In an effort to be more transparent, we are posting release notes for the latest update made to the Web Publishing service.

WordPress Core Update: 4.9.6

From the WordPress 4.9.6 release post: This privacy and maintenance release includes 37 enhancements, 51 bug fixes, and 2 tasks. See the full list of closed tickets in Trac. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related changes include Comments, Privacy Policy Page, and Data Handling. In addition to the GDPR changes, the following are additional highlights:

  • “Mine” has been added as a filter in the media library.
  • When viewing a plugin in the admin, it will now tell you the minimum PHP version required.
  • We’ve added new PHP polyfills for forwards-compatibility and proper variable validation.
  • TinyMCE was updated to the latest version (4.7.11).

Please Note: GDPR changes will not be visible to site owners, administrators, or other users due to user role mapping.  If you receive a request which requires the use of GDPR specific data export or removal features, please submit a request to askit@nyu.edu.

Custom NYU Web Publishing Changes

  • Added color contrast fixes for Hemingway

Plugin updates

  • Aesop Story Engine – from version 1.9.10 to version 1.9.10.2.
    • Adds panorama images to available components.
  • Custom Sidebars – from version 3.1.3 to version 3.1.6.
    • Fixed a problem with widgets display on IE11.
    • Added the ability to allow changes to sidebars by an entry author.
  • Duplicate Post – from version 3.2.1 to version 3.2.2.
    • The “Admin bar” option shows the link in the post edit screen too, so you can use the plugin with Gutenberg enabled
    • Option for “Slug” not set by default on new installations
    • Better display of the icon in the Admin bar on small screens
  • Enable Media Replace – from version 3.2.3 to version 3.2.5.
    • Fix PDF thumbnails not replaced when replacing a PDF
    • Fix not replacing text files with a .dat extension
  • Google Analytics + – from version 3.1.6 to version 3.1.7.1.
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com – from version 6.0 to version 6.2.
  • The Events Calendar – from version 4.6.13 to version 4.6.18.
    • Added EventBrite functionality
  • User Submitted Posts – from version 20180323 to version 20180511.
    • Adds GDPR Settings
  • WP Accessibility – from version 1.6.2 to version 1.6.3.
  • WP Smush Pro – from version 2.7.8 to version 2.7.9.1.
  • YOP Poll – from version 5.8.3 to version 6.0.1.
    • Adds GDPR compliance 

Theme updates

  • Agency Pro – upgraded to Version: 3.1.5
  • Altitude Pro – upgraded to Version: 1.1.4
  • Brunch Pro – upgraded to Version: 2.2.2
  • eleven40 Pro – upgraded to Version: 2.2.3
  • Executive Pro – upgraded to Version: 3.2.3
  • Genesis Framework – upgraded to Version: 2.6.1
  • Hemingway – from version 1.63 to version 1.65.
  • Make – from version 1.9.8 to version 1.9.10.
  • Modern Portfolio Pro – upgraded to Version: 2.1.2
  • News Pro – upgraded to Version: 3.2.2
  • Reykjavik – from version 1.0.8 to version 1.1.2.
  • Simply Pro – upgraded to Version: 1.0
  • Twenty Fifteen – from version 1.9 to version 2.0.
  • Twenty Fourteen – from version 2.1 to version 2.2.
  • Twenty Seventeen – from version 1.5 to version 1.6.
  • Twenty Sixteen – from version 1.4 to version 1.5.
  • Twenty Thirteen – from version 2.3 to version 2.4.
  • Twenty Twelve – from version 2.4 to version 2.5.
  • Workstation Pro – upgraded to Version: 1.1.3