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Commons 1.8

I’ve just released version 1.8 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Version 1.8 is a major feature release for the Commons. Features of note:

  • An events calendar for Commons groups and users. The calendar allows users to create events and link these events to one or more groups. Users can then view events on individual or group calendars. Group-linked events are also hooked into our group email notification system. On the technical side, this feature is powered by a plugin called BP Event Organiser, written by Commons team members Raymond Hoh, Christian Wach, and Boone Gorges. BP Event Organiser is, in turn, an add-on for the popular Event Organiser, by Stephen Harris. Event Organiser is freely available in the wordpress.org repo. BP Event Organiser is available via Github, though please note that it’s still in beta form; a cleaned-up version for general use is planned fo the future.
  • When creating a new forum topic in a bbPress-powered group forum, users can optionally cross-post the new topic to other groups that they’re a member of. This custom functionality was developed by Daniel Jones of the Commons development team.
  • Users can now search through the contents of a single bbPress-powered group forum. This is powered by a custom plugin, bbp-single-forum-search, written by Ray Hoh of the Commons dev team.

The Commons 1.8 news post has a more complete round-up of new user-facing features in this release.

Commons 1.8 is also a major plugin/theme update release, including an upgrade to the WordPress 4.2.x series.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.8 milestone.

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Commons 1.7.21

I’ve just released version 1.7.21 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release features a couple of minor theme updates, as well as an improved experience when clicking on links to forum attachments in private group forums while logged out.

For complete details, visit the 1.7.21 milestone.

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Major plugin and theme updates for May 21, 2015

Our regularly scheduled May 21 maintenance release coincides with our next major release, version 1.8. Among other features, Commons 1.8 will include an upgrade to the WordPress 4.2 and BuddyPress 2.2 series.

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.8 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for May 21, 2015:

  • AVH Extended Categories Widgets (4.0)
  • Auto-Close Comments (0.0)
  • Category Sticky Post (2.7)
  • Event Organiser (2.13)
  • FeedWordPress (2015.426)
  • Flexi Pages Widget (1.7)
  • Google Forms (0.77)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (3.5)
  • List category posts (0.59)
  • Media Library Assistant (2.10)
  • Quotes Collection (2.0)
  • Social (3.1)
  • The Events Calendar Category Colors (4.2)
  • ThreeWP Broadcast (18.1)
  • ThreeWP Broadcast Blog Groups (18.1)
  • WP Retina 2x (3.3)
  • WP-EMail (2.66)
  • WP-Polls (2.69)
  • WP-PostRatings (1.81)
  • WP-Print (2.56)
  • WordPress SEO (2.1)
  • Zotpress (5.5)
  • xili-language (2.17)
  • xili-xl-bbp-addon (2.17)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.8 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for May 21, 2015:

  • Attitude (1.5)
  • Clean (1.3)
  • Twenty Eleven (2.1)
  • Twenty Fifteen (1.1)
  • Twenty Fourteen (1.4)
  • Twenty Ten (1.9)
  • Twenty Thirteen (1.5)
  • Twenty Twelve (1.7)

For more details on major update releases, please visit our release schedule and procedures page.

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Commons 1.7.20

I’ve just released version 1.7.20 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release fixes a bug that caused some users to be unable to accept email invitations to the site, and includes a number of minor plugin and theme updates.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.7.20 milestone.

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Commons In A Box 1.0.10

I’ve just released version 1.0.10 of Commons In A Box. Visit the announcement post for more details.

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Commons 1.7.19

I’ve just released version 1.7.19 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major plugin/theme update release, and also includes security updates to BuddyPress and WordPress.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.7.19 milestone.

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Commons 1.7.18

I’ve just released version 1.7.18 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release simplifies the display of Recent Blog Posts on the home page, improves readability on groupblog email notifications, and prevents duplicate posts for External Group Blogs.

For complete details, see the 1.7.18 milestone.

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Major plugin and theme updates for April 21, 2015

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.7.19 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for April 21, 2015:

  • Akismet (3.1)
  • Categories Images (2.5)
  • GD bbPress Attachments (2.2)
  • Google Forms (0.74)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (3.4)
  • List category posts (0.58)
  • Meta Slider Lightbox (1.6)
  • Password Protected (2.0)
  • PressForward (3.5)
  • RSS Multi Importer (3.14)
  • The Events Calendar Category Colors (4.1)
  • WP Accessibility (1.4)
  • WP Retina 2x (3.2)
  • WordPress SEO (2.0)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.7.19 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for April 21, 2015:

  • Academica (2.0)
  • Attitude (1.4)
  • Canvas (5.9)

For more details on major update releases, please visit our release schedule and procedures page.

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Commons 1.7.17

I’ve just released version 1.7.17 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes some fixes to our mobile stylesheets for better compatibility with Google’s crawlers, as well as some minor plugin updates.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.7.17 milestone.

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Commons 1.7.16

I’ve just released version 1.7.16 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major theme/plugin upgrade release, and also includes some bug fixes for widget caching on the home page.

For complete details, visit the 1.7.16 milestone.

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