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What’s new in WordPress 3.9?

Just by the end of last year, WordPress community welcomed the release of WordPress 3.8 Parker. Couple months later, once again we are expecting another milestone: WordPress 3.9 which is scheduled for the release in April.

Meanwhile, WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 has been released recently and this becomes a hot topic everywhere. We all know that WordPress 3.8 has been a great release with improvements in the UI. Now coming to WordPress 3.9, it is promising release with significant improvements and updates in the core as well as the user experience in which good becomes better.

We are testing WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 in all our products as well, so I think I would give you guys a heads up on what to expect from WordPress 3.9. Here we go!

Major update: TinyMCE

Who doesn’t know TinyMCE? I hope not to see anyone here. We all know that TinyMCE is a powerful platform that provide the visual editor in WordPress. In WordPress 3.9, the team will update TinyMCE to its latest version 4.0.

This is considered as the major update of WordPress. With the latest version of TinyMCE, the team aims to a cleaner markup.


Differences between the TinyMCE Editor in WordPress 3.9 & 3.8

The team also approaches a new way of handling the Paste function, especially when you copy and paste texts from Microsoft Word. The button “Paste from Word” has been removed. When I tested pasting a block of text from Word into the new Editor and to be honest, it did not have much difference between WordPress 3.8 and WordPress 3.9.

Besides, there are other new things in the new version of TinyMCE editor like: the color picker for Text color has been dropped and Horizontal Line button is added.

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Free PHP editor – Codelobster PHP Edition


For valuable work on creation of sites you need a good comfortable editor necessarily. There are many requiring paid products for this purpose, but we would like to select free of charge very functional and at the same time of simple in the use editor – Codelobster PHP Edition .

Let us consider some important possibilities and advantages of this program:

  • All code highlights depending on a type, the also mixed code is thus supported, so the area of HTML will be highlighted as HTML, PHP as PHP, and Javascript as Javascript in a the same file. Thre is possibility of choice from color schemes, including popular IDEs.
  • Powerful autocompletion for HTML, PHP, CSS and Javascript, including HTML5 and CSS3. For PHP the structure of project is fully recognized, and the complete list of methods falls out in the proper places.
  • HTML/CSS inspector on the type of Firebug, which allows easily to correlate the selected elements of page with a code and proper style.
  • Context help on all supported languages. By pressing F1 key the page with detailed description for current tag, attribute or function will be opened.
  • PHP debugger. PHP debugger allows to execute PHP scripts incrementally, watching the values of all variables in every line.
  • SQL manager allows to produce all necessary actions with a database – to add, delete, edit a structure and records in tables, to export data, execute SQL queries. Highlighting and autocompletion works for SQL files also.
  • Support of FTP allows to work straight with a remote server and to do all necessary changes with files;
  • The portable option allows to use editor without the preliminary installation.
  • Other useful utilities: pair highlighting, possibility of blocks selection, collapsing, tooltips, navigation on descriptions of functions and included files at withholding of the key of CTRL, viewing of structure of files and project, preview in a browser, book-marks, and all other standard possibilities for work with a code.

Also there are special plugins for work with:

  • CMS: Drupal, Joomla
  • PHP frameworks: CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii
  • JavaScript libraly: JQuery
  • WordPress blogging engine
  • Smarty template engine

Download Free PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript editor (IDE) – Codelobster PHP Edition

IntelliJ IDEA 12 is Available

The most exciting features in IntelliJ IDEA 12(download here):

New User Interface and Darcula Theme

Brand New Compiler Mode

Java 8

Android UI Designer

Spring Frameworks Support

Play 2.0 Support for Java and Scala

Database Development Tools

Other important features introduced in IntelliJ IDEA 12 include:

  • Intelligent code formatting
  • Better management tools for J2EE application servers, with support Cloud Foundry and CloudBees cloud platforms
  • Support for Drools Expert with advanced code assistance
  • Cucumber for JVM support

To see the full list of new features in IntelliJ IDEA 12 and to download the edition of your choice, please visit website.

