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Welcome to the monthly maintenance report! This page includes a breakdown of all things that have happened on the StageHand platform over the last 30(ish) days.

Pagespeed

Pagespeed and performance reports check whether your site files and configuration is optimized.

These reports provide recommendations on where to make improvements, such as image optimization and file compression, to reduce load times and improve overall user experience. We recommend checking Pagespeed Reports from Google PageSpeed Insights and GT Metrix to evaluate your current pagespeed and review areas to make improvements so users can quickly access your site.

Google PageSpeed Insights

GT Metrix

Content Management System

Your site is currently running WordPress 5.7.2, which is the
latest version.

We have reviewed your site and made updates to the theme files and plugins. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with these changes.

Backups

WP Engine automatically creates a back-up of your site daily. Backups are kept for 30 days prior to the current date.

Plugin Updates by Month

Each month we review your installed plugins and determine which plugins can be updated and deleted.

We also review whether additional plugins may improve your site’s performance and whether security should be added. Before making any changes to your live site, we test these updates on a staging server to ensure no conflicts arise.

May 2021

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from 5.4.4 to 5.5.1
  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO: Updated from 5.9.5 to 5.9.6
  • Defender Pro: Updated from 2.4.10 to 2.5.1
  • Gravity Forms: Updated from 2.4.24 to 2.5.2
  • Gravity Forms Mailchimp Add-On: Updated from 4.8 to 4.9
  • Site Kit by Google: Updated from 1.30.0 to 1.33.0
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from 2.9 to 2.9.1
  • Smush Pro: Updated from 3.8.4 to 3.8.5
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from 16.1.1 to 16.3
  • WP Migrate DB Pro:  Deleted
  • WP Migrate DB Pro Media FilesDeleted

April 2021

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from 5.4.3 to 5.4.4
  • Advanced Custom Fields: Gravityforms Add-on: Updated from 1.2.7 to 1.2.8
  • Custom Post Type UI: Updated from 1.8.2 to 1.9.1
  • Defender Pro: Updated from 2.4.9 to 2.4.10
  • Gravity Forms: Updated from 2.4.23 to 2.4.24
  • WooCommerce:Updated from 5.1.0 to 5.2.2
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from 16.0.2 to 16.1.1

March 2021

  • Accept Stripe Payments: Updated from version 2.0.43 to 2.0.44
  • Defender Pro: Updated from version 2.4.7 to 2.4.9
  • Gravity Forms:Updated from version 2.4.22 to 2.4.23
  • Regenerate Thumbnails: Updated from version 3.1.4 to 3.1.5
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from version 2.8.1 to 2.9
  • Smush Pro: Updated from version 3.8.3 to 3.8.4
  • WPMU DEV Dashboard: Updated from version 4.10.6 to 4.10.7
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 15.9.1 to 16.0.2

February 2021

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from version 5.4 to 5.4.2
  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO: Updated from version 5.9.4 to 5.9.5
  • Akismet Anti-Spam: Updated from version 4.1.7 to 4.1.8
  • Defender Pro: Updated from version 2.4.5 to 2.4.6.1
  • PDF Thumbnails Premium: Updated from version 1.4.2 to 1.4.3
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from version 2.7 to 2.8.1
  • Smush Pro: Updated from version 3.8.2 to 3.8.3
  • WP Migrate DB Pro: Updated from version 1.9.13 to 1.9.14
  • WP Migrate DB Pro Media Files: Updated from version 1.4.15 to 1.4.16
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 15.6.2 to 15.9

January 2021

  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO: Updated from version 5.9.3 to 5.9.4
  • Akismet Anti-Spam: Updated from version 4.1.7 to 4.1.8
    Custom Post Type UI: Updated from version 1.8.1 to 1.8.2
  • Defender Pro: Updated from version 2.4.4 to 2.4.5
  • Gravity Forms: Updated from version 2.4.21 to 2.4.22
  • PDF Thumbnails Premium: Updated from version 1.4.2 to 1.4.3
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from Version 2.6.2 to 2.7
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 15.5 to 15.6.2

December 2020

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from version 5.3 to 5.4
  • Defender Pro: Updated from version 2.3.2 to 2.4.4
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from version 2.5.4 to 2.6.2
  • Smush Pro: Updated from version 3.7.2 to 3.8.2
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 15.3 to 15.5

November 2020

  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO: Updated from version 5.9.1 to 5.9.3
  • Regenerate Thumbnails: Updated from version 3.1.3 to 3.1.4
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from version 2.5.3 to 2.5.4
  • Smush Pro: Updated from version 3.7.1 to 3.7.2
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 15.1.1 to 15.3

October 2020

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from version 5.3.1 to 5.3.2
  • Gravity Forms: Updated from version 2.4.20 to 2.4.21
  • Regenerate Thumbnails: Updated from version 3.1.3 to 3.1.4
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from version 2.4.6 to 2.5.3
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 14.9 to 15.1.1

