PolarBlog V1.10.0 (Wolverine)

PolarBlog V1.10.0 has been released.  This release provides additional comment and trackback spam protection and miscellaneous bug fixes.

  • Added support for Akismet via PHP5Akismet.  This requires a WordPress.com API key and will only work if you are running PHP5.  More information regarding this feature can be found in the Akismet for PolarBlog entry.
  • Added support for autolinking to topics in entries via "[T:tid:optional link text]" format similar to which currently exists for entries or comments.
  • Add RBL Admin table entry counts.
  • Added session for all visits and IP logging within session.
Bug Fixes
  • Validation fails on some foreign characters in title, post_by and name.
  • Stray "]" left after auto linking text on every 4th autolink in an entry.
  • When using only images for prev/next, they are locked to 16x16.
  • Change RBL IP lookup to robtex.com because samspade.org disappeared!
  • Sometimes the session cookie appears to not set and actions after login fail.
  • Throwing undefined topics warning when DB connection fails.
Configuration Changes New Language Tags
  • None
See the PolarBlog Changes file for more information.  Please see the PolarBlog Upgrading documentation for information on upgrading your installation.

Notice: As mentioned in the V1.9.0 release posting, this project will going on a somewhat lengthy hiatus while I work on other projects, interests and research for further PolarBlog development.  The ongoing spam issue is the main reason I felt I needed to put out another release.  For the record, between the RBL and Akismet, I am now blocking virtually all spam.  If you continue to have spam problems after installing this release, please let me know.

More information about the future of this project will be posted on this blog.  And no I don't intend to abandon PolarBlog. :)  I have an number of things I want to work on, but at this time I need to spend some time on the Yapter templating engine.  This is pivotal to the future of PolarBlog as converting to a templating system for page layout will be the main focus of V2.0.
February 10, 2007 @ 11:47 pm | Category:
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