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Welcome to Geeklog Friday, April 25 2014 @ 03:11 AM EDT

Geeklog 1.4.0

  • Sunday, February 05 2006 @ 09:30 AM EST
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Geeklog 1.4.0 is one of the biggest updates in Geeklog's history and introduces the following new features and changes:

  • Geeklog now officially works with register_globals = off.
  • Ships with FCKeditor (WYSIWYG editor).
  • Supports Trackback, Pingback, and pinging weblog directories.
  • Remote authentication lets registered users of remote services such as and LiveJournal log into your Geeklog site without having to register.
  • New syndication framework that can both read and write feeds in RSS (0.9x and 2.0), RDF, and Atom (0.3 and 1.0) formats.
  • The links and polls sections are now plugins and can be disabled, removed, or replaced easily when you don't need them.
  • Revamped Admin sections to provide a consistent look and sortable lists.
  • New search only returns a specified amount of results per page, thus avoiding the embarrassing timeouts on large databases.
  • ... and more.


Those updating from 1.4.0rc2 will find a list of the files that have changed in the included file docs/changed-files. When upgrading from earlier 1.4.0 versions, please replace all the files, as changes often depend on changes in other files and a mixture of old and new files may leave you with a non-working site. Note that there were no database changes between all of the 1.4.0 versions, so you don't need to run the install script again.

When upgrading from earlier versions (i.e. 1.3.11sr3 or older), please follow the upgrading instructions. As usual, you can upgrade from any earlier Geeklog release to 1.4.0 in one step - just make sure you select the correct database version you're coming from when running the installation script in upgrade mode.

Description of new features

We've already posted the following articles describing some of the new features in Geeklog 1.4.0 (and you can expect a few more over the coming weeks):


Trackback URL for this entry:

The developers of Geeklog are proud to announce the release of Geeklog 1.4.0. [read more]

Some folks have asked why we don't use Moveable Type, or one of the many other Blog style formats for our site. The truth is we just liked this one. AMong other reasons is Geek Log is essentially Open Source. You'll notice we don't have trackback... [read more]

The much anticipated release of Geeklog 1.4.0 is finally here. I've been running the release candidates and have been pleased with the new features and encountered very few bugs. Now, after much testing, the Geeklog folks have released the final (sta... [read more]

Website owners now have the opportunity to be more hands-on and reduce the need to hire a web designer to make minor site updates. The latest release of the Geeklog content management system includes FCKeditor, an open source HTML text editor. [read more]

installed 1.4.0 on [read more]

Geeklog 1.4.0 це одне з найбільших оновлень в історіі Geeklog'а! Радий вам представити наступні нові можливості та зміни: Geeklog тепер вміє працюватÐ... [read more]   [read more]

ギークログの1.4 IvySOHO版パッケージをついに公開しました!どうぞダウンロードしてご利用ください。>>なにかお気づきの点は、掲示板またはãƒ... [read more]

Estoy actualizando el software que usamos en labrys a la última versión: Geeklog 1.4.0. Si notan algún error o irregularidad, por favor dejen un comentario explicando cual es el error. [read more]

直感的な管理・メンテナンス作業Geeklogを活用することにより、共同管理でメンテナンスを効率化し、よりスピーディなWEB運営を可能にします。初年度10万円から。(広告付きサイトã... [read more]

これからはWEB2.0に対応したサイトづくりを これからのホームページ作成は、今までの静的なHTMLで記述されたホームページ、WEB1.0のレベルではなく、動的で世界中の情報と連携していくã... [read more]

アイビーソーホーではSEO対策に欠かせないWEB2.0をすぐに実現するために、ホームページをCMS「Geeklog(ギークログ)」で制作し、ご提供中です。CMSで制作すると、設置後のメンテナンスをお客... [read more]

日本での普及は、日本の開発サイトのヤフーへの登録サイトを、Googleページランクから比較できます。 ヤフーカテゴリ:ホームページ作成 > ソフトウェア Geeklog Japanese 日本公式サイã... [read more]

1.設置環境を確認 設置条件:PHP4.1.0 以上 MySQL3.23.2 以上。 2.Geeklogダウンロードとインストール 日本語パッケージをダウンロード。 特にXREA専用インストール説明ページを参考ã... [read more]

[...] Upgrade to GL 1.4.0 complete Upgrade to GL 1.4.0 complete February 7th, 2006 The much anticipated release of Geeklog 1.4.0 is finally here. I’ve been running the release candidates and have been pleased with the new features and [...] [read more]

[...] Other features include adding/removing hyperlinks, copy/paste from Word (with cleanup) and undo/redo buttons. Geeklog 1.4.0 includes a very impressive list of core tools. With this latest addition of the HTML text editor, it is truly a [...] [read more]

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  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:ByteEnable on Sunday, February 05 2006 @ 11:18 AM EST
When submitting a regular expression in the edit personal blacklist menu with SPAMX, the expression gets truncated.


gets truncated to:



  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:LWC on Sunday, February 05 2006 @ 02:24 PM EST

At last my RTL patch became official! Thanks! Alas, it is only half baked. If you apply my new solution, you won't have to hardcode your site anymore. :-)

I've also updated the patch submission.
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:beewee on Monday, February 06 2006 @ 08:33 AM EST
Ooops, got a MySQL error when going to /admin/story.php. I'll post it in the forums....

