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With Metadot you are in control of the content and look and feel of your site. You can change everything: the logo, the overall look, the content of this and every page. You can rename pages, delete them and add new ones. You can invite users and give them read and write permissions so you choose who can see what pages and who can edit them.

 

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What's new in Metadot 7  

  • Release 7.4.9 · Sep 22, 2009 · Sep 22, 2011

    Fixes:

    1. Some security fixes and other small fixes and improvements.

     

  • Release 7.4.6 · Aug 28, 2009 · Aug 28, 2009

    New and improvements:

    1. New gizmo: Added a new gizmo - IFrame for easy integration of iframes into the site pages.
    2. Coffe Maker: The library for creating of table views is upgraded to version 2.1.3 - the big difference is in the way of handling of selected items (selected ids are no more stored in the session, which for huge selections was causing big delays in table browsing).
    3. Rss url: changed the urls of all rss feeds generated for a gizmo or a page. Now all urls will end with "feed.rss" to faciliate their recognition as xml feed by the browsers. That significally increased the rss load speed for some browsers.
    4. Site setup: Added 'custom domain' field in account edit screen.
    5. Users: Allowed empty last name.

    Fixes:

    1. Some security fixes and other small fixes and improvements.

     

  • Release 7.4.4 · Apr 01, 2009

    New and improvements:

    1. Calendar: Optimized calendar's quick list of events - now it should work way much faster for calendars with a lot of events.
    2. New gizmo: Added a new gizmo - Link Manager for easy managing of list of web links.
    3. Liquid tags: Added 'open_send_this_page_to_a_friend' and 'close_send_this_page_to_a_friend' liquid tags. Now "send this page to a fiend" can be linked to any html (i.e. img tag).
    4. Update script: Added a step in which the script is copying the content of public directory from old version (except the __metadot__ directory) to ensure we are not loosing the right .htaccess and dispatch.fcgi as well as any existing custom created directories/files which should be present in the new installation as well (i.e. some php scripts, html pages, etc)
    5. TinyMCE: Upgraded rich text editor to version 3.2.2.3

    Fixes:

    1. Removed themes related gizmos and ImageLibrary from non-transferable gizmo list. That will ensure that ImageLibrary and Themes gizmos are not got deleted when deleting the user that created them (i.e. site's ex-owner), but will be transferred to another user.
    2. Fixed the issue with the error message on blank screen in case user doesn't have permissions to see the home page. Now home page is visible for all visitors. Of course in case the site is set to require login, visitor still needs to login first.
    3. Various small fixes and improvements.

     

  • Release 7.4.0 · Dec 12, 2008

    New and improvements:

    1. Improvement in permissions checks and speeding up the page rendering. Now the pages should render 2-10 times faster!
    2. Added 'send this page to a friend' function available by using of the liquid tag {{page.send_this_page_to_a_friend}}
    3. Added possibility for all logged in users to upload images in image library.
    4. Added a "My images" link in Image Library popup window, allowing the user to see only the images he uploaded.
    5. Implemented image file size limitation - by default the uploaded images should be no more than 100KB. The option can be changed by Administrators in Site settings.

    Fixes:

    1. Various small fixes and improvements.

     

  • Release 7.3.8 · Sep 12, 2008

    New and improvements:

    1. Added redirect url option for a page - if present the page will be automativally redirected to the url.
    2. Hide page in navigation menus if no permissions to see it.
    3. Removed "H" & "h" buttons for gizmos in edit mode.
    4. Added landing pages (master group) functionality allowing group of users on their login to be automatically redirected to particular page from the site.
    5. Added an automatic redirect to the page from where the login link was clicked (if no master group is set for that user).
    6. Added a option for Gizmo Managers to show/hide the rss icon.
    7. Show "turn edit on" link whenever the user is able to edit any gizmo on the page (not just the page).
    8. Limit the size of titles displayed in the messages, popup dialogs and clipboard select box. The title will be cut if it is longer than 30 symbols and at the end will be added "...".
    9. Added optional ldap authentication
    10. Limit the length of description in search results to 250 characters.
    11. Upgraded Metadot 6 -> Metadot 7 migration task - now it migrates the content (gizmos and uploads) too.
    12. Upgrade TinyMCE to 3_1_0_1
    13. Added min and max time (hour) - timeframe in which the background task is allowed to be executed.
    14. Added file_explorer_navigation liquid tag - it uses dtree javascript library to display site nabigation as dinamic tree of folders.


    Fixes:

    1. Form Maker: Fixed issue with ' symbol in fields titles and values
    2. Fix in gizmo permissions when inherit permission is set.
    3. Fixed a bug in page paste operation.
    4. When gizmo is cut - remove the gizmo from the search index.
    5. Added a fix for memory issues with dispatch.fcgi processes.
    6. Fixed topic last active date and comment's dates showed on the page.
    7. Fix in get_image urls - added filename at the end (to prevent showing it as text in some browsers when directly access the image url)
    8. Various small fixes and improvements.

