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Commons 1.17.6

I’ve just released version 1.17.6 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major-update release for plugins and themes. It also includes the following fixes:

  • Fix display of Public Portfolio headers on mobile devices
  • Fix encoding of widget titles on Public Portfolios
  • Improve appearance of forum titles
  • Fix bug that caused error when attaching avatar during registration

For complete details, visit the 1.17.6 milestone.

Commons 1.17.5

I’ve just released version 1.17.5 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes the following fixes:

  • Fixed problem that could cause group forum posts to be orphaned in certain cases
  • Fixed compatibility between pressforward-turnkey-theme and WP 5.5+
  • Fixed bug that made it impossible to add library items with # in the filenmae
  • Improvements to the daily digest mechanism for group notifications
  • Fixed the Notifications UI in user Settings area

For complete details, visit the 1.17.5 milestone.

Commons 1.17.4

I’ve just released version 1.17.4 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major update release for plugins and themes. It also includes a major update to WordPress, to release series 5.5.x. Commons 1.17.4 contains a number of fixes to ensure compatibility with WordPress 5.5.x, as well as the following:

  • Fix bug that could cause Reply link to lead to the wrong place when viewing group forums in a thread
  • Ensure that content copied from a template at the time of site creation is attributed to the site creator

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.17.4 milestone.

Commons 1.17.2

I’ve just released version 1.17.2 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes the following fixes:

  • Fix blog name uniqueness check during blog creation
  • Automate the deletion of Courses when the corresponding groups/sites are deleted
  • Improve behavior when logging into subdomain admin panels
  • Fix the creation of library items with long titles
  • Improve appearance of notifications on group acceptance management pages

For complete details, visit the 1.17.2 milestone.

Commons 1.17.1

I’ve just released version 1.17.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes fixes for a number of features introduced in the 1.17 major release, including

  • Improvements to visibility of the Library group nav item
  • Improvements to the appearance of topic titles
  • Updates to OneSearch widget for compatibility with service refresh
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some links on cloned sites to point to the incorrect Dashboard URL
  • Fixed a bug that prevented email notifications of group File uploads from being sent

For complete details, visit the 1.17.1 milestone.

Commons 1.17.0

I’ve just released version 1.17.0 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Version 1.17.0 is one of our twice-yearly “feature releases”, where we package major new and overhauled functionality, in addition to our normal twice-monthly bugfixes.

The major features included in this release are:

  • A new Group Library tool. The Library tab consolidates what used to be the Files, Docs, and Papers tabs, so that you can find all documents associated with the group in a single place. The interface makes it easy to filter, sort, and search through everything that’s been uploaded to a group. And, with the introduction of the Library, we’ve introduced a new type of library item: External Links, which can be a link to Dropbox, Google Docs, or any other third-party URL. The Group Library is a custom tool, with a front-end UI based on the Vue.js JavaScript library, built by the Commons team. See https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/cac-group-library.
  • Site Cloning. When creating a Site or a Group+Site, users will have the option to clone their new site from an existing site of which they are the administrator. The clone process means that the new Site will have the same settings – theme, navigation menus, etc – as the source site. Administrator-owned content will be copied over, too. This new tool will make the site creation process easier for faculty who reteach a course across multiple semesters, or anyone who needs to spin up a new site based on an old one. The Site Cloning tool was developed by the CAC team especially for the Commons.
  • Improved accessibility and keyboard navigation for the BuddyPress Group Email Subscription user settings UI.
  • The ability to accept multiple group membership requests in a single click.
  • Improved password strength tools during registration.

Read more about the 1.17.0 release in our official News Blog post, or by visiting the 1.17.0 milestone in our Redmine bug tracker.

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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