MODX Revolution 2.5.5—Unzip Fixes, Better URL Logging and More

by Jay Stephen Gilmore

Published on February 8, 2017

Revolution 2.5.5 was released today. It adds improved logging for URL errors, the Extras repository now connects via HTTPS, and an issue related to unzipping files has been fixed.

Highlights of 2.5.5

Here are some of the highlights of 2.5.5:

  • Fix the way bad links are logged in the error log to provide useful information to resolve
  • Address a few potential security issues in the setup (installer)
  • Add checks to validate file extension when renaming/creating files using file browser
  • Extras repository (Download Extras) now uses HTTPS (SSL) URL
  • Site name now appears on the title of the Manager Login page
  • Fix File Unzip feature

For a complete list of changes in Revolution 2.5.5 read the changelog. If you haven’t upgraded to MODX Revolution 2.5.x yet, learn more from its original release announcement.

Upgrading Is Critical

Revolution 2.5.2 contained critical security enhancements and if you are not yet running 2.5.2 or higher you should upgrade to 2.5.5 now. See below for more info.

We cannot stress the importance of diligently upgrading to the latest version of MODX enough. While no software is 100% secure, powering your site with the most current version usually helps protect you from hackers that rely on exploiting outdated software. If you’re not sure what version of MODX Revolution you’re running, login to your website Manager. If it is not shown at the top left hand corner of the Manager, go to Manage>Reports>System Info.

If you need help upgrading your site, please contact your website builder, find a MODX Professional or get in touch with MODX Support.

Release Contributors

Let’s take the time to thank the individual contributors to this release: Jan Peca, Thomas Jakobi, Romain Tripault, Jason Coward, Sergey Shlokov, Lukas Zahnd, Mat Dave Jones, Mark Hamstra, OptimusCrime, Володя, Fabian Christen, Sebastian G. Marinescu, Vasily Krakovetsky, twet2f999, xf0, Romain, Bruno17, goldsky, JP de Vries, lexsmil, Mike Reid, and Simon Champion.

Get Started with Revo 2.5

Here’s what you need to get started or upgrade to MODX Revolution 2.5:

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MODX is possible because of the many individual community members and users that take the time to report issues, request new features, and submit code to the project. Make sure you read the documentation, post feedback and share your experiences in the MODX community forums.

On behalf of the entire MODX Team, we thank you!

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