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Patch #1 Released for V2.4.2

Jan 21, 2018

This patch addresses a fatal error found in Exponent CMS v2.4.1 which prevented sending email on non-windows systems running PHP v7.0 or newer, or any system running PHP v7.0 or newer and using the php  simple mail option which is now deprecated due to security concerns. It is recommended that users re-configure their site to use SMTP mailing instead of the simple mail option under Site Configuration, or they ensure their system supports a call to '/usr/sbin/sendmail' which is the replacement for php simple mail when running on PHP v 7.0 or newer. We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.2 with this patch as soon as practical! Patch #1 to v2.4.2 is found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/exponentcms/files/exponent-2.4.2-patch-1.zip/download 
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Version 2.4.2 Released

Jan 1, 2018

To help ring in 2018, we've released version 2.4.2, 'Awaited Appearance'. There are a number of changes, new features, and countless fixes...especially since our most recent update v2.4.1patch6. Most importantly, v2.4.2 brings compatibility with PHP v7.2 which was released as stable a few short weeks ago. It however removes support for PHP v5.3 and v5.4 which have been considered obsolete for a long time. We do still support web servers running PHP v5.6 and v7.0, even though each are no longer recommended. We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.2 as soon as practical! ...

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Version 2.4.1 Released

Jan 6, 2017

This version, code-named 'Frosty Freezer' continues to address security issues and screen reader (accessibility) support by fixing issues with the previous release . We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.1 as soon as practical! ...

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Export to PDF Libraries Updated/Fixed!

Dec 3, 2016

We've updated some of the optional 'Export to PDF' libraries.  These libraries are NOT included with the Exponent CMS package (nor the git repository). Several of these require special customized packages and are available as separate downloads. ...

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Exponent in 2018

New Year 2018As we wind down 2017 and move into 2018, Exponent version 2.4.2 is being polished for release. What does the future of Exponent CMS hold in store? If you've read recent posts (here and here), you'll get a feel for what you can expect in the next version. So how can you prepare for the next version of Exponent? ...


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Integrating Bootstrap 4 into Exponent

TBootstraphe primary theme framework for Exponent CMS is Twitter Bootstrap, currently at version 3 (actually 3.3.7). The next Bootstrap release, version 4 should be available in the near future and is currently in the beta 2 stage. It would be good to integrate support for the Bootstrap 4 framework, but there are several obstacles: ...


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PHP and Exponent in 2017 (and Browsers too)

PHP LogoThis article is a follow up to PHP AND EXPONENT IN 2016. Roughly one year after that previous article, PHP development is proceeding at breakneck speeds and we have seen two minor versions pass (though v7.2 is in release candidate status). Here's how it affects Exponent CMS. ...


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Making your Custom Theme more Accessible

We're recently added better 'accessibility' support to Exponent so it may be used with a screen reader. This is mandated with some public website due to the Americans with Disabilities Act. While the code shipped with Exponent v2.4.0 includes these changes, they may need to be integrated into your custom theme. Though you can check your theme/subtheme templates and custom views with the ones we ship, here are some things to look for: ...


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