SlideDeck 1.4.5 Update, WordPress 3.3 Now Supported!15 Comments
WordPress 3.3 Released
Better Rich Text Editors
New SlideDeck Update!
Full WordPress 3.3 Support
WordPress 3.3 is greatly improving the way the rich text editor is implemented, making it extremely easy to integrate into any plugin… which unfortunately breaks every single hack that was previously required to implement these editors. This new implementation required a lot of code re-writing to make things work, which had the added benefit of allowing us to implement some great improvements:
- Improved data storage for better HTML support in visual and HTML editors
- Improved technical implementation of slide editors for better cross-browser compatibility and quicktag support (in WordPress 3.3+ only)
- Greatly improved preview window for much more accurate previews
Better Configuration Options
More configuration options have been added to the manual and dynamic SlideDeck editing views for greater control over how users interact with your SlideDeck. We have consolidated many of the configuration options for dynamic SlideDecks to be in one place and given you the ability to control touch screen swipe support.
Bug Fixes Galore!
We’ve implemented a bunch of fixes for better Internet Explorer support, better skin handling in the editing interface and fixed some bugs when looping slide playback. We’re pretty happy with this release, but as always, there may be some unique environment out there we haven’t encountered yet, so be sure to post your bug reports on our support forum.
Here’s the detailed change set for this release:
- Added support for WordPress 3.3
- Re-factored much of the TinyMCE implementation to accommodate better for cross-browser and WordPress version support
- Improved SlideDeck editor interface to not load all available skin files, only loading the skin that the SlideDeck was last saved with
- Improved SlideDeck preview window to size properly and accommodate better for skins that have padding
- Improved SlideDeck skin support interaction to automatically set and lock-out required SlideDeck settings
- Added Touch Screen configuration options
- Consolidated playback and interaction options for Smart SlideDecks with the rest of the options in the interface instead of being in the sidebar
- Re-factored commands for adding slides to a regular SlideDeck to use an AJAX based routine for both vertical and horizontal slide addition. This was done to accommodate for WordPress 3.3’s new TinyMCE implementation (wp_editor()).
- Fixed issues with TinyMCE and Internet Explorer that was preventing the editing interface from working properly
- Improved slide data storage method with WordPress 3.3 that allows for better HTML markup support in visual editor and HTML editor
- Fixed looping bug when vertical slides were the last slide in a SlideDeck