Happy to announce that the new version of PageCarton - 1.8.69 released today. Mostly this release brings a number of bug fixes and other performance upgrades. Furthermore, we have also used this update to introduce some more bug fixes and performance uprades to PageCarton so that sites and apps upgraded to this version will run faster, enjoy smoother user experience and consume less server resources.
Here is a summary of the changes in this version
Changes for Users
- Fixed encoding errors for UTF-8 contents
We fixed encoding errors in contents in other languages not written in latin characters. In doing this, we realized that this "Rewrite the way HTML content is stored" was required. This issue was documented on github issues page "Please check the operation of CMS in Cyrillic."
- Manual method to install from repo if no internet
As detected by Mayowa Olabamiji, users that were not connected to the internet couldn't use the New Site Wizard because the only way to get themes from the repository was to download automatically. Now, the system detects if the system is not connected, then it allows to upload a theme manually
- Theme preview go to the theme home preview
When a user choose to preview a theme now, it will go to the theme home page, instead of just showing the header and the footer. We thought that would be a better experience. Doing this also let us allow this "Initialize theme page if previewed when not saved", so when a theme page hasn't been saved and it want to be previewed, it saved automatically.
Changes for Developers
- Auto-save page layout sections
Reuse of code is further improved with the auto-save of sections and making all site-wide sections available for us on all of the pages. Changes on the saved widget also goes accross everywhere the changes is made.
- Create HTML theme from scratch
Tools to develop HTML Theme from scratch within PageCarton has been improved. Now it is a lot easier to get started the design from within the dashboard. This was needed because of this issue on github "The new pagecarton-1.8.68 version has a problem with themes. "
Also added are loads of bug fixes, performance upgrades and visual face-lift. Download the latest PageCarton by going to the download page. Do you have any update request or want to join in the development of PageCarton? Visit our Github Page and start contributing immediately.