At the end of the year it’s now time for publishing a brand new version of teachPress. I’m really proud to announce that teachPress 6.0 „Banana Cream Pie“ is now available on wordpress.org and GitHub.

Publication List Templates

This version brings a long list of new features, which are focused on a better publication module. The most important one is for sure the new template system for publication lists. This give all of you more possibilities to create and customize your publication lists. By default teachPress has 3 available templates. With the new default template „teachPress 2016“, publication lists become the first small design refresh since many years. If you are more a fan of the old style, then try „teachPress original“ or „teachPress original small“. If you want to create your own template, then the new teachPress wiki has all needed information for you.

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Better Publication Management

A lot of things were added for giving you a better publication management. For example, you have now a direct access to BibTeX or text references with the new „Cite Publication“ feature and you can mark publications as „forthcoming“.

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The import of publications is also improved. So, teachPress can now detect the author/editor format dynamically and replaces some BibTeX journal macros.

Features added by the community

Using GitHub as main development platform has lead to some new features, which were added through pull requests from over users. This is really awesome and at this point, many thanks to Markus Ebner, Dominic Scheurer and oppoi!

The first of the features added by the community is the usage of tabs in the tinyMCE plugin, which leads to more available options in the editor.

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TinyMCE plugin for adding shortcodes into posts/pages

The second one is the support of Altmetric in the publication lists. If you want to use that, you will find all information in the wiki.

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To round up this version, some shortcodes support new parameters, a lot of bugs where fixed and teachPress looks now better in the WordPress admin area. A full list of changes is available on GitHub. Please note also the upgrade information for existing installations.

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