ocaholic.ch/it/fr/co.uk/net with modified xBootstrap Theme

Back in November 2014 I've started working with my coder from Italy on moving ocaholic to the xBootstrap theme. Meanwhile we've almost done everything we wanted to. There are some things in the forums we still want to change and there are also some minor changes to the way Publisher looks. Apart from that we want to change the news appear on the front page. But once all these things are done we're finally where we want to be.

Original Image

Here we go with a link to the site: ocaholic

To give you a little overview which version of Xoops and the modules installed we're using, here a list:

Publisher: 1RC
Smartfaq: 1.08
Calendar: 2.21 Final
Multilingual Content Module: 2.17 Beta 1
extGallery: 1.11
News: 1.68 RC1
NewBB: 4.4 Alpha 1
WebLinks: 1.95
XoopsPoll: 1.33 Final
Private Messaging: 1.1 RC2
Smart Profile: 1.86 RC2
Xoops Tag: 2.31 Beta 2
xNewsletter: 1.2 Final
xLanguage: 3.05 Beta 1

Please let us know what you think. The theme is fully responsive also. If you have any suggestions we would be more than happy reading from you.

PHPBoost 4.2 Quelles seront les nouveautés?

Bonjour,

L'équipe de PHPBoost est toujours sur le pont, travaillant d'arrache pied à l'amélioration de votre CMS favori.

Le travail actuel porte sur 2 axes :
- Correction de bugs de la version 4.1
- Développement des nouvelles fonctionnalités de la future version 4.2

PHPBoost 4.2 n'est pas encore terminé, et de fait aucune date de sortie n'est encore arrêtée. Mais nous tenions à communiquer sur les nouveautés de cette prochaine version.
Tout en précisant également, mais qui s'en plaindrait, que c'est une liste non-exhaustive des modifications à venir.

Modifications principales du noyau
  • Refonte de la balise Title HTML (pour créer un format standardisé dans PHPBoost) :
    - Titre de la page - Nom de la section ou du module - Nom du site
    - Titre de la page - Nom du site (dans le cas ou c'est une page sans module)
    - Nom du site - Description du site (pour la page d'accueil)
  • Suppression des mots clés du site qui ne sont plus utilisés pour le référencement
  • Les modules auxquels l'utilisateur n'a pas le droit de contribuer ne sont plus affichés dans le panneau de contribution
  • Nouveau système de session et de connexion avec possibilité de se connecter avec un compte Facebook ou Google
    - Connexion avec l'adresse email ou un login
    - Ajout d'un champ "Nom d'affichage" pour choisir un autre nom que celui du login dans votre profil et vos messages
  • Simplification de l'interface de maintenance dans l'administration
  • Possibilité de définir le nombre de flux affichés dans les menus de flux
  • Refonte de l'affichage de la barre BBCode, amélioration de son ergonomie et suppression de la Pop-up "Tous les smileys"
  • Mise à jour de la librairie d'icônes Font-Awesome
  • Suppression du lecteur DewPlayer et utilisation de la balise audio HTML5
  • Suppression du module PHPBoostCaptcha du projet PHPBoost (il ne sera plus maintenu)


Modifications principales des modules
  • Passage des modules Discussion, F.A.Q, Liens Web, Téléchargements en MVC (optimisation et simplification du code)
  • Utilisation du système de catégories développé pour la 4.1 dans tous les modules qui ont besoin de catégories
  • Articles et News : Affichage des sources lors de l'affichage des catégories
  • Calendrier : Ajout d'une légende sous le calendrier quand il y a des événements
  • Discussion : Ajout d'options dans la configuration pour permettre d'afficher une mini barre BBCode dans le menu Discussion, possibilité d'envoi lors de l'appui sur la touche entrée...
  • F.A.Q : Possibilité de réorganiser les questions dans les catégories en drag & drop pour les utilisateurs ayant le droit de modération
  • Liens Web : Possibilité d'ajouter des mots-clés, ajout de la contribution, de la recherche, possibilité de signaler les liens morts, possibilité de définir des sites partenaires et menu associé pour les afficher...
  • Téléchargements : Possibilité d'ajouter des mots-clés, calcul automatique de la taille des fichiers quand c'est possible, menu pour afficher la liste des fichiers les plus téléchargés (possibilité de les classer par note, nombre de téléchargements, date d'ajout depuis la configuration)...


