LifterLMS News You Can Use #009

Welcome to your monthly LifterLMS News You Can Use, October edition: #009.

Read About Recent Technical Product Updates (We’ve been busy)!

LifterLMS Version 3.35.0

Security Notice

  • Fixed a security vulnerability disclosed by the WordPress plugin review team. Please upgrade immediately!


  • Explicitly setting css and js file versions for various static assets.
  • Added data sanitization methods in various form handlers.
  • Added nonce verification to various form handlers.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed some translation strings that had literal variables instead of placeholders.
  • Fixed undefined index error encountered when attempting to email a voucher export.
  • Fixed undefined index error when PHP file upload errors are encountered during a course import.

LifterLMS Version 3.35.1

  • Fixed instances of improper input sanitization and handling.
  • Include scripts, styles, and images for reporting charts and datepickers

LifterLMS Version 3.36.0

  • User Interaction event and session Tracking
  • Added user interaction tracking for the following events:
    • User sign in and out.
    • Page load and exit (for LMS content)
    • Page focus and blur (for LMS content)
  • Interaction events are grouped into sessions automatically. A session is “closed” after 30 minutes of inactivity or a log-out event.
  • Added “Last Seen” student reporting column which reports the last recorded activity for the student.


  • Automatically hydrate when calling LLMSAbstractDatabaseStore::toarray().
  • Added CSS to make course and lesson video embeds automatically responsive.

Bug Fixes

  • Correctly pass the $remember variable when using llms_set_person_auth_cookie().
  • Fixed undefined index error when retrieving an unset value from an unsaved database model.
  • Fix issue causing quotes to be encoded in shortcodes used in course and membership restriction message settings fields.
  • Fix issue preventing manual updates of order dates (next payment, trial expiration, and access expiration) from being saved properly.

LifterLMS Advanced Videos Version 1.0.0-beta.2


  • Add Wistia Support.
  • Optimized embed output checking.
  • Automatically add autoplay permissions on iframes for supported providers.

Bug Fixes

  • Settings return their proper (opposite) values when modifying an embed URL.
  • Resolved an issue with Divi (and possibly other themes) that have custom embed wrappers for Videos.
  • Fixed language for Vimeo Playback Control setting.
  • Fixed issue causing some settings to not save properly.
  • Fixed syntax error when checking for async loading of the Vimeo player SDK.
  • Fixed issue causing the Vimeo player SDK to be excluded from release distributions.
  • Fixed filter for get_player_theme_color which had the wrong provider.
  • Fixed issue causing elapsed time (in hh:mm:ss) to be incorrectly reported on slim controls player.

LifterLMS Version 3.36.1


  • Fixed a compatibility issue with FitVids.js causing excess white space displayed around videos when using the library, WP plugin, or themes that utilize the library.
  • Fixed an issue allowing recurring charges to continue processing after the order or customer had been deleted from the site.
  • Fixed issue causing Membership Restriction settings from properly saving.
  • Fixed issue that allowed instructors to see all quizzes on a site when the instructor had either no courses or only empty courses (courses with no lessons).
  • Fixed “Last Seen” column displaying wrong date when the student last login date was saved as timestamp.
  • Fixed an issue causing popover notifications to be skipped (never displayed) as a result of redirects.

LifterLMS Advanced Videos Version 1.0.0-beta.3

  • Fix video end event for Wistia players.
  • Add “autoplay” permission delegation for all players. Fixes Wistia autoplay videos muted when custom controls are not issue.

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.7

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed lesson siblings link that was using the parent course’s id instead of the parent section’s id.
  • Fixed lesson parent link href, replacing ‘section’ with ‘sections’.
  • Fixed lesson progression callback name when defining the filters to be removed while preparing the item for response.
  • Fixed description of the post_id path parameter for student enrollments resources. Thanks @pondermatic.
  • Fixed section parent course object retrieval method when building the resource links.

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Community Wins!

“LifterLMS is serving our client in Kenya very well — offering workforce development for underserved youth, changing the trajectory of their future and future generations!” 

–Twitter, @sgilligan 

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