September 2020

  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO: Updated from version 5.9.0 to 5.9.1
  • Custom Post Type UI: Updated from version 1.8.0 to 1.8.1
  • Defender Pro: Updated from version 2.3.1 to 2.3.2
  • Gravity Forms Mailchimp Add-On: Updated from version 4.7 to 4.8
  • Smush Pro: Updated from version 3.6.3 to 3.7.1
  • WP Migrate DB Pro: Updated from version 1.9.12 to 1.9.13
  • Yoast Duplicate Post: Updated from version 3.2.5 to 3.2.6
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 14.8.1 to 14.9

August 2020

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from version 5.2.1 to 5.3.1
  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO: Updated from version 5.8.12 to 5.9.0
  • Classic Editor: Updated from version 1.5 to 1.6
  • Custom Post Type UI: Updated from version 1.7.4 to 1.8.0
  • Customizer Export/Import: Updated from version 0.9.1 to 0.9.2
  • Defender Pro: Updated from version 2.3 to 2.3.1
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from vesion 2.4.5 to 2.4.6
  • WP Migrate DB Pro: Updated from version 1.9.10 to 1.9.12
  • WPMU DEV Dashboard: Updated from version 4.10.0 to 4.10.1
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 14.6.1 to 14.8.1

July 2020

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from version 5.2 to 5.2.1
  • Duplicate Post: Updated from version 3.2.4 to 3.2.5
  • Raw HTML: Updated from version 1.6.2 to 1.6.3
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from version 2.4.3 to 2.4.5
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 14.3 to 14.6.1

June 2020

  • Admin Columns Pro: Updated from version 5.1.6 to 5.2
  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO: Updated from version 5.8.11 to 5.8.12
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed: Updated from version 2.4.2 to 2.4.3
  • Yoast SEO: Updated from version 14.1 to 14.3

Bug Fixes by Month

Each month we move through the websites and fix any bugs that our team finds or StageHand clients have reported.

May 2021

  • Adjusted hero height for homepage, interior pages and productions
  • Fixed display bug for sponsors using text field on small
  • Fixed mobile display issue, cutting off page headlines

April 2021

  • Homepage hero image scaling bug fixed
  • Interior hero image scaling bug fixed
  • Homepage hero parallax (image scrolling with page scroll) removed  due to conflict with image sizing
  • Updated the Downloadables block to pull in the thumbnail image size

March 2021

  • The Downloadables block is now set up to pull in the thumbnail upload no matter the file format.

February 2021

  • Fixed blog bug showing an extra page with no posts
  • Updated styling to Eventbrite button on homepage and mobile
  • Fixed ‘view all’ link on Related Content block to link to the blog page with the associated filter active
  • Fixed ‘short description’ field on Productions to pull into the Calendar
  • Fixed bullet styling in text editors
  • Fixed link styling to show consistently across all blocks
  • Updated transcript drawer on Video Block to remove glitchy interaction
  • Updated button links so all external link open in new tab and internal links open in the same tab unless marked
  • Adjusted Testimonial image styling on mobile

January 2021

  • Fixed Form content block to allow form selection
  • Removed filter from blog archive page if there are no posts with that filter

December 2020

  • Fixed map block links so that multiple map blocks can exist on a page and pull in properly
  • Updated WYSIWYG formatting options in accordion blocks
  • Downloadables block pulling in thumbnail images properly
  • Updated Google Analytics code field with a placeholder number

November 2020

  • Fixed the week-view calendar block, removing extra blue block
  • Fixed overlapping arrows on sidebar navigation
  • Fixed right/left capabilities on accordion block
  • Fixed the taxonomy filter on the Bio Block

October 2020

No bug fixes this month.

September 2020

  • Fixed Single Blog Post page styling
  • Adjusted bullet points in column blocks
  • Updated column block background to white for gray theme
  • Updated transcript field on video block to full WYSIWYG
  • Fixed spacing issues on downloadables block
  • Updated thumbnails on downloadables block to pull in properly
  • Fixed ticket link issues
  • Fixed Featured Exhibition display issues
  • Fixed Featured Blog Post styling issues

August 2020

  • Calendar month view links fixed
  • Fixed scrolling issues when Alert is present
  • Fixed calendar buttons to allow symbols in text
  • Adjusted spacing on small bio blocks
  • Adjusted carrot placement on category dropdowns

July 2020

No bug fixes this month.

June 2020

No bug fixes this month.

May 2020

No bug fixes this month.

Updates Made to Features

As we work on new projects, learn more best practices, and receive feedback from clients, we find ways to adjust and better the features that are included in the platform currently.

Take a look at the things that we’ve adjusted in effect to create more flexibility for you and a better experience for your users.