Notez qu'il ne s'agit là que des modules officiels, les modules non-officiel devront être mis à jour par les personnes qui les ont créés.
Bien évidement n'hésitez pas à utiliser le Bugtracker si vous avez des suggestions d'améliorations. Les idées sont toujours les bienvenues.

PHPBoost est continuellement à la recherche de personnes motivées pour intégrer son équipe, si l'envie de travailler dans un projet vivant et dynamique vous intéresse, vous pouvez consulter la page de recrutement. Vous pouvez aussi contribuer au projet par diverses méthodes.

PHPBoost 4.2 Quelles seront les nouveautés?

Bonjour,

L'équipe de PHPBoost est toujours sur le pont, travaillant d'arrache pied à l'amélioration de votre CMS favori.

Le travail actuel porte sur 2 axes :
- Correction de bugs de la version 4.1
- Développement des nouvelles fonctionnalités de la future version 4.2

PHPBoost 4.2 n'est pas encore terminé, et de fait aucune date de sortie n'est encore arrêtée. Mais nous tenions à communiquer sur les nouveautés de cette prochaine version.
Tout en précisant également, mais qui s'en plaindrait, que c'est une liste non-exhaustive des modifications à venir.

Modifications principales du noyau
  • Refonte de la balise Title HTML (pour créer un format standardisé dans PHPBoost) :
    - Titre de la page - Nom de la section ou du module - Nom du site
    - Titre de la page - Nom du site (dans le cas ou c'est une page sans module)
    - Nom du site - Description du site (pour la page d'accueil)
  • Suppression des mots clés du site qui ne sont plus utilisés pour le référencement
  • Les modules auxquels l'utilisateur n'a pas le droit de contribuer ne sont plus affichés dans le panneau de contribution
  • Nouveau système de session et de connexion avec possibilité de se connecter avec un compte Facebook ou Google
    - Connexion avec l'adresse email ou un login
    - Ajout d'un champ "Nom d'affichage" pour choisir un autre nom que celui du login dans votre profil et vos messages
  • Simplification de l'interface de maintenance dans l'administration
  • Possibilité de définir le nombre de flux affichés dans les menus de flux
  • Refonte de l'affichage de la barre BBCode, amélioration de son ergonomie et suppression de la Pop-up "Tous les smileys"
  • Mise à jour de la librairie d'icônes Font-Awesome
  • Suppression du lecteur DewPlayer et utilisation de la balise audio HTML5
  • Suppression du module PHPBoostCaptcha du projet PHPBoost (il ne sera plus maintenu)


Modifications principales des modules
  • Passage des modules Discussion, F.A.Q, Liens Web, Téléchargements en MVC (optimisation et simplification du code)
  • Utilisation du système de catégories développé pour la 4.1 dans tous les modules qui ont besoin de catégories
  • Articles et News : Affichage des sources lors de l'affichage des catégories
  • Calendrier : Ajout d'une légende sous le calendrier quand il y a des événements
  • Discussion : Ajout d'options dans la configuration pour permettre d'afficher une mini barre BBCode dans le menu Discussion, possibilité d'envoi lors de l'appui sur la touche entrée...
  • F.A.Q : Possibilité de réorganiser les questions dans les catégories en drag & drop pour les utilisateurs ayant le droit de modération
  • Liens Web : Possibilité d'ajouter des mots-clés, ajout de la contribution, de la recherche, possibilité de signaler les liens morts, possibilité de définir des sites partenaires et menu associé pour les afficher...
  • Téléchargements : Possibilité d'ajouter des mots-clés, calcul automatique de la taille des fichiers quand c'est possible, menu pour afficher la liste des fichiers les plus téléchargés (possibilité de les classer par note, nombre de téléchargements, date d'ajout depuis la configuration)...


