Release Notes

Stay up-to-date with Visual Composer releases, updates, bugs fixes and more.

2.10 – 09.08.2018

  • Update: Page layout options updated to choose between boxed and stretched for all layouts
  • Fix: Theme editor width works properly
  • Fix: Checkbox attribute has proper styling
  • Fix: Loading spinner displayed on template save
  • Fix: Sticky option related to parent works properly with correct height calculations
  • Fix: CSS animations work properly on IE11
  • Fix: Header, Footer, Sidebar selector remembers the state
  • Fix: Element ‘Hide’ toggle is synchronized with the Tree View
  • Fix: Slick slider library initialize properly within Pageable Container element

2.9 – 26.07.2018

  • New: Row layout responsive settings to control column width and appearance on various devices
  • New: Option to display sticky elements only when they become sticky
  • New: Compatibility with wpDataTables plugin added
  • Fix: Design Options values apply properly within Global Templates
  • Fix: Custom element name apply properly for element controls
  • Fix: Element hide option synchronized with the Tree view

2.8 – 18.07.2018

  • New: Sticky row, column, and section option allows to fix on upon scroll and scroll the next row on top of it
  • New: Compatibility with Caldera Forms plugin added
  • New: API hooks added as a part of API implementation stage
  • New: Ukrainian language po/mo files added to the plugin
  • Update: Option to disable element and template image preview image and description
  • Update: Global elements .css file is optimized for performance
  • Fix: Woo Commerce page edit with Visual Composer
  • Fix: Headers, Footers, and Sidebars can be used in Woo Commerce pages
  • Fix: Design Options applies to proper tag within the Section element
  • Fix: Visual Composer works properly on Pantheon hosting

2.7 – 27.06.2018

  • New: Import/Export Hub add-on for Visual Composer Premium to migrate templates between sites
  • New: Template Widget Hub add-on for Visual Composer Premium template display in sidebar
  • New: Button and Icon group elements to display buttons and icons inline
  • New: Remove All options is added to the Tree view to delete all content with one click
  • Update: Free and Premium sorting options in the Visual Composer Hub
  • Update: Tree View interface optimized for multi-level layouts
  • Update: Element dependancy mechanism enhanced to support element groups and inner elements
  • Update: Option to remove header, footer, and sidebar for the Visual Composer page layouts
  • Fix: Custom CSS styles applied properly for stretched button in advanced content elements
  • Fix: Default video shortcode works in templates
  • Fix: wp_remote_get function works properly in older WordPress versions
  • Fix: Visibility toggle in Design Options display proper state
  • Fix: Element animation in Design Options works for custom devices
  • Fix: Undo removes whole element set of row, column, and element if they were added with one action
  • Fix: Empty space element works properly on custom devices
  • Fix: Post grid elements displayed properly on the home page
  • Fix: Featured Image Post Grid element properly applies text and category colors
  • Fix: Logo Slider element works properly with RTL

2.6.1 – 23.05.2018

  • Fix: Tabs displayed properly in IE11
  • Fix: Global templates element compatibility with the latest version
  • Fix: Image gallery and Image masonry gallery downloaded with the template from the Hub
  • Fix: WooCommerce compatibility improvements

2.6 – 21.05.2018

  • New: Gutenberg element allows to insert Gutenberg editor blocks within Visual Composer layout
  • New: Compatibility with Gutenberg editor introduced
  • New: Option to disable Gutenberg editor via Visual Composer Settings
  • Update: Header, Footer, and Sidebar Hub templates are displayed in Global Templates section
  • Update: User Experience (UX) for Visual Composer editor via mobile devices improved
  • Fix: Multiple posts selected in link selector with WPML
  • Fix: Full height Row works properly in Global Templates

2.5 – 10.05.2018

  • New: Rows can be copied and pasted after row, on blank pages, and into other rows
  • New: Columns can be copied and pasted in rows
  • New: Visual Composer Hub templates can be modified via Global Templates and creates a new copy of the template
  • Update: Option to skip automatic post update after plugin update in case of an error
  • Fix: Woocommerce Cart tab is compatible with Visual Composer
  • Fix: Default shortcode values for Woo Commerce works properly
  • Fix: Max width added to the Single Image element wrapper for IE browser compatibility
  • Fix: Initial children settings moved to settings.json

