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    Jan
    24th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    ElggCamp San Francisco 2012

    The Elgg Foundation and Condiminds are pleased to invite you to ElggCamp San Francisco! ElggCamp SF is a one day event on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 1:00pm at PariSoma Innovation Loft in San Francisco, USA. ElggCamp Sf is for Elgg developers, users, enthusiasts, and everyone in between! You can purchase a ticket at our EventBrite page: elggcampsf.eventbrite.com Tickets are limited so register early!

    ElggCamp SF will have two tracks: a general track for those interested in social media practices and use cases, and a developer track for developers of all levels to learn basic and advanced development methods in Elgg.

    As we get closer to the date we will provide more information on speakers, the schedule, and important tips about accommodations and sponsors, so be sure to watch this space.

    If you are interested in presenting a discussion, becoming a sponsor, or have other questions, please get in touch at contact [at] elggcampsf.org.

    Jan
    20th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.7.15 released

    We're pleased to announce the availability of Elgg 1.7.15. This is the latest release of the 1.7 branch of Elgg and contains the following bug fixes:

    • Fixed warnings thrown in search_get_highlighted_relevant_substrings() about mb_strpos().
    • elgg_get_entities() properly supports multiple selects.
    • Fixed incorrect handling of viewtypes in js, css, and simplecache.
    • Correctly translating "Embed / upload media" in Embed plugin.
    • elgg_list_registered_entities() no longer returns all entities if none are registered.
    • Fixed possible DB exception in user validation by email plugin.
    • Fixed OpenDD import.

    Read more

    Jan
    12th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.3 released

    Less than a month after the previous release, Elgg 1.8.3 is ready for download. We closed over 60 tickets in making this release. Enhancements and new features include

    • A white list for ajax actions. Developers, it is important that you use elgg_register_ajax_view() to register a view as being available for ajax.
    • Group-specific search on a group's profile page
    • Support for Etag headers for icons, JavaScript, and CSS files.
    • Deprecation notices are now limited to admin users
    • A server information page that makes it easier to figure out what version of PHP you are running and where PHP logging is located.

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    Dec
    21st
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.2 released!

    We are pleased to release the 1.8.2 version of Elgg. We closed over 60 bug tickets in making this release. Bugs that were fixed include

    • Creation of default widgets when users register
    • Insertion of a very small thumbnail by the embed plugin
    • Missing links to site pages in the footer
    • Incorrect activity filtering
    • URL creation involving usernames with non-ASCII characters
    • User picker display raw HTML rather than a list of users

    Read more

    Dec
    09th
    by
    Cash Costello

    The November London Elgg Meetup

    We are pleased to have a guest blog post from Laura Gill of Surevine. She coordinated the first London Elgg meetup. Here is her report of what happened for those of us who could not attend:

     

    The first (of what we hope will be many!) London Elgg Meetup took place in November, at the Silicon Roundabout in East London. The event was set up to bring together developers, contributors and users of Elgg, along with anyone else who wanted to find out more.

    The night was a great success – we had a video link from Cash Costello talking about the status of Elgg development and his upcoming book; an introduction to Elgg 1.8 from Kevin Jardine; looked at “Elgg-shaped circles” with John Atherton; had an insight into Elgg in Healthcare from Malcolm Newbury and a reminder from Alec Muffett that “a platform is for life, not just for Christmas”!

    The locally-brewed pale ale flowed, mountains of pizza were eaten… and most importantly, some great conversations were shared.

    The slides and video from the night can be found here http://www.slideshare.net/LdnElggMeet.

    A big thanks goes to Surevine for sponsoring the event, Lucila Campos and Susana Cipriota from Condiminds for invaluable tips and advice on how to arrange the night, and of course Brett Profitt and Cash Costello for helping me to make this event such a success.

    Nov
    16th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.1 released

    Elgg 1.8.1 is now available for download at http://www.elgg.org/. 197 tickets were closed between 1.8.0 and this release so a lot of work has gone into this version. A summary change log is available here.

    Several developers made contributions to this release:

    • Brett Profitt
    • Cash Costello
    • Evan Winslow
    • germanazo
    • Janek Lasocki-Biczysko
    • Ravindra Nath Kakarla
    • sembrestels
    • Steve Clay

    We also had many people report bugs on our bug tracker. Thank you!

    Finally, several community members volunteered to test this version before release:

    • Starphysique
    • R.Cerceau
    • Randy Brito
    • Purus
    • Juho Jaakkola
    • imoni
    • gastre
    Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

    Oct
    20th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.7.14 released

    Elgg 1.7.14 has been released to address security vulnerabilities in all versions of Elgg 1.7, as well as a severe bug in Elgg 1.7.12 and 1.7.13. Special thanks to Jeroen Dalsem of Coldtrick IT Solutions for reporting the security issue.

    The security vulnerability is a possible SQL injection vector, but has a limited scope.

    The bug fix was for a change in the access system in 1.7.12 that could prevent new users from signing up.

    It is important to upgrade to Elgg 1.7.14 to give your users the best and safest experience on your Elgg-based network.

    Oct
    12th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.8.1 beta 1 released!

    Elgg 1.8.1 beta 1 has been released to address a number of bugs discovered in Elgg 1.8.0. This beta is the first bug fix release for the 1.8 branch and contains many bug fixes and enhancements, including:

     Enhancements:

    • New group activity widget for user dashboard.
    • Added more sprites.
    • version.php information cached instead of loaded 100s of times.
    • Added class elgg-autofocus to add focus on inputs when the page loads.
    • Admins can edit user avatars again.
    • Added a filter for non-bundled plugins in plugin admin.
    • Improvements to admin area theme.

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    Oct
    08th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.7.13 released

    Update: A serious bug was introduced in Elgg 1.7.12 that it still not fixed in this release. The bug causes a user to see an exception when creating an account if the site is using the default widgets plugin. We recommend that you revert to 1.7.11. Download that version and copy its files over to downgrade.

    Elgg 1.7.13 has been released to address a serious bug some users encountered when trying to upgrade to 1.7.12 and a mild security vulnerability.

    The upgrade bug prevented some users from being able to run the upgrade.php script.

    The security vulnerability was in the livesearch endpoint and could cause an SQL query exposure using a specially crafted URL.

    In addition to these bugfixes, a few other enhancements were included in 1.7.13:

     

    • Files that are too large to upload will be rejected with an error message by the Files plugin. Previous versions of Elgg would save these as empty files.
    • The pages plugin forwards to the All Pages page when there isn't a valid page owner.

    All users of Elgg 1.7 are encouraged to upgrade to 1.7.13 as soon as possible.

    Sep
    29th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.7.12 released

    Update: A serious bug was introduced in this version. It results in White Screen of Deaths (WSODs) when non-logged in visitors hit certain pages. We recommend that you revert to 1.7.11. Download that version and copy its files over to downgrade.

    Elgg 1.7.12 has been released to address bugs in Elgg 1.7.11. Changes include:

    • Blog plugin supports group archives.
    • Better detection of file types in File plugin.
    • Catching exceptions on profile icon lookup to prevent problems that can occur when listing users with corrupt icon information.
    • Only admins can run unit tests.
    • Dragging widgets works in IE 9.
    For those who have migrated to 1.8, we will soon release a beta of 1.8.1 to address bugs found in 1.8.0.1.