Category Archives: MyStyle WP Plugin Updates

MyStyle Custom Product Designer Plugin v3.9.1 Released with Bug Fix

Just earlier today we released the MyStyle Custom Product designer plugin for WordPress/WooCommerce version 3.9.1. This version has a bug fix for some pages coming back with a 404 response code, although the page would load fine. This resulted from updates to meet WordPress coding standards.

How to Update to 3.9.1+

Go to your WordPress admin > Plugins and press Update on the main MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin.  The update should be quick and painless!

Reactivate If Necessary

We have had reports that some systems deactivated the plugin upon update.  If for any reason the plugin has an error while updating, it will deactivate.  Be sure to reload your plugins page after update to check and re-activate it as the new version, verifying that it did update to at least version 3.9.1 or higher.  In most cases this shouldn’t be necessary, but double-check just to be sure.

WordPress Plugin v3.9.0+ Mobile Viewport Improvements and DIVI Tweaks

Plugin Update:

We’ve corrected some issues view and mobile usability in the MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin for WordPress/WooCommerce. This was an issue that some devices have had with the app not fitting the page well, sticking off the page to the right on small screens. We’ve also added a few more tweaks and tunes to make usability a little more natural for mobile. If you update to the most recent version of our core plugin (any version 3.9.0 or above), you will get the new updates that fix these issues for smart, responsive page auto-adjustments.

Viewport Zooming for Mobile Devices: Better Than Just “Responsive”

Responsive was always supported with the app, and the viewport zooming too to some extent, but it was limited and had some problems with some screen sizes.  In many cases, the theme often can leave the page unfitted for the app.   The viewport now automatically adjusts much better so that the design app can fit in portrait mode to the screen without any pinching or zooming.  Essentially, we’re doing the perfect pinch-zoom for the user, so that they don’t have to, and locking it in there.  We update this on page resize events so that if the user turns the phone or tablet sideways, it re-calibrates the zoom, in addition to switching modes from Portrait (buttons on bottom) vs Landscape (buttons on top/left).  This should help most sites automatically leave enough room for dragging on the handlebars on the sides as well.

Disabling Viewport Rewriting for the Customize Page

You can disable the viewport zooming in the MyStyle settings, if your theme or your custom code already takes care of this.  Just be sure to allow a minimum app width of 550px to allow for the application plus draggable side handle space.

Full Screen Button Moved Up to Top

Full screen, the app really works best. The full screen button, however, was beneath the app where it might go unnoticed. So, we’ve moved the button to the top of the page to make it quicker to see right away before getting down into the app on page by scrolling. This should encourage a lot more users to go full screen, where scrolling is eliminated entirely.

Scroll Handlebars

We’ve added some subtle handlebars to the left and right of the app for users to be able to scroll easier if they’re on a smaller size screen, since the main design area touch-and-drag will move the design elements rather than the page.

Adjustments for DIVI

DIVI is a popular theme for wordpress that uses an 80% page width.  We’ve overridden this now to allow the app to use more of page size by reducing their default margins and page size just on the Customizer page itself.

 

Major Mobile Device Responsive Improvements

Last week we rolled out some major improvements to the MyStyle Custom Product Designer WordPress Pluin in ways that help the app the page of more WordPress themes without needing to edit or override your theme.

WP Theme Margins and Paddings and Viewports 

Previously, many themes margins and paddings and own approaches to handling the page responsively for all device sizes was having some issues with our iframe.  This meant that on some phones, especially smaller and older ones, the page would not “collapse” down elegantly to allow for the app to fit, and would not adjust viewport correctly to accommodate a PWA like the MyStyle HTML5 Customizer.

Major Responsive Updates in 3.2.X+

We’re happy to say that now, if you update your plugin to version 3.2.0 or higher, you will get a new option in your settings that should be ON by default, to override your theme’s viewport tag, and fit the page to the device better to accommodate the customizer app’s iframe on page. This allows the page to fit to the app more naturally in both portrait (upright) and landscape (sideways) hand-held orientations.  As always, just press “update” in your plugin list for the MyStyle plugin and it will self-update.  Then, visit your settings to ensure the setting for overriding viewport is enabled, which it should be by default.

