Update 9

Aurora has been updated with some great new features. Including:

  • New Navigation options
  • Improved tools for faculty/staff profiles
  • Page Layout Builder tool
  • New theme “Hale 2015″

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Update 8.5

Released on 6/17/2015

  • Sherman Theme has more colors
  • Bootstrap 3 was updated to 3.3.4
  • Modal is now supported
  • Custom CSS fully supports HTML 5, CSS 3 and allows comments

Update 8.4

Released June 2015

  • Site Administrators can give Editors access to Gravity Forms
    • Check the Gravity Forms Access under Settings->General
  • Confirmation Emails triggered by updating the admin email is now immediate.
    • Settings->General->E-mail Address - disabled confirmation

Update 8.3

Released May 2015

  • WordPress Core was upgraded to 4.2.2
  • Central third party plugins were updated to the latest version to fix critical WordPress Zero-Day Vulnerability.

Update 8.2

Released April 2015


  • Fixed the Disclaimers, Privacy & Copyright link in the Footer
  • Fixed Google Analytics Outbound Links Tracking
    • Enable this under Settings->General->Track Outbound Links


  • Shortcal & Events Calendar Widget
    • Information is displayed in pop-ups, rather than going to Events Calendar
  • Custom CSS
    • Now supports HTML 5 and CSS 3
  • UConn iframes
    • Added mapsengine.google.com to the whitelist
  • Google Analytics Remarketing Tracking new
    • Enable this by entering the Google Remarketing ID under Settings->General
  • Gravity Forms Polls Add-On  new
    • New Tool allows to build polls using Gravity Forms

Update 8.1

Released March 2015


Also applies to Sherman, and all other Cornerstone child themes.

  1. Added support for a ‘404′ menu. If you name a menu ‘404’ the links in it will appear on any 404 error pages.
  2. Homepage Layout Builder now displays ‘placeholder‘ blocks when in the theme customizer.
  3. Widgets in the megafooter now consistently styled.
  4. Improvements to the Events Calendar Widget display
  5. Footer correctly sticks to the bottom of the browser on short pages.
  6. Flexible posts widget styles now consistent with other widgets.
  7. Widgets area in dashboard will no longer display extraneous widget sections when switching themes.


  1. Color options have been improved with small changes to coloring and better support for older browsers.
  2. Events Calendar widget styles improved.


  • Shortcal
    • The current day is now marked with a shaded cell.
  • University User Profiles
    • HTML tags now stripped out of user text fields.
  • Private Pages
    • Pages can now be set to visible by  “All NetIDs“.
  • Private Sites
    • Updated labels for options.
  • Custom CSS
    • Now supports the display attributes.
  • Broken Link Checker
    • Removed extraneous UI components
  • Embed Any Document  new
    • New Tool allows to upload and display PDF, MS Office and more documents on your website using Google Docs Viewer or Microsoft Office Online.

Update Details

Update 8

Released January 2015

  • Upgrade WordPress core version
  • New features such as color options in Sherman, private sites and pages, blog widget filtered by categories or tags, CSS override with code sanitization, redirection tool and etc.

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