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PHP-Fusion 9.0 Beta

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BY Falk
October 03 2014 10:41:36

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PHP-Fusion 9.0 Beta

We want to invite everyone to test and improve this beta version with us.

You will always be able to download the latest beta from Here

We will keep this beta as a floating one, meaning that fixes can and will happened on a daily basis for the download above.

Please report any problems you have in our open PHP-Fusion 9 Beta Forum

We do not expect the beta to run more than 1 month.

I would like to take a moment and explain why we will call this version for PHP-Fusion 9.0.
Only because of the confusion it may cause since PHP-Fusion 8 was next in line.
A lot of people have pointed out the fact that we have been on Version 7 for years.
The same people also stress that this is one very strong version we are releasing.
We could not agree more, naturally we also have that feeling, after all, that is why we release it.

Let me explain the versioning in PHP-Fusion.
Our versioning is not that complex as it may seem to be at a first glance.
PHP-Fusion have 3 steps with more than enough possibilities for our needs.
In the version as we have today - 7.02.07,
The 7 is the branch version.
The .02 is the Major version within the 7 branch.
The .07 is a Lesser version within the 7.02 branch.

A Branch version contains many significant features and functions not seen in the previous branch.
A lot of documentation will be required for all the new features and functions introduced.

A Major version can contain larger functional changes that may have an impact on the system and itīs way to handle things.
A Major upgrade will require that you have some basic knowledge of the changes made, in order to make a safe transition from your previous version.

A Lesser version is not allowed to have any structural or functional changes.
The upgrade need to be fairly simple.

This PHP-Fusion version actually contain just about all improvements and even some of the items from the wish list initially planned for PHP-Fusion 8.
We have taken the Development for Tesseract much further than the initial Development plan, promoting it as PHP-Fusion 8.
If we were to launch an PHP-Fusion 8.0 that did not do the things we have completed and displayed to the public for Tesseract, people would simply become disappointed.

Thatīs why we will start a new chapter with PHP-Fusion 9 while the Development for Tesseract continues.
Tesserect will most likely be a version 10, for now we just call it Tesseract.

It have been our plan to continue the Development of PHP-Fusion 7 after the release of Tesseract.

We believe that the two versions will work well with different paths of what they are good at.

Tesseract need a lot of more Development hours before it is ready for a public release.

With the above in mind it makes a lot of sense to spend a couple of months to Finnish PHP-Fusion 9 with the features we could before releasing Tesseract.

Current PHP-Fusion 9.0 ChangeLog ,

Introducing SEO - A fully integrated and comprehensive SEO engine built for PHP-Fusion with itīs own Administration.
The SEO Engine utilize modules for itīs rules. These modules can be enabled or disabled with a click of a button ( Enable / Disable ) for each native section such as ,
News, Forums, Articles, Photogallery, Downloads, User Profile, Web links, Submissions, Search, Login/Logout, Print Pages, Messages etc.

Introducing Multilingual Features - PHP-Fusion have from this day forth a full core support for Multilingual content together with several relevant APIīs that have been developed for smooth and easy implementations for your Infusions and for itīs settings.
Multilingual support have been implemented in all native Infusions.

Introducing PDO Functions - PHP-Fusion can now be run with full PDO support.
PDO provides a data-access abstraction layer, which means that, regardless of which database you"re using, you use the same functions to issue queries and fetch data.
The PHP Data Objects (PDO) extension defines a light-weight, consistent interface for accessing databases in PHP.
"PDO does not provide a database abstraction, it does not rewrite SQL or emulate missing features". Meaning that we still base our calls on MySQL.

Introducing User Fields API 1.2 - Now supporting off userDB tables, which allows to extend User Fields to End application level, if you want to link Ebay account into PF, now you can. You can create an endless menu with customized classes in profile with this.

Introducing customized error messages with the help of error.php and .htaccess - We use localized text and images for the error reporting of the following HTTP errors,
ErrorDocument 400, ErrorDocument 401, ErrorDocument 403, ErrorDocument 404, ErrorDocument 500

Introducing Administration area Theming capabilities - You can now create your own customized Themes for the Administration area.

Introducing Bootstrap support - Bootstrap 3.2 are now loaded with our Core. You can toggle it from main settings.

Introducing new login methods, you can select between user name and email or both. (Administration > Settings > Misc).

Introducing Email templates - You can now have customized emails sent for Contact, Notification PM , Notification threads.

