Changelog

For most customers, we manage all updates to WordPress core and our common plugins and themes. We push planned changes to test networks at least one week before moving to production. Unless it is an urgent security update, all changes take place during our weekly change window on Tuesdays.

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  • Updates: Jan 25, 2022

    Plugin Updates:

    • Cloner: Changed cloning screen to an overlay that doesn’t show the media file names and site elements as the site is being cloned. Now shows a progress bar with the following message “We’re setting up your new website. This process can take several minutes. Please keep this browser tab open until your new site has been completely set up.”
    • Default theme: Change Default theme setting in Settings > Network Settings to display the theme name instead of theme folder name.
    • Live Shortcode plugin: jQuery fix.
    • Metaslider: Upgrade from 3.18.0 to 3.24.0.
    • My Class: Add option for a teacher to be notified by email in My Class > Settings when a request to join a class is made using My Class > Join Class.
    • RSS Featured Image: added support post thumbnail image so featured image displays better in Outlook if RSS feed is used for Mailchimp subscription.
    • Site Template: Changed new site template screen to an overlay that doesn’t show the media file names and site elements as the site is being created. Now shows a progress bar with the following message “We’re setting up your new website. This process can take several minutes. Please keep this browser tab open until your new site has been completely set up.”

  • Updates: Jan 18, 2022

    Plugin Updates:

    • Google Calendar (using Simple Calendar plugin): Fixes issue with drop down menu not working in Google Calendar Widget when added using the new block editor widget interface. Simple Calendar widget renamed to Google Calendar widget.
    • Jetpack: Upgrade from 9.6.1 to 10.4.
    • Privacy: Bug fix for username and password field loading on password protected sites after WordPress upgrade so now only the password field option loads.

    Themes Updates:

    • CampusPress Flex: Fixed possible issues on main site admin area and added some improvements to directory functionality.
  • WordPress Core Security Update – 5.8.3

    As of January 7, 2022 all non-dedicated AWS sites have been updated to version 5.8.3 which includes all security patches and updates discussed here.

  • WordPress Core Update – 5.8.2

    WordPress core will be updated to 5.8.2 from January 4, 2022. Customers on dedicated clusters will be contacted to schedule this upgrade.

    This version of WordPress uses the block editor in the widgets screen. The new block editor in the widgets screen is only enabled for those using the block editor. The Classic Widgets plugin has been added and those using the classic editor will retain the classic widget interface.

    This update is already live on all test and sandbox networks for customers with development environments, except for customers on dedicated clusters. This release has been fully tested on our CampusPress common bundled plugins and themes.

  • Updates: Dec 14, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

    • Branding: Improved clearing of favicon cache but the favicon can still be cached in your browser.
    • My Class: Option added to Settings > Classes to hide privacy options on My Class page from teachers. This option is used if Block access is selected in Settings > Privacy in network admin dashboard.
    • Review notification: Added block editor support.
  • Updates: Nov 2, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

    • Advanced Custom Field Pro: Upgrade from 5.9.5 to 5.10.2.
    • Cloner and New Site Template: performance improvement for better support of the cloning of custom menus that have a large number of menu items.

    The following plugins are being depreciated and will be deactivated:

    • Global Site Categories: adds global tag cloud on your main site.
    • Global Site Search: adds global search to your main site.
    • Global Site Tags: adds global tag cloud on your main site.
  • Updates: Oct 12, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

    • Batch create: Add message if batch create stops to alert super admin to restart process. Improve logs to make more meaningful.
    • Blogger Importer: fix issue with importer error “There was a problem importing your content.”
    • Multisite theme manager: fix showcase issue.
    • Network Messages: fix issue with network messages not displaying properly in block editor.

    Theme Updates:

    • Blaskan: comments not rendering properly on theme. Theme patched to fix comment issue.
    • Suits: upgrade from version 1.0 to 1.5.2.
  • Updates: Sept 28, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

    • Join Multisite: Accessibility improvements.
    • Reports and Batch Edit: fix issue with site not being included in the site list report of the theme on the site is blank or broken.
    • Tips: Fix issue with Tip content would append a backslash “\” when saved words with an apostrophe.
  • Updates: Sept 14, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

    • Divi Builder: updated from 4.9.6 to 4.10.5

    Theme Updates:

    • Divi: updated from 4.9.6 to 4.10.5
    • Extra: updated from 4.9.6 to 4.10.5
  • Updates: September 13, 2021

    WordPress Core:

    • WordPress Core was updated to 5.7.3 to include latest security patches.

  • Updates: July 13, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

    • Divi Builder: updated from 4.8.2 to 4.9.6.
    • Formidable reCAPTCHA V3: remove option to attach files to emails if form includes file upload.
    • Live shortcode: added option to specify post parent for latest posts and accessibility improvement to Tabs for screen readers.
    • Media Tree: added option to filter media by category in Media > Library.
    • Meta Tag Manager: Plugin is being deprecated as the functionality it provides is part of the Simple SEO plugin. The plugin will no longer be listed in Plugins > All Plugins or in Plugin Management in the network admin. The plugin will remain activated on sites currently using and the user will be able to deactivate.
    • Wiki: Removed allowed editing by “Anyone” option. Any wiki set to “Anyone” updated to editing by “Network users”.

    Theme Updates:

    • Activello – upgraded from version 1.1.0 to 1.4.4. Upgraded to fixed issue with menu not working on mobile devices related to jQuery.
    • CampusPress Flex: Improvements to directory, added secondary logo as a text option, added image above title option.
    • Divi: updated from 4.8.2 to 4.9.6.
    • Extra: updated from 4.8.2 to 4.9.6.
  • Updates: June 22, 2021

    WordPress Core:

    • WordPress core will be updated to 5.7.2. This update is already live on all test and sandbox networks for customers that have these additional networks. No changes are needed or problems expected with any custom plugins or themes, and this release has been fully tested for our bundled plugins and themes.
  • Updates: June 15, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

  • Updates: June 8, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

  • Updates: May 4, 2021

    Plugin Updates:

    • Advanced Custom Field Pro: updated from version 5.8.12 to 5.9.5
    • Audit Log: added option to change time zone of audit logs (Dashboard > Audit Log > Settings).
    • Divi Accessibility: added option to underline all links in Divi under #et-main-area and option to remove the underline from the title and buttons in Divi.
    • WordPress Core was updated to 5.6.3 to include latest security patches.