The wait is over.
The final release of gpEasy 4.3 brings some exciting new features to our CMS. Less.php was developed and integrated into gpEasy to provide the latest in dynamic stylesheets. With the addition of LESS support, we are also able to integrate Bootstrap 3. For those not familiar with Bootstrap, it is a "Sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development".
Additional improvements include:
... and much, much more
A view of the alternative admin view with the new visual theme browser
Our second beta release of gpEasy 4.3 is now available. This is primarily a bug-fix release for issues discovered in the first beta release. Of note, we fixed the delayed loading of the Uploaded Files admin page and LESS compiling should now be php 5.2 compatible.
I'm thrilled to announce the newest feature on gpEasy.com: Free gpEasy Powered Websites!
What better way to get gpEasy into the hands of users? Now, with the click of a button, anyone can get a free gpEasy powered website.
We've already made select add-ons available and will continue, with an initial focus on themes, to make our best add-ons available to gpEasy.com users.
It has been a busy summer.
The response to gpEasy 4.0 was fabulous and brought us a record amount of traffic. Downloads doubled. Forum discussions expanded. All of our metrics were positive.
Shortly after the release, unfortunately, our host began to have problems and our site experienced an excessive amount of downtime. At the time, gpEasy.com was approaching the limits of our hosting plan and we were already considering different hosting options. Considering the downtime, the need for a better hosting package and bigger projects in the works, we decided to invest in a significant upgrade.
I won't go into the specs of our new host, but so far, I am very pleased. The piece of mind knowing we're ready to move forward is priceless!
Speaking of moving forward, here's a screenshot of the redesigned theme manager. And stay tuned, more announcements are coming soon!
The finishing touches of our latest release have been made and gpEasy 4.0 is available for download! gpEasy 4.0 is more stable, more secure and easier to use.
Much of the progress made has been in gpEasy's usability. Right-Click options for content areas, simplified and re-organized add-on management, additional gallery/slideshow options, content section options and the integration of Twitter Bootstrap are just some of the improvements.
It's not a feature that many users will ever use, but for some time, gpEasy has had the ability to catch fatal errors and disable buggy compontents. With 4.0, gpEasy can now automatically re-enable faulty components if it detects changes have been made to the code.
We've upgraded gpEasy's password hashing to use the SHA-512 algorithm. The encrypted login option now hashes passwords 50 times before sending it to the server.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us develop gpEasy!