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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

Plugin and Theme updates

The following updates have been made to all CampusPress networks:

WordPress Core Upgrade:

All CampusPress networks are now running 4.7.1. You can read about this update here.

This includes updates from WordPress 4.7 as well, where the most noticeable differences for users include:

  • An improved UI to how links are inserted in the post editor.
  • The ‘underline’ option has been removed from the visual editor. This change was made for enhanced accessibility and usability of sites, as visitors often assume underlined words are links. The keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + ‘U’ on a PC) will still work.
  • The ‘justify’ option has been removed from the visual editor. This change was made to ensure readability in all browser. The keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + ‘J’ on a PC) will still work.
  • A ‘Custom CSS’ option has been added to an improved theme ‘Customizer’

General Plugin Updates:

  • Live Shortcode plugin – small styling compatibility fix for Divi Builder.
  • Polylang plugin – added a configuration message.
  • Category posts in Custom menu – WordPress compatibility fix.
  • Stargrazer – CSS compatibility fix.
  • Classes – general improvements including adding a progress bar to My Class > Settings.
  • Network Messages – HTML type support improvements.
  • MS files – bug fix.

General Theme Updates:

  • Baskervile – theme bug update.
  • Fashionista – theme performance update.
  • While – Remove Redux Framework.
  • Ignite – improvement.
  • Eighties – fix comment date.

My Class Improvements

The following updates have been made to all CampusPress networks:

Plugins update:

  • Classes plugin:
    • Improved user interface in My Class > Create Student blogs and My Class > Create Student Users
    • Improved user interface in My Class > Student blogs
    • Added ability to search for student blogs by blog title or blog name in My Class > Student blogs
    • Hide Users > Blog & User creator on blogs using My Class.

General updates:

  • Sitemaps plugin – when network activatedd main site’s sitemap has links to sitemaps of all public sites on the network. Network site support works only for networks with less than 1,000 blogs that are subdirectory.  Sitemap is now accessible with /sitemap.xml url
  • Network messages – better precision when checking start/end dates

Latest Support Documentation:

The following new support documentation has been added to Edublogs User Guide:

User Reports, Reader Improvements and Latest Support Documentation

The following updates have been made to all CampusPress networks:

Plugin Updates:

  • All in One Video pack – upgraded to latest version. Renamed to Kaltura Media Space and changed to network activate only in Plugins > Plugin Management.

General Updates:

  • User reports – improvements to how user reports work with My Class.  Teachers can now download their student user list as a spreadsheet.  Better monitoring of student progress with downloadable lists of all the posts or comments made by every student or a specific student.
  • Reader – general improvements to how Reader indexes posts and supports featured images.
  • Calendar+ – Fixed show AM/PM or 24 hour format in calendar shortcode depending on Calendar+ settings.

Latest Support Documentation:

The following new support documentation has been added to Edublogs User Guide:

 

 

Improved Category and Tag management

The following updates have been made to all CampusPress networks.

New Plugins:

  • Editorial Access Manager – control which user or user role(s) have access to edit specific posts or pages.
  • Terms Management Tool – The categories to tags plugin has been replaced with the Terms Management Tool plugin and is network activated.  It adds extra items to the bulk action menu in Posts > Categories and Posts > Tags for easier management of tags and categories.

Editorial Access Manager was added as ‘Super Admin only’.  Refer to managing plugins documentation on how to enable the plugin access for all users.

General Updates:

  • Network messages update – added support for code inserting.
  • Added Calendar+ and Apostrophe integration.
  • Restricted site access plugin – removed auto enabling on activation.

 

Polylang and Simple Tooltips

The following updates have been made to all CampusPress networks.

New Plugins

New plugins are added as ‘Super Admin only’.  Refer to managing plugins documentation on how to enable the plugin for all users.

General Updates

  • Divi Builder – modified to filter logo URL for improved SSL/https support.
  • Subscribe By Email – added more margin in email footer between blog link and unsubscribe link so subscribers less likely to unsubscribe by accident.
  • Live Shortcode plugin – performance improvements.
  • Join Multisite – Performance improvements.

Formidable Update, Live Shortcode Update and More

The following updates have been made to all CampusPress networks.

Plugin Updates:

  • Formidable – updated including better support of My Class user roles.
  • Calendar+ – users can now select other users to manage Calendar+ in Events > Settings.
  • Live Shortcode – Slider and Reader Content Slider/Grid added.
  • PollDaddy – updated to latest version.
  • AddThis Social Share – small bug fix.
  • Calendar – small bug fix.