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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

Updates: October 2, 2018

Published Updates: September 25, 2018:

  • WP Updates:
    • allowed upload of  QSF, MUS, SMF and SMP file types.
  • Plugin Updates:
    • Subscribe By Email – fixed too fast removal of unconfirmed subscribers and fixed encoding issues in email from name.
    • Pretty Plugins & Multisite Theme Manager – added support to filter by category in network admin list.
  • New Plugins:
    • Display Name Enhancements – Lists the display names of all users in Users > All Users in your site dashboard and allows you to search by a person’s display name.

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: October 2, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Blogs Directory – performance improvemed.
    • Editorial Access Manager – accessibility improved.

Additional Details for Published Updates:

  • Multisite Theme Manager

Filter by category allows you to easy locate all themes assigned a category in Themes in the network admin dashboard.

For example, you could use this to quickly network enable all Accessibility Ready themes as follows:

1. Go to Themes in the network admin dashboard.

Themes

2.  Select Accessibility Ready category from under the Filter By Category drop down menu.

Filter by Category

3.  Select the accessibility ready themes you want to enable.

Select theme

4.  Select Network Enable from the Bulk Actions drop down menu.

Select Network enable

4. Click Apply.

  • Display Name Enhancements

The Display name enhancements plugin lists the display names of all users in Users > All Users in your site dashboard and allows you to search by a person’s display name.

This is handy for networks where the usernames/email address consists of a combinations of letters and/or numbers and you want to be able to search by a person’s name.

Display name

You can also set a person’s display name when creating their account using batch create by adding their display name into the 7th column.  This functionality was added previously to batch create and works independently of the Display name enhancements plugin.

Display name using batch create

 

Updates: September 25, 2018

Published Updates: September 18, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Advanced Settings – fixed “Responsive Zoom” option not saving.
    • New Blog Template – fixed issue with Keep default option (same as template blog).
  • New Plugins:
    • Google Tag Manager – adds a field to the existing General Settings page for the ID, and if specified, outputs the tag management JavaScript in the page footer.
    • Comment Moderation E-mail only to Author – Changes behavior so WP only sends comment moderation notifications to the posts Author.

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: September 25, 2018:

The following updates will be applied to all CampusPress networks on September 25, 2018, during the weekly change window:

  • WP Updates:
    • allowed upload of  QSF, MUS, SMF and SMP file types.
  • Plugin Updates:
    • Subscribe By Email – fixed too fast removal of unconfirmed subscribers and fixed encoding issues in email from name.
    • Pretty Plugins & Multisite Theme Manager – added support to filter by category in network admin list.
  • New Plugins:
    • Display Name Enhancments – Adds display name to users table and allows setting custom value for it.

Updates: September 18, 2018

Published Updates: September 11, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Subscribe By Email – scripts & styles load improvements.
    • Batch Create – improved error handling and improved assigning users to blog so it works by email as well.
    • Ultimate Branding – stopped network wide favicon from loading when its configured on site.
    • Reader – improved improvements and added new Reader dashboard widgets module.

Upcoming Updates: September 18, 2018:

The following updates will be applied to all CampusPress networks on September 18, 2018, during the weekly change window:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Advanced Settings – fixed “Responsive Zoom” option not saving
    • New Blog Template – fixed issue with Keep default option (same as template blog)
  • New Plugins:
    • Google Tag Manager – adds a field to the existing General Settings page for the ID, and if specified, outputs the tag management JavaScript in the page footer.
    • Comment Moderation E-mail only to Author – Changes behavior so WP only sends comment moderation notifications to the posts Author.

Updates: September 11, 2018

Published Updates: September 4, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Meta Slider – Updated to version 3.7.2.
    • Formidable – fixed bug that can cause “Contact Us” form duplication.
    • Subscribe By Email – added compatibility with domain mapping so its used with links in email.
  • Plugin deprecation:
    • Messaging – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.
    • Communities – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.
    • Friends – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.

Upcoming Updates: September 11, 2018:

The following updates will be applied to all CampusPress networks on September 11, 2018, during the weekly change window:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Subscribe By Email – scripts & styles load improvements.
    • Batch Create – improved error handling and improved assigning users to blog so it works by email as well.
    • Ultimate Branding – stopped network wide favicon from loading when its configured on site.
    • Reader – improved improvements and added new Reader dashboard widgets module.

 

Updates: September 4, 2018

Published Updates: August 28, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Batch Create – Improved logs, fixed possible encoding issues, fixed the possible issue with email title when blog name contains an apostrophe.
    • My Class – student permissions and default blog template added.
      • Student permissions enable the teacher to control whether students can; Switch Themes; Add/Edit Pages; Add/Edit Posts; Activate Plugins; and/or Edit Settings, Theme Options, Widgets and Menus.  Ideal for situations where student blogs need to be locked down for grading purposes.
      • With default student blog template you can apply the same appearance, customized content in posts and pages, categories and more to all newly created student blogs.
    • Blog Templates – enabled ability to categorize templates.
    • VR Viewer – Updated to latest version, added temporary workaround for issues on latest Chrome browsers on Android. Proper fix is expected in future.

Upcoming Updates: September 4, 2018:

The following updates will be applied to all CampusPress networks on September 4, 2018, during the weekly change window:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Meta Slider – Updated to version 3.7.2.
    • Formidable – fixed bug that can cause “Contact Us” form duplication.
    • Subscribe By Email – added compatibility with domain mapping so its used with links in email.
  • Plugin deprecation:
    • Messaging – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.
    • Communities – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.
    • Friends – Plugin will be automatically deactivated.

Additional Details For Published Updates:

  • Blog Template Changes:

Super admin users are now able to categorize blog templates to enable teachers to select from template blogs in My Class > Create Student blogs and provide greater control of which blog templates are displayed on your sign up page.

Blog template categories are set 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

With the student template category selected a teacher now sees a default blog template they can select from in My Class > Settings and this template is applied to all student blogs when the blog is created using My Class > Create student blogs or Users > Invite Users.

Template in My Class

  • My Class Changes:

Student permissions and default blog template has been added to My Class >  Create Class and My Class > Settings.

My Class changes

UPDATES: AUGUST 28, 2018

Updates for August 21, 2018 are being delayed to August 28, 2018. Some features required more testing than expected.

Upcoming Updates: August 28, 2018:

The following updates will be applied to all CampusPress networks on August 28, 2018, during the weekly change window:

    • Plugin Updates:
      • Batch Create – Improved logs, fixed possible encoding issues, fixed the possible issue with email title when blog name contains an apostrophe
      • My Class – student permissions and default blog template added.
        • Student permissions enable the teacher to control whether students can; Switch Themes; Add/Edit Pages; Add/Edit Posts; Activate Plugins; and/or Edit Settings, Theme Options, Widgets and Menus.  Ideal for situations where student blogs need to be locked down for grading purposes.
        • With default student blog template you can apply the same appearance, customized content in posts and pages, categories and more to all newly created student blogs.
      • Blog Templates – enabled ability to categorize templates.
      • VR Viewer – Updated to latest version, added temporary workaround for issues on latest Chrome browsers on Android. Proper fix is expected in future