Updates (up to December 2018)

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On this page we list BEE Plugin updates that were release before December 31, 2017.

December 19, 2018

  • Hosts can now disable Google Analytics in BEE Plugin
    Collecting anonymous usage data helps us develop a better product by assessing locations, devices, browsers, etc. You can now turn it off, if you need to. Read more about our service options.
  • "Delete cannot be undone" warning no longer showing when UNDO is active, since the action can indeed be undone ;-)
  • The editor is no longer unloaded when an image is erroneously dragged outside an image block. It now simply ignores the action.
  • Added support for multiline text in buttons.
  • Updated the recently introduced image editor to resize itself automatically based on the browser window's size.
  • Improved the font selection in the image editor to provide a better experience in small screens
  • Technology update for the JSON to HTML parsing engine.
  • An issue with auto-width buttons that, in some cases, used a fixed width.
  • Problems to manage icons in the social module when using IE 11.
  • A filtering issue with saved rows that shared the same row name.
  • "Locked row" parameter not working correctly in saved rows.
  • Dynamic images with no file extension failing to upload successfully.
  • Tel protocol in links not supporting # and * symbols.
  • Wrong width calculation in buttons that caused them to be larger in the HTML.
  • Social content block rendering issues on Huawei devices.
  • Wrong padding displayed in Outlook (only in some cases).
  • Transparent buttons displaying with white background in Outlook desktop.

December 05, 2018

  • Optimized the file size of the images created with the image editor
  • Transparent images support in the image editor
  • Issues in the image editor with file names containing spaces
  • Image editor not working on IE11/Edge

November 27, 2018

  • Save Rows
    Let your users save and re-use message rows to speed up content creation. Read more.
  • onTogglePreview
    A new event fired when the preview is opened or closed by the user. Read more.
  • Image editor
    Replaced the Creative SDK Image Editor UI (deprecated) with an integrated tool. Read more.
  • Background color support for buttons when using the Simplified Row Schema with Custom Rows. Read more.
  • Improved resource loading speed.
  • Support for long text strings in the merge tags selection.
  • Changes just applied to a text block at times were lost when the message was saved immediately after.

October 23, 2018

  • Disable the HTML sanitize service in the HTML content block
    A new option to remove all the restrictions on what the users can add inside the custom HTML content block. Read more
  • Support for Slovenian language
  • Solved a problem with the custom rows text search that excluded rows with the same name
  • Fixed an issue with promises in Internet Explorer

September 12, 2018

  • onWarning callback
    The onWarning callback returns information about a soft error that doesn’t impact the normal usage of the editor. You can use this callback to track these errors, display a message or change any behavior in your application. Read more
  • We added support for text color, button color, and row background color in the custom rows schema. Read more
  • The video content now applies the 16/9 cover when available
  • When a template is loaded, previous dialogs are automatically closed
  • Issue with text line-height when applying a link
  • Now the Apply effects & more button is disabled when no image is selected
  • Scroll performance issue with Chrome for Mac
  • Button links URL not being correctly saved

August 13, 2018

  • onChange callback
    Be notified programmatically of any changes made by the user. Read more.
  • Undo
    Let your users undo and redo recent changes. Read more.
  • Placeholders are now allowed as text mailto links
  • Improved the scroll behavior when the message height changes
  • An issue that duplicated custom rows keys when filtering hidden items
  • Text block editing issues after loading content through a content dialog
  • Angle brackets not managed correctly when used as merge tag syntax in beeConfig
  • Promise errors tracked in the console log when a template is loaded

July 27, 2018

  • Support for Norwegian (Bokmål) language
  • Performance improvements
  • Mailto links on buttons add an extra space between protocol and email address
  • Improved the responsiveness of the scroll bar
  • Custom fonts not being initialized till used

July 18, 2018

  • Support for date/time format based on culture info
    Date and time are displayed based on the culture information from the language code.
  • Angle brackets are now supported when used in merge tags or special links.
  • Subscript characters are now available in the text toolbar.
  • Delay in the application of changes when using the image editor

June 21, 2018

  • Content dialog for custom rows
    Extend custom rows by allowing users to find, build & import them while they create their messages. Read more.

