Commons 1.6.7

I’ve just released version 1.6.7 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes:

  • Updates to Reply By Email that should help to address duplicate posts
  • A fix for HTML email notifications related to group blog posts
  • Reinstate the ability for group admins to determine which members can invite others to the group

For complete details, visit the 1.6.7 milestone.

Commons 1.6.6

I’ve just released version 1.6.6 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes the following:

  • A number of minor plugin and theme updates
  • New plugins: Random Image, WP Live Preview Links, Fourteen Colors
  • A fix for a bug that was creating improper footer material in some plain-text email notifications

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.6.6 milestone.

Commons 1.6.4

I’ve just released version 1.6.4 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a maintenance release. Major items:

– Major plugin updates, as announced in Notably, this includes BuddyPress 2.0.1, which is a major update for the platform and should result in notable performance improvements throughout the social parts of the site.
– Update WordPress to 3.9.1
– A number of minor plugin updates
– New theme: Spun
– New plugin: Social Stickers
– Fixed bug that caused fatal errors when creating groups in some cases
– Fixed bug that caused improper error feedback when adding a link to your profile

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.6.4 milestone.

Commons 1.6.1

I’ve just released version 1.6.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release fixes a bug in forum attachment email notifications when the forum post has attachments, and fixes a problem with the notifications link in the toolbar.

This is also a major plugin update. See the April 5 announcement post for more details.

For complete details on the release, please visit the 1.6.1 milestone.


I’ve just released version of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a security update, with updates to WordPress (version 3.8.3) and Jetpack.

Due to a calendar failure (my slip-up – many apologies), the 1.6.1 release scheduled for April 11 was skipped. That’s why this release is minimal, and given the version number. 1.6.1 has been rescheduled for April 21.

For complete details, see the milestone.

Commons 1.6

I’ve just released version 1.6 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a major feature release. Highlights:

  • Emails sent from the CUNY Academic Commons now include an HTML format. If your email client allows it, you will see links and other content rendered in the body of the email, rather than a series of URLs.
  • The Profile interface has been improved in a number of ways:
    • Text widgets now feature a rich text editor, for greater control over the formatting of your profile content
    • A new Twitter widget allows you to display latest items from your Twitter timeline
    • Individual items in the Positions widget can now be reordered
    • Miscellaneous UI improvements
  • Improved appearance for much of the main site on various devices, such as tablets and phones
  • The Blogs directory now displays blog authors, and the blog directory search now matches against author names as well as blog names
  • New features for Group Files:
    • The ability to replace existing uploads
    • Silent file deletions
  • When composing a new topic or forum reply, a live preview is displayed below the composition box

Watch our news blog and Commons Codex for more information on these and other new features in the upcoming days and weeks.

For complete details on the release, see the 1.6 milestone.