Upcoming Patch #2 for V2.6.0
A final patch for Exponent CMS v2.6.0 is being prepared for release before the end of 2021. This patch fixes support for MySQL v8.0.x for the new 'rank' keyword which may have prevented content from displaying and increases PHP v8 compatibility, in addition to many other fixes and tweaks, and some security fixes. It also allows running (instead of crashing) under PHP v8.1 though full support will not be final. It also updates several 3rd party libraries.
A version 2.6.1 release is also being planned for early 2022 which will integrate the Bootstrap v5 and Bootstrap Icons support and the sample theme. It will also provide greater support for PHP v8.1. This release may be changed into version 2.7.0 and completely remove PHP v5.x, v7.0, v7.1 & v7.2 support since more 3rd party libraries will NOT operate under those obsolete PHP versions.