News Omeka Update: 2.3.1

Today we released the first update for Omeka 2.3, with a bundle of bug fixes and very helpful additions.

Tags which are not assigned to anything now show up in the list accessed from the Tags tab on the left hand navigation of the admin dashboard. You may be surprised at the number of unused tag hanging around your site! With these unused tags now visible, it is possible to delete them from the admin dashboard, rather than having to navigate the tables of PHPMyAdmin. One of the bug fixes also involves tags: Omeka will no longer throw an error when adding an existing tag with a trailing space added.

Shortcodes, which can used to easily add content to Simple Pages, now allow filtering by item type, so you could, if you wanted, call the four most recent still image items. There is also now an option in the config.ini file to set up auto orientation of thumbnails for ExternalImageMagick and Imagick derivative strategies.

Bug fixes include correcting typos, correcting issues with invalid API output and invalid UTF-8 text data, and resolving a problem with how the Imagick derivative file strategy handled layers and transparency.

Thanks to contributions on Transifex, we now have a translation for Latvian and updates for Czech, Estonian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, and Turkish translations.

In addition to the core code, updates apply to the bundled theme Thanks Roy (2.3.1) and bundled plugins Exhibit Builder (3.2.1) and Simple Pages (3.0.6).

Many thanks to Omeka community members Zach Ploskey and Daniel Berthereau, as well as our Transifex contributors, for their assistance in the work for this release. See a list of all changes in the release notes.

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