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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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Major theme and plugin updates for August 27, 2019

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.15.8 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for August 27, 2019:

  • Advanced Excerpt (4.3)
  • Author Avatars List (1.17)
  • Better Search (2.3)
  • Blubrry PowerPress (7.5)
  • BuddyPress (4.4)
  • Elementor (2.6)
  • Event Organiser (3.8)
  • Glossary (1.8)
  • Gutenberg (6.2)
  • Hello Dolly (1.7)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (7.5)
  • Link Library (6.3)
  • List category posts (0.81)
  • MetaSlider (3.14)
  • MetaSlider Lightbox (1.11)
  • NS Cloner – Site Copier (4.0)
  • PressForward (5.2)
  • Theme Check (20190801.1)
  • VaultPress (2.0)
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (5.1)
  • Yoast SEO (11.7)
  • Zotpress (7.1)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.15.8 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for August 27, 2019:

  • ColorMag (1.4)
  • Rowling (1.19)

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

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Commons 1.14.6

I’ve just released version 1.14.6 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release fixes a number of bugs, including:

  • Fix bug that caused Teaching Template not to be applied properly to new sites in certain cases
  • Fix BuddyPress “Export Data” screen
  • Add new embed support for Padlet, Sutori, Voicethread
  • Sort Courses directory primarily by course term, with alphabetical as a secondary sort
  • Fix some formatting errors in groupblog emails

For complete details, visit the 1.14.6 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.