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  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:beewee on Monday, February 06 2006 @ 08:38 AM EST
Never mind, I only forgot to make a topic, so just do not try to make a new storie if there ain't any topics...

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  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Dirk on Monday, February 06 2006 @ 04:55 PM EST

Please submit a bug report anyway. You shouldn't get any SQL errors in normal operation.

bye, Dirk

  • Geeklog 1.4.0 -Block
  • Authored by:NeoNecro on Monday, February 06 2006 @ 04:04 PM EST
Hey great job, nice to see it's finally released stable!

I have jet another layout question. I see some pages like the directory (that's a great new feature btw), the calendar, and the Spam-X plugin are not displayed in blocks (maybe some other stuffe to, but I don't know that). I know that this looks great in the Proffesional theme, but it doesn't look that great in my theme (I'm going to release a completly rewritten and renamed version of the theme for 1.4.0 within a few days).

Was this done with a reason? Is there some way to turn this on? Sorry that I say this now and not with the release of the rc, but I just didn't notice it before.

  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 12:50 AM EST
With URL rewriting enabled, use of the [page_break] code causes the following error:

"URL Class: number of names passed to setArgNames must be equal or greater than number of arguments found in URL"

Setting $_CONF['url_rewrite'] to false seems to resolve the problem. I don't need the rewriting so I've turned it off.
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 12:52 AM EST
I see the GL demo site is doing this as well.
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 07:09 AM EST
I will check into this and get back to you.

  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 04:19 PM EST
I (hope I) fixed it.

in lib-common.php change line 833 to read

COM_setArgNames( array( 'story', 'mode' ));

instead of

COM_setArgNames( array( 'story'));

fixed it in CVS


  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 05:27 PM EST
That fix worked a treat - thanks very much!
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 12:58 AM EST
Something else about the new [page_break] function is that when I click on a multi-page story from the index page via "read more", it shows the Intro text only. Listed below are:

Please continue reading on the next page: First | Previous | 1 2 | Next | Last

Now if I hit next, I'm taken to page 1, i.e. the intro text plus the content of page 1. Then I can hit next to page 2 and so on.

Wouldn't it make more sense to display page 1 when the item is clicked on? What we have now, seems to include an unnecessary extra step that will only confuse people in that they're presented with the intro twice, and don't see any body intially when they click into a story.

Just my 5c. Otherwise 1.4 is looking quite superb. The GL team's efforts are hugely appreciated by me!
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 03:10 PM EST
Its a bug. You can fix it in your copy by changing the line 221 in /system/lib-story.php from

                $story_page = 0;


                $story_page = 1;

I fixed it in CVS. Thanks for the hint.


  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 05:29 PM EST
Works great! Much more intuitive now.
  • Pleae help me!!!!!
  • Authored by:cooldude on Sunday, February 12 2006 @ 04:37 PM EST
I need easy directions on how to do this.. I really want to be able to add youtube videos to my site but I just cant figure out all the things I need to chance to make it work.. Could you give me a list about of what I need to change and how and where cuss I really cant figure this out.. Here is the code..
Thanks so much I want this code so the admin can post it.. Thanks so much..
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:ischaefer on Monday, February 13 2006 @ 11:36 AM EST

I recently did the update and really wanted this directory feature.

Unfortunately I haven't found any documentation how it works and what the user(s) can do to archive stories so that they can only be found via search and in the directory but not on the home page and in the older stories block.

Anyone could explain this or show me, where it can be found?

  • Article Directory
  • Authored by:Dirk on Tuesday, February 14 2006 @ 04:15 PM EST

Not sure what you expected, but the Article Directoy is simply another way to browse through the stories on your site.

bye, Dirk

  • Article Directory
  • Authored by:ischaefer on Wednesday, February 15 2006 @ 05:11 AM EST
Hello Dirk,

If one creates a story, there are fields for "automatic article management", one could set deletion or archivation date for the story.

I expected to be able to set a date there and after that date this story is no longer "active" but can only accessed by the Directory.

Of course I expected a simple way to archive maybe "all stories older than 30 days" via the administration interface.

If this is not the purpose of that I really would know what these "automatic management"-fields are for.

  • Article Directory
  • Authored by:Dirk on Saturday, February 18 2006 @ 03:58 AM EST

You seem to be confusing two separate features here: The archiving option will move a story to a designated archive topic (see the topic options) at the specified date. That feature was introduced back in 1.3.10 and has nothing at all to do with the article directory ...

bye, Dirk

  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Friday, February 17 2006 @ 06:22 PM EST
I've just posted a story using the Advanced Editor with no body and the link on the index page lists "read more (1 word)". I see this was reported as a bug in RC1 where it was suggested that the editor was injecting a br tag.

I've tried view source in the (supposedly empty) body and nothing appears. But looking at the page source for the full story it does look like there are several br tags on the end of the text.

Anyone else seen this??
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Friday, February 17 2006 @ 06:28 PM EST
This is strange, as I've added stories (with no body) before now with 1.4 without this happening, but it seems to happen every time.

Perhaps a couple of the inline fuixes mentioned above (story page handling?) has something to do with this behaviour?
  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Dirk on Saturday, February 18 2006 @ 03:54 AM EST

It's a problem with FCKeditor but I'm not sure if there's a solution yet ...

bye, Dirk

  • Geeklog 1.4.0
  • Authored by:Agent X20 on Saturday, February 18 2006 @ 04:04 PM EST
Thanks Dirk - I'll keep my eyes peeled for a fix.