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Bootstrap 5 Integration Coming...

Jun 19, 2020

Now that Twitter Bootstrap v5.0.0 alpha 1 has been released we have begun integrating support into Exponent CMS. The next release (v2.5.2 or v2.5.1patch4) will include optional support for the new framework. Though it will initially be shipped as an optional addon, the basic support will be included in the main package. Just as with the integration of Bootstrap 4 there will be a separate 'beta' package to add the additional file including a sample theme. Please bear in mind that until Bootstrap 5 reaches a beta stage there will be breaking changes with their implementation. ...

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Patch #3 Released for V2.5.1

May 20, 2020

While a patch, this is another large one (8 MBytes) and adds some new features such as dismissable News Announcements with persistence in the session. This patch fixes support for MySQL v5.7.x 'strict' mode, in addition to many other fixes and tweaks. It updates several 3rd party libraries. ...

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Exponent Forums Back Online

Mar 28, 2020

The Exponent CMS Forum site is now back online at http://forums.exponentcms.org/.  ...

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Version 2.5.1 Released

Mar 4, 2020

Version 2.5.1 or 'Eclipsed Etouffee' is now in the wild! We fixed a number of issues, and some other things have been tweaked. If your server PHP version supports it (v5.6.0 or later), we strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.5.1 as soon as practical! ...

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Exponent in 2020

2020Yes, Exponent CMS is still alive and being updated. Though development has taken a much slower pace, bugs are still being squashed and new features are being added. You can expect v2.5.1 to be released by the end of winter 2020 (March). This is actually a minor patch update to v2.5.0patch2, but due to the copyright being updated to 2020 it affects almost every file and would be a very large patch, therefore it'll be a full version release. ...

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Exponent in 2018

New Year 2018As we wind down 2017 and move into 2018, Exponent version 2.4.2 is being polished for release. What does the future of Exponent CMS hold in store? If you've read recent posts (here and here), you'll get a feel for what you can expect in the next version. So how can you prepare for the next version of Exponent? ...

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Integrating Bootstrap 4 into Exponent

TBootstraphe primary theme framework for Exponent CMS is Twitter Bootstrap, currently at version 3 (actually 3.3.7). The next Bootstrap release, version 4 should be available in the near future and is currently in the beta 2 stage. It would be good to integrate support for the Bootstrap 4 framework, but there are several obstacles: ...

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PHP and Exponent in 2017 (and Browsers too)

PHP LogoThis article is a follow up to PHP AND EXPONENT IN 2016. Roughly one year after that previous article, PHP development is proceeding at breakneck speeds and we have seen two minor versions pass (though v7.2 is in release candidate status). Here's how it affects Exponent CMS. ...

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