WordPress Release Notes – September 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- 2.5.9.3 b. Stop User Enumeration- 1.3.33 c. Enhanced Media Library- 2.8.8 d. Yoast SEO Premium- 17.0 e. Slider Revolution – 6.5.7 f. ACF Quick Edit- 3.1.6 g. Yoast SEO Premium- 17.0 h. ...
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WordPress Release Notes – August 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Updated form editor and form settings alert to reflect the new alerts styling. Bug fix for required indicator displaying when field is not required. b. Slider Revolution- Table structure changed from unique to ...
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WordPress Release Notes – July 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Bug fixes for issues with display of block settings icons in various themes and contexts. Added dynamic sizing to the form switcher to better handle forms with long titles. b. Slider Revolution- Bug fixes ...
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WordPress Release Notes – June 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates – Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Bug fixes for various appearance settings including “Date”, “List” and “Time” fields when editing an entry. b. User Switching – Bug fixes for issues that could lead to PHP errors given a malformed cookie. ...
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WordPress Release Notes– May 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Updated header to include the “Requires at least” and “Requires PHP” properties. Updated minimum WordPress version for support on the System status page to 5.6. b. WordPress Sitemap Page- Updated compatibility to PHP 8. ...
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WordPress Release Notes– April 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Updated header to include the “Requires at least” and “Requires PHP” properties. Updated minimum WordPress version for support on the System status page to 5.6. b. WordPress Sitemap Page- Updated compatibility to PHP 8. ...
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WordPress Release Notes– March 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Bug fixes for PHP 8 issues. Bug fix for form block editor generating notices in the JavaScript console. b. WordPress- WordPress 5.6.1 and 5.6.2 general security and maintenance updates. c. Yoast SEO ...
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WordPress Release Notes– February 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Bug fix for date/times on the system report. Updated the gform_file_upload_markup JS filter to include response as the sixth parameter. b. Yoast SEO Premium- Bug fixes for estimated reading time not being shown ...
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WordPress Release Notes–January 2021

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Added security enhancements, bug fixes and updated minimum WordPress version for support to 5.5. b. Polylang Pro –Fixed PHP notice and the title of the search results page with Yoast SEO 14.0. c. Yoast ...
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WordPress Release Notes–December 2020

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Custom Editor Permission Sets – Created a new system for setting editor permissions within MWP sites. Custom permissions must still be requested by contacting gpadigitalhelp@state.gov. b. Gravity Forms- Updated REST API v2 to support authentication while ...
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WordPress Release Notes –November 2020

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Gravity Forms- Added security enhancements and updated background updates to work more seamlessly with WordPress auto updates. b. Contact Form 7 Conditional Fields- Improved IE11 compatibility. c. Polylang Pro –Bug fix for issues with Yoast ...
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WordPress Release Notes –October 2020

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Slider Revolution- Added new Mouse Trap add-on for mouse animations and advanced actions on layers. b. Gravity Forms- Bug fix for fatal error when add-on is not active during background feed processing. Added the gform_pre_delete_feed action ...
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WordPress Release Notes –September 2020

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release – General bug fixes, enhancements and specific bug fixes for block editor. b. Slider Revolution- Bug fix for post-based sliders showing featured image instead of correct setting. c. Yoast SEO- Optimized performance ...
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WordPress Release Notes –July 2020

Functionality Changes   Page Template- Featured Event Page Full- New page template offers refreshed look and feel for Featured Events including: parallax background image, centered textbox display and sidebar items appearing below the page. View our example here! Code Changes (transparent to end-users)   Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site ...
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WordPress Release Notes – June 2020

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. WordPress- Security and maintenance update to version 5.4.2. b. Google Apps Login- Added custom text support for login with Google button. c. Redirection- Added importer for Quick/Page redirects. d. Slider Revolution- Fixed bugs ...
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WordPress Release Notes – May 2020

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. Google Apps Login- Bug fixes for PHP. b. Redirection- Fixed PHP warning bug and fixed site adding an extra period in a domain name. c. Slider Revolution- Bug fix with scrolling issues on ...
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WordPress Release Notes – April 30, 2020

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance: a. WordPress- Security update to WordPress Version 5.4.1. b. Google Apps Login- Bug fix and updated compatibility with current version of WordPress. c. Yoast SEO- Text analysis bug fix and enhanced recognition of focus ...
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WordPress Release Notes – November 2019

