Monday, July 18, 2005
ExpressionEngine v1.3 Upgrade
Over the weekend I upgraded to ExpressionEngine v1.3. The upgrade went very smoothly and I have to say I’m very impressed with the improvements that have been made - definitely the best blogging software around right now for running a community orientated blog like this. I’ve also bought, downloaded and installed the forums module which has been released with EE v1.3 so I will be bringing the OracleAppsForum online today. If you are a member of the blog please go and update your membership details with your picture and a signature (for use in the forums)
The mail I received from pMachine (the designer’s of ExpressionEngine) outlines the new features:
pMachine is pleased to announce that ExpressionEngine 1.3 and our new Discussion Forum Module have been released.
ExpressionEngine Version 1.3 delivers great new features, a significantly enhanced membership system, a completely redesigned control panel, and support for our brand new Discussion Forum Module.
EE 1.3 now features spell checking, a new user-friendly control panel, and major member management enhancements including private messaging, member signatures, avatars, and member photos. In addition, version 1.3 adds some great new features like a tab manager, and our new “updated sites” module enabling other sites to “ping” your site when they have updated their content.
EE 1.3 now fully supports the Metaweblog API allowing easy integration with desktop applications like MarsEdit and Ecto, and web-based services like Yahoo’s Flickr and Digg.com. For a complete list of 1.3. updates please read the change log.
The new Discussion Forum Module integrates perfectly with ExpressionEngine creating a single, no hassle login for web-based communities. The forum is full-featured, supporting advanced features, like moderators, polling, announcements, private messaging, sticky topics, image uploading, signatures, member tracking, spell checking, and much more.
Now that EE supports the MetaWeblog API, I’m hoping to give Blogjet a try which should make the whole posting and editing process a lot easier.