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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

Updates: November 06, 2018

Upcoming Updates: November 06, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Advanced Network Settings – added HTTP Strict Transport Security Header option.
    • Batch Create – fixed one more possibility of single quote issues.
    • Live Shortcodes – RSS preview in TinyMCE issue fixed, code cleaned up.
    • Reader – added new privacy option (Include posts from sites that privacy setting allows access for all network registered users).
  • New Plugins:
    • Network Username Restrictions Override – override some of the built-in restrictions in WordPress network usernames.
    • Print Post and Page – add a Print Friendly Button to Posts and Pages.

Updates: October 30, 2018

Published Updates: October 23, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Advanced Settings – enabled ability to disable wpautop for pages.
  • New Plugins:
    • Advanced Network Settings – Adds advanced settings to WordPress for greater control over your network.
  • Theme Updates:
    • Divi – updated to version 3.17.1.

Upcoming Updates: October 30, 2018:

  • No updates

Updates: October 23, 2018

Published Updates: October 16, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Reader – fixed option to disable privacy check.
    • Subscribe By Email – improved compatibility with desktop Outlook client.
    • JSON feed – added support for thumbnails.
    • TablePress – removed bad custom css page link.

Upcoming Updates: October 23, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Advanced Settings – enabled ability to disable wpautop for pages.
  • New Plugins:
    • Advanced Network Settings – Adds advanced settings to WordPress for greater control over your network.
  • Theme Updates:
    • Divi – updated to version 3.17.1.

Additional Details for Published Updates:

  • JSON feed

‘thumbnail’ and ‘thumbnail-full’ keys are being added to the feed, first will have URL to thumbnail in ‘post-thumbnail’ size and second to ‘full’ size.  If post-thumbnail size is not registered (Function Reference/set post thumbnail size), both will list full size URL.  In case featured image is not set at all, both will have ”false” value.

Updates: October 16, 2018

Published Updates: October 9, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Advanced Settings – added ability to disable wpautop (function that changes line breaks into <p> paragraphs).
    • Meta Slider – disabled cropping by default, removed plugin page links.
    • Image Optimizer – improved PNG transparency detection, added GIF animation detection.
    • S3 Upload – added better compatibility with switch_to_blog function.
    • Subscribe By Email – disabled domain mapping integration as it was causing unexpected behavior.
  • WP Updates:
    • allowed upload of  RIS file types.

Upcoming Updates: October 16, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Reader – fixed option to disable privacy check.
    • Subscribe By Email – improved compatibility with desktop Outlook client.
    • JSON feed – added support for thumbnails.
    • TablePress – removed bad custom css page link.

Updates: October 9, 2018

Published Updates: October 2, 2018:

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

Upcoming Updates: October 9, 2018:

  • Plugin Updates:
    • Advanced Settings – added ability to disable wpautop (function that changes line breaks into <p> paragraphs).
    • Meta Slider – disabled cropping as default, removed plugin page links.
    • Image Optimizer – improved PNG transparency detection, added GIF animation detection.
    • S3 Upload – added better compatibility with switch_to_blog function.
  • WP Updates:
    • allowed upload of  RIS file types.

 

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