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Patch #2 Released for V2.5.0

Nov 22, 2019

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 do not support them. The next version may also remove support for PHP v5.6 and v7.0 since they are considered obsolete. ...

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Version 2.5.0 Released

Mar 14, 2019

Version 2.5.0 or 'Puffy Puffin' is now in the wild! It adds PHP v7.3.x support and formally removes support for PHP versions older than 5.6.x. We fixed a number of Twitter Bootstrap v4 issues, and many other issues were also fixed 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 v2.5.0 as soon as practical! ...

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Version 2.4.3 Released

Aug 1, 2018

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! ...

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Version 2.4.2 Released

Jan 1, 2018

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! ...

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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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