What’s new in LiveWhale 2.3.0

This minor release contains a new widget option, “total,” as well as a handful of bug fixes and improvements.

New feature: total widget results

<arg id="format_widget">
{total} News Stories

When designing a LiveWhale widget, you might want to show how many results were found outside of the pagination tool. You can do so in LiveWhale 2.3.0 with the new {total} format variable, which goes alongside {widget} in the format_widget setting. 


  • Fixed an issue where the page title would sometimes not display correct for the frontend calendar.
  • Fixed an issue preventing clean_markup from supporting the include_javascript and include_stylesheet args.
  • Fixed an edge case where a parent_ format variable inside of a conditional widget setting was being evaluated too early.
  • Removed toolbar keyboard shortcuts – we’ve received some reports that adding keyboard shortcuts to the LiveWhale toolbar was interfering with native keyboard shortcuts, so we’ve removed them. If you’re interested in adding custom shortcuts to your installation feel free to adapt this code into backend.js or your front-end theme.


  • Improved search result weighting by considering site depth of individual page results (such as office and department homepages). Now, pages closer to the root of the website are more likely to appear higher in search results, compared to pages in deeper sub-directories.
  • Improved performance of bulk operations when submitting checked items from a manager.
  • Replaced internal PHP functions (utf8_encode/utf8_decode) before they are deprecated in PHP8/9.

August 19, 2022

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