AdaptCMS 3.0 Released posted July 13

14 months after starting the newest version of AdaptCMS, AdaptCMS 3.0 is available to download!

We rewrote every single feature and functionality from scratch, are now using the cakePHP framework and a brand new admin panel/frontend design. 3.0 also introduces a brand new plugin/theme system, which has 9 plugins and 1 theme in total, which also brings in a new AdaptCMS API website. (see below) With a modern approach in mind, AdaptCMS uses the latest version of the cakePHP framework - which gives us a lot out of the box, so we can work more on the features than the nitty gritty internals.

Template management now encompasses every single view in your website and a new editor "CodeMirror", now allows you to not have to touch FTP after installation. Asset Management is another one of the many new features, allowing you to add, edit and delete stylesheets used on your website. Media Management is now quick and easy, allowing you to upload files and when adding/editing an album, you simple select the files you want from a modal.

With all the new functionality, we have managed to cut query and load times down while the amount of things you can do and how easy you can do them is better than ever before. A cached page on 3.0 can load as low as 60-90ms and non-cached pages will load not much slower than that. Query optimization has been done which includes getting the amount of queries to a minimum, making sure they are as optimal as possible and table indexing for frequently fetched fields.

One of the new themes is user friendliness, a lot of that comes from AJAX. Comments feature full AJAX support, letting you reply without loading the pages as well as a template lookup in the admin area or posting in the forums with the AdaptBB plugin. It is not overdone, only used in areas where you want to look for something or post something and stay where you are. The result is a slick, fast interface admin and frontend alike.

Without having a huge bulleted list of items, we can't cover all the new additions. Be sure to download a copy and try it out for yourself. If you encounter any issues, check the support page and submit a ticket if one doesn't exist for the issue. While this is a huge version, we have great plans for the future and the more feedback we get the better we can make AdaptCMS. Stay tuned!

New AdaptCMS.com

With the new version, we have also redone and launched the brand new AdaptCMS.com - check it out. We have stocked the site with all the information you need to know about AdaptCMS including a full documentation page, how to setup AdaptCMS, a demo and much more! 

AdaptCMS API

With the introduction of Plugins and Themes, AdaptCMS now has it's very own API website - see it here. Users can view all Plugins/Themes submitted to the API Website, along with forms to submit your very own Plugin or Theme and documentation how to make one. You can create an account to manage your listings and much more functionality is coming in the future.

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