Published Updates: May 28, 2019:

  • Plugins Updates
    • Join Multisite: Added Support for blog templates and class invite code while creating blogs when logged in.
    • Duplicate Post: Updated to 3.2.2.
    • Formidable: Updated to 3.06.
    • Blog Categories: Fixed possible PHP 7 compatibility issue.
    • New Blog Templates & Cloner: Improved S3 compatibility.
    • TablePress: Integrated “Responsive Tables” extension into the plugin.
    • Google Connect: Fixed possible error on login.
    • Classes: Added student display name to student blogs list and added student blog url on student users list. Data is matched by “Admin Email” option on student blogs. Re-saving Class settings might be necessary for info to appear.
  • WP Updates:
    • Additional File Types – Added support for SAS.
  • New Plugins
    • Advanced Custom Fields Pro – Version 5.8.0 added.
    • Press This – A little tool that lets you grab bits of the web and create new posts with ease. This feature was built into WordPress but has been removed in recent versions.
    • Avatars: Fixed potential compatibility issues with S3.

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:  June 13, 2019:

Note: Updates are being pushed on Thursday due to holiday break.

  • Plugins Updates
    • Signup TOS: Fixed possible compatibility issues with SSO.
    • Classes: Added Super Teacher functionality that allows selected users to access all class and student blogs as teacher.
    • Global Search Widget: Disabled Global search Widgets on sub sites.
    • Admin Bar Settings: Changed behavior so logged in users that are not part of blog are treated as subscribers.
    • User Switching: Updated to 1.5.0.

Additional details for Published Updates:

  • Join Multisite – support for blog templates

Super admin users are now able to categorize blog templates to enable users to select from template blogs when a user creates their blog using Invite code (Users > Invites Users).

You set it 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

4.  Go to Settings > Join Multisite

Click on Sign up form

5.  Scroll down and select New blog templates.

Select New Blog Template

6.  Click Save.

7.  With the student template category selected the users now see blog template options when they create a new site using Invite code (created in Users > Invite Users).

  • Join Multisite – support for My Class

Student blogs are automatically attached to the class blog if either existing users or new users create their student blogs using Invite code (created in Users > Invite Users).