Movable Type 3.3 (3.3.1), 3.3.2

August 28th, 2006 No comments

[Movable Type]

July 12, 2006 – Six Apart “today released an upgrade to its flagship business blogging tool Movable Type. The company also announced significant summer price discounts across the entire Movable Type product line, while making its free personal license open to unlimited users with unlimited blogs.

Movable Type 3.3 introduces many new features, including:

* Tag Support and Tag Feeds.

* Widget Manager, to rearrange page content by drag-and-drop.

* Activity Feeds, to manage your entire blog, its comments and TrackBacks, and get information on your blog’s status with customizable feeds for administrators.

To learn all the details, please read the Six Apart press release.

Note: this update to Movable Type is being initially released as version 3.31 to sync version numbers with an earlier release in the Japanese market.

Update: August 28, 2006 – Movable Type has been updated to version 3.32. This is a recommended fix if you need any of the fixes listed in the release notes, but it’s not a required update.

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August 27th, 2006 No comments


As its name implies, b2evolution is an evolution of b2/cafelog. It was started in early 2003 by François Planque because the development of b2 had been discontinued (and the official b2 successor, WordPress, had not yet been named).

Key improvements on b2/cafelog include:

* Multiple categories and sub-categories
* Multiple blogs
* Displaying all feedback (comments, trackbacks and pingbacks) on same page
* Latest comments page
* Integrated XHTML validator: check that your posts/comments are valid XHTML and secure against cross site scripting
* Full internationalization (i18n) and several localizations (l10n) included. Toolkit to add your own translations provided.
* evoSkins (evolved blog skins): change the look & feel of your blog in a snap!
* Clean permalinks
* Draft status: hide posts until you want to publish them
* Private/Protected status: hide posts from non identified members
* Trackback and/or pingback on edit (multiple trackbacks/pingbacks allowed)
* Statistics based on logging of Referers, User Agents, etc… on blog pages and RSS feeds
* Comment and referrer spam prevention

b2evolution is a PHP and MySQL application, released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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August 25th, 2006 No comments


e107 is a content management system “written in PHP and using the popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. It’s completely free and totally customisable, and in constant development.

e107 was first publicly released in 2002 by its developer Jalist (see The history of e107). Later, an expanded development team was formed and eventually this team took over the task of maintaining and developing the system.

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Xoops 2.0.15 released

August 25th, 2006 No comments


The Xoops development team “is pleased to announce the release of Xoops 2.0.15.

This is mainly a maintenance release containing various bugfixes. It also provides security enhancements and thus all 2.0.x users are strongly advised to upgrade.

For details please see the Xoops release announcement.

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GreyMatter Forums closed?

August 25th, 2006 No comments


The GreyMatter Team website at is no longer available. In its place, just a page stating that the account has been suspended. A post by Pete Finnigan explains what happened, and also points out to a new GreyMatter forum at

Update: the old forum is currently redirected to the new one, and GM related activity is going on …

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August 23rd, 2006 No comments


CMSimple is based on a Perl script written by Peter Andreas Harteg in 1999 and used for managing homepages for many years.

In March 2003 Peter rewrote CMSimple in PHP and made it available for free use.

CMSimple doesn’t need a database, but stores the content of your site in a single HTML file. CMSimple is recommended for sites with text contents less than 2 MB (about 1000 pages of text with an average of 2,000 characters per page). There is no maximum size to the site but speed will become an issue.

Images are stored separately, and there is no limit to the number of images you can use. Additional features include an integrated online WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor with link validation, image handling, online editing of system files and an automatic backup on logout.

CMSimple is free to use, but only if a link to is kept visible in the template for the site. If you want to remove or hide the link to from your pages, you must purchase a commercial license for the site.

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Xaraya 1.1.2 released

August 20th, 2006 No comments


The Xaraya Team is pleased to announce the release of Xaraya Core 1.1.2, “a maintenance release offering further improvements and bug fixes on the 1.x series.

Instructions for new installs are included in the distribution files and via links in the installation script. For those upgrading, please make sure you check the distribution instructions in UPGRADE.txt or online, and then run the upgrade script. There are no major template or database changes in this release, or changes in the configuration file.

Core version 1.1.2 includes a number of general improvements, among these the upgrade of ADOdb to version 4.90. As usual Xaraya have also provided the Full and Base distributions containing the Core 1.1.2 distribution plus extra modules for users convenience. For additional details, please see the release announcement.

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b2evolution 1.8.1 RC released

August 17th, 2006 No comments


The b2evolution team is “pleased to announce immediate availability of b2evolution 1.8.1 RC “Milestone”.

This is a Release Candidate. This means that it is ready for production and basically the only thing missing is translations/localizations into more languages (English, French & German included).

For details please see the release announcement.

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Serendipity 1.0.1

August 14th, 2006 No comments


The Serendipity Team has made available two new releases, Serendipity 1.0.1 and Serendipity 1.1-beta1.

Serendipity 1.0.1 addresses a few minor bugfixes in the otherwise very well-received 1.0 stable release, while Serendipity 1.1-beta1 brings the long awaited new features to a first public release.

For details on both releases, please see the release announcement.

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Scoop 1.1.8 released

August 13th, 2006 No comments


Scoop 1.1.8 is a security fix release.

It fixes a bug in edit_story where users are allowed to edit their own stories, a bug in story posting, and some cross site scripting vulnerabilities.

For additional information and upgrading instructions, please see the release announcement.

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