This past weekend we were offline for an hour or two just after midnight early Saturday morning performing some site maintenance. Hopefully you have noticed a major difference in the speed of our site. These improvements are a direct result of finally having time to move to our official hosting partner, Nexcess.
Beginning at approximately 12:30 a.m. Eastern time Saturday, May 11, we will be performing some scheduled site maintenance and may experience momentary downtime. We expect to be working for a few hours, though do not anticipate being offline for the whole process. As always, we will keep our online documentation available in the event that the main site is offline. You can of course download ExpressionEngine’s documentation for offline use at any time using the links at the top right of any page of the user guide.
ExpressionEngine 2.6.1 is now available for download. It is a stability release that fixes a few bugs and makes a couple of noteworthy changes.
ExpressionEngine 2.6.0 is now available for download, and as of this release it requires at least PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0.3 or newer. We are also releasing Discussion Forums 3.1.11 and MSM 2.1.5.
It’s funny how relatively small things can make a big difference in what you can accomplish. The ability to relate Channel Entries to each other seems like a small thing, but it can be very powerful. For ExpressionEngine 2.6, we returned to the Relationships fieldtype to increase that power exponentially.
Save a click and boost security? Sure thing!
The sharp minds at Feisty Goat Interactive have recently updated their iOS app BeerQuest. No matter where you are, BeerQuest helps you find and share places nearby for a delicious brew. Feisty Goat built the mobile REST API behind the app as well as the web site using CodeIgniter. From one of their developers:
I looked at other PHP frameworks along with other languages (Ruby, Scala) but kept going back to CodeIgniter. Its flexibility and ease of use are second to none in my book.
Of course we think that Feisty Goat Interactive made a great choice with CodeIgniter, but judging by the push notification in the first screenshot, they appear to have good taste all around.
ExpressionEngine 2.6 is coming soon, and choosing whether or not you are observing Daylight Saving Time in ExpressionEngine will be a thing of the past. With the new PHP version requirements for ExpressionEngine, we were able to take advantage of more modern date handling techniques to eliminate the DST setting all together. All you will have to do is choose your timezone and we’ll take care of the rest.
ExpressionEngine 2.6 is just around the corner. This release is packed with new, exciting features as well as a few small changes. One of those changes is ExpressionEngine’s default setting for Strict URLs.
We just wanted to remind all site developers building and maintaining sites with ExpressionEngine that Twitter API v1 is being retired beginning March 5th, 2013. You can read more about the specifics on the Twitter Developers Blog.
While at first blush it may sound odd to bring this up on the EllisLab Blog…