Giving you a summer forecast...the main things we'll be working on this summer should include the following of which several will manifest itself as a patch #3:(read more)
Exponent is still hanging on with at least one update and a new major version planned for 2023! Some features you can expect within v2.7.1 in addition to rolling up the previous patch to 2.7.0 include:(read more)
Exponent will see at least one update in 2022! Some features you can expect within v2.6.1 include direct integration of Twitter Bootstrap v5 and Twitter Bootstrap Icon support. PHP v8.1 support will be improved and support for obsolete PHP versions (5.6, 7.0, 71, & 7.2) will likely be removed along with the extra libraries only included to support those older versions (Smarty & Switftmailer).
Exponent will be updated in 2021, however support may come to an end in early 2022. The use of Exponent as a CMS seems to be waning as many site providers and previous users now opt for a proprietary or commercial applications. However some features you can expect to be integrated in v2.6.1 will include Twitter Bootstrap v5 and Twitter Bootstrap Icon support included in the main package instead of as an optional addon.
Yes, 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.(read more)
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?(read more)
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:(read more)
This 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.(read more)
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:(read more)