Password Protected Categories

2.1.20

Release date 21 May 2024

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  • FIX

    Document Library Pro - Download button not inheriting protection from parent category when the child category is public.

2.1.19

Release date 08 April 2024

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  • TWEAK

    Document Library Pro - show or hide the multi-select checkboxes depending on document protection.

  • FIX

    Document Library Pro - preview and download button visible when document is assigned to multiple categories where at least one is public.

  • FIX

    Document Library Pro - no buttons visible on documents when no categories assigned.

  • FIX

    PHP 8.2 Deprecation notice.

  • DEV

    Tested up to WP 6.5

2.1.18

Release date 11 January 2024

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  • FIX

    Taxonomy menu items stayed hidden when multiple protection levels applied to an unlocked term.

  • FIX

    Posts menu items stayed hidden when multiple protection levels applied to an unlocked term.

  • FIX

    Avoid conflict with Ultimate Member's Access restriction feature.

  • FIX

    Unable to use HTML within the "Login message" setting when using the setup wizard.

  • TWEAK

    Other minor improvements.

  • DEV

    Updated internal libraries.

  • DEV

    Tested up to WP 6.4.2

2.1.17

Release date 09 August 2023

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  • DEV

    Updated internal libraries.

  • DEV

    Tested up to WP 6.3.

2.1.16

Release date 31 May 2023

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  • FIX

    FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING is deprecated as of PHP 8.1

  • DEV

    Updated internal libraries.

2.1.15

Release date 01 May 2023

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  • FIX

    protected posts showing on archive pages while the post is still locked.

  • FIX

    protected posts showing on the search results page while the post is still locked.

2.1.14

Release date 18 April 2023

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  • FIX

    Menu items displaying while still locked.

2.1.13

Release date 10 April 2023

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  • FIX

    Protected categories showing up in filters of the "Document Library Pro" plugin.

2.1.12

Release date 28 March 2023

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  • FIX

    Buttons of documents in public categories of the "Document Library Pro" plugin, don't display regardless of being logged in or out.

2.1.11

Release date 15 March 2023

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  • TWEAK

    hide download and preview buttons in the "Document Library Pro" plugin when the post is locked.

2.1.10

Release date 31 October 2022

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  • FIX

    protected sub categories are showing in the categories filter when using the Posts Table Pro plugin.

  • DEV

    Updated Barn2 libraries.

2.1.9

Release date 23 August 2022

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  • FIX

    compatibility issue between the "Pods" and "The Events Calendar" plugin.

2.1.8

Release date 21 April 2022

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  • FIX

    protected & unlocked categories not being displayed in default WP category widget.

2.1.7

Release date 13 April 2022

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  • FIX

    child categories with inherited protection not visible within the Posts Table Pro filter.

2.1.6

Release date 11 April 2022

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  • TWEAK

    added autofocus support to the password form.

  • FIX

    child categories with inherited protection not visible within the Document Library Pro filter.

  • FIX

    broken select2 styling when the Avada theme & Yoast SEO are active.

2.1.5

Release date 04 April 2022

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  • FIX

    fixed an issue that prevented unchecking of the "password protected" option.

  • TWEAK

    improved PHP8 compatibility.

  • TWEAK

    improved WPML compatibility.

2.1.4

Release date 10 February 2022

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  • FIX

    fixed an issue that prevented passwords from being displayed when changing/switching protection type.

2.1.3

Release date 08 February 2022

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  • DEPRECATED

    "Private categories" option. Private categories will continue to work, but it's recommend to switch to the more user-friendly "Role" option.

  • TWEAK

    Added a deprecation notice inside the category editing page.

  • TWEAK

    adjusted the order of certain options inside the setup wizard.

  • TWEAK

    adjusted the order of sections inside the plugin's settings page.

  • TWEAK

    updated language files.

2.1.2

Release date 15 November 2021

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  • TWEAK

    search users via ajax when protecting terms by "users".

  • FIX

    undefined index errors within the setup wizard when selected pages no longer exist.

  • FIX

    terms not selectable within gutenberg when using specific protection rules.

  • FIX

    some unlocked content would not display as unlocked when publicly queried.

2.1.1

Release date 03 November 2021

  • FIX

    setup wizard unable to start when the license is not activated.

