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Release 2019.0

Happy new year! We’ve changed our version numbers to match the year, meaning that our first release this year will be 2019.0. This release includes a new theme, plugin cleanup, as well as the usual updates to plugins and themes.

Release 1.14

The Web Publishing team learned of a security vulnerability and corrected it Tuesday, 12/18. The vulnerability was discovered as part of testing for WordPress 5.0, and changes were back-ported by the community, allowing the NYU WP team to update to 4.9.9. The Service Team does not anticipate any change to the user experience.

Release 1.13 – Security

The Web Publishing team discovered a security vulnerability Monday and corrected it by Tuesday. The Smush Pro plugin, which is used for image optimization, was patched by its developer Dec 10 and released in the Web Publishing environment overnight Dec 11. The Service Team does not anticipate any change to the user experience.

Plugin Retirement

The following plugins will be retired beginning January 10, 2019. Check the included list for possible alternatives.

WP Release Notes (1.12)

Release 1.12 contained updates to plugins and themes maintained by the WordPress community and other third-party developers.

WP Release Notes (1.11 Release)

Advanced search capability The team is happy to announce the inclusion of Relevanssi Premium, a plugin that provides advanced search features long requested by the community.  These include: Include taxonomies (tags and categories) as search termsSearch by author display nameWeight search results and choose content to push to the topCreate a log of user queries […]

WP Release Notes (1.10)

The NYU Web Publishing 1.10 release focused on iFrame functionality in addition to plugin and theme maintenance.

WP Release Notes (1.9.1)

In an effort to be more transparent, we are posting release notes for the latest update made to the Web Publishing service. Plugin and theme updates This release was for minor theme changes to the wp.nyu.edu theme, Astor Place, and updates to the Gutenberg plugin. This allows documentation and template development to continue throughout the […]

WordPress Core 4.9.8 update

WordPress Core 4.9.8 is a maintenance release focused on preparing for Gutenberg and several privacy fixes. More information can be found on the WordPress core release blog. Site Setup Wizard Accessibility You may have noticed some changes to the look and feel of the site creation process recently. As part of our accessibility efforts, changes […]

Discontinuation of certain plugins for new sites

Web Publishing is discontinuing the availability of certain plugins because they no longer meet our accessibility requirements. Sites that currently use these plugins will not be affected and will still see these plugins as active. The following plugins will no longer be available for new sites and are tentatively scheduled for removal in January 2019: […]