mojoPortal Released

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

In addition to bug fixes for things reported in the Forums since the last release, highlights of this release are as follows:

  • Upgrade to FCKeditor 2.6.4 which includes a new spelling checker that works out of the box, a long wished for feature.
  • A new set of translation files for Danish language thanks to Kurt Greve
  • Blog improvements, an option whether to hide the URL input for comments and an option to require users to authenticate in order to post comments.
  • New sorting levels for products and offers in WebStore to allow better control over sorting on the product list.
  • A new CountryStateSetting control. I needed this for an improvement to Event Calendar Pro in order to specify a default country and state for ticket orders, but I built it into the core so it can be re-used in other features.

spell checker screenshot

Note that the spell checker uses a free ad supported web service. Its very useful but you probably would not want to use this if your web page contains top secret content. It can be disabled from a configuration file for that kind of scenario but I think most users will be glad to have this. It is also possible to purchase a paid account with no ads or a version that can run on your own server, though I'm not sure what the integration steps are for those scenarios.

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



re: mojoPortal Released

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 2:40:36 PM

What's the point on having a spell checker as a webservice if the browsers already provide one?

re: mojoPortal Released

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 3:20:14 PM

Well there is one in Firefox, but its not very feature rich and does not work well inside wysiwyg editors like FCKeditor.

There is an add on for IE but its not built in, not sure if Chrome has one.

In any case if you are trying to have a consistent experience across browsers you really need a better solution. This one supports a number of languages and the thesaurus is also nice. It would be nice if there was a consistent spell checker across browsers but there isn't one and users often ask for a spell checker.



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