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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

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.

Updates: January 2, 2020

On January 2, 2020, we will be upgrading all sites we host to the WordPress 5.3 branch (currently, 5.3.2).

The most significant improvements in these updates include minor changes to the user experience in the Block Editor and WordPress Dashboard for improved accessibility.

We have completed significant amounts of automated and manual checks during the preparation process and we don’t anticipate any downtime during this update. Please let us know should you notice any issues or have any questions.

Published Updates: December 10, 2019

Published 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. (WordPress blocks hyphens on front-end signups)
    • 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.

Upcoming Updates:

  • No updates due to holiday break.