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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

Updates: December 10, 2019

Published Updates: November 26, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Join Multisite: changed from “blogs” terminology to “sites”.
    • Google Analytics Plus: updated to version 3.2.1 known as “Beehive”.
    • Author Widget: Fixed users post check.
    • Subscribe By Email: disabled ability to hide unsubscribe link and improved notice about subscriber count limit.
    • Divi Builder: updated to 4.0.3.
    • Jetpack: updated to 7.9.1
  • Themes Updates:
    • Extra: updated to 4.0.3.
    • Divi: updated to 4.0.3.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types – Added support for: JNB, TWBX and KML.

Upcoming Updates:  December 10, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Support Admin: security improvements.
    • Author Widget: added option to list authors in drop-down.
    • Classes: grouped class blogs in “My Sites” admin bar menu item.
    • Advanced Settings: added ability to change default post order for selected post types.
    • Join Multisite: fixed validation for “Site URL” so hyphens are allowed.
    • Shibboleth: improved UX and added manual blog creation eligibility.
    • Simple Tips: fixed compatibility issues with Divi.
    • Calendar Plus: fixed possible iCal import issue related to time zone setting.

Additional details for Published Updates:

  • Google Analytics Plus

If “API Project” has been configured, it will require tweaks in Google Console. Old API is being deprecated by Google and its very likely that new one is not enabled. This means project now need to have “Google Analytics API” and “Google People API” enabled for it to continue working correctly. The process of enabling required APIs is explained here (starting from “Enable the Google Analytics API”).

This also means that it is very likely that users will need to re-authenticate with google inside WP admin area.

Please keep in mind that it is only related to stats access inside dashboard and it won’t impact stats collection.

Updates: November 26, 2019

Published Updates: November 14, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Site Privacy: Changed “blog” labels on front-end to “site”.
    • Subscribe By Email: Removed ability to hide unsubscribe link.
    • Image Optimizer: Improved compatibility with importer.
    • Signup TOS: Removed inline styles from checkbox on signup.
    • Reader: Fixed issues with private comments being hidden for post authors when they don’t have edit caps.
    • Advanced Settings: Added option to automatically set featured images and added ability to disable network activated plugin per site (super admins only).
    • WP LaTeX: Updated to 1.9.2 and moved from mu-plugins to network activated.
    • Lock Posts: Moved from mu-plugins to being regular plugin (It will need to be reactivated manually).
    • Calendar Plus: Updated to 2.2.6.3.
  • New Plugins:
    • Formidable Recapcha V3: Adds reCAPCHA V3 to all forms for logged out users. Validation happens in background but links to Google privacy policy are added before submit button as it is legally required.
  • Themes Updates: Bushwick: Accessibility improvements.
    • Twenty Twelve: Accessibility improvements.
    • Twenty Eleven: Accessibility improvements.
    • A11Y’all: Accessibility improvements.

Upcoming Updates:  November 26, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Join Multisite: changed from “blogs” terminology to “sites”.
    • Google Analytics Plus: updated to version 3.2.1 known as “Beehive”.
    • Author Widget: Fixed users post check.
    • Subscribe By Email: disabled ability to hide unsubscribe link and improved notice about subscriber count limit.
    • Divi Builder: updated to 4.0.3.
  • Themes Updates:
    • Extra: updated to 4.0.3.
    • Divi: updated to 4.0.3.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types – Added support for: JNB, TWBX and KML.

Updates: November 14, 2019

Published Updates: October 22, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Advanced Settings: Added auto featured image function.
    • Blogs And Users: Fixed possibility to create multiple blogs with same URL.
    • Blog Directory: Entry insertion and removal fix.
    • Admin Message: Added ability to hide message on selected blogs.
    • WP Mega Menu: Removed “Go Pro” link and fixed saving issue.

