Published Updates: August 28, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Batch Create – Improved logs, fixed possible encoding issues, fixed the possible issue with email title when blog name contains an apostrophe.
    • My Class – student permissions and default blog template added.
      • Student permissions enable the teacher to control whether students can; Switch Themes; Add/Edit Pages; Add/Edit Posts; Activate Plugins; and/or Edit Settings, Theme Options, Widgets and Menus.  Ideal for situations where student blogs need to be locked down for grading purposes.
      • With default student blog template you can apply the same appearance, customized content in posts and pages, categories and more to all newly created student blogs.
    • Blog Templates – enabled ability to categorize templates.
    • VR Viewer – Updated to latest version, added temporary workaround for issues on latest Chrome browsers on Android. Proper fix is expected in future.

Upcoming Updates: September 4, 2018:

The following updates will be applied to all CampusPress networks on September 4, 2018, during the weekly change window:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Meta Slider – Updated to version 3.7.2.
    • Formidable – fixed bug that can cause “Contact Us” form duplication.
    • Subscribe By Email – added compatibility with domain mapping so its used with links in email.
  • Plugin deprecation:
    • Messaging – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.
    • Communities – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.
    • Friends – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.

Additional Details For Published Updates:

  • Blog Template Changes:

Super admin users are now able to categorize blog templates to enable teachers to select from template blogs in My Class > Create Student blogs and provide greater control of which blog templates are displayed on your sign up page.

Blog template categories are set up as follows:

1. Go to Blog Template > Template Categories in network admin dashboard.

Template category

2.  Add the template category name, category description and select if you want ‘Allow teachers to choose template from this category as a default for new student blogs’ or use the template on your sign up page then click Add Category.

Create new template category

3.  When you create a new template blog in Blog Templates > Blog Templates you’ll see an option to assign a template to a template category.

Template category on a template blog

With the student template category selected a teacher now sees a default blog template they can select from in My Class > Settings and this template is applied to all student blogs when the blog is created using My Class > Create student blogs or Users > Invite Users.

Template in My Class

  • My Class Changes:

Student permissions and default blog template has been added to My Class >  Create Class and My Class > Settings.

My Class changes