2.4 – 24.04.2018

  • New: Global Templates addon added to allow manage multiple instances of a template from a single place
  • New: New category ‘Addons’ added to the Visual Composer Hub
  • Update: Post Grid elements instantly receive WordPress data after download from the Visual Composer Hub
  • Update: Amount of editable objects debounced to improve the performance of TinyMCE
  • Update: Image Collage element size parameters updated with percentage helper
  • Update: Template name and save mechanism updated for better performance
  • Fix: Single Image element cropping adapted for Large size images
  • Fix: Single Image element canvas resize apply correctly
  • Fix: Synchronous transition on button hover effects for smooth animation
  • Fix: Basic button custom hover colors apply correctly
  • Fix: Header, Footer, and Sidebar template styles not overwritten by content styles
  • Fix: Basic menu in Header templates displayed properly
  • Fix: Device section of Design Options works properly on edit window resize
  • Fix: Shape Divider apply to bottom correctly on FireFox
  • Fix: Featured Image Post Grid image apply properly
2.3 – 05.04.2018
  • Update: Single Image Element rebuilt for performance
  • Update: Edit form inputs optimized in size for better usability
  • Improve: Add, Move, and Clone operations improved for performance
  • Fix: Post Grid Element Categories
  • Fix: Shape divider is not affected by Balance tag from various themes
  • Fix: Featured Image and Title are visible in FireFox
  • Fix: Cross-browser scripting errors removed
  • Fix: Shape divider background color applied properly
  • Fix: WPML compatibility improvements for language URL format
  • Fix: URLs replaced on plugin reset option
  • Fix: Show/Hide element toggle works properly
  • Fix: Radius in Design Options applied to columns
  • Fix: Row layout display for Edge 16
  • Fix: Disable Title toggle switch displayed properly
2.2.1 – 23.03.2018
  • Fix: Source css files doesn’t enqueue
  • Fix: Contributor role is allowed to create templates for Header, Footer, and Sidebar
  • Fix: Post Grid titles don’t have clickable links
2.2 – 22.03.2018
  • Update: Add New with Visual Composer added to the navigation bar
  • Update: Assets in multisite network are now independent
  • Update: Reset option in Settings extended to auto-configure site path after migration
  • Update: Assets are downloaded to Uploads folder to resolve permission issues
  • Update: Performance improvements by caching editor controls
  • Update: Re-render only related elements on update for better performance
  • Fix: Visual Composer templates affect archive page
  • Fix: Page title modifications affect page title display in menu
  • Fix: Radius for columns in Design Options assigned to wrong wrapper
2.1 – 19.03.2018
  • Update: Editor loading happens on post_content rendering to improve compatibility with themes
  • Fix: Custom link selector search returns all results without number limits
  • Fix: Theme template dropdown display chosen template in page layout settings
  • Fix: Environment variable fixed for PHP version 5.2
  • Fix: <p> tag is not stripped out when saving page in WordPress admin editor
  • Fix: Single Image resize mechanism accept custom values
  • Fix: Proper activation link generated for custom PHP versions
  • Fix: Header, Footer, and Sidebar templates are not displayed in page search results
  • Fix: “Add New with Visual Composer” button is available in WordPress in different language
  • Fix: Invalid argument fix for Subscriber in Header, Footer, and Sidebar editor
  • Fix: Custom widget element update works properly
  • Fix: Metabox output performed before HTML
  • Fix: Disabling page title in the editor does not affect menu title
2.0 – 02.03.2018
  • New: Page layout selector to select from Visual Composer defined layouts or theme layout
  • New: Header, Footer, and Sidebar editor to create fully custom website
  • New: Header, Footer, and Sidebar templates added to the Visual Composer Hub
  • New: Instantly replace any content element from the same category with Replace Element option
  • New: Compatibility with Slider Revolution, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, Layer Slider, Essential Grid, EventsOn Calendar, WP Forms, NextGen Gallery, Envira Gallery, MailChimp for WP, and AddtoAny Share Buttons added
  • New: Compatibility with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) added to display custom fields on your page