Introducing Two new panel positions - AU_CENTER ( Above upper center ) and BL_CENTER (Below Lower Center).
The idea is to enable two extra panel positions that have full theme width like subheader and footer while these positions can be populated with panel content like any other panel position via the Panel Administration.
Panels can also be enabled for only a few selected languages or all enabled languages.

Introducing User Blacklisting function - Now Users can block each other and apply user blocking actions.

Introducing Tokens - We now inject Tokens to forms in order to prevent both bots and hacking attempts, Session is created for tokens in maincore.php.

Added a new Stock Theme Called Venus have been created and are included as the default theme for the new Administration area.
Added a new Stock Theme, Bootstrapped to act as default theme, Fully responsive with custom login template.
Added a standard mobile menu.
Added a new login template for Administration access instead of Admin password within the Area.
Added a new RSS Feeds Panel for News, Forums, Downloads, Articles, Web Links.
Added locale files for errors in all admin pages.
Added new content indicator icons added, hot, attach, image_attach, poll in Forums.
Added a MIME file type check setting toggler can be found in Misc settings.
Added a option to add forum category description.
Added a option to show last user post avatar in forum.
Added a themes/templates/default.css which will contain some default css rules.
Added /images/flags for each country.
Added a forum index was reformatted to be a bit more semantic and added more css classes.
Added an Alert before deleting comment.
Added Threads per page, Posts per page in Administration > Settings > Items per page.
Added html_entity_decode() to the short description box in downloads.php.
Added function output handling to add add_to_jquery() was introduced to semantically add Jquery scripts across files.
Added functions in footer, header, admin header, admin_header_mce to support SEO, and the new Admin Theme.
Added Entypo icons as basic default icon selection.
Added Notification UI query stacks - Pulled from Tesseract - function notify();.
Added Jquery cookie https://github.com/carhartl/jquery-cookie to core pack includes/.
Added Js table sorter - http://tablesorter.com
Added Filter for JS based Bootstrap page navigation
Added Chain select library - pulled from Tesseract for double chain selections.http://www.appelsiini.net/projects/lazyload) - supported by form_select();
Added Fusion Dynamics and Fusion Defender - 2 out of 5 development branches made for Tesseract to 9.

The Fusion Dynamics - is functional form builder components.
The Fusion Defender - is a new security class.

Added Auto validation of sessions and fields generated by Dyanamics.

Added Auto Field Validation -
1. added text validation for Dynamics.
2. added number validation for Dynamics.
3. added email validation for Dynamics.
4. added required validation for Dyanmics.
5. added file checking and file uploading for Dynamics.
6. Retrenched other types reserved for Tesseract.

Dynamics API to Core,
- Complete rewrite of all admin files.
- Dynamics should be read together with Bootstrap 3.2 integration as default HTML markup selection.
- Dynamics should be read together with latest Jquery output handling.
- Dynamics should be read together with Defender.
- Following Inputs introduced ,
1. text field
2. text area field
3. select2 js (http://ivaynberg.github.io/select2/) for dropdowns
4. toggle switches (http://www.bootstrap-switch.org/) for checkboxes
5. ajax user search - off branch select2();
6. colorpicker - (http://www.eyecon.ro/bootstrap-colorpicker/)
7. Datepicker Calendar - (http://eonasdan.github.io/bootstrap-datetimepicker/)
8. File input - (https://github.com/kartik-v/bootstrap-fileinput)

Extended Quote BBcode.
Extended Quote optimizations.

Updated BBCodes to support PHP 5.5
Updated phpmailer class from 5.2.6 to 5.2.8.
Updated TinyMCE editor to 4.0.
Updated jQuery version.
Updated Colorbox version.
Updated colorbox.css.
Updated db_backup.php.

Changed Panel Administration - We wanted to make it more interesting - Panel Admin is now more visual.
Changed User info Panel - Avatar, messages box statusbars and some more standard options have been implemented.
Changed user signature from TEXT to VARCHAR(500).
Changed forum_threads_panel - Now follows the Threads per page setting as limit.
Changed Search.php have been rewritten for SEO modules to work - All themes need to update theme’s form method=get to method=post to support SEO.

Fixed a bug in cleanup process after a user is deleted.
Fixed IP Ban range issues in IP_handling_include.php.
Fixed an issue in setup.php.
Fixed a problem with index.php as starting page if the opening page are empty.
Fixed Deprecated: preg_replace() in url_bbcode_include.php.
Fixed and tweaked ICQ bbcode.
Fixed Avatar resize bug.
Fixed a bug with show/hide signature
Fixed a unset error in maincore.php
Fixed HTML typos in blacklist, errors, articles, login and news.
Fixed a panel restriction bug.
Fixed a potential url issue in viewthread.php.

