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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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ExpressionEngine 2014 Conferences

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While we eagerly await news about this year’s official ExpressionEngine Conference, we’ve received details about an exciting new conference in Europe: GeeUp. From GeeUp’s organizer Lodewijk Schutte:

During this two-day event — on 19 and 20 June 2014 in Leiden, the Netherlands…

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Cleaner Control Panel URLs

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For ExpressionEngine 2.8 we are happy to begin rolling out a cleaner control panel URL structure.

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Template Layouts in ExpressionEngine 2.8

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In ExpressionEngine 2.8, we’re happy to introduce Template Layouts and if you know embeds, then this will be the easiest thing you learn all week.

{layout="site/.layout" title="The Title"

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Relative Dates in ExpressionEngine 2.8

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An additional date formatting option is coming to ExpressionEngine 2.8. You will be able to output any date as a relative amount of time using new, flexible, date tag parameters, a la:

{entry_date:relative stop="+1 day" format="%F %d, %Y"

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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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Sessions, Login Modals, and Secure Forms in ExpressionEngine 2.8

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Security is one of our biggest concerns. However, all the security in the world doesn’t matter if it’s not used correctly. So in ExpressionEngine 2.8 we are making a few changes to ExpressionEngine’s security features to encourage good security habits.

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Fully Removing index.php From URLs

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We recently updated our user guide’s article on removing index.php from URLs, and it includes a pretty important change worth noting here.

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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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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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