Notez qu'il ne s'agit là que des modules officiels, les modules non-officiel devront être mis à jour par les personnes qui les ont créés.
Bien évidement n'hésitez pas à utiliser le Bugtracker si vous avez des suggestions d'améliorations. Les idées sont toujours les bienvenues.

PHPBoost est continuellement à la recherche de personnes motivées pour intégrer son équipe, si l'envie de travailler dans un projet vivant et dynamique vous intéresse, vous pouvez consulter la page de recrutement. Vous pouvez aussi contribuer au projet par diverses méthodes.

OpenCms 9.5.1 Release Notes

March 2, 2015: OpenCms 9.5.1 is a maintenance update for OpenCms 9.5 that fixes a number of issues and adds some functional enhancements.

New in OpenCms 9.5.1

  • Added "DependentSelectWidget" that obtains values depending on other content fields.*
  • Added alternative login handler to authorize users with a cookie.
  • Added option to search for expired / unreleased resources to all gallery dialogs.
  • Added option "galleryselect" to select a gallery to file selector widget.
  • Added further configuration options for OpenCms auto-setup.
  • Added option to use permanent instead of temporary redirects from a non-secure to a secure server.
  • Added Solr "rows" parameter in workplace's source search.
  • Added support for configuring a JDBC connection in the OpenCms db properties.
  • Demo template updated to Bootstrap 3.3.2.

Items marked with * are considered important improvements in this version.

Improved in OpenCms 9.5.1

  • Fixed issue #197 with static export links being generated even if the static export was disabled.
  • Fixed issue #240 with malfunctioning "invalid date" error message in date select widget.
  • Fixed issue #258 with URL name mappings not working correctly with locales of the form "language_COUNTRY".
  • Fixed issue #285 with encoding problems / wrong escape character handling in CmsParameterConfiguration.
  • Fixed issue #287 with external link validation failing for expired resources.
  • Fixed issue #289 with opening the gallery tab in the workplace preferences dialog.
  • Fixed issue #291 that occurred when using "Assign categories" in the legacy xmlpage direct edit provider.
  • Fixed issue #292 that an exception was thrown when editing settings for the "content check" tool.
  • Fixed issue #295 with user administration when using MS SQL Server.
  • Fixed issue #296 with XML content correction saving a wrong order of choice elements after a schema change.
  • Fixed XSS security issues affecting the request parameter based locale handler.
  • Fixed several issues with secure site handling.
  • Fixed issue in page editor where a selected formatter was reset to the default when content was dragged to a different container.
  • Fixed issue where detail page URLs with fragments were not processed correctly in the editor.
  • Fixed issue that the "Keep permissions" option was ignored during database imports.
  • Fixed issue where database entries were not removed after a deleted file was published if versioning was disabled.    
  • Fixed issue where only the latest historic version was actually saved when the file history was set to "unlimited".
  • Fixed issue where OU deletion caused server timeouts with large VFS repositories.
  • Fixed issue where new roles were not created for existing sub OUs of the root OU.
  • Fixed issue with slow performance for systems using many web user OUs. .
  • Fixed issue where the initial role given to a new user was always in the root OU.
  • Fixed issue with "editableby" attribute of <cms:container> not working correctly for roles of users outside the root OUs.
  • Fixed issue where modified JSPs were infrequently not updated after publishing.
  • Fixed issue where new resources were removed from offline search indexes if a user modified them.
  • Fixed issue with Solr returning expired documents by default.
  • Fixed issue where the workplace search dialog lost the current directory. 
  • Fixed issue with the "Create new" option not always appearing in the settings dialog.
  • Fixed issue where model page elements on which the "Create new" option was set were treated as new elements.
  • Fixed issue where enabling detail views in traditional workplace lists affected all other users.
  • Fixed issue in link substitution with folders using the OpenCms servlet name when OpenCms is installed as ROOT application.  
  • Fixed issue with editor change handler not updating optional fields in the content editor.
  • Fixed issue with validation of hidden fields in the content editor.
  • Fixed issue with <cms:bundle> tag not using the default locale as a fallback.
  • Fixed issue in cmsshell.sh and setup.sh so that running the scripts outside of WEB-INF is now possible.
  • Fixed issue with CodeMirror editor configuration not working for Internet Explorer 11.

