LifterLMS News You Can Use #019

Welcome to your monthly LifterLMS News You Can Use, August edition: #0019.

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

LifterLMS Version 4.3.0
Security Fix

  • Fixed an XSS issue on account edit and registration forms. Thanks to Morningstar for reporting this issue!

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an error encountered during customizer live theme preview encountered when Twenty-twenty is the current theme.
  • The $type property of the LLMS_Abstract_Database_Store is now set to a default placeholder value (_db_record_) in favor of an empty string.
  • Set the $type property of the LLMS_Event class to event.
  • Set the $type property of the LLMS_Quiz_Attempt class to quiz_attempt.
  • Set the $type property of the LLMS_User_Post_Meta class to user_postmeta.

Updates

  • Added a filter llms_form_field_args to allow extending form fields prior to HTML rendering.

Deprecations
The following filter hooks have been deprecated. These hooks were being called as the result of a bug (noted above) and should no longer be used. They will be removed in the next major version of LifterLMS.

  • llms__created has been deprecated, use llms_{$type}_created where {$type} is the database record type defined by the class property.
  • llms__deleted has been deprecated, use llms_{$type}_deleted where {$type} is the database record type defined by the class property.
  • llms__updated has been deprecated, use llms_{$type}_updated where {$type} is the database record type defined by the class property.

LifterLMS WooCommerce Version 2.1.1

  • Fixes a bug encountered when using BuddyBoss resulting in the incorrect currency symbol being displayed.
  • Fixes a bug encountered when the LifterLMS Social Learning plugin is activated but not enabled as a LifterLMS integration.

LifterLMS Version 4.2.0
Updates

  • Admins can now preview the checkout screen as visitors or students using the “View As” function from the WP Admin bar
  • Javascript cookies now set cookies with sameSite set to strict as recommended by Firefox/Mozilla.
  • Added filters to allow 3rd parties to use LifterLMS completion tracking APIs to “complete” external or non-LMS content.
  • Added “deep” orphan checks when checking the relationship between a quiz and a lesson.
  • Normalized the return structure in LLMS_Post_Instructors::get_instructors() when no instructor set, thanks @nicolas-jaussaud!
  • Update LifterLMS rocket icon used in the WP Admin Bar in the “View As” area.

Bug fixes

  • When deleting a quiz attempt the related lesson will now be automatically marked as “Incomplete” when appropriate.
  • LLMS_Abstact_User_Data::get_id() now always returns an integer.
  • Fixed a 404 error resulting from settings tooltips referencing a missing icon asset.
  • Added logic to set the order status to ‘cancelled’ when an enrollment linked to an order is deleted.

LifterLMS Groups Version 1.0.0-beta.7

  • Bugfix: Fixed pagination not working in group profile tabs.
  • Bugfix: Resolved error encountered on group reports tab when a course has been deleted from a membership associated with a group.

LifterLMS Groups Version 1.0.0-beta.6

  • Raises the minimum required LifterLMS Core version to 3.41.0.
  • Adds group member management functionality, allowing members with the required permissions to promote, demote, and remove members.
  • Adds the ability for group primary administrators to transfer group ownership to another administrator.
  • Adds the ability for group members to leave a group.

LifterLMS Version 4.1.0
LifterLMS REST 1.0.0-beta.14

  • Breaking: LLMS_REST_Controller::prepare_links() now requires a second parameter, the WP_REST_Request for the current request. Any classes extending and overwriting this method must adjust their method signature to accommodate this change.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue causing response objects to unintentionally include keys of remapped fields. This error occurs only when extending core controllers and attempting to exclude core fields

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.14
Breaking Change

  • LLMS_REST_Controller::prepare_links() now requires a second parameter, the WP_REST_Request for the current request. Any classes extending and overwriting this method must adjust their method signature to accommodate this change.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix issue causing response objects to unintentionally include keys of remapped fields. This error occurs only when extending core controllers and attempting to exclude core fields.

Grab Your Favorite Drink and Check Out these Podcasts

Episode 279: How to Combine Donations with Your LMS Website With Devin Walker from GiveWP
Learn how to combine donations with your LMS website with Devin Walker from GiveWP in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. Chris and Devin dive into how you can integrate GiveWP into your website, along with some strategy for incentivizing people to donate.

Episode 280: How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant
Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Jean is the founder of Design Theory, an agency built to help business owners with professional photography and digital strategy.

Expand Your Knowledge with the Latest LifterLMS Webinars

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Do your users submit forms that you want to show on your LifterLMS Student Dashboard? Join Zack Katz, creator of GravityView, as he shows you how to display users’ forms entries on your site and make them editable. You will find out how to make your users’ form submissions more useful than ever before!

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