A summary of most important changes to the Newspack suite. For detailed changelogs, see the releases pages of respective Github projects.

January 21, 2021

  • Campaigns
    • “Preview site as” feature, which allows to view the site as a segment member.
    • Segmentation: by favorite category.
    • Segmentation: by session read count.
    • Manual-only placement (using a shortcode).
    • Grouping UI: allows to manage sets of campaigns.
    • Deprecation of test mode and “never” frequency.
    • Allow inserting campaign using a shortcode.
    • Removed padding for above header campaigns.
  • Salesforce integration: passing UTM params to created opportunities.
  • Ads: added a sticky ad slot.
  • Fixed bug that added a question mark at the end of URLs.

January 19, 2021

  • Homepage Posts block
    • Fixed a bug when searching for subcategories with the same name in the editor.
    • Fixed a bug with the “load more” functionality that prevented all posts matching the block attributes from being loaded.
  • Theme
    • Added a new option to display a custom commenting policy with each comment form.
    • Added a new option to show next/previous links at the end of each article.
    • Fixed a bug where italicized text was not appearing correctly inside pullquotes, in some themes.

January 12, 2021

  • Homepage Posts block
    • Customizeable ‘Read More’ link
    • Add optional ‘continue reading’ link underneath excerpts 
  • Theme
    • Pullquote and print styles improvements
    • French (Belgian) translations