Commons 2.4.0

I’ve just released version 2.4.0 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a feature release for the Commons, one of our twice-yearly versions that includes major improvements on top of our typical bug fixes and maintenance.

Our attention during the 2.4.0 release cycle has been focused on our ongoing site redesign. Since version 2.0.0, we have done a visual and structural overhaul of the home page, our about/informational pages, our help documentation, and member pages/CVs.

In version 2.4.0, we’ve given the same treatment to individual groups. Groups are a locus of collaboration on the site, and we’ve worked hard to extend our new visual aesthetic to all parts the Group toolbox.

In addition to a reskin of Groups, we’ve also redesigned the invitation modal that can be accessed throughout the site.

For complete details on the release, visit the 2.4.0 milestone.

Major plugin and theme updates for June 25, 2024

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 2.4.1 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for June 25, 2024:

  • Advanced Custom Fields (6.3)
  • Blubrry PowerPress (11.9)
  • BuddyPress (12.5)
  • ChatBot (5.4)
  • Cincopa video and media plug-in (1.163)
  • EmbedPress (4.0)
  • Event Tickets (5.10)
  • FeedWordPress (2024.511)
  • Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights (8.27)
  • Gutenberg (18.4)
  • Jetpack (13.5)
  • Jetpack Boost (3.3)
  • Media Library Assistant (3.16)
  • MetaSlider (3.80)
  • PDF Embedder (4.8)
  • Popup Maker (1.19)
  • Seriously Simple Podcasting (3.4)
  • Share This Image (1.99)
  • SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle (1.61)
  • The Events Calendar (6.5)
  • Yoast SEO (22.8)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 2.4.1 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for June 25, 2024:

  • Ashe (2.238)
  • Sydney (2.38)

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

Major plugin and theme updates for April 23, 2024

This release will include a WordPress update, to the 6.5.x series.

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 2.3.6 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for April 23, 2024:

  • Block Visibility (3.4)
  • Blubrry PowerPress (11.7)
  • Broadcast (50.8)
  • BuddyPress (12.4)
  • ChatBot (5.2)
  • Cincopa video and media plug-in (1.160)
  • Event Tickets (5.9)
  • Gravity PDF (6.10)
  • Gutenberg (18.0)
  • Jetpack (13.3)
  • Jetpack Boost (3.2)
  • Media Library Assistant (3.15)
  • MetaSlider (3.70)
  • NextGEN Gallery (3.59)
  • Password Protected (2.7)
  • Quiz And Survey Master (9.0)
  • Really Simple CAPTCHA (2.3)
  • Seriously Simple Podcasting (3.2)
  • Share This Image (1.96)
  • Shortcodes Ultimate (7.1)
  • TablePress (2.3)
  • TaxoPress (3.20)
  • WP Document Revisions (3.6)
  • WP OAuth Server – CE (4.4)
  • Yoast SEO (22.4)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 2.3.6 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for April 23, 2024:

  • Ashe (2.235)
  • Author (1.52)
  • Sydney (2.36)
  • Twenty Eleven (4.6)
  • Twenty Fifteen (3.7)
  • Twenty Fourteen (3.9)
  • Twenty Nineteen (2.8)
  • Twenty Seventeen (3.6)
  • Twenty Sixteen (3.2)
  • Twenty Ten (4.1)
  • Twenty Thirteen (4.1)
  • Twenty Twelve (4.2)
  • Twenty Twenty (2.6)
  • Twenty Twenty-Four (1.1)
  • Twenty Twenty-One (2.2)
  • Twenty Twenty-Three (1.4)
  • Twenty Twenty-Two (1.7)

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

Commons 2.3.4

I’ve just released version 2.3.4 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes the following fixes:

  • Improve checkbox interface on Notifications settings tab
  • Improve performance issues related to legacy Social Paper filters
  • Remove unwanted text that can be shown in place of spam-prevention image on some browser configurations

For complete details, visit the 2.3.4 milestone.

Commons 2.3.3

I’ve just released version 2.3.3 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major-update release for plugins and themes. It also includes the following changes:

  • Upgrade to the BuddyPress 12.0.x series.
  • Improve forum readability on mobile devices
  • Improve private blog comment access control over the REST API

For complete details, visit the 2.3.3 milestone.

Major plugin and theme updates for February 27, 2024

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 2.3.3 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for February 27, 2024:

  • Better Search (3.3)
  • Block Visibility (3.3)
  • Business Directory Plugin (6.4)
  • Event Tickets (5.8)
  • Filter Everything — WooCoomerce Product & WordPress Filter (1.8)
  • Gutenberg (17.6)
  • Hypothesis (0.7)
  • Jetpack (13.0)
  • Jetpack Boost (3.0)
  • Kadence Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks for Page Builder Features (3.2)
  • Link Library (7.6)
  • NextGEN Gallery (3.57)
  • Share This Image (1.92)
  • Simple Calendar (3.3)
  • SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle (1.58)
  • The Events Calendar (6.3)
  • Twentig (1.8)
  • XPoster – Share to Twitter/X from WordPress (4.2)
  • Yoast SEO (21.9)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 2.3.3 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for February 27, 2024:

  • Ashe (2.230)
  • Neve (3.8)
  • Sydney (2.34)
  • Twenty Seventeen (3.5)
  • Twenty Twenty (2.5)
  • Twenty Twenty-One (2.1)

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

Commons 2.3.1

I’ve just released version 2.3.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major-update release for plugins and themes. It also includes a number of fixes to features introduced in the 2.3.0 release last week:

  • Improve behavior of CV cover image caption when deleting existing image
  • Improve behavior of CV cover image upload/crop dialog when adding large images
  • Fix documentation links in CV modal

For complete details, visit the 2.3.1 milestone.