Commons 1.12.1

I’ve just released version 1.12.1 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release addresses a number of issues:

  • Usability improvements for Reply By Email, including better error messages when attachments cannot be posted
  • Improvements to ScholarPress Coins plugin
  • Fixes for the group URL admin panel
  • Fix for a Social Paper bug that caused hidden groups not to be shown when associating a paper with a group

For complete details, visit the 1.12.1 milestone.

Commons 1.10.9

I’ve just released version 1.10.9 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release fixes a bug in Social Paper that caused comment notification emails to be sent out incorrectly in some cases, as well as an issue that resulted in the List Category Posts plugin being incorrect deactivated in some cases.

For complete details, visit the 1.10.9 milestone.

Commons 1.10

I’ve just released version 1.10 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Version 1.10 is a major feature release for the Commons. Watch our news blog in the upcoming days for more details on the highlights of the release. In the meantime, here’s a very brief summary of some interesting projects that the development team has worked on for 1.10:

  • Improved email notifications – Email notifications have been migrated over to the new BuddyPress 2.5+ system, which features better support for third-party plugins, better appearance on mobile devices, and more.
  • Rich text in forum posts – We’ve introduced a rich-text editor when creating a new forum topic or reply. Rich-text forum content should integrate nicely with email notifications and Reply By Email.
  • Group calendar shortcode – Display a calendar of a specific group’s events in the content area of a WordPress site with our new shortcode. Documentation is in process.
  • Registration nudges – When a user registers for the Commons but doesn’t click the link in the confirmation email, we now send an automated follow-up 24 hours later.
  • Improved upload privacy for non-public sites – Sites whose privacy settings limit readership to Commons members now have their file uploads protected in the same way.
  • Events UX improvements – We’ve added a Room Number field, and an improved datepicker.
  • Social Paper group interface improvements – Group paper directories now have some improvements to layout and messaging, for better consistency with the top-level directory.

For more details on these and other improvements, visit the 1.10 milestone.

Commons 1.9.14

I’ve just released version 1.9.14 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release features a number of fixes:

  • Social Paper author avatars now link to their profiles
  • shortlinks are now case-insensitive when entered into the browser
  • Improved appearance of long event titles on the Upcoming list
  • Fixed bug that allowed incorrect access to event venues in the Dashboard

For complete details, see the 1.9.14 milestone.

Commons 1.9.12

I’ve just released version 1.9.12 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release addresses a number of issues:

  • Fixed a bug that caused certain kinds of line breaks to be stripped when saving a Portfolio text field
  • Added the ability to create/update an Event “silently” (ie, without group notifications being sent)
  • Improved logic related to the way that comments are approved on Social Papers

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.9.12 milestone.

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.

Commons 1.9.4

I’ve just released version 1.9.4 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes a number of notable fixes:

  • Prevent spam comments from being posted by anonymous users on public Docs
  • Show error notices when required fields are not filled in when editing profile
  • Fix People directory filters so that College correctly matches against Positions widget data
  • Don’t notify groups of connected draft papers

Commons 1.9.2

I’ve just released version 1.9.2 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release includes a number of bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where hovering over buttons in the Docs editor would cause the layout to break
  • Improved performance of Social Paper “Readers” interface for users with large numbers of groups/friends
  • Fixed a bug that caused the description in the “Featured Paper” section of Social Paper not to be refreshed properly
  • Fixed a bug that caused post content to be improperly truncated in email notifications when containing more than one anchor tag

Because of scheduling problems related to the holiday season, there were no major plugin/theme updates today. The next major plugin/theme update release will be 1.9.5, on January 21.

Version 1.9.3 of the Commons will be released on January 2, 2016, rather than the normal January 1. Happy New Year 🙂

For complete details on the release, visit the 1.9.3 milestone.