     

  • Release 7.2.6 · Mar 24, 2008

    New and improvements:

    1. Page navigation: added friendly path attribute in the page model, instead of generating it runtime. That significantly improves the page loading time when it has big navigation menus.

    2. Rake: added a rake task "migrate_from_version_6" to migrate users & groups from M6 to M7.

    3. Re-enable using cookies ("remember me" checkbox on login screen).

    Fixes:

    1. Various small fixes and improvements.

     

  • Release 7.2.3 · Jan 22, 2008

    New and improvements:

    1. Themes: added "page subscription" section in the themes from Theme Gallery.
    2. Site settings: added option "allow users sites".
    3. Search: added filtering in respect of permissions to show a gizmo.
    4. Search: removed total number of results (due to potential significant slow down in displaying the results).
    5. Replaced Rails 1.2.3 with Rails 1.2.6
    6. New liquid tags: global_nav_from_level_3, global_nav_2_from_level_3, global_nav_2_no_home_link, page.allow_subscription, page.last_updated
    7. Richtext editor: enable the attribute "style" for "img" tags.
    8. Richtext editor: enable the "map" tag.
    9. HTML/Javascript gizmo: added support of liquid tags.
    10. FormMaker: added support of multiple form receiver emails.
    11. Improvements in gizmo cache sweeping.

    Fixes:

    1. Hide gizmos on a page when 'show' is not a permitted operation.
    2. Fixed an issue with forgot password link (force adding "www." in the url links)
    3. Fixed a bug causing form maker to accept bogus emails.
    4. Fixed the mandarin layout causing cuts in the left column. Make left column 20px wider.
    5. Fixed a bug in the drop down javascript library causing a javascript crash for IE browsers.
    6. Various small fixes.

     

     

  • Release 7.2.0 · Nov 11, 2007

    New and improvements:

    1. Added subscriptions & notifications for gizmo content changes.
    2. Added site searching. Added search boxes in the themes from the theme gallery.
    3. Added "my site" functionality.
    4. Added few more liquid tags.
    5. Added plugin "spawn" for easily fork or thread long-running sections of code.
    6. Improved background tasks system.
    7. Updated CoffeMaker to version 1.0.6.
    8. Various small updates and fixes in the user interface.

    Fixes:

    1. Ensuring showing the message "image not available" when image gizmo or attachment is missing.
    2. Various small fixes.


  • Release 7.1.0 · Oct 15, 2007

    New and improvements:

    1. Clean the open source edition from the plugins related code, libraries and database tables.
    2. Improved plugin system.
    3. Added mail server settings administration for Metadot 7 open source and business packages.
    4. Various small updates in the user interface.

    Fixes:

    1. Various small fixes.

     

     

  • Release 7.0.7 · Jul 01, 2007

    New and improvements:


    1. Update CoffeMaker to version 1.0.5.
    2. Simplified settings in the database-sample.yml file.
    3. Added a message in the edit bar when the user doesn't have permissions to edit the page.
    4. Improved performance for applying and deleting a theme.
    5. Added indexes to some database tables.
    6. Improved performance of some gizmo revision methods.

    Fixes:

    1. Fixed the bug with failed file deletion under Windows.
    2. Fixed the bug with the javascript popup menus in NavigationMenu showing only one popup.
    3. Calendar controller: return an error message when the calendar id is invalid.
    4. Fixed the bug with duplicating the current theme with the same name.
    5. Fixed the bug when deletion of a saved theme was causing a reset of the custom layouts for the site pages.
    6. Various fixes in displayed texts.

     

     

  • Release 7.0.3 · Jun 01, 2007

    New and improvements:


    1. Added support of JavaScript popup menus for the skin's global navigation menus.
    2. Added the frozen version of the CoffeMaker gem - utility for creation of custom table presentations for database records.
    3. New look of the Image library (using CoffeMaker) - added paging, sorting and filtering abilities.
    4. New look of the User's list (using CoffeMaker) - added paging, sorting and filtering abilities.
    5. Added caching of theme assets (images, css files, etc.) - great improvement of site's loading speed.
    6. Added caching for images from the Image Library.
    7. Updated the methods for clearing the gizmo revisions (gizmo history) - now it works faster.
    8. Added hidden anti-spam field in the forms created with the Form Maker gizmo.


    Fixes:

    1. Fixed the JavaScript issue with the "'" symbol in the flying dialogs.
    2. Fixed an issue with the Newsitem content field (messing with the gizmo's description field).
    3. Fixed a bug in rss cache sweeping.

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