No major updates this month albeit plugins are still progressing like Forms by Gravity forms V2.2.6 changelog listed below so all contact forms will get this upgrade in the next few weeks.

WordPress Forms V2.2.6

  • Added security enhancements.
  • Added a message in the plugins page to remind users to take a backup of the database and update all Gravity Forms add-ons before updating to 2.3.
  • Added GPL to plugin header.
  • Added the gform_field_groups_form_editor filter.
  • Added the gform_recaptcha_callback JS filter allowing a custom callback function to be executed when the user successfully submits the captcha.

WordPress ithemes security V6.9.1

  • Security Fix: Fixed display of unescaped data on logs page. Thanks to Paweł Kuryłowicz from SecuRing for finding and reporting this issue.
  • Enhancement: The logging system now differentiates between WP-CLI commands, WP-Cron scheduled events, and normal page requests.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed the File Change scanner in that it previously could fail to exclude selected directories on some systems.

WordPress stats V5.8

  • Comment moderation tools: moderation emails now point to when using the edit_links_calypso_redirect option.
  • Custom CSS: add CSS Grid Layout support.
  • Dashboard: update list of features available in Paid plans.
  • Dashboard: improve the display of notices inside the Jetpack dashboard.
  • Dashboard: update content displayed in the Jetpack dashboard when not connected to
  • Development mode: improve the display of the development notice.
  • General: add a new filter, jetpack_active_modules, allowing site owners to filter the list of active modules.
  • Notices: add rel tags to notice links to avoid issues when links open in a new window.
  • Onboarding: add functionality for saving Business Address in the Contact Info widget.
  • Onboarding: save site type during site setup process.
  • Onboarding: enable loading of specific modules when using the Onboarding process.
  • Post Images: allow passing size when searching for images in HTML.
  • REST API: update the plugin installation process to use a new library.
  • REST API: allow changing the number of posts displayed in the RSS feed, and whether feeds display full text or a summary.
  • REST API: simplify our invites endpoint.
  • Sharing: make sure the Whatsapp button works on mobile and on desktop.
  • Sharing: add new filter, wp_sharing_email_send_post_subject, to allow modifying the email sharing subject line.
  • Shortcodes: update the GettyImages shortcode to use the new format required by GettyImages.
  • Site Settings: add support for site language and timezone settings.
  • Sync: improve synchronization of user actions, theme and plugin edits / updates, post status, updates on Multisite networks, Protect events, and WooCommerce’s meta data.
  • WordAds: enable the Ads in the header by default.
  • WordAds: add filters so site owners can control the display of the ads via code as well.

WordPress Events Calendar V4.6.11.1

  • Fix – The render of the venue and organizer templates (thanks to Antonio and others for reporting this in our forums) [99550]
  • Fix – Make sure events on calendar are not affected by DST changes [99537]

WordPress SEO V6.3

  • 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
  • Clears the sitemap cache when the Site URL is changed.

WordPress Anti-spam V4.0.3

  • Added a scheduled task to remove entries in wp_commentmeta that no longer have corresponding comments in wp_comments.
  • Added a new akismet_batch_delete_count action to the batch delete methods for people who’d like to keep track of the numbers of records being processed by those methods.

WordPress Gallery V2.5.54

  • Fixed: Crashed Gutenberg editor
  • Fixed: Manage Albums’ “Not linked” option wasn’t selectable
  • Fixed: Manage Galleries gallery path field was having extraneous slashes added on IIS servers

Friday, March 2, 2018

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