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KBPublisher v7.0 Release Notes

Article ID: 457
Last updated: 30 Apr, 2019

We are proud to announce that the latest version of KBPublisher v7.0 is now available. We have added some much-requested features and have improved existing features.  

New Modules and Features

Responsive Design

  • The Public area is completely rewritten using responsive web design concepts. Pages render well across a variety of devices and window or screen sizes.
  • Article action buttons such as Rate, Export to PDF, etc. are now in a floating panel and are always visible on the screen.

New layout for Admin Area

  • Completely rewritten admin area layout is more user friendly and responsive.
  • Searchable settings allow you to quickly find and update settings.
  • A setup wizard helps you quickly set up your knowledgebase with most common settings.
  • Adjustable list views allow you to set up columns in list view per user.

Page Design

  • Interactive page designer allows you to modify the KBPublisher home page and Files page.
  • You can move blocks, resize blocks, and add custom blocks to create your preferred layout.

Social Login

  • Social login is a form of single sign-on (SSO) using existing information from a social networking service, such as Facebook or Google+, to sign into KBPublisher. It is designed to simplify logins for end users.
  • Available social networking services: Google, Facebook, Yandex, VK.

Map View

  • Allow visitors to get the whole map of your knowledgebase and quickly find required section.

Also

  • CKEditor upgraded to version 4.11.4
  • Added an option that allows you to skip article revision creation.
  • Added an option to quickly add search terms to exclude from the spell checker.
  • Added an option which allows you to add custom sorting rules per category.
  • Save Article allows end users to create their own featured articles list.
  • Meta keywords added to import process.
  • Added extra options to glossary items, such as skipping highlighting and matching case.
  • Supported Sphinx version 3.1.1.
  • and some other small enhancements.

Improved Items

  • Diff functionality was added to Drafts module, it allows to compare different drafts revisions and see differences.
  • Improved search by number behaviour. Now it searches in the content first and, if not found and the setting allows, it searches by article ID.
  • "Send to friend" option now uses your email client.
  • Added a "Resend email" option to registration and reset password forms.
  • Added GDPR compliance options that allow you to set up "Agree to Terms" for registration form and cookie consent banner.

Fixes

  • Fixed a news subscription issue where news subscriptions emails were sent when the news date was in the future.
  • Fixed lost history revision data.
  • Fixed an issue where autosaved copies were not deleted in Drafts module.

Notes

  • KBPublisher 7.0 supports PHP 7.3 and MySQL 8.0.x series.
  • Custom ssl functionality where some critical pages may work under ssl was removed from version 7.0

Upgrading

  • Instructions for upgrading your current version can be found here. Full upgrade required for this version, do not use option 3 for the upgrade (replacing modified files only).
  • If you are using Automation Email tasks, please verify your Automation Email tasks after the upgrade.
  • If you are using Sphinx, you need to restart it. Go to Settings -> Plugins -> Sphinx Search tab and click "Restart Sphinx Daemon after the upgrade.

Article ID: 457
Last updated: 30 Apr, 2019
Revision: 4
Views: 617
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