LifterLMS News You Can Use #0010

Welcome to your monthly LifterLMS News You Can Use, November edition: #0010

Read About Recent Technical Product Updates (We’ve been busy)!

LifterLMS Version 3.36.2

Updates

  • Tested to WordPress 5.3.0-beta.2
  • Upgrade UI on student course reporting screens.
  • Added logic to physically remove from the membership level and remove enrollments data on related products, when deleting a membership enrollment.
  • Lesson metabox “start” drip method made available only if the parent course has a start date set.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed JS error when client-side event tracking settings aren’t loaded, thanks @wenchen!
  • Fixed PHP warning resulting from drip the “Course Start” lesson drip settings when no course start date exists.
  • Fixed fatal error encountered when reviewing an order placed with a payment gateway that’s been deactivated.
  • Files Updated
  • Templates Updated

LifterLMS Advanced Videos Version 1.0.0-beta.5

  • Fix bug causing video progress to be checked on lessons without videos or with videos that aren’t supported by an available provider.

LifterLMS Authorize.Net Version 1.0.5

  • Replace billing_phone with proper meta value phone when creating / updating a customer profile

LifterLMS Blocks Version 1.6.0

  • Feature: Added form field blocks for use on the Forms manager.
  • Feature: Add logic for logged_in and logged_out block visibility options.
  • Update: Added isDisabled property to Search component.
  • Update: Adjusted priority of render_block filter to 20.
  • Bug fix: Import InspectorControls from wp.blockEditor in favor of deprecated wp.editor
  • Bug fix: Automatically store course/membership instructor with post_author data when the post is created.
  • Bug fix: Pass style rules as camelCase

LifterLMS Custom Fields Version 1.0.0

Initial public release

LifterLMS Version 3.37.0-beta.1

Form Management Improvements

  • Forms (registration, checkout, account) are now managed via a block editor interface.
  • Customize field labels, description, and placeholders in a simple WYSIWYG interface.
  • Mark fields as required with a toggle.
  • Reorder fields with drag and drop.
  • Customize layout using block editor columns
  • Use LifterLMS block-level visibility to conditionally display fields based on enrollment or logged in status.

Form Localization

  • Added default country and state/region lists (see the “languages” directory).
  • Country and state forms are now searchable dropdowns that adjusted based on the currently selected country.
  • Each country’s locale information (such as what a “post code” is called and whether or not the country has states or post codes) will update automatically based on the selected country.
  • Enqueue select2 on account and checkout pages for searchable dropdowns for country & state.

Updates

  • New shortcode [user] which is used to output user information in a merge code interface.
  • Improved form field generation via LLMS_Form_Field class.
  • LifterLMS Settings: renamed “User Information Options” to “User Privacy Options”.
  • Reorganized open registration setting.
  • Use LLMS.wait_for() for dependency waiting.
  • Moved checkout template variable declarations to the checkout shortcode controller.
  • Removed field display settings in favor of form customization using the form editors.
  • Organized function files. Some functions have been moved.
  • Function llms_get_minimum_password_strength_name() now accepts a parameter to retrieve strength name by key.
  • Use LLMS.wait_for() for dependency waiting.

LifterLMS Blocks v1.6.0

  • Feature: Added form field blocks for use on the Forms manager.
  • Feature: Add logic for logged_in and logged_out block visibility options.
  • Update: Added isDisabled property to Search component.
  • Update: Adjusted priority of render_block filter to 20.
  • Bug fix: Import InspectorControls from wp.blockEditor in favor of deprecated wp.editor
  • Bug fix: Automatically store course/membership instructor with post_author data when the post is created.
  • Bug fix: Pass style rules as camelCase.
  • Removed unused Javascript assets
  • Remove unused bootstrap transiton and collapse scripts.
  • Remove topModal vendor dependency.
  • Remove password strength inline enqueues.

Bug fixes

  • Only attempt to add a nonce to the datastore when a nonce exists in the settings object.

Deprecations

  • Deprecated LLMS_Person_Handler::register() method, use llms_register_user() instead.
  • Deprecated llms_get_minimum_password_strength() with no replacement.

Template Updates

  • templates/checkout/form-checkout.php
  • templates/checkout/form-gateways.php
  • templates/global/form-registration.php

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.8

  • Return links to those taxonomies which have an accessible rest route.
  • Initialize $prepared_item array before adding values to it. Thanks @pondermatic!
  • Fixed sales_page_type not returned as none if course’s sales_page_content_type property is empty.
  • Load webhook actions a little bit later, to avoid PHP warnings on first plugin activation.
  • Renamed sales_page_page_type and sales_page_page_url properties, respectively to sales_page_type and sales_page_url according to the specs.
  • Add missing quotes in enrollment/access default messages shortcodes.
  • Call set_bulk() llms post method passing true as second parameter, so to instruct it to return a WP_Error on failure.
  • Add missing quotes in enrollment/access default messages shortcodes.
  • sales_page_page_id and sales_page_url always returned in edit context.
  • Call set_bulk() llms post method passing true as second parameter, so to instruct it to return a WP_Error on failure.

LifterLMS Version 3.36.3

Updates

  • Added new LLMS_Membership class methods: get_categories(), get_tags() and toArrayAfter() methods. 

Compatibility

  • Fixed access plan description conflicts with the Classic Editor block. This also resolves compatibility issues with Elementor which uses a hidden TinyMCE instance.
  • Changed pre_get_posts callback from 10 (default) to 15. Fixes conflict with Divi (and possibly other themes) which prevented LifterLMS catalog settings from functioning properly.

Bugfixes

  • Added translation to error message encountered when non-members attempt to purchase a members-only access plan. Thanks @mrosati84!
  • Fix return of LLMS_Generator::set_generator().
  • Fixed a typo causing invalid imports from returning the expected error. Thanks @pondermatic!
  • Fixed issue preventing membership post type settings from saving properly due to incorrect sanitization filters.
  • Fixed issue where wp_list_pluck() would run on non arrays.

LifterLMS Rest API 1.0.0-beta.8

  • Return links to those taxonomies which have an accessible rest route.
  • Initialize $prepared_item array before adding values to it. Thanks @pondermatic!
  • Fixed sales_page_type not returned as none if course’s sales_page_content_type property is empty.
  • Load webhook actions a little bit later, to avoid PHP warnings on first plugin activation.
  • Renamed sales_page_page_type and sales_page_page_url properties, respectively to sales_page_type and sales_page_url according to the specs.
  • Add missing quotes in enrollment/access default messages shortcodes.
  • Call set_bulk() llms post method passing true as second parameter, so to instruct it to return a WP_Error on failure.
  • Add missing quotes in enrollment/access default messages shortcodes.
  • sales_page_page_id and sales_page_url always returned in edit context.
  • Call set_bulk() llms post method passing true as second parameter, so to instruct it to return a WP_Error on failure.

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