Web Stories

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Version Release Date Change Log
1.27.0 2022-11-09
  • New feature: support for changing page advancement defaults on the settings page.
  • Fixes issues with the carousel and grid layouts in the Web Stories block.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.26.0 2022-10-28
  • New feature: support for changing page advancement settings per individual page.
  • New feature: support for taking over editing from another user.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.25.1 2022-09-23
  • Fixes an issue with an incorrectly shown compatibility warning in the checklist.
  • Fixes template insertion from the dashboard
  • Fixes a couple of edge case issues around media uploads & trimming.
1.25.0 2022-09-20
  • New feature: background blurring support for webcam recording.
  • Enhancement: change and lock placement of floating menu bar.
  • Enhancements: improved saving and revisions mechanism to prevent content loss.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.24.0 2022-08-17
  • New feature: pause/resume and video trimming support for webcam recording.
  • New feature: multi-page canvas in the editor.
  • New feature: added stickers library to third-party media tab.
  • Enhancement: added category filter for videos in third-party media tab.
  • Enhancement: improved templates to make them easier to use.
  • Enhancement: improved media upload experience for pre-optimized videos.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.23.2 2022-08-02
  • Fixes another issue related to story poster images.
1.23.1 2022-07-25

Release Date: July 25, 2022.

  • Fixes an issue with story poster images not saving correctly.
1.23.0 2022-07-20

Release Date: July 20, 2022.

  • New feature: record videos, GIFs, still pictures, and background audio directly within the editor.
  • New feature: added support for hotlinking story posters, video posters, and link icons.
  • New feature: you can now change the heading levels used for text elements in the Style panel.
  • Bumped minimum WordPress version requirement to 5.7.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.22.1 2022-06-30

Release Date: June 30, 2022.

  • Fixes an issue with inserting external media by URL.
1.22.0 2022-06-21

Release Date: June 21, 2022.

  • New feature: you can now add shoppable products from WooCommerce and Shopify to your stories
  • New feature: added support for grouping, masking, and naming layers on the canvas
  • New feature: added support for filtering stories by category on the dashboard
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.21.1 2022-06-01

Release Date: June 1, 2022.

  • Fixes an issue related to roles and capabilities that caused interference with other plugins.
1.21.0 2022-05-24

Release Date: May 24, 2022.

  • Enhancement: verified compatibility with WordPress 6.0
  • Enhancement: added support for hotlinking background audio and caption files
  • Enhancement: added support for locking layers/elements on the canvas
  • Enhancement: added warning when using animations on the first page of a story
  • Enhancement: improved user feedback when submitting a story for review
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.20.0 2022-04-26

Release Date: April 26, 2022.

  • Enhancement: added support for adding new text elements from the Quick Actions menu
  • Enhancement: continued overhauling the sidebar and splitting it up into separate sections
  • Enhancement: improved keyboard navigation on the canvas
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.19.0 2022-03-29

Release Date: March 29, 2022.

  • New feature: floating menu bar for easier editing.
  • New feature: support for adding captions and disabling looping for page background audio.
  • New feature: ability to upload custom fonts.
  • New feature: story locking, displaying a message if someone else is already editing a story.
  • Enhancement: overhauled workspace, consolidating sidebar to create more space for the canvas.
  • Enhancement: make it easier to apply saved styles.
  • Enhancement: add detection for possible server misconfiguration related to CORS.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.18.1 2022-03-08

Release Date: March 8, 2022.

  • Fixes an issue where adding video captions did not work.
1.18.0 2022-03-01

Release Date: March 1, 2022.

  • Enhancement: new pre-publish confirmation dialog.
  • Enhancement: new canvas appearance when creating a new story.
  • Enhancement: use semantic heading tags (h1, h2, etc.) based on font size.
  • Bumped minimum PHP version requirement to 7.2.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.17.0 2022-02-01

Release Date: February 1, 2022.

  • New feature: border support for shapes.
  • Enhancement: added contrast check to color picker.
  • Enhancement: added support for tel: and mailto: links.
  • Enhancement: improved element resizing handling.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.16.0 2022-01-18

Release Date: January 18, 2021.

  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.9
  • New feature: improved video captions appearance in the editor.
  • New feature: duplicate elements via right-click menu.
  • Enhancement: use static images for displaying saved templates in the editor.
  • Enhancement: improved appearance when exploring templates in the dashboard.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.15.1 2021-12-07

Release Date: December 7, 2021.

  • Fixes a rare issue with crashing and failing to load particular stories.
  • Fixes an issue with mangled Unicode characters.
  • Fixes an issue with styling differences between the editor and the preview.
1.15.0 2021-11-30

Release Date: November 30, 2021.

