Holy revamped settings Batman! Breadcrumb NavXT 4.0 introduces a new settings scheme. First off, the old anchor templates have been replaced with more powerful breadcrumb templates. These templates accept HTML, and have the following dynamic tags:
- %title% The title for the breadcrumb, typically the page title/name, tags are stripped and it is run through
- %htitle% The title for the breadcrumb, typically the page title/name, tags are left intact.
- %link% The URL to the resource (page) that the breadcrumb represents.
- %type% The breadcrumb type. This is output as a comma delimited list, useful for setting as a group of classes for styling.
Some of your old settings will be migrated, others that do not have a direct equivalent in 4.0 will not be migrated and the default value will be selected until you change it. Double check your settings after migration. Internally, every setting has changed. If you directly access the
bcn_breadcrumb_trail class please take note, your old calling code will probably not work.
On the new features front, the URL generated for current items is now a true URL, resolving issues several users have reported in the past. Fall back functions for the PHP multibyte string functions are included for users without multibyte support (falls back to the equivalent non-multibyte string functions). Finally, for Custom Post Types, the CPT archive breadcrumb can be turned off if not wanted.
The help tab has been revamped to take advantage of WordPress 3.3’s new help tab functions. Additional information has been provided within the help tab. Finally, the form previously in the Import/Export/Reset tab has been moved under the help tab.
Bug fix wise, several regressions between 3.8.0 and 3.9.0 were fixed, along with some long standing bugs. Two such bugs are related to CPTs. The first is breadcrumb trails for CPTs respect the root page setting once again. The second is CPTs without WordPress CPT archives enabled will no longer cause a double root page breadcrumb to be generated. Minor tweaks to the styling of the settings page were made that allow all modern browsers to have a common experience. Finally, another cause of the “Settings not saved” error message has been fixed.
Translation wise, due to the major changes in settings structure, many strings have changed translation wise. Only the Spanish translation has been updated. The Norwegian translation is forthcoming. None of the other translators have responded to the update notice. Going forward, a GlotPress install has been setup for Breadcrumb NavXT and will be used for all future releases. You can check out the Breadcrumb NavXT translation project to see the status of the translation for your language. Sign ups for translating through this GlotPress install will be open soon.
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.
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