  • Update: Save button removed from Settings for instant changes
  • Update: Elements and Templates can be added with ‘Enter’ button
  • Update: Row stretch works with CSS when using Visual Composer page layouts
  • Fix: WordPress revisions are compatible with Visual Composer
  • Fix: Outline button borders of normal state not visible on hover
  • Fix: Wrong response data fixed on editor loading
1.14 – 09.02.2018
  • Update: Coding standard updates for better compatibility with WPEngine
  • Update: Minimized package size for save content operations to increase performance
  • Update: Exclude option for attributes added to control attribute list for inner elements
  • Fix: Wrong image data URL in templates downloaded from the Visual Composer Hub
  • Fix: Editor loading issue for body without classes
1.13.1 – 01.02.2018
  • New: Video Player – add self-hosted video from Media Library to your website and control ‘Play’ icon design
  • New: Typewriter Heading – add interactive heading with typewriter animation to drag your customer attention to specific title or keyword
  • Fix: Changed post access check in Post grid
  • Fix: Javascript error in tree view which was fired in certain scenarios
  • Fix: Background zoom effect in Design Options
  • Fix: WPML integration improvements for Design Options
1.13 – 18.01.2018
  • New: Featured Image Post Grid – show your portfolio to the whole world in a beautiful way
  • New: Centered Post Grid – classic layout to which is perfect for blog archives, news sections, and other structured content
  • New: Multiple Image Collage – an attention grabber media element. Showcase your products with style
  • New: Recent colors in color picker. Noone wants to open a brand book every time to look for #HEX color. Now your colors are saved in the recent color section and are just a click away
  • Update: WooCommerce integration is a must and we improved integration between the two plugins in this release
  • Update: License activation is better handling specific server configurations
  • Update: Notification system received a facelift and now system messages look better than ever
  • Fix: In some cases, CSS animation was fired two times instead of one
1.12 – 12.01.2018
  • New: Added Backend editor represented for accordion style elements
  • Update: Element controls code has been updated for performance
  • Update: Visual Composer Hub window alignment for Safari improved
  • Fix: Drag and Drop elements in tree
  • Fix: Post Grid type element display for not logged in users are visible
  • Fix: Custom device values in Design Options for separate devices accepted
  • Fix: Blank Page proper save if the page is added via ‘Create a blank page’
  • Fix: Custom template placeholder image generation
  • Fix: Template saving error message display
1.11 – 04.01.2018
  • New: Sorting for Visual Composer Hub allows to switch between elements and templates
  • New: Photoswipe lightbox option added to image elements as an alternative to default lightbox
  • New: Option to disable row/column stacking on mobile for a specific row
  • New: Add Instagram style filters to your images with one click
  • Update: Update of React JS version up to the latest release
  • Fix: Vimeo video scale improved to support full width in Firefox browser
  • Fix: Compatibility with the latest Yoast SEO premium version
1.10 – 27.12.2017
  • New: Premium users can set category of their site so Visual Composer can focus on your industry
  • New: Create blank page template with boxed content by using Visual Composer page settings
  • New: Parallax effect that reacts on mouse movement added to Design Options of row and column
  • New: Show/Hide element for all devices has been introduced in Design Options
  • Update: Google Heading element offers a complete set of Google Fonts to choose from
  • Update: Template bundle has been divided into separate bundles for each template
  • Update: Error report mechanism allows adding comments to specify issues
  • Fix: Faq toggle element glitch removed on resize
  • Fix: Bundle size has been optimized for proper download
1.9 – 18.12.2017
  • Added: Upgrade to Visual Composer Premium
  • Added: Templates in Visual Composer Hub (elements for templates are downloaded automatically with template)
  • Update: Option to submit error automatically if activation failed
  • Update: Google Heading display on instant edit improved
  • Update: Optimize JS and CSS enqueue for better performance
  • Update: Downloaded elements get auto-updated if new version is available
