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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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FlatPress 0.703 Crescendo Final out


At last! Just before your holidays, when sun is hot and you really care about everything except posting on your blog (ha-ha), here it is, the new FlatPress has come, with a new logo, a new release and this brand new wonderful website.

I’m waiting for those who are of course going to say they liked the old logo and the old site better :D

Get it from SourceForge

As announced, now FP comes bundled with the only English language (so that nobody complains :P), but you can found here:

This list will be updated as soon as people sync their translations with the new version; diffs are in this post; of course you can also update the wiki on your own (if you prepare a package, please do it :D).

Yes, we have a wiki.

If you are lazy and you don’t want to start over, we have some packages for older versions listed on this older page.

Be sure to read the guidelines (for instance lang files should be in utf-8)

We still lack a forum… I’d like to use PunBB but the lack of utf-8 blocks me; utf-8 won’t be there until 1.3 (which is still under development — and which looks cool)

Installing a new language

To install a new language just get the contents of the lang/ dir of the compressed archive and overwrite when you’re (eventually) asked.

Then choose the new language from the config panel.

Done. :)


The complete changelog since 0.612 can be found here.

Side notes

If you’re thinking this site looks a lot like my personal blog you’re right :D

  1. NoWhereMan

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 13:22:56


  2. NoWhereMan

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 13:24:04


  3. flux

    Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 07:27:51

    Great job… this site, this release… that’s fantastic hihihih
    Ahh quel gran giorno che scelsi flatpress al posto di wordpress… Dio vi benedica :D

  4. llp

    Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 17:38:54

    I am with trouble under this new version, the login page do not redirect to the admin page :(

  5. NoWhereMan

    Friday, June 29, 2007 - 07:12:48

    Sorry, I don’t get it. When you log in you can click on the links to go to the main admin panel, to add a new entry, and to go back to your index.

    If you expect sometimes the login page to redirect you, and it doesn’t work, well then it may be a minor issue :)


  6. DetlefGroth

    Friday, June 29, 2007 - 15:09:25

    Thanks for this great release. However I observed two bugs:

    First the Highlighter must be enabled by uncommenting line 441:

    //’code’ => ‘pre’,

    otherwise [code=language] does not work, secondly with static pages and PHP4.4.7 I observed the following error:

    Warning: Smarty error: validate: validator id ’subject’ is not registered. in /mnt/web4/33/32/5181132/htdocs/flatpress/fp-includes/smarty/Smarty.class.php on line 1095

    The same is true for validator id ‘content’ and ‘id’. Furthermore I updated the german Language translation where should I put this ?


  7. DetlefGroth

    Friday, June 29, 2007 - 15:20:06

    Again me,

    sorry, but the Smarty-error disapeared for unkown reasons. So only the Hilighter-issue remains to be fixed.


  8. DetlefGroth

    Friday, June 29, 2007 - 15:24:38

    The Highlighter must be enabled by uncommenting line 441:
    File: fp-plugins/bbcode/plugin.bbcode.php
    //’code’ => ‘pre’,

  9. NoWhereMan

    Friday, June 29, 2007 - 16:01:21

    Hi, DetlefGroth!

    Thank you for trying FlatPress, let’s answer your comments.

    1. BBCode: I’ve just downloaded the package from SourceForge to be sure: line 441 is uncommented, are sure you didn’t inadvertently download an older version? I must admin I didn’t test very much SH plugin; moreover I suggest you to update the js files of that plugin from the dp.SyntaxHighlighter home page, where the author adjusted the behaviour with pre (I didn’t test it :))

    2. SmartyValidate: That might happen if you open two or more pages with forms contemporary; say, you select “new static” and “new entry”; it depends on how validation is handled at the moment. if you see this, try refreshing the page, or select another link

    3. Language: that’s great! You can register to the wiki and upload it right there. From the text editor of the wiki you have to choose the small button with a picture frame in it: a window will open, allowing you to upload your package.


  10. DetlefGroth

    Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 04:51:48

    1. SH-Plugin: I will check this again and I will update to the new release

    2. Thanks for telling me how to reproduce the problem, so this is a known issue

    3) I uploaded the anguage pack and mentioned the link on the Wiki, the translation is based on the older from Christian alias tafkas and your language diff for the english languages

    4) I recently compared several text file blogs on
    , unfortunatly it is in german only. FlatPress was one of my recommendations


  11. NoWhereMan

    Monday, July 2, 2007 - 06:15:57

    1. I’ve checked with more calm, and actually the problem is that you *have* to comment that line :) ok. I’ll remember that for a minor release

    3. Great! I’ll update my post

    4. Oh, then you’re the author :) I’m aware of that and I’ve found nice that you provided some custom CSSs. Maybe you want to check them with leggero or the newer FlatMaas (they were for 0.612 if I remember correctly) and release them on the wiki as well ?

    I can’t read German (even though I try to understand from poor Google translations) but thank you for the review :)

  12. NoWhereMan

    Monday, July 2, 2007 - 06:18:00

    PS: Leggero is based on flatmaas, so they share most of their xhtml code (with some changes); I’m planning to add a style switch option so that you can have several CSS sets for a single xhtml structure :)

  13. DetlefGroth

    Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 04:19:47

    1. Oh yes, you must [b]comment[/b] the line with 441:
    //’code’ => ‘pre’,

    4. I ported on this article some WordPress templates to flatpress as well. I found my stylesheet structure - created from the flatmass2 template - easier to handle. The file is here: