Blog / General / News / FlatPress is now on Mastodon 🐘
You know our Twitter account @FlatPress, right? Well, you might say, “but FlatPress says in its FAQ it wants to make its users independent from such platforms!”. And you’re right!
From now on, you also find the FlatPress project on Mastodon. This is a social network service which works quite similar to Twitter. The main difference is the absence of one single central instance that controls everything. Instead, Mastodon has many independent instances which work together. The FlatPress account resides on the Fosstodon instance.
So if you already have a Mastodon account, feel free to follow @firstname.lastname@example.org. And if not, why not give it a try?
All the best
Original image from the Mastodon press kit.
Blog / News / Releases / New release: FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”
after an intensive beta testing phase (thank you all for your efforts there!), I can finally announce the release of FlatPress 1.2.
We continue our lovely tradtion of naming our releases with musical terms. “Legato” means playing tones smoothly connected, and this is what the new release represents: FlatPress is smoothly evolving, 1.2 does not mark any hard cut.
Version 1.2 brings FlatPress to PHP 7.4 (finally!) and PHP 8.0. Also, it contains some security fixes. We updated a few libraries, and the BBCode plugin knows some more tricks. Also, many bugs are fixed, thanks for reporting!
And, to get FlatPress even more international, many language packs found their way into the standard distribution: French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian (finally!), and Spanish. Big shout out to all translators - thanks a lot!
Please see the changelog for a complete list of changes.
How to update?
Updating from 1.1 to 1.2 is very simple, please see the update instructions on the download page.
Have fun with the new version of your favourite blogging tool! And please report any bugs you may encounter on the FlatPress support forum.
All the best,
Image: Derivate of “Lots of thirty-second notes with a legato above” by Horia Varlan - licensed under CC BY 2.0
Blog / News / Releases / Second beta release of FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”
After intensive testing and bugfixing the first beta version of FlatPress 1.2 “Legato” (see the forum topic - thank you very much!), I just released the second beta of the upcoming FlatPress 1.2.
It contains fixes for all reported bugs so far. Let’s give beta2 a last round of testing, and then we’re ready for the final release!
We have a new topic regarding the beta2 release on the support forum. There, you’ll find download links, update instructions and more details about what’s new in 1.2.
Please help us testing the new beta thoroughly. So close to the final release :)
Blog / News / Releases / First beta release of FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”
I just release the the first beta of the upcoming FlatPress 1.2.
We have a topic on the support forum - there, you’ll find download links, update instructions and more details about what’s new in 1.2.
Please help us testing the new beta thoroughly. As soon as our tests were successful, I’ll release the final version of FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”. Thank you!
All the best,
Blog / News / Security Update: Please help testing
it’s been silent here for quite a while. But this doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening:
The security issue
You may or may not have seen the security issue #64 filed by lethanhtrung222. It addresses an issue that allows an attacker to delete any uploaded file on your blog just by making you click on a link like this:
This link could be sent to you via email, it works if you are already logged into your admin area.
The described cross-site request forgery (CSRF) also applies to deleting entries and enabling/disabling plugins.
Although this is not highly critical, I decided to create a bugfix release that solves this issue. Now, on every logon, a unique token is created. The token is added to the affected links in the admin area, e.g. the “Delete” link in the entries listing. Since this token is freshly created on every logon, an attacker does not know it and can’t attach it to the attacking link. Without the correct token, FlatPress will just not execute the desired action.
Before releasing the new version finally, I reach out to you: Please help me testing the new version thoroughly and report any bugs that you encounter.
Everything should work exactly as in version 1.1 “Da capo”. The only difference is the new “csrftoken” parameter in the links of the admin area actions described above.
Fiddle around with it: Copy the link URL, change the “csrftoken” parameter and see what happens :)
Get the new version here:
Please do not test on your productive FlatPress instances, this is still beta.
The new version
If everything works as expected in our tests, I will release the new FlatPress version 1.1.1 very soon.
Thanks for your help - and have a great start into the upcoming new week!