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(Update: A rather annoying bug was introduced in version 1.1, which has been remedied in 1.1.1. If something can go wrong, it most certainly will).
It includes a large number of new features, which I will outline below. Please note that there are a few changes that could potentially affect the layout of the background, so keep these in mind before upgrading.
WordPress 3.4 introduces a theme customizer, allowing you make adjustments to your theme and see them in a preview. It’s a welcome addition to WordPress, making it a lot easier to customise a website and Background Manager takes full advantage new feature.
All the visual options found in the Background Manager’s Settings screen can be accesses directly from the theme customizer, allowing you to change image sets, background colors and overlays, select between full-screen and normal display modes and more.
All these changes are non-permanent until you save the settings, allowing you to test various options, like the new image transitions, to see which ones work best for your website.
Version 1.1.1 increases the number of available transitions to 19 with the introduction of Fade-in and Zoom transition and 8 CSS3 transitions based on the hard work of Joe Lambert’s Flux Slider.
Previously Background Manager relied upon CSS to adjust the background image size according to the browser window. This worked well for images that were smaller than the browser window, but larger images were not resized and this lead to some confusion, particularly in what size the background image to use.
This feature has been added to version 1.1, and allows you to display the images in random, ascending or descending order. When editing an Image Set, highlighting an image will provide to option to move it left or right. You can also double-click to select images, and move them in one go.
Another improvement when editing Image Sets, is the ability to remove an image from an Image Set. This differs from deleting an image, as it will remain in the Media Library for later re-use.
The window showing the images within an Image Set can now also be resized (and it will remember the size for next time).
The ability to make backgrounds click-able since version 1.0.6 has proven rather popular, and another frequently requested feature is the ability to track the impressions and clicks of such click-able background images.
Version 1.1 introduces the option to do so with the help of Google Analytics and will trigger Events whenever a click-able image is shown or clicked on. These events can also be used as part of Goals.
In addition to the above, version 1.1 also introduces the following new features:
As well as numerous bug fixes, including the “blocking” during a background change as well as the “flicker” noticeable on certain browser.