Placester Release Notes – August 23, 2013
By Matt Williams
This post is the first of a weekly series of release notes. These is a comprehensive list of the new features and updates made to the Placester platform. Each week on Friday by the end of the day we will post another Release Note.
This week was largely focused on some major platform compatibility updates, as well as improvements to the Shortcode functionality.
Support for PHP 5.4 – When PHP 5.4 was released there were certain enforced requirements around function declarations. Over the last few weeks a few partners and customers had transitioned to 5.4 and experienced various conflicts. These are now resolved.
Search Form Shortcode Non-Ajax Redirect – The Search Form shortcode has two primary modes: Ajax and non-ajax. Non-ajax redirects to a second page for the listing results. At some point in the previous week this broke for some customers. This is now resolved.
Search Form Shortcode Configuration Screen – The configuration for the search form shortcode was also updated. The confusing checkbox was removed leaving just a text box for a URL for the listings page. When you fill this in, that page will be used instead of relying on a search listings shortcode on the same page. Also, “Widget Class” changed to “CSS Class” to more accurately describe what the field means.
Search Form Shortcode Template Submit Button – The basic template did not include a search button. This is fine when the listings are on the same page because of AJAX, but when on different pages, the submit button is very important. This is now resolved.
Placester Backend Updates – Several updates were made to the backend that supports the Placester platform to prepare for some changes coming next week.
Published on August 26, 2013
Written by Matt Williams
I am all about getting developers excited and efficient at using the Placester platform. To achieve this, I write blog posts, film videos, create code samples, and answer all of the more technical questions that come in our our support lines. Before joining the team at Placester, I held similar roles at Yottaa, Open Text, Microsoft, along with consulting roles at Oracle, Sun, Intel, IBM, and many others.