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Benchmark Email Lite

Benchmark Email Lite lets you build an email list from your WordPress site, and easily send your subscribers email versions of your posts and pages.

2.4.5 on 2014-01-04

  • Added: Email Template tab with instructions for customizing the email template colors, fonts, and logo, with button to reset template to default values.
  • Added: HTML processing library to normalize the email template and body HTML and convert WP core classes to embedded CSS for GMail.
  • Added: Overall report of all links clicked and by whom, in addition to the click performance report and link detail report.
  • Added: Link to flush/refresh transients on reports level 1 and 2 screens now that we use the 5min caching.
  • Added: Auto flushing of report transients/cache at new campaign creation.
  • Added: Email template EMAIL_MD5_HERE anchor to bring in the Gravatar site admin email hash for logo sample purposes.
  • Added: Settings saved message to settings panels.
  • Added: Hook to prepopulate with the default values when setting is new on an installation, logic that resets the template to default to always run except when template contains BODY_HERE to ensure that no faulty template not containing the page body can be saved.
  • Updated: Default template HTML a bit and adjusted descriptive text on the template page editor as well as target=_blank linking.
  • Updated: JS error alert box linebreaks for FireFox compatibility. Put metabox date/time fields line break to separate them a bit.
  • Updated: Reports WP transients to store email list for 5mins (level 1) and campaign summaries (level 2) for 5mins. Campaign details (level 3) continue to be pulled in realtime. Improves performance when clicking around.
  • Updated: Pie chart background for transaprency for WP38 admin theming.
  • Updated: Widget and shortcode submission handling to return the form upon errors. Trac references #2103.
  • Updated: Metabox time drop down to display in North American standard.
  • Updated: Gettext i18n echoing for cleaner code.
  • Updated: Email rendering code to pull from the new admin setting for Email Template HTML prior to using the previous template file.
  • Updated: Settings API structuring to accomodate the second settings page.
  • Fixed: Bug in the code that deactivates widgets of disabled API keys. Thanks to kris0499 for the issue report.
  • Fixed: Repopulation of widget after submission errors occur. Trac references #2104
  • Fixed: FaultCode detection to level 1 reports page. Trac references #2101

2.4.4 on 2013-12-14

  • Added: static function declarations for WP3.6 strict standards debug mode compatibility.
  • Updated: Tab name from Reports to Emails to make room for changes to the email listings format.
  • Updated: Moved some methods around for optimal OOP mojo.
  • Updated: Page anchor for the timezone selection on BME UI, as linked from the metabox timezone paragraph.
  • Updated: Date selector to show dates up to 365 days into the future, the limit of the BME interface as well.
  • Updated: Reports area table column widths to be more uniform and consistent. Set campaign caching timeout to 1 hour to expire old data.
  • Updated: URL to WP core arrow images for widget admin side due to 3.8 no longer having the arrows-vs.png file. Changed to arrows.png file that exists with both admin themes pre 3.8 and post 3.8. Trac references #2083
  • Removed: DIV wrapper of plugin as it was causing duplicate IDs and in T14 the response body was invisible. Trac references #2085
  • Fixed: Widget instances used within page shortcodes to prevent PHP strict standards notice about calling the widget class statically.
  • Fixed: PHP warning 'division by zero' for campaigns with 0 opens on the main campaign summary screens.
  • Fixed: Typo in the settings script.
  • Fixed: Printing of extra widget wrapper on forms and responses. Added code to track if widget is in shortcode mode. Trac references #2084 #2086
  • Fixed: Widget pre title html echo to be before title. Trac references #2081 and #2082
  • Fixed: Widget API key deletion to inactive sidebar disablement code to prevent action from recurring after the widget was disabled. Trac references #2080

