Modules: News 1.3 RC1 available

Posted by: herveton 2005/2/12 8:01:11 13377 reads
The Xoops Project is pleased to inform you of the Release Candidate 1 of the News 1.3 module

The News 1.3 RC1 comes with some extra features

Short feature list:

- The module respects, everywhere, ALL the permissions.
- A new page "News by the same author"
- Two new links are availables for the article's page, "Previous article" and "Next article"
- You can also add a "Summary table"
- Possibility to rate news
- Authors can edit their posts
- New RSS feeds per topic
> The topics manager has been completly rewrited
> It's now possible to include topics as sub-menus of the main menu
> You can use the Spotlight in two blocs ("Top news" & "Recent Articles") You can even select between a classical view and a tabbed view
> You can set a description for each topic
> For each topic you can select if you want to see it on the front page or not.
> The topics titles are longer (255 characters)
> From the admin part of your site, you can remove (prune) news
> You can export news to the xml format
> When editing or creating a new article, Approvers and Administrators can modify and select the author
> According to a module's option, you can ask the approvers to enter the meta keywords and description for each article
> The block to navigate thru topics has a new option to show the number of news per topic.
> You can use a new block, "random news", all is in the title.
> You can use the module to create a newsletter's content.
> You can see (from the admin panel) some statistics about your topics, news and authors.
> You can assign a color to each topic
> Your visitors can now see your articles in pdf
> You can select the editor to use (dhtml area, spaw, fck editor, htmlarea, simple text area and kiovi)
> A new module's option enable you to highlight (in the articles) the words used in the Xoops search.
> You can use tooltips in your links and title. They contain the first (x) characters of your news.
> For your visitors who are using Mozilla, Firefox and Opera, you can create the content of the site navigation's bar

You can downoad the package here :
- News 1.3 RC1

Once you have uploaded all the files to your website, launch the following script to upgrade (from 1.1 or 1.2) :
Don't forget to refer to the file named UPGRADE.txt in the module's archive.

Note for installing:
1. Overwrite all the files in the old news folder
2. Run the updater (see above)
3. Update the Module in the Moduleadmin
4. Set the Permissions to the Topics

As this module is still a Release Candidate, you should NOT use it on a production website

Please report all bugs and suggestions here :

Words are not enough to say thank you to all the people who have helped me.
Among those people, special thanks to MarcoFr, Christian, Philou, ALL the members of the Newbb Team, Zoullou, Mithrandir, Setec Astronomy and Anne.