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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

Updates: August 27, 2019

Published Updates: August 13, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Classes: Improved Super Teacher functionality.
    • Network Scripts: Changed it so “User List” does not include archived and deleted sites in blog count, added ability to unarchive sites and added “Last post modified date” under “Index additional data”.
    • Contact Form Builder for WordPress – Conversion Tools by HubSpot: Updated to 7.6.0.
    • Cloner: Fixed url replacement issues.
    • Calendar Plus: updated to 2.2.1. (Update requires more work)

Upcoming Updates:  August 27, 2019:

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

Updates: August 13, 2019

Published Updates: July 23, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Cool Timeline: updated to 1.8.
    • Cloner / New Blog Templates: fixed potential issues with user roles.
    • Plugin Manager: Removed on request plugins from super admins on site’s plugin list.
    • Advanced settings: Fixed possible compatibility issues while disabling thumbnails.

Upcoming Updates:  August 13, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Classes: Improved Super Teacher functionality.
    • Network Scripts: Changed it so “User List” does not include archived and deleted sites in blog count, added ability to unarchive sites and added “Last post modified date” under “Index additional data”.
    • Contact Form Builder for WordPress – Conversion Tools by HubSpot: Updated to 7.6.0.
    • Cloner: Fixed url replacement issues.
    • Calendar Plus: updated to 2.2.1.

Updates: July 23, 2019

Published Updates: July 09, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Default Theme: Changed the way default theme is set so its more reliable.
    • Subscribe By Email: Removed auto opt-in option and switched from Captcha v2 to v3 so nothing needs to be checked before submitting.
    • Advanced Network Settings: Added support for setting “X-Frame-Options” header.
    • Blogs & User Creator: Changed the way features are hidden when disabled so they are not visible at all.
    • Join Multisite: Added ability to disable blog creation options for invite link.
  • Theme Updates
    • CoursePress: Fixed header image issues.
    • Freak: Fixed possible WSD on 404 page.
    • Fictive: Fixed gravatar customizer setting not being respected.
    • Twenty Ten: Updated to 2.9.
    • Twenty Eleven: updated to 3.3.
    • Twenty Twelve: Updated to 3.0.
    • Twenty Fifteen: Updated to 2.5.
    • Twenty Sixteen: Updated to 2.0.
    • Twenty Seventeen: Updated to 2.2
    • Twenty Nineteen: Updated to 1.4.

Upcoming Updates:  July 23, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Cool Timeline: updated to 1.8
    • Cloner / New Blog Templates: fixed potential issues with user roles
    • Plugin Manager: Removed on request plugins from super admins on site’s plugin list
    • Advanced settings: Fixed possible compatibility issues while disabling thumbnails

Updates: July 09, 2019

Published Updates:  June 25, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Google Analytics +: Stats loading performance improved.
    • Admin Bar Settings: Changed behavior so logged in super admins that are not part of blog are treated as administrators.
    • Polylang: Updated to 2.5.4.
    • Avatars: Fixed broken default avatars.
  • WP Updates
    • Mailing Function: custom version has been removed so WordPress built-in function will be used instead.

Upcoming Updates:  July 09, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Default Theme: Changed the way default theme is set so its more reliable.
    • Subscribe By Email: Removed auto opt-in option and switched from Captcha v2 to v3 so nothing needs to be checked before submitting.
    • Advanced Network Settings: Added support for setting “X-Frame-Options” header.
    • Blogs & User Creator: Changed the way features are hidden when disabled so they are not visible at all.
    • Join Multisite: Added ability to disable blog creation options for invite link.
  • Theme Updates
    • CoursePress: Fixed header image issues.
    • Freak: Fixed possible WSD on 404 page.
    • Fictive: Fixed gravatar customizer setting not being respected.
    • Twenty Ten: Updated to 2.9.
    • Twenty Eleven: updated to 3.3.
    • Twenty Twelve: Updated to 3.0.
    • Twenty Fifteen: Updated to 2.5.
    • Twenty Sixteen: Updated to 2.0.
    • Twenty Seventeen: Updated to 2.2
    • Twenty Nineteen: Updated to 1.4.

Updates: June 25, 2019

Published Updates:  June 13, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Signup TOS: Fixed possible compatibility issues with SSO.
    • Classes: Added Super Teacher functionality that allows selected users to access all class and student blogs as teacher.
    • Global Search Widget: Disabled Global search Widgets on sub sites.
    • Admin Bar Settings: Changed behavior so logged in users that are not part of blog are treated as subscribers.
    • User Switching: Updated to 1.5.0.

Upcoming Updates:  June 25, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Google Analytics +: Stats loading performance improved.
    • Admin Bar Settings: Changed behavior so logged in super admins that are not part of blog are treated as administrators.
    • Polylang: Updated to 2.5.4.
    • Avatars: Fixed broken default avatars.
  • WP Updates
    • Mailing Function: custom version has been removed so WordPress built-in function will be used instead.

Updates: June 13 , 2019

Published Updates: May 28, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Join Multisite: Added Support for blog templates and class invite code while creating blogs when logged in.
    • Duplicate Post: Updated to 3.2.2.
    • Formidable: Updated to 3.06.
    • Blog Categories: Fixed possible PHP 7 compatibility issue.
    • New Blog Templates & Cloner: Improved S3 compatibility.
    • TablePress: Integrated “Responsive Tables” extension into the plugin.
    • Google Connect: Fixed possible error on login.
    • Classes: Added student display name to student blogs list and added student blog url on student users list. Data is matched by “Admin Email” option on student blogs. Re-saving Class settings might be necessary for info to appear.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types – Added support for SAS.
  • New Plugins
    • Advanced Custom Fields Pro – Version 5.8.0 added.
    • Press This – A little tool that lets you grab bits of the web and create new posts with ease. This feature was built into WordPress but has been removed in recent versions.
    • Avatars: Fixed potential compatibility issues with S3.

New plugins are 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.

Upcoming Updates:  June 13, 2019:

Note: Updates are being pushed on Thursday due to holiday break.

  • Plugins Updates
    • Signup TOS: Fixed possible compatibility issues with SSO.
    • Classes: Added Super Teacher functionality that allows selected users to access all class and student blogs as teacher.
    • Global Search Widget: Disabled Global search Widgets on sub sites.
    • Admin Bar Settings: Changed behavior so logged in users that are not part of blog are treated as subscribers.
    • User Switching: Updated to 1.5.0.

Additional details for Published Updates:

  • Join Multisite – support for blog templates

Super admin users are now able to categorize blog templates to enable users to select from template blogs when a user creates their blog using Invite code (Users > Invites Users).

You set it up as follows:

1. Go to Blog Template > Template Categories in network admin dashboard.

Template Category

2.  Add the template category name, category description and select if you want ‘Allow teachers to choose template from this category as a default for new student blogs’ or use the template on your sign up page then click Add Category.
Create new template category

3.  When you create a new template blog in Blog Templates > Blog Templates you’ll see an option to assign a template to a template category.

Template category on a template blog

4.  Go to Settings > Join Multisite

Click on Sign up form

5.  Scroll down and select New blog templates.

Select New Blog Template

6.  Click Save.

7.  With the student template category selected the users now see blog template options when they create a new site using Invite code (created in Users > Invite Users).

  • Join Multisite – support for My Class

Student blogs are automatically attached to the class blog if either existing users or new users create their student blogs using Invite code (created in Users > Invite Users).