2.4.3 on 2012-12-05

  • Added: Filter 'benchmarkemaillite_compile_email_theme' to allow external email template customization. See FAQ.
  • Added: Automatic radio button selection of sending type on the metabox when sub elements are chosen.
  • Added: Message when a widgets of deleted API keys are being deactivated.
  • Updated: Feedback responses on the post metabox, especially for the successful sending of test email campaigns.
  • Updated: Renamed some function names to match the WP hook they relate to.
  • Updated: Changed message on sent test email campaigns to say 'sent' instead of 'created'.
  • Updated: Updated WP admin notice box contents to look more normal, yellow or red based on status of message as error or update message.
  • Updated: Minor enhancement to settings links code.
  • Fixed: Bug regarding the Please Select option for widget administration.
  • Fixed: Bug on defaulting of the list selection, by deactivating widgets of deleted API keys.
  • Fixed: Bug with field validation when the same widget exists on a page in both a shortcode and a sidebar widget.
  • Fixed: Bug with the missing API key error persisting during the first refresh after putting in an API key.

2.4.2 on 2012-11-07

  • Added: Looping of detailed report data requests, to present full table of data (over 100 limit).
  • Added: Line number counter to detailed reports.
  • Added: Connection timeout warning atop the settings and reports interfaces with button to reconnect.
  • Added: Descriptive text on the individual email detail reports.
  • Updated: Moved report under Links Clicked to the email campaign page as Click Performance to more closely mirror the BME interface.
  • Updated: Split email links report into parent and child reports per URL being referenced.
  • Removed: Lower limit on timeout. Was set at a minimum of 10 seconds.
  • Fixed: Changed the Opens By Country report on the main email campaign page to only show when there has been at least 1 recorded open.

2.4.1 on 2012-10-17

  • Added: Ability to send test email copies to up to 5 addresses.
  • Added: Administration sidebar menu flyouts to match tabs.
  • Updated: Organized library, markup, and JS files into folders.
  • Updated: Reorganized reports code for better optimization.
  • Updated: Reports tab reporting when there are no reports, or no reports for specific keys.
  • Updated: Adjusted reports table column widths.
  • Updated: Set maxlength settings for posts/pages metabox text input fields.
  • Fixed: Error message window was persisting for 5 seconds, when it should just display once.
  • Fixed: Email template height 100% was causing extra space in footer of test emails.

2.4 on 2012-08-15

  • Added: Shortcode that allows any sign up form widget to be used within pages and posts.

2.3.1 on 2012-07-18

  • Fixed: Minor bug with the subtitle display during widget administration.

2.3 on 2012-06-04

  • Added: Full email campaign reporting capabilities.
  • Updated: Moved menu item from the Settings section to a top level item with icon.

2.2.1 on 2012-03-28

  • Added: Setting for connection timeout to be customized for diagnostic purposes. See FAQ.
  • Fixed: Removed Extra 1 and Extra 2 widget field options due to newer defaults. See FAQ.

2.2 on 2012-03-26

  • Added: Scheduling capabilities for post to campaigns feature.
  • Added: Prevents admin area slowdowns by detecting API server connections over 5 seconds and disabling communications for 5 minutes.

2.1 on 2012-03-12

  • Added: All additional fields supported by BME onto widget signup form administration.
  • Added: Upgrade procedure from v2.0.x to 2.1 saved widgets.
  • Fixed: Notices showing up upon page/post deletion.

2.0.2 on 2012-02-20

  • Fixed: Queue unloading was failing when the API connection goes down and subscriptions come in.

2.0.1 on 2012-02-13

  • Added: Green and red indicators adjacent to entered API keys on the Benchmark Email Lite settings page, showing status upon save.
  • Added: Benchmark Email response code into error message after creating an email campaign failure.
  • Fixed: Includes silent updates made to the v2.0 release concerning automatic upgrading of saved widget settings from earlier v1.x.
  • Fixed: v3.3.0 compatibility when no widgets preexisted from earlier version caused a warning at the top of the screen.
  • Fixed: After deleting API key, the warnings about the need to have an API key weren't being fired anymore.
  • Fixed: Bad API key(s) were triggering an error "Unable to connect" that wasn't very helpful.
  • Fixed: Bad API key(s) were causing the good API keys to not be considered and utilized.

