Commons In A Box 1.0.17 is now available! This release includes important updates to a number of plugins, including BuddyPress, BP Group Email Subscription, and BuddyPress Docs, as well as a number of under-the-hood compatibility fixes.
Commons In A Box 1.0.16 is now available! This maintenance release includes a number of important plugin updates, including some security fixes. We’ve also included some security hardenings around potential vulnerabilities related to user file uploads.
Update Commons In A Box through your WordPress Dashboard, or download directly from https://wordpress.org/plugins/commons-in-a-box/. Don’t forget to run through the CBOX upgrade routine afterward, so that we can upgrade your plugins and theme.
Questions or comments about the update? Visit our community pages.
Commons In A Box 1.0.15 is now available! This maintenance release features compatibility with BuddyPress 2.8, as well as a number of important theme fixes and plugin updates.
Update via your WordPress Dashboard, or download directly from our page on wordpress.org. Be sure to follow the Commons In A Box wizard to update plugins and themes after upgrading the main plugin.
Questions or comments? Visit our Help & Support forum.
Commons In A Box 1.0.12 is now available! This maintenance release features updated support for the latest versions of WordPress and BuddyPress, a number of important plugin updates, better support for using cbox-theme over SSL, and a number of other miscellaneous fixes.
Update to version 1.0.12 through your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading the latest zip file from https://wordpress.org/plugins/commons-in-a-box/.
Questions or comments? Check out our Community section.
Commons In A Box 1.0.11 is now available! This maintenance release includes compatibility with WordPress 4.3.x and BuddyPress 2.3.x, a number of important plugin updates, and some fixes for the display of profiles in the Commons In A Box theme.
Special thanks to volunteer contributors Amanda French, Chris Zarate, Jonathan Reeve for improvements included in the 1.0.11 release.
Comments or questions about this latest release? Visit our community pages.
Commons In A Box 1.0.10 is now available! This maintenance release features full compatibility with WordPress 4.2.x and BuddyPress 2.2.x, in addition to a variety of miscellaneous improvements. A sampling:
- Fixed a bug that might cause fatal errors on some bbPress setups
- Improved responsive behavior for the cbox-theme
- Theme compatibility with the DiRT Directory Client plugin
- Various plugin updates and fixes
You can update Commons In A Box by visiting Dashboard > Plugins on your WordPress installation, or by downloading directly from the wordpress.org plugin repository. After updating, don’t forget to run through the Commons In A Box update routines, which will ensure that your plugins and theme are up to date.
Questions or comments about this release? Visit our community pages.
The Commons In A Box team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.9. This maintenance release includes improved support for the latest versions of WordPress and BuddyPress, as well as a number of important plugin updates. We’ve also made some improvements to the bundled theme, including the rendering of header images in Chrome and overlapping sidebar/header elements in some browsers. A full changelog can be found at https://wordpress.org/plugins/commons-in-a-box/changelog/.
As always, we welcome your questions and feedback on Commons In A Box. Visit our community area to get started.
Download Commons In A Box 1.0.9 via wordpress.org or in your WordPress Dashboard.
Interested in receiving updates about the Commons In A Box project via email? Please join our mailing list. Below is a message we recently sent out:
At one point in the not-too-distant past, you signed up to receive email updates about the Commons In A Box (CBOX) project, which aims to make the software that successfully powers the CUNY Academic Commons available for free to universities and non-profits around the globe. Thanks again for your interest in the project.
We’ve established this new email list to keep interested parties updated on the project. We expect it to be a low-traffic list, on the order of 2-4 emails a year. We’d love to keep you informed about our project, but should you wish to unsubscribe, please find a link at the bottom of this message.
CBOX was released in November 2012, thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and it has been downloaded over 12,000 times since then. We hope you’ve explored how it can be used to create vibrant online communities for avariety of institutions. There are some great examples on our showcase page, including projects by the Modern Language Association, Arizona State University, and Project MUSE.
The CBOX team recently released version 1.0.8 of the software, and we maintain an active Help & Support forum that helps members with technical issues. We encourage you to get involved and ask questions.
Recent News and Awards
- Commons In A Box won a 2013 Digital Humanities Award for Best Digital Humanities Tool or Suite of Tools.
- Two CBOX projects won start-up grant from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. The Graduate Center, CUNY, won an award for the Social Paper project, and the Modern Language Association won an award, shared with Columbia University, for the development of Humanities CORE.
- We are collaborating with the University of California, Berkeley, on a Mellon grant for the DiRT Directory project that will result in the development of new CBOX features.
- One of our current projects is to port over the Member Profile page currently available on the CUNY Academic Commons and generalize it as a feature for CBOX.
- In the future we hope is to develop different “flavors” of CBOX for teaching, research, and non-profits. We are interested in partnering with other projects – please let us know how we can help build a community around the work you are doing.
A Community Project
CBOX is an open-source project, and we hope you contribute by testing the software, reporting bugs, and suggesting new features. If you have the skills, we invite you to contribute patches on GitHub, and contact our team to discuss collaboration with our development team.
CBOX gets better when our community reports issues, resolves issues, and contributes to our codebase.
Thanks again for your interest in CBOX!
The Commons In A Box Team
Commons In A Box 1.0.8 is now available! This update includes compatibility with the latest versions of WordPress (3.9.x) and BuddyPress (2.0.1), as well as a number of plugin updates. We’ve improved the theme installation and upgrade process. And we’ve made a number of improvements to the Commons In A Box theme, including improved behavior of the background settings and styling improvements for bbPress forums. Special thanks to community members Jonathan Reeve and Christian Wach for contributions to this version.
Version 1.0.7 of Commons In A Box is now available!
This maintenance release features a number of exciting plugin updates. First and foremost, we’ve rolled support for BuddyPress 1.9.x into Commons In A Box and the cbox-theme. We’ve also fixed a number of theme-related issues, and brought the entire package up-to-date with WordPress 3.8+.