Blog / News / Announcements / New FlatPress website, forum, and wiki
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.
Blog / Project interna / Current status
there’s a lot of change going on in the FlatPress project lately - some of it you might notice, some not. I’d like to keep you folks up to date.
Before I dive into the details, here’s the tl;dr for the impatient reader:
Not much to see for now, the big things will happen in February.
Still reading? Thank you :) Well then, let’s take a look at the details.
New FlatPress release
You may have noticed (and propably updated to) FlatPress release 1.0.3.php7. It looks and feels exactly like the previous release 1.0.3, but runs under PHP7 and supports HTTPS.
Use the update package to update your FlatPress instance from 1.0.3 to 1.0.3.php7, it’s really easy! (For update instructions, see the download page.)
The upcoming release 1.1 is actually quite finished (see the changelog); I’d just like to add a few more language packs. Feel free to get the latest snapshot from GitHub to play around with!
I plan to release FlatPress 1.1 in February, when we have the new forum online (see below).
I did a little polishing on flatpress.org the last weeks; a shiny new version of this website will be published later. You guess the date: February.
The old Vanilla forum is quite outdated, and moreover, registration is broken. This sucks if you need (or want to provide) support :(
I will open a completely new forum - in February :)
The FlatPress wiki is a great place to get information about FlatPress, or to download themes and plugins. But it’s also littered by spam users and content.
There will be a complete overhaul (February?^^); but since the user accounts won’t be transferred, you will need to re-register your account.
Did I forget something? Just ask me!
Oh, well: When the new website goes online, there will also be an official flatpress.org mail address - finally :)
I hope you guys out there feel good about the way this nice little open source project goes. Please send me your feedback and suggestions! And, more important: Spread the word - tell everybody that FlatPress will be new and fresh and shiny. In February ;)
All the best,
Blog / News / Beta test for upcoming release
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.
Blog / General / Enjoy the holidays!
Hey all you FlatPressers out there,
I wish you all great holidays with your family, friends and beloved ones. If you have the chance, use this special time of the year to take care of people in need, share love with those who deserve it, or just have a good time with folks you really like. And of course, have a great start into the upcoming new year - it may be a successful one for all of you.
As for FlatPress, 2019 is hopefully going to bring the project to new life. There is still plenty of work, but: The first steps are done!
Thanks for all the support I already got on my mission to revive FlatPress - and still continue to get. It’s very encouraging to see you appreciate my efforts. There are still a few things to be done until the project is finally transferred and the new version can be released. Stay tuned and drop by once in a while to get the latest news!
All the best
Blog / News / Project interna / FlatPress is now on Twitter
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!)