Yii Framework version 1.1.12 is released

Yii Framework version 1.1.12 have been released. You can download it from the Yii project site at

This release mainly fixes the BC-breaking issues in the prior release. It includes about 20 bug fixes, minor features and enhancements. For the complete list of changes in this release, please see:

Pligg CMS 1.2.0 Released

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Pligg CMS 1.2.0 is available. The version adds some important security updates, many bug fixes, optimized code, and a few new features. Some of the changes are listed below in an abbreviated changelog highlighting some of the most important updates. We highly recommend that you update your Pligg CMS website as soon as possible to avoid exploits from previous security holes that have now been patched.

  1. Security fixes
  2. Exclude disabled users from Top Users
  3. Fixed the “Edit user data” admin feature
  4. New weight parameter for modules, allowing modules to control what order they are called in.
  5. Search groups by group name
  6. The Tag Cloud page is now disabled when you have tags turned off site-wide
  7. Human check (anti-spam) module fixes
  8. Localized a few new phrases
  9. Add feature to subtract a value of user score for removing a story vote
  10. You can now use PHP in page content.
  11. Left open HTML tags in the story content area will now be automatically closed.
  12. Users can now select a site language file from their edit profile page. This will only change the Pligg language file, not the content being submitted to the site.

Yii PHP Framework 1.1.6 Released

Yii PHP FrameworkYii Framework 1.1.6 is released. This new version is now available for download from the Yii site:

This release includes more than 50 feature enhancements and bug fixes. Some exciting new features include:

  • Added a SQL query builder
  • Implemented database migration support
  • Enhanced support for using plural forms, and upgraded CLDR i18n data to version 1.9
  • Improved exception display in Web mode and error display in console mode
  • Added support for using anonymous parameters and global options in console commands
  • Added support for using X-Sendfile to send files

For the complete list of changes in this release, please see the change log and important feature additions.

PrestaShop v.1.4 Alpha 2 Released

PrestaShop v.1.4 alpha 2 has been released on november 15,2010.This new version, real milestone for our software, contains more than 50 new features!

New Features:

Alongside partners’ modules, a lot of new features have been integrated to PrestaShop, for every need and every activity.

* WebService

Ability to communicate more simply (Data Exchange) with third-party players such as logistics, accounting…

* “Catalog” Mode

Ability to disable the price display to transform the store in a catalog

* One page Checkout

Order process on a single page

* Products Comparison

Allows customers to easily compare simultaneously several products

* VAT identification number

Manage the buyer’s intra-community VAT number (UE) during a B2B order, and management of relative taxes

* Delivery Date Module

Indicates a delivery deadline during the order process, in accordance with the Ch??tel law (France)

* Overriding PrestaShop Core

Ability to change and override the core of PrestaShop, creating children objects

* Shipping costs by product

Ability to set different shipping costs depending on the products and their characteristics

* Store Locator

List and locate physical stores on a Google map

* New Tab “Customer Service”

Enable to manage easily interactions with customers, directly from the Back-Office

* New Back-Office design

Two templates are now available, and ability to create new ones

* Location packs

Allow to import, directly from the Back-Office, taxes, states, currencies and languages regarding a specific country

* Customizations mails

Default emails edition and translation of the subject via the Back-Office

* Proxy JavaScript / CSS (Combine Compress & Cache)

Performance enhancement on the Front-Office for a better navigation

* Staging of product pages

Products’ pages preview before publishing them directly from the Front-Office

* Staging of the CMS pages

Preview of CMS pages before publishing them directly from the Front-Office

* Groups’ discount coupon

Ability to apply discounts to specific customers groups

* Choice of a product status

Possibility to define a product as a Web exclusivity and its status to new, used…

* PrestaShop Addons Integration into the Back-Office

PrestaShop Addons modules are now available from the Back-Office

* InnoDB support added

More efficient storage engine than MyISAM

* UPC codes support added

Additional way to identify a product (thanks to UPC codes)

Gallery 3.0 Released

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Gallery is open source web based photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you’re running a small personal site or a large community site.

Gallery 3.0 means simple, powerful and secure photo management. Upload and manage your photos effortlessly, while creating a beautiful experience for your friends and family. If you’re a developer, you can easily add new features or create your own elegant themes.

This release is code named Santa Fe to commemorate the location of our last team meetup. It was thanks to the generous donations from many of you that we were able to get to the team together and make a big push to move Gallery forward. We had a wonderful time in New Mexico and want to celebrate that milestone of our release.

Download it now!