Serendipity 2.3.1 released

The first bugfix release for our new stable branch is out: Serendipity 2.3.1, fixing some bugs that crept into the 2.3.0 release as well as some older faults.

Mass delete for the media library is working again, as well as the pagination feature of templates like Timeline that couldn't cope with the "stable archives" sorting order, and the plugin lists in the backend got links to their Spartacus entries (if they are installed from Spartacus, that is).

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).

Translate plugins into your preferred language!

We have just added new German translations to 22 plugins, and you can do the same for your preferred language!

Translating Plugins

And that's actually pretty easy:

  1. Find the code for your plugin and download it.
    Most plugins are available via Spartacus; you can find them in our corresponding Github repository. The few plugins that are provided directly with Serendipity can be found in the Serendipity repository on Github in the plugins directory.

  2. Copy the English language file and rename it.
    The English language file is always called lang_en.inc.php. Copy the file and change the name of the copy to lang_XX.inc.php, where XX stands for the abbreviation of your language (in lower case). A complete list of the abbreviations can be found in our online documentation.

  3. Translate the texts into your preferred language.
    If you find examples or HTML or the placeholder %s in the English text, you should keep them.

  4. Create a UTF-8 version.
    Copy your language file into the UTF-8/ directory and convert this copy to UTF-8. If necessary, ask for advice in our Forums!

  5. Test your new translation.
    You can now upload the language files - the file in the plugin directory and the second file in the UTF-8/ subdirectory - to the plugin directory on your blog and test your new language version.

  6. Share your work with the Serendipity community!
    Send us a pull request on Github, or contact us via our Forums to send us your new translation. If the plugin you have translated is available on Spartacus, your new translation may be available to all users the next day!

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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 2.3-beta1 released

Greetings from #s9ycamp2019! The first beta of Serendipity 2.3 has been released and we are happy for people to test our latest changes.

The main focus of Serendipity 2.3 is ensuring compatibility with PHP 7.2 and 7.3, some improvements to the media library (Image gallerys in entries! Responsive images!) as well as the usual bugfix here and there. Please see the release statement on GitHub for more details.

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