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Evolution 1.0.12 Released

Through community-led efforts, MODX Evolution continues to, er…evolve. This is the third release from the Ambassador-led Evolution team. Note: version 1.0.11 was bridged and will not be released.

Evo 1.0.12 closes 124 issues, including 22 new features, 67 refactors, bugfixes and security enhancements, not the least of which is the ability to customize the Manager URL.

This is truly a great achievement by the MODX Ambassadors who lead the Evolution project, including: Dmytro Lukianenko (Dmi3yy) and Mansori Yamamato (yama).

We’d also like to thank all the individuals who took the time to report issues and contributed to this release—please accept our apologies if we overlooked anyone. Thank you to: Akool, Agel_Nash, fourroses, Jako and others.

We strongly recommend upgrading to the latest version of Evolution to keep your MODX sites safe and at their best performance. If you need someone to help you with your MODX Evolution upgrade, check out our MODX Professionals Directory.

Here are the highlights of the 1.0.12 release:

  • Ability to change folder MANAGER ( rename the folder and define the path in assets/cache/siteManager.php)
  • Replacement MCPUK on KCFinder
  • Added the ability to send messages via SMTP
  • Added a snippet Phpthumb
  • Added the ability to save cache with the $_GET ( optional)
  • Added ability SEO Strict URL in the nucleus ( optional)
  • Added and set a new default theme MODxRE
  • Added the ability to exclude a parent document from a URL
  • Removed all queries mysql now all over DBAPI ( next step MySqli and PDO to choose from)
  • Notification about errors on the mail run a network
  • Adding new features:
    $modx-> getIdFromAlias ()
    $modx-> db-> optimize ()
    $modx-> sendmail ()
  • New events for plug-ins :

Download Evolution 1.0.12 now.

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  1. Kajus
    Sep 15, 2013 at 09:23 AM
    My sincere congratulations for updating one of the best free software I am using over the last years!

    Great to see that the manager folder can be renamed now. This is a big security enhancement.

    1. nick
      Sep 20, 2013 at 09:52 AM
      This is wonderful news and a fantastic release. Well done and thank you to all involved.

      How good is the MODxRE theme, it looks amazing.

      I love the line numbering and code colouring in the elements now - that makes it so much easier to work with. Very nice addition.

      Are there any instructions floating around on how to change the manager folder name or to use the php thumb?

      Great stuff ambassadors and MODX

      1. Kajus
        Dec 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM
        How to rename manager folder in evo:
        1. change the folder name "manager" to whatever you like, e.g. "modbox"
        2. open file assets/cache/siteManager.php in a text editor
        3. change line:
        define('MGR_DIR', 'manager');
        define('MGR_DIR', 'modbox');

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