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Here to stay this time!
For the uninitiated, we shipped SuperPWA 1.5 featuring “OneSignal integration for Push notifications”.
However, we soon discovered that there were some compatibility issues, for many users the two plugins did not play nicely together.
It took a while, and we got side tracked a bit to work on other critical updates. Thanks to everyone who has been waiting since then.
This time, hopefully we got it right. We have spent days and weeks testing SuperPWA on every possible scenario.
We sent a beta release to a few beta testers and got their feedback.
It all checked out! SuperPWA and OneSignal can now work together and you can send push notifications to your users. Yayy!
Read more : Setup OneSignal with SuperPWA WordPress Plugin
Note: Multisites using OneSignal are not compatible yet. This is another complicated beast and we decided to focus on singe WordPress installs until a future release.
We learned two things.
After 1.5 was released, along with attempting to figure out OneSignal compatibility, we also worked on adding new features and enhancements.
One of the major enhancement was the forcing of https:// on all assets and dependencies solving the problem of http:// URLs in manifest and service worker once and for all. This was a common issue that caused trouble for quite a bunch of new users who used redirection plugins to redirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS.
These enhancements were ready but we deferred the release because we still had to figure out OneSignal integration. This was a mistake and we learned to release smaller incremental releases instead of waiting for one big release. Release early, release often.
The second learning was to always beta test with real users before every major release. You can do a zillion tests in your development environment and still go wrong in the real world.
Interested in Beta testing for a future release? Please let us know and we will love you, forever!
Have you ever added your website to the home screen on an old iOS device and noticed that Apple uses a tiny screenshot of your website as the icon?
Well, lets put an end to that blasphemy!
Navigate to SuperPWA > Addons and activate the Apple Touch Icons add-on. The Application Icon and Splash Screen Icon that you have set in SuperPWA > Settings will now be used as Apple Touch Icons for compatibility with iOS devices.
SuperPWA was translation ready from day one. If you are interested in contributing, you can easily translate the plugin on translate.wordpress.org.
A .POT file is also generated and added to the /languages/ folder in this release if you prefer to translate elsewhere.
Thank you for your contributions. If you spot any errors or untranslated strings, please let us know and we will fix it right up.
Some new filters are added in this release. The names are self explanatory and you can read more about them in the Codex (by clicking the link).
You can find the changelog here.
As always, your feedback and suggestions are welcome! We really appreciate all the love and patience.
Until next time.