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What’s new in FacetWP 2.8

In 2.8, we focused on both code modernization and loading speed. We strongly recommend upgrading, since this version also fixes 1 security issue.

Important notes

FacetWP 2.8 now requires the following:

Faster loading

Shortcode-based templates now use a REST API endpoint (instead of admin-ajax.php). On average, we’ve seen about a 15% speed improvement with this change.

If you’ve disabled the REST API, use the following code to fallback to admin-ajax.php:

add_filter( 'facetwp_use_rest_api', '__return_false' );

Code modernization

FacetWP 2.8 now requires PHP 5.3 or above.

Below is the result of our month-long analysis. Since PHP 5.2 was last updated in 2011, and given the many benefits of 5.3+, we’ve taken this leap to ensure the highest code quality.

PHP stats

We also now require WordPress 4.4+, since that’s when the REST API was first introduced.

Other changes