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Blogs Update

February 15th, 2018

An update has been released on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. The following updates have been applied:

Major Version

  • none

New Plugins Added

  • Z URL Preview
    • This plugin fetches an excerpt of an external website link. The excerpt contains the title, description and image.

Plugin Updates

  • Aesop Story Engine
    • FIX Updated leaflet.js.
  • Disqus comment system 3.0.12
    • 3.0.12
      • ¬†Disabled browser autocomplete for site configuration form
      • ¬†Fixed an issue where admin JavaScript bundle was missing for sites with WP_DEBUG enabled
      • Implemented a dsq_can_load filter for custom control of when Disqus loads
    • 3.0.11
      • Improved UX on updating the site configuration manually
      • Fixed an issue causing a site crash with PHP version 5.2
      • Added additional information to support diagnostics
    • 3.0.10
      • Lowered minimum-supported version of PHP to 5.4
      • Fixed a syntax issue in PHP version 5.3
    • 3.0.9
      • Added a check to deactivate plugin if PHP version is earlier than the minimum-supported version 5.6.
    • 3.0.8
      • Fixed a bug that prevented automatic installation when upgrading from version 2.86 or earlier.
    • 3.0.7
      • Plugin has been completely rewritten to support modern and secure WordPress features.
      • Added new Automatic Installation for installing Disqus on your site. This also creates the API application required for enabling comment syncing.
      • Completely redesigned plugin settings page. Disqus replaces the Comments menu link in your WordPress admin and includes shortcut links to popular settings.
  • Simple Calendar
    • 3.1.13
      • Fix: Issue where calendar event pop-ups would display without content.
  • Jetpack 5.8
  • User Role Editor 4.40
    • Update: use wp_roles() function from WordPress API instead of initializing $wp_roles global variable directly.
    • Fix: Bug was introduced by version 4.37 with users recalculation for “All” tab after excluding users with “administrator” role. Code worked incorrectly for Japanese locale.
  • Yoast SEO 6.3
    • Bugfixes:
      • Reverts the shortlink in the HTML comment back to the hard link it was before.
      • Fixes a bug where the Local SEO for WooCommerce extension was not shown on the licenses page.
      • Fixes a bug where the `current_user_can()` function was not called with the post ID as argument.
      • Fixes a bug where the auto-generated meta descriptions were not using the new 320 characters limitation.
      • Fixes a bug where specific external links were not filtered from the post_type sitemap.
      • Fixes a bug where trashed posts were displayed in the bulk editor overview.
      • Fixes a bug where old meta values were not deleted during import.
      • Fixes a bug where only 10 posts when executing meta robots import from wpSEO.de.
      • Clears the sitemap cache when the Site URL is changed.
    • Enhancements:
      • Adds an importer for the SEO Ultimate plugin SEO data.
      • Adds an importer for the SEOpressor plugin SEO data.
      • Adds links to explanatory articles on the features tab.
      • Adds additional explanation for entries on the features tab.
      • Improves Open Graph copy for Facebook and Twitter in the Social settings to better explain what it does.
      • Improves Content Analysis and Publish box copy for better translations.
      • Applies design changes to the Help Center support tab for Premium.
    • Other:
    • Removes “meta keywords” from the plugin as this has had no search result value for at least 7 years.
    • Removes the “noindex subpages” feature as Google has gotten much better at paginated series, and it’s now actually detrimental to use.
    • Removes the “Other” tab from the Titles & Metas settings screen, as all options have been moved or removed.
    • Security hardening.
  • Mailchimp for WP 4.1.15
    • Fixes
      • Dropdown fields with special characters were not properly passed to MailChimp.
      • Interest groups with an all-numeric ID were not properly passed to MailChimp.
    • Improvements
      • Various minor code optimizations
      • Do not redirect when showing “already subscribed” warning.
      • Improved scroll to form handling after a form is submitted without AJAX.
  • Pretty link 2.1.4
    • Fixed IP conflict with Flywheel
    • Fixed wp_redirect race condition
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