General OpenCms features

  • The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop.
  • The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask.
  • The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop.
  • Responsive demo template based on Bootstrap 3.
  • Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control.
  • Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema.
  • Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible.
  • Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection.
  • Integrated image scaling and cropping.
  • SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support.
  • Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs).
  • Allows management of multiple websites within one installation.
  • Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files.
  • Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive.
  • CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository.
  • Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries.
  • Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office.
  • Extensions can be added through a flexible module system.
  • The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released.
  • JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms etc.
  • ... and many more

Backward compatibility

OpenCms 9.5.1 is fully backward compatible with all 8.x and 9.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from these versions should work "out of the box" with version 9.5.1.

Notice for users of Alkacon OCEE OpenCms 9.5.1 requires a new version of Alkacon OCEE. The update is free for Alkacon customers with a valid OCEE update subscription. Please contact Alkaconto receive the new version. 

Compatibility with Java versions, servlet containers and databases

OpenCms 9.5.1 has been written and tested for Java 6 and 7. We have tested with ORACLEs JDK as well as OpenJDK. OpenCms should run with all compliant JVMs.

We have tested this release on the Tomcat servlet engine. OpenCms works "out of the box" with Tomcat 7, which we recommend. Others have reported deploying OpenCms successfully on other servlet containers like JBoss, BEA, Websphere, Glassfish and Resin Professional.

On the database side, we have tested with MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, DB2 and HSQLDB.

Regarding version numbers and build tags

The main OpenCms Git repository is available on Github at github.com/alkacon/opencms-core.

In case you want to get the most current OpenCms X sources from Git, please check out "branch_9_5_x". The 9.5.1 release is tagged "build_9_5_1".

How you can help

Contributions to the OpenCms core development are most welcome. Please send us your pull requests directly on GitHub.

Please report issues found in OpenCms using our GitHub issue tracker.

Thank you for using OpenCms and have fun with OpenCms 9.5.1 :-)

OpenCms 9.5.1 Release Notes

March 2, 2015: OpenCms 9.5.1 is a maintenance update for OpenCms 9.5 that fixes a number of issues and adds some functional enhancements.

New in OpenCms 9.5.1

  • Added "DependentSelectWidget" that obtains values depending on other content fields.*
  • Added alternative login handler to authorize users with a cookie.
  • Added option to search for expired / unreleased resources to all gallery dialogs.
  • Added option "galleryselect" to select a gallery to file selector widget.
  • Added further configuration options for OpenCms auto-setup.
  • Added option to use permanent instead of temporary redirects from a non-secure to a secure server.
  • Added Solr "rows" parameter in workplace's source search.
  • Added support for configuring a JDBC connection in the OpenCms db properties.
  • Demo template updated to Bootstrap 3.3.2.

Items marked with * are considered important improvements in this version.

