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Commons 1.7.4

I’ve just released version 1.7.4 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes a security update to WordPress, as well as a number of bug fixes:

  • New plugins: Google Maps Embed, Collapse-O-Matic, Projects by Woothemes
  • Fixed bug with CAPTCHAs in Contact Form 7
  • Fixed bug preventing multiple attachments to forum posts

For complete details, visit the 1.7.4 milestone.

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Commons 1.7.3

I’ve just released version 1.7.3 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Highlights of this maintenance release:

  • Improved cache validation for home page widgets
  • Improved handling of some Reply By Email errors
  • Fixed formatting of some plain-text emails
  • Fixed bug that prevented editing of the Positions profile widget in some cases
  • Fixed bug that caused new Docs in private groups to be invisible to some members
  • Force CAPTCHAs wherever Contact Form 7 is used
  • Added promotional video to home page

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.7.3 milestone.

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Commons 1.7.2

I’ve just released version 1.7.3 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Highlights of this maintenance release include:

  • Improved redirect behavior for private blogs
  • Fixed some AJAX issues related to HTTPS
  • Fixed broken commenting issue on BuddyPress Docs
  • Reinstated “this is a minor edit” behavior for BuddyPress Docs
  • Fixed JavaScript filtering for front-page Members widget
  • Added Google Analytics plugin for individual Commons sites
  • New plugins: Meta Slider, Media Library Assistant
  • Improved styling for group forum topic listing

For complete details about the release, visit the 1.7.2 milestone.

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Commons 1.7.1

I’ve just released version 1.7.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a maintenance release, which addresses a number of cleanup items related to last week’s 1.7 release. Some issues:

  • Fixed formatting bug in BuddyPress Docs
  • Replace missing Post New Topic button on group forum pages
  • Improve “uncouple” language on groupblog admin pages
  • Fixed some my-commons avatar bugs
  • New plugin: Better Search

For complete details, visit the 1.7.1 milestone.

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Commons 1.7

I’ve just released version 1.7 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a major feature release for the Commons. Some highlights:

  • The new My Commons feature, which is a landing page that provides an at-a-glance view of activity related to your groups, friends, and sites on the Commons. My Commons is powered by the BuddyPress activity stream, and uses a custom page template for display.
  • A related feature is the ability to follow sites. Following a site will make activity from that site show up on your My Commons page, and your followed sites appear in a list on your Commons Profile. This feature is powered by the BuddyPress Followers plugin, written my team member Ray Hoh.
  • Group forums have been migrated from our ancient bbPress 1.x installation to the bbPress 2.x. I wrote a custom plugin that handled the migration between the old forum-attachments-for-buddypress plugin and our new forum attachment software.
  • BuddyPress Docs has also been brought up to date. The BuddyPress Docs In Group plugin was written as a shim to allow us to update without radically changing our interface.
  • Group members can download zip archives of group files, either en masse or by folder. This is a custom add-on for buddypress-group-documents, written by team member Daniel Jones.

For a complete list of changes in the release, visit the 1.7 milestone.

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Major plugin and theme updates for October 21, 2014

The following items will receive major upgrades during the maintenance release on October 21, 2014. The numbers in parentheses represent the major version series for each item; on the 21st, the item will be upgraded to the latest available version in that series, but no later.

Major platform updates:

  1. WordPress (4.0)
  2. BuddyPress (2.1)

Plugins:

  1. Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks (1.5)
  2. BWP Google XML Sitemaps (1.3)
  3. CommentPress Core (3.6)
  4. Contact Form 7 (3.9)
  5. Enable Media Replace (3.0)
  6. Fourteen Colors (1.2)
  7. Google Calendar Events (2.0)
  8. Google Forms (0.72)
  9. List Category Posts (0.51)
  10. News Announcement Scroll (8.3)
  11. Newsletters (4.4)
  12. Ninja Forms (2.8)
  13. Subscribe 2 (10.17)
  14. The Events Calendar (3.8)
  15. Theme Check (20140929.1)
  16. User Role Editor (4.17)
  17. WordPress SEO (1.6)
  18. WP-EMail (2.63)
  19. WP-Polls (2.67)
  20. WP-PostRatings (1.79)
  21. WP-Print (2.54)
  22. WP-Sticky (1.51)
  23. WP LaTeX (1.9)

Themes:

  1. Make (1.4)
  2. Sixteen (1.3)
  3. Twenty Eleven (1.9)
  4. Twenty Fourteen (1.2)
  5. Twenty Ten (1.7)
  6. Twenty Thirteen (1.3)
  7. Twenty Twelve (1.5)

Question or concerns about these releases? Leave a comment below, or contact our team at commons@gc.cuny.edu.

(This post is in the series of “major update release warning posts”, announced in http://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/09/05/new-release-schedule-and-procedures-document-available/ and described in detail at http://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/release-schedule-and-procedures/#major-update-releases.)

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Commons 1.6.17

I’ve just released version 1.6.17 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release contains a fix for SSL content on mapped domains, a fix for the broken “Create a Site” button on the Blogs directory, and miscellaneous plugin and theme updates.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.6.17 milestone.

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Commons 1.6.16

I’ve just released version 1.6.16 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release features a security fix related to the Social plugin, and restrictions to the registration process to prevent certain undergraduate accounts.

Due to a logistical problem, there will be no major update release this month. A major update release will take place on October 21, with updates announced on October 5.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.6.16 milestone.

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Commons 1.6.15

I’ve just released version 1.6.15 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes a number of minor plugin updates, as well as a new plugin, Category Sticky Post.

For complete details, see the 1.6.15 milestone.

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Commons 1.6.14

I’ve just released version 1.6.14 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release contains a number of minor plugin updates, as well as some miscellaneous styling and spelling modifications and fixes to email notification formatting.

For complete details, see the 1.6.14 milestone.

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