||Articles v0.22 release
||Sat 16 Apr 2005
||Information for release version 0.22 of Articles.
Release 0.22 of Articles sees some new features, and a number of
improvements - mostly to the admin side.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version, you will need to run an
update script after you have updated the module. Please read
"docs/UPDATE.txt" in the archive for more info.
Please also note that
previous language files are no longer compatible with this version!
- The admin area has been (mostly) recoded, with a navigation and info bar at the top to aid with easy navigation.
- Added support for 3rd party WYSIWYG editors such as SPAW.
- Added previews for new articles and categories.
- Users can now submit articles.
Perhaps the first thing you will notice in this release, is the
navigation and info bar at the top of admin pages. This is to aid in
easy navigation of the admin area. The article addition/edit page has
now been split into separate areas - some people found the combined
page difficult to add new articles if you had a long list already
The "edit" and "delete" captions in article and category listings have
been changed in favour of icons, this gives more room for other columns
and info. There is also a "status" icon, which shows whether an article
is currently published or hidden.
I have also recoded a lot of the admin area, removing some unnecessary
code and cleaning up some other - this (and the navigation bar) came
about after investigating support for 3rd party editors, which required
much recoding anyway.
The category description now has the same display options as the
There is now support for SPAW, FCK Editor and HTML Area WYSIWYG
editors, if any are selected in the preferences, and installed,
Articles will use these. If not, Articles will use the default editor.
The preferences has now been integrated into XOOPS. When I first
started with Articles, I didn't know how to do this, so ended up
creating my own prefs area. This has proven relatively hard work when
adding new features that require user prefs. Moving away from this will
allow me to add new features, and preferences with more ease than
Users can now submit articles. The submission page also supports 3rd
party WYSIWYG editors, which can be defined in the prefs. Submitted
articles will have to be validated by an admin before it is published.
There are now two new notifications, one for categories and one for
admin to be notified on a submitted article.
The latest version of Articles can be downloaded from the download area.