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Commons 1.6.0.1

I’ve just released version 1.6.0.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a security update, with updates to WordPress (version 3.8.3) and Jetpack.

Due to a calendar failure (my slip-up – many apologies), the 1.6.1 release scheduled for April 11 was skipped. That’s why this release is minimal, and given the 1.6.0.1 version number. 1.6.1 has been rescheduled for April 21.

For complete details, see the 1.6.0.1 milestone.

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Commons 1.6

I’ve just released version 1.6 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a major feature release. Highlights:

  • Emails sent from the CUNY Academic Commons now include an HTML format. If your email client allows it, you will see links and other content rendered in the body of the email, rather than a series of URLs.
  • The Profile interface has been improved in a number of ways:
    • Text widgets now feature a rich text editor, for greater control over the formatting of your profile content
    • A new Twitter widget allows you to display latest items from your Twitter timeline
    • Individual items in the Positions widget can now be reordered
    • Miscellaneous UI improvements
  • Improved appearance for much of the main commons.gc.cuny.edu site on various devices, such as tablets and phones
  • The Blogs directory now displays blog authors, and the blog directory search now matches against author names as well as blog names
  • New features for Group Files:
    • The ability to replace existing uploads
    • Silent file deletions
  • When composing a new topic or forum reply, a live preview is displayed below the composition box

Watch our news blog and Commons Codex for more information on these and other new features in the upcoming days and weeks.

For complete details on the release, see the 1.6 milestone.

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Major Commons plugin updates scheduled for April 21, 2014

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

  1. Akismet (2.6.0)
  2. Authors Widget (2.4.2)
  3. Auto-Close Comments (1.4)
  4. Network Plugin Auditor (1.8)
  5. Really Simple CAPTCHA (1.8)
  6. The Events Calendar (3.5.1)
  7. User Role Editor (4.11)
  8. Viper’s Video Quicktags (6.5.0)
  9. WordPress SEO (1.5.2.6)
  10. WP Accessibility (1.3.0)
  11. WP Touch (3.2.1)
  12. Wysija Newsletters (Mailpoet) (2.6.2)
  13. xili-language (2.11.1)
  14. xili-xl-bbp-addon (2.11.1)

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 1.5.22

I’ve just released version 1.5.22 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release contains the following:

  • Minor theme and plugin updates
  • New plugin (Revolution Slider) and theme (Kickstart)
  • Fixed some inconsistencies between Twenty Fourteen theme and Commons admin bar
  • Fixed some issues with the External Blog Posts feature in groups
  • Modified the profile header to be minimized when viewing Commons Profile pages

For complete details, see the 1.5.22 milestone.

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Commons 1.5.21

I’ve just released version 1.5.21 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release features a number of important platform updates. This release is a major plugin release; see http://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2014/03/05/major-commons-plugin-updates-scheduled-for-2014-3-21/ for a list of plugins that were updated under this policy.

For more details on the release, see the 1.5.21 milestone.

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Commons 1.5.20

I’ve just released version 1.5.20 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release contains a number of updates to custom themes, as well as a new WP theme (Customizr).

For complete details, see the 1.5.20 milestone.

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Major Commons plugin updates scheduled for 2014-3-21

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

  1. Blogger Importer (0.7)
  2. Invite Anyone (1.1.0)
  3. Jetpack (2.8)
  4. Kimili Flash Embed (2.4.0)
  5. List category posts (0.46.3)
  6. List Pages Shortcode (1.7)
  7. Password Protected (1.7)
  8. Search Everything (8.0)
  9. Social (2.11)
  10. SoundCloud Shortcode (3.0.1)
  11. TablePress (1.3)
  12. Twitter Tools (3.1)
  13. User Role Editor (4.10)
  14. xili-language (2.10.2)
  15. xili-xl-bbp-addon (2.10.2)

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 1.5.19

I’ve just released version 1.5.19 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release features:

  • A number of minor plugin updates
  • Some custom theme/site deployments
  • Fixes for the Twenty Fourteen theme in Internet Explorer
  • Fix for the Mention button on user profiles

For complete details, see the 1.5.19 milestone.

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Commons 1.5.18.2

I’ve just released version 1.5.18.2 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This emergency release contains updates to a custom theme.

For complete details, see the 1.5.18.2 milestone.

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