Changelog / History / Updates

Maian Pal release history is shown below. If a new version is in progress, information will be shown below, beneath the changelog:

Maian Pal Changelog (www.maianpal.com)

[+] Added [*] Updated [-] Bug Fix

Version 1.2 (06/11/2019):
[+] Added basic captcha for contact form as alternative to CleanTalk.
[+] Added contact form auto responder. Can be disabled in settings.
[+] Added option to add custom admin pages. Useful if you need to load other client data on admin pages.
[+] Added option to admin sales search screen to search orders by invoice number
[+] Added option to bypass security certificates for SSL/TLS. Not recommended, but can be useful if you have mail issues.
[+] Added option to disable sale notification emails to buyers. Some people asked for this, so here it is. :)
[+] Added option to enable/disable PDF invoice option on buyer order confirmation/downloads screen.
[+] Added option to print individual PDFs from the sale edit screen. No need to search sales now.
[+] Added price display to store frontend for any latest products listed in the footer.
[+] Added price display to store frontend for any products listed in the right menu. Recent, Popular etc
[+] Added support for Maian Affiliate for product commissions. Requires Maian Affiliate installation.
[+] Added support for the PHP mail function. Useful if your host blocks SMTP connections.
[+] Added terms and conditions option to checkout. Optional, can be disabled in settings.
[+] Admin menu sections can now be sorted and links can be hidden if you prefer the menu options differently
[*] Added download lookup option on product add screen instead of drop down, which was too slow to load if the store had many downloads
[*] Admin dashboard graph now has year selectors for you to choose years for comparisons.
[*] Fixed broken links in documentation and updated some software urls
[*] Improvements to Wysiwyg editor view on small devices
[*] Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (6.1.1)
[*] Updated jQuery library to latest stable release (3.4.1)
[-] Fixed TCPDF plugin issue that caused PDFs to fail for builds on PHP7.2 or higher
[-] Fixed bug with category links not showing on frontend product page

Version 1.1 (01/03/2018):
[*] Min PHP version to run software increased to 5.5. PHP5.5 or higher required.
[*] Pagination html code moved to template directories
[*] Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (6.0.3)
[*] Updated Paypal IPN callback to use new endpoints and verify SSL
[*] Updated mobile detection PHP class (2.8.25)
[*] Updated off canvas menu for better performance on small devices
[*] jQuery library updated to 3.3.1

Version 1.0 (14/06/2017):
[+] Initial Release Version

Latest Version - v1.3 - Coming Soon

The next release is being prepared. Here`s what new:

New in v1.3


- Added http/https protocol option for base path and social links to prevent mod_security issues
- Added support for Commento (commento.io) comments system.
- Added support for Facebook Comments (facebook.com) comments system.
- Added support for Hyvor Talk (talk.hyvor.com) comments system.
- Added support for IntenseDebate (intensedebate.com) comments system.
- Added product, page and category meta keywords and descriptions. Optional.
- Added billing address to checkout screen. This is optional. Billing address is always visible in admin CP for convenience.
- Added support for Facebook open graph app ID
- Added filter groups, useful for one click search filters for brands / features etc.

Updated or Removed


- Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (6.2.0)
- Added more controls to admin WYSIWYG editor including easy copy/paste media option.
- Added official support for PHP7.4*
- Documentation updated. 404 links removed or updated and typos fixed.
- Improvements to error and exception handling
- Security enhancements and layout alterations
- Updated jQuery javascript library (3.5.1)
- Removed Google+ meta tags due to closure of social network
- Basic captcha can now optionally create text from a pre-defined word list
- Updated upgrade routines to auto switch system off during upgrade.
- Updated Bootstrap library (3.4.1)
- Improvements to product imports in admin CP. Removed LOAD DATA INFILE.
- Removed the "Use My Paypal Address As My Shipping Address" option on checkout as many people don't have addresses stored at Paypal
- Improvements to addThis social plugin integration. Plugin code may need updating, see docs.
- Update trumbowyg jquery plugin (2.21.0)
- Import, export and download routines now use the system temporary folder. This is auto cleared by the garbage collector and is used for better performance.
- Security enhancement. Backup folder path must explicitly be set in admin CP now for security.
- Updated Codebird Twitter library (4.0)
- Zone tax rate now supports decimal values.
- Added official support for PHP8.0*

Bug Fixes


- Updated TCPDF plugin to support PHP7.4
- Fixed issue where meta description & keywords were reversed and shown in the wrong meta values
- Fixed bug with admin graph where years disappeared from drop downs when filtered
- Fixed bug with admin pages where deleting a page could result in the admin menu not appearing correctly
- Fixed air date picker javascript error for dates that began in January due to invalid 0 value
- Fixed invalid numeric value for auto sales calculation on admin sale edit screen when new product was added with no cost value
- Fixed loading of UK states which were not in alphabetical order
- Fixed issue where first product buy option could not be cleared, only updated, which in rare cases could confuse product downloads.


Last updated: 23 January 2021
Release Date: Coming Soon
Please do not contact me about the release date, thank you.

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