
  • New Feature: Added a new Carousel Type based on user-defined conditions. This provides more control over which products are displayed in the widget.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented products with a Special Price from being included in Sale Product Carousels.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in browser error being thrown on mobile upon scrolling between products in a Carousel.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

4. Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce UA GTM Tracking

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Added compatibility with our newly released Google Analytics 4 (GA4) with GTM Support for Magento 2 extension.
  • Added Display Currency to the Product Details sent via the dataLayer.
  • Added a new option to exclude Shipping Including Tax.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the dataLayer to return an empty Category field when a product was assigned only to the Root Category.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the default Magento Move JS to Bottom of the Page functionality would interfere with the extension tracking script.

 

5. Quick View & Ajax Cart (both free and PRO version) 

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Quick View button to lose stying when changing the page via Infinite Scroll (Only when using the Ajax Infinite Scroll extension).
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

6. Rich Snippets schema.org (both free and PRO version)

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Included pricing of Simple Products associated with Configurable Products in schema data. Previously, only the price of the base Configurable Product was sent.
  • Added additional verifications to avoid errors on Configurable Products when using an incorrect ItemCondition attribute.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

7. Mega Menu

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Fixed an image generation issue whereby images uploaded via the Subcategories with Images functionality would generate an incorrect image link.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the full Breadcrumbs path from being displayed on the Product Page when navigating from the Category Page.
  • Added small CSS adjustments to the Mega Menu Design options.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

8. Full Page Scroll

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

9. Instagram Widget Advanced

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Added a powerful caching solution to the extension to assure active users on the website are not affected by Instagram restrictions.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.

 

10. Lazy Loading Enhanced

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

11. CMS Product Reviews Widget

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Added new Prev/Next design options and transition speed options when using the CMS Reviews Widget with the OWL Carousel extension (Requires the PRO version of the OWL Carousel and Banner Slider extension).
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

12. Smart Product Tabs

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Fixed a bug that prevented special characters from being used in the Smart Product Tab block identifier.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

13. SEO Page Title Overwrite

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

14. Maxmind Fraud Prevention

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

15. CMS Block Scheduler

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Aligned module for compatibility with MySQL 8.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

16. Enhanced Quick Cart

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Added the possibility of choosing whether the "Open Minicart after Item is added/removed" option applies to desktop, mobile or both.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

17. Google XML Sitemap

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

18. Enhanced Multi-Store Multi-Brand

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Store-View Switcher to disappear when the module was disabled.
  • Made Magento Admin extension options comment improvements.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

19. Custom Thank You Page

What’s hot in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

20. Ajax Catalog and Infinite Scroll

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Quick View button to lose styling when changing the page via Infinite Scroll (Only when using the Quick View extension).
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Infinite Scroll functionality to break on certain configurations.
  • Fixed a display issue related to default Magento Pagination Anchor Text alignments.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend code optimizations.

 

21. Ajax Search Autocomplete

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend code optimizations.

 

22. Email Template Editor with Gmail Markup Support

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Added the possibility of including a Related/Cross-Sell/Up-Sell Product Grid in Email Templates via variable. This makes it easier to show relevant products to your customers.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a missing product section from the default Magento Email Templates when the module was enabled.
  • Added the possibility of inserting Alt Text for logo images uploaded through the Email Template Editor extension.
  • Fixed various errors related to incompatibilities with the Pelago Emogrifier included in Magento.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

23. Layered Navigation (both free and PRO version) 

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Added a transition animation on mobile when opening the Layered Navigation, as well as when collapsing filter options.
  • New Feature: Added the possibility of showing/hiding filters on the Default Display Mode for the Layered Navigation.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Multi-Select functionality to stop working when Ajax was disabled via the module settings.
  • Fixed a decimal issue related to the Slider Price Filter.
  • Made CSS adjustments to the Horizontal display mode.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

24. Enhanced Newsletter Popup - FREE

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

25. Advance Category Sorting

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Added the possibility sorting by Low to High and High to Low when Price is set as the default sorting option in Magento.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend code optimizations.

 

26. Product Labels - New, Sale, Discount

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

27. Recently Viewed Products Bar

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Added an option to display an icon on the button, as well as to change the label text.
  • New Feature: Added an option to change the Recently Viewed button position.
  • New Feature: Added an option to display a customizable tooltip on hover.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

28. Social Login

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Fixed a bug whereby, in some cases, customers were unable to set a password immediately after logging in via Social Login.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.1 version.

 

29. Advanced Wishlist and Share

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Optimized extension for SEO purposes by removing H1 tags from modal popups.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend code optimizations.

 

30. User Profile

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.

 

31. Speed Optmization

What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Summary section to disappear from Bundle Product Pages when the "Move JS to Bottom of the Page" functionality was enabled.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.
 

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