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Published by Skenow on 2014/6/25 (234 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 Fiammybe on 2014/6/16 (206 reads)
Security Notification CVE-2014-4036 (Low Impact)

Recently, a new security notification had been submitted to CVE without the project being notified beforehand. This has been rectified, and we are preparing the appropriate files for release.

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Published by Skenow on 2014/4/16 (579 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 Skenow on 2014/3/30 (392 reads)
SimplyWiki 1.2.1 has gone final

It has been 2 1/2 years since an update has been released for SimplyWiki, and several things have been added or improved since then. Now, all those changes have been tested and validated and a new final release is ready for you!

SimplyWiki can be used in many ways - to create your own wiki with built in rich text (WYSIWYG) editors, to maintain a simple website, and to create content for specific groups of people. It supports multiple languages (even right-to-left languages), versioning, and work flows for document creation and approvals. You can see it in action at wiki.impresscms.org and www.simplywiki.org

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Published by Fiammybe on 2014/3/23 (541 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 (784 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 Fiammybe on 2014/2/10 (523 reads)
New Bug Reporting and change request links

ImpressCMS development is hosted on Assembla, and there have been some changes in the way bugs and change requests are reported. A small reminder where to go in case of problems or requests.

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Published by Skenow on 2014/1/31 (1896 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 (824 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 (1047 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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Published by Fiammybe on 2013/10/29 (964 reads)
Cloudflare protection

We have installed Cloudflare protection on the server, which means you can encounter an intermediate page every so often when you visit the ImpressCMS websites. There is no reason to be alarmed, it is meant to work that way for the near future.

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Published by Fiammybe on 2013/10/23 (834 reads)
PhpStorm 7 is now available

Jetbrains just released a new major version of PHPStorm, their PHP-oriented development environment. Some of the core team have been using PHPStorm for a while now, and this is an IDE that is loaded with time-saving features and goodies. The fact that it runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux is a big plus!

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Published by Debianus on 2013/10/9 (694 reads)
New theme: precisio

Nice for personal sites with great CSS job.

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Published by Skenow on 2013/9/30 (1308 reads)
Changing of the Guard

As the 1.3 life cycle was being launched, the ImpressCMS Team elected a Release Manager to oversee the coordination of development, feature requests, issue tracking, packaging of the releases and posting announcements. This was a new role for ImpressCMS, and the first person selected to fill that role was David Janssens (@fiammybe), who took on this role and began to add another dimension to the project and its direction.

The next stage of ImpressCMS has been set - the 2.0 releases, built on the foundation of 1.3. With the advent of this new series of releases, it has come time to say 'Thank you!' to David and usher in a new Release Manager.

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Published by Skenow on 2013/9/24 (1386 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.3.5 Final(ly)! New Stable Release of ImpressCMS

The ImpressCMS 1.3.5 Final release is now available to download. This release, the latest in the ImpressCMS 1.3 branch, proposes several regression and bug fixes, along with multiple updates to external libraries.

This stable release includes an update to the Smarty library, updates to several external libraries (jQuery, jQuery UI, Colorbox, HTML Purifier, TinyMCE and TCPDF), and updates to core modules. The 1.3 series of ImpressCMS is intended to assist webmasters in migrating sites from the legacy architecture to the new architecture designed for speed, scalability, security and expandibility.

General Improvements 

  • MariaDB has been verified to work with ImpressCMS as an alternative to MySQL
  • Core links pointing to 'index.php' files have been removed. This improves your link profiles for the search engines because it eliminates different URIs pointing to the same content.
  • Creating PDF content with functionality included in the core no longer generates an error

Security release of Smarty template engine added

  • A vulnerability in the Smarty template engine was patched

 

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