  • FIX

    compatibility issues with deprecated PHP versions.

2.1.0

Release date 06 October 2021

  • NEW

    Added central login page support.

  • NEW

    Added setup wizard.

  • TWEAK

    Updated language file.

  • FIX

    Child categories not inheriting protection rules when multiple taxonomies are assigned to a post.

2.0.0

Release date 07 September 2021

  • NEW

    Added user & role protection to protected categories.

  • TWEAK

    Updated language file.

  • DEV

    Updated Barn2 library.

1.4.4

Release date 20 July 2021

  • Tested up to WordPress 5.8.
  • DEV

    Updated Barn2 library; minor bug fixes.

1.4.3

Release date 9 June 2020

  • FIX

    Error in license system which resulted in license key being deactivated on some sites.

  • DEV

    Added Composer support.

  • DEV

    Updated Barn2 library; minor bug fixes.

1.4.2

Release date 26 February 2020

  • NEW

    Added CSS classes to the tag for private and protected categories.

  • FIX

    Bug which prevented event categories being protected in The Events Calendar plugin.

  • DEV

    Added additional hooks when a private or password protected category is displayed.

1.4.1

Release date 11 February 2020

  • FIX

    Fixed a bug introduced in previous update which meant protected posts were always displayed in archives, the main blog page, widget areas and navigation menus when the 'Show password protected categories and posts to visitors' option was unticked.

  • FIX

    Improve compatibility with WooCommerce Protected Categories plugin.

1.4

Release date 8 February 2020

  • NEW

    Updated plugin architecture and added new license system.

  • TWEAK

    Minor HTML and styling changes to password login form.

  • TWEAK

    Added 'no cache' constants to prevent caching of protected posts/categories using certain caching plugins.

1.3.4

Release date 31 October 2019

  • Tested up to WordPress 5.3.
  • Updated library code.
  • Fix compatibility issue with WooCommerce Protected Categories plugin.

1.3.3

Release date 10 January 2019

  • FIX

    Edge-case bug introduced in 1.3 update when using the category_login shortcode.

  • Tested up to WordPress 5.0.3.

1.3.2

Release date 9 January 2019

  • FIX

    Password protected categories were incorrectly redirecting to a 404 page on some sites.

1.3.1

Release date 9 January 2019

  • FIX

    Bug with {title} tag when using category_login shortcode.

1.3

Release date 9 January 2019

  • NEW

    Added support for {title} placeholder tag. This can be used on the login page to show the title of the current post or category. Configure from the settings page (Settings -> Protected Categories).

  • NEW

    Improved caching prevention for protected categories and posts.

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.0.2.

1.2.2

Release date 6 September 2018

  • FIX

    'exclude_tree' option in get_terms is no longer overridden, but merged with the list of protected categories.

  • FIX

    Ensure comments don't display on password login form.

1.2.1

Release date 29 May 2018

  • NEW

    Added WPML config file.

  • FIX

    Bug with 'Show protected categories' option.

  • TWEAK

    Changed documentation link on Plugins page.

1.2

Release date 24 May 2018

  • DEV

    Code restructure and various improvements.

  • DEV

    Tested with WP up to 4.9.6.

1.1.4

Release date 7 June 2017

  • FIX

    Bug on redirect from central login page using [category_login] shortcode.

1.1.3

Release date 6 June 2017

  • FIX

    Potential conflict with WordPress 4.8.

  • TWEAK

    Cache hidden categories to improve performance.

1.1.2

Release date 30 May 2017

  • FIX

    Javascript bug for password field in admin.

  • FIX

    Hidden posts were incorrectly shown on their category/custom taxonomy page.

1.1.1

Release date 30 May 2017

  • FIX

    Single posts in password protected categories were not protected (bug introduced in previous update).

  • FIX

    Password protection now works correctly for pages and attachments.

1.1

Release date 13 April 2017

  • NOTE

    Any logged in users will be automatically logged out after this update.

  • NEW

    New plugin options for customising the login form (password label, title, placeholder, etc).

  • NEW

    Login page option removed from plugin settings as no longer required. Your login page can still be used to login to categories.

  • FIX

    Users could access an unlocked category even after the password was amended.

1.0

Release date 9 March 2017

  • Initial release.

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