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Published by Fiammybe on 2015/8/27 (202 reads)
ImpressCMS.org temporary hiatus is now fixed

Visitors to our site may have noticed that a part of the site was unreachable for a limited amount of time. The problem has been resolved now.

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Published by Fiammybe on 2015/8/13 (475 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.3.8 available

ImpressCMS 1.3.8 contains bugfixes, backported code from ImpressCMS 2.0 development and updated external libraries.

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Published by Fiammybe on 2015/7/24 (710 reads)

Move 2 github intro


For reasons of better exposure and more availability of development services for open source projects on github, ImpressCMS has migrated its main development repository from Assembla to Github.

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Published by Skenow on 2015/5/24 (1148 reads)
ImpressCMS and SecurifyLabs - Open Source Security Assurance

At ImpressCMS, we take pride in following good coding practices, both to produce a stable, easy-to-use CMS, and in providing the most secure environment for your websites. In this day and age, high-assurance security is something that we have to start thinking about. As a community, we’ve done our best as far as code security; now, we’re looking to advance to the next level.

We are now working with SecurifyLabs, a company that specializes in open-source assessment and remediation support approached us. Their collaborations include open-source initiatives such as Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, ElkArte and BigBlueButton. Having SecurifyLabs as our security partner will be a game changer for our entire community.

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Published by Skenow on 2015/4/7 (1374 reads)
2.0.0 Alpha 5 Released

ImpressCMS 2.0 alpha 5 is now available.The files for this release can be found on the Development Packages page.

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Published by Skenow on 2015/1/11 (1462 reads)
ImpressCMS: Highlights from 2014

7 years ago (on 9 January 2008, to be exact) the first beta release of ImpressCMS was announced and since then we have released 26 versions of ImpressCMS - from 1.0.0 to 1.3.7! We are averaging around 4 releases a year, which is a respectable number, considering the work that goes into them. Currently, we're still supporting 2 main branches - 1.2 and 1.3 - while developing in our 2.0 branch.

Over the course of the year, we switched our hosting to Siteground, and they have been a very good partner for us. We also did a quick redesign and relaunch of the Addons site to prepare for a merging of our different properties into a single, updated site.

We had 2 related vulnerability reports we addressed this year, which has prompted us to be even more diligent in our security efforts. We have joined oCert Security Response and are working with another vendor that will provide us with security scans based on community support (watch for an upcoming announcement).

All-in-all, year 7 was a good year and we're looking ahead to an even better year in 2015!

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/12/24 (1365 reads)

Vintage Christmas

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/11/21 (1289 reads)
ImpressCMS joins oCert Security Response

The ImpressCMS project has been invited to joined the oCert security response initiative. As a project that is paranoid about security, this was a logical step. We also consider it a confirmation of our very good security track record up till now.

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Published by Skenow on 2014/6/25 (3156 reads)
Download ImpressCMS 1.3.7 and 1.2.9 (LTS) Releases Now

One of the top tenets of ImpressCMS is to be a secure platform for your websites. In response to a recent CVE report, additional validation and sanitation of user has been implemented in the 1.2 and 1.3 releases. Once again, we were aided by Pedro Ribeiro of Agile Information Security Ltd. in testing the patches for this issue.

If you ever discover a vulnerability or are uncertain about the security of ImpressCMS, please use our Security Issue Report form to let us know.

Download ImpressCMS 1.3.7 and 1.2.9 LTS (Long Term Support)

The new 1.3 release is available for download on the ImpressCMS 1.3 product page.

We continue to provide support for the 1.2 series of ImpressCMS. Once ImpressCMS 2.0 Final is released, the 1.2 support will be discontinued. The update for 1.2 (our Long Term Support version) is available on the ImpressCMS 1.2 product page

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Published by Skenow on 2014/4/16 (2422 reads)
2.0.0 Alpha 4 Released

The 4th alpha release of 2.0 branch is now available and incorporates many changes introduced in the latest 1.3 release of ImpressCMS, plus some additional improvements that will only be available in 2.0 and later. The files for this release can be found on the Development Packages page.

What was brought forward from the 1.3 releases?

  • PDO support
  • External library updates
  • Security improvements

What's been added or changed in the 2.0 branch only (so far)?

  • PHP 5.4 strict compliance
  • The system module follows IPF conventions
  • IE 6.0 compliance is being removed
  • Hashtag and mention plugins are included
  • Legacy class/ and kernel/ folders have been removed
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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/3/23 (2004 reads)
Siteground 10th anniversary promo - 15hrs left

Siteground, our hosting sponsor, is celebrating their 10th anniversary. For that, they offer special promotions for any new hosting contracts. But don't wait too long, as these offers are only valid until the end of today (CET timezone).

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/2/26 (2325 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.3.6.1 is now available for download

ImpressCMS 1.3.6.1 (fix 1 for ImpressCMS 1.3.6) fixes several problems with the newly introduced PDO database system, along with security enhancements.

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Published by Skenow on 2014/1/31 (4239 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.3.6 Final Released

The ImpressCMS 1.3.6 final release is now available to download. This release, the latest in the ImpressCMS 1.3 branch, provides support for PHP 5.5 and PDO, integrates previously released patches, and added protection for 3 vulnerabilities.

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/1/1 (1899 reads)

2014 has started! The ImpressCMS team wishes everyone a good start of the new year, and we look forward to a new year in which we will support you with help and advice in your ImpressCMS projects.


As you might have guessed, there are many things on our list of things we want to achieve during the upcoming year, but we'll focus our attention first on reviewing the structure and design of the website and on releasing more patches for ImpressCMS 1.3.5.


Happy New Year


the ImpressCMS team

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Published by Skenow on 2013/11/5 (1841 reads)
New Patch: Smarty Update and Decoupling

The first in a series of patches to ImpressCMS is now ready to download and apply. This patch will update Smarty to version 2.6.28 and remove the email protection hack from the Smarty files and establishes it as a preload instead.

The changes from Smarty were to make it compliant with PHP 5.5 and to reapply a fix that had not been carried forward from a previous version.

Patches are designed to bring you features and fixes much quicker - and be simple to apply to your sites.

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