Essentials 1.9 for YOOtheme Pro - RSS, Facebook, and Twitter Sources

Miljan Aleksic
21 Dec, 2022

We are honestly beyond busy working on the new documentation, but it's Christmas time and this year, no matter if you were "good" or not, you are getting a gift from us! Let's unwrap it.

RSS Source

RSS is a web feed that allows applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format. Many have requested it and its a great addition to our collection of sources. With support for RSS 0.9, 1.0, 2.0, and Atom specifications, you can display basically any RSS feed on your website!

Some example use cases include displaying product updates, new blog posts from 3rd party websites, or even new episodes of your favorite podcast.

Facebook Source

Having experience with Instagram we thought it would be an easy addition, but it turns out it was the most complicated one! Not because of the technical challenges, but of the unnecessarily complicated and contradictory permission approval system. It took us endless support requests for Facebook to understand what was going on, and another bunch to finally get approved the permission scopes necessary for this source to work.

Call it stubbornness, but we made it, and here is another quite requested source. You can now display content from any Facebook page you manage on your website.

Twitter Source

Since we’ve added Facebook to the list, why not add another major social network? We’ve added Twitter source so you can display information from your profile, and display any content from your feed, with some cool filters. Check it out!

Instagram and Vimeo Sources Updates

While focused, we took the opportunity to work on some cool additions for existing sources too.

Instagram has been expanded with Single Media Query and Album edge. Use it to render specific post content or its media as a gallery. Additionally, the Media Query was expanded with publishing date range filters.

Vimeo is getting some care with the addition of My Folder Videos and My Showcase Videos queries. Use it to render videos of a specific Folder or Showcase you have created.

1.8.x Highlights

There were some pretty great additions in the v1.8.x releases too, let’s check them out!

Form Data Action

An After Submit Action that allows altering the submitted data. This one is one of our favorites, just a few use cases:

  • Duplicate a submitted date and set a custom format, then use it for display on the user email or modal while storing the raw date.
  • Map the Request source Timestamp (current date and time) as the datetime of the submission.
  • Add any confidential data to the submission without the need to expose it as hidden input.

Access conditions custom logic evaluation and logs

We had some bumps implementing this one, but it turned out to be extremely useful. Not only is it possible to set logic in any way needed, but if the results are not as expected, it is very simple to check the logs and see why.

Update an existing record with form Database action

Simple and effective, it allows updating a record that is associated with, for example, the current user.

Others

  • Added Forms Friendly Captcha EU endpoint.
  • Added option to disable a field being mapped in SaveTo form actions.
  • Added support for form fields dynamic validation values.
  • Added support for min/max selection count validation on Checkbox & Select.
  • Added YouTube source query offset filter.

Happy Holidays

Another year is coming to an end and we cannot be prouder of what we have achieved together with YOOtheme and its amazing community. Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holiday too

Roberto Coria
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happy holiday! That is a great christmas gift, thank you.

Kurt Dorné
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Thank you! Happy Holiday, too.

Karlheinz Franz
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Great ! Thanks!
Merry Christmas & happy holidays too :-)

Sylvie Perret
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A wonderful gift indeed.

Wishing everyone at Zoo Landers a Happy Holiday and prosperous New Year!

2023, bring it on!

David Hillock
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WOW you really do love us!.... :)

Justin Patnode
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Excellent news, nice surprise, today we will talk about this. Thanks and best wishes to you too

Alessandro Castagna
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Brilliant!! Wishing the whole team best wishes of the season.

Christopher Szabo
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Merry Christmas

Gerald Thomas
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Good Job

and Merry Christmas

Webmaster Cognin
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I love to see my request "altering the submitted data" for filled.

Thanks a lot, and all the best wishes for xmas and the new year!

Peter Selie
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Very, very, very THANKS ?ˇ. Very useful, much expected. we thank you.

Daniel Blazko
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Thanks for the great work it's appreciated

Tom Mepham
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Thank you very much.

Happy holidays to you all

Graham Bevins
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Amazing, thank you and Merry Christmas!

Kate Cooper
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Happy holidays to you all

Eric Verbeek
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Very nice and happy holidays! ? ? ?

Ton van der Helm
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Show family, Merry Christmas and a great 2023 to all.

MURILLO DUTT
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