May 31, 2018

  • New JSON version. The BUMP service is now migrating the loaded JSON to the latest version. Read more about template update.
  • Import from external source in file manager is now an option. You can decide if this feature is shown in the editor. Check the available options.
  • Image editor ('Apply effects & more') in image module is now an option. You can now decide if this feature is shown in the editor. Check the available options.
  • Improvement that return contextual errors when the JSON to HTML process can't be handled
  • Your subscription ID is now available in the developer portal to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Fixed a duplicated call to the BUMP service when loading a template.
  • Fixed width problems in the video content.

May 02, 2018

  • New option for your custom FSP API integration: Enable 'file overwrite' warning message.
  • Images are delivered through CDN when using our default file storage.
  • Added some new font sizes in the text editor.
  • Changed some HTML elements to work properly with the last versions of Chrome.
  • Line height was not applying to lists.
  • An issue that caused custom save actions not to save some text applied through a content dialog function.

April 25, 2018

  • Custom content
    Let your users drag & drop into a message custom content that you passed to the editor (products, blog articles, real estate listings, events, etc.). Read more.

March 23, 2018

  • New file manager layout
    A new grid view with bigger thumbnails and important usability improvements.
  • FSP error custom messages
    Errors returned from a custom FSP API will be displayed in the editor with custom messages.
  • Romanian language
  • CSS optimizations that decrease the loading time.
  • An issue when applying hide on mobile to existing templates.
  • JSON corruption due to hidden characters in text content.
  • Issue when pasting video URLs in the video content.
  • The scroll bar in Chrome was not active (displayed) before the user scrolled down the message.

March 06, 2018

  • Hide on mobile
    Hide specific content elements on mobile devices.
  • Developer portal options
    UI improvement that allows you to browse all the plugin options, also when they are not available in your subscription plan.
  • Issues with Video content width when the general message width is updated.
  • An extra parameter that caused a false validation error in the BUMP endpoint.

February 21, 2018

  • HTML parser error when the message contained an empty video content block

December 21, 2017

  • Custom Look & Feel:
    This advanced BEE Plugin configuration feature allows you change the appearance of the BEE editor when it is rendered within your application, so that it will blend even more seamlessly with the rest of your user interface. Read more

December 19, 2017

  • Updates to prevent downtimes due to infrastructure instability: Increased token life to 120”, errors from the UID validator endpoint will trigger a request retry.

December 18, 2017

  • Default FSP API:
    Improvement to timely manage S3 responses with a high volume of files and nested directories.

November 06, 2017

  • Do not stack on mobile option:
    Users of the BEE editor can now decide when to override the default behavior and prevent columns from stacking vertically on mobile devices. Read more

October 12, 2017

  • Image resizing
    A new image width widget now allows you to manually change the size of the image without actually altering the file size.

September 13, 2017

  • Czech language is now available.
  • Compatibility with Huawei mail client.
  • Removed 1px padding shown in the email container.
  • Removed undesired cellpadding/cellspacing.
  • Yahoo mobile issue with the message width.

August 31, 2017

  • Responsiveness support for Samsung's proprietary email client (Android 7.0+).
  • Improved compatibility for Microsoft Oulook mobile app (iOS/Android).
  • Improved compatibility with the Libero.it and Fastweb.it webmail clients.
  • Background images applied per column when using a specific setting.
  • Button width for Internet Explorer / Microsoft Outlook

June 12, 2017

  • Update aimed at minimizing issues such as the one that was reported when importing into Constant Contact and other ESPs, which would misread the code and believe that it contained a duplicate HTML and/or BODY tag.

