This has taken much longer than originally expected, but a new version of WP Lynx is finally nearing completion. All of the issues for the 1.0.0 milestone have been closed, and the SVN trunk has been updated with a preview release. The release of WP Lynx 1.0.0 is slated for the end next week. Much of the plugin has been rewritten and reorganized for this release. The largest user facing change is a major update to the Lynx Print adding interface. See below for a screenshot of the new Lynx Print interface.
While Breadcrumb NavXT has a setting for specifying the maximum length of a breadcrumb title, this feature has shortcomings. Namely, it does not handle HTML elements gracefully. This has been looked into in the past and is not an easy thing to fix. Additionally, from a semantical point of view, the breadcrumb trail markup should never be truncated. Thus, it is recommended that you do not use the “Max Title Length” setting. In fact, this setting will be deprecated in Breadcrumb NavXT 5.2, and removed in 5.3.
CSS offers a better solution, which will not leave you with garbled and/or truncated HTML tags, should they exist in your tile. This guide will show a way of keeping your breadcrumbs to a reasonable length without using the “Max Title Length” setting.
Lately, I’ve found attempting to do web development on a local environment without Internet access while travelling just doesn’t cut it anymore. This is especially true for long roadtrips. Rather than dealing with tethering or a mobile hotspot, I decided to spring for a Netgear AirCard 340u. For GSM networks in the US, it happens to be the best USB wireless broadband modem currently available. It supports everything from GPRS through LTE on what appears to be most of the bands AT&T and T-Mobile currently use (a true rarity, though I can not confirm support of LTE on band 2 (1900MHz PCS), I do get T-Mobile LTE in Twin Cities).
Foretold in a previous post, almost a year ago, premium extensions for Breadcrumb NavXT are in development. Today, the first three premium extensions are now available for purchase. These are: Breadcrumb NavXT Menu Magic, Breadcrumb NavXT Title Trixx, and Breadcrumb NavXT WPML Extensions. Visit the Breadcrumb NavXT Extensions Store to see all of the officially supported Breadcrumb NavXT extension plugins.
Breadcrumb NavXT Menu Magic allows the site administrator to select a WordPress Menu for Breadcrumb NavXT to follow for both titles and hierarchy for resources (posts, taxonomy terms, archives, etc). If the current item is not found in the menu, Breadcrumb NavXT will fall back to its default behavior.
Define breadcrumb trail hierarchy using a WordPress menu.
Set alternate titles for breadcrumbs using a WordPress menu.
Insert custom breadcrumbs into the breadcrumb trail using link elements within a WordPress menu.
Breadcrumb NavXT Title Trixx allows a custom title to be set for any post’s (as in any post type) breadcrumb. It features integration with All in One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO by Yoast. If none of the supported SEO plugins are activated on the current WordPress install, an “Alternate Title” meta box will be available on all post edit screens.
Supports replacing the breadcrumb title with All in One SEO Pack’s “SEO Title”
Supports replacing the breadcrumb title WordPress SEO by Yoast’s “Breadcrumbs Title”
Includes “Alternate Title” meta box for replacing the title if none of the supported SEO plugins are active
Breadcrumb NavXT WMPL Extensions improves Breadcrumb NavXT’s support for WPML Multilingual CMS. While Breadcrumb NavXT mostly works with WMPL Multilingual CMS, there are some deficiencies; see Breadcrumb NavXT and WPML Compatibility. With Breadcrumb NavXT WPML Extensions, string based settings within Breadcrumb NavXT and Custom Post Type root pages are translatable within WPML Multilingual CMS.
Automatically links to the correct Custom Post Type “root page” for the current language
Makes Breadcrumb NavXT settings that are strings available for translation via WPML String Translation
This is the first bug fix release of the 5.1 branch of Breadcrumb NavXT. 5.1.0 introduced a bug in the behavior of attachments, where the attachment and parent would have the same link. This has been fixed in 5.1.1. Additionally, the check for WP_Post in bcn_breadcrumb_trail::do_post() has been reduced from a fatal PHP error to a _doing_it_wrong() call producing useful information for developers.
Additionally, two bugs that affect versions other than just 5.1.0 were fixed. Breadcrumb NavXT will no longer cause PHP to throw errors or warnings on author archive pages for authors with zero published posts. The author archive code was modernized and made much more robust than that in 5.1.0 and earlier. Lastly, the parameters for the included widget’s (pre) text filter were changed to match the default WordPress text widget’s text filter parameters.
As always, you can grab the latest version of Breadcrumb NavXT from the Breadcrumb NavXT page. If you experience any issues with this version of Breadcrumb NavXT, please leave a comment on this post detailing the issue.