Upcoming Updates:  November 14, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Site Privacy: Changed “blog” labels on front-end to “site”.
    • Subscribe By Email: Removed ability to hide unsubscribe link.
    • Image Optimizer: Improved compatibility with importer.
    • Signup TOS: Removed inline styles from checkbox on signup.
    • Reader: Fixed issues with private comments being hidden for post authors when they don’t have edit caps.
    • Advanced Settings: Added option to automatically set featured images and added ability to disable network activated plugin per site (super admins only).
    • WP LaTeX: Updated to 1.9.2 and moved from mu-plugins to network activated.
    • Lock Posts: Moved from mu-plugins to being regular plugin (It will need to be reactivated manually).
    • Calendar Plus: Updated to 2.2.6.3.
  • New Plugins:
    • Formidable Recapcha V3: Adds reCAPCHA V3 to all forms for logged out users. Validation happens in background but links to Google privacy policy are added before submit button as it is legally required.
  • Themes Updates:
    • Bushwick: Accessibility improvements.
    • Twenty Twelve: Accessibility improvements.
    • Twenty Eleven: Accessibility improvements.
    • A11Y’all: Accessibility improvements.

Updates: October 22, 2019

Published Updates: October 8, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Live Shortcodes: Fixed toggle height issues + accessibility improvements.
    • Classes: Fixed possibility of wrong student blog url on student list.
    • Slide In: Fixed some CSS issues.
    • Site Privacy Options: Fixed saving of selected privacy option on front-end signup.
  • New Plugins:
    • WP Mega Menu: Beautiful, responsive, highly customizable, and user-friendly drag and drop menu builder plugin for WordPress.
  • Themes Updates:
    • Dynamic News Lite: Updated to version 1.6.
    • Nouveau Riche: Removed author link from footer.
    • Diginews: Fixed SSL issue.

Upcoming Updates:  October 22, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Advanced Settings: added auto featured image function.
    • Blogs And Users: fixed possibility to create multiple blogs with same URL.
    • Blog Directory: entry insertion and removal fix.
    • Admin Message: added ability to hide message on selected blogs.
    • WP Mega Menu: removed “Go Pro” link and fixed saving issue.

Updates: October 8, 2019

Published Updates: September 24, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Advanced Network Settings: Added support for X-FrameOptions.
    • Lightbox for images: Accessibility improvements.
    • Join Multisite: Added small UX improvements and fixed issue with invite options being visible when invite module is disabled.
    • Formidable: Updated to 4.02.01.
    • Cool Timeline: Updated to 1.9.Word
    • Subscribe By Email: Enabled auto opt-in for networks using their own SMTP server.
    • CAS: Disabled ability for CAS users to reset password.
    • Network Scripts: Added ability to change user roles on all sites and added ability to change authentication type for users (SSO or local).
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types – Added support for JSON.

Upcoming Updates:  October 8, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Live Shortcodes: Fixed toggle height issues + accessibility improvements.
    • Classes: Fixed possibility of wrong student blog url on student list.
    • Slide In: Fixed some CSS issues.
    • Site Privacy Options: Fixed saving of selected privacy option on front-end signup.
  • New Plugins:
    • WP Mega Menu: Beautiful, responsive, highly customizable, and user-friendly drag and drop menu builder plugin for WordPress.
  • Themes Updates:
    • Dynamic News Lite: Updated to version 1.6.
    • Nouveau Riche: Removed author link from footer.
    • Diginews: Fixed SSL issue.

Updates: September 24, 2019

Published Updates: August 27, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Jetpack: Updated to 7.6.
    • DOGO Content Widget: Fixed image displaying issue.

Upcoming Updates:  September 24, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Advanced Network Settings: Added support for X-FrameOptions.
    • Lightbox for images: Accessibility improvements.
    • Join Multisite: Added small UX improvements and fixed issue with invite options being visible when invite module is disabled.
    • Formidable: Updated to 4.02.01.
    • Cool Timeline: Updated to 1.9.Word
    • Subscribe By Email: Enabled auto opt-in for networks using their own SMTP server.
    • CAS: Disabled ability for CAS users to reset password.
    • Network Scripts: Added ability to change user roles on all sites and added ability to change authentication type for users (SSO or local)
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types – Added support for JSON.