By the end of January and likely, by the end of this month, there will be three major adaptcms events occuring. Here are the basic details:
AdaptCMS 3.0.2 Release
It's been in development for some time now and after a lot of features, bug fixes and documentation - it's nearly out the door. We just have final testing to do and it will be released - likely the 22nd or 29th.
This one is still under wraps, as we will release full details after the AdaptCMS 3.0.2 release, but in short, we are merging the two CMS's. After release, we'll go over what that means for OneCMS users and AdaptCMS users.
Updated API Website
Wanting to have the easy ability to add features in the future, we've moved the API website out of Silex and into Laravel. The short-term changes aren't enormous - the site looks largely the same, but users will have the ability to signin to the site through github and facebook. If you login with github and submit a plugin or theme, you can select an existing repo you have on github to link it up automatically.
With AdaptCMS 3.0.1 out for a little over a month now, we felt it was time to reveal the big undertaking that is going on for the next version. Initially thought of as a small version with bug fixes and minor features, due to someone joining a team (we will release the details on that shortly before or after launch of 3.0.2) and getting a lot of feedback, 3.0.2 is going to be much more like a major version. A new template system, named routes and a lot more to make AdaptCMS more user-friendly will be in the next version - read on for the full details.
AdaptCMS 3.0.1 has been released - this version fixes numerous bugs and adds a lot of new functionality. Below are some of the biggest new features:
With the release, a new set of documentation has been launched here. They are minimal at the moment, but what they do cover - they cover very well. We hope to have full thorough documentation up for the next release.
You can see a full list of changes at github.
AdaptCMS 3.0 released about a month ago, we a lot of progress has already been made on 3.0.1. In this blog we will go over what has been done so far, what's upcoming and when this version will likely release. Continue onto the full story.
With the big release of 3.0, at the same time, we are not expecting huge numbers for this version. With 2.0 downloads were low, but we had quick releases that increased download amounts more and more. That said, we have about 300 downloads (likely more, that we are not able to track from other sources) and the Monday after release, we hit 157 unique visitors and have stayed around 65-75 uniques/day versus around 35-45 for the same time period the previous month. If the web traffic continues, that is a continuos solid increase in traffic and even more likely to improve download/number of sites using the CMS in the future.
Although release was just two weeks ago, we are going back to work on AdaptCMS this weekend for 3.0.1. We plan on bug fixes/security fixes/asthetic fixes, some minor tweaks and some new features - likely a new plugin. There could be some more dev-friendly functionality, we are planning on improving our code commenting slowly and slowly applying unit testing to existing feature - in addition, all new functionality will include unit testing.
In the future we have plans on translations, but this may not be until 3.1. We'll dig more into exactly what 3.0.1 contains in the coming weeks, once we have gone through some todo's and gotten some features done. Stay tuned!
Our next line of tutorials continues with Symfony 2. This tutorial will describe how to build an Activity Log listener which will track who/when a record is updated for whichever entity you define. Continue on to see how it works.
14 months after starting the newest version of AdaptCMS, AdaptCMS 3.0 is available to download!
We rewrote every single feature and functionality from scratch, are now using the cakePHP framework and a brand new admin panel/frontend design. 3.0 also introduces a brand new plugin/theme system, which has 9 plugins and 1 theme in total, which also brings in a new AdaptCMS API website. (see below) With a modern approach in mind, AdaptCMS uses the latest version of the cakePHP framework - which gives us a lot out of the box, so we can work more on the features than the nitty gritty internals.
Template management now encompasses every single view in your website and a new editor "CodeMirror", now allows you to not have to touch FTP after installation. Asset Management is another one of the many new features, allowing you to add, edit and delete stylesheets used on your website. Media Management is now quick and easy, allowing you to upload files and when adding/editing an album, you simple select the files you want from a modal.
With all the new functionality, we have managed to cut query and load times down while the amount of things you can do and how easy you can do them is better than ever before. A cached page on 3.0 can load as low as 60-90ms and non-cached pages will load not much slower than that. Query optimization has been done which includes getting the amount of queries to a minimum, making sure they are as optimal as possible and table indexing for frequently fetched fields.
One of the new themes is user friendliness, a lot of that comes from AJAX. Comments feature full AJAX support, letting you reply without loading the pages as well as a template lookup in the admin area or posting in the forums with the AdaptBB plugin. It is not overdone, only used in areas where you want to look for something or post something and stay where you are. The result is a slick, fast interface admin and frontend alike.
Without having a huge bulleted list of items, we can't cover all the new additions. Be sure to download a copy and try it out for yourself. If you encounter any issues, check the support page and submit a ticket if one doesn't exist for the issue. While this is a huge version, we have great plans for the future and the more feedback we get the better we can make AdaptCMS. Stay tuned!
With the new version, we have also redone and launched the brand new AdaptCMS.com - check it out. We have stocked the site with all the information you need to know about AdaptCMS including a full documentation page, how to setup AdaptCMS, a demo and much more!
With the introduction of Plugins and Themes, AdaptCMS now has it's very own API website - see it here. Users can view all Plugins/Themes submitted to the API Website, along with forms to submit your very own Plugin or Theme and documentation how to make one. You can create an account to manage your listings and much more functionality is coming in the future.
Below are some of the biggest reasons you should sign up:
In the end, the number one priority of Insane Visions is providing a site with a lot of useful content for web developers and a community where people help each other. If you're interested in that, sign up!