After I updated phpBB in our support forum last week, the forum registration was broken. The problem persisted until I fixed it today.
Thanks to Rick who reported this! :)
If you encountered problems registering to the forum lately, please try again now.
All the best
here’s a little update on the current status of the FlatPress project.
Version 1.1 “Da capo” runs stable and doesn’t seem to have major bugs. (See the open issues on GitHub.) Thus, we can concentrate on overhauling language packs and plugins.
Also, there may be some SEO improvements to the default theme Leggero soon.
Our new support forum got populated quite nicely. I am very happy to receive your feedback and suggestions on FlatPress! Also, there a lot of experienced users out there trying to answer incoming questions. Thank you all for supporting each other in this friendly and productive manner!
In order to prevent bot registrations, I changed the behaviour of the registration page. Please let me know if you experience problems registering.
Regarding the old support forum I have good news and bad news: Although I got the forum itself running again, I am still searching for the “everything is read-only” switch. (Vanilla experience, anyone?)
I’m still working on it - it would be great to have back this huge pool of FlatPress know-how.
The German-speaking, Twitter-using FlatPressers may have noticed: FlatPress is now listed at Heise Download, one of the biggest German software portals. You are very welcome to rate FlatPress there.
If you know more of such software sites (in any language), please let them know about FlatPress! We still need to make FlatPress more visible to the world.
In retrospect …
In my first blog posting here on flatpress.org, I described my plan to stabilize the software and to revive the community. Although not as quick as I hoped, this seems to have worked quite well.
Thank you all for supporting me in any way!
Let us keep working together to maintain and evolve a great little blogging engine - that may not fit any need, but ours perfectly :)
Allright folks, after a few days getting everything running, here’s what we’ve got.
Since the old one was broken, I started a completely new forum. Use it to ask your questions, meet other FlatPressers, introduce your plugins and themes, or show off the blog sites you created with FlatPress.
The most important thing for new FlatPress users is to find friendly help and support. Give them a warm welcome and answer their questions patiently - today’s newbies will be tomorrow’s pros.
The old wiki contained a lot of helpful information, but was also full of bot-registered spam users. I opened a new wiki and transferred just the contents (but not the users). So please re-register yourself and help us to update and complete the wiki contents.
Our project website got a renovation of its look and contents. Also, all flatpress.org content (including forum and wiki) is now served SSL-protected.
And as a little extra for our German-speaking users: Official German website!
Please be patient a few more days. My plan is to publish the new FlatPress release 1.1 still in february - let’s see if this works out!
When the new release is out, my next efforts will be to publicize it to CMS compare sites, download archives et cetera.
Feel free to get the latest development snapshot from GitHub and test it thoroughly. There will be only a few changes until 1.1 is complete.
Thank you very much for all the bug reports, suggestions, issues and pull requests I already received!
A special “Thank you!” goes out to our friends at UD Media, who really like what we do here. UD Media generously supports the FlatPress project by hosting us, making our project revival possible.
As a little pre-christmas treat, FlatPress is now available as version 1.0.3.php7. This marks the beta test version of the upcoming final release.
Please contact me to report any bugs and suggestions.
What has changed since the last version?
- Runs under PHP7
- HTTPS support
- Plugins added: Last comments admin, Media manager
Update 1.0.3 to 1.0.3.php7
If you already have version 1.0.3 running, you may use the update package. Updating FlatPress from 1.0.3 to 1.0.3.php7 is quite simple.
- At first: Create a backup of your blog. This enables you to rollback your changes in case of errors.
- Simply unzip the update package and transfer its contents to your server. Overwrite existing files.
As you may have noticed, there are a lot of changes going on in the FlatPress project currently. Besides the project blog you’re reading (and its RSS feed), there is now another way to stay up-to-date: FlatPress is on Twitter!
Feel free to follow @FlatPress - and please spread the word!
(A big “Thank you” goes to Julian Rademacher for his generous support on this topic!)