May 16, 2017

  • Dynamic images
    The BEE editor now support images that are dynamically loaded, i.e. based on variables included in the link to the file: a name, a customer ID, an email, a date and time, etc.
  • Superscript characters.
  • Finnish language
  • Glassdoor, SnapChat, WeChat & Telegram as social icons.
  • New social icons styles.
  • Improvements in image performance & deliverability.

May 08, 2017

  • Refactor of the button markup to bypass issues when the HTML was edited on an external application.

June 27, 2017

  • Display conditions:
    Your users will have the ability to pick a condition (or write one from scratch if they are technically savvy), apply it to a row, and thus show different content based on who the recipient (or viewer) is.
  • Increased the max-file-size limit on file upload to 12MB.
  • Global font not being correctly applied.
  • Encoding errors with font families.
  • Button issues in Outlook desktop.
  • Padding issues in Outlook desktop.

March 31, 2017

  • Issue with spacing in MS Outlook
  • Edited code to maintain button background color in certain email platforms that were not displaying it.

March 16, 2017

  • Fixed issue with dividers (wrong width or position in Outlook).
  • Full-width image shown on mobile when physical width is larger than column
  • Syntax issue in negative conditional statement (unclear if it caused issues)

March 13, 2017

  • Lateral padding issue in Microsoft desktop clients.
  • Resolution of issue in Microsfot Web clients (e.g. outlook.com, Office 365).
  • Images shown at 100% when width is bigger than column width on mobile clients.
  • Typo in "min-width" declaration (unclear if it was causing rendering problems).

March 08, 2017

  • Major update to our HTML parser:
    BEE editor now generates HTML emails using a new technique that produces smaller messages (i.e. a thinner HTML footprint). This substantially reduces the chances of "email clipping" in Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. Read more.

September 29, 2016

  • Support for background images.
  • Ability to easily connect your own AWS S3 bucket.
  • Developer portal re-design with a better and easier plugin configuration section.
  • Images max-width limit has been increased for proper usage of the background image option (automatic resize is applied only to high resolution images).
  • A loss-less optimization procedure is automatically applied to all uploaded images.
  • Issue that applied a wrong link when a URL was used as text in the button content.
  • Issue in text content blocks that caused some strings to disappear from the editing area.

August 16, 2016

  • User roles and permissions.
  • Additional icons for Blogger, Medium,Tumblr, SoundCloud, Spotify, Vimeo, Vine, qZone, Sina, and Weibo.
  • Adding a custom color to highlighted text in a text block is now possible.
  • Updated the HTML parser to address an Outlook width certain tables.
  • Refactoring and additional performance improvements.
  • Error in the File Manager when typing an invalid character in the Photo Gallery search.
  • Vertical alignment and rendering issue of social media buttons in Outlook.
  • Issue with MAILTO links.
  • Text going outside of text block in certain scenarios.
  • Style bug in the Preview window.

July 12, 2016

  • Free stock photos: We've partnered with three of the most popular stock photo services - Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay - to offer BEE users the ability to search a large repository of high quality images that are free to use under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Simply pull up the file manager in the BEE editor and you'll find the Search free photos button.
  • Custom fonts management: customize the list of fonts available in the BEE editor.
  • The BEE editor is now available in Russian and South Korean.
  • A new warning message has been added in the file manager to prevent files from automatically overwriting existing files.
  • Added two social network links - VKontakte and Odnoklassniki - popular in Russia.
  • Added 4 new icon collections to the social content.
  • The Instagram social icon has been updated.
  • More descriptive error messages.
  • A new and improved error tracking system will alert us when the editor crashes on your application.
  • Improved error tracking system and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Problem in the file manager when creating folders with non-Latin characters in the name.
  • Issue with the Danish translation of the text toolbar.
  • Delete all behavior in the file manager.
  • Undesired font-size reset when a link is applied to a selected text.
  • Merge tags scrolling when using @ as the selector.

