8.4.0 Release Notes

Feature Updates

  • Added ability to specify custom thumbnail types per file sets (e.g. if a file is in the Header file set, the Header thumbnail type will be generated for it, otherwise it will not.) (thanks mlocati)
  • Calendar block has new agenda views for year list, month list, week and day (thanks MrKarldilkington)
  • Added a System Email Addresses Dashboard page that lets you set the default email addresses – previously this had to be done in config code (thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • Added bulk user commands: activate, deactivate, delete, remove from group and add to gorup (thanks JeRoNZ)!
  • If a site is connected to the concrete5.org marketplace, any packages installed on the site will have their language files automatically downloaded from translate.concrete5.org (thanks mlocati)
  • Adds search header to express entity selector for selecting express entities against pages, users, files, etc… (thanks sjorssnoeren)
  • Added the ability to specify an end date for page publishing.
  • Added the ability to delete individual Log entries (thanks marvinde, mlocati)
  • Added new “Start Time” option to YouTube block; YouTube block will also respect “Start Time” if specified in the YouTube URL (thanks jlucki)
  • Added a new Reset Edit Mode Dashboard page that allows all currently checked-out pages to be checked in and edit mode to be restored on them.

Behavioral Improvements

  • Massive improvements to image handling in the core, (thanks mlocati!). Full details found here: https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6415
  • ItemList: always included ordered-by columns in select statement (thanks mlocati)
  • Folded registration email notification preferences into the System Email Addresses Dashboard page (thanks biplobice)
  • Much better localization and translation support in the newly introduced calendar components (thanks mlocati)
  • We will now inhibit the execution of automatic updates/installations if one is currently in progress (thanks mlocati).
  • Improvements to the interactive installation process defaults (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed errors when the update process may require long time, because of many migrations need to be executed or because a migration requires long time to be executed, and the PHP execution may reach its maximum time limit (thanks mlocati)
  • Improvements to the coding of the installation process (thanks mlocati)
  • Automatically set maintenance mode during core updates (thanks mlocati)
  • Apply nowrap white space on private message box status column (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6350) (thanks biplobice)
  • Send 500 code instead of 200 on creating an error response (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6350) (thanks hissy)
  • Optimizations to UserList classes and group search (thanks deek87)
  • Improvements and optimizations to the auto rotate image processor (thanks mlocati)
  • We now return. 404 response when requesting an invalid tool (thanks mlocati)
  • Improvements to the update process when the calendar add-on was migrated to the new built-in calendar.
  • Fixed: Dashboard Sitemap Tree Deleting items should refresh Trash (thanks marvinde)
  • Fixed: In sitemap, when you delete a page, plus sign doesn't appear next to the trash can 'til after page reload (thanks marvinde)
  • Do not automatically upgrade the core in maintenance mode (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed: When deleting a layout, the message "Are you sure you wish to delete this block?" is shown (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/issues/6289)
  • Improvements to SNS authentication, Facebook authentication specifically (thanks biplobice, deek87). More details here: https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6018
  • Better database encoding when databases don’t use UTF-8 by default (thanks upline-pro)
  • Use Selectize for Data Source element select multiple inputs (thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • Removed old unused Newsflow code (thanks mlocati)
  • Highlight Default Page Template in Defaults and Output for Page Type (thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • Fixed exception filling logs on invalid file (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/issues/6449#issuecomment-366931290)
  • Fixed inability to use theme editor CSS classes in CKEditor when using in the Dashboard and non-pages (Thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • Consider text/plain images as SVG images (thanks mlocati)
  • Add block type name to delete block modal message (thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • Actively discouraging certain CLI commands when run as root (thanks mlocati)
  • Show different message when public profile option isn't changed (thanks biplobice)
  • Added cache to core area layout block.
  • Improve performance of file manager in certain editor configurations (thanks hissy)
  • Allow layout presets to optionally have no container element defined (thanks MrKarlDilkington)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple bugs that arose because actually removing a multilingual section via the Dashboard didn’t delete the pages in the site tree.