2.0 on 2012-01-31

  • Added: Ability to create Benchmark Email campaigns from WordPress pages and posts.
  • Added: Ability to send post campaigns immediately to either a test address or a selected Benchmark Email list.
  • Added: Plugin settings page for global API Key(s) and campaign settings.
  • Updated: Moved API key setting from individual widgets to a new Plugin settings panel.
  • Updated: Split PHP functions among several classes/files for organization and growth.
  • Updated: Added warranty disclaimer text in the main Plugin file header.
  • Fixed: W3C validation error on strict mode, caused by two hidden input fields.
  • Fixed: Localizations (language) weren't being loaded properly for International support.

1.1 on 2011-12-07

  • Added: Prepopulation of the fields for logged in users.
  • Added: Ability to toggle first and last name fields off.
  • Added: Optional text to display to your readers.
  • Added: Ability to change the text of the subscribe button.
  • Added: Added widget title display in widget subtitle bar area.
  • Added: New link on widget admin panel to view list names on BME.
  • Updated: Expanded widget administration panel width to 400 pixels.
  • Updated: Moved widget back end and front end HTML markup code to separate files.
  • Updated: Added text next to the API Key field regarding FAQ #1.
  • Updated: Sanitization functions adjusted.
  • Removed: Output of widget set-up instructions on website before the widget is configured.
  • Fixed: Bug when extra spaces existed between words in the list name admin vs front end behavior differed.

1.0.5 on 2011-08-18

  • Updated: Moved the subscriptions queueing in the event of API failure to WP cron instead of being triggered upon subsequent subscription.
  • Updated: Moved the subscriptions queueing in the event of API failure storage from a CSV file type storage to storage in the WordPress database. Prevents filesystem permissions issues.
  • Updated: Cleaned-up some code with unnecessary referencing of widget IDs during subscriptions processing.
  • Updated: Renamed "cache" to "queue" for clarification about the failover handling support.
  • Fixed: Added a new button on the widget configuration panel to "Verify API Key and List Name" as the previous tab-off event wasn't always being executed if users click Save without first tabbing off the elements to be tested.

1.0.4 on 2011-06-20

  • Added: AJAX feedback mechanism in widget administration that checks the API key and list name fields against the Benchmark Email database and reports status.
  • Updated: Subscription to utilize Benchmark Email's double opt-in method. This prevents the problem when somebody who wants to re-subscribe can't get out of the Master Unsubscribe List.

1.0.3 on 2011-05-23

  • Added: BME API key to failover CSV temporary buffer file.
  • Added: Spinner icon appearance upon front end form submission.
  • Updated: The response texts to proper case.
  • Updated: The CSV buffer file processing logic and combined with main process.
  • Fixed: PHP notices showing up when debug mode is turned on in wp-config.php.
  • Removed: Display of the front end form upon successful submission.

1.0.2 on 2011-05-18

  • Added: Failover handling. If the API becomes unavailable the Plugin will dump subscriptions into a CSV buffering file in the Plugin folder that will attempt to post to the API and clear the file upon each subsequent subscription submission.
  • Updated: The first name and last name field titles from "firstname" to "First Name" per the spec of the newly released API.
  • Fixed: Bug when multiple widgets exist on a page and sometimes aren't being keyed properly, causing the processor to not always know which widget is being submitted.

1.0.1 on 2011-05-14

  • Added: Support for international language translation/localization.
  • Added: Anchor #benchmark-email-lite into URL so that after form submission it puts the user on the proper screen position to view the server response.
  • Updated: Admin area widget field sanitization method to sanitize_text_field() function requiring v2.9.0.
  • Updated: Title for the Benchmark Email Token to the term "API Key" to match what Benchmark Email is calling it on their website.
  • Updated: The server response to clear out the submitted values upon successful form submission.
  • Fixed: Bug in first name, last name, and email address submitted data sanitizing to be compatible with international symbols or anything that WordPress considers safe for data validation purposes. Reference: sanitize_email() and sanitize_text_field() functions on WordPress Codex.
  • Fixed: Bug when the widget is installed multiple times on a single page leading to only one form pre-populating the entered data and some CSS conflicts. Multiple instances per page are now supported!

1.0 on 2011-05-12

  • Added: Initial Plugin release.

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9
Last Updated: 2014-4-20
Downloads: 30,237

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