Custom Permalink URLs, Part 2

As a follow-up to Custom Permalinks I have created an update to the patch here: permalink2.diff (diff against 0.9-alpha1)

Its structure is now a bit cleaner, and I have added config directives for most of our other permalinks (categories, authors, feeds, paths) and enhanced the detection routine.

It still needs a LOT of testing, but I like the general direction of it. I would be happy to hear as many feedback reports of it as possible. :-)

Serendipity 0.8.1 released

The Serendipity Team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the 0.8.1 maintenance release.

This new release mostly addresses some bugs and security issues discovered in Serendipity 0.8.

Serendipity users who are running their blog with multiple and maybe not trustworthy authors are urged to upgrade to this new Release because of authors being able to upload special files without privileges.

The other important fix addresses possible XSS injections for the templatedropdown and shoutbox plugins.

Other non-critical fixes include:

  • Fix pagination of entries by author
  • Fix RSS 1.0 feed validation
  • Deactivated GZIP encoding in certain environments
  • Fix some missing allowed BBCode special characters
  • Some IIS/Windows server compatibility fixes

No new features of our 0.9 development release have been ported into this release. If you are eager to try our new features like viewing/selecting multiple categories to read, new plugin hooks for the media selector, uploading X images in one go and others - feel free to try our nightlies available on

On top to that new release, the following new plugins have been published since the release of Serendipity 0.8:

  • serendipity_event_aggregator: A "Planet"-like plugin that turns a Serendipity installation into a RSS Aggregator
  • serendipity_event_customarchive: A user-sortable view on your archived entries
  • serendipity_event_cachesimple: A full-page caching plugin
  • serendipity_event_todolist: A todolist sidebar plugin with maintanable project/todo states
  • serendipity_event_userprofiles: Display and maintain personal user profiles

The upgrade from a previous release is as easy as ever: Download the new version, unpack the files into your existing directory, open your Blog's admin interface and you will see the automatic upgrader. No SQL updates or function calls need to be made for this maintenance release, so the upgrade will only update your file to set your new version string to 0.8.1.

Download Link

Have fun with the new release, The Serendipity Team.

Hardware going hard on me

Last night the server started getting a little cranky. We are assuming there's something funky going on with the hardware (cpu? ram?) and working on it. The server is back right now, but don't rely on it too much for now...

I'll let you know about any news once I got 'em. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Customizable Entries Archive

I have just committed the Plugin serendipity_event_customarchive to the additional_plugins Repository.

This plugins displays a simple external page (like http://blog/pages/archive.html) where the visitor can select a range of options to display/search for older articles and see a full representation of your entries.

This is especially useful for people having many older entries and for visitors who want to have a full overview through all entries according to their search options.

What this blog will be all about...

We have finally made it to create an official Serendipity blog. It's design and uniqueness will improve during the next weeks, but for now we will start with the basics.

It is important to note that this new blog will not obsolete our Wiki Documentation and Presentation Site or our Forums. Instead this blog will server as an information central with news on releases, development and other important news.

As a Serendipity user you should at least subscribe to our RSS Announcements feeds.

Our categories are:
  • Security
    News on security issues, serious bugs and upgrade urges. We hope to get as little postings in this category as possible. ;-)
  • Announcements
    General Announcement from news versions, on structural changes or anything important worth noting
  • DevelopmentBreaking new development will be documented here, as well as explanations of code.
  • Plugins
    New plugins will be announced and discussed here
  • Personal
    If our developers feel to talk about their private views or want to note something personal, they will do it in this category

The last news items from our Wiki have already been imported into this blog for your convenience.

Thanks for your attention - feedback is appreciated as always.