Welcome to the first update to BlogCFC in 2010. Version 5.9.5.003 (available here) includes some important updates:
- Andreas Schuldhaus provided XHTML fixes for the front end. Now folks know that I'm not a huge fan of XHTML. I mean I'm not against it of course, I just don't see the big deal. However, I do know it is important to some folks, and Andreas did all the work for me, so I couldn't say no! I'll try my best to ensure future client updates don't break this.
- The next change is a minor one, but I think it is important. As you know, BlogCFC has long supported Pages. These are simple free form things. You can use them for whatever. An "About Me" page for example. I made a slight change to the database (see the readme) to support pages with no layout. This means you can create a page and set it to not use the blog's main layout. You can then put in any HTML you want. You could also use a META tag to link to a binary file. You get the idea. While I don't pretend BlogCFC is a CMS, I do think this will help folks who want to work with content that isn't in blog entries.
- There were some critical performance fixes. First, Gary Funk updated the MySQL and SQL Server install scripts. This came about from issues I discovered in getting data for recent comments. It only seemed to impact databases with large numbers of entries. (By the way, the recent comments pod is now cached.) Gary did a butt load of updates here and it should help for those of us with larger databases. Secondly - I found a pretty dumb error in the code that handles mailing subscribers. I plan on blogging it today (back on my blog).
- Lastly, I've updated ColdFish to the latest version. It now supports switching back and forth to a plain text version.
Enjoy, and I hope 2010 brings many new improvements and features to BlogCFC!