Commons 1.18.10

I’ve just released version 1.18.10 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes the following fixes:

  • A new Conference Site template when creating sites
  • Ensure that forum attachments are deleted from Group Library when the corresponding forum item is deleted
  • Order the Semester dropdown chronologically on the Courses tab

For complete details, visit the 1.18.10 milestone.

Commons 1.17.4

I’ve just released version 1.17.4 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release is a major update release for plugins and themes. It also includes a major update to WordPress, to release series 5.5.x. Commons 1.17.4 contains a number of fixes to ensure compatibility with WordPress 5.5.x, as well as the following:

  • Fix bug that could cause Reply link to lead to the wrong place when viewing group forums in a thread
  • Ensure that content copied from a template at the time of site creation is attributed to the site creator

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.17.4 milestone.

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.

Commons 1.14.1

I’ve just released version 1.14.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release follows up on the 1.14 major release, and addresses a few issues raised there, in addition to some broader performance related issues:

  • Improve compatibility with PHP 7.2
  • Improve performance of BPGES email sending queues
  • Fix bug that caused Plugin Package tag to appear in incorrect spot
  • Fix bug that caused database query loop when posting to multiple forums
  • Improve appearance of Site Layout picker on mobile devices

For complete details, visit the 1.14.1 milestone.

Commons 1.14.0

I’ve just released version 1.14.0 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This is one of our twice-yearly “feature releases”, which are the focus for major new functionality built by the Commons team. For 1.14, we’ve emphasized the site creation and management process, introducing new tools that help Commons users get their sites up and running as quickly and painlessly as possible:

  • Our new “site templates” features allows you to spin up a site that matches a template that is pre-filled with a specific use case in mind. Powered by a custom plugin built by our team:
  • “Plugin packages” are an easy way to offer grouped sets of plugins – such as the “Teaching Package” – for one-click activation. Powered by a custom plugin built by our team:
  • Improved license management for Commons sites, with a focus on Creative Commons licensing. Powered by a custom plugin built by our team:
  • New widgets that support classroom use of the Commons, including widgets for CUNY campus affiliation, integration with CUNY OneSearch, and CC licensing.

The new Courses tab on the top-level navigation gives visitors a high-level view of the courses using the Commons.

We’ve also added some new functionality related to group and site management, including the ability for users to leave sites that they’d no longer like to be members of, and the ability to exit the group creation process.

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.14 milestone.