Modules: Articles, XOOPs article manager version 0.12 released

Posted by: AndyMon 2004/4/19 21:13:07 6225 reads
Articles, Xoops v2 article management module.
Version 0.12.

IMPORTANT!
The database has changed since v0.09 - if you are installing for the first time, then you don't need to worry about this, but if you are updating Articles from version v0.09, then you have to run the included update script:

http://www.yoursite.tld/modules/articles/update012.php

Please see "UPDATE.txt" in the archive for more info on updating.


New features since the last released:
=====================================

o Various captions can now be hidden from within the module's prefs page. They include the posted date and number of reads (on index and article page).
o Articles and category listings in the admin area can now be sorted by different columns.
o Added "e-mail to friend" feature. This can be disabled from within the prefs page. It can be set so the user can add their own message, how much text can be in that message and whether or not that user has to be logged in to use the feature. The subject field and default e-mail message text is also easily modified.
o Added latest/recent and popular article blocks.


Other improvements/bug fixes:
=============================

o Added "no articles" message to article admin listing.
o Added some language constants.
o Changed the way the article description "cut-off" is handled in article
admin.
o Links to articles would break when block viewed from another module. The links have now been hard coded, as they seem to be in other blocks.


Note on Languages:
==================

I've taken the decision to no longer update and include language files for anything other than the default English. I did try to keep them updated for previous releases, but I found that I simply don't have the extra time needed to do the researching and updating that they require. I also feel that my language skills and the various translation tools aren't good enough for the task...

I would like to invite anyone with the appropriate time and skills to
update the version 0.09 language files to version 0.12. They will then be made available as separate downloads from the Articles download site.