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Change Log

Updates to WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes

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

UPDATES: AUGUST 21, 2018

Published Updates: August 07, 2018:

    • Plugin Updates:
      • Join Multisite – Fixed possible issue with blog creation.
    • New themes:
      • Whimsical Love – A vintage colored cute romantic theme.
      • Coeur – Coeur WordPress Theme empowers you to give your blog a fresh new look. Coeur is simply beautiful, reliable, customizable and 100% responsive. It is also extremely easy to set up and easy to use.
      • Lodestar – Lodestar is a trendy one-page theme designed with startups and small business ventures in mind.
      • Manta – Manta is a minimal, lightweight and mobile first WordPress theme that is flexible and easy to use. It is built with accessibility, search-engine optimization (SEO), security, pagespeed and simplicity in mind.
      • Aperture – Aperture is a simple, responsive theme with a fullscreen slider.

All new themes are currently network disabled.  Super admins must enable the theme in Themes in the network admin to make it available to all users.

Upcoming Updates: August 21, 2018:

The following updates will be applied to all CampusPress networks on August 21, 2018, during the weekly change window:

    • Plugin Updates:
      • Batch Create – Improved logs, 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.