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bbPress Search Widget

Extended search widget for bbPress 2.3+, plus Forum search Shortcode, plus widgetized not found content area for Form search 'no results'.

2.0.0 (2013-05-02)

  • Only for bbPress 2.3+
  • NOTE: Since this plugin version (2.0.0+) WordPress 3.5+ AND bbPress 2.3+ is REQUIRED!
  • ALSO NOTE: You'll note that bbPress 2.3+ comes with its native search functionality plus search widget, so this plugin may no longer be needed. However, for consistency and to give users the chance to change their placeholder & search string etc. I've decided to still continue development. Just consider this widget an "extended version" of the now default search widget. :)
  • NEW: Updated search widget to work with new bbPress 2.3+ native search functionality.
  • NEW: Added input options to Widget directly for: Label text, Placeholder text, Search button text -- now it's really easy to change this stuff, right? :-)
  • NEW: Added widget display options to have faster setup of the widget. Default setting is "global" (as was before). -- Note: If the provided options are not enough, just use the default setting and use other plugins like "Widget Logic" or "Widget Display" to setup more complex widget display behaviors.
  • NEW: Added Shortcode to display a little bbPress-specific search box anywhere, see FAQ here for supported parameters.
  • NEW: Added widgetized content area for the "No results" state of the bbPress Forum search - now you can easily customize this "edge case" with well-known and proved regular WordPress tools (that are Widgets!).
  • UPDATE: Some code refactoring for improved performance and better future maintenance.
  • UPDATE: Improved and extended help tab system.
  • CODE: Major code/ documentation tweaks and improvements.
  • UPDATE: Updated German translations and also the .pot file for all translators!
  • NEW: Added partly Spanish translation - user-submitted - currently 28% for v2.0.0 :).
  • NEW: Added partly French translation - user-submitted - currently 22% for v2.0.0 :).
  • UPDATE: Initiated new three digits versioning, starting with this version.
  • UPDATE: Moved screenshots to 'assets' folder in WP.org SVN to reduce plugin package size.

1.2.x (2012)

  • (Private development; unreleased)

1.2.0 (2012-05-23)

  • Only for bbPress 2.1.x
  • NEW: Added additional plugin help tab on the Widgets admin page.
  • UPDATE: Added additional div and wrapper-ID around the search form code to make this whole thing more compatible -- a.k.a styleable -- with more themes out there. This way you can style every tiny little part of the widget display. See also FAQ for a sample CSS fix/hack for the "iFeature Lite" theme.
  • UPDATE: Moved all admin-only functions/code from main file to extra admin file which only loads within 'wp-admin', this way it's all performance-improved! :)
  • CODE: Minor code/documentation tweaks and improvements.
  • UPDATE: Updated the FAQ documentation here, especially with CSS fixes for "iFeature Lite" theme.
  • UPDATE: Updated German translations and also the .pot file for all translators!
  • UPDATE: Extended GPL License info in readme.txt as well as main plugin file.

1.1.0 (2012-04-15)

  • Only for bbPress 2.1.x
  • UPDATE: Improved the display of the search results, therefore improved compatibility with lots of themes. -- Thanks to German WordPress developer Daniel Hüsken for his helping hand! :) Also thanks to Pippin Williamson for beta testing and additional advice!
  • UPDATE: Removed the post type selection box in the widget - to streamline the performance. It's now more simple and therefore better.
  • NEW: Added fully optional intro and outro text areas, so for example you can add additional search or forum instructions - leave blank to not use them.
  • NEW: Added filter and constants to make the plugin more customizeable: change search input field "label", "placeholder" and "button" text via filter -- a new constant allows also for custom disabling of the label text! -- See "FAQ" section here for more info on that!
  • NEW: Added possibility for custom and update-secure language files for this plugin - just upload them to /wp-content/languages/buddypress-toolbar/ (just create this folder) - this enables you to use complete custom wording or translations.
  • CODE: Minor code and documentation tweaks and improvements.
  • UPDATE: Updated readme.txt file for the new features plus documentation.
  • UPDATE: Added some new and updated existing screenshots.
  • UPDATE: Updated German translations and also the .pot file for all translators!
  • NEW: Added banner image on WordPress.org for better plugin branding :)

1.0.0 (2011-10-10)

  • Only for bbPress 2.0.x
  • Initial release

Requires: 3.5 and bbPress 2.3+ or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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