Serendipity 2.3.0 released

We are very happy to present Serendipity 2.3.0, our new stable version, after more than two years of work.

Along with it, we have released Serendipity 2.1.6, most probably the last bugfix release for our old 2.1.x branch.

Serendipity 2.3.0 ...

  • ... has support for PHP 7.2 and 7.3 (minimal version is now PHP 7.0)!
  • ... will upgrade Smarty to 3.1.33!
  • ... has many updates and bug fixes to the media manager, adding a gallery function and responsive thumbnails!
  • ... uses voku/simple-cache for its internal cache!
  • ... has a new maintenance mode option!
  • ... will now receive multiple trackbacks and pingbacks!
  • ... has improved plugins, e.g. the nl2br plugin!
  • ... changed some installation defaults!
  • ... includes lots of other accumulated (security) fixes!

Please see the release statement on GitHub for more details.

You can download the release file and unzip it to your installation as usual, or update from within Serendipity using the Serendipity Autoupdate Plugin (serendipity_event_autoupdate).

Serendipity 2.3.x will be our new stable branch; development will continue on Serendipity 2.4.

Many thanks to all our contributers, theme and plugin developers, all you bug reporters and testers and forum users! Without your help this would not have been possible.

We are happy to hear your feedback about our new release - as always - on our forums!

Serendipity 2.3 - First Release Candidate published!

We are happy to announce the availability of the first (and hopefully last) Release Candidate for Serendipity 2.3.

Please test it, if you can, especially on current PHP installations (PHP 7.2 up to PHP 7.4), and report all errors and (PHP) warnings. We feel comfortable with suggesting you to try out this release in a production environment, as long as you make a backup of your database and files first, as you should always do.

Serendipity 2.3 ...

  • ... has support for PHP 7.2 and 7.3 (minimal version is now PHP 7.0)!
  • ... will upgrade Smarty to 3.1.33!
  • ... has many updates and bug fixes to the media manager, adding a gallery function and responsive thumbnails!
  • ... uses voku/simple-cache for its internal cache!
  • ... has a new maintenance mode option!
  • ... will now receive multiple trackbacks and pingbacks!
  • ... has improved plugins, e.g. the nl2br plugin!
  • ... changed some installation defaults!
  • ... includes lots of other accumulated (security) fixes!

Please see the release statement on GitHub for more details.

You can download the release file and unzip it to your installation as usual, or update from within Serendipity using the Serendipity Autoupdate Plugin (serendipity_event_autoupdate).

We are happy to hear your feedback about this release candidate on our forums! Thanks on behalf of the dev team.

Serendipity 2.1.5 released

This bugfix release Serendipity 2.1.5 contains fixes for security issues and some bug fixes backported from our recent 2.3-beta1 release:

  • Fix XSS in Editor Preview by interpreted EXIF tags (thanks to Hanno Boeck!).
  • Fix XSS in Media Library by interpreted EXIF tags (thanks to Hanno Boeck!).
  • Fix mispositioned button in media db directory list.
  • Change default for comment subscription to full text.
  • Display errors if comment coulnd't be deleted.
  • Make it easier to drag plugins to other column.
  • Add fallback for broken JS in configuration screens.

You can download the release file and unzip it to your installation as usual, or update from within Serendipity using the Serendipity Autoupdate Plugin (serendipity_event_autoupdate).

Serendipity 2.1.2 released

We are happy to announce the availability of the next bugfix release Serendipity 2.1.2.

We have fixed some accumulated bugs:

  • Fixed a regression in Net/DNSBL regarding serendipity_event_spamblock_rbl and serendipity_event_spamblock_surbl by adding Net/DNS2 1.4.3 as a bundled library to core and patching Net/DNSBL.
  • Fixed broken Akismet API calls.
  • Fixed comment preview for logged-in users.
  • Fixed message display after comment editing/deleting

You can download the release file and unzip it to your installation as usual.