I'm happy to announce the release of mojoPortal 184.108.40.206, available now on our download page.
The major highlights of this release are support for Artisteer 3.1 and new Audio Player and Video Player features contributed by our newest team member Kerry Doan.
Artisteer 3.1 Support
For those who don't know Artisteer is a web desgin tool that makes it easy to create attractive web designs without any knowledge of HTML or CSS. Artisteer 3.1 was released on November 30 and I think it is the best version of Artisteer so far so I wanted to make it even easier to design skins for mojoPortal than it has been in previous versions. So we created a whole new set of Artisteer 3.1 skins that are included in this release of mojoPortal and we moved most of the older skins into the extra-skins.zip download that we make available with each release.
We've made a skin for each of the possible layout configurations in Artisteer 3.1, so the main thing is selecting the correct skin to start with as indicated in the documentation. In previous versions we didn't have examples for all the possible combinations so it sometimes required editing the layout.master file, but for this release one of the included skins should have exactly what you need in the layout.master file and as long as you choose the right one it should work much easier. The .artx files for all of the new designs are also available in the ArtisteerFiles.zip in case you'd like to modify any of the designs using Artisteer.
The changes in mojoPortal to support Artisteer 3.1 required some changes in the theme.skin file for skins created in older versions of Artisteer, so those of you with skins created in older versions will need to edit the theme.skin file of your existing skins as indicated in the Important Skin Changes sticky thread in the design forum. You should always review that thread and the Upgrading From Previous Versions article before upgrading.
Speaking of skins, some of you have asked for the skin that we used previously on this site before our new design. That skin, designed by Joe Davis of i7MEDIA is now available in our extra-skins.zip and is named i7media-whitenblue
Audio and Video Players
The New Audio and Video features based on jPlayer are also an exciting addition to the built in feature set.
Huge thanks to Kerry Doan for his hard work on these features.
There are also a number smaller improvements and bug fixes for things reported in the forums since the last release, and there is a change in behavior when using SSL. We no longer redirect out of SSL on pages marked as not requiring it for reasons discussed in the new document Use SSL.
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