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    Jun
    25th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.16 Released

    Elgg 1.8.16 has been released to address a flaw with avatar handling. Thanks to Jerôme Bakker of ColdTrick for discovering and reporting this issue to us.

    Keep your Elgg site running smoothly by upgrading today.

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    Apr
    23rd
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.15 Released

    Elgg 1.8.15 has been released with almost 50 bug fixes. We again had participation from a lot of developers so thank you to all of them. You can download the latest version here.

    Changes in Twitter Support

    Twitter is retiring their 1.0 API. To support their new API, we had to make some changes to our Twitter-related plugins. Here are the key details:

    • Dropped support for the twitter widget (the plugin was called twitter).
    • Upgraded the twitter_api plugin. We also added some settings and fixed some bugs.
    • No longer distributing the oauth_api plugin with Elgg. The library we have been using to talk to Twitter now conflicts with it. You can still download that plugin at our github site.

    Twitter is taking more control over how content from their site is displayed on other sites. This has made the twitter widget impossible to update. The twitter_api plugin should continue to work for logging in with your Twitter account and posting to Twitter.

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    Mar
    14th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.14 and 1.7.19

    Elgg 1.8.14 and Elgg 1.7.19 have been released to address a security issue in the profile tool. Thanks to Fabien Duchene for discovering and reporting this vulnerability to us.

    Keep your Elgg site secure by upgrading today.

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    Jan
    29th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.13 and 1.7.17

    Elgg 1.8.13 and Elgg 1.7.17 have been released to address a security issue in the Twitter widget. The issue is present in all versions of Elgg that have included the Twitter widget plugin. Thanks to Moritz Naumann of Naumann IT Security Consulting for discovering and reporting this vulnerability to us.

    Keep your Elgg site secure by disabling the Twitter plugin or upgrading today.

    Five developers contributed to this release:

    • Cash Costello
    • Juho Jaakkola
    • Kevin Jardine
    • Krzysztof Różalski
    • Steve Clay

    If you would like to contribute to an Elgg release, fork our repository at Github.

    Jul
    11th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.8 is released with an important bug fix

    The 1.8.7 release had a significant bug in our htmlawed plugin that resulted in extra tags in content. Thanks to Miguel Rodríguez Pérez for creating the fix for that bug so quickly. This release also has a new feature written by Sem; administrators can now delete items in the river.

    Jul
    10th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.7 Released

    Update: there is a bug in the htmlawed plugin distributed with Elgg 1.8.7. Please copy the version from 1.8.6 over the 1.8.7 version.

    The 1.8.7 version of Elgg is ready for downloading. We fixed around 40 issues including:

    • Improved search engine friendly URLs
    • Added internalization for the TinyMCE editor
    • Better error messages and forwarding when logged out users try to access content that requires a login
    • Fixed notifications for discussion replies

    The full list of changes can be found on our bug tracker. Upgrade to Elgg 1.8.7 to take advantage of these enhancements and bug fixes.

    10 developers contributed to this release:

    • Cash Costello
    • Evan Winslow
    • Ismayil Khayredinov
    • Jeroen Dalsem
    • Jerome Bakker
    • Matt Beckett
    • Miguel Rodriguez
    • Paweł Sroka
    • Steve Clay
    • Sem

    Interested in what is in store for Elgg 1.8.8? Take a look at the tickets assigned to that milestone on our tracker.

    Jun
    18th
    by
    Cash Costello

    Elgg 1.8.6 Released

    The 1.8.6 version of Elgg is ready for downloading. We fixed over 40 issues including:

    • Added support for detecting docx, xlsx, and pptx files.
    • Language caching conflict with plugin activate scripts.
    • Fixed a recursive entity enabling bug.

    The full list can be found on our bug tracker. Download Elgg 1.8.6 and upgrade to take advantage of these enhancements and bug fixes.

    There were a total of 8 contributing developers for this release:

    • Cash Costello
    • Evan Winslow
    • Ismayil Khayredinov
    • Jeff Tilson
    • Jerome Bakker
    • Paweł Sroka
    • Steve Clay
    • Sem

    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

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    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.