Dear WebsiteBaker Community!
As you surely have noticed, since the release of Website Baker 2.8.3 our teams are working at full stretch on the version 2.8.4. To get an idea what we’re worked on, I list several changes and new features.
Please note that I cannot list each of the approx. 300 changes here.Maintenance Mode
WebsiteBaker now offers the possibility to put the website into a maintenance mode. Once it is running, it is only possible to see the website and log in to the administration area for the system administrator.Upgrade script
The upgrade script was largely revised and now provides an upgrade from version 2.7 to the latest 2.8.4 in one pass.Registration
You can now customize whether new users get an activation mail and will have to confirm it.Pages Administration
In the pages administration has changed a lot. Here are just some of the new features:
- The file name is no longer dependent on the menu item and can be defined separately
- Assignment of menu icons
- The page tree is now much quicker for bigger sites
For developers a new class "Translate" is available. A detailed description can be found here Class "Password"
For passwords the MD5 encryption was replaced with SHA-512. Developers can now use the function "Password:createnew ()" to generate a secure random password.Much more changes:
- Refactoring of the installer
- Optical refactoring of the backend themes
- Backend themes can now easily being copied and just the parts that differ from the default template being adjusted
- Refactoring of user- and group administration
A detailed description of the changes you will see in the news about the release of version 2.8.4.Thanks to the community and to all tester for many constructive discussions.
The stages of development you can track as before under http://project.websitebaker2.org/projects/wb28x/repository
ATTENTION: This is a development version - it can still contain errors. It is strongly recommended to use this version NOT in a live environment.