Improved in OpenCms 9.5.1

  • Fixed issue #197 with static export links being generated even if the static export was disabled.
  • Fixed issue #240 with malfunctioning "invalid date" error message in date select widget.
  • Fixed issue #258 with URL name mappings not working correctly with locales of the form "language_COUNTRY".
  • Fixed issue #285 with encoding problems / wrong escape character handling in CmsParameterConfiguration.
  • Fixed issue #287 with external link validation failing for expired resources.
  • Fixed issue #289 with opening the gallery tab in the workplace preferences dialog.
  • Fixed issue #291 that occurred when using "Assign categories" in the legacy xmlpage direct edit provider.
  • Fixed issue #292 that an exception was thrown when editing settings for the "content check" tool.
  • Fixed issue #295 with user administration when using MS SQL Server.
  • Fixed issue #296 with XML content correction saving a wrong order of choice elements after a schema change.
  • Fixed XSS security issues affecting the request parameter based locale handler.
  • Fixed several issues with secure site handling.
  • Fixed issue in page editor where a selected formatter was reset to the default when content was dragged to a different container.
  • Fixed issue where detail page URLs with fragments were not processed correctly in the editor.
  • Fixed issue that the "Keep permissions" option was ignored during database imports.
  • Fixed issue where database entries were not removed after a deleted file was published if versioning was disabled.    
  • Fixed issue where only the latest historic version was actually saved when the file history was set to "unlimited".
  • Fixed issue where OU deletion caused server timeouts with large VFS repositories.
  • Fixed issue where new roles were not created for existing sub OUs of the root OU.
  • Fixed issue with slow performance for systems using many web user OUs. .
  • Fixed issue where the initial role given to a new user was always in the root OU.
  • Fixed issue with "editableby" attribute of <cms:container> not working correctly for roles of users outside the root OUs.
  • Fixed issue where modified JSPs were infrequently not updated after publishing.
  • Fixed issue where new resources were removed from offline search indexes if a user modified them.
  • Fixed issue with Solr returning expired documents by default.
  • Fixed issue where the workplace search dialog lost the current directory. 
  • Fixed issue with the "Create new" option not always appearing in the settings dialog.
  • Fixed issue where model page elements on which the "Create new" option was set were treated as new elements.
  • Fixed issue where enabling detail views in traditional workplace lists affected all other users.
  • Fixed issue in link substitution with folders using the OpenCms servlet name when OpenCms is installed as ROOT application.  
  • Fixed issue with editor change handler not updating optional fields in the content editor.
  • Fixed issue with validation of hidden fields in the content editor.
  • Fixed issue with <cms:bundle> tag not using the default locale as a fallback.
  • Fixed issue in cmsshell.sh and setup.sh so that running the scripts outside of WEB-INF is now possible.
  • Fixed issue with CodeMirror editor configuration not working for Internet Explorer 11.

General OpenCms features

  • The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop.
  • The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask.
  • The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop.
  • Responsive demo template based on Bootstrap 3.
  • Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control.
  • Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema.
  • Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible.
  • Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection.
  • Integrated image scaling and cropping.
  • SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support.
  • Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs).
  • Allows management of multiple websites within one installation.
  • Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files.
  • Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive.
  • CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository.
  • Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries.
  • Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office.
  • Extensions can be added through a flexible module system.
  • The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released.
  • JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms etc.
  • ... and many more

Backward compatibility

OpenCms 9.5.1 is fully backward compatible with all 8.x and 9.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from these versions should work "out of the box" with version 9.5.1.

Notice for users of Alkacon OCEE OpenCms 9.5.1 requires a new version of Alkacon OCEE. The update is free for Alkacon customers with a valid OCEE update subscription. Please contact Alkaconto receive the new version. 

Compatibility with Java versions, servlet containers and databases

OpenCms 9.5.1 has been written and tested for Java 6 and 7. We have tested with ORACLEs JDK as well as OpenJDK. OpenCms should run with all compliant JVMs.

We have tested this release on the Tomcat servlet engine. OpenCms works "out of the box" with Tomcat 7, which we recommend. Others have reported deploying OpenCms successfully on other servlet containers like JBoss, BEA, Websphere, Glassfish and Resin Professional.

On the database side, we have tested with MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, DB2 and HSQLDB.

Regarding version numbers and build tags

The main OpenCms Git repository is available on Github at github.com/alkacon/opencms-core.

In case you want to get the most current OpenCms X sources from Git, please check out "branch_9_5_x". The 9.5.1 release is tagged "build_9_5_1".

How you can help

Contributions to the OpenCms core development are most welcome. Please send us your pull requests directly on GitHub.

