Major plugin and theme updates for January 22, 2019

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.14.5 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for January 22, 2019. Note that this release will also feature an update to the WordPress 5.0.x series.

  • Broadcast (43.14)
  • Business Directory Plugin (5.4)
  • Contact Form 7 (5.1)
  • Embed Any Document (2.4)
  • Gutenberg (4.8)
  • Media Library Assistant (2.76)
  • PDF Embedder (4.0)
  • Query Monitor (3.2)
  • Quiz And Survey Master (6.1)
  • Regenerate Thumbnails (3.1)
  • Shortcodes Ultimate (5.2)
  • Simple Custom Post Order (2.4)
  • Smush (3.0)
  • Super RSS Reader (2.7)
  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved (3.5)
  • User Role Editor (4.48)
  • WP-Polls (2.74)
  • WP-PostRatings (1.86)
  • Yoast SEO (9.3)
  • YouTube (13.0)
  • Zotpress (7.0)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.14.4 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for January 22, 2019:

  • Basic (Themify) (1.9)
  • Hemingway (1.73)
  • Rowling (1.16)
  • Sydney (1.53)
  • Twenty Eleven (3.0)
  • Twenty Fifteen (2.2)
  • Twenty Fourteen (2.4)
  • Twenty Seventeen (1.9)
  • Twenty Sixteen (1.7)
  • Twenty Ten (2.7)
  • Twenty Thirteen (2.6)
  • Twenty Twelve (2.7)

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

Commons 1.14.3

I’ve just released version 1.14.3 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release, which is also a major release for plugin and theme updates, includes the following:

  • Fix bug that could result in duplicate email notifications of blog comments
  • Fix bug that caused the wp-post-to-pdf plugin to trigger errors when image paths generated an HTTP redirect
  • Various database performance improvements
  • Fix bug that caused an incomplete list of pending membership requests show on group admin panels when the group had more than 20 pending requests

For complete details, visit the 1.14.3 milestone.

Commons 1.14.2

I’ve just released version 1.14.2 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a maintenance release, which addresses the following bugs:

  • Fix escaped quotes on Public Portfolio widgets
  • Increase performance when deleting bbPress topics and replies
  • Increase performance of activity queries with respect to Social Paper filtering
  • Fix bug in BuddyPress that could cause incorrect metadata to be stored for post items in some cases
  • Remove Simple CSS metabox from front-end interface, especially in Events
  • Fix bug preventing the creation of groups in some cases
  • Fix bug that caused Submit button to be inaccessible in some cases when previewing forum post
  • Fix bug in Site Layout tool that prevented site privacy settings from being saved properly
  • Add notice when leaving site creation process (as to visit a demo site) without saving changes

For complete details, visit the 1.14.2 milestone.

Commons 1.14.1

I’ve just released version 1.14.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release follows up on the 1.14 major release, and addresses a few issues raised there, in addition to some broader performance related issues:

  • Improve compatibility with PHP 7.2
  • Improve performance of BPGES email sending queues
  • Fix bug that caused Plugin Package tag to appear in incorrect spot
  • Fix bug that caused database query loop when posting to multiple forums
  • Improve appearance of Site Layout picker on mobile devices

For complete details, visit the 1.14.1 milestone.

Commons 1.14.0

I’ve just released version 1.14.0 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is one of our twice-yearly “feature releases”, which are the focus for major new functionality built by the Commons team. For 1.14, we’ve emphasized the site creation and management process, introducing new tools that help Commons users get their sites up and running as quickly and painlessly as possible:

  • Our new “site templates” features allows you to spin up a site that matches a template that is pre-filled with a specific use case in mind. Powered by a custom plugin built by our team:
  • “Plugin packages” are an easy way to offer grouped sets of plugins – such as the “Teaching Package” – for one-click activation. Powered by a custom plugin built by our team:
  • Improved license management for Commons sites, with a focus on Creative Commons licensing. Powered by a custom plugin built by our team:
  • New widgets that support classroom use of the Commons, including widgets for CUNY campus affiliation, integration with CUNY OneSearch, and CC licensing.

The new Courses tab on the top-level navigation gives visitors a high-level view of the courses using the Commons.

We’ve also added some new functionality related to group and site management, including the ability for users to leave sites that they’d no longer like to be members of, and the ability to exit the group creation process.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.14 milestone.

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