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ExpressionEngine 2.8.0 Released

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We’ve just released ExpressionEngine 2.8.0 which has new features and fixes—some of which we profiled earlier this week—but here are some of the high points…

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Memory-Based Caching in ExpressionEngine 2.8

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ExpressionEngine has always stored cached data on the disk. This is fine for most sites, but for the sites that get heavy traffic, caching to the filesystem can become a bottleneck. The solution is to store cached data in a memory-based cache store for faster retrieval. In ExpressionEngine 2.8, we’ve brought over caching drivers from CodeIgniter, allowing cached data to be stored in the filesystem or in a memory-based store such as Memcached or Redis.

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ExpressionEngine 2.7.3 Released

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ExpressionEngine 2.7.3 is now available for download. It is a stability release recommended for all users that includes a few additions and over 40 bug fixes.

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Reminder: Support for ExpressionEngine 1 Ends December 7th

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In a little under two months, ExpressionEngine 1 will be retired, which means it will no longer receive updates of any kind and will no longer be eligible for EllisLab Support. To ensure that expert help from EllisLab continues to be available for all your client sites, we encourage you to upgrade your remaining ExpressionEngine 1 sites as soon as possible.

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ExpressionEngine 2.7.2 Released

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ExpressionEngine 2.7.2 is now available for download. It is a security and stability release recommended for all users. In addition to improving security, it includes over 20 bug fixes.

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Putting the “Secure” in Secure Mode Forms

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The Secure Mode setting in ExpressionEngine serves a very important function and is often misunderstood. Secure Mode ensures that all forms processed by ExpressionEngine came from the visitor who was given the form and not some other source that may be trying to do very bad things. If the call is not coming from the visitor it was generated for, ExpressionEngine will reject it.

At its most basic level, this feature helps prevent spam bots from bombing your site with automated data as they try to add unwelcome viagra ads to your innocent comments section. However, the really important duty of Secure Mode is stopping cross-site request forgery attacks which include not only common spammers but also malicious external attacks.

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End of Summer Special Ends Today

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This past Sunday marks the first day of fall, and summer is officially over. We’ve let our celebration of the changing of seasons run a few days into autumn, but our $30 off promotion on all new ExpressionEngine license purchases ends today.

To save $30 today only, use coupon code VET6-UN5A in your cart when making your ExpressionEngine purchases. There are no per-customer or per-cart limits, so you are free to enjoy this discount to secure licenses for future projects. Enjoy!

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ExpressionEngine 2.7.1 Released

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ExpressionEngine 2.7.1 is now available for download. It is a stability release that squashes over 30 bugs and makes a few noteworthy changes.

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End of Summer Special - $30 off ExpressionEngine

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The kids are back in school, summer is winding down, and peak vacation season is over. Fall will be upon us in less than two weeks. To celebrate the end of summer and the start of autumn, we are running a $30 off promotion on all ExpressionEngine license purchases.

To save $30 from now through 9/25, use coupon code VET6-UN5A in your cart when making your ExpressionEngine purchases. There are no per-customer or per-cart limits, so you are free to use this discount to secure licenses for future projects. Enjoy!

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ExpressionEngine 2.7.0 Released

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Today, we’re releasing ExpressionEngine 2.7.0 which includes several new features, improvements and stability updates. We’re also releasing MSM 2.1.6 with stability and compatibility updates. Here’s a look at some of the new things in ExpressionEngine 2.7.0.

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