Major plugin and theme updates for June 26, 2018

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.13.4 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for June 26, 2018:

  • Broadcast (43.5)
  • BuddyPress (3.1)
  • BuddyPress Docs (2.1)
  • Event Organiser (3.7)
  • Google Forms (0.94)
  • MultiSite Clone Duplicator (1.5)
  • NextGEN Gallery (3.0)
  • Ninja Forms (3.3)
  • Page Links To (2.10)
  • Password Protected (2.2)
  • Quiz And Survey Master (5.3)
  • User Role Editor (4.43)
  • WP Email Users (1.5)
  • Yoast SEO (7.6)
  • YouTube (11.9)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.13.4 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for June 26, 2018:

  • BusinessBuilder (3.8)
  • Hemingway (1.65)
  • Rowling (1.12)
  • Twenty Eleven (2.8)
  • Twenty Fifteen (2.0)
  • Twenty Fourteen (2.2)
  • Twenty Seventeen (1.6)
  • Twenty Sixteen (1.5)
  • Twenty Ten (2.5)
  • Twenty Thirteen (2.4)
  • Twenty Twelve (2.5)

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

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Major plugin and theme updates for August 21, 2017

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.10 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for August 21, 2017:

  • Blubrry PowerPress (7.1)
  • Broadcast (39.0)
  • BuddyPress (2.9)
  • Enable Media Replace (3.1)
  • Github Embed (1.6)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (5.2)
  • Media Library Assistant (2.60)
  • Simple Staff List (2.0)
  • WP Hide Post (2.0)
  • Yoast SEO (5.1)
  • Zotpress (6.2)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.10 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for August 21, 2017:

  • Attitude (4.0)
  • Customizr (4.0)
  • Onetone (2.2)
  • Sydney (1.41)

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

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Major plugin and theme updates for March 21, 2017

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.10.14 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for March 21, 2017:

  • Akismet (3.3)
  • Author Avatars List (1.10)
  • Beautiful taxonomy filter (2.2)
  • BuddyPress (2.8)
  • BuddyPress Edit Group Slug (2.0)
  • Contact Form 7 (4.7)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (4.6)
  • Posts in Page (1.3)
  • TablePress (1.8)
  • ThreeWP Broadcast (36.0)
  • WP Retina 2x (4.8)
  • Yoast SEO (4.4)

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

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Commons 1.10.2

I’ve just released version 1.10.2 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes major updates for themes and plugins, including an upgrade to BuddyPress 2.7.x. The release also features a few important fixes:

  • Performance improvements and caching for MailPoet newsletters
  • Improved workflow for certain Reply By Email mail types
  • Fixed bug that caused fatal errors when PressForward and Jetpack were used together

For complete details, visit the 1.10.2 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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Major plugin and theme updates for July 21, 2016

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.9.21 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for July 21, 2016:

  • BuddyPress (2.6)
  • Category Posts Widget (4.6)
  • Constant Contact Plugin for WordPress (4.0)
  • Gravity PDF (4.0)
  • List category posts (0.69)
  • Media Library Assistant (2.31)
  • PressForward (3.9)
  • ShareThis (7.6)
  • Text Hover (3.7)
  • The Events Calendar (4.2)
  • ThreeWP Broadcast (31.0)
  • WP Inventory (1.3)
  • Yoast SEO (3.3)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.9.21 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for July 21, 2016:

  • Hemingway (1.56)
  • Oxygen (0.6)

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

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Major plugin and theme updates for March 21, 2016

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.9.11 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for March 21, 2016:

  • BuddyPress (2.5)
  • BuddyPress Group Email Subscription (3.6)
  • Category Sticky Post (2.9)
  • Contact Form 7 (4.4)
  • ShareThis (7.4)
  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved (3.2)
  • Ultimate Category Excluder (1.0)
  • Yoast SEO (3.1)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.9.11 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for March 21, 2016:

  • Canvas (5.9) (Woo)
  • Flat Bootstrap (1.8)
  • Sixteen (1.5)

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

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Commons 1.9.5

I’ve just released version 1.9.5 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major plugin/theme update release, including an update to WordPress 4.4.1 and BuddyPress 2.4.3. The release also includes a number of small bugfixes:

  • Fixed the positioning of Social Paper notification messages to avoid garbled text
  • Fixed the layout of multiple-group notices for forum posts to avoid overlap with forum text
  • Replaced some missing and incorrect elements on the sidebar of the News page

For complete details, visit the 1.9.5 milestone.

Major plugin and theme updates for January 21, 2016

Commons 1.9.5 will include a major update to WordPress (version 4.4.x) and BuddyPress (2.4.x), in addition to its normal major plugins and theme updates.

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.9.5 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for January 21, 2016:

  • Alt checker (1.1)
  • Author Avatars List (1.9)
  • Better Search (2.1)
  • BuddyPress (2.4)
  • Collapse-O-Matic (1.7)
  • Email Users (4.8)
  • Front Page Category (2.0)
  • Google Calendar Events (3.0)
  • Media Library Assistant (2.22)
  • News announcement scroll (8.7)
  • PressForward (3.7)
  • Projects (1.5)
  • Rotating Tweets (Twitter widget & shortcode) (1.8)
  • Simple Staff List (1.19)
  • Table of Contents Plus (1601.0)
  • TablePress (1.7)
  • The Events Calendar (4.0)
  • The Events Calendar Category Colors (4.4)
  • Theme Check (20151211.1)
  • ThreeWP Broadcast (27.2)
  • User Role Editor (4.21)
  • WP Ajaxify Comments (1.4)
  • WP Retina 2x (4.4)
  • WP-Polls (2.72)
  • WPtouch Mobile Plugin (4.0)
  • Yoast SEO (3.0)
  • Zotpress (6.1)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.9.5 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for January 21, 2016:

  • Canvas (5.9) (Woo)
  • Twenty Eleven (2.3)
  • Twenty Fifteen (1.4)
  • Twenty Fourteen (1.6)
  • Twenty Ten (2.1)
  • Twenty Thirteen (1.7)
  • Twenty Twelve (1.9)
  • WikiWP (1.8)

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

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Commons 1.9

I’ve just released version 1.9 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is a major release for the Commons; we aim for two feature-based releases each year, and this is our first one since 1.8 in May of 2015.

Major releases often coincide with the introduction of a brand-new major project for the Commons. For 1.9, our focus has been on the new Social Paper feature. With Social Paper, we hope to provide a space where Commons members can do their academic writing in a context that is natively connected with the other social spaces on the Commons, a tool that is as beautiful to use as it is powerful and flexible.

Social Paper is a heavily customized writing and reading environment for WordPress, powered in part by the WP Front End Editor and Inline Comments plugins, and integrating tightly with BuddyPress. In the future, we hope to make Social Paper available as a one-click installation package. But for the time being, you are welcome to experiment with this beta tool on your own WordPress site. Documentation and code is available on our public Github repo.

Commons 1.9 also features a number of critical improvements to BP Event Organiser, the BuddyPress calendar plugin that was the focus of our 1.8 release. For 1.9, we built the ability for users to subscribe, via their native calendaring applications, to group and user event feeds – whether public or private. We also made the BuddyPress integration tighter, by allowing group administrators to control who is allowed to attach events to their groups. In addition, we’re moving forward with plans to make BP Event Organiser content available outside of the BuddyPress context; sites in a WordPress Multisite network can now take advantage of a widget that embeds a calendar from any of their groups.

Version 1.9 includes dozens more small (and not-so-small) enhancements to the functionality and design of the Commons. For complete details on the release, visit the 1.9 milestone.