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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

Updates: March 24, 2020 (Postponed)

Published Updates: March 10, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved: updated to 3.5.2.
    • Menu Icons: updated to 0.12.2.
    • CoursePress: marked as deprecated. Activating plugin will be impossible.
    • Reader: fixed issue related to displaying images found in content.
    • Live Shortcodes: fixed bug related to quotes in shortcode arguments.
    • WP Mega Menu: fixed issue with export not working correctly.
    • Cloner/New Blog Templates: improved support for cloning extra data stored for menus.
  • Themes Updates:
    • Diamond: Fixed error while opening Customizer.

Upcoming Updates:  March 24, 2020 (Postponed):

The following updates scheduled for March 24, 2020 have been postponed as we are putting a pause on any non-security or essential bug fix updates for at least the next several weeks, as to minimize any potential for taking your time and resources away from more important efforts. Thanks for your understanding.

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Display Name Enhancements: moved to being network only plugin.
    • Lock Posts: marked as deprecated. Activating plugin will be impossible.
    • Duplicated Posts: updated from 3.2.2 to 3.2.4.
    • Network Scripts: enabled ability to count number of entries in custom tables.
  • WP Updates:
    • Caching: improvements to caching for logged out users (changes done to page or post should be visible immediately).
    • Pingbacks: disabled.
  • Themes Removed:
    • Following themes were deprecated on 07.07.2015 and now are being removed:
      WPMU Triden, WPMU Nelo, WPMU Dixi, WPII Silver, WP Andreas, White as Milk, Waterlily, Vistered little, Veryplaintxt, Vertigo 3 column, Twilight, Twenty Eight, Tropicala, Trevilian Way, Thoughts, Thematic, Terrafirma, Technical Speech, Tarski, Sweet Blossoms, Sumenep, Suhweet, Stripedplus, Strange Little Town, Steam, Solipsus, Skinbu, Simplr, Simpla, Seashore, Runo Lite, Rubric, Roundflow, Retweet, Regulus, Redoable, Reaching Darkness, Radmod, Quentin, Quadruple Blue, Primitivo, Primepress, Pressrow, Pool, Pixel, Pink Kupy, P2, Oceanwide, Oceanmist, Ocadia, Northern Web Coders, Nikynik Blue, Newsportal, Mystique, Monotone, Mistylook, Minimalist, Manja, Mandigo, Magazeen, Light, Letterhead, Letoprime, Kubrick, K2, Jq, Journalist, Japan Style, Jakarta, Iblog, Home, Hero, Hemingway, Gridlock Theme, Greenery, Greenday, Green Marinee, Grassland, Gonzo Daily, Golfpr, Glossyblue, Gloriousday, Gentle Calm, Genkitheme, Garland, Freshy, Fresh Bananas, Frametheme, Flex, Fjords, Fauna, Falling Dreams, Fadtastic, Emptiness, Edu Campus, Doc, Dixiebelle, Dignity, Digg 3 Col:removed Diary Cute, Deichnetz, Default, Deep Blue, Daydream, Daisyraegemini, Cutline, Cropcircles, Cordobo Green Park, Copyblogger, Contempt, Connections, Colorpaper, Color Splash, Cleantidy, Classic, Chaoticsoul, Cellar Heat, Bp Default, Borderlinechaos, Bonpress, Bluebird, Blue Zinfandel Enhanced, Blue Moon, Blogtheme, Blix, Blakmagik, Benevolence, Batavia, Arclite, Anubis, Andreas09, Anarchy, Ambiru, Almost Spring, 72class.

Updates: March 10, 2020

Published Updates:  February 25, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Advanced Custom Fields: updated to 5.8.7.
    • Formidable: fixed issues related to loading of stylesheet file (it could cause unwanted redirect).
    • Divi Blog Extras: updated to 2.3.2 (better compatibility with latest Divi Builder version).
    • Calendar Plus: Fixed file importing, improved feed importing, added blocks, improved search and accessibility.
  • Plugins Removed:
    • Calendar (old deprecated calendar plugin)
  • Themes Removed:
    • Fusion
    • Black-LetterHead

Upcoming Updates:  March 10, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved: updated to 3.5.2.
    • Menu Icons: updated to 0.12.2.
    • CoursePress: marked as deprecated. Activating plugin will be impossible.
    • Reader: fixed issue related to displaying images found in content.
    • Live Shortcodes: fixed bug related to quotes in shortcode arguments.
    • WP Mega Menu: fixed issue with export not working correctly.
    • Cloner/New Blog Templates: improved support for cloning extra data stored for menus.
  • Themes Updates:
    • Diamond: Fixed error while opening Customizer.

