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Geeklog v2.2.1

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Geeklog v2.2.1 is now available for download and is the recommended version for all production sites.

This version of Geeklog now fully supports PHP v7.3. The minimum PHP requirements have changed, they have gone from v5.3.3 to v5.6.4. In part for security reasons, we decided to update the minimum requirements of PHP to v5.6 since this is the only version of PHP v5 that has received any security updates in the last year. The system requirements for installing Geeklog v2.2.1 is now:

  • PHP 5.6.4 or higher
  • MySQL 4.1.2 or higher (MySQL 5 recommended)
  • Postgresql 9.1.7 or later

There was 141 closed issues for this version of Geeklog which resulted in 714 code commits (with over 4,000 changed files). The major new features, improvements and fixes in this version include:

  • [Feature] Geeklog now uses PHP built in support for sessions.
  • [Feature] Structured Data directly integrated into Geeklog along with plugin support. Includes initial support for Breadcrumbs, Articles, and Static Pages.
  • [Feature] For users without a photo you can now automatically generate user image/icon/avatar from Username.
  • [Feature] A configurable Likes and Dislikes system that also supports plugins.
  • [Feature] A switch to RichFileManager since the original Filemanager is depreciated (and has been removed).
  • [Feature] Can create a News specific XML Sitemap for Google News Publishers
  • [Feature] Convert any remote account to local account.
  • [Feature] EU Cookie Consent added to all themes.
  • [Feature] Staticpages Plugin template and PHP pages now support Geeklog Search.
  • [Improvement] Themes now have version numbers to enable better support detection
  • [Improvement] Multiple Geeklog Install Package improvements.
  • [Improvement] The Denim, and Denim_Three themes now display user photos with comments.
  • [Bug] Fixed saving of permissions for users when you have security groups within security groups.
  • [Bug] Fix for Duplicate Usernames & Usernames with Trailing Spaces.
  • [Bug] Fixed Geeklog User Group Assignments which were not correct on new installs.

... 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.

In the next month or so we plan to release a number of updated 3rd party plugins that include bug fixes, support for PHP v7.3, and support for the latest Geeklog v2.2.1 features (where needed). This includes:

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

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.

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 before the Geeklog Upgrade, or uninstall the plugin.

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.