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Commons 1.10

I’ve just released version 1.10 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Version 1.10 is a major feature release for the Commons. Watch our news blog in the upcoming days for more details on the highlights of the release. In the meantime, here’s a very brief summary of some interesting projects that the development team has worked on for 1.10:

  • Improved email notifications – Email notifications have been migrated over to the new BuddyPress 2.5+ system, which features better support for third-party plugins, better appearance on mobile devices, and more.
  • Rich text in forum posts – We’ve introduced a rich-text editor when creating a new forum topic or reply. Rich-text forum content should integrate nicely with email notifications and Reply By Email.
  • Group calendar shortcode – Display a calendar of a specific group’s events in the content area of a WordPress site with our new shortcode. Documentation is in process.
  • Registration nudges – When a user registers for the Commons but doesn’t click the link in the confirmation email, we now send an automated follow-up 24 hours later.
  • Improved upload privacy for non-public sites – Sites whose privacy settings limit readership to Commons members now have their file uploads protected in the same way.
  • Events UX improvements – We’ve added a Room Number field, and an improved datepicker.
  • Social Paper group interface improvements – Group paper directories now have some improvements to layout and messaging, for better consistency with the top-level directory.

For more details on these and other improvements, visit the 1.10 milestone.

Major plugin and theme updates for November 21, 2016

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.10.2 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for November 21, 2016:

  • BuddyPress (2.7)
  • BuddyPress Multiple Forum Post (1.0)
  • Google Forms (0.87)
  • Leaflet Maps Marker (3.11)
  • ShareThis (7.8)
  • The Events Calendar (4.3)
  • ThreeWP Broadcast (34.3)
  • User Role Editor (4.28)
  • WP Retina 2x (4.6)
  • Yoast SEO (3.7)

The following themes will receive major updates as part of the 1.10.2 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for November 21, 2016:

  • Klean (1.23)
  • Onetone (1.9)
  • Sydney (1.32)

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

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