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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Blog / News / Releases / New release: FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”

New release: FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”

2021-02-07_legato.jpgHi folks,

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.

What’s new?

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.

Happy blogging!

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,
Arvid

Image: Derivate of “Lots of thirty-second notes with a legato above” by Horia Varlan - licensed under CC BY 2.0

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Blog / News / Releases / Second beta release of FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”

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 :)

Thank you!
Arvid

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Blog / News / Releases / First beta release of FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”

First beta release of FlatPress 1.2 “Legato”

Hi folks,

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,
Arvid

Friday, February 22, 2019

Blog / Releases / FlatPress 1.1 “Da capo” is here!

FlatPress 1.1 “Da capo” is here!

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Hi all you FlatPress users out there!
I am more than happy to announce the release of FlatPress 1.1 “Da capo”.

For those who just can’t wait any longer: Proceed to download of FlatPress 1.1 “Da capo” (zip, 1.0 MiB)

What’s new?

As stated in this blog entry, the new release is not completely new software. But it’s the stable foundation for all upcoming developments.

The most important steps - PHP7 and HTTPS support - were already done with the previous “emergency” release 1.0.3.php7. Now with 1.1, we took the time to fix a few more things, and to clean up a little bit. The BBCode toolbar has now graphical icons and knows a few more elements, some more languages are included, and a number of bugs and glitches have been fixed. Even one security fix is on board.

Please see the changelog for a complete list of changes.

“Da capo”?

Continuing the lovely tradition of naming FlatPress releases after music terms, I decided to go with Edoardo’s suggestion to call the new release “Da capo”.
That’s a well-matching name, since the FlatPress project was fallen asleep for more than three years, and is now revived with fresh energy. FlatPress is starting over again - or, as musicians put it: Da capo! :)

How does FlatPress continue from now on?

The FlatPress blogging engine will be evolved carefully, I do not plan to hastily stuff in crazy new things. Now that the stable release 1.1 is online, my main efforts will go into reviving the community. Coding will mainly be fixing bugs, refreshing outdated plugins et cetera.

What can you do?

As stated in my take-over posting, I can use every help I get.

  • Help me improving FlatPress.
    Send me in every bug or glitch you encounter while working with FlatPress. If you are familiar with GitHub, don’t hesitate to create issues there.

    Coders are very welcome to join the FlatPress team. If you have a bugfix or an enhancement for FlatPress, I’d be excited to receive your pull request on GitHub.

  • Join the community.
    We have a great new support forum, but it’s still quite empty. 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.

    Also, you can help us to update and complete the contents of our wiki. The information there may be outdated, or linked sites may be gone 404 in between.

  • Spread the word.
    If you know a software archive or a CMS compare site that does not have FlatPress, tell them! Ask your web hosting provider if they’d like to offer FlatPress in their software installer. Recommend FlatPress to people asking you for an easy-to-use blogging engine.

After the last years of silence around the project, let’s remind the world of FlatPress again.





Image credit goes to Matthias - thanks a lot :)