This update mainly focusses on the admin side of the plugin, making it easier to create additional menu locations and export/import themes.
The front end of the plugin remains largely unchanged with just a couple of fixes in the CSS.
A few niggly issues have also been fixed: the save spinner gifs (broken since WordPress v4.2) have been replaced with dashicons, and the “white screen of death” caused by conflicting plugins should no longer be an issue.
This version also brings compatibility with the hugely popular Visual Editor (Black Studio TinyMCE) Widget.
Previously, if your theme didn’t support WordPress 3 menus or you needed to add an extra menu location (to use in the Max Mega Menu widget or shortcode), you would need to edit your themes functions.php file and register a new menu location.
In v1.8 adding a new menu location is as simple as clicking the “Add another menu location” link. You’ll find these options under “Appearance > Max Mega Menu > General Settings“.
Another regularly requested feature was to make it possible to transfer menu themes from development sites to live sites.
Under “Appearance > Max Mega Menu > Tools” you’ll find some new options to export and import themes.
If you already have Max Mega Menu installed you can update to v1.8 by going to your Plugins page in WordPress – you should see the update ready and waiting for you. If you don’t have Max Mega Menu installed, you can install it by going to Plugins > Add New and search for “Mega Menu”.
What’s next? Over the next few days and weeks I’ll be working on some exciting new features for Max Mega Menu Pro. Once those features are finished up I’ll be working on the free version again – I hope to finally add the ability to mix and match second level menu items and widgets. Stay tuned for updates!