Commons 1.4.11

I’ve just released version 1.4.11 of the CUNY Academic Commons. 1.4.11 is a bugfix release, with the following improvements:

  • Removed Ajax Edit Comments Plugin
  • Removed old Google Calendar plugin
  • Added new Google Calendar Events plugin
  • Plugin Updates:
    • CAC Featured Content
    • Category Page
    • Events Manager
    • Flexi Pages Widget
    • WPtouch
    • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
    • The Events Calendar
    • NextGEN Gallery
    • PhotoDropper
  • Theme Updates:
    • Infinity
    • simpleX
    • Oxygen

For complete details, see the 1.4.11 milestone.

Commons 1.4.9

I’ve just released version 1.4.9 of the CUNY Academic Commons. 1.4.9 is a bugfix release, with the following improvements:

  • Adjusted group invite directions to include info about maximum allowed invitations
  • Added Twenty Twelve Theme as the default for new blogs
  • Fixed an error with uploaded group files that caused escape characters to be displayed

For complete details, see the 1.4.9 milestone.

Commons 1.2

I’ve just finished tagging and releasing version 1.2 of the CUNY Academic Commons. Version 1.2 is a major feature release for the site. Notable new features and improvements:

  • The addition of BuddyPress Docs, a collaborative writing and editing plugin for BuddyPress, developed specifically for the CUNY Academic Commons. BuddyPress Docs gives groups a sort of private wiki space, where they can share their writing and get work done.
  • A number of parts of the BP Groupblog interface have been improved. Group blog privacy settings have been more closely integrated; blog author/group member sync has been made more reliable; information about groupblog connections is now displayed on the blog Dashboard; blogs and groups can now be properly unlinked in order to participate in further groupblog connections.
  • The display of pending group invitations (the Send Invites tab in each group) has been made less confusing.
  • The interface through which group administrators can change the group’s slug/URL has been better integrated into the group admin screens.
  • A new Reply button on each forum makes it possible to reply to a forum post without clicking through numerous pages of replies.
  • New WordPress themes: Clean Home, Antisnews

This release cycle has been our most extensive to date, with 69 bug and enhancement tickets opened and closed against the milestone. As usual, you can read the full details of the release at the 1.2 milestone.

Sincere thanks to the Commons Dev Team and the Commons Community Team for their hard work leading up to this major release.