May 31, 2016

  • German, Polish, Swedish and Traditional Chinese as available languages.
  • Improved and easier to use social block.
  • Performance & maintenance improvements to he text editor.
  • Improved error tracking system.
  • Improved deploy method that reduces downtimes when adding complex features.
  • Allow the use of the browsers spell check feature in the text blocks.
  • Issue with the usage of placeholders that combine curly and square braces.
  • Issue with the web fonts fallback on Outlook.
  • Issue when uploading images with non-Latin characters in the file name.
  • Issue with the manual insertion of placeholders as text.
  • Issue when deleting files with a % symbol in the name.
  • Firefox incompatibility issue that resulted in not being able to sort social icons in the content options panel.
  • Button width issue when the message general width is modified.

April 18, 2016

  • Web fonts are now available in the text options.
  • New UI for the special link selection, allows the user to browse categories and search by keyword. Only available when the special link is applied to images or buttons.
  • Support for {{ double curly brackets syntax }} as text placeholder.
  • Files from the file manager can be easily linked in the text.
  • UI simplification of the text toolbar.
  • New UI for the column border widget: easier to use and translations bullet proof
  • BEE domain is not visible in the URL path of the image properties.
  • The application dismisses the use of local storage to avoid errors when third party cookies are blocked
  • Infrastructure improvements to the default FSP API.
  • Issue in the file manager when dragging an image to a non-empty folder.
  • Cross-browser issues with IE.
  • Issue with links that contained tel on the URL.

March 09, 2016

  • Link type on text links, as on images and buttons.
  • Remove underline in text links.
  • Text toolbar localization.
  • Reordered button options.
  • Improvements to deploy automation, internal environments and development procedures
  • Divider not correctly aligned on stage
  • Gmail web app hide part of the message in small screens.
  • The autosave timing only working with default values
  • The delete all action in the file manager not working
  • Errors on image size.
  • Padding and border resetting to 0 when switching modality (more/less options).

February 15, 2016

  • HTML content block, which allows users to add their own HTML code to the email.
  • Allowed file size limit on upload to 5MB.
  • Button module: several text rendering problems in Outlook, a button width issue and an issue with the link not working properly on AirMail client
  • Use of the apostrophe when adding a subject or title to a mailto link.
  • Adjust to width issue setting in images (setting was not saved properly).
  • Fullwidth images on iOS devices (the image did not occupy the full width when table cells were stacked vertically)
  • Bug with the border property when using a 4 columns structure.
  • Wrong text hyphenation.

December 27, 2015

  • Added new user interface for the "Special links" selection window.
  • High performance AWS infrastrutture that's faster and more flexible.
  • Architectural improvements to increase application stability and performance.
  • Improvements to our internal software deployment system to dramatically reduce down times in future releases.
  • A loading icon is now shown during message saving operations.
  • Improved the user interface in the file manager.
  • Issue with the content property panel that did not close when a row or a content item was deleted while selected.
  • Issue with right-side panel being incorrectly displayed when rows or content elements where very quickly selected.
  • Column rendering issue in Apple Mail on older versions of the operating system. It affected messages containing multi-column rows.
  • Column rendering issue on the iPad: in multi-column rows, each column was placed on a new row even if there was enough horizontal real estate to display the columns side by side. They are now handled correctly.
  • Issue with image size not being correctly handled in certain scenarios.
  • Issue with social media icon being displayed on a different row in certain scenarios when more than 4 icons where used.
  • Firefox-only issue: when dragging and dropping a content element into the message, the placeholder did not seem to work.
  • Issues with the Firefox and IE browsers with regard to the rendering of images in the mobile device preview.

November 04, 2015

  • Merge content tile.
  • Automatic fullwidth for large images
  • Disable import button on file manager when not available.
  • Button alignment issue on some email clients
  • Image alignment issue on Microsoft Outlook client.
  • Divider as spacer issue.