Release Notes

LifterLMS Version 6.8.0

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Hello Theme’s word-break and spacing for quiz answer options. #2132
  • Fixed text/label alignment in Twenty-Twenty-Two theme.
  • Fixed regression introduced in version 6.3.0 which prevented the Courses nav item from being customized in the BuddyPress profile nav menu. #2142
Developer Notes
  • Added new filter llms_product_get_restrictions hook to filter the list of restrictions placed on a given product. #2201

LifterLMS PayPal Version 3.0.0-alpha.2

  • New minimum LifterLMS core version requirement: 7.0.0-alpha.2.
  • Fixed various translation functions using the incorrect textdomain.
  • When PayPal error responses provide specific error “details” the detailed error is returned and the generic error type is used as a fallback when details don’t exist.
  • Removed the PayPal account email option as it isn’t functionally necessary to record.
  • Improved PayPal Connect onboarding: the connected PayPal account must have a confirmed email address, subscribed to the PPCP “product”, and be eligible to receive payment before the gateway can be used at checkout.
  • Added PayPal button customization settings.
  • Fixed an issue encountered when attempting to perform two or more partial refunds on a single PayPal transaction.
  • Added webhook handling for PayPal subscription change events and refunds for recurring payment transactions originating from the PayPal account dashboard.

LifterLMS Version 7.0.0-alpha.2

New Features
  • Added handling for admin settings options that store their option values in a nested array.
  • Added new AJAX checkout and payment source switching endpoints for payment gateways to utilize instead of the preexisting synchronous form submission methods.
Bug Fixes
  • Don’t attempt to lookup the default payment gateway from user meta data.
  • Fixes Hello Theme’s word-break and spacing for quiz answer options. Also fixes text/label alignment in Twenty-Twenty-Two Theme. #2132
Deprecations
  • Deprecated LLMS_Controller_Orders::switch_payment_source() in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::switch_payment_source().
  • Deprecated the lifterlms_update_option_{$type} action in favor of the llms_update_option_{$type} filter.
  • Method LLMS_Controller_Orders::confirm_pending_order() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::confirm_pending_order().
  • Method LLMS_Controller_Orders::create_pending_order() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::create_pending_order().
  • Method LLMS_Controller_Orders::switch_payment_source() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::switch_payment_source().
  • Deprecated hook llms_{$method}_title in favor of llms_{$method}_refund_title.
Developer Notes
  • Added admin settings helper function, llms_get_dashicon_link(), intended to enable the addition of external resource helper links to settings field descriptions.
  • The LLMS_Student object can be instantiated as an empty object and bypass current user autoloading. In the future this may affect integrations using the lifterlms_new_pending_order action hook which will receive an “empty” student object during order setup by gateways utilizing new AJAX-powered checkout endpoints.
  • Added a filter, llms_gateway_{$this->id}_logging_enabled, which will allow force enabling/disabling of gateway logging functions.
  • Improved payment gateway secure string logging by adding a method, add_secure_string() allowing developers to add secure strings during runtime without the necessity of registering the strings using filters.
  • Implemented new gateway feature: modify_recurring_payments. #2176
  • Admin settings fields now display after_html for additional field types which support desc.
  • Added new filter llms_transaction_can_be_refunded enabling custom refund restrictions to be applied to a transaction.
Updated Templates

LifterLMS Version 7.0.0-alpha.1

New Features
  • Added new AJAX checkout and payment source switching endpoints for payment gateways to utilize instead of the preexisting synchronous form submission methods.
Bug Fixes
  • Don’t attempt to lookup the default payment gateway from user meta data.
Deprecations
  • Deprecated LLMS_Controller_Orders::switch_payment_source() in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::switch_payment_source().
  • Method LLMS_Controller_Orders::confirm_pending_order() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::confirm_pending_order().
  • Method LLMS_Controller_Orders::create_pending_order() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::create_pending_order().
  • Method LLMS_Controller_Orders::switch_payment_source() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Controller_Checkout::switch_payment_source().
  • Deprecated hook llms_{$method}_title in favor of llms_{$method}_refund_title.
Developer Notes
  • The LLMS_Student object can be instantiated as an empty object and bypass current user autoloading. In the future this may affect integrations using the lifterlms_new_pending_order action hook which will receive an “empty” student object during order setup by gateways utilizing new AJAX-powered checkout endpoints.
  • Improved payment gateway secure string logging by adding a method, add_secure_string() allowing developers to add secure strings during runtime without the necessity of registering the strings using filters.
  • Implemented new gateway feature: modify_recurring_payments. #2176
  • Added new filter llms_transaction_can_be_refunded enabling custom refund restrictions to be applied to a transaction.
Updated Templates

LifterLMS Version 6.6.0

PHP Minimum Required Version Change
  • Raised the minimum supported PHP version to 7.4.
WordPress Minimum Required Version Change
  • Raised the minimum supported WordPress core version to 5.6.
New Features
  • Added support for WordPress 6.0.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the ability for 3rd party plugins to use the lifterlms_external_engagement_handler_arguments and lifterlms_external_engagement_query_arguments filters.
  • Added automatic exclusion of “no cache” pages from the WP Engine server-side cache when using “pretty” permalinks. #1717
  • Stop subtracting LifterLMS order note comments from global comment counts via the wp_count_comments filter on WordPress 6.0 and later. See related WordPress Trac ticket #19901

LifterLMS Version 6.5.0

Upcoming PHP Version Requirement Change

This will be the last version of LifterLMS to support PHP 7.3. The next version of LifterLMS, expected before the end of May 2022, will raise the minimum supported PHP version to 7.4. PHP 7.3 reached its official end of life on December 6, 2021. If you are still using PHP 7.3 please upgrade to PHP 7.4 or later as soon as possible.

Updates and Enhancements
Bug Fixes
  • Students who have already completed a lesson will now automatically bypass the lesson’s drip restrictions. #1835
  • Properly encode certificate JS localization data. #2140
Developer Notes
  • Added a new filter, llms_lesson_drip_bypass_if_completed, which controls the automatic bypass of drip restrictions for completed lessons. #1835
  • Allow avoiding error return when updating an LLMS_Post_Model post meta with the same value as the one stored in the database. #909