LifterLMS News You Can Use #008

Welcome to your monthly LifterLMS News You Can Use, September edition: #008.

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

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.1

  • Initial public beta release 

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.2

  • Filter course taxonomies by the public property instead of the show_in_rest property.
  • Fixed bug preventing async webhooks from being delivered properly.
  • Only load the main plugin function when loading the main plugin file. Fixes issue when running plugin alongside LifterLMS core with bundled API.

LifterLMS Version 3.34.0

LifterLMS REST API v1.0.0-beta.1

  • A robust REST API is now included in the LifterLMS core.
  • Create API Keys to consume and manage LifterLMS resources and students from external applications.
  • Create webhooks to pass LifterLMS resource data to external applications (like Zapier!).

Student management capabilities

  • Explicit capabilities have been added to determine which users can create, view, update, and delete students.
  • Admins and LMS Managers have all student management capabilities.
  • Instructors and instructors assistants are granted limited view capabilities allowing them to only view students enrolled in their own courses/memberships.
  • Added the list_users capability to the “Instructor” role, allowing instructor’s to better view and manage their assistant instructors.

Updates

  • Added new actions to help differentiate enrollment creation and update events.
  • Added methods and logic for managing user management of other users.
  • Added a filter llms_table_get_table_classes to LifterLMS admin tables which allows customization of the CSS classes applied to the <table> elements. 
  • Added a filter llms_install_get_schema to the database schema to allow 3rd parties to run table installations alongside the core.
  • Added the ability to pull “raw” (unfiltered) data from the database via classes extending the LLMS_Post_Model abstract.
  • Added a bulk_set() method to the LLMS_Post_Model abstract allowing the updating of multiple properties in one command.
  • Added comment_status, ping_status, date_gmt, modified_gmt, menu_order, post_password as gettable\settable post properties via the LLMS_Post_Model abstract.
  • Links on reporting tables are now the proper color.
  • The editable_roles filter which determines which roles can manage which other roles is now always loaded (instead of being loaded only on the admin panel).
  • Updated LifterLMS Blocks to 1.5.2

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing the user_url property from being retrieved by the get() method of the LLMS_Abstract_User_Data class.
  • Fixed an issue causing the LLMS_Instructors::get_assistants()method to return assistants for the currently logged in user instead of the instructor of the instantiated object.
  • Fixed an issue which would allow LMS Managers to edit and delete site administrators.

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.3

Interface and Experience improvements during API Key creation

  • Better expose that API Keys are never shown again after the initial creation.
  • Allow downloading of API Credentials as a .txt file.
  • Add required properties to required fields.

Updates

  • Added the ability to CRUD webhooks via the REST API.
  • Conditionally throw _doing_it_wrong on server controller stubs.
  • Improve performance by returning early when errors are encountered for various methods.
  • Utilizes a new custom property show_in_llms_rest to determine if taxonomies should be displayed in the LifterLMS REST API.
  • On the webhooks table the “Delivery URL” is trimmed to 40 characters to improve table readability.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a formatting error when creating webhooks with the default auto-generated webhook name.
  • On the webhooks table a translatable string is output for the status instead of the database value.
  • Fix an issue causing the “Last” page pagination link to display for lists with 0 possible results.
  • Don’t output the “Last” page pagination link on the last page.

LifterLMS Version 3.34.1

Update LifterLMS REST to v1.0.0-beta.3

Interface and Experience improvements during API Key creation

  • Better expose that API Keys are never shown again after the initial creation.
  • Allow downloading of API Credentials as a .txt file.
  • Add required properties to required fields.
Updates
  • Added the ability to CRUD webhooks via the REST API.
  • Conditionally throw _doing_it_wrong on server controller stubs.
  • Improve performance by returning early when errors are encountered for various methods.
  • Utilizes a new custom property show_in_llms_rest to determine if taxonomies should be displayed in the LifterLMS REST API.
  • On the webhooks table the “Delivery URL” is trimmed to 40 characters to improve table readability.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a formatting error when creating webhooks with the default auto-generated webhook name.
  • On the webhooks table a translatable string is output for the status instead of the database value.
  • Fix an issue causing the “Last” page pagination link to display for lists with 0 possible results.
  • Don’t output the “Last” page pagination link on the last page.

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