Improved Portrait Mode

In portrait mode, you’ll notice the app buttons dock to the bottom of the window, much like popular apps do, such as Instagram, making it very familiar to the user and also much more in-reach of the thumb.

UI Zoom Fix for Retina Displays and HD Displays

This now works especially well for some devices when using Full Screen Mode, as we’ve corrected a zoom-level issue for both regular and retina displays that will compensate accordingly to make finger sized buttons where before tiny buttons would sometimes show on high-resolution devices.

Full Screen Mode

There is also a full screen mode button now on the page beneath the app window, that will snap the app to the top, left, right, and bottom edges of the screen automatically, for an even better experience. In this mode, the full-screen can be canceled by pressing the “x” that appears in the top right corner, as with most software.

Just WORKS Out of the Box!  Yes, That Means No More CSS Hackery.

This should help many WordPress / WooCommerce plugin users to integrate with their theme without having to do any custom CSS coding or adjustments, and make it much easier for a user to use the app on handheld devices without the theme causing it to go off-page, or not fit the screen well in general. All-in-all this should have a positive effect on sales ratios for any site that has a majority of users on mobile devices, which has by 2018, really become the norm.

If your particular theme still has any responsive issues, please let us know ASAP so we can push an update to accommodate your theme’s non-standard layouts or viewport scripts.

Happy Customizing!

WP/WC Plugin Update v3.1.2 – MyStyle Plugin Activation Bug Fixed for WordPress 4.9.x

Yesterday we shipped 3.1.2 with an update to fix new WordPress update errors with MyStyle plugin’s initial activation.

WordPress “Sandbox Security” Checks Caused New Bugs

WordPress shipped an update recently that includes a new “Sandbox for Security” feature that essentially runs plugin code, which can include front-end code, in the admin in a new way of pre-checking for errors. But, in fact it causes some errors, too, since front-end run time code can sometimes rely on non-admin page variables, and won’t be able to find them in the admin. This probably effects a lot of plugins who will have to do the same sort of patches we’ve just done.

Fixes Are Live

In any case, we’ve patched up the issues with this new WordPress change and everything should work fine now. Strangely this only seemed to affect some systems and not others, but for whatever reason activating the plugin would cause an error in this pre-check that would gallivant thru the admin notifications like an actual Fatal Error would occur if enabled, when really there was no error once activated at all. In any case, we’ve adapted to the new checks and fixed this issue in our latest release of the MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin for WordPress / WooCommerce.

Here’s the official release notes:

v3.1.2 of the main WP plugin

* Bug Fix: Fixed a bug with our design profile shortcode and WP 4.9’s new Sandbox for Safety feature.
* Updated the readme.txt to reflect that the plugin is compatible with up to WordPress 4.9.2.

Customizer Update 3.5.11

Wow, the holidays is really living up to it’s reputation this year with huge spikes in conversion across all personalization enabled sites! With this comes a couple more bug fixes.  Here’s a recap of the last couple updates to the WordPress plugin.  For this update,  you can just press “update” on the plugin in your wordpress admin and auto-update.

MyStyle Custom Product Designer (Main WP Plugin) Changelog

3.1.1

  • Security bug: Fixed a security bug where private designs were being listed on the design gallery/index.

3.1.0

  • Now gracefully handling no WooCommerce situations.
  • You can now set an alternate design complete url.
  • Updated the readme.txt to reflect that the plugin is tested with up to WP 4.8.3.
  • Updated the ‘WC tested up to’ field to 3.2.3.

MyStyle Now Fully SSL (https)

You may have noticed the green lock in our address bar signifying a secure URL, because we’ve gone fully secure with our whole website as well as all of our HTML5 and Render apps!

