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Patch #1 Released for v2.3.3 - It's NO Joke!

Mar 31, 2015

Please don't be fooled by the release date, but patch #1 to version 2.3.3 is a real update!  This patch fixes a number of issues in the v2.3.3 release and also provides many fixes and tweaks to the ecommerce system. Patch #1 to v2.3.3 is found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/exponentcms/files/exponent-2.3.3-patch-1.zip/download ...

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Springtime Solace Warms the Cold Winter

Feb 28, 2015

Just in time for spring, v2.3.3 (Springtime Solace) is now available. Though originally intended as v2.3.2 patch #3, it grew as large as a full release package.  It contains all the fixes from v2.3.2 patches #1 and #2, in addition to many other features and fixes.  We'd recommend that all users with a v2.3.x installation, upgrade to this version (with the normal precautions before upgrading a production web site).  ...

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Export to PDF Libraries Updated

Jan 28, 2015

We've updated the optional 'Export to PDF' libraries.  These libraries are NOT included with the Exponent CMS package (nor the git repository), but are available as separate downloads. ...

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Forum software updated

Jan 5, 2015

(Updated Jan 12th) We've updated the forum software from Vanilla Forums v2.0.18 to v2.1.6. This should not only implement the latest security fixes, but also allow us to provide a more favorable user experience in the future. ...

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Recent Blog Posts

Basic Theme Framework Concepts

Bootstrap 3A 'theme framework' is a tool or library of stylesheets and javascript code which help a web designer more efficiently create a stylish web site. In most cases they allow for effectively sectioning off a page using styles instead of tables. They also include code to easily create the different user interface 'widgets' and utilities which would otherwise take a lot of code (e.g. time) to produce.  Exponent CMS currently contains built-in support for two (2) different theme frameworks: 1) Yahoo User Interface (or YUI), and 2) Twitter Bootstrap (or Bootstrap).  And within each of these frameworks we include two (2) versions.  The question is 'which one to use?' ...


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Where, Oh Where Has My Little Script Gone...

Scripting...oh where, oh where can it be!  Was your web site running a script that has seemed to stop working (or no longer even appears in the content) since your upgrade to v2.3.1 (or one of the v2.1.4 or v2.2.3 security patches)?  Well on the 'plus' side, that means the security fix is working, but that's not what you wanted to hear.  To help eliminate possible site security issues which could be caused by script injections, we now strip all content of any 'script' tags EXCEPT within Code Snippet modules.  Therefore, if you had embedded a script such as Google Analytics or similar within a Text module, it is now stripped out before saving or displaying.  What you'll need to do is either embed the script directly within the theme/subtheme template file (e.g., v2.3.3 now allows calling a script or code directly from the expTheme::foot() call) or use a Code Snippet module on the page. ...


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Theming with Twitter Bootstrap version 3 - Part 2

Mobile FirstIn the first article, I explained some of the basics of creating a Twitter Bootstrap 3 (BS3) based theme for Exponent.  In this article I'll attempt to alleviate some of the myths or quirks associated with BS3 that may be delaying your move to use this versatile framework for your next custom theme. ...


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Theming with Twitter Bootstrap version 3

Twitter Bootstrap 3 - MObile FirstTwitter Bootstrap version 3 (BS3) is becoming the user interface framework library of choice for Exponent CMS.  Though initially shipped with Exponent v2.3.0, that BS3 implementation was still lacking some refinement, and wasn't fully implemented across the entire user interface.  This has been somewhat remedied by the first three patches to v2.3.0, and will be even more-so in the upcoming patch #4 release.  In this article I'll attempt to share some of the basics of how to create a Twitter Bootstrap 3 custom theme. ...


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Exponent CMS is written and maintained by Online Innovative Creations (OIC Group, Inc.), a Peoria web design and development company. OIC Group, Inc. specializes in a wide range of web-based solutions for enterprise-level organizations and local businesses in Peoria. Learn more about this Peoria web design company. Spanning from custom website design and development to local SEO and social media marketing, OIC Group, Inc. is full-service web marketing firm that offers a wealth of solutions.

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