A new version of Marijuana Age Verify is now available to standard and Premium users. Marijuana Age Verify is a simple solution to age gate cannabis, CBD or hemp content on WordPress. Here’s what’s new in version 1.2.


Customize & Translate Text [Premium]

  • New “Free-Form Custom Text” option

The standard plugin comes with turnkey configurations for medical and recreational cannabis. The default text is written in US English. Premium v1.2 provides a “free-form custom text” option.

Customizable text fields now include:

  • Age prompt text
  • Button text
  • Error message text
  • Disclaimer text

You can now translate age verification to other languages. For businesses that do not neatly fit into one of our turnkey options, free-form offers a solution to use your own copy. The optional return visitor checkbox text is not editable in this update.

Testing Mode Preview [Free & Premium]

  • New “Testing Mode” under Enable Verification

The mode lets you see what age verify looks like on your website while hiding it from visitors (while you are logged in under an admin role).

It is best to use TESTING MODE during initial set-up of the plugin. Keep in mind that switching to TESTING MODE after age verification is running on the website means it will stop showing to visitors.

Read more about previewing age verification.

Cache Busting [Free & Premium]

  • CSS and Javascript calls add cache busting to improve plugin update changes taking effect.
  • Automatically clears page cache on save*

We’ve built-in a cache buster into the code so when cached websites install the plugin update the new files will take effect more immediately. It busts page cache and server cache.

This impacts plugin updates only and new features showing in your WordPress dashboard plugin page. If you edit plugin settings after installing this update, you will still need to clear page cache to see them take effect in the popup display.

In addition, the page cache will be cleared sitewide each time the plugin settings are saved.

*Effects sites using certain page or server cache tools. Automatic cache clearing for these caching systems: WP Rocket, W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, WP Fastest Cache, WPEngine, SG Optimizer by Siteground, LiteSpeed, Cache Enabler, Pagely, Autoptimize, Comet Cache, and Hummingbird Cache

Read more about caching.

Return Visitor Display Text [Premium]

  • Improved user experience with simplified language

The web is constantly evolving. With tighter integration between devices cookies can sometimes sync between browsers. Our return visitor cookie previously displayed a checkbox reading: “Remember this device.”

If a visitor using Apple devices on Safari enables this cookie, it is possible age verification will not show again when they return using other devices. To improve usability the text now reads: “Remember me next time.”

A Few Design Tweaks [Free and Premium]

It’s a challenge to ensure front end display works perfectly across many different websites. We’ve balanced this by pulling in limited CSS styling from the user’s website –  it does use the website fonts. Most of the formatting of the popup is coded into the plugin. Yet a few websites were still experiencing minor issues with text alignment and padding. We’ve fixed this by adding CSS formatting to the plugin. This doesn’t impact the current display of most websites. Those that experienced minor issues will see an improvement.

  • Improved plugin settings user experience
  • Added CSS to improve centered alignment
  • Center aligned the disclaimer text
  • Button text is now white, previously black
  • Improved CSS class naming to prevent conflicts
  • Improved logic to display overlay only if verification is active
  • Optimized ADA focus highlighted so the button is no longer highlighted until the user tabs
  • Return visitor cookie checkbox display bug fixed
  • Improved responsiveness of popup display
    • Logo is hidden on small screens rather than stacking left of headline
    • Text and buttons resize better to display fully in smaller screens at the maximum character count in all fields (most sites would not have experienced the issue)
  • Improved CSS class naming to prevent conflicts

Slightly New Name

“Easy Marijuana Age Verify” was renamed to “Marijuana Age Verify”. You might see it shortened to MJ Age Verify in documentation.

Update v1.2.1

Minor bug fixes.

Get This Update

If your website is set to automatic plugin updates, it’s probably already done. If you update manually simply login to your website to visit “Plugins – Installed Plugins” and search for our plugin or click “Update Available” from the top menu. Visit the support center for step-by-step instructions on how to update a WordPress plugin.

To ensure all updates take effect clear any cache the website might be using after updating the plugin. Learn more about caching procedures with this plugin.

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