PivotX 2.2.0 released.

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.

Posted by Bob den OtterTuesday 04 January 20114

four comments

Thanks for the release. I already look forward to 2.3 and 3.0. Hopefully some functionalities that are now extensions are built in by default. For example the unpublish option and the xml sitemap generator.

Gwbonline (Willem) - 04-01-’11 05:28

works well so far, thanks & happy new year!

ningus - 05-01-’11 10:15

Didn’t want to comment ‘till I had it running for a few days but this thing is ACE! Very happy with the search filter (which I have secretly wanted for years) and it all looks great. Thanks! May 2011 bring Pivot to new levels of greatness!

Logfather (URL) - 06-01-’11 10:36

Really curious about what 3.0 is going to bring! Please tell us more…

Schop (URL) - 11-01-’11 11:30

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