Array 1.28.0

September 15, 2021

Array 1.28.0

๐Ÿ’ก This version contains a patch release (1.28.1), read about it below.

PostHog 1.28.0 has launched to help you understand your conversion rates better! Enjoy significantly revamped performance for slower queries, advanced engagement cohorts, SAML support, and many more improvements and fixes.

PostHog 1.28.1 patch

This version includes a subsequent patch release (1.28.1) launched on September 22, 2021. This patch addresses the following fixes and improvements:

  • Bug fix. Fixes a bug where refreshing dashboards could cause a server overload (#5865).
  • Bug fix. Fixes a bug where SAML wouldn't work correctly on Dockerized installations (#5965).
  • Bug fix. Adds more safeguards to prevent incorrect person merges, leading to incorrect user counts (#6023). In addition, we now report an aggregate number to signal if any incorrect data is detected (#6024).
  • Improvement. Updates event reporting to enable usaged-based billing for Scale customers.

PostHog 1.28.0 release notes

If you're self-hosting and want to upgrade for a better experience and new features, remember to update your PostHog instance.

Release highlights:

Significantly revamped performance

When running on OSS ClickHouse, we now automatically create (during the weekends) columns for event and person properties which pre-process some of the heaviest operations when running queries. This can speed up your slower queries 2-25x.

Advanced engagement cohorts

You can now better analyze engagement among your users by understanding casual and power users in more detail. Create automatic user cohorts based on actions performed by users in the last N days. You can select users who have performed more than, exactly, or less than any given number of actions/events, and customize the time range you care about.

SAML support

Users with a PostHog Scale license can now enable SAML authentication and automatic user provisioning in their instance. If your company uses a centralized identity provider (IdP), this is a great way to reduce IT overhead and improve compliance. Head over to our SAML docs for details on how to enable this.

Advanced funnel building

In our last release we shipped significant improvements to our funnels experience. We are still on a mission to enable anyone to get a deep understanding of their user conversion rates. In this release, we're including even more features to build advanced funnel visualizations to enable deeper diving. Such features include custom step ordering, event exclusions, conversion time range window, and more.

Other improvements & fixes

  • Significant improvements to plugins development experience
  • Improved session recording list, particularly when there's multiple recordings for a session
  • Fixed broken links when sharing dashboards publicly
  • Multiple fixes on tooltips
  • Fixed bugs around cohort calculation
  • Fixed issues around loading and refreshing dashboards
  • Multiple UI improvements following our new website brand launch
  • Improvements to plugins UI
  • Preference to disable automatic emails when a new member joins
  • Fixes to pie chart that caused some numbers to display confusingly
  • 300+ other improvements/fixes

Breaking changes

โš ๏ธ The previously deprecated /api/user endpoint has been removed since this version (1.28.0). Head over to the User API docs if you still need to update this endpoint.

โš ๏ธ We've dropped support for Python 3.7. You'll now need to use Python 3.8 or 3.9. We recommend using Python 3.9.

Help us improve PostHog

Weโ€™re working hard to improve the PostHog experience and would love to talk to you! Please join one of our Product, Engineering, or Marketing team members on a quick 30-min call to help us understand how to improve. Schedule directly on Calendly.

As a small thank you for your time, we're giving away awesome PostHog merch!

PostHog News

Welcome all our new team members!

NameRole๐Ÿ on ๐Ÿ•Interesting Fact
Eli KinseyFrontend Developer๐Ÿ‘ Pineapple gang represent"I.... have never had a bloody nose"
Rick MarronFull Stack Engineer๐Ÿ‘Ž"I'm part of the ~1% who can lick their elbow. (Although the ability is slowly going away with age)"
Paul D'AmbraFull Stack Engineer๐Ÿ‘Ž Tasty but forbidden (like drinking in church)"I was nearly arrested at a pagan wedding"
Guido LaquintiSite Reliability Engineer๐Ÿ‘Ž Can't say it's acceptable without having my passport revoked ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น"When I was a kid, my parents asked me to find a name for our new kitten. We called him 'Password' ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ"

Community

Community MVP ๐Ÿ†

Thanks to all our community members for helping move PostHog forward! This release cycle's Community MVP goes to manish001in!

Manish helped us pushed a PR that ensures tab titles are properly set when navigating between dashboards (PR #5822) and is also pushing a PR to make it easy to copy properties from the person page (PR #5884).

Community shoutouts

We want to thank each and every community member that contributed to this release of PostHog!

Open roles

Join us in helping make more products successful! We're currently hiring for the following roles:

  • Technical Content Marketer
  • Developer Educator
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Staff Software Engineer
  • Senior C++/Clickhouse Engineer

Don't see a role for you? We're always looking for exceptional people, so reach out to us via our Careers page for more info.


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