We are honestly beyond busy working on the new documentation, but it's Christmas time and this year, no matter if you were "good" or not, you are getting a gift from us! Let's unwrap it.
RSS is a web feed that allows applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format. Many have requested it and its a great addition to our collection of sources. With support for RSS 0.9, 1.0, 2.0, and Atom specifications, you can display basically any RSS feed on your website!
Some example use cases include displaying product updates, new blog posts from 3rd party websites, or even new episodes of your favorite podcast.
Having experience with Instagram we thought it would be an easy addition, but it turns out it was the most complicated one! Not because of the technical challenges, but of the unnecessarily complicated and contradictory permission approval system. It took us endless support requests for Facebook to understand what was going on, and another bunch to finally get approved the permission scopes necessary for this source to work.
Call it stubbornness, but we made it, and here is another quite requested source. You can now display content from any Facebook page you manage on your website.
Since we’ve added Facebook to the list, why not add another major social network? We’ve added Twitter source so you can display information from your profile, and display any content from your feed, with some cool filters. Check it out!
While focused, we took the opportunity to work on some cool additions for existing sources too.
Instagram has been expanded with Single Media Query and Album edge. Use it to render specific post content or its media as a gallery. Additionally, the Media Query was expanded with publishing date range filters.
Vimeo is getting some care with the addition of My Folder Videos and My Showcase Videos queries. Use it to render videos of a specific Folder or Showcase you have created.
There were some pretty great additions in the v1.8.x releases too, let’s check them out!
An After Submit Action that allows altering the submitted data. This one is one of our favorites, just a few use cases:
We had some bumps implementing this one, but it turned out to be extremely useful. Not only is it possible to set logic in any way needed, but if the results are not as expected, it is very simple to check the logs and see why.
Simple and effective, it allows updating a record that is associated with, for example, the current user.
Another year is coming to an end and we cannot be prouder of what we have achieved together with YOOtheme and its amazing community. Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays!