Pressbooks 3.8.0

Pressbooks 3.8.0 just went live on Pressbooks.com and all of our other production networks. Here’s what changed:

  • Feature: The redistribution option from Pressbooks Textbook, which allows a book administrator to share the latest export files of their book on the webbook cover page, has been migrated into Pressbooks and can be found under (Network) Settings -> Sharing and Privacy. Many thanks to @bdolor for developing this feature (and fixing a display bug in our implementation of it).
  • Feature: Luther and all child themes now support searching within webbooks.
  • Feature: The Pressbooks.com promotion on book covers can now be hidden using the PB_HIDE_COVER_PROMO constant.
  • Enhancement: Hypothesis has been added to the supported plugins list, and the supported plugins list is now built more intelligently.
  • Enhancement: The hard-coded default theme for new books has been replaced by the following logic: 1. Use PB_BOOK_THEME (if set); 2. Use WP_DEFAULT_THEME (if set); 3. Use Luther.
  • Enhancement: Added the pressbooks_register_theme_directory action to support the registration of custom theme directores by third-party developers (props to @bdolor).
  • Enhancement: Added support for testing PrinceXML’s built-in PDF profile support by setting the PB_PDF_PROFILE constant to the desired profile.
  • Enhancement: Refactored generic shortcodes to allow testing and test were written for them.
  • Enhancement: Switched from internal fork to dev-master of gridonic/princexmlphp and switched to versioned copy of pressbooks/saxonhe.
  • Enhancement: The \Pressbooks\Modules\ThemeOptions class now supports the registration of custom tags by third-party developers.
  • Fix: Removed a leftover conditional check for the accessibility_fontsize option in webbooks (props to @bdolor for the bug report).
  • Fix: Internal links to parts now work in XHTML, PDF and EPUB exports.
  • Fix: Fixed some faulty logic in the TOC collapse Javascript (props to @bdolor).
  • Fix: Fixed some incorrect color values in the mobile admin bar.
  • Fix: Fixed a misplaced comment in the conditional check for IE 9 in Pressbooks Book (props to @chrillep).
  • Fix: Fixed a bug where protocol-relative images would not be exported properly in EPUB (props to @bdolor).

Published by

Ned Zimmerman

Lead developer @pressbooks, owner-operator @bight.