PivotX 2.3.6 released

It's only a few days since we released PivotX 2.3.5, but an unfortunate error crept into the build: We had updated Jquery to the latest version, but that introduced an incompatibility with the version of jQuery UI that we were using. We've released version 2.3.6, which has an updated version of jQuery UI, that fixes the incompatibility. Other than that, this release is an incremental update for PivotX 2.3. It contains minor updates and fixes, that were recently fixed. This is a recommended upgrade for all PivotX 2.x websites. This release contains no security fixes. For former security related issues and patches, see the page dedicated to Security issues.

These are the changes since PivotX 2.3.3:

  • jQuery UI updated to version 1.9.1.
  • Fixed compatibility issue with PHP 5.4.
  • Bug fix in relativeToAbsoluteURLS. Improving regexp so all relative URLs are modified. (Important for feeds).
  • Lifestream version 1.0.1: Fixed Twitter issue - updated URL to RSS feed.
  • Updated jQuery to 1.8.2.
  • Fixing issue with initial entries not showing up after installation. (Flat file database only.)
  • Replacing "mktime()" with "time()" since "As of PHP 5.1, when called with no arguments, mktime() throws an E_STRICT notice".
  • Various bug fixes for comments feeds: No output if weblog parameter was present / Fixed wrong id.
  • Minor fix in getFiles so it works correctly on Windows servers.
  • Most templates are rewritten to use a more consistent naming scheme.
  • Fixed: Wrong detection of safe_mode in PHP.
  • Added: Extrafields support in the 'orderby' parameter for subweblogs.
  • Fixed: Orphan page and next/previouspage template resulted in never ending loop.
  • Changed: Disregarding number of entries for the pager count when subweblog is called 'archive'.
  • Added: support for separate icons when running in multisite mode - looking for "images/favicon.ico".

The PivotX 2.3.6 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.

Posted by Bob den OtterFriday 16 November 201213

thirteen comments

Thanks Bob. After I updated (from 2.3.0) to 2.3.5, I wasn’t able to edit templates anymore. So I turned back to a previous version.
Did this have anything to do with this unfortunate error you mentioned?
Anyway, now I’ll try again with 2.3.6. :-)

10y (Email ) (URL) - 20-11-’12 14:01 Hans "hansfn" Nordhaug (Email ) - 20-11-’12 14:25

Ok, Hans. Thanks very much.

10y (Email ) (URL) - 20-11-’12 18:06

Is it possible to upgrade directly to v2.3.6 from an earlier release (say, v2.3.3), or do we have to upgrade in steps to prevent breaking anything?

The Doctor (Email ) (URL) - 27-11-’12 01:04

Good question. For PivotX direct upgrades are safe – unless we explicitly say differently in the announcement.

Hans "hansfn" Nordhaug - 27-11-’12 08:27

I’ve been stress testing it for a while, and I am very impressed. v2.3.6 is much more responsive than the last few releases have been, even on shared hosting.

The Doctor (Email ) (URL) - 04-12-’12 02:23


I’m running my blog under PivotX 2.3.3 and want to update to 2.3.6.
I’ve downloaded “pivotx_latest.zip” but I’ll guess if I copy all files to my webspace I will loose all my settings because it would be like a new installation instead an update / patch?
What have I to do if I only want to patch my System?


Joerg (URL) - 04-03-’13 00:04

You will not lose all of your settings if you update to v2.3.6. Those configuration options do not get overwritten on an upgrade. It is safe for you to copy the files up to your webspace.

The Doctor (Email ) (URL) - 04-03-’13 01:35

I’m currently using this version on my page (it’s still in development) and I’m quite happy with it.
Actually i read that multilingual support was planed for version 2.3.
As the website is focused on a place with to main languages I’d like to ask what happened to that feature? Or how could i possibly implement a multilingual template/website.

Thanks 4 your great work

Hons (Email ) (URL) - 28-03-’13 14:54

hey guys,isn’t it time for an update? it’s been months… just pop out at least to say “hello, we’re alive :)”

my respect

dan (Email ) - 03-07-’13 15:19

There has been a new release recently, so we are alive … http://blog.pivotx.net/2013-08-13/pivotx..

Hans "hansfn" Nordhaug - 20-08-’13 18:17

Hello is there a lots of themes with pivot like we have in wordpress ?


Paola (Email ) - 13-02-’14 16:13

Not that many, but have a look at http://themes.pivotx.net/ to make up your own opinion.

Hans "hansfn" Nordhaug (Email ) - 17-02-’14 19:27

For support questions please visit the PivotX forum.