Version 3.3 (December 2018)

Release Notes tell you what's new in Academic. As always, we welcome your feedback. You can also file a bug report. Want to update to this version? Refer to the update guide in conjunction with the parameter changes mentioned in the Breaking Changes section below.

This page is currently a work in progress. Please check back shortly for the finalized release notes.

See what's new in Academic!

Welcome to the v3.3.0 release of Academic. There are a number of exciting updates in this version that we hope you will like, including:

  • New widget for Accomplishments: list your accomplishments including certificates and courses attended
  • Filter the Post widget by a tag or category:
    • Enables creating an instance of the Post widget for each of your main tags or categories
    • Clicking on the "More Posts" link will take the user to the corresponding tag or category archive page (if enabled)
  • Appointment booking supported in the Contact widget
    • Simply register with an appropriate service such as Calendly and enter the provided URL in the new appointment_url field in your config

Breaking changes

Here are some considerations to make when updating Academic from the previous version, v3.2.0:

  • View changes to config.toml - scroll down to the changes for the exampleSite/config.toml file
  • Replace any instances of \n with \\ in any multiline fields such as the address and office_hours fields in config.toml
    • Note that there is a bug in Hugo v0.53+ affecting \\ linebreaks; a workaround is to either downgrade Hugo to v0.50 or replace \\ with <br>
  • Upgrade the front matter of the Posts widget
    • See the changes
    • Remove tags_include and tags_exclude from home/
    • Add filter_tag and filter_category to home/
  • Save the Accomplishments widget to home/ if you would like to use it to list your accomplishments


Thank you

Last but certainly not least, a big Thank You to all the folks that helped to make Academic even better.

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