mojoPortal 2.3.9.4 Released

I’m happy to announce the release of mojoPortal 2.3.9.4, available now on our download page.

Although it has only been a little more than a month since our last release, we’ve been very busy with more improvements some of which have been long standing requests.

What’s New?

Page Content Wizard

Most of you who are familiar with mojoPortal know how to add features to a page, but I've noticed on our demo site some people manage to create pages but then for some reason can't figure out how to add content by clicking the "Edit This Page" link. To make it more friendly for new users and for people trying mojoPortal for the first time on our demo site, we've added a simple widget for adding a content feature to a page. This widget is shown if user visiting the page has edit permission on the page and the page has no other content on it and is not configured to show the child page site map.

We’ve also added a new default profile field for AuthorBio. By default it is only available to Administrators, Content Administrators, Content Authors, and Content Publisher roles.

Forum Improvements

Reduced the number of Url parameters and added a site map for forum threads that can be submitted to search engines for greatly improved SEO in the forums feature. See the updated Site Map documentation for details.

Blog Improvements

Added support for showing an Author Bio at the bottom of blog posts.

Added support for a Sub Title per post, with theme.skin support to configure what element it renders as in the list an in the detail view.

Added support for multiple bloggers: A user in the edit roles for a blog can only edit their own posts unless the user is in the Administrators or Content Administrators roles. This can be disabled from user.config if you prefer the old behavior where any editor could edit any post.  See the updated blog documentation for details.

Added support for per category feeds. Now by default the feed icon on the category page has the category specific feed url.

Added support for post end dates. If an end date is specified, then the post will no longer be available to users not in an edit role. Other users who visit the post url will see a message saying the content has expired and the HTTP Status code 410 will be returned for search engines, and the post url will be removed from the google site map.

Fixed bug where the feed would return an error until a post was made from the UI.

Added options for showing the Author Photo/Avatar and/or an Author Bio at the bottom of Html Content instances.

Newsletter Improvements

Added support for some new token replacements that can be used to personalize the newsletter, with settings for fallback default values configurable on the newsletter definition. See the updated newsletter documentation for details. https://www.mojoportal.com/usingthenewsletter.aspx

Other Miscellaneous Improvements

Added a SkinID to registration page validators so they can be configured form theme.skin. Changed to dynamic display so that by default the error messages are shown inline next to the form fields.

Updated Italian translation from Diego Mora Updated the config settings to use the latest versions of jQuery and jQueryUI from the google CDN.Updated to the latest version of log4net.

Fixed bug where only admins could edit an html instance from within content manager (without the context of a page), and content admins were not allowed by mistake.

Fixed bug where Audio and Video features allowed upload media file types not actually supported in the features.

Fixed bug in internal comment system where site root was duplicated in the comment link in the notification email.
Fixed bug PayPal form element values should be attribute encoded not html encoded. Fixed bug in Image Gallery where Nivo slider did not work when the site was running in a sub folder rather than in the root directory.
Fixed a bug where if a user registered on the site after previously only signing up for the newsletter, duplicate newsletter subscriptions were not removed. This bug was introduced in version 2.3.9.3 when we added the newsletter opt in to the registration page.

The mojoPortal Team would like to wish our friends in the US a Happy Thanksgiving! We will be taking a few days off to enjoy time with our families and we are thankful to our community and customers who make what we do possible with your support and feedback.

Gravatar Joe Audette is the founder of the mojoPortal project and was the primary developer until February 2017.

mojoPortal Sightings for October 2012

Our friends over at i7MEDIA have done lots and lots of design work with mojoPortal, and recently redesigned their own site. Not obvious from the screen shot is the mouse over menu effects on their home page, it's worth a click to check it out.

i7media site

 

SpearFysh is another new mojoPortal site recently brought to our attention and designed by  Evolve Creative Group.

SpearFysh site

 

We'd love to hear about the sites you are bringing online with mojoPortal. If you have a high profile site or a design that you're particularly proud of, or a site showing custom features you've built on mojoPortal, let us know, maybe we'll feature your site(s) in a blog post.

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New Skin Available Mocha by i7MEDIA

The HTML5mojo project is continuing to progress as more desings are contributed. Today we'd like to thank our friends at i7MEDIA who have released their second contribution to the project by adding the Mocha skin.

Mocha Skin by i7MEDIA

Check out the Mocha skin demo site which explains some of the features of the skin and has a download link. Its another beautiful design that shows what is possible with mojoPortal. Huge kudos to i7MEDIA for sharing this with the community!

Gravatar Joe Audette is the founder of the mojoPortal project and was the primary developer until February 2017.

New Skin Available Hi5 by GloriaTech

Back in July we announced the HTML5mojo project to get more designers involved with creating nice skins for the community that show the possibilities with mojoPortal content management system. Since then we've had a nice contribution of the Swift Blue skin from i7MEDIA and this month we are happy to announce another new skin named Hi 5 from our friends at GloriaTech that has been contributed to the HTML5mojo project.

hi5 skin by GloriaTech

 

You can check it out on their Hi5 demo site and you can download it from the html5mojo download page.

Big thanks to GloriaTech for their contribution! We hope the continued progress with this project will inspire more designers to get involved.

Gravatar Joe Audette is the founder of the mojoPortal project and was the primary developer until February 2017.

Updated Add On Products for mojoPortal

We've just uploaded updates to several of the add-on products in the mojoPortal Store.

WorldPay Support

All of the eCommerce products: Site Membership Pro, Web Invoice Pro, and Event Calendar Pro now support WorldPay as a payment gateway in addition to the already existing support for Authorize.NET, PlugNPay, PayPal and Google Checkout. We've had quite a few requests for WorldPay support, so we're very excited to finally deliver this.

Other Updates

Form Wizard Pro has also been updated to include custom email template editing for the notification emails.

These are free upgrades for existing customers who have already purchased these products, the latest version can be downloaded from your order history by signing into this site as the user with the purchase history and clicking the "My Account" link at the top of the page. However, these updates do require the latest version of mojoPortal.

UPDATE: I made another small change to the Artisteer skin exporter plugin and uploaded a new version 2012-10-15. It fixed a problem with the menu layout in some designs.

UPDATE 2012-10-18 I've made another fix in the skin exporter plugin to solve a problem where Chrome browser was using responsive layout as if it were a phone.

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Gravatar Joe Audette is the founder of the mojoPortal project and was the primary developer until February 2017.