At the beginning of July, Contao 2.9 has been introduced and with it the new "themes concept". Themes let you change the design of your website with just a few clicks without even touching your content. To promote the new concept and to give you something to start with, we will "throw out" a couple of free themes in July.
Contao version 2.9.0 is available. The minor release includes the new theme manager, the Extension Repository 2.0, template groups, persistent front end logins, buttons to easily share articles on Facebook and Twitter, a major Safe Mode Hack performance improvement and a style sheet aggregator.
Contao version 2.9.RC1 is available. The release candidate includes the new theme manager, the next version of the Extension Repository, template groups, persistent front end logins, buttons to easily share articles on Facebook and Twitter as well as plenty of other improvements, including a major Safe Mode Hack performance enhancement and an option to resume interrupted newsletter sending processes.
Since the name TYPOlight has repeatedly led to misunderstandings and false assumptions regarding the system's potential and range of functions, the TYPOlight project has changed its name to Contao Open Source CMS. Everything else remains the same.
On the occasion of a remote code execution vulnerability that has been discovered in the PDF export function, a consolidated security update for TYPOlight 2.6, 2.7 and 2.8 has been released today. The vulnerability can only be exploited under certain circumstances and does not affect all installations. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to update.
TYPOlight version 2.8.2 is available. The maintenance release updates TinyMCE, TCPDF and MooTools More to their latest versions and includes a couple of new callbacks and hooks. It also fixes a potential request forgery vulnerability in the back end, therefore it is recommended to update.
Thomas Weitzel has actively supported TYPOlight ever since the early days of the project. After having answered a vast number of questions in the forums, he decided to share his TYPOlight and design knowledge in his book "Mit TYPOlight Websites erfolgreich gestalten".
TYPOlight version 2.8.1 is available. The maintenance release includes some important fixes for the new comments module (access control and BBCode parser), the improved calendar and event list navigation and the file manager (FancyUpload and thumbnail generation).