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 December 26, 2017

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.12.5 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for December 26, 2017:

  • Author Avatars List (1.13)
  • Broadcast (42.1)
  • BuddyPress Docs (2.0)
  • Bulk Move (1.3)
  • Event Organiser (3.6)
  • Event Tickets (4.6)
  • Events Manager (5.8)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (5.5)
  • List category posts (0.74)
  • Media Library Assistant (2.65)
  • MediaElement.js – HTML5 Audio and Video (2.23)
  • Meta Slider (3.6)
  • Query Monitor (2.17)
  • Redirection (2.10)
  • The Events Calendar (4.6)
  • Twitter Widget Pro (2.9)
  • User Role Editor (4.38)
  • WP Retina 2x (5.2)
  • WP-PostRatings (1.85)
  • WP-RSSImport (4.5)
  • WPMU Plugin Stats (2.4)
  • Yoast SEO (5.9)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.12.5 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for December 26, 2017:

  • Hemingway (1.59)
  • Rowling (1.10)
  • Twenty Eleven (2.7)
  • Twenty Fifteen (1.9)
  • Twenty Fourteen (2.1)
  • Twenty Seventeen (1.4)
  • Twenty Sixteen (1.4)
  • Twenty Ten (2.4)
  • Twenty Thirteen (2.3)
  • Twenty Twelve (2.4)

In addition to these plugin and theme updates, WordPress itself will also be updated to a new major version: 4.9.

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 October 21, 2017

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.16 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for October 21, 2017:

  • Akismet Anti-Spam (4.0)
  • Broadcast (40.1)
  • Custom Sidebars (3.1)
  • Event Organiser (3.4)
  • FeedWordPress (2017.1004)
  • Frontend Uploader (1.3)
  • GD bbPress Attachments (2.5)
  • Instagram Feed (1.5)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (5.4)
  • Ninja Forms (3.2)
  • Query Monitor (2.15)
  • Regenerate Thumbnails (2.3)
  • Subscribe2 (10.22)
  • User Role Editor (4.36)
  • WPMU Plugin Stats (2.3)
  • Yoast SEO (5.5)

The following themes will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.16 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for October 21, 2017:

  • Imbalance (1.04) (wordpress.com)
  • Manifest (1.01) (wordpress.com)
  • Reveal (1.2) (themetrust)

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 September 21, 2017

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.13 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for September 21, 2017:

  • Broadcast (39.1)
  • Contact Form 7 (4.9)
  • Event Organiser (3.2)
  • Gravity PDF (4.3)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (5.3)
  • Redirection (2.7)
  • WP Document Revisions (3.0)
  • WP Retina 2x (5.1)
  • Yoast SEO (5.3)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.13 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for September 21, 2017:

  • Author (1.28)
  • Make (1.9)
  • OneTone (2.3)
  • Sixteen (1.6)

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 May 21, 2017

The following plugins will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.1 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for May 21, 2017:

  • Email Before Download (3.6)
  • Event Organiser (3.1)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (4.9)
  • Ninja Forms (3.1)
  • The Events Calendar (4.5)
  • ThreeWP Broadcast (38.2)
  • WP Accessibility (1.6)
  • WP Inventory (1.5)
  • WP Retina 2x (5.0)
  • Yoast SEO (4.7)

The following theme will receive major updates as part of the 1.11.1 release of the CUNY Academic Commons, scheduled for May 21, 2017:

  • Sydney (1.39)

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

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Commons 1.8

I’ve just released version 1.8 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Version 1.8 is a major feature release for the Commons. Features of note:

  • An events calendar for Commons groups and users. The calendar allows users to create events and link these events to one or more groups. Users can then view events on individual or group calendars. Group-linked events are also hooked into our group email notification system. On the technical side, this feature is powered by a plugin called BP Event Organiser, written by Commons team members Raymond Hoh, Christian Wach, and Boone Gorges. BP Event Organiser is, in turn, an add-on for the popular Event Organiser, by Stephen Harris. Event Organiser is freely available in the wordpress.org repo. BP Event Organiser is available via Github, though please note that it’s still in beta form; a cleaned-up version for general use is planned fo the future.
  • When creating a new forum topic in a bbPress-powered group forum, users can optionally cross-post the new topic to other groups that they’re a member of. This custom functionality was developed by Daniel Jones of the Commons development team.
  • Users can now search through the contents of a single bbPress-powered group forum. This is powered by a custom plugin, bbp-single-forum-search, written by Ray Hoh of the Commons dev team.

The Commons 1.8 news post has a more complete round-up of new user-facing features in this release.

Commons 1.8 is also a major plugin/theme update release, including an upgrade to the WordPress 4.2.x series.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.8 milestone.