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MODX Revolution 2.6.1

2.6.1 was released today. It contains many bug fixes to MODX Revolution, including some introduced by the large number of enhancements included in the monumental 2.6 release.

Highlights of Revolution 2.6.1

You can find all the changes in the changelog, but we’ve created a list with highlights for you:

  • Fixed the invokeEvent call for the new OnResourceCacheUpdate event which was causing fatal errors.
  • Several bugs were corrected with media source images, including thumbnailing issues in the media browser.
  • Fixed a bug with Flush Your Permissions in the top menu.
  • Significant performance improvements of cache refresh during auto publish events on sites with large numbers of contexts.
  • Fix a javascript issue on resources containing quotes in the page title.

If you haven’t upgraded to MODX Revolution 2.6.x yet, learn more from its original release announcement.

Upgrading is Important

Revolution 2.5.2 contained critical security enhancements, and if you are not yet running 2.5.2 or higher, you should upgrade to 2.6.1 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secure, powering your site with the most current version usually helps protect you from hackers that rely on exploiting outdated software.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, log into your website Manager. If the version number doesn’t appear in 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

We would like to thank all of the following contributors: Fabian Christen, Mark Hamstra, Thomas Jakobi, Lars Bratke, Jason Coward, Jan Peca, Mat Dave Jones, Thomas Gautvedt, and Roel Zeilstra. Your contributions made this release happen!

Get Started with Revo 2.6

Here’s what you need to get started or upgrade to MODX Revolution 2.6:

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