phpLD 4.2

By David | March 21, 2012 | Home | Blog Categories | News

So great news! phpLD 4.2 is now available for download for licensed users. Here is some information about the release....

(While this is a mostly complete list, we will be expanding the documentation on these new features).

1. Task Manager - probably the biggest new feature, this is similar to a windows task manager, and allows you to schedule tasks to be run. Examples of such tasks include optimizing the database, checking expired or reciprocal links, and rebuilding the category cache. We've developed this section so there will be plenty of room to add new tasks moving forward, just as we have added many widgets since we introduced them in 4.0. There are countless possibilities for tasks that can be added and I'm sure you will hear a lot about new tasks that have been added to our product in the coming months. 

Video: Task Manager

2. Media Manager - this works with the article feature and allows for uploading of images that can be embedded in articles easily. Each user can access their own images, and the admin can access all images.

Video: Media Manager

3. Video Submit Item - the hosting must have ffmpeg installed to use this feature.

4. Gallery Submit Item - add multiple images when submitting a link.
5. Cache Creation Fix - this was a long standing issue where excess files were created even with the cache turned off. This is solved, and will make for a major improvement in reliability of phpLD.
6. New Math Captcha - a new option where the user does a math problem before completing their submission of new content.
7. Assign Link Types to Categories - Another cool feature where you can assign link types to categories. For example, you could have a video category that only allows video submissions, an article category, just for articles, and a links category for links.
8. Speed Improvement to Submit Page - a fix that speeds up the submit page when ajax category selection is turned on.
9. New Validators - when creating or editing submit items you will have more choices on the validators you can select. 10. In Line Widgets - another feature for articles that allows widgets to be embedded inside an article (ex. google adsense)
11. Category as a Link - You can now make a category become a link (external or internal) instead of acting as a normal category.
12. Botscout Integration - adds a second level of security to contact form and submit article. Checks for email and IP address, and blocks them if they are listed as a spammer. This can be turned on and off in Admin > Settings > Security

The good news is the front end template changes are very simple, and in most cases will take less than 10 minutes. The template changes are in the docs folder of 4.2. There are already several phpLD 4.2 templates available, and we should have many more upgraded shortly. 


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