Plugin Updates – August 15, 2014

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update-pluginThe latest round of plugin updates have just been released and are now available to our users who use them.

Admin Bar

This release features the addition of a new permission which allows you to have certain users bypass the akismet spam checks. This could be useful if you have a paid membership and you dont want any akismet false positives on your user posts.

BBCode Editor

This release makes a slight modification to upload insertion when using the BBCode editor. It adds empty space after the insertion and focuses the cursor into this space after the upload.

HTML Editor

This release makes a slight modification to upload insertion when using the HTML editor. It adds empty space after the insertion and focuses the cursor into this space after the upload.

Post By EMail

This release corrects an issue with post by email where it was always making an assumption that the file uploader plugin was present which would cause notices if it was not.

Post Preview

This release adds a minor css enhancement for how the preview is displayed relative to the rest of the forum editor controls.

Report Post

This release adds in RTL support for themes that support it.

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Critical Security Update – Version 5.5.0.1 Released

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security-updateToday, we have released an urgent security update to Simple:Press. We strongly encourage you to update your sites running Simple:Press immediately.

This release corrects a potential sql injection vulnerability in the search function of Simple:Press. The bug was reported by a Simple Press user that wishes to remain anonymous. We want to thank him for the responsible reporting of this issue so it could be researched and resolved.

So please be sure to update your installations of Simple:Press…

The next planned version of Simple:Press, v5.5.1, is still on target for release in a couple weeks when the WordPress team ships their 4.0 version.

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Coming Soon: Topic Redirect Plugin

update-newsWe used to say of London’s buses – and perhaps it is also the case around the world – that you would wait an age for a bus and then three would turn up together.

I don’t recall being asked until recently if we had a way to create a topic that wasn’t really a thread of posts but a link. In other words, click on the topic title and the action is not to show posts but to redirect to something else. Like a download perhaps. Or a special page. Or even another website altogether. Apparently some other forums do this but it was clearly a facility that had personally passed me by.

And then we get three requests for just such a plugin. So we will be releasing this soon – soon after the release of our next Simple:Press update.

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Simple:Press Version 5.5.1 – Right-to-Left Language Support

update-newsOne of the long overdue developments we are currently working on, with an eye to getting it into version 5.5.1 – is proper support for right to left languages.

I think one of the main reasons developers in the left-to-right language world are sometimes overly hesitant to build in proper RTL support is simply because they are entering, what is to them, the unknown!

And because RTL translations for Simple:Press in languages such as Hebrew do not yet exist – even if we can not read them! – it leaves us somewhat unsure if we are actually doing things correctly.

Which is why we could really do with some help and have someone who can look at what we are working on and advise us on whether it is working as they need and expect. And if that person is you then please do get in touch using the Contact link on our sidebar. Please do work with us to ensure the development delivers the right level of support for your language.

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Plugin Updates – July 20, 2014

update-pluginThe latest round of plugin updates have just been released and are now available to our users who use them.

Blog Linking

This release corrects an issue where the admin notification emails did not properly contain a FROM user display name and email address.

Gravatar Cache

This release corrects an issue where it was possible for the cache to be seeded with an incorrect size for the gravatar which could result in some uses being up-sized and appearing blurry.

Post By Email

This release corrects an issue with private messages where the forum flood control could impact the processing of multiple posts from the inbox. Additionally, one of our users (thanks Chris Crabtree!) contributed some code to aid in the subscription email production.

Post Multiple

This release corrects an issue with where post multiple may not work due to the forum flood contorl.

Share This

This release modifies the default buttons in use after initial installation to only be the share this button.

Topic Description

This release corrects an issue where invalid html markup was being created due to multiple html elements having the same ID. Now each ID for topic description on forum view will be unique.

Topic Status

This release corrects an issue with the topic status button display in the header and now generates better html markup.

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