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NOTE: DO NOT INSTALL THIS PATCH ON A SERVER RUNNING PHP v5.5.x!!! Your web site will no longer run! PHP versions older than v5.6 are very obsolete and we will not support them in the next version release. The next version may also remove support for PHP v5.6 and v7.0 since they will have been considered obsolete by the start of 2019.
This patch addresses several issues for Bootstrap 4 and elFinder. All Exponent CMS users running at least PHP version 5.6 are encouraged to move their installations to v2.4.3 and to install this patch!! Patch #1 to v2.4.3 is found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/exponentcms/files/exponent-2.4.3-patch-1.zip/download ...
A 'Badgered Beagle' arrives and brings Twitter Bootstrap v4 and Font Awesome v5 support! A sample Bootstrap v4 theme is now included with the package, though we no longer ship a sample Bootstrap v2 theme. We've also added support for IIS servers along with a sample configuration for NGINX servers. We've tweaked many things to ensure we are HTTP/2 compliant which should result in removing issues about cross domain loading of files. Furthermore many issues and other things have been tweaked. We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.3 as soon as practical! ...Read More
To help ring in 2018, we've released version 2.4.2, 'Awaited Appearance'. There are a number of changes, new features, and countless fixes...especially since our most recent update v2.4.1patch6. Most importantly, v2.4.2 brings compatibility with PHP v7.2 which was released as stable a few short weeks ago. It however removes support for PHP v5.3 and v5.4 which have been considered obsolete for a long time. We do still support web servers running PHP v5.6 and v7.0, even though each are no longer recommended. We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.2 as soon as practical! ...Read More
This version, code-named 'Frosty Freezer' continues to address security issues and screen reader (accessibility) support by fixing issues with the previous release . We strongly encourage all Exponent installations be upgraded to v2.4.1 as soon as practical! ...Read More
Recent Blog Posts
As 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? ...Tweet
The 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: ...Tweet
We're recently added better 'accessibility' support to Exponent so it may be used with a screen reader. This is mandated with some public website due to the Americans with Disabilities Act. While the code shipped with Exponent v2.4.0 includes these changes, they may need to be integrated into your custom theme. Though you can check your theme/subtheme templates and custom views with the ones we ship, here are some things to look for: ...Tweet
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