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Cryptic Curmudgeon (v2.2.3) is Out!

November 1, 2013 Tags: release

This version implements several minor changes, so we recommend testing prior to updating a production site (see below)!  This most recent stable release has changes which include a new role for the 'create' permission and global group permissions (see article) and it also (finally) deprecates several obsolete features (see article).  Furthermore, it adds several new features and addresses several issues (see article) in previous versions. (read more)

Patch #2 Released for V2.2.2

October 25, 2013 Tags: patch, release, bugs

This is the second patch to address a bug in v2.2.2 (stable), which is now fixed.  This patch can be applied to any site already running v2.2.2 or v2.2.2patch1.  It includes all the fixes found in v2.2.2patch1  The code is already fixed in the 'master' git repo and the patch file can be downloaded from sourceforge.net here.  The patch fixes this bug: (read more)

Possible Privacy Issue in Exponent

October 17, 2013

We've recently discovered an anomaly which might result in a loss of Privacy on an Exponent site.  Users might assume that content (modules and/or items) placed on non-public pages or in hidden modules on a public page would have restricted access and only be available to logged in users with appropriate permissions (which only seems logical).  In other words, a basic assumption that any hidden/non-public content would NOT be available to search engines like Google, and any links to such content would be unreachable (would result in a 'Not Authorized' message).  THIS IS NOT THE CASE! (read more)

Patch #1 Released for v2.2.2

September 16, 2013 Tags: patch, bugs

This is the first patch to address a couple bugs and other issues in v2.2.2 (stable), which are now fixed.  This patch can be applied to any site already running v2.2.2.  The code is already fixed in the 'master' git repo and the patch file can be downloaded from sourceforge.net here.  The patch fixes these bugs: (read more)

Triple Twosies is out Early!

August 15, 2013 Tags: release

Version 2.2.2 is now available with greatly enhanced Out of the Box (OOTB) SEO (Search Engine Optimization) implementations across the entire system.  We've also added more Social Media integration.  Here's some specific changes: (read more)

v2.2.1 is Born, but No One Knows its Name

July 25, 2013 Tags: release

Just like the new prince, the name for our latest 'child' is unknown, but that doesn't stop us from sharing it to the world!  Though we wanted to leave the 'old school' world of 0.9x as quickly as we can, we were perhaps a bit hasty and have thus relented.  Some of the biggest changes in v2.2.1 are the return of some 0.9x theme support, but now we display helpful messages on how to update your custom themes (when logged in as admin).  We've also integrated Facebook and increased our Twitter integration.  Furthermore as promised, we now provide paged forms (or wizards) in addition to some other form module tweaks, have vastly enhanced the 'Quick Add' upload feature, plus many other tweaks and fixes. (read more)

v2.2.1 Release Soon

July 12, 2013 Tags: preview

The next version (2.2.1) will be released by the end of July 2013.  In addition to all the fixes (and tweaks) already incorporated within v2.2.0 patch #5 (see at end of post), it includes the following new features: (read more)

Patch #5 Released for v2.2.0

June 27, 2013 Tags: patch, bugs

This is a fifth patch to address a couple big bugs and several other issues in v2.2.0 (stable), which are now fixed.  This patch can be applied to any site already running v2.2.0, v2.2.0patch1, v2.2.0patch2,  v2.2.0patch3, or v2.2.0patch4.  The code is already fixed in the 'master' git repo and the patch file can be downloaded from sourceforge.net.  The patch fixes these bugs: (read more)

Patch #4 Released for v2.2.0

June 14, 2013 Tags: patch, bugs

This is a fourth patch to address a couple big bugs and several other issues in v2.2.0 (stable), which are now fixed.  This patch can be applied to any site already running v2.2.0, v2.2.0patch1, v2.2.0patch2 or v2.2.0patch3.  The code is already fixed in the 'master' git repo and the patch file can be downloaded from sourceforge.net.  The patch fixes these bugs: (read more)

Twitter API v1 Blacked Out! (Fixed by v2.2.0 Patch 4)

June 12, 2013 Tags: bugs

We knew it would eventually occur, but the API to work with Twitter v1 has been blacked out in favor of v1.1.  You've probably already seen this warning message on your site, esp. if you have ever set up a Twitter module.  There is a forthcoming fix (v2.2.0patch4) due later this week which will attempt to fix this, but in the past had caused page breaks when Twitter was bogged down.  Here are some work-arounds in the mean time: (read more)