  • Fix block dragging in edit mode – it wasn’t scrolling the page in certain browsers (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/issues/6321) (}thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed: no longer using client side code for rating messages (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6337) (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed bug in survey block where page the survey was on was missing (thanks marvinde)
  • Fix issue where updating page defaults on a multilingual site wouldn't push blocks out to all pages in all locales
  • Fixed bug where pages duplicated would lose custom block cache settings on the resulting pages.
  • Fixed bug where pages duplicated would lose custom grid container settings on the resulting pages.
  • Fix error with folder item list returning too many items when filtering by multiple file sets
  • Fixed bug where replying to messages when logged in would cause replies to show up multiple times before a page refresh (thanks marvinde)
  • Fixed bug where applying custom styles to a global area’s blocks would not refresh those styles without a full browser reload.
  • Fixed: we now sanitize the alt text in avatars (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6339) (thanks Remo)
  • Sanitize output on folder names (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6341) (thanks Remo)
  • Fixed missing CSRF token when deleting a conversation message (https://hackerone.com/reports/87729)
  • Warnings when attempting to install concrete5 on a database that will make the table names lowercase (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed: Unmapping a locale page, removes the mapping for all locales (thanks Seanom)
  • Fixed: Wrong language used in a single page controller (thanks mlocati)
  • Fix H1 309466 (thanks mlocati)
  • Better permissions checking on Express entry list results in custom Express objects and Express forms.
  • Fixed bug with queues and queueable jobs where one job running might start executing the jobs of another process (thanks ahukkanen)
  • Fixed bug where you couldn’t unset a “More Details” calendar event page link in the calendar event edit popup.
  • Removed unnecessary paragraph tags in output of FAQ block (thanks djkazu)
  • Fix: https://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/customizing_c5/8.3.1-symphony-error
  • Fixing some cases where exporting form results to CSV could result in a 404 error under advanced and custom permission use cases.
  • Fixed: Creating a page alias in another site tree does not modify the siteTreeID
  • Sanitize the link of external pages in the sitemap (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6346/) (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed: PageList topic filtering MySQL error (mode ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY) (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed minor XSS vulnerability in unused $step GET parameter (thanks jordanlev)
  • Fixed: "Schedule Publishing" dialogs are not removed when adding page (thanks marvinde)
  • Fix locale and language of MultilingualPageRelations when site locale changes (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed: Applying a theme to a site in the Dashboard only does it to a single multilingual tree
  • Fixed: Unable to add new options to select attribute in composer under PHP 7.2
  • Fixed Access Denied bug when editing blocks with validation errors under certain conditions (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/issues/6425) (thanks marvinde)
  • Fixed: The file manager's breadcrumb appears on the full sitemap page (thanks marvinde)
  • Fixed: Possibility to crash calendar event list if number of events is not specified
  • Sanitize the output of page short description in the pages panel (https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6347) (thanks mlocati)
  • Fix: area layout using preset not deleted after deleting area layout (thanks mlocati)
  • Fix migration to version 8 when MultilingualPageRelations contains invalid data (thanks mlocati)
  • Fix: The file manager's breadcrumb appears on the full sitemap page (thanks marvinde)

Developer Updates

  • Added on_locale_add, on_locale_delete and on_locale_change events (thanks dimger)
  • Removed inline JavaScript from Google Maps block view layer (thanks Remo)
  • Updated to jQuery 1.12.4 (thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • You can now specify default block templates by a particular page type (thanks haeflimi) (see details here: https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6456)
  • Added a console command to rerun certain migrations (thanks mlocati)
  • Add a configuration key to set the Composer autosave idle timeout (thanks mlocati)
  • Update responsive-slides asset from 1.54 to 1.55 (thanks apaccou)
  • Add c5:is-installed CLI command (thanks mlocati)
  • Updated the fullcalendar JavaScript library to version 3.8 (thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • Updated Punic Unicode library to 3.0.1 (thanks mlocati)
  • dispatch a additional event when File Sets are deleted (thanks haeflimi)
  • Added phpdoc comments for better API documentation (thanks mlocati, AdamBassett)
  • Updated Imagine image procesing library to 0.7 (thanks mlocati)
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