Fully SSL Support for All Customizers and Now All Website Services

MyStyle HTML5 Customizer in all of our flavors of WordPress WooCommerce plugins, OpenCart and Magento plugins, etc all support full HTTPS connections (SSL websites). This is a standard some of our development teammates such as IBM have urged us to move forward with and we are happy to say we’ve completed that transition. You can now use our HTML5 customizer on any fully SSL (https://) website, rather than http://, and this has been available in testing for months, but now we’ve also followed suit with our website and our website based services, too. With this change we’re now forwarding all http:// traffic to the https:// URL instead, with the exception of some special case URLs for legacy Renderer users.

Google and IBM Strongly Recommend It.

This standard was also suggested by Google as the new standard for all websites to move to using for their entire websites, not just the traditional usage we’ve typically used where we only use SSL for checkout and register/login (where passwords or sensitive data is used). As far as standards go, partners like Google and IBM are definitely two we like to trust and generally heed their advice!

Test Your Sites and Workflows

Please test your sites and log a ticket for any issues you may encounter on your own sites while switching to https:// with regard to our HTML5 Customizer and Print Image Renderer, and we’ll be happy to help you with the transition. For most sites, it should be as easy as changing your site to SSL and our updated plugins will automatically follow suit if the outer site is SSL.

SSL Is Recommended, but Not Required

If you’re not using an SSL website yourself, that’s ok, too. Your site can use regular http:// and our apps will adopt that protocol and use our own secure calls in the background.

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who has helped us Q/A during the transition and all of our clients who made the jump to SSL right away.

MyStyle Custom Product Designer Version 3.0 Released

The MyStyle team is excited to announce a minor change in the code but a major update for the plugin. The plugin will now use our HTML5 Customizer by default, as opposed to the Flash customizer. This marks the official deprecation of the Flash version and strong recommendation to update your MyStyle plugins and switch your own Customizer apps entirely over to HTML5.

You’ll see the Settings tab switched to say “Enable Flash (Not Recommended)”. Make sure this is NOT checked to always use HTML5.

Our team has been working around the clock to update our HTML5 customizer with new standards for mobile usability and the core feature list from our legacy Flash Customizer. We’re happy to say that between our new versions of the HTML5 Customizer and Renderer combined we are now printing at higher resolutions than ever with the SVG and JPG formats with 300dpi and vector quality.

WordPress 4.8 and WooCommerce 3.1 Compatibility Verified with Successful Unit Testing – MyStyle Custom Product Designer Minor Update 2.1.1

We’ve just released a minor update for the plugin that verifies unit tests have passed on the most current WordPress and WooCommerce versions as listed below.  There is also a fix for an admin debug tool for repairing the design pages for an old legacy bug that rarely occurs.

Update Overview

This update is not critical or required if your system is already stable, but is safe to use with all versions of WordPress and WooCommerce.

  • Fixed an issue with the Design Profile Page Fix tool.
  • Unit tested current wordpress version and ran primary UX cases with no errors (WordPress 4.8)
  • Unit tested current WooCommerce version and ran primary UX cases with no errors (WooCommerce 3.1)
  • Updated readme.txt to reflect that the plugin has been tested with up to WP 4.8.0
  • Updated readme.txt to reflect that the plugin has been tested with up to WooCommerce 3.1.1

Update v 2.1.0 for MyStyle Custom Product Designer for WordPress WooCommerce

We’ve recently released version 2.1.0 of the MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin for WordPress / WooCommerce. This is a non-critical update that addresses the following features or points:

Feature Updates

  • The main product link for customized cart items now goes to the regular product page (it was previously going to the design profile page).
  • Added a system for theming the output of the plugin.
  • Added a theme-able template file for the output of the cart item thumbnail for customized products.

Update Easily in Seconds from your WP Admin

Update by pressing “update” on the main MyStyle Custom Product Desginer plugin in your WordPress plugins list.

