PivotX 2.1.0 beta 1.

Saturday 26 December 2009 at 06:43 am

Just before the end of the year we've released the first beta fo PivotX 2.1.0. A lot has been done in the past few months. We're working on some large new features, but in the meantime we want to release an update for PivotX 2.0. So, this release focuses mainly on improving the current functionality, fixing bugs and quirks, and a lot of other, minor improvements.

The beta version can always be downloaded from this location: pivotx.net/files/pivotx_210b1.zip (or pivotx.net/files/pivotx_210b1.tgz, if you prefer .tgz files). For setup instructions, I point you to our documentation: Getting the files & installing.

Below you'll find a short list of some of the more important changes since 2.0, and for a full list, you can check our SVN changelog.

  • A new Bookmarklet (screenshot)
  • Search has weighed results, greatly improving the relevancy of the results.
  • Multi-site support (link
  • Per directory weblog support (link
  • Added an XML Sitemap extension
  • Added a Gallery extension
  • Receiving and sending trackbacks
  • Comments now log the useragent string
  • Setting and changing the 404-page has been improved
  • A ton of tiny improvements and changes, to make the platform more stable and consistent
  • Internally used libraries were updated to the latest versions (jQuery, TinyMCE, etc.)
  • Bugs! Lots of bugs were fixed!

With the next beta, there will be official support for a few new extensions, such as the 'Ultimate Fields Extension', that let's you add extra fields to the backend for all pages and entries, and the 'Formbuilder' extension, which let's you add all sorts of forms to your site, ranging from the simplest contact-forms to eleborate order-forms with validation.

Note: PivotX 2.1 will be the last version of PivotX to fully support PHP 4.