PivotX 2.2.3 released.

Monday 31 January 2011 at 08:10 am

We've released PivotX 2.2.3, as a maintenance release for PivotX 2.2. This update contains some updates for used libraries, some minor improvements, and a few bugfixes, including two potential XSS issues. This update is recommended for all PivotX users. The list of changes is as follows: 

  • Bugfix: Removed two XSS vulnerabilities from the search form tag. They were introduced when the placeholder was made dynamic on search pages. 
  • Changed: Two small changes to the debug module: PivotX now removes the debug file, if debug is disabled, and we make sure the file can't be read, without being logged in. 
  • Bugfix: Blocking reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability.
  • Bugfix: before_parse hook in renderSearch() didn't pass the modifier to the extension.
  • Bugfix, mainly for Chrome: Make sure the 'humanmsg' notification dialogs go away after a few seconds
  • Bugfix: Properly set the $modifier['uri'] when using search. 
  • Minor fix in rendering: Make sure that modifier['action'] is set properly for both example.org/weblogname and example.org/weblog/weblogname. 
  • Updated: jQuery UI was updated to version 1.8.9. This fixes some issues in Chrome. 
  • Updated: The Plupload library was updated to version 1.4.0.

Note: Some people missed the announcements earlier, but we've dropped support for PHP 4, starting with PivotX 2.2. This release will not work on PHP 4! If you're still stuck on PHP 4, you should really put some pressure on your hosting provider to upgrade your environment.

The release can be downloaded from this location: pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.zip (or pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.tgz, if you prefer .tgz files). For setup instructions, we point you to our documentation: Getting the files & installing. If you're having trouble downloading the files, you can also download them from our sourceforge mirror.

PivotX 2.2.2 released

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 1:45 pm

Today - right after we released version 2.2.1 - we were notified about three security related issues in PivotX. Even though these issues are not directly exploitable by ill-willing people, it is our policy to fix any and all security related matters immediately. This 2.2.2 release, which comes hot on the heels of 2.2.1, fixes these issues, and as such it is a recommended upgrade for all users of PivotX 2.x.

The release can be downloaded from this location: pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.zip (or pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.tgz, if you prefer .tgz files). For setup instructions, we point you to our documentation: Getting the files & installing. If you're having trouble downloading the files, you can also download them from our sourceforge mirror.

PivotX 2.2.1 released

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 12:36 am

We've just released PivotX 2.2.1 as a maintenance release for PivotX 2.2. This release fixes some quirks and issues that were found in 2.2.0, mainly:

  • Uploading images in Chrome should work better now
  • You can upload multiple images at once in the gallery now
  • The executed MySQL queries are no longer logged to the debug log, unless specifically set in Configuration
  • We fixed two bugs in the Minify module, and in the setup routine. 

The release can be downloaded from this location: pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.zip (or pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.tgz, if you prefer .tgz files). For setup instructions, we point you to our documentation: Getting the files & installing. If you're having trouble downloading the files, you can also download them from our sourceforge mirror.

PivotX 2.2.0 released.

Tuesday 04 January 2011 at 01:35 am

We're happy to announce that PivotX 2.2.0 has been released as a stable release. There are quite a few new features, that make PivotX even more stable and easier to work with. Some of the new stuff is listed below, and you can find screenshots at the bottom of this entry.

  • There's a new Debugbar, which will be of great use when you're working on a new website. It shows you the current PivotX modifiers, as well as information about which templates are used, server variables, cookies and more. (see the screenshots below)
  • The Entries screen has been revamped: It has better options for filtering and pagination. Best of all: the filters are more persistent. If you've filtered the entries, and then edited an entry, you will return to the same active filter in the overview screen.
  • A lot of smaller fixes and changes are made to streamline the interface of the PivotX backend, so everything is more consistent. A lot of the graphic elements have been touched up.
  • We're now using the excellent Plupload uploader for all file uploads.
  • There's a new [[searchresults]] tag, which allows you to format and style the search results page to your liking. Documentation can be found here.
  • PivotX now has an Offline modus, allowing you to show an static page with a message to the visitors of the website, while you can still use the backend to do upgrades or work on the website. The switch to turn the site off, can be found under Administration » Configuration. Please note that you will still be able to see your site, because your IP-address will be whitelisted after flipping the switch. Only people from other IP-addresses will see the offline page. 
  • And, there's countless more smaller fixes and improvements.

The release can be downloaded from this location: pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.zip  (or pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.zip, if you prefer .tgz files). For setup instructions, we point you to our documentation: Getting the files & installing. If you're having trouble downloading the files, you can also download them from our sourceforge mirror.

Now that 2.2.0 is out of the way, we are continuing work on PivotX 2.3 and PivotX 3.0. The 2.3 version which will contain ongoing improvements and fixes, while version 3.0 will be a major overhaul of the user interface as well as the inner workings of PivotX. Once we have organised what we need to do, we will start posting our ideas and thoughts, allowing our users to comment on them, to make sure we're building the best tool possible.