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) 1. Performance Updates– Updated several plugins and settings to improve overall site performance. Appearance Changes 1. Travel Advisory– Display now includes Travel Advisory color-coded level number. a. 1 (blue)= Exercise Normal Precautions. b. 2 (yellow)= Exercise increased caution. c. 3 (orange)= Reconsider Travel. d. 4 (red)= Do not travel.)   ...
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WordPress Release Notes – February 2019

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Performance Updates– Updated several plugins and settings to improve overall site performance. Design Changes U.S. Department of State Seal– Updated site images to include most recently approved version of the seal. Looking for the new Seal? See the Embassy Digital Managers Slack channel for a link to the authorized image ...
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WordPress Release Notes – January 2019

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Performance Updates – Updated several plugins and settings to improve overall site performance. Design Changes Google Maps/Calendar Events – Google Maps will no longer embed in events, only the address text will appear. New Functionality Social Media Links Sidebar – The Giphy icon has been added to the Social Media links ...
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WordPress Release Notes – November 2018

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Performance Updates– Updated several plugins and settings to improve overall site performance. New Functionality Content Commons – Users may now embed Content Commons articles and videos directly into posts. For more information on the purpose, features and function of Content Commons visit: https://commons.america.gov/about Instructions for New Functionality Embed Content Commons Article Navigate to https://commons.america.gov , ...
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WordPress Release Notes – August 2018

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Performance Updates– Updated several plugins and settings to improve overall site performance. Design Changes (look and feel) Single Mission Country Megamenu– Single location missions may now link directly to Embassy or Consulate pagination pages . The “Embassy”, “Consulate”, or “Mission” link in the navigation will immediately direct to the pagination instead of the “Locations” Landing page. New Functionality Facebook Feed – Sidebar width ...
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WordPress Release Notes – July 2018

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Performance Updates– Updated several plugins and settings to improve overall site performance. Security Updates– Updated to WordPress version 4.9.7. New Functionality Google Maps Page Embed – Customized Google Maps may now be embedded in pages and posts. Instructions for New Functionality Google Maps Creation and Embed Guidelines Create a short ...
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WordPress Release Notes – January 2018

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Pagination – Identified and corrected a bug causing unpublished pages to appear in pagination. Design Changes (look and feel) Notifications– Formerly the “Alert Bar”, Notifications now appear in a light gray bar above the global navigation created using the “Notification” category. Only the most recent post tagged with “Notification” will ...
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WordPress Release Notes – November 2017

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Internal Links – All insecure (HTTP) links will now automatically save and display as secure links (HTTPS). Home Breadcrumb – Identified and corrected a bug affecting the Home breadcrumb URL in language sections of sites. The Home breadcrumb now links to language home page. WordPress – Updated WordPress to latest ...
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WordPress Release Notes – November 2017

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Embedded Content – All embedded content must be secure (HTTPS) or it will no longer display. HTTP and other unsecure embedded content will be blocked for security purposes. Design Changes (look and feel) Photo Gallery –Embedded gallery is now responsive and displays images in portrait or landscape and varying dimensions ...
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WordPress Release Notes – October 2017

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Suggested Post Category – Corrected a bug that was preventing this feature from working properly in the Featured Event Template. Media Library – Corrected a bug affecting file uploads and sidebar file details in Grid and List modes. Uber Menu –Corrected a bug preventing the Uber Menu to display properly ...
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WordPress Release Notes – August 2017

Code Changes (transparent to end-users) Image Titles – Corrected a bug that was preventing titles from displaying when hovering over images. Event Calendar –Updated language date format to pull directly from string translations. If correct date string translation is set on site, date automatically displays in this format. Design Changes (look and feel) Media Library ...
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WordPress Release Notes – July 2017

Design Changes (look and feel) Safety and Security Messages – Adjusted to display only previous 6 months of messages on page. If there are no security messages in the previous 6 months, the following message appears: “THERE ARE NO ACTIVE SECURITY MESSAGES AT THIS TIME.” Suggested for You Links – Moved SUGGESTED FOR YOU related ...
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WordPress Release Notes – June 2017

Design Changes (look and feel) Accordion –Set new photo size limit of 200×400 pixels. Images over the size limit will now be auto re-sized to 200×400 pixels. Photos under size limit will display at original dimensions. Homepage Blogroll –  Adjusted image display aspect ratio and image cropping. Footer –  Adjusted U.S. Flag display. New Functionality ...
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WordPress Release Notes – March 2017

Design Changes (look and feel) Slider – Made minor design changes to the slider to improve end-user experience. Functionality Changes Holiday Calendar Date – Added the ability to customize date format display for Languages. Excerpts – Added ability to display hyperlinks in the automated excerpt generated for posts. If a hyperlink is added in the ...
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