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Commons 1.18.5

I’ve just released version 1.18.5 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is also a major-update release for plugins and themes. Fixes include:

  • Fixed bug that caused parts of the Group Site interface to work improperly when editing a group.
  • Fixed bug that could cause a fatal error when replying by email to a trashed forum topic.
  • Fixed bug that caused user-set roles not to be respected when inviting others to join a group-site.
  • Fixed bug that could cause an error in the WAVE accessibility scanner.
  • Fixed the AJAX filters for some homepage widgets.

Commons 1.18.4

I’ve just released version 1.18.4 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes the following fixes:

  • Fixed appearance of ‘Digital Research Tools’ profile nav item
  • Fixed pagination issue when viewing folders in Group Library
  • Fixed incompatibility between Elementor and certain domain mapping setups
  • Fixed bug that prevented proper advancement to step 2 of group creation process when cloning a group+site

For complete details, visit the 1.18.4 milestone.

Major plugin and theme updates for February 23, 2021

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.18.4 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for February 23, 2021:

  • Alt checker (1.3)
  • Broadcast (46.19)
  • Change Password Protected Message (2.1)
  • Custom Sidebars (3.31)
  • Elementor (3.1)
  • Email Before Download (6.1)
  • GD bbPress Attachments (4.2)
  • Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights (7.15)
  • Gutenberg (9.9)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (9.4)
  • Link Library (6.8)
  • Media Library Assistant (2.94)
  • MetaSlider (3.20)
  • Popup Maker (1.15)
  • Redirection (5.0)
  • Simple Tags (2.63)
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed (2.7)
  • WP Email Users (1.7)
  • Yoast Duplicate Post (4.1)
  • Yoast SEO (15.7)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.18.4 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for February 23, 2021:

  • Sydney (1.74)

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

Major plugin and theme updates for July 28, 2020

The regularly scheduled release on July 28 (the fourth Tuesday of July) is a major-update release for plugins and themes. This release is also a major feature release for the Commons, and will have the version number 1.17.0.

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.17.0 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for July 28, 2020:

  • Broadcast (46.7)
  • BuddyPress (6.1)
  • Business Directory Plugin (5.7)
  • Contact Form 7 (5.2)
  • Download Manager (3.1)
  • Enable Media Replace (3.4)
  • Fullwidth Page Templates (1.1)
  • Gravity PDF (5.3)
  • Gutenberg (8.4)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (8.7)
  • List category posts (0.83)
  • Popup Maker (1.11)
  • Theme Check (20200612.1)
  • Yoast SEO (14.4)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.17.0 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for July 28, 2020:

  • Basic (Themify) (2.4)
  • Sydney (1.64)
  • Twenty Nineteen (1.6)
  • Twenty Twenty (1.4)

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

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Commons 1.16.5

I’ve just released version 1.16.5 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes a few important fixes:

  • More lenient spam checks for comments submitted by logged-in users
  • Improvements to user flow for personal data export
  • Fixes for fatal errors in Search Everything plugin
  • Display Disciplinary Cluster title on icon hover in Courses directory

For complete details, visit the 1.16.5 milestone.

System maintenance planned for Friday, October 19

The Commons will be undergoing important maintenance on Friday, October 19. We, along with other sites hosted at the CUNY Graduate Center, are migrating part of our server infrastructure, and upgrade which will include updated versions of PHP, MySQL, and other important system software. The migration will take place between 9am and 1pm.

We don’t anticipate that users will experience any downtime during this migration. But if problems do arise during this time, please monitor https://commonsstatus.wordpress.com for updates, and reach out to support@cunycommons.zendesk.com with questions. Thanks for your patience.

Commons 1.13.11

I’ve just released version 1.13.11 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes:

  • The “Try Gutenberg” callout, encouraging users to test out the new WordPress editing tool, Gutenberg.
  • An update to YOURLS, the software powering cuny.is shortlinks.
  • Toolbar-related fixes for the Academica theme.
  • Improvements to invitation email formatting.
  • Improvements to activity items created by non-authenticated blog comments.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.13.11 milestone.