MyStyle Custom Product Designer (WP Plugin) v 2.0.3 and Email Manager (WP-Add-On) 2.0.2

Today we are releasing the main MyStyle Custom Product Designer 2.0.3 for WordPress / WooCommere, along with the WP/WC Email Manager Add-On.

Bug Fixes for Reloaded Designs and Add-to-Cart with Dynamic Pricing

Both updates address bugs with reloading and adding designs to cart that have dynamic pricing using the Dynamic Pricing plugin for WooCommerce.

Non-Critical Update

This update is not mandatory, but it’s a good idea to stay up to date with the MyStyle plugin releases just in case. No rush, but when you can, it’s recommended you update to current if you’re using the WP plugin or the Email Manager add-on.

Update Both Plugins, Auto vs Manual

Please note that the main plugin can be updated from your WP admin by just pressing “update”, but as with all of our Add-Ons, they must be downloaded here from our website and installed manually into your plugins section by de-activating and deleting the old plugin, then uploading the new plugin zip file and activating it with the Activate link. Since all of our Add-Ons are a manual-update, they will not show an update link or any notice about a new version being available in your admin. To check this, simply look at the version number on your MyStyle Email Manager Add-on plugin in the list, and see if it’s 2.0.2 or higher. If not, you need the update!

Major Release (2.0.0) for WooCommerce 3.X / PHP 7.X – All MyStyle WordPress Plugins and Add-Ons

UPDATE 5/31/2017: We have released 2.0.1 which patches some issues being caused by the plugin/add-on load order which we have no control over. In my dev environment, the design manager was loading second and then it worked. In v2.0.1 (of all of our add-ons) I updated the code so that it will work regardless of the plugin load order.
Original Post Below:


Today we released a highly anticipated update for the MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin and all its related MyStyle add-ons that make them compatible with numerous 3rd party technology updates including:

  • WooCommerce 2.X
  • WooCommerce 3.X
  • WordPress 4.7.X (tested up to 4.7.5 5/30/2017)
  • PHP 5.X
  • PHP 6.X
  • PHP 7.X

Major Version 2.0 Across All Plugins

To keep things in sync we’ve updated to major revision number 2.0.0 for our main WordPress plugin (MyStyle Custom Product Designer).  This is a distinct change to many of the hooks and programming methods that were previously used in WooCommerce 2.X.

This includes:

  • MyStyle Custom Product Designer
  • Design Manager add-on
  • Email Manager add-on
  • Order Queue add-on

This means any MyStyle plugin with version 2.0 or higher will be compatible with the current WooCommerce version (3.0.7) or older, and will most likely stay compatible with WooCommerce’s upcoming minor revisions and updates since their 3.X changes were also a major update that cleaned and refactored significant internal core programming and should last them years with their new structure.

Dev Notes

Here’s a few words on things to note from our senior WP developer:

v2.0.0 of the plugins supports WooCommerce 3.0.x and PHP 7.0.x. They are backwards compatible and still support WooCommerce 2.x.x and PHP 5.3-6. Since the main plugin is backwards compatible with the old versions of the add-ons, older versions of php and WooCommerce 2.x, everyone should be able to upgrade all of our MyStyle add-on plugins without issues. It should be noted however, that the change-variations-in-cart plugin and product add-ons plugin aren’t yet compatible with WC 3.x or PHP 7. So sites using these plugins should stay on WC 2.x and PHP 5.x for now. It should also be noted that many other plugins from other companies don’t yet support WC 3.x and PHP 7, so updating even when not running the above two plugins should be done with care.
 

SSL Support

The HTML5 app now supports SSL out of the box in BETA form. If you are in need of an https:// (SSL) solution for your website, use the checkbox to force HTML5 only to test out SSL support!

Update Your Site if Using WooCommerce 3.X

Be sure to update your site plugins accordingly if you’re using WooCommerce 3.X or higher.

WP Plugin MyStyle Custom Product Designer 1.7 Major DB and Session Handling Fix

We recently released MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin version 1.7 for wordpress / woo commerce. You can update right in your WP Admin by clicking update on the plugin.

