WP Lynx 1.2.0

Presenting WP Lynx 1.2.0: PDF thumbnail image support, multiple URL fetching, and a few under the hood improvements.

Prior to the 1.0.0 rewrite of the frontend interface, WP Lynx supported entering multiple URLs in the URL field and fetching them. This behavior has been reintroduced in 1.2.0, simply add a space between each of the URLs you want to fetch.

PDF support in the form of generating preview/thumbnail image for the first page of the PDF has been added. Since WordPress 4.7 is not available yet, this relies strictly on Imagick. The intent is to switch to the WordPress methods for 1.3.0.

On the bug fix front, a bug that caused Lynx Prints to fail to insert into some user’s post editor has been fixed. Additionally, pages lacking a HTML title element will no longer throw PHP warnings.

You can grab the latest WP Lynx on the WP Lynx WordPress.org plugin page.

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT Title Trixx 1.3.0

Announcing the immediate availability of Breadcrumb NavXT Title Trixx 1.3.0. This version adds the ability to ignore the All-in-One SEO title, and instead use the Breadcrumb NavXT Title Trixx Alternate Title. This is accomplished via adding the following to a site specific plugin:

define('BCN_TTX_DISABLE_AIOSEO_TITLE', true);

Note that the above must be placed in a site specific plugin (or wp-config.php if you must); it will not work in a theme’s functions.php.

Users with valid and activated license keys should receive an update notification within the WordPress dashboard and be able to use the update mechanism to update (just like with any plugin in the WordPress.org repository).

-John Havlik

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Breadcrumb NavXT BuddyPress Extensions 0.1.1

Announcing the immediate availability of Breadcrumb NavXT BuddyPress Extensions 0.1.1. This version fixes two bugs present in the previous version of Breadcrumb NavXT BuddyPress Extensions.

The first issue fixed was the PHP warnings that appeared with BuddyPress 2.7.0. Please note, that the fix to the PHP warnings causes Breadcrumb NavXT BuddyPress Extensions 0.1.1 to require BuddyPress 2.6.0 or newer. Additionally, when a BuddyPress directory page has a parent, it will now appear in the breadcrumb trail.

-John Havlik

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How to Add a Custom Breadcrumb Template Tag

Since version 4.4.0, it has been possible to add additional custom template tags to supplement the defaults included in Breadcrumb NavXT. Adding a custom template tag is relatively easy. All one has to do is write a function that hooks into the bcn_template_tags filter and adds the new template tag.

bcn_template_tags has three parameters, two for helping identify the resource the breadcrumb represents, and one for the actual replacement set. Today, we’ll focus on the first parameter, the $replacements array. This associative array has the template tag as the key and the value is the actual value that should replace the tag in breadcrumbs. To add a new template tag, simply add a new key-value pair to the array and return the modified $replacements array.

For example, to add a breadcrumb template tag that inserts the current theme’s directory, one could use the following:

function my_bcn_template_tag($replacements, $type, $id)
{
    //Add the %template_directory% template tag
    $replacements['%template_directory%'] = get_bloginfo('template_directory');
    //Return our new set of templates and replacements
    return $replacements;
}
add_filter('bcn_template_tags', 'my_bcn_template_tag', 3, 10);

In the code above, %template_directory% is the breadcrumb template tag being added; its value is retrieved using the get_bloginfo() function. Simple, right?

-John Havlik

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