New Serendipity homepage online

In the past few months we have also worked a lot on rebuilding the presentation page of We have moved our infrastructure for this over to Github Pages in the repository, and reworked a lot of our documentation to streamline and better structurize.

Additionally, this documentation repository is now open for any kind of pull requests and contributions, and will be easier to maintain. Our devs onli and yellowled worked hard on bringing the visual side of things up to par, as well as MarioH for moving a lot of text files, and we hope you like our efforts!

Serendipity 2.0.4 and 2.1-beta2 released

Serendipity 2.0.4 is a maintenance security release which addresses these issues:

  • [Security] Prevent moving files by using their directory name.
    [Security] Possible SQL injection for entry category assignment
    [Security] Possible SQL injection for removing&adding a plugin

    All issues require a valid backend login.
    Thanks to Hendrik Buchwald for finding this via their
    RIPS source code analyzer (
  • [Security] Add new configuration option to enable fetching local files for the media uploader. By default this is now disabled to prevent Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF). Thanks to Xu Yue for pointing this out!

Alongside a new Serendipity 2.1-beta2 version has been released, with the same fixes plus some more progress on the road to the 2.1 release. Features like these have been added:

  • New API wrapper for URL downloads that plugins can use (serendipity_request_url)
  • Added new Theme "Skeleton" (responsive, mobile first)
  • Improved preview iframe handling
  • Changes (simplifications) in template file routing for backend/frontend views, new smarty {getFile} function for theme authors

Simply upgrade by unpacking and uploading the release file and confirming our web-based upgrader.