John Poelman and Jeroen Desloovere, two main contributors of Fork CMS, want to start with the development of a forum module. The extension would work together with the profiles module, this will make it more easy to create a community around your website.
The last two weeks a lot of new things appeared on our GitHub account, this is the first part of revisiting the Community & Support section of our website. During the following weeks and months more will chance in this part. In this way we hope to provide better and more clear information to both our users- and developer community.
Like you could read in a previous article on our blog the 3.5 release of Fork CMS has the first components of Symfony: HTTPKernel, HTTPFoundation and Dependency Injection. Switching to Symfony brings a lot of new functionality but also means that some things have changed for developing a module.
We recently discovered notfound.org, a noble initiative to turn website's 404-pages to good use. Their goal is to have websites implement an iframe on their 404-pages, an iframe in which, in collaboration with i.a. Child Focus, pictures of missing people/children along with their description are displayed.
As we announced in a previous article we are moving to Symfony. Therefore Symfony will be a dependency and we have to reflect their minimum requirements as of the 3.5-release.
Not that much has changed, most importantly the PHP version, which has to be at least 5.3.3. The other extra requirements are the JSON-extension and PCRE-extension. This was already the case, even though it was not being checked if they were available.
The full list of minimum requirements:
- PHP 5.3.3 or higher
- The following PHP extensions should be installed and enabled: cURL, libxml, DOM, SimpleXML, SPL, PDO (with MySQL driver), mb_string, iconv, GD2 graphics library, json, PCRE.
- MySQL 5.0 or higher
- Apache 2.0 with .htaccess, mod_rewrite, mod_expires (optional but recommended), mod_deflate (optional) enabled.