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Major Commons plugin updates scheduled for 2014-1-21

During the maintenance release on January 21, 2014, WordPress will be upgraded to the 3.8 series, and BuddyPress will being upgraded to the 1.9 series.

The following plugins will receive major upgrades during the maintenance release on January 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. AVH Extended Categories Widgets (3.9.3)
  2. Contact Form 7 (3.6)
  3. Edit Flow (0.8)
  4. Jetpack (2.7)
  5. List category posts (0.42.3)
  6. Network Plugin Auditor (1.7)
  7. NextPage Buttons (1.1)
  8. The Events Calendar (3.3.1)
  9. User Role Editor (4.8)
  10. WordPress Google Form (0.63)
  11. WP Retina 2x (1.8.0)
  12. WPtouch Mobile Plugin (3.1.5)
  13. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (4.1.2)

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 https://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/09/05/new-release-schedule-and-procedures-document-available/ and described in detail at https://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/release-schedule-and-procedures/#major-update-releases.)

Major Commons plugin updates scheduled for 2013-12-21

The following plugins will receive major updates during the maintenance release on December 21, 2013. The numbers in parentheses represent the major version series for each plugin; on the 21st, the plugin will be updated to the latest available version in that series, but no later.

  1. JetPack (2.6.1)
  2. Leaflet Maps Marker (3.8)
  3. List category posts (0.39)
  4. Network Plugin Auditor (1.6)
  5. News announcement scroll (8)
  6. Prezi WP (1.1)
  7. The Events Calendar (3.2)
  8. WordPress Google Form (0.62)
  9. WP-PostRatings (1.77)

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 https://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/09/05/new-release-schedule-and-procedures-document-available/ and described in detail at https://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/release-schedule-and-procedures/#major-update-releases.)

Major Commons plugins updates scheduled for 2013-10-21

The following plugins will receive major updates during the maintenance release on October 21, 2013. The numbers in parentheses represent the major version series for each plugin; on the 21st, the plugin will be updated to the latest available version in that series, but no later.

  1. Custom sidebars (1.3)
  2. Jetpack (2.5)
  3. List Pages Shortcode (1.6)
  4. PhotoDropper (2.2)
  5. Rotating Tweets (1.6.1)
  6. Subscribe2 (9.0)
  7. TablePress (1.1.1)
  8. The Events Calendar (3.1)
  9. ThreeWP Broadcast (1.32)
  10. Twitter Widget Pro (2.6.0)
  11. WP Security Scan (4.0.1)
  12. WP-PostRatings (1.76)

No themes will receive major updates during the maintenance release on October 21, 2013.

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

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

Reintroducing the CUNY Academic Commons Featured Content Widget

For the past two years The CUNY Academic Commons has used a plugin that allows our site administrators to feature specific content from across our community on our home page. This plugin was originally written by Michael McManus of Cast Iron Coding, and served its purpose perfectly. However, as it is with all software projects, updates to the WordPress core in general and to our site specifically, began to wear on the plugin’s internal structure and features. My first assignment upon joining the Commons development team was to bring this plugin back into conformance with WordPress best practices and coding standards, and to add some long awaited features that our admins had been patiently waiting for.

I am happy to announce today that the first version of this rewrite (v1.0.0) is available in the WordPress plugin repository, and I’d like to introduce you to some of the new features and functionality.

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