I hope that everyone has had a great September! There has been some interesting changes with Kernl this month, so let’s dive in and discuss them.
- Credit Card Add Changes – For the past 3 years Kernl has had a simple credit card form (card number, expiration, etc). In an effort to help reduce fraud we’ve migrated out card addition system to use Stripe’s Checkout.js. This gives us advanced fraud protection provided by Stripe and the added benefit that your card details never hit Kernl’s servers.
- Continuous Deployment Setup – Kernl is in the middle of a big UI change for continuous deployment setup. The first step was making the ‘connect your Gitlab/GitHub/BitBucket account’ piece a lot prettier. We’ve now made it a 3 panel selection, with nice big logos and fewer ways to get confused. Check it out by going to the “Continuous Deployment” section in Kernl.
- Repository Pruning – Kernl will now prune repositories from your repository list that you no longer have access to or no longer have connected with Kernl. The exception here is that we’ll keep a reference to repositories that you have connected to plugins or themes.
- Invoice Payment Failure Notifications – We recently had an issue where a customer wasn’t notified that their payment failed (card had expired) 🙁 This should be resolved now as we’ve integrated with Stripe web hooks and immediately catch the event and send a message to the account owner. We’ve also added a notification preference so that you can silence these emails.
- All packages have been upgraded on all Kernl servers.
- Marketing pages are now cached in Redis.
- Fixed a customer reported bug in plugin_update_check.php that threw a warning in newer versions of PHP. Upgrade to version 1.2.2 to get the fix.
- Feature flag setup wizard had weird behavior if the customer didn’t have any plugins or themes. You can now manually name your feature flag product in the wizard if you so choose.
- Fixed a few bugs in the feature flag UI where adding/removing individual users from a flag would occasionally fail.
- The buttons to manually manage deploy keys have been moved to the bottom of the continuous deployment page. They also come with a disclaimer now.
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