We released version 3.1 of the Boxzilla plugin. While the updated version does not come with many new features, it is an important update with lots of behind-the-scenes work paving the way for future updates.
Formerly, the plugin depended on the jQuery library and loaded in an additional CSS file containing some necessary CSS for rendering pop-ups at the right screen position.
In version 3.1, both of these dependencies are gone.
Previous versions of Boxzilla were mainly using jQuery for the animations that occur when a box is shown or hidden.
Version 3.1 includes a custom lightweight animation engine resulting in much smoother animations.
As an added bonus, you can now do cool stuff like wobble the pop-up box after it appears on the visitor’s screen.
One new feature that did make it into version 3.1 is the ability to set the box cookie right after a box is triggered.
This allows you to prevent boxes from showing up multiple times in a row when your visitor does not explicitly dismiss them.
Get the update
The updated version can be downloaded from the Boxzilla plugin page on WordPress.org. Compatibility with all premium add-on plugins has been thoroughly tested, so there should not be any issues after applying the update.
If you do run into anything, don’t hesitate to let us know.