Replaced PHP-Fusion Admin Icons.
Replaced many & with &.
Replaced All html hardcoded forms, the entire system have been replaced with Fusion Dynamics.

jscript.js Has been beautified in order to facilitate further modifications.
Optimized some images using Smush.it.
Setup Has been beautified

Removed Admin password requirement inside varius Admin sections
Removed tbl2 from maintenance.php
Removed "correctPNG()" function in jscript.php
Removed the MSN user field
Removed readarticle.php.
Removed hidden text from search results.

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#16 on Oct 03 2014 at 16:14:28

Elvenelf

You had me at PDO support. YES!

I haven't tested this yet, or seen any code for it, I'm downloading as I type this, but what I want to see someday is complete separation of core code and theme....

Maybe a structure similar to MVC, where we can have themes that will style admin, front-end and these be separate from the logic that makes the pages... for instance, classnames, or id's in the forums layout should come from the theme and not from the file that is showing the post lists... this way, we allow themers to go fully creative because they can prepare themes that are not dependant on core html output from a core file outside the theme.... not entirely sure this has been implemented or not, but if it is, I am going to go nutz with this....

#17 on Oct 04 2014 at 08:28:47

jikaka

demo side!!!
dark side!!!
Smile

#18 on Oct 04 2014 at 09:03:24

Kvido

Excellent !!
Congratulations !!
Proper installation, commissioning PHPF + 9.0 Beta lasted seven minutes !!

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#19 on Oct 04 2014 at 10:53:10

janmol

Very good ... very good indeed. I have downloaded version 9 and will spend time testing. But it would be a good idea to inform us about the locale-changes somewhere. I can see that a lot of the old locale-files are ok to use, but I need to know, where the changes are. This will make my tests more usable. I agree that the new installation routine is a lot better than the old one ... by the way.

Admin note: Thank you,
Please post issues here : https://www.php-fusion.co.uk/forum/viewforum.ph...rum_id=137
We can not run support in comment fields.

#20 on Oct 07 2014 at 13:40:43

mawe4585

I will certainly install the beta, but i also want to try update an old test site. what would be the best way to update from 7.02.xx to 9b?

Admin note: Please post issues and questions here : https://www.php-fusion.co.uk/forum/viewforum.ph...rum_id=137
We can not run support in comment fields.

#21 on Oct 22 2014 at 13:58:09

Daywalker

I will admit that the admin portion of things looks better, I haven't had a chance to fully explore it. I am a little sad that probably the most important feature that this CMS has lacked the last several years is the forum support, meaning the ability to have at least 1 or 2 levels of subforums.

Other than that, I'm sure this will be a very good security and function update and I applaud the participants in it's development.

#22 on Oct 27 2014 at 14:58:05

DwB

Don't get me wrong, the new things are awesome like PDO or Bootstrap but if I remember correctly it was said, that with v8, now v9, it would be possible to decide what parts of PHPF someone needs and what he doesn't need.
For example I don't need a shoutbox nor do I need forums, FAQs, articles, gallery and other things. But if I install v9 these things are part of the install package and not only the files are uploaded, as well are the tables created.

Will there be in near future a possibility to decide what "extensions" I want and only these are installed? Meaning really a core of PHP-Fusion and deciding manually what extensions I want and only these extensions will create the tables?

#23 on Oct 28 2014 at 20:11:48

stupel

You don't want to add gallery subalbum to the base system? Smile

#24 on Nov 08 2014 at 17:18:23

HobbyMan

Loaded up 9 as offline test site, so far looks great Good

FYI: My Content Creator which was made for V7+ seems to work ok with 9 ~ Content Creator

#25 on Feb 07 2015 at 02:32:31

isaiasrj

Hello everyone,
I am Brazilian and I follow the release of PHP-FUSION, wanted to know if it will take out version 9 here in Brazil still do not have the version 8 of php-fusion

Regards to all
www.visaotec.com

#26 on Feb 14 2015 at 16:38:00

Kvido

Hey, guys!
Preparing for traffic on localhost this version on sharp web. I am satisfied.

#27 on May 27 2015 at 13:33:51

MeSaMe

when this version will be available and what kind of updates are you working on

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