Please report issues found in OpenCms using our GitHub issue tracker.

Thank you for using OpenCms and have fun with OpenCms 9.5.1 :-)

OpenCms 9.5.1 ready for download

OpenCms 9.5.1 now ready and available for download.

OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community.

OpenCms 9.5.1 is a maintenance update for OpenCms 9.5 that fixes a number of issues and adds some functional enhancements.

We also have updated the OpenCms Docker image as well as the OpenCms documentation for this release.

Improved in OpenCms 9.5.1

  • Added "DependentSelectWidget" that obtains values depending on other content fields.
  • Added alternative login handler to authorize users with a cookie.
  • Added option to search for expired / unreleased resources to all gallery dialogs.
  • Added option "galleryselect" to select a gallery to file selector widget.
  • Added further configuration options for OpenCms auto-setup.
  • Added option to use permanent instead of temporary redirects from a non-secure to a secure server.
  • Added Solr "rows" parameter in workplace's source search.
  • Added support for configuring a JDBC connection in the OpenCms db properties.
  • Demo template updated to Bootstrap 3.3.2.
  • Dozens of issues have been fixed (see the release notes for the complete list).

New in OpenCms 9.5

  • Drag & drop template and layout creation with nested containers.
  • User generated content for website visitors.
  • Editors don't need to access the workplace anymore.
  • Managing of galleries, categories and templates in the sitemap editor.
  • Greatly enhanced documentation.
  • Generate PDF documents on the fly.
  • Grid based responsive demo website build with Bootstrap.
  • Integrated Spell Checker for the WYSIWYG editor component.
  • New roles for fine grained access to the content management functions.
  • Element views allow easy grouping and permission setting for content types.
  • Create, copy or reuse options when using existing contents.
  • Updated user preferences dialog accessible in the page editor.

General OpenCms features

  • The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop.
  • The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask.
  • The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop.
  • Responsive demo template based on Bootstrap 3.
  • Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control.
  • Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema.
  • Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible.
  • Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection.
  • Integrated image scaling and cropping.
  • SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support.
  • Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs).
  • Allows management of multiple websites within one installation.
  • Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files.
  • Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive.
  • CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository.
  • Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries.
  • Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office.
  • Extensions can be added through a flexible module system.
  • The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released.
  • JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms etc.
  • ... and many more

We recommend everyone who uses OpenCms to update to the version 9.5.1 release. OpenCms 9.5.1 is fully backward compatible to all prior 9.x and 8.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from these versions work "out of the box" with version 9.5.1.

OpenCms 9.5.1 requires a new version of Alkacon OCEE. The update is free for Alkacon customers with a valid OCEE update subscription. Please contact Alkacon to receive the new version.

Please check out the release notes for further details of the changes in this release.

About OpenCms

Independent research has shown OpenCms to be a market leading solution amongst Open Source CMS systems. The software has been in continuous development for the last 14 years and has an active community of Open Source developers.

OpenCms is an enterprise - ready web content management solution build in Java and XML from open source components. OpenCms can easily be deployed on almost any existing IT infrastructure and provides powerful features especially suited for medium and large enterprise internet or intranet applications. OpenCms is open source software distributed under the LGPL license.

Alkacon Software GmbH is the company responsible for the development of OpenCms. Today OpenCms is a leading open source CMS solution in widespread use all over the world. Many businesses and organizations use OpenCms as a cost effective, professional alternative to expensive license products.

Alkacon Software GmbH offers its customers training, support and add-on products for OpenCms. This gives our customers a layer of security and convenience often required for mission critical OpenCms installations. Please see the Alkacon product overview for more details.

The team at Alkacon Software - The OpenCms Experts wants to thank everyone who has contributed to this release of OpenCms.

OpenCms 9.5.1 ready for download

OpenCms 9.5.1 now ready and available for download.

OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community.

OpenCms 9.5.1 is a maintenance update for OpenCms 9.5 that fixes a number of issues and adds some functional enhancements.

