Updates to the BCN_SETTINGS_FAVOR_* Constants Behavior

Beginning with Breadcrumb NavXT 7.1, the behavior of the BCN_SETTINGS_FAVOR_NETWORK and BCN_SETTINGS_FAVOR_LOCAL constants are changing. Previously, while both would try to favor their respective settings (local vs network), the resulting settings did not differ significantly from the BCN_SETTINGS_USE_* counterparts. Since Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0 changed to storing only non-default settings to the database, it made sense to update the logic behind the two BCN_SETTINGS_FAVOR_* constants.

In Breadcrumb NavXT 7.1, BCN_SETTINGS_FAVOR_LOCAL merges the local site settings (stored in the database) into the network settings, which, in turn, are merged into the default setting values. This results in a behavior where non-default values for local site settings will override the corresponding network settings.

Similarly, in Breadcrumb NavXT 7.1, BCN_SETTINGS_FAVOR_NETWORK merges the network settings (stored in the database) into the local settings, which, in turn, are merged into the default setting values. This results in a behavior where non-default values for network settings will override the corresponding local site settings.

In summary, Breadcrumb NavXT 7.1 implements changes to the BCN_SETTINGS_FAVOR_* constants that make them behave in a more logical and useful manner.

-John Havlik

Using the bcn_manage_options Capability

Since version 6.5.0, Breadcrumb NavXT uses the custom capability bcn_manage_options to grant access to, and allow updating settings on the Breadcrumb NavXT settings page. By default, Breadcrumb NavXT tries to add this capability to the administrator role. However, some setups do not have an administrator role, and require the bcn_manage_options capability to be assigned to the appropriate role on that site.

The following code, when placed in a site specific plugin, adds the bcn_manage_options to the role ROLE:

function my_bcn_manage_options_cap_adder()
{
    $role = get_role('ROLE');
    if($role instanceof \WP_Role && !role->has_cap('bcn_manage_options')
    {
        $role->add_cap('bcn_manage_options');
    }
}
add_action('admin_init', 'my_bcn_manage_options_cap_adder');

Simply swap ROLE for the name of the role that needs access to the Breadcrumb NavXT Settings page.

-John Havlik

Breadcrumb NavXT Multidimension Extensions 2.7.0

Announcing the immediate availability of Breadcrumb NavXT Multidimension Extensions 2.7.0. This is a preliminary release to introduce support for Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0. Attempting to use prior versions of Multidimension Extensions with Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0 will result in PHP errors, so it s recommended that you update Multidimesnion Extensions before updating to Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0.

You can grab Breadcrumb NavXT Multidimension Extensions from the WordPress.org plugin repository.

-John Havlik

Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0 and Premium Extensions

Over the past few weeks, various Breadcrumb NavXT extensions have been updated in preparation for Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0. Today, the last batch of extension updates are being released. The following extensions are now ready for Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0:

Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0 is scheduled for release within the next two weeks. It is critical that any extension plugin in use is updated to a version compatible with Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0 before updating Breadcrumb NavXT to 7.0. Due to extensive, under-the-hood changes to the admin interface for Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0, it is not compatible with older versions of the extensions.

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). Note that this release has a phased rollout. Currently, the release is available to half of the active licensed installs. Starting on 11/29 the release will be available to all active licensed installs. If you run into any issues, please open a support ticket.

-John Havlik

Breadcrumb NavXT Menu Magic 2.2.0

Announcing the rollout of Breadcrumb NavXT Menu Magic 2.2.0. New in this version is support for Custom Post Type Archive menu items. Additionally, this is the first version to be compatible with Breadcrumb NavXT 7.0.

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). This release will be a phased in release, that will be made available to a quarter of active licensed installs each day through 11/21 where it will be made available to all active licensed installs. If you run into any issues, please open a support ticket.

-John Havlik