Holy feature refinement Batman! Breadcrumb NavXT 5.2.0 features several squashed bugs, a slight change in how post type archives are handled, and refinements in the settings page. Additionally, the Max Title Length setting was deprecated, in favor of using CSS to limit the title length.
Breadcrumb NavXT 5.2.0 drops support for PHP5.2 and below. The migration to the new adminKit library has introduced code that depends on language features present only in PHP5.3 and newer.
Changes Post Type Archives
In prior versions, if enabled, post type archive breadcrumbs would always represent the post type of the current post’s post type. In most cases this is the desired behavior. However, if using “post parent” as the post hierarchy, it may be preferable to use the post type of the top post in the hierarchy. This is the new behavior in 5.2.0. It was introduced to improve support for bbPress, is it has several post types with the post parent hierarchy spanning multiple post types.
Deprecation of Max Title Length
Limiting the length of titles within breadcrumbs has been a feature in Breadcrumb NavXT since its inception. While the current implementation of this feature is more sophisticated than the original implementation, it has flaws that are not easily fixed. It does not understand HTML, and thus can break HTML tags. Additionally, from a semantical point of view, the breadcrumb trail markup should never be truncated. Back in August, a guide on using CSS to limit the breadcrumb title length was release, this is now the officially recommended method of limiting the breadcrumb title length.
Settings Page Updates
Breadcrumb NavXT 5.2.0 updates to a new version of adminKit, with this new version comes two enhancements: improved settings saving feedback, and stylized enable/disable setting groups.
Previously, when saving settings, if something failed other than parts of the submitted settings, nothing was reported. This has been fixed to report when settings were not saved, and when the settings were not saved due to no changes in value for any of the settings.
Additionally, settings that depend on another setting to be checked/enabled will automatically be unavailable (disabled) until the dependency setting is checked/enabled. This is intended to clarify what settings will/can be used given the current settings configuration.
The Translation Team
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.
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