LifterLMS News You Can Use: 017

Welcome to your monthly LifterLMS News You Can Use, June edition: #017.

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

LifterLMS Version 3.39.0

  • Student Welcome notifications and user registered engagements now fire when users are created via the REST POST requests to the /students endpoint.
  • Bugfix: Error encountered when printing full-page certificates on certain themes.

LifterLMS REST 1.0.0-beta.12

  • Feature: Added the ability to filter student and instructor collection list requests by various user information fields.
  • Fix: Prevent infinite loops encountered when invalid API keys are utilized.
  • Fix: Add an action used to fire LifterLMS core engagement and notification emails

LifterLMS REST API Version 1.0.0-beta.12

  • Fix: Prevent infinite loops encountered when invalid API keys are utilized.
  • Fix: Add an action used to fire LifterLMS core engagement and notification emails
  • Feature: Added the ability to filter student and instructor collection list requests by various user information fields.

LifterLMS PayPal Version 1.3.0

  • Fixed an issue causing $0 trials to fail when reference transactions are disabled.

LifterLMS Gravity Forms Version 2.1.0

  • Added support for Gravity Form blocks.


  • Function LLMS_GravityForms() is deprecated in favor of llms_gf().
  • Class LLMS_GravityForms_Engagements is deprecated in favor of LLMS_GF_Engagements.

LifterLMS Helper Version 3.1.0

  • Load changelogs from the release notes archive in favor of from static html files.
  • Remove reliance on file_get_contents() causing errors on servers without access to the function.

LifterLMS Private Areas Version 1.1.2

  • Added filter llms_pa_is_private_area to customize the return of the is_private_area() method.
  • Added settings action link to plugins admin screen.
  • Improved compatibility with the Yoast SEO plugin.

LifterLMS Version 3.38.2

  • Added a default question type (“choice”) to prevent malformed questions from being inadvertently stored in the database.
  • When retrieving question data from the database, automatically fall back to the default question type value if no question type is saved.

LifterLMS Groups Version 1.0.0-beta.4

  • The minimum required LifterLMS version has been raised to 3.38.1.
  • Added styles for the student dashboard.
  • Added script l10n for translations.
  • Added RTL CSS support.
  • Added validation for open invitation links without any open seats.
  • Invitations with an email address are deleted after acceptance.
  • Added validation for acceptance of an open invitation link.
  • Output an error message when an open invitation link is used for a group with no open seats.
  • Show affiliated post’s type in the Course/Membership option.
  • Conditionally 404 group profiles based on group settings and user membership.
  • Always register the tab and then de-register it conditionally on account page load for logged in users without any group affiliations.
  • Always register the tab instead of conditionally registering it based on current student.
  • Use santize_title() in favor of strtolower() when creating the endpoint slug.
  • Added filter llms_groups_register_my_groups_student_dashboard_endoint to allow customization of the endpoint settings.
  • Reregister post types and rewrite rules before flushing permalinks when changing language settings.
  • Fix main menu replacement strategy.
  • Flush when the slug or plural post name are to be updated.
  • Don’t inject our template when there’s a 404.

LifterLMS Version 3.38.1

  • Update: Added methods for retrieving a list of posts associated with a membership.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue causing certificate backgrounds to be cropped or cut in certain circumstances.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue generating certificate downloads on servers where mime_content_type() does not exist.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue which caused bbPress course forum restrictions to stop working.

LifterLMS Assignments Version 1.1.9

  • Fixed a compatibility issue encountered when using Assignments alongside LifterLMS Groups.

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From our Blog and Beyond: Other News You Can Use

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LifterLMS Quiz Import/Export
A powerful add-on that extends the functionality of LifterLMS quizzes. This add-on gives you the ability to import and export LifterLMS quizzes from an Excel file. It supports all types of LifterLMS quiz questions.

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Emerson is a course and membership site child theme for the Divi Theme from Elegant Themes. Emerson has everything you need to get your education site online quickly and in style.

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