Today we updated PopUp Domination to version 3.3.1. The 3.3.1 update is a very important update as not only does it address some niggling little bugs that have appeared in the plugin but it address a very important issue which has been apparent since the 3.0.1 update, launched last year.
The 3.0 version of PopUp Domination shipped with an amazing new feature which allowed us to safely and efficiently push updates for the plugin right into our customers WordPress dashboard from our private servers. This has resulted in our development team pushing many updates in a short space of time, however it has allowed to act quickly to any major and/or minor bugs that have be reported by our customers.
While this has radically improved our support response time, it came at a price: each time PopUp Domination was updated, it would erase people’s PopUp Domination themes. This wasn’t due to a coding error, as most WordPress plugin updates behavior in the same manor as ours does, i which they delete all old files and replace them with the updated plugin files.
We quickly established that this was of great inconvenience to our customers and after much determination, we have now re-coded the plugin’s updater to stop customer’s PopUp Domination themes from being lost each time they update. The plugin will overwrite your themes when upgrading to the 3.3.1 update, but any updates after the 3.3.1 update, your PopUp Domination themes will no longer be deleted each time you update the plugin (providing your updating from the 3.3.1 version and not an earlier version).
We have also updated the theme uploaded which now should reduce the likely hood of errors appearing when customers upload a theme through the plugin’s theme up-loader. Remember if your theme fails to upload, check your file permission as outlines in the plugin help section.
Remember, if you having problems with the 2.0/2.5 or 3.0 versions of the plugin, see our help article for fixing these issues here.
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