LifterLMS Version 4.7.1

Bug fixes
  • During import generation set the post excerpt during the initial post insert instead of during metadata updates after creation.
LifterLMS REST API 1.0.0-beta.16
  • Improved performance of various database queries.

LifterLMS Version 4.7.0

  • Major refractor of the LLMS_Generator class.
  • Course export structure improved to include images and reusable blocks found in post content.
  • When importing courses images will be automatically sideloaded into the media library as new attachment posts
  • When importing courses reusable blocks will be imported
  • Improved the success message displayed following a course import
  • The class LLMS_Admin_Reporting is now always loaded on the admin panel.
  • Performance improvements have been made to the LLMS_Events_Query to support using the no_found_rows query argument.
  • When an order’s billing plan “completes”, a new meta property will be added to the order, plan_ended, which can be used to query orders with completed plans.
  • Made improvements to the admin payment rescheduler tool to have more accurate reporting information.
Bug fixes
  • Replaced an instance of the LifterLMS (old) 1.0 rocket logo with the current rocket logo. Thanks @imknight!
  • Ensure builder switch-number fields are set with the number type attribute. Thanks @imknight!
  • Don’t display a “View Post” link when updating post types that aren’t publicly queryable. Thanks @imknight!
  • Fixed the incorrect output of an achievment’s title in a popover notification when using the {{ACHIEVEMENT_TITLE}} merge code. Thanks @CadenG150!
  • Fixed an error encountered when plugins utilize the WP_Users_List_Table class outside of the users.php screen.
  • LLMS_Admin_Import::localize_stat() is deprecated with no replacement.
  • LLMS_Admin_Users_Table::load_dependencies() is deprecated with no replacement. The included class, LLMS_Admin_Reporting is now always loaded.
  • LLMS_Generator::add_custom_values() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Generator_Courses::add_custom_values.
  • LLMS_Generator::get_author_id_from_raw() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Generator_Courses::get_author_id_from_raw().
  • LLMS_Generator::get_default_post_status() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Generator_Courses::get_default_post_status().
  • LLMS_Generator::get_generated_posts() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Generator::get_generated_content().
  • LLMS_Generator::format_date() is deprecated in favor of LLMS_Generator_Courses::format_date().
  • LLMS_Generator::increment() is deprecated with no replacement.

LifterLMS Assignments Version 1.1.11

  • Update: Remove usage of core LLMS_Generator class method scheduled to be deprecated in a future release.
  • Bugfix: Do not try to print the submission title if no submission was found for the current assignment.
  • Bugfix: Print a notice if no submission was found for the current assignment, instead of loading the assignment’s submission template.

LifterLMS Version 4.6.0

  • Added an admin tool to help automatically identify and schedule missed recurring payments
  • Use llms_deprecated_function() in favor of llms_log().
  • Removed logging and use apply_filters_deprecated() in favor of apply_filters().

LifterLMS Version 4.5.1

  • Added logic in LLMS_Database_Query to reduce unnecessary DB reads when total results are not required.
Bug fixes
  • Removed the course “Excerpt” area in favor of utilization of the course sales page content.
  • Show sales reporting currency symbol based on LifterLMS site options in favor of the browser’s locale settings.
  • Fixed an issue causing achievement-related JS DOM events to be bound unnecessarily. Thanks to @imknight!
  • Fixed an issue causing site administrator capabilities to be removed during LifterLMS data removal.
  • Fixed an issue causing an instructors course post count to display 0 on the admin panel courses post table. Thanks to nhandl3!
  • Only display the admin bar “View Manager” to users who can bypass content restrictions.
  • Updated jQuery code to stop using deprecated events and methods in preparation for jQuery upgrades in the WordPress core.
  • Fixed PHP notice encountered on the admin panel when using Yoast SEO.

