Theme guidelines

Thursday 19 November 2009 at 02:48 am

If you make themes and want to submit them to please read this article. These are the guidelines to create a proper PivotX theme. If you already have some themes that you want to share with the PivotX community you can mail them to [email protected].

Development update

Friday 13 November 2009 at 10:40 am

We know, it's been silent for a while but there's lots of stuff to talk about. And it's all good news.
There will be a maintenance release soon. PivotX 2.0.1 fixes some bugs and improves the overall performance. We're also working on PivotX 2.1.0 with a lot of new features. The feedbackforum works out great. There are many useful suggestions for improvement and many of them are going to be implemented in the following releases. Thank you for that. Keep 'em coming.

New backend interface
We made a start with a complete overhaul of the admin interface. This redesign will be implemented in two steps. The first step will be purely cosmetic. PivotX gets a 'lighter' look to make things even friendlier. The second step is a more substantial one and takes some research. We want the interface to be more flexible. It will be completely rebuilt to improve usabilty and user experience. That means the dashboard will be more flexible and all options will be regrouped if necessary.

A lot of extensions are being rewritten, documented and published on the soon to be released extensions website. There are two noteworthy new extensions: Formbuilder and Ultimate Fields.  
They do exactly as they are named. With the formbuilder you can easily include fully customizable orderforms and contactforms in entries or pages. Awesome!
The Ultimate Fields extension lets you add extra fields in the PivotX texteditor. You can add imagefields, textfields and datefields. As many as you like. It makes PivotX even more useful as a content management system.

Both extensions will be released soon, within weeks.

There are still some blank sections in the documentation. We are working on that but could use some help. Please send us a mail if you think you can help.

Like we said, all good news :)