Pressbooks 5.5.0, McLuhan 2.5.0, and more!

Pressbooks 5.5.0, McLuhan 2.5.0, Pressbooks LTI Provider 1.1.0, Pressbooks CAS SSO 1.1.0, and Pressbooks Stats 1.5.0 have been released. These updates include a wide range of new features, enhancements, and bugfixes. Of note:

Pressbooks 5.5.0 includes:

  • our Cover Generator tool, which was previously not available to Open Source users.
  • a handful of new shortcodes to facilitate content authoring.
  • a new tool for adding attribution and license data to images (many thanks to Brad Payne and Alex Paredes at BCcampus for building this feature)
  • improvements to the accuracy of book cloning
  • better support for TablePress

McLuhan 2.5.0 includes:

  • usability improvements to navigation between parts, chapters, front matter, and back matter
  • improvements to the comparison tool for cloned content
  • improvements to the collapsible sections feature

There are also some bug fixes, coding standards improvements, and tweaks in the other plugins. Pressbooks 5.5.0 requires WordPress 4.9.8 and PHP 7.1 or greater.

You can read all the changelogs on our documentation site. Thanks to Brad and Alex of BCcampus for their development work and to Antonio Devís and Luis Izquierdo for their bug reports and suggestions.

Sprint Preview: August 20-31

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

  • Various small bug fixes and tweaks on themes
  • Implementing UX improvements to the Table of Contents (book landing page and sidebar) on webbooks
  • Add functionality to clone all media files when cloning a book
  • Continuing theme conversions to Buckram

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!