mojoPortal Released

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

What's New?

Search Engine Improvements

The mojoPortal search engine now supports filtering results by feature and results highlighting, as well as support for Open Search with automatic discovery. A number of changes were made to what we store in the search index, so to take advantage of the new features requires changing some config settings and rebuilding the search index which may or may not be trivial depending on the size and activity level of your site. For backward compatibility we have kept the default settings such that the exisiting search index should continue to work as it has, but to take advantage of the new features you should put this in your user.config for a new installation before doing a search or for an existing site you can add these settings to user.config and then rebuild the search index.

<add key="DisableSearchFeatureFilters" value="false" />
<add key="SearchUseBackwardCompatibilityMode" value="false" />
<add key="EnableSearchResultsHighlighting" value="true" />

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Improvements

I did a lot of analysis using the new free IIS SEO Toolkit and made a number of small changes based on the results. Its now possible for you to control the default title format for pages and to use extensionless urls in IIS 7.

Content Template Editor

Now you can create and save custom content templates and they will show up in the FCKeditor.

Content Style Editor

Its now possible for you to create and save content style templates that appear in the Style dropdown list in FCKeditor.

Skin Improvements

We include about 30 good looking skins in mojoPortal, but a number of the skins were designed for 800x600 screen resolutions so even though they were good looking it seemed to me that some of them were not being used very much because they are too narrow. So I made most of the narrow skins wider. Also we needed good examples of suckerfish style menus. The mitchinson-earthy skin had something close but it did not work very well so I re-implemented it using the jQuery Superfish menu and I made the mitchinson-earthy-alt1 which uses a vertical superfish menu. So now I think we have a lot of skins that be can useful as a starting point for customization. There is also a new Preview/Browse link in the Administration Menu > Site Settings page to allow you to easily preview the available skins.

Other Updates

Upgraded to the newest version of NeatUpload and the newest version of the AjaxControlToolkit.

Upgrade Notes

Customers who have purchased Event Calendar Pro and/or Form Wizard Pro, will need to upgrade to new releases of those products which have corresponding changes partly due to the newer version of AjaxToolkit. You can download the latest version from your order history under the "My Account" link.

Be sure to read an understand the changes to the search index and consider rebuilding your search index. If you have a custom skin you will need to add a new css class that is used to highlight the search results, the included skins all have this new css class:

.searchterm { color:black; background-color:yellow; }




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


good news

re: mojoPortal Released

Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:09:05 AM

dear author,

thank u for your work,i am eager for this, can u tell me how to implement  the rate function in the article  shown with the star and no fresh  ?

re: mojoPortal Released

Friday, June 19, 2009 2:23:41 AM

We have downloaded version, have succesfully tested it and have applied it to our and our customer's sites.
Nice improvement of Search Engine!
We also found the fixes to the few minor bugs we have recently notified in the Community Forum (thanks for your great and quick job Joe!).
Our contribution to the Italian transaltion was included as well and we are already working to update Italian resources and templates to include the latest improvements and few mistyping fixes. As soon as the new Italian translation is ready it will be sent to Joe for future distribution and made available for download at EffectiveWeb.

re: mojoPortal Released

Friday, June 19, 2009 6:55:20 AM

Hi Diego,

Sorry I forgot to mention about the updated Italian resources in the release notes, I should have mentioned it, also forgot to mention the new filter and search in Content Manager.



Ed McConnell

re: mojoPortal Released

Friday, June 26, 2009 9:50:46 PM

Thanks Joe!!!

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