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Version 2.6.0 Released

Dec 18, 2020

Version 2.6.0 or 'Quarantined Quandary' is now under the tree in time for Christmas! We added support for PHP v7.4 and initial support for PHP v8.0 and Twitter Bootstrap v5 (optional download required). We also fixed quite a number of issues since the last patch especially with MySQL v5.7 'strict' mode., and some other things have been tweaked. We've also added an optional simplified permissions system and optional support for CDN links to our major libraries. If your server PHP version supports it (v5.6.0 or later), we strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.6.0 as soon as practical! ...

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Merry Christmas 2020 from Exponent CMS!

Dec 5, 2020

Merry ChristmasThough 2020 has left most of us longing for something better, the majority of us have made it through the year. To celebrate, we'll be releasing a new version of Exponent CMS shortly.. Version 2.6.0 will add support for PHP v7.4 and MySql 'strict' mode. It will also add initial support for PHP v8.0 and Twitter Bootstrap v5. Additionally it adds a new optional Simplified Permissions system to help speed up large (eCommerce) sites by reducing every user to either an Admin or a User...you either have permissions or you don't! We've also added optional support for loading most of our main libraries (jQuery, Bootstrap, YUI, and Font-Awesome) by CDN link to help speed up some sites. Several of those features had crept out in patches to v2.5.1, but have been robusted quite a bit since the last patch was released back in the spring. While PHP v8 support has been tested, there may still be some unidentified quirks, but it will allow your site to run under PHP v8 which Exponent v2.5.1 will not allow. Additionally, the Twitter Bootstrap v5 support requires an additional, optional package which will include a sample theme. This will initially be an 'beta' level release since Bootstrap v5 is still beta and there may be some breaking changes before it reaches 'stable' in the next months.  ...

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Bootstrap 5 Integration Coming...

Jun 19, 2020

Now that Twitter Bootstrap v5.0.0 alpha 1 has been released we have begun integrating support into Exponent CMS. The next release (v2.6.0) will include optional support for the new framework. Though it will initially be shipped as an optional addon, the basic support will be included in the main package. Just as with the initial integration of Bootstrap 4 there will be a separate 'beta' package to add the additional files including a sample theme. Please bear in mind that until Bootstrap 5 reaches a release stage there may be breaking changes with their implementation. ...

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Exponent Forums Back Online

Mar 28, 2020

The Exponent CMS Forum site is now back online at http://forums.exponentcms.org/.  ...

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Exponent in 2020

2020Yes, Exponent CMS is still alive and being updated. Though development has taken a much slower pace, bugs are still being squashed and new features are being added. You can expect v2.5.1 to be released by the end of winter 2020 (March). This is actually a minor patch update to v2.5.0patch2, but due to the copyright being updated to 2020 it affects almost every file and would be a very large patch, therefore it'll be a full version release. ...


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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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