Patron Pro Feature Highlights from Updates

Here you can read the highlights of important features and changes which Patron Pro has received in the recent versions. If you missed any of the update notification emails which we send to our mailing list, you can catch up in this page.

Version 1.4.0

Custom Patron Greeting widget

A widget that allows you to show customized greetings to your patrons based on their tier was added.

Patreon goals widget

A widget that allows you to show the status of your Patreon financial goal was added.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.9

Setup wizard issues fixed

An issue was causing too many redirects or PHP errors/warnings during connection phase of setup. This was fixed.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.8

Content locking options slightly revamped

In content locking tab, custom post locking has been made intuitive.

Creator profile link updated

In the text that appears over the unlock button on locked posts, creator profile link that goes to your Patreon page was updated.

Patron Pro will avoid gating content if site is not connected

If your site is not connected to Patreon or connection details are incomplete, Patron Pro will now avoid gating content to prevent the content from being inaccessible.

utm parameters are added to creator profile link

utm parameters to allow tracking of the traffic that comes to your profile page at Patreon via your site have been added.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.7

Now automatically sets your Patreon profile url for button and widgets

Patron Pro will now automatically set your Patreon profile url for buttons and widgets if you haven’t set it or it is missing/broken.

Version 1.3.6

Now compatible with Patreon WordPress’ setup wizard

Patron Pro is now compatible with the new easy setup process, and will lead you through the process of connecting your new site to Patreon via 2 clicks.

Version 1.3.5

A minor bug about VIP user detection, leading to normal users to access higher level content than they pledged was fixed

A bug was causing misdetection of VIP users, detecting normal pledging users as VIP users, leading this users to access higher level content. This was fixed.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.4

A major bug which caused login lock to fail for normal user/password logins was fixed

A bug causing login lock to not work for normal user/pass logins for users who registered via Patreon before, was fixed.

Login lock now places users on pledge flow

Login lock now places users on pledge flow so that they can pledge and auto login easily.

Creator url bug in locked post interface fixed

Creator profile url was appearing as %%creator_url%% in locked post interface. This was fixed.

Patron Pro now auto-fills your creator profile url for “Become a Patron” buttons

Patron Pro now auto-fills your profile url if you have not entered your profile url in Quickstart settings, this fixes 404 problems with ‘Become a Patron’ button.

Pledge level is now correctly used by “Become a Patron” buttons

If you turned ‘Put users directly to Patron Pipeline when they click a “be our patron” button’ setting on, now it uses a $1 pledge amount to make them patrons.

An issue with notices was fixed

A bug was causing issues with admin-side notices from the plugin. This was fixed.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.3

Minor installation bugfix for PHP 7.1+ sites

An issue causing an error when installing Patron Pro on PHP 7.1+ sites was fixed. Additionally an issue which may have caused some admin messages to be non-dismissable for some installations was fixed.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.2

You can lock your posts by your Patreon tiers now

Instead of just entering the $ amount to lock a post, now you will be able to select a tier from the tiers you have at Patreon to lock a post. This will make it easier to lock your posts and keep track of them. The $ amounts you entered in the lock box before will be automatically recognized.

Locked post interface has been updated

Now the matching tier required to access a locked post will be shown in the info about locked posts as opposed to only the $ amount. Additionally there will be a link to your Patreon profile.

Various important bugfixes

Various bugs were fixed, including one that caused lifetime pledge amount not getting recognized, custom banner display logic issues, and one that caused Custom post banner to not appear in Gutenberg editor.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.1

Now you can use custom excerpts for your sneak peeks

Now you can use manual excerpts for sneak peek feature by just filling in the excerpt meta for your post in the WP post editor. If you leave out the manual excerpt, the sneak peek will be auto generated from your post content like before.

Nested shortcode fix

An issue was preventing patron only shortcodes from working when nested with other shortcodes. 1.3.1 fixes that.

Read details here!

Version 1.3.0

You can now lock posts by categories, tags and more!

Now you can lock posts by categories, tags. You can lock custom posts also by their own custom categories and tags.

For example you can lock Category A for $1, with a specific locking rule, whereas locking Category B, for $5 and a totally different rule. At the same time you can lock Tag A and Tag B with different $ levels and rules, and so on.

Background color option for Patron only sections/excerpts inside your post

Before it was not possible to change the background color of the locked content boxes for patron only sections of your posts. Now with the new option its possible. In the ‘Patron only sections inside posts’ section at the ‘Content Locking’ tab of your plugin settings, you can find the above option to change the background color of your patron only excerpts.

Content Locking Settings Section Revamp

Content locking settings section is revamped, making it easier to use. Now you can toggle different groups of settings. And each group has a link to their manual page.

Minor changes and fixes

Lock by age feature was not counting down the days until a locked post would be accessible to all. This was fixed.

Login lock feature was not letting VIP and qualifying Custom Patreon level users to log in. This was fixed.

***patreonlevelrequirement*** variable was not working when you put in for custom patron only post section/excerpt option. This was fixed.

Read details here!

Version 1.2.7

Patron Pro now has VIP users and Custom $ level users feature!

Patron Pro brings you post excerpts locked by custom $ level with 1.2.7, a feature which a lot of you asked for! Previously you could lock parts of your posts only for $1. With this new feature, you can set a specific $ level to mark an excerpt only for patrons pledging at that $ level or more.

Non-patrons only shortcode

A new shortcode, ‘Non-patrons only’ was added as well. This shortcode allows you to mark parts of your post/content for non-patrons only. Those parts then would be shown only to non-patrons.

Minor changes and fixes

A major bug which was causing the ‘Login locking’ feature to malfunction was fixed with 1.2.7 as well. Now login locking should function properly.

A post footer which tells user that a post will be free/public in X days was added. This footer shows on content that is locked, but will be public at a certain date.

Read details here!

Version 1.2.6

Patron Pro now has VIP users and Custom $ level users feature!

The new ‘VIP user’ feature allows you to mark a user as a VIP, which will grant that user access to all content. And with the Custom Patreon Levels feature you can set a $ value for a user, which will entitle them to content that is locked at or lower than that $ value.

Read details here!

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