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Patch #1 Released for V2.5.0

Mar 21, 2019

NOTE: DO NOT INSTALL THIS PATCH ON A SERVER RUNNING PHP v5.5.x!!! Your web site will no longer run! PHP versions older than v5.6 are very obsolete and we do not support them. The next version may also remove support for PHP v5.6 and v7.0 since they are considered obsolete. ...

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Version 2.5.0 Released

Mar 14, 2019

Version 2.5.0 or 'Puffy Puffin' is now in the wild! It adds PHP v7.3.x support and formally removes support for PHP versions older than 5.6.x. We fixed a number of Twitter Bootstrap v4 issues, and many other issues were also fixed and some other things have been tweaked. If your server PHP version supports it (v5.6.0 or later), we strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.5.0 as soon as practical! ...

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Version 2.4.3 Released

Aug 1, 2018

A 'Badgered Beagle' arrives and brings Twitter Bootstrap v4 and Font Awesome v5 support! A sample Bootstrap v4 theme is now included with the package, though we no longer ship a sample Bootstrap v2 theme. We've also added support for IIS servers along with a sample configuration for NGINX servers. We've tweaked many things to ensure we are HTTP/2 compliant which should result in removing issues about cross domain loading of files. Furthermore many issues and other things have been tweaked. We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.3 as soon as practical! ...

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Version 2.4.2 Released

Jan 1, 2018

To help ring in 2018, we've released version 2.4.2, 'Awaited Appearance'. There are a number of changes, new features, and countless fixes...especially since our most recent update v2.4.1patch6. Most importantly, v2.4.2 brings compatibility with PHP v7.2 which was released as stable a few short weeks ago. It however removes support for PHP v5.3 and v5.4 which have been considered obsolete for a long time. We do still support web servers running PHP v5.6 and v7.0, even though each are no longer recommended. We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.2 as soon as practical! ...

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Exponent in 2018

New Year 2018As we wind down 2017 and move into 2018, Exponent version 2.4.2 is being polished for release. What does the future of Exponent CMS hold in store? If you've read recent posts (here and here), you'll get a feel for what you can expect in the next version. So how can you prepare for the next version of Exponent? ...

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Integrating Bootstrap 4 into Exponent

TBootstraphe primary theme framework for Exponent CMS is Twitter Bootstrap, currently at version 3 (actually 3.3.7). The next Bootstrap release, version 4 should be available in the near future and is currently in the beta 2 stage. It would be good to integrate support for the Bootstrap 4 framework, but there are several obstacles: ...

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PHP and Exponent in 2017 (and Browsers too)

PHP LogoThis article is a follow up to PHP AND EXPONENT IN 2016. Roughly one year after that previous article, PHP development is proceeding at breakneck speeds and we have seen two minor versions pass (though v7.2 is in release candidate status). Here's how it affects Exponent CMS. ...

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Making your Custom Theme more Accessible

We're recently added better 'accessibility' support to Exponent so it may be used with a screen reader. This is mandated with some public website due to the Americans with Disabilities Act. While the code shipped with Exponent v2.4.0 includes these changes, they may need to be integrated into your custom theme. Though you can check your theme/subtheme templates and custom views with the ones we ship, here are some things to look for: ...

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