ExpressionEngine 2.1.2 Released

A new release of ExpressionEngine has hit the shelves just in time for the holidays. Version 2.1.2 is now available from their website. Here's what Robin Sowell had to say in her release announcement:

We’re very happy to get this release out the door in time for the holidays. We again give thanks to all the folks who have helped improve EE through their bug reports and feedback. This release delivers a number of new features and over 60 bug fixes.

We also took the opportunity to reduce and simplify a few settings that have repeatedly caused problems in the past. As a result, you will notice that both the “Honor Entry DST” and “Convert High ASCII” settings have been removed. These are superseded by our move to UTC and UTF-8, respectively.

As Brandon already let slip, our Control Panel themes are now Leaner and Meaner and MUCH easier to customize.  We also added a member group setting to disallow editing of HTML formatting buttons, enhanced the message on forwarded Private Messages, added an importer to the IP to Nation module, and….  Really, there’s too much to list in a blog post!  Check out the Change Log and compare your favorite addition to those of the development team!

My personal favorite is the ability to include custom member fields in the Control Panel’s Member Registration form.  That’s something I had to custom code on a few sites back in the day, so I particularly appreciated the usefulness.

Pascal’s favorite was an easy guess- the complete revamp of autosave.  This version achieves everything we’d envisioned, including saving the data prior to entry creation and an unobtrusive manner of operating.  You don’t notice it until you need it.  But when you need it, you’re really grateful it’s there!

Greg’s pick was the removal of PHP4 support.  Yes, this seems an obscure choice at first, but it resulted in the removal of over 700 lines of code from the member module alone!

Brandon thinks the override.css is kinda cool.  Not being much of a designer myself (understatement) I poked him to elaborate on how this adds crunchy goodness to EE.

If you want to change the pink, just make a new theme with one file.  Not that there’s anything wrong with pink, of course!

Well, that does sound sexy!  Hrm….  I could make a goth theme, all in black and grey.  And bats could fly out of the menu when you mouse over the tabs!  Sorta like in the old Scooby Doo intro.  Perhaps it could trigger a midi of the Scooby Doo theme song!

Alas, our plates are full even without the challenge of a Scooby Doo theme.  Time for me to get back to work.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday and hope you enjoy this new release!

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