PivotX 2.3.0 Released

By Bob den OtterMonday 15 August 2011
We've released PivotX 2.3 as a recommended upgrade to all PivotX users. We've decided to bump the version to 2.3.0, since we feel enough has been changed since 2.2 to warrant this change. 
Changes since 2.2.6: 
  • Added: Less obscure 'ajaxy' saving, more consistency in showing a 'save' button for editing config and weblogs.
  • Notify the user when leaving a configuration page, 'Edit entry' or 'Edit Page', when there are unsaved changes.
  • Added: template tag [[user_list]] that lists users/authors in your PivotX.
  • Added an option in hidden settings to make the search always do an "AND" for keywords, instead of making a guess between "OR" and "AND".
  • Added parameter request_method to search tag so you can select between GET or POST.
  • Added a [[nocache]] template block (as can be found in Smarty 3).
  • Added "%counter%" formatting tag to the [[archive_list]] template tag.
  • Added new configuration setting timthumb_zc, to specify what kind of zoom crop you want timthumb to execute as default.
  • Added template tag [[sitedescription]]
  • Added new position to add html to: LOC_TITLEEND
  • Added an 'explode' modifier to Smarty.
  • Reworked latest/moderate comments part, they are now separated.
  • Updated and improved the Hashcash spam protection.
  • Fixed the underscore=" " option in [[tags]].
  • Updated timthumb to version 1.35, fixing a possible security issue.
  • Updated jQuery to version 1.6.2.
  • Updated jQueryUI to 1.8.14.
  • Updated TinyMCE to version
  • images produced by timthumb.php aren't broken by PHP warnings.
  • Bug fix: The only parameter of category_list was not checked against the category display name (in addition to the internal name).
  • On the entries overview, don't wrap the status over two lines (if the status is more than one word in a translation).
  • Bug fix: fixed the comment_after_parse hook.
  • Bug fix: Events going through ajaxhelper.php are saved with the correct username, not "A visitor".
  • Bug fix: Don't output the username for user fields that doesn't exist.
  • Fixed a database setup inconsistency.
  • Fixed: [[getpage]]/[[resetpage]] would be at fault when used within a subweblog loop on weblog pages.
  • Fixed: "view weblog"-links weren't opening in new window.
  • Fixed: A lot of 'optional' or 'non optional' fields in setup, configuration and weblog configuration work more consistently.

The release can be downloaded from this location: pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.zip (or pivotx.net/files/pivotx_latest.tgz, if you prefer.tgzfiles). 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.

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four comments

Thanks for this upgrade! All works fine, except for the notification when leaving the edit entry/page window. Yes, it gives a warning when I leave a changed configuration page without saving. But this doesn't work when editing an entry or page.

I love using PivotX and am already looking forward to PivotX 3.

Thanks for the update!

Thank you.
But I have a problem How do I import the flat entries and other categories from the old 2.2 beta to the newer 2.3 pivotx?
I developed a blog for my enterprise and now due to an error ( my blog dos not show no page and no post) I have to upgrade. but I must to loose all my previous entries?


Hans Nordhaug (hansfn)

Please use the forum for such questions so we can give you a proper reply. The short answer is: Just copy the db folder from the old to the new installation and all data is preserved - no need to use the import tool.