PowerGrid CSV Release Notes

v1.7.5 (2/6/2019)

  • Improvements so that PowerGrid works better inside the Portal stack

v1.7.4 (5/25/2016)

  • Fixed preview issues with RapidWeaver 7

v1.7.3 (5/24/2016)

  • Fixed header color conflict with some themes

v1.7.2 (3/16/2016)

  • The Strip Non-ASCII characters setting was removed. It should have been removed in v1.6.0. That setting has not done anything since then.

v1.7.1 (2/11/2016)

  • Fixed PHP errors in Preview mode when Markdown was enabled

v1.7.0 (2/8/2016)

  • Now requires Stacks 3.
  • Color controls now support opacity
  • No need to “Preview Markdown”, it all happens automatically.
  • Updated open soruce libraries to latest versions with bug fixes
  • Improved styling in Foundation
  • Fixed Demo File so that it works with my new https site

v1.6.9 (8/13/2015)

  • Updated tags for better organization in Stacks 3 library
  • New icons for Stacks 3 library

v1.6.8 (8/2/2015)

  • Compatibility update to resolve conflicts with jQuery 2

1.6.7 5/25/2015

  • Fix for search box in Firefox

1.6.6 9/23/2014

  • Removed all comments from code
  • New meta tags for stack version tracking
  • Getting ready for ************ launch

1.6.5 6/9/2014

  • Hover columns feature no longer leaks into other PowerGrid tables on the same page.

1.6.4 (10/3/2013)

  1. Resolved an issue that was generated server warnings with PHP 5.4.

1.6.3 (6/4/2013)

  1. Fixed issue with fetching a CSV file over https with some hosting companies.

1.6.2 (2/15/2013)

  1. The logic for interpreting end-of-line encodings has been improved. CSV files that were showing as one big row should be fixed now.

1.6.1 (1/18/2013)

  1. Fixed INVALID_NAME error when trying to publish latest PG update.

1.6.0 (1/17/2013)

  1. When your CSV file is referenced as a URL, curl will be used instead of fopen. This was done to improve compatibility with some hosting companies.
  2. Fixed broken sample images seen in edit mode.
  3. You now have the ability to change the label for the search box.
  4. Support for UTF-8 characters. Its about time, huh?!?
  5. Removed the setting to strip non-ascii chars since there is now UTF-8 support.
  6. There are certain setting combinations that do no like each other. Warnings are displayed in edit mode when this is the case.
    • When Scrollable and Show Pager are set.
    • When Searchable and Show Pager are set. This works, however, the results will only show from the current page. This means that users will not see results from other pages. This is not ideal.
    • You must define custom column widths when you have Scrollable and Header/Footer enabled.
  7. Scrollable tables now look better in poor little IE. They are not scollable (yet), however, the row heights are tamed.
  8. PowerGrid CSV pushes the limits of the Stacks 2 API. Its highly powerful. Though, a cost for this flexibility is performance. Changing settings with PG can be slow. Sorry.

1.5.5 (12/14/2012)

  1. All JW stacks have taken a diet. They are all leaner and meaner. This will provide you with faster page download times. Enjoy!
  2. Other small fixes and enhancements may apply
  3. We have been quiet for a few months. That can mean only one thing, watch out for 2013. Big things are coming!
  4. Happy Holidays from Joe, Rob and Tron

1.5.4 (12/13/2012)

  1. All JW stacks have taken a diet. They are all leaner and meaner. This will provide you with faster page download times. Enjoy!
  2. Other small fixes and enhancements may apply…
  3. We’ve been quiet for a few months. That can mean only one thing, watch out for 2013. Big things are coming!
  4. Happy Holidays from Joe, Rob and Tron


  1. Update! Updated some logic on how the path to the CSV file gets calculated in some situations.


  1. Fixed! This update fixes Stacks v2.1 compatibility. This is my fault for being overzealous with the API. Its nothing that YourHead has changed. Sorry.


  1. Fixed! Rows with more than 1024 characters were getting cut off. The limit has been raised to 2048.
  2. Fixed! The newline characters are not getting trimmed better.


  1. New! Ability to customize the CSV separator with comma, tilde, semicolon, and colon.
  2. New! The background color for Header, Footer and Highlight can now be solid color, tiled image or be made transparent.
  3. Fixed! You can now preview your Markdown within Preview! There is a new setting that should be turned off when you published that will allow you to preview your Markdown within Rapidweaver Preview.
  4. Fixed! Unicode characters are now properly displayed even when they are the first character in the word.
  5. Update! Some reorganization of the settings pane to make some of it a little more intuitive.


  1. Fixed! The search field no longer steals the cursor focus on page load.


  1. New! New font color and size control for the table body text.
  2. Update! Reorganized the settings a bit to make it a little cleaner.


  1. New! New setting to strip non-ascii characters. This is no often needed after you publish to your server but could be useful if you want to preview your CSV file that contains non-ascii characters inside Rapidweaver. More info here: http://joeworkman.zendesk.com/entries/20786111
  2. Update! PowerGrid attempts to override server settings that don’t let some users to open urls via fopen.


  1. Update! Added some clarification in the cheat sheet for col and row spans.


  1. Fixed! Fixed bad typo that was released in v1.3.0 that caused stack to break. Oops.


  1. New! Settings for font weight for both the Header and Footer.
  2. New! Support for Google Spreadsheets. See FAQ. http://joeworkman.zendesk.com/entries/20751271
  3. New! CSV Styling Tips for Markdown and Column/Row spanning in Edit Mode.
  4. Update! Revamped Edit mode preview tables with row and column labels and hints baked right in.


  1. New! Option to change the font weight for highlighted rows & columns.
  2. New! Support for column & row spanning.

- colspan: Prepend your cell content with dashes. 2 dashes (—) is colspan=2, 3 dashes (—-) is colspan=3, etc. - rowspan: Prepend your cell content with pluses. 2 pluses (++) is rowspan=2, 3 pluses (+++) is rowspan=3, etc. - rowspan & colspan: Prepend your cell content with dashes and pluses. 2 dashes and 3 pluses (—+++) will be colspan=2 and rowspan=3. Dashes must always be first.

  • New! PG Import stack allows you to import stack data into your CSV tables.
  • - Insert a special macro inside the cell content of your CSV file: %pgimport(myID)% - Add the PG Import stack to your page. Then configure it with the ID that you set in the macro within the CSV file. - All of the contents of the PG Import stack will be moved into your Power Grid CSV table.


    1. Fixed! Better support for CSV files exported from Excel.


    1. Fixed! Fixed issues with some CSV files not being properly rendered after publishing. Resources cannot be viewed in Preview. However, if you use a url to the file after you publish, then it will work in Preview.


    1. New! Full support for Markdown. This is huge for easily adding links, images, emails, and basic formatting. For more information check out http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/


    1. New! Initial public release.