LifterLMS Version 4.5.0

  • Students can now choose to make their certificates publicly accessible. Huge thanks to @alaa-alshamy for contributing this awesome new feature!
  • When accessing a certificate that does not have sharing enabled, a 404 will be served in favor of an error message.
  • Admin payment gateway notices will no longer redisplay a week after being dismissed.
  • Log files will be automatically split when a file is 5MB or larger, ensuring that log files never grow too large.
  • During student registration, wp_signon() is used to login the newly created user.
  • Improved slow background process database queries run during the automatic “closing” of idle user sessions.
Bug fixes
  • LLMS_User_Certificate::get_related_post_id() and LLMS_User_Certificate::get_user_id() will now always return an integer.
  • Fixes issues related to account sign on/out and session start/end events being recorded incorrectly.
  • llms_set_person_auth_cookie() is deprecated in favor of WP core methods such as wp_signon(), wp_set_current_user(), and/or wp_set_auth_cookie().

Hacktoberfest 2020: Third Annual LifterLMS Contributor Month

During the month of October, LifterLMS will be celebrating open source with our third annual Hacktoberfest event: LifterLMS Contributor Month.

Hacktoberfest is a month-long open source community event organized by DigitalOcean, Intel, and Dev.

LifterLMS will be participating in Hacktoberfest as a project maintainer. We encourage anyone to submit pull requests to any of the LifterLMS codebases found on GitHub.

Why Contribute

Contributing to open source projects is a great way to learn, practice your skills, meet new people, have your voice heard within a community, and build a public reputation you can take with you outside the project.

Who can Contribute

Anyone with a GitHub account can submit a pull request. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free.

You don’t have to be a developer or coder to contribute. LifterLMS will accept contributions from QA testers, user experience and interface designers, documenters, and more! If you’re interested in participating but you don’t know how, you can get in touch us with us and we’ll be happy to get you pointed in the right direction based on your unique set of skills and talents.

How to Contribute

Whether you’re a designer, developer, want to help with documentation, or something else entirely we have a task for you!

If you’re looking to write or improve new code, tests, or documentation, head over to our the LifterLMS GitHub repo and start looking through our existing issues. We’re using the special hacktoberfest tag for issues we feel would be ideal for first-time or new contributors to tackle during this event. You can view all these issues here. You could also check out our good first time contributor issues here.

If you plan to work on an issue please comment and let us know. This will help prevent collisions or duplicate efforts with other contributors.

Please review our contributor’s guidelines and ensure you’re adhering to our coding and documentation standards before submitting a PR!

You may also want to familiarize yourself with how to write and submit pull requests, and DigitalOcean has a great guide you can review here.

Finally, make sure you sign up for the official Hacktoberfest event so your eligible to win an official limited edition event shirt.

Rewards for Contributions

In addition to the satisfaction inherent in contributing to an open source project, we’ll be awarding prizes to anyone who contributes to LifterLMS during the month of October.

Every accepted pull request will provide you with an entry into a drawing for a free LifterLMS add-on license of your choice valued up to $199.00.

Anyone who submits three or more accepted pull requests will receive a LifterLMS t-shirt, hat, or mug (your choice).

All pull requests will be reviewed by the LifterLMS team by November 30, 2020. Only accepted pull requests count towards your contribution count.

Resources for Contributors

During the month of October we have several events to help support anyone looking to contribute:

Monthly Bug Scrub

Our monthly bug scrub is an open public meeting held on Zoom with notes recorded in Slack on the #developers channel.

Check out our contributor’s calendar for specifics in your timezone.

Office Hours

In addition to our weekly Wednesday Developer Office Hours held in Slack in the #developers channel, we’ll also be hosting short dev chats on Mondays and Fridays.

These informal chats are a great opportunity to interact with LifterLMS core developers and other contributors.

If you have any questions about any contributions you want to make, if you’re just getting started, or if you want to just say hello and keep Thomas company, these dev chats are for you (and you don’t have to be a developer to join).

Check out our contributor’s calendar for more details on these events.