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Patch #1 Released for V2.3.9

Sep 13, 2016

This patch fixes several issues in the v2.3.9 release. It also provides several tweaks and new features including a 'fill screen' feature for the elFinder file manager, though the main focus is providing several security fixes.  Patch #1 to v2.3.9 is found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/exponentcms/files/exponent-2.3.9-patch-1.zip/download ...

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Updated Patches released for v2.1.4 and v2.2.3 Again

Sep 13, 2016

Though they are both extremely old versions, they were the release before a major version change and are/may still be in use. Please bear in mind we strongly recommend your installations be updated to a much newer version which contains many more fixes and new features. Having said that, these patches (v2.1.4patch11 and v2.2.3patch14) fix security vulnerabilities reported by Manuel Garcia Cardenas and PKAV TEAM which could allow possible SQL injections. ...

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Security Vulnerability - All Exponent Versions - September 2016

Sep 12, 2016

There is a security vulnerability in Exponent 2.x found on September 12, 2016 and reported by Manuel Garcia Cardenas which could allow a possible SQL injection. Although the server and site setup to allow such an attack (in the real world) is very rare, it is none-the-less a vulnerability.  It has been present in all versions of Exponent (2.x). The fix is: ...

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Version 2.3.9 Released

Sep 1, 2016

This version, code-named 'Sultry Summer' fixes many issues in the previous version(s) and adds several new features. There is a new dynamic drag-n-drop form designer for Twitter Bootstrap 3 based themes which greatly speeds up form design. It also provides much better support for small devices when using a Twitter Bootstrap 3 based theme. Other major include: ...

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PHP and Exponent in 2016

PHP LogoThe primary scripting language used in Exponent CMS is PHP, just as with most other CMS packages such as W***P****, J***la, and D***pal. PHP is a scripting processor running on the web server which parses the PHP scripts to perform a task or output a page. Unlike javascript which is processed within the browser on the viewer's device. PHP development has been advancing at break-neck speed over recent months, and here's how it affects Exponent CMS. ...


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New Bootstrap3 Dynamic/Drag-n-Drop Form Designer

New Form DesignerThe new v2.3.8 Patch #4 contains an updated form designer for Bootstrap 3 based themes (sorry we're still running into issues on the non-Bootstrap 3 themes). This allows for much easier and quicker form creation and editing. Whereas the previous interface required going back and forth through various screens (page loads), everything now takes place on the main form designer page with updates being performed in the background. What's more...the form designer looks and operates very similar to the previous version. ...


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eCommerce Payments

BillingThe goal of this article is to help better understand how 'payments' operate within the Exponent eCommerce system.  'Payments' are used to virtualize an online cash transaction for goods (products) or services (event registration or donation).  There are basically two (2) types of payment systems called 'billing calculators' within Exponent: ...


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Offline Blog Post Editing

Writing Blog ArticlesExponent provides an excellent environment for writing and sharing articles or 'blogs'.  A site where the 'back-end' is on the front-end and a variety of what-you-see-is-what-you-get WYSIWYG editors take away some of the creative hassles with writing.  Another nice convenience for writing articles which is found on other blog applications (like WP), is editing the articles offline by using an application to manage and edit multiple blog articles.  Though there was preliminary support for this feature in the v0.99beta1 release (before v2.x), it has not been available to the v2.x code line...until now.   ...


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