Development News

A new pattern

Well, not so "new" to be honest, but now it's official (kinda). Every control panel page will follow a - completely optional :) - specific pattern, following this order:

# login
# user rights
# page specific code
# include extensions
# start html
    css theme
    panel elements (i.e menus)
    action confirm messages ("welcome", "posted" etc.)
    any other html or php code needed by the page
    include plugins
# end html

All the years of making these pages bring us to the safe conclusion that this can be a nicely working page structure, for most cases.
This is going to be included in a new update, hopefully coming soon.

Date fix

- New version with minor aesthetic changes.
- A small change in core files to fix the date still appearing when turned off from the settings.

MonoCMS 2.0

Here is the first MonoCMS of 2021, finally available for download. Some of the changes and new features include:

  • New custom session
  • Search filters in posts
  • New classes and functions
  • A sidemenu, as the default navigation menu
  • Safety improvements
  • Easily build and include plugins and extensions
  • New xml files, like 'dates.xml'
  • Asynchronous javascript used instead of an iframe when saving a post or page
  • Theme and Navigation pages are removed (for now at least).

Some old elements are also gone. Nothing against iframes, but the iframe to load a user icon from a folder, in settings, is also removed and replaced by an input element.

See also the updated documentation page

Refreshing website

A new version is almost here so some step by step changes are going to be made to the website as well in the next days. Some old blog posts are going to be removed and some pages as well, like the demo and the plugins page. Stay tuned.

Monocms ''reboot''

As we all know, due to the worldwide coronavirus crisis, many of our activities have been either postponed or even terminated. Thankfully, our ability to write code, hasn't been one of them. I am still here and i have actually been, after a short brake, for a few months.

A new and revised Monocms was under construction all these months, with tons of changes included. It isn't ready yet, but it's coming. I still dont know when the next update, or maybe i should say the "reboot" of Monocms will be published, so i've been keeping it a "secret" all this time.
Since we are in a worldwide lockdown and since everything is changing so quickly, i thought that i should let you know that Monocms is not dumped and there's still plenty to come. An update of the website is going to come as well.

So, if everything goes right, I'll see you again soon.


pano z