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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

Plugins: Terms Of Service, Draw Attention, and Hide Youtube Related Videos

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

New Plugins

  • Draw Attention (beta) – https://wordpress.org/plugins/draw-attention/
  • Hide Youtube Related Videos (beta)  – https://wordpress.org/plugins/hide-youtube-related-videos/

Plugin Updates

  • bbPress/Forums – email notifications bug fix
  • Compfight – api key fix
  • Jetpack – updated to latest version, no major changes or new features

General Updates

  • Terms Of Service support when creating new blogs (Network Settings > General)
  • Groundwork development laid to support Amazon SES and SMTP to handle outgoing emails

 

 

Image Optimizer and General Updates

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

New Plugin

  • Image Optimizer (beta)
    • Resizes and optimizes images as the image uploads.
    • png will get converted to jpg, resized and compressed; jpg just resized and compressed. In process resized to max width 1920 and max height 1920.
    • png will only get converted when there is no transparency in them.
    • Image rotation fixer.  Automatically fixes the rotation of images taken on smartphones, tablets and digital cameras.
  • Mathematica Toolbox
    • A “toolbox” of shortcodes for people who write articles about Mathematica code/the Wolfram Language. Includes source code highlighting for Mathematica code/Wolfram Language, automated CDF embedding, Wolfram Cloud API utility shortcode, and a seamless cached interface to Mathematica.Stackexchange.com.
    • The Mathematica Toolbox 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.

Plugin Update

  • Batch Create – improved text in Sites > Batch Create.
  • Forums – bbPress mods tweak.
  • Google Analytics – fix to address changes in Google API.
  • Advanced Settings  – added the ability to enable copy protection i.e. Attempt to stop visitors from downloading files that are on your site.

General Updates

  • Remove storage usage message from Media library.

 

 

General Theme and Plugin Updates

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

Theme Updates:

  • Padhang – widget syntax fix.
  • Landscape – updated to version 2.0.1

Plugin Updates:

  • Network messages – admin hooks fix.
  • Advanced Custom field – updated to version 4.4.11
  • Polylang – added support to network activate.
  • Metaslider – remove nag to upgrade to MetaSlider Pro located next to screen options.
  • Advanced Settings – added option to switch between full content and excerpt; added option to remove private/protected label from Password posts.

New plugin:

  • Divi accessibility –  improve Divi accessibility in accordance with WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

 

General Updates

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

Plugin Updates:

  • Plugin management: fixed integration with pretty plugins so that the names and descriptions on plugins page match what is listed in Plugins > Plugin Management in network admin dashboard.
  • Footer Content:  Footer content plugin moved from Must Use plugins to plugins.  Super admin users are now able to network deactivate Appearance > Footer Content.
  • Subscribe by email: added an option to send emails for custom post types.

Latest Support documentation:

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

 

WordPress Core Update and Google Search

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

All networks are now running the latest version of WordPress, 4.7.5, which is a security release as described in this post here.

New Plugins

  • Simple Google Search (Beta)
    • Allows you to use Google search engine and results instead of the default WordPress search.
    • Works well with most themes, but may require custom css or custom theme to work well in all themes.
    • More documentation and information coming soon after the UI is locked down and we will announce here.

Plugin Updates

  • Podcasting: Small bug fix and maintenance release.

VR Viewer Plugin and General Updates

The following updates have been applied to all CampusPress networks:

New Plugins

  • VR Viewer Plugin
    • Allows you to embed 360° photos and videos using the VR Viewer plugin in posts and pages using the following shortcode:  [vrview url=”{URL}” stereo=”false” width=”100%” height=”400px”]
    • The VR Viewer 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.
    • You’ll find tips for getting started with 360° photos here.
    • Refer to VR Viewer Plugin support documentation for more information.

Plugin Updates

  • Pretty Plugins: updated plugin icons and plugin information in Plugins > All Plugins in blog dashboards.
  • Super admin scripts: added the ability to bulk remove a user from a list of sites in Bulk Edit.
  • Accessibility plugin:  upgraded plugin to version 1.5.10.
  • Calendar+ plugin:  fix issue with Calendar+ and Divi Slider.

Latest Support Documentation

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