Platform Roundup – Week Ending 05/26/2017 in Review


A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending May 26, 2017

In this week’s roundup – Ning introduces paid access and appeals for volunteers for testing. WordPress v4.8 is just about ready for release. More bug spray from Joomla – v3.7.2 now available. mooSocial releases maintenance update.

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CB Privacy 5.0 Released!

Published on May 22, 2017

CB Privacy is now available for download by all paid members

CB Privacy 5.0 is a complete rewrite that takes privacy levels and controls to the next level.

The most important features at a glance:

Ability to turn over privacy controls to users, letting them decide who can see a specific field, an entire tab, or even the entire user profile
Create user only views for fields or tabs
Let users request and delete their user profile and their Joomla account
Users can also disable their account and enable it in the future without moderator intervention
New space friendly icon control buttons in addition to the traditional icon/text combination
Technical optimizations to improve performance and extend usage to other plugins
You can experience this new release on our…

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Joomla! 3.7.2 Release

Published on May 23, 2017

Joomla! 3.7.2 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla. This release fixes some bugs in file mime checks, module page filtering as well as some other bugs and several other minor improvements.

This release only contains bug fixes that were inadvertently introduced in recent version and is focused on stabilising the 3.7 series by rectifying them.
What’s in 3.7.2?

Joomla! 3.7.2 fixes some issues found in Joomla! 3.7.1 as well as introducing some improvements.
Bug Fixes

Fix mime checks #16091
Clear cache with more operations #15606
Setting week numbers to display per default #16117
Fix Page filtering in the Modules manager #16118
Fix Copy Reference to Target issue #16178
Allow multiple values for the integer field #16153
Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.
Please see the documentation wiki for FAQ’s regarding the 3.7.2 release…

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What’s new on – April 2017

Published on May 24, 2017

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.

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At the end of April we joined the community at DrupalCon Baltimore. We met with many of you there, gave our update at the public board meeting, and hosted a panel detailing the last 6 months worth of changes on If you weren’t able to join us for this con, we hope to see you in Vienna! updates
DrupalCon Vienna Full Site Launched!

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Speaking of Vienna, in April we launched the full site for DrupalCon Vienna which will take place from September 26-29th, 2017. If you’re going to join us in Europe you can book your hotel now, or submit a session. Registration for the event will be opening…

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mooSocial 2.6.1 Release

Published on May 24, 2017


This minor release addresses some issues that were reported by clients in mooCommunity and also that our staffs found during testing plugins. We’ve also included some minor improvements to current features.

Improvements Made:

1. Added mulitple profile types options: Profile types allows you to have different sets of Profile Questions depending on which Profile Type is chosen upon signup. One example of a situation where this would be useful is if you had a network for “Fan” and “Musicians”. “Fans” might have a “First Name” and a “Last Name” but you might want “Musicians” to fill out a “Band/Artist Name” instead.
2. Added “force login” option into all core modules…

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Introducing EasyArticles

Published on May 25, 2017

We have been trying to refine the process of authoring in Joomla from a day to day basis and one of the most painful process is editing articles on the front end with proper workflows. Although the ACL in Joomla is pretty robust, it’s still isn’t suitable for a day to day authoring and publishing process.

EasyArticles approach is to introduce article management and minimalist user interface right on the front end. It will be suitable for blogs, news, or any other content generation that requires a more robust workflow, beautiful composing interface and awesome features. We have combined a decade worth of experience from when we were working with EasyBlog and we were trying to revolutionize the way articles are created.
How EasyArticles Came About

Initially, it started off as an idea for EasyBlog to store it’s data into Joomla Articles. As we were working on that, we realize that there were just too many features in EasyBlog that don’t exist in the…

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WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate

Published on May 25, 2017

The release candidate for WordPress 4.8 is now available.

RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.8 on Thursday, June 8, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.8 yet, now is the time!

To test WordPress 4.8, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

We’ve made a handful of changes since releasing Beta 2 earlier this week. For more details about what’s new in version 4.8, check out the Beta 1 and Beta 2 blog posts.

Think you’ve found a bug? Please post to the Alpha/Beta support forum. If any…

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Paid Access demo version

Published on May 25, 2017

We are glad to inform you that Ning is planning the launch of a new Paid Access feature in the very near future.

Judging by your comments and feedback, this function is long-awaited. We’ve been refining the feature for some time and hope its performance will be more than optimal.

We anticipate your great interest in the new tool. We will be more than happy to release it as soon as possible. We are adding the finishing strokes to beta version of a product, and we need your help in polishing it to perfection.

We are looking for the creators who aspire to help Ning and the whole community of creators to achieve better results with their networks due to new high-profile features like Paid Access.

We’d greatly appreciate if any of our creators would announce their desire to become volunteers ready to test a pilot version in operation BEFORE it hits the market. You are highly welcome to submit your feedback with the evaluation of both positive and negative performance characteristics displayed by a new tool.

Our deep gratitude (in more tangible form) will go to the network creators who agree to participate in the beta testing. We’ll specify the details later on…

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JomSocial 4.4 Development Preview: Access Control List Is Live

Published on May 26, 2017

Today i am excited to give you a development preview from one of the most anticipated feature and the one that took us many months to develop.

It all started with Joomla 1.6 when Access Control List (ACL for short) is implemented in Joomla! We were excited for this new option that allows site admins to set up granular accessing permissions to any part of the site, but our excitement faded fast when we discovered ACL implementation is not backward compatible with Joomla 1.5 components at all. That means, extensions created for Joomla 1.5 had to be massively updated, code reworked, and database restructured to support ACL.

Years passed, there was a Joomla! 2.5 and then came Joomla! 3, but JomSocial was nowhere near having the proper ACL implementation.


Starting with JomSocial 4.4 an access to JomSocial features will be managed through Joomla Access Control List…

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