  • New feature: external media hotlinking.
  • New feature: templates search form in the dashboard.
  • New feature: ability to qualify links as "nofollow" or "sponsored".
  • New feature: added support for password protected stories.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.14.0 2021-11-02

Release Date: November 2, 2021.

  • New feature: archive page customization.
  • New feature: improved video captions appearance on the frontend.
  • New feature: right-click menu in the layers panel.
  • Performance improvements in the editor for default page templates.
  • Fixes an issue with embeds not appearing on the frontend.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.13.0 2021-10-12

Release Date: October 12, 2021.

  • New feature: tags and categories management in the editor.
  • Performance improvements for page thumbnails in the editor.
  • Improves AMP compatibility of the Web Stories embed block.
  • Fixes an AMP validation issue related to link icons.
  • Fixes an issue with setting link icons in the editor.
  • Fixes an issue with custom page templates that caused the editor to crash.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.12.0 2021-10-05

Release Date: October 5, 2021.

  • New feature: video trimming tool in the editor.
  • New feature: improved analytics configuration via opt-in on the settings page.
  • Template colors are now available in "Saved Colors" when creating a story from a template.
  • Easier selection of publisher logos in the editor.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.11.0 2021-09-08

Release Date: September 7, 2021.

  • New feature: 8 new templates for creators to choose from.
  • New feature: right-click menu in the editing canvas.
  • New feature: background audio support.
  • New color swatches in color picker.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.10.1 2021-08-25

Release Date: August 25, 2021.

  • Fixes an issue with potential fatal errors on the frontend.
  • Fixes an issue with page attachments being removed on the frontend.
  • Fixes an issue with memory not being freed up after optimizing videos.
1.10.0 2021-08-11

Release Date: August 10, 2021.

  • New feature: 29 new templates for creators to choose from.
  • New feature: color eyedropper.
  • New feature: extended list of stickers.
  • New feature: ability to serve videos from the Google cache.
  • New feature: remove audio tracks to mute videos.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.9.0 2021-07-13

Release Date: July 13, 2021.

  • New feature: freshly redesigned checklist (now located next to the help center).
  • New feature: optimize existing videos in the WordPress media library.
  • New feature: crop publisher logo and poster images directly in the editor.
  • New feature: animated GIFs are now automatically optimized as videos.
  • New feature: 9 new templates for creators to choose from.
  • Minimum requirements are now PHP 7.0+ and WordPress 5.5+.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.8.
1.8.1 2021-06-30

Release Date: June 30, 2021.

  • New feature: 5 beautifully designed templates for creators to choose from.
  • Fixes an issue with elements disappearing when using certain animations.
1.8.0 2021-06-16

Release Date: June 16, 2021.

  • New feature: a "quick actions" menu next to the canvas for convenient access to common tools.
  • Image filters can now be applied to non-background images.
  • Improved animation curves in the story templates.
  • Fixes an issue with links and AMP validation.
1.7.2 2021-05-21

Release Date: May 20, 2021.

  • New feature: optimize videos directly from the pre-publish checklist.
  • New feature: get notified about missing video posters in the pre-publish checklist.
  • Fixes an issue with the preview mode not working anymore.
  • Improves compatibility with Jetpack VideoPress.
1.7.1 2021-05-13

Release Date: May 13, 2021.

  • Fixes an incompatibility with the AMP plugin.
1.6.0 2021-04-13

Release Date: April 13, 2021.

  • New feature: automated video optimization during upload, enabling support for MOV files.
  • New feature: canvas zoom for pixel-perfect designs.
  • New feature: toggle images in page layouts.
  • Refreshed UI in the editor and dashboard.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.5.0 2021-03-18

Release Date: March 18, 2021.

  • New feature: new ways to showcase your stories with an enhanced Gutenberg block, widget, and theme integrations.
  • New feature: new preview mode to see how your stories look on different devices.
  • Refreshed UI in the editor and dashboard.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.4.0 2021-02-17

Release Date: February 17, 2021.

  • New feature: a new help center in the editor to get started.
  • New feature: support for custom meta boxes.
  • Improvements to the pre-publish checklist.
  • UI improvements in the editor and dashboard.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.3.0 2021-01-20

Release Date: January 19, 2021.

  • New feature: support for monetization through Google AdSense and Google Ad Manager.
  • New feature: page layouts.
  • UI improvements in the editor
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.2.1 2020-12-17

Release Date: December 17, 2020.

  • New feature: automated site environment compatibility checks.
  • Improved UI for border and corner radius panels.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.2 2020-12-11
  • New features: animations, pre-publish checklist.
  • Improved captions language selector.
  • Improved compatibility with Cloudflare WAF.
1.1.1 2020-11-12

Release Date:* November 11, 2020.

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
1.1.0 2020-10-28
1.0.0 2020-09-22

Release Date: September 22nd, 2020.

  • Initial stable release.

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