This Month on the OpenLab: OL 1.6.6

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(Image by Jake Rust of GotCredit)

We released version 1.6.6 of the OpenLab on March 16, which included a few additions and improvements we think our users will find helpful.

We added two plugins — Category Sticky Post and Gravity Forms Quiz Add-On. The first allows users to choose a post to be displayed (or “stuck”) to the top of any category archive page. Anyone interested can read more about this here.

The Gravity Forms Quiz Add-On also allows you to create automatically graded quizzes (or tests, really, depending on how you define those terms!). You can find a tutorial on how to use it here. There’s also a handy video tutorial here:

We also released our first plugin to the broader WordPress community! Our developer, Boone Gorges, made some updates to the OpenLab Grade Comments plugin to make it functional outside of the OpenLab, and added it to the WordPress plugin directory, where it can be found with a slightly different name, WP Grade Comments. Any OpenLab members who are currently using the plugin may also notice the name change on their site but, other than that, the functionality is the same.

Finally, we added a message to the Dashboard of newly-cloned courses reminding the site administrator that posts and pages from the newly-cloned site are set to “draft” until they’re published or deleted, and custom menus will need to be reactivated. This is something that can be easy to forget, so we hope this helps make the cloning process even easier!

As always, email us at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu with any questions.

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