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Some information regarding upgrade issues (54 posts)

  1. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey everyone. So a few users have been experiencing upgrade issues with the new version of Easing Slider "Lite". What appears to be happening is that the plugin is de-activating after the upgrade process. Once activated, the plugin appears to be reset and users appear lost there slideshow settings.

    This was occurring because the main plugin file was changed from 'easingslider.php', to 'easingsliderlite.php'. This small detail was actually causing no problems at all on my own WordPress installs, of which I tested 7. However, for some users this caused the plugin to automatically deactivate, thus hampering the upgrade process that would import your old slides; hence the impression that everything had been deleted.

    v2.0.1.3 of Easing Slider "Lite" has revoked this automatic process that was subject to failing. Instead, we've chosen to go with a manual process in the form of a button on the 'Edit Slideshow' page. Once you've upgraded from v1.2.1, you'll need to press this button to import your own settings. It's not ideal, but it works.

    I've taken a quick screencast below of myself following the upgrade procedure. It's actually very simple, and very familiar. Again, just be sure you import your old settings afterwards. That's it.

    http://cl.ly/1V0V411I1V09

    On a side note, Easing Slider "Lite" v2.x doesn't actually delete your old settings, so if you decide to downgrade back to v1.2.1 your old settings will remain in-tact, as they were before.

    Lastly, for most users the upgrade process has actually been going fine, so don't be alarmed or deterred from upgrading if you haven't already. Although I'm unaware of the reason why the upgrade procedure seems to differ for some WordPress installs (probably due to their hosting setup), it looks like it has (hopefully) been resolved in taking an alternative approach.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easing-slider/

  2. paulcobb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looking good - IE7 display issue seems fixed but I do see an issue as the slide scrolls in IE7 - a line part way down across the image and top and bottom parts out of registration as the image is moving. Looks like a rendering issue?

  3. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Paul, seems like an IE7 rendering issue. I wouldn't be too concerned. Little we can do about that. I've had a look at other slideshows doing the same thing, seems common. For responsive slideshows the format of actually laying out a slideshow has changed slightly, hence why what might be affecting it now probably didn't in the past.

    Again, seems common amongst other similarly designed slideshows. Just been having a look around.

    Seems perfect in every other browser! Wouldn't get too worried :)

  4. paulcobb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - wasn't too worried! - just feedback.
    If it's an IE7 shortcoming then too bad!

  5. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Long live Google Chrome! Haha! ;)

  6. maxthornton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My slider shows on some pages and does not show on others. Although all pages are on the same template?

  7. maxthornton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there any way i can download the older version of the slider and re-install this?

  8. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @maxthornton, can you link me to the page? I'll have a quick look for you.

  9. maxthornton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  10. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see what you are referring to Max, that's definitely a theme issue. Possibly related to caching problems. I see you're using a Quick Cache plugin. Have you tried updating the cache?

    The slideshow simply isn't being printed on a few of the pages. If you are sure that they are using the same template, it must be caching. There isn't anything within the slideshow code that would cause an issue like this.

    You can download the older version via the repository, but again I highly doubt you'll see a different. This isn't Easing Slider related, and definitely not something that the newer version could have caused.

  11. Omi Azad
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why you are releasing a new versing almost every day?

  12. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Omi Azad, bugfixes, and lots of them. As the software is so new, there have been quite a few initial small issues that have prevented the plugin from working for some users. It is important that we get these fixes released as soon as we have managed to fix them to avoid putting additional time into support for bugs we've already addressed. As well as this, we don't want users upgrading to find that their plugin has broken, which is what was happening in some cases.

    Being a jQuery-based plugin, this adds a secondary layer of complexity and is a serious pain-point when it comes to bugs.

    If you see minor upgrades, such as v2.1.x, and you are having no problems, you probably don't need to upgrade. That said, I would always advise remaining up to date.

    The next update, v2.1.1, will probably be the last one for a few weeks. It will be available in a couple of days, addressing the last of the very minor bugs.

    This is all just part of releasing major plugin upgrades. Especially with the nature of WordPress, lots of things can go wrong. Generally, if bugs haven't occurred during pre-release testing we can only deal with them as they come after release.

  13. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After todays upgrade, there is an issue in Safari. After each slide the whole page blinks. There is no such issue in Firefox.

  14. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi @Michal_kiczela, could provide a link to the site? Nothing I can do without be able to see myself. Thanks.

  15. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    Thank You for quick answer. My webpage http://www.vatah.pl

  16. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Http://www.vataha.pl

  17. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not seeing any problems in any browser. Tried Safari, Firefox and Chrome.

    Which version of Safari are you using? Have you tried deleting browser cache?

  18. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I even tried on Safari in ios on iphone. When picture slides and stops before other one comes, the text and whole page blinks.

  19. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using the newest version. There is no problem in Firefox, this is true. Are You using Safari under OSX or Windows?

  20. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using Safari in OSX. I'm not seeing the problem on it, but I do see it on my iPhone using iOS 6.

    Could you start a separate support topic? We can try and sort it out there :)

  21. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't know how to do it properly, I mean: starting new topic, because this is my first day here.

  22. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Don't worry, we can deal with the issue here.

    Can you try following this advise for me? It's taken from the FAQ's page.

    Firstly, disable all of the other plugins you have activated (or as many as you can). If the issue persists, with just Easing Slider "Lite" active, it is more than likely a conflict with the theme.

    If the slideshow works when it is the only plugin active, you're experiencing a plugin conflict. Carefully enable each plugin, one-by-one, checking the slideshow each time. Keep doing this until you activate the plugin that breaks the slideshow.

    After you've taken these two steps, make a support topic and we will get back to you as soon as you can. Otherwise, feel free to contact the developer(s) of the conflict plugin/theme also. They should also be able to provide you with assistance.

  23. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I could do this for about 3 hours. There was no issue in previous version at all. I will back for about 3 hours. Thanks.

  24. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It could just be a conflict with other plugin that wasn't happening in the older version. The versions are very different, nothing is the same. v2.0 is much more modern and better coded.

    Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

  25. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I disabled mostly plugins, I don't have much of it BTW, and nothing happened. The issue exists.

  26. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not really sure there is anything I can do then. There looks to be a conflict with your theme. I see it has included some animation scripts that might be causing some problems. Very unusual.

    Have you tried using the "Fade" transition? Does it happen?

  27. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, I have not tried fade one.
    With theme? But I don't change anything in theme since last working version...

  28. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is possible that the new CSS3 transitions are the cause. Your theme looks to be conflicting with them. It could be CSS or Javascript related, I'm not sure.

    Try using the "Fade" transition. If it works, then this is the case.

    The old version didn't use CSS3 transitions because at the time it was developed they weren't mainstream. CSS3 transitions are now used (if possible) instead of Javascript as they are much less intense on your computers CPU and they are much smoother, especially on mobile devices. The older script was not made for mobile at all.

  29. Michal_Kiczela
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I chenge it to fading efect - there is no issue. Any thoughts?

  30. MatthewRuddy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Read the above post :)

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