We also have updated the OpenCms Docker image as well as the OpenCms documentation for this release.

Improved in OpenCms 9.5.1

  • Added "DependentSelectWidget" that obtains values depending on other content fields.
  • Added alternative login handler to authorize users with a cookie.
  • Added option to search for expired / unreleased resources to all gallery dialogs.
  • Added option "galleryselect" to select a gallery to file selector widget.
  • Added further configuration options for OpenCms auto-setup.
  • Added option to use permanent instead of temporary redirects from a non-secure to a secure server.
  • Added Solr "rows" parameter in workplace's source search.
  • Added support for configuring a JDBC connection in the OpenCms db properties.
  • Demo template updated to Bootstrap 3.3.2.
  • Dozens of issues have been fixed (see the release notes for the complete list).

New in OpenCms 9.5

  • Drag & drop template and layout creation with nested containers.
  • User generated content for website visitors.
  • Editors don't need to access the workplace anymore.
  • Managing of galleries, categories and templates in the sitemap editor.
  • Greatly enhanced documentation.
  • Generate PDF documents on the fly.
  • Grid based responsive demo website build with Bootstrap.
  • Integrated Spell Checker for the WYSIWYG editor component.
  • New roles for fine grained access to the content management functions.
  • Element views allow easy grouping and permission setting for content types.
  • Create, copy or reuse options when using existing contents.
  • Updated user preferences dialog accessible in the page editor.

General OpenCms features

  • The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop.
  • The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask.
  • The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop.
  • Responsive demo template based on Bootstrap 3.
  • Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control.
  • Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema.
  • Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible.
  • Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection.
  • Integrated image scaling and cropping.
  • SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support.
  • Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs).
  • Allows management of multiple websites within one installation.
  • Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files.
  • Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive.
  • CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository.
  • Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries.
  • Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office.
  • Extensions can be added through a flexible module system.
  • The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released.
  • JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms etc.
  • ... and many more

We recommend everyone who uses OpenCms to update to the version 9.5.1 release. OpenCms 9.5.1 is fully backward compatible to all prior 9.x and 8.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from these versions work "out of the box" with version 9.5.1.

OpenCms 9.5.1 requires a new version of Alkacon OCEE. The update is free for Alkacon customers with a valid OCEE update subscription. Please contact Alkacon to receive the new version.

Please check out the release notes for further details of the changes in this release.

About OpenCms

Independent research has shown OpenCms to be a market leading solution amongst Open Source CMS systems. The software has been in continuous development for the last 14 years and has an active community of Open Source developers.

OpenCms is an enterprise - ready web content management solution build in Java and XML from open source components. OpenCms can easily be deployed on almost any existing IT infrastructure and provides powerful features especially suited for medium and large enterprise internet or intranet applications. OpenCms is open source software distributed under the LGPL license.

Alkacon Software GmbH is the company responsible for the development of OpenCms. Today OpenCms is a leading open source CMS solution in widespread use all over the world. Many businesses and organizations use OpenCms as a cost effective, professional alternative to expensive license products.

Alkacon Software GmbH offers its customers training, support and add-on products for OpenCms. This gives our customers a layer of security and convenience often required for mission critical OpenCms installations. Please see the Alkacon product overview for more details.

The team at Alkacon Software - The OpenCms Experts wants to thank everyone who has contributed to this release of OpenCms.

L’Hebdo WordPress n°253 : WordPress 4.1.1 – WordPress 4.2 – Les communautés

WordPress Francophone : Le changement arrive

Si vous l’avez raté, voici ce qu’il faut retenir de nos projets immédiats concernant l’association.

WordPress 4.1.1

Cette semaine, la première version mineure de WordPress 4.1 est sortie. Cette 4.1.1 apporte nombre de corrections de bugs (en). Mettez à jour, si vous n’utilisez pas la mise à jour automatique.

WordPress 4.2 : c’est pour bientôt !

La deadline pour WordPress 4.2 est fixée au 10 mars prochain (en).