  • Update: Visual Composer automatically update layout after changes in layout Settings
  • Update: Smart JS loading logic – enqueue only used assets
  • Update: Border radius can be applied to YouTube and Vimeo videos
  • Update: Error message enhancement
  • Update: System requirements check added before activation process
  • Fix: YouTube background video display
  • Fix: Local CSS saving after page update
  • Fix: RTL display in Tree View mode
  • Fix: Border radius available for background images
  • Fix: Autocomplete, auto-indent, and highlight syntax option in ACE editor
  • Fix: Form links are disabled on Frontend editor
  • Fix: Icon picker ReactJS error on search
  • Fix: Undo must refresh row layout
  • Fix: Work with revisions on post saving
  • Fix: Bottom margin for Separators
  • Fix: Lightbox class has been changed to less generic
  • Fix: Custom CSS override default styles
  • Fix: Image gallery custom links applied correctly
  • Fix: Element controls fixed in Safari
  • Fix: Backend editor display in Edge
  • Fix: Revolution Slider render in Frontend editor
  • Fix: Ninja Forms render in Frontend editor
1.8 – 01.11.2017
  • New: Edit your Visual Composer content from any mobile device with new UI/UX for Mobile Editing
  • New: Add video from YouTube or Vimeo as a background to your row shape dividers with simple URL copy/paste
  • New: Add custom Javascript to your page and site directly from Visual Composer Settings
  • New: Control your layout templates directly from Visual Composer Settings. Remove header, footer, and sidebar with a single click
  • Update: Tree View window now opens as a separate window for better visibility
1.7 – 24.10.2017
  • New: Shape design update in divider
  • New: Shape divider bottom option for row
  • New: Post update mechanism for element updates
  • Update: Shape divider scale mechanism
  • Update: Shape divider sections in element window
  • Update: CSS loading on Frontend editor
  • Fix: New attributes added to existing elements
1.6 – 16.10.2017
  • New: Blank page option in Backend Page Attributes
  • Update: Size attribute for Basic and Outline button
  • Update: JS enqueue in Frontend editor
  • Update: Delay for element controls
  • Update: Icon color attribute for Message Box element
  • Fix: Paragraph bottom-margin for elements
  • Fix: Activation process improvements
1.5 – 09.10.2017
  • Added: Recycle bin to delete elements with drag and drop
  • Added: Tel attribute for link selector
  • Added: Premium element teaser section
  • Update: Drag and Drop helper line animation
  • Update: Shape divider self-hosted video background
  • Fix: Image position in Design Options for predefined templates added
  • Fix: Faq Toggle element position
1.4 – 29.09.2017
  • Added: Row and column shape divider with colors and images
  • Added: Keyboard shortcuts for basic operations
  • Added: Background image Zoom In/Out effects in Design Options
  • Added: Carousel slideshow effect for background image in Design Options
  • Update: Reverse parallax effect added to Design Options
  • Update: Single image markup and caption output
  • Fixed: Design Options values in Backend editor
  • Fixed: Faq toggle icons display position on Chrome
  • Fixed: Design Options placeholder display on Edge
  • Fixed: Backend editor loading on FireFox
  • Fixed: Feature section left padding removed
  • Fixed: Tree view scroll to top removed
1.3 – 08.09.2017
  • Added: Image position attribute in Design Options
  • Added: Image position attribute for Hero Section
  • Added: Range control attribute in Separator
  • Added: Factory reset option in Settings
  • Update: New icon libraries
  • Update: Extension download in editor on update
1.2 – 31.08.2017
  • New: copy/paste elements across columns
  • New: option to name elements with custom titles
  • New: temporary hide elements with ‘eye’ control
  • Update: settings and custom css window user interface
  • Update: Faq Toggle element rename
1.1.1 – 18.08.2017
  • Fix: error on activation
  • Fix: file caching issues
  • Update: German translation. Credits to Hajo Hagelstein
1.1 – 17.08.2017
  • New: attribute for content elements with icons and text
  • New: changelog with native WordPress design
  • Update: improved edit form design (reduced spaces and font size)
  • Update: plugin activation process
  • Update: extension bundle split download
  • Fix: global CSS duplication
1.1 – 04.08.2017
  • The initial release of the brand new Visual Composer Website Builder.