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Geeklog 1.4.0

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Announcements

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 Blogger.com 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.

Upgrading

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):