April 2021

  • Update to caption field on the Large Image content block: the caption field for your photo has been removed from the content block and now pulls in the caption input from the Media Library — so that you only have to enter a caption once. You can access this field by clicking the image in the Media Library or hover over the image on the content block and click the edit icon.
  • Updates to the Posts content block
    • Added a “View All” button on featured Posts content block
    • Added a third option on block to pick the desired Featured Posts — ability to choose up to 3
    • Added ability to show a single featured post on the Posts content block (just select one post from the picker)

March 2021

  • Bio block links now says “Read More” instead of “Read Full Bio
  • Update to caption fields on the Gallery content block: the caption fields next to each photo have been removed from the Gallery content block. The block now pulls in the captions input in the Media Library so that you only have to enter in a caption once. You can access this field by clicking the image in the Media Library or hover over the image in the Gallery block and click the edit icon.

  • Footer Information Fields: The fields for your footer information have been simplified to give you more flexibility. You now have a basic formatting toolbar in 3 column fields. You can bold, italicize, underline, make lists, link, etc. NOTE: all of the information in your footer has been carefully transferred to these new fields.

  • We have removed the ACF Calendar Plugin from the template and incorporated the calendar as part of the template code. This will change nothing for fields or function for you — but you should see the calendar loading a little quicker now!

February 2021

  • Updated Downloadables block to allow Excel files and pull in thumbnail

January 2021

  • Remove tag feature from Posts on backend as they don’t show on the frontend (note: Categories are still accessible)
  • Created a Form content block to add/organize form content like all all content blocks. Forms can still be added through the ‘Add Form’ button on your WYSIWYG or through the content block.
  • Added Title field on all content blocks and Intro Text field on most content blocks

December 2020

Updated sidebar navigation styling for tiered pages.

November 2020

  • Added “Krona One” and “Mirador” to available fonts
  • Updated footer content to right align when there is no contact info
  • Dashboard Navigation—backend dashboard has been reordered base on frequency of use and new icons have been added for each Custom Post Type
  • Options Display—pulled all of the OPTIONS fields into a single, tabbed view that include Analytics, Social Links, Contact Info, Alerts, and Callout Options

August 2020

  • Completed accessibility audit and added hover styles on in-age navigation

  • Added boarders to Instagram videos

  • Adjusted Password Protection on pages to protecting all content modules behind password

  • Added transcript option on the Video content block

  • Added ability to show a Single Featured Production on the Production block (just select one production from the picker)

  • Added Eventbrite modal link option to main Production CTA

March 2020

  • Added ability to have a single column block (used to be a minimum of two). You still will select 2-5 columns, but you are allowed to enter content for a single block now.

  • The Exclamation(!) icon is now an optional part of the alert bar

  • Instagram API update – this now has you connecting your Instagram account in a slightly different fashion, but everything still displays the same.

Latest Features

We’re constantly working to improve this platform for you. You will receive a separate email detailing what is available with each of the new features and how they function. Here’s are the latest features that have been added to the StageHand template.

People Pages

All of people now have individual pages! This betters SEO, allows you to directly link to a person’s page, and eliminates the expanding interaction with bio blocks that pushed content down the page — also helping with page speeds. You still edit People the same way. But now have the ability to add any/all content blocks below the bio fields. View an example here.

Footer Sponsors

You can now feature your primary sponsors or partners right above your footer so that they get the placement that their support deserves! Add a logo, a link, or just type in their name. These are easy to update, just go to OPTIONS and click on the SPONSORS tab.

Downloadables Content Block

This new content block allows you to display any documents or files for your users to easily access. You can click on the images to download the PDF immediately. When you upload a PDF, you can generate a thumbnail to show on the block or have the default image just be the download symbol.

LinkedIn icon added

We’ve added a 7th option to the social media icon/link list—LinkedIn! You can now add this to your list of social media accounts in your footer.

Eventbrite Pop Up Option

This Eventbrite Pop Up allows to you to utilize a modal option for your Eventbrite ticketing. Users don’t ever have to leave your site for tickets. And it’s super easy to add to homepage hero buttons, column block buttons, CTA buttons, and through your text editors to appear right within your content!

Accessible Hover Styles Navigation

Hover styles are added on the main navigation (underline) and the sub navigation dropdowns (bar on lefthand side). This styles are also used for the focus state for users that navigate with tab navigation (using the TAB key to move through the site). Adding a visual indicator for these styles increases the accessibility for all users.

Eventbrite Embed

This Eventbrite Embed allows to you to have the checkout flow for any event through Eventbrite right on the web page, so that users don’t ever have to leave your site for tickets!

Instagram Preview

This Instagram Preview is an engaging block that shows off the three latest images from your feed. Add a fun header — “Get to Know Us!” or “See Us in Action!” — and get your audience excited to connect with you on social media.

Map Block

The Map gives your users an easy visual representation of where you are located and where they are heading.  Choose your size, set your marker, and off they go!

Call Out Blocks

Universal callout boxes can be included on many different pages and/or posts on your website. Choose static callouts on each page or set up a default rotation that shows up across the site. This helps you keep important info in front of users.

Do you have an idea for a new StageHand feature? Make a request here!

And Don't Forget to Check Out the Resource Center!

We have posts about all of the features and functions of StageHand — it’s a great resource for any new teammate learning the site or a refresher for you! Our collection of posts are constantly growing. Training videos will be available for all areas of support over the next month.

Explore Resource Center