UpStream Now Has More Privacy Options for Your Project Files
Version 1.19.1 of UpStream is now available.
In this release, we added an option so you can have more control over access to the Media Library.
Here at UpStream, we love to use as much of the default WordPress features as possible.
When it comes to file uploads for UpStream projects, we use the WordPress media features.
This has several big advantages. As an UpStream user, you can easily upload around 30 file types, from JPG and PNG images to Powerpoint and Word documents.
However, some things about the WordPress core do require caution. For example, the WordPress doesn’t have any restrictions on images so anyone can get access to any file inside the media library. This is not a good idea for a project management site. You don’t want “Client A” in one project to see the files for “Client B” in another project.
UpStream solved this by automatically restricting users to their own media.
However, some users wanted to disable the feature, often because they weren’t working with any outside clients. Everyone on the site was a trusted user. So now in UpStream you can select which roles which can see all the whole Media Library.
Other Changes in 1.19.1
We fixed a bunch of bugs and added several small improvements:
- The Statuses filter wasn’t working correctly for Tasks. That’s now solved.
- The “All Projects” link on the frontend now goes directly to the Projects page, saving you a click.
- We updated and improved the .pot file for translators.
- We fixed the custom label for Discussions so you can change that text from the UpStream settings.
Finally, to better catch future issues, we added option to enable debugging and logging. You’ll find a new “Debug” option in UpStream settings.
This will add an “UpStream Debug Log” option to the WordPress toolbar.
Thanks to all of you for supporting and using UpStream. If you have any questions about these changes, we’re just an email away: email@example.com.