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Sprint Preview: August 6 to 17

Here are some of the things we’ll be working on this sprint:

  • Bug fixes for a couple of theme elements and theme options
  • Bug fixes/improvements to our cloning tool
  • Improving the UX of the book Table of Contents on the book homepage
  • Continuing work on the Export page UX
  • Continuing theme conversions to Buckram

We have also made our Shibboleth SSO Plugin public on GitHub, and invite you to test and give us comments!

Sprint Preview: July 23–August 3

Here’s what we’ll be working on this sprint:

  • Implementing new shortcodes for existing Pressbooks content
  • Explore options to improve the UX and accessibility of the exports page
  • Continuing Shibboleth research and development
  • Releasing updated versions of our premium Baker and Christie themes with Buckram compatibility
  • Updating our premium Andreessen and Dillard Plain themes for Buckram compatibility
  • Other small bug fixes

Pressbooks 5.4.1, McLuhan 2.4.1, and Luther 1.8.3

Pressbooks 5.4.1, McLuhan 2.4.0, and Luther 1.8.3 are now available! These releases contain bug fixes, including:

  • A fix for an issue where importing a Pressbooks XML file would ignore part content
  • A tweak to our iframe handling which attempts to convert iframes into embed shortcodes instead of deleting them for users who lack permissions to add/save iframes
  • A fallback for themes which don’t support Buckram 1.0’s updated textboxes
  • A bugfix for part titles in Luther
  • Some improved status codes for various conditions.

Pressbooks 5.4.1 requires WordPress 4.9.7.

For full changelogs, you can visit our documentation site.

Sprint Preview: July 9 – 20

Here’s what we’ll be working on this sprint:

  • Starting research into Shibboleth SSO
  • Finalizing new design specs for an improved, more user-friendly Table of Contents, for both the webbook homepage and reading views
  • Add new shortcodes for existing semantic elements
  • Releasing version 1.0 of our LTI Provider plugin
  • Fixing textbox markup for non-Buckram themes

Pressbooks 5.4.0, McLuhan 2.4.0, Aldine 1.4.0, and more!

Pressbooks 5.4.0, McLuhan 2.4.0, Aldine 1.4.0, Clarke 2.3.0, and Jacobs 1.1.0 are now available! These releases contain new features and bug fixes, including:

  • A reorganized admin bar for network administrators and managers
  • A lightbox feature for linked images in webbooks
  • Core support for using DocRaptor to export PDFs (no additional plugin required)
  • Core support for WordPress 4.9.6’s privacy features
  • A fix for whitespace stripped from <pre> tags in the clone tool (props to Steel Wagstaff for the bug report)
  • A fix for timeouts during PDF exports of large books (props to Leah Root for the bug report)
  • A fix for broken internal links in digital PDF exports

In the updated book themes, we are now including Buckram 1.0, the first stable release of our book component style library. Themes built with Buckram have been updated to accommodate changes in this release, which improves TOC output in PDF and EPUB files, image layout, and educational textbox styling.

For full changelogs, you can visit our documentation site.