Sondage BuddyPress 2015

Si ce n’est déjà fait, répondez à l’enquête 2015 sur BuddyPress (en).

Les communautés locales en action

Beaver Builder 1.4.6 en français

L’annonce a été faite cette semaine sur Twitter, Beaver Builder est enfin disponible en français :

Hexagone.io

Une nouvelle plateforme de thèmes 100% française.

Comment trouver et choisir un thème

Voici des pistes de recherches et de sélection de thème selon MaintPress.

WP Serveur : le test

Daniel Roch a testé pour vous le nouveau service d’hébergement de Fabrice : WP Serveur.

Roadmap/Update 2.6.0

I get questions about the timing and status of XOOPS 2.6.0, along with questions about how to help. I apologize for not doing a better job of communicating in this area. It is great to know that there is such interest!

The short answer is, we've come a long way, but there is still more to do. But, the good news is the end is in sight!

I've have entered a list of issues on GitHub that represent what I consider the essential changes that are still required. These issues are tagged "roadmap" and can be seen here: https://github.com/XOOPS/XoopsCore/labels/roadmap

This roadmap is only to the completion of the 2.6.0 target and is where development resources will be directed. This roadmap gives us a great base for future enhancements.

The list is quite manageable, and even more so with more help. If you see anything on the list that you would be interested in helping with, please jump in. Even if a given issue is assigned to someone, coordinated collaborative help would likely be greatly appreciated. Just indicate your interest in a given issue as a comment, and we can make sure we are not duplicating each other's efforts.

I will be happy to answer any questions and expound on the issues as needed. The best way to ask questions is probably as a comment on the issue on GitHub, that way everyone benefits from the discussion.

We have recently added some contributing guidelines on GitHub. The GitHub environment is a bit different from the SVN environment used for earlier XOOPS versions, so it includes some explanations and links to resources that might help in the new environment. See: https://github.com/XOOPS/XoopsCore/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

In addition to the the roadmap issues, there are ongoing efforts to improve the quality of XoopsCore codebase. One example is unit testing. Alain91 has been doing a fantastic job creating and maintaining unit tests. (Insert a round of applause here. )

Unfortunately the rate of change in the remaining issues makes that effort a frustrating job. While we hope the individual developers will assist in updating the tests related to their changes, having "specialists" that watch that area and help keep up with the changes is a huge help. If you are familiar with or interested in unit testing using phpunit, this might be an opportunity to contribute.

Even if you can't program, you can still help out. Install a current copy of XoopsCore and try it out. Reporting bugs or other issues you notice is a big help.

With your help we can make this the best XOOPS ever!

Thanks for your attention. I'll get back to coding now.
-Richard

WordPress 4.1.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.1.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 21 bugs in version 4.1.

Some of you may have been waiting to update to the latest version until now, but there just wasn’t much to address. WordPress 4.1 was a smooth-sailing release and has seen more than 14 million downloads in the last two months.

For a full list of changes, consult the list of tickets and the changelog. We fixed one annoying issue where a tag and a category with the same name could get muddled and prevent each other from being updated.

If you are one of the millions already running WordPress 4.1 and your site, we’ve started rolling out automatic background updates for 4.1.1 for sites that support them. Otherwise, download WordPress 4.1.1 or visit Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now.”

Thanks to everyone who contributed to 4.1.1: Andrea Fercia, Boone Gorges, ChriCo, Dion Hulse, David Herrera, Drew Jaynes, Takuro Hishikawa, Thorsten Frommen, Iseulde, John Blackbourn, Aaron Jorbin, mattyrob, Konstantin Obenland, Dominik Schilling, Sergey Biryukov, sippis, tmatsuur, Marin Atanasov, Derek Herman, and Weston Ruter.

It is with both great honor and sadness we also recognize Kim Parsell as a contributor to this release and a truly beloved member of the community until her untimely passing in December. The project is working to establish a conference travel scholarship in her memory. We miss you, Kim.