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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

WordPress Maintenance Update and General Updates

The WordPress Maintenance Release (version 4.7.4) has been applied to all networks we host.

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

Plugin Updates:

  • Jetpack: Sharedaddy share by email disabled in Publicized module due to being exploited by spammers.
  • WP-CORS: minor bug fix.
  • ZotPress: upgraded to version 6.1.6.4
  • Divi Builder: small performance improvements and bug fixes.
  • Google Analyticssmall performance improvements and bug fixes.  

Themes Updates:

  • Divi:  upgraded to version 3.0.37
  • CampusPress School: fixed widget title color and sidebar spacing.

Network Messages Improvements and General Updates

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

Plugin Updates:

  • Network Messages plugin:  Added bar styling and ability to disable dates.
  • Image Widget plugin:  updated to newer version.
  • Formidable Forms plugin:  fixed issue saving user roles in Global Settings.
  • Embed Any Docs plugin:  updated to newer version.
  • WordPress importer: improved handling of internal images with different sizes.
  • Domain mapping plugin:  make sure user is redirected to the right URL after login from the admin bar.

Latest support documentation:

The following support documentation has been added to CampusPress Docs & Support.

Advanced Tables Plugin and Cool Timelines Plugin

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

New plugins

The following two new plugins have been added to all networks:

  • Advanced Tables Plugin
    • Advanced solution for creating and managing tables.  Ideal for creating large tables that allows visitors to sort, filter and search data.  Supports pagination and scrolling on larger tables.
    • Import range of file formats including Excel spreadsheets to create tables.
    • Powered by the TablePress plugin.
    • The Advanced Tables Plugin is set to Super admin users only in Plugins > Plugin Management in the network admin dashboard.  To enable access for all users you need to change to All Users.
    • Refer to Advanced Tables Plugin support documentation for more information.
  • Cool Timelines Plugin
    • Creates a beautiful vertical timeline that you can add to a page or post.
    • Ideal for situations where you want students to create a representation of a historical event or development process in chronological order.
    • The Cool Timelines Plugin is set to Super admin users only in Plugins > Plugin Management in the network admin dashboard.  To enable access for all users you need to change to All Users.
    • Refer to Cool Timelines Plugin support documentation for more information.

Plugin Updates

  • Restricted site access plugin:  fix redirection issue after login.
  • WP-CORS Plugin: general improvements.
  • Formidable Forms: fix issue with featured image uploads displaying in form submissions.
  • Infinite SEO: fix issue with possible wrong title on home page.

Latest Support Documentation

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

 

Publications Manager Plugin

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

Publications Manager Plugin

  • An easy to use tool for organizing and displaying publications.
  • The Publications Manager plugin is set to Super admin users only in Plugins > Plugin Management in the network admin dashboard.  To enable access for all users you need to change to All Users.
  • Refer to the Publications Manager plugin support documentation for more detailed information.

Plugin Updates

  • Super Admin Scripts: fixed issue with the number of domain mapped sites listed in export files.
  • Pretty Plugins: Updated information on Plugins > All Plugins with new plugins information and thumbnails.

Theme Update

  • Coller: Only load an image, instead of a slider, if only one slide has been added to the theme.

Latest Support Documentation

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

Google Maps Upgrade and Co-Author Plus Theme Integration

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

Plugin Updates:

  • Google Maps plugins: Upgraded to newer version, small bug fixes.
  • Co Author plus auto theme integration:  Better integration of co-authors with themes for an improved listing of authors on posts.
  • Disable Comments completely plugin: small bug fix.
  • bbPress plugin:  Fixed issue with bulk change of forum roles on the Users > All Users screen.

WordPress Security Update, New Plugins and General Updates

The WordPress Core Security Update (version 4.7.3) has been applied to all networks we host.

The following updates have been made to all CampusPress networks:

General Theme Updates:

  • Skirmish: Date format post list fix.
  • Nature:  Fix issue with comments displaying on theme.

General Plugins Updates:

  • Subscribe by email:  added weekly digest time selector in Subscriptions > Settings > General so admin users can select when the digest is sent to subscribers; added unsubscribe link option in Subscriptions > Settings > Mail Template; fixed follow button anchor causing scrolling of page on some themes such as Divi.
  • Akismet – disabled Akismet on private sites (those set to only registered users, admin users only and password protected).
  • Lean Captcha Word list: updated word list.
  • WordPress Importer:  fix for importer image sizes.
  • Simple SEO:  enabled 301 redirection only on single posts.
  • Super admin scripts: fixed issue with member sites number.

New Plugins:

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

Latest Support Documentation:

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