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Geeklog v2.2.0 Beta 1

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The first beta version of Geeklog v2.2.0 is now available for download.

New features and fixes in this version include:

  • [Feature] Added Uikit 3 framework and new theme Denim_Three
  • [Feature] Blocks can now appear in more than just the left or right column. Block Locations can now be added by plugins and themes
  • [Feature] New CSS and JS processor to Minify and combine files
  • [Feature] ReCaptcha Plugin now included with the Geeklog Install
  • [Feature] ReCaptcha Plugin now supports Invisible Captcha
  • [Feature] New Passwords now must contain 8 characters and have at least 1 letter and 1 number in it
  • [Feature] Two Factor Authentication can now be enabled for user accounts
  • [Feature] You can now require all user accounts to have a verified email address
  • [Feature] New User Statuses Added (Locked, New Email Required, New Password Required)
  • [Feature] Akismet module now included with the SPAM-X plugin
  • [Feature] Built in Demo Mode
  • [Bug] Fixed After token expired re-authentication returns to a blank page once Authentication is successful
  • [Bug] Fixed Switch Language Block (and COM_getLanguageFromURL) to work on a topic page

... as well as a lot of other improvements and bug fixes. The complete list can be found on Github and in the history text file located in the docs directory of this release.

Note: Make sure your 3rd party Geeklog plugins are updated to the latest version as they are required to use the function COM_createHTMLDocument. This replaces the functions COM_siteHeader and COM_siteFooter. If you are unsure if a plugin supports Geeklog v2.2.0 then either disable it during the install or uninstall it.

Before the final Geeklog v2.2.0 release we plan to release a number of updated plugins to support the new Geeklog version. This includes:

  • Forum (current version still will work with Geeklog v2.2.0)
  • Autotags
  • Ban
  • GUS
  • Menu
  • Searchrank
  • Net Tools
  • FAQ and FAQMan
  • Downloads
  • Media Gallery (hopefully, maybe late)

These plugins can be found on Github in our Geeklog Plugins Repository. Most are currently in testing and have close to final code. Feel free to test these updated plugins and provide any feedback.

We would also like to put a request out there for translators. If you speak and write another language besides English or Japanese and would like to contribute to Geeklog please join the geeklog-translations mailing list. Translating Geeklog isn't complicated. Instructions can be found on the Geeklog Wiki or simply ask on the translation list.

We would like to encourage you to download this beta version, try it out, and give us your feedback. This is a beta version and it may still contain bugs. If you find any please report them in our Bug Tracker on GitHub. Depending on what issues are found the development team hopes to have the final release of Geeklog v2.2.0 before July.

Remember if you would like to chat with any of the community one of the best place to reach us is on Gitter in the Geeklog room.