Bot Sessions Saving in DB

As usual, bots are ruining nice things on the internet.  Because of the large amount of bot traffic (including both legit bots like search engine bots, monitoring bots, etc and also spambots and hackerbots and such) session data to track user designs may have increased the database table sizes significantly, depending on how your site is set up to block bots or not.  In some cases, the tables were very very large having stored hundreds of thousands of bot sessions.  This was discovered in versions less than 1.7 in May 2017 and quickly fixed.  With version 1.7 design sessions will only be stored upon design completion, and the database will be automatically purged of old bot session data.  If the table sizes grow large enough, it could cause poor performance on the website (slowing down website response time).

Fixed in 1.7 with Auto-Clean-Up

MyStyle Custom Product Designer v1.7 and higher will automatically clean up old session data in the DB, purging it entirely to shrink the table size.  New sessions will not be stored for bots, keeping things small and clean.

1.7+  Update Recommended

If you are using the MyStyle Custom Product Designer for WordPress / WooCommerce and have a version less than 1.7, we highly recommend updating to 1.7 to auto-clean your session data from the DB and prevent bots from slowing down your database.    

New Update Version 1.6.1 MyStyle Custom Product Designer Fixes Version 1.6.0 Handoff Bug

Please be aware that we recently put out an update v 1.6.1 of the MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin for WordPress / WooCommerce. This release fixes a critical error in the mystyle handoff (present in version 1.6.0 only) flow that would prevent a design from being saved to the website or cart, but it would send the saved email to the author anyway. With version 1.6.1 this error is fixed.

This release was put out the same day that the bug in version 1.6.0 was reported. Thanks to Eugene for finding and posting the bug in the forum first immediately after the first release so that we could fix it and put out the next update quickly.

Who This Effects

If you have < 1.6.0 or you have 1.6.1 or higher, this will not effect you. You can safely continue to use the version you have, or download the WordPress marketplace version (1.6.1 or higher) and either way you should be stable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone who updated between the two releases, but the fix was out really fast so it did not have time to show up on most sites.

Side Note: WordPress 4.7.1 fixes 61 WordPress Bugs

Let this be a lesson for ANY plugin, not just MyStyle, to always wait a day or two after a new release for any initial bug reports to come in and be fixed to avoid being the first one to discover an issue! Nobody likes to admit that bugs occasionally get shipped, but even in the most professional release processes in the most professional companies, the occasional bug slips thru the cracks, and the NEXT update is usually the fix for any round 1 issues. This is also true with WordPress itself. Just look at version 4.7.1 out now, it fixes 61 bugs that were present in their more major release of 4.7.0, and that’s the leading most widely tested platform in the world. We waited on 4.7.0 and jumped on 4.7.1, and we’re glad we did :)

MyStyle Custom Product Designer (WordPress Plugin) Update v1.2.1

New update to the MyStyle Custom Product Designer just went out to the WP Plugin Marketplace.

Highlights

One common bug with the newest versions of WordPress + WooCommerce was that new resposnive resolution image features were overriding the product image in the cart.  This has been fixed so that the customized product image is now what shows as the thumbnail again, as usual / expected.

Updates

  • Updated the author from mystyle to mystyleplatform.
  • Fixed bug with the thumbnail image in latest WP (caused by srcset attribute).
  • Now validating the mystyle product options.
  • Fixed some WP Coding Standards issues with some of the test files.
  • Added more sophisticated notices system.
  • Fixed some CSS issues with the admin screens in the latest WP and fixed a typo in a CSS name.
  • Updated the readme.txt to reflect that WP 4.4.1 is fully tested and working.

Get the Update

To get the update, simply log into your WP Admin > Plugin list and click “update” on the MyStyle Plugin.

If you update manually on your server, download the lastest release from the wordpress plugin marketplace, and replace the previous mystyle plugin with the plugin files/directory in your wp-content/plugins directory (standard WP Plugin structure).