Major plugin and theme updates for August 23, 2022

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 2.0.5 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for August 23, 2022:

  • AMP (2.3)
  • Akismet Anti-Spam (5.0)
  • Bellows Accordion Menu (1.4)
  • Broadcast (48.12)
  • Contact Form 7 (5.6)
  • Elementor (3.6)
  • EmbedPress (3.4)
  • Events Manager (6.0)
  • Export WP Page to Static HTML/CSS (2.1)
  • Folders (2.8)
  • Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights (8.7)
  • Gravity PDF (6.4)
  • Gutenberg (13.8)
  • Jetpack (11.2)
  • Media Library Assistant (3.1)
  • NextGEN Gallery (3.28)
  • Open Graph and Twitter Card Tags (3.2)
  • Quiz And Survey Master (8.0)
  • Redirection (5.3)
  • Seriously Simple Podcasting (2.15)
  • Share This Image (1.70)
  • SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle (1.38)
  • Smush (3.10)
  • Super RSS Reader (4.6)
  • WP Accessibility (1.9)
  • WP to Twitter (3.6)
  • Wufoo Shortcode Plugin (1.46)
  • Yoast Duplicate Post (4.5)
  • Yoast SEO (19.4)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 2.0.5 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for August 23, 2022:

  • Author (1.47)
  • Hello Elementor (2.6)
  • Hemingway (2.3)
  • Radcliffe (2.1)
  • Rowling (2.1)
  • Sydney (2.9)

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

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Commons 2.0.2

I’ve just released version 2.0.2 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes major updates for plugins and themes, as well as the following fixes:

  • Improved logic on when to show My Papers tab
  • Fixed bug that caused some images not to show properly when cloning private sites
  • Fixed broken Visit Profile link on member directory
  • Improved layout of ‘Lost your password’ link

For complete details, visit the 2.0.2 milestone.

Commons 2.0.1

I’ve just released version 2.0.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release addresses a number of issues related to the 2.0.0 release, including:

  • Improved hover behavior for main nav items
  • Ensure that Groups directories don’t show multiple instances of a given campus
  • Improved contrast for items in the invitation modal
  • Fix the CC license picker modal
  • Improved appearance of long titles in directories

For complete details, visit the 2.0.1 milestone.

Major plugin and theme updates for June 29, 2022

Programming note: Normally our “major plugin and theme update releases” come on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Due to team vacation time during June 2022, the 2.0.2 release is delayed by one day, to June 29, 2022.

The 2.0.2 release will include an update to the WordPress 6.0.x series.

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 2.0.2 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for June 29, 2022:

  • Better Search (3.1)
  • Blubrry PowerPress (9.1)
  • Broadcast (48.11)
  • BuddyPress (10.3)
  • Business Directory Plugin (6.2)
  • Custom Post Type UI (1.12)
  • Custom Post Type Widgets (1.5)
  • Event Tickets (5.4)
  • Gravity PDF (6.3)
  • Gutenberg (13.3)
  • Imsanity (2.8)
  • Share This Image (1.69)
  • SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle (1.35)
  • The Events Calendar (5.16)
  • Ultimate Category Excluder (1.6)
  • WP Accessibility (1.8)
  • WP-EMail (2.69)
  • WP-Polls (2.76)
  • Yoast SEO (19.0)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 2.0.2 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for June 29, 2022:

  • OceanWP (3.3)
  • Sydney (2.6)
  • Twenty Eleven (4.1)
  • Twenty Fifteen (3.2)
  • Twenty Fourteen (3.4)
  • Twenty Nineteen (2.3)
  • Twenty Seventeen (3.0)
  • Twenty Sixteen (2.7)
  • Twenty Thirteen (3.6)
  • Twenty Twelve (3.7)
  • Twenty Twenty (2.0)
  • Twenty Twenty-One (1.6)
  • Twenty Twenty-Two (1.2)

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

Commons 2.0.0

I’ve just released version 2.0.0 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is the latest in our twice-yearly “feature releases”, where we introduce major changes to the site.

Highlights from the 2.0.0 release:

  • A redesigned interface for People, Groups, Sites, and Courses directories. This is a continuation of redesign work that we began in version 1.19.0.
  • In the redesign vein, we also reworked the appearance of the registration page.
  • Improvements to group forums, including better search and pagination
  • Integration between the WP Grade Comments plugin and the Reckoning tool, often used by instructors to review student work.
  • Improved tools for leaving sites, writing site descriptions for display in directories, and uploading site logos.

For complete details on the release, visit the 2.0.0 milestone.

Commons 1.19.10

I’ve just released version 1.19.10 of the CUNY Academic Commons.

This is the final scheduled maintenance release in the 1.19.x series. The 2.0.x release is expected in the upcoming days.

1.19.0 is a major-update release for plugins and themes, and also includes fixes for the following:

  • Improved support for 2FA key auth
  • Fixed Expire Sticky Posts to work with the block editor

For complete details, visit the 1.19.10 milestone.

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