Updates: February 25, 2020

Published Updates:  February 11, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Sitemap: fixed compatibility issue with Divi Builder.
    • Post Indexer: fixed issue with emoji icons that stopped posts from being added to Post Indexer. This resulted in some posts not being visible in Reader.
    • WP Accessibility: fixed XSS vulnerability.
    • Calendar Plus: Fixed file importing, improved feed importing, added blocks, improved search and accessibility. (More changes needed)
  • New Themes:
    • Twenty Twenty: default theme for 2020 designed to take full advantage of the flexibility of the block editor.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types: added support for SRT, VTT.

Upcoming Updates:  February 25, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Advanced Custom Fields: updated to 5.8.7.
    • Formidable: fixed issues related to loading of stylesheet file (it could cause unwanted redirect).
    • Divi Blog Extras: updated to 2.3.2 (better compatibility with latest Divi Builder version).
    • Calendar Plus: Fixed file importing, improved feed importing, added blocks, improved search and accessibility.
  • Plugins Removed:
    • Calendar (old deprecated calendar plugin)
  • Themes Removed:
    • Fusion
    • Black-LetterHead

Updates: February 11, 2020

Published Updates:  January 28, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Formidable: changed “Do not store IPs…” option to be enabled by default for better data privacy practice.
    • WP SMO: tweaked the way excerpt is generated (blog description will be used instead of content when excerpt generates empty results).
    • Pixabay Images: removed attachment metadata update action result check as it had the potential to stop upload without good reason.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types: added support for .ICS.
    • Post Size Guard: prevents oversized posts and base64-encoded images from clogging up performance. Network activated by default.

Upcoming Updates:  February 11, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Sitemap: fixed compatibility issue with Divi Builder.
    • Post Indexer: fixed issue with emoji icons that stopped posts from being added to Post Indexer. This resulted in some posts not being visible in Reader.
    • Calendar Plus: Fixed file importing, improved feed importing, added blocks, improved search and accessibility.
  • New Themes:
    • Twenty Twenty: default theme for 2020 designed to take full advantage of the flexibility of the block editor.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types: added support for SRT, VTT.

Updates: January 28, 2020

Published Updates:  January 14, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Join Multisite: fixed invite link issue for networks with main site having different id than 1.
    • My Class: added ability to set options as default and hide them from teachers.
    • Sitewide Privacy Options: improved network settings UX and default options handling. Added ability to block sites from becoming public.
    • Edit Flow: updated to 0.9.2.
    • Tables of Contents: fixed issue related to WP 5.3 update (assets were not loading correctly on backend) .
  • New Plugins:
    • Print My Blog: Print your blog to paper or pdf in one click! Just go to tools -> Print My Blog.
  • WP Updates:
    • Fixed support for non-www to www redirects.

Published Updates:  January 16, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Divi Builder: fixed performance issues.
  • Theme Updates:
    • Divi: fixed performance issues.
    • Extra: fixed performance issues.

Upcoming Updates:  January 28, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Formidable: changed “Do not store IPs…” option to be enabled by default.
    • WP SMO: tweaked the way excerpt is generated (blog description will be used instead of content when excerpt generates empty results).
    • Pixabay Images: removed attachment metadata update action result check as it had potential to stop upload without good reason.
  • New Plugins
    • Post Size Guard: prevents oversized posts and base64-encoded images from clogging up the performance. Network activated by default.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types: added support for: ICS.

Updates: January 14, 2020

Published Updates: January 2, 2020:

  • WP Updates:
    • WordPress: updated to 5.3.2.

Published Updates: January 3, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Divi Builder: updated to 4.0.11 (security update).
  • Themes Updates:
    • Extra: updated to 4.0.11 (security update).
    • Divi: updated to 4.0.11 (security update).

Upcoming Updates:  January 14, 2020:

  • Plugins Updates:
    • Join Multisite: fixed invite link issue for networks with main site having different id than 1.
    • Classes: added ability to set options as default and hide them from teachers.
    • Sitewide Privacy Options: improved network settings UX and default options handling. Added ability to block sites from becoming public.
    • Edit Flow: updated to 0.9.2.
    • Tables of Contents: fixed issue related to WP 5.3 update.
  • New Plugins:
    • Print My Blog: Print your blog to paper or pdf in one click! Just go to tools -> Print My Blog.
  • WP Updates:
    • Fixed support for non-www to www redirects.