Commons 1.15.11

I’ve just released version 1.15.11 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes the following fixes:

  • Prevent group notifications from being triggered on blog edit
  • Fix bug in rich-text-excerpts plugin that triggers autosave notices
  • Improve polling for reply-by-email
  • Deprecate Braille plugin
  • Improve interface for subscribing to group calendars

For complete details, visit the 1.15.11 milestone.

Deprecating the Braille plugin on the Commons

For a number of years, the Commons has offered the Braille WordPress plugin to its users. This plugin allows content in site posts, as well as content exported via Anthologize, to be transliterated into a visual representation of Braille text.

Beginning October 8, 2019, the plugin will no longer be available on the CUNY Academic Commons. The plugin works only when connected to a running installation of LibLouis, and the Commons is no longer able to maintain its LibLouis instance.

In the upcoming days, the Commons team will reach out to owners of sites running the Braille plugin, to offer any necessary assistance.

Commons users who need visual Braille transcription and are able to provide their own LibLouis service may reach out to the Commons team for integration support. (See for information on provisioning an AWS instance running LibLouis.)

For questions, please contact the Commons via the Help link at the upper-right of each Commons page.