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Maian Greetings Changelog (

[+] Added [*] Updated [-] Bug Fix

Version 3.1 (14/03/2018):
[*] Min PHP version to run software increased to 5.5. PHP5.5 or higher required.
[*] Search system now searches tags field as well as name and description
[*] Update Trumbowyg jQuery plugin (2.9.4)
[*] Update chartist jQuery plugin (0.11.0)
[*] Update sortable jQuery plugin (1.7.0)
[*] Updated PHPMailer mail transportation class (6.0.3)
[*] Updated mobile detection PHP class (2.8.31)
[*] jQuery library updated to 3.3.1
[-] Fixed bug where filters were sometimes retained causing categories not to load
[-] Fixed incorrect youtube example in ecard import documentation
[-] Fixed issue where category could be moved into itself causing it to disappear
[-] Fixed issue where data didn`t clear correctly if ecard was updated from image/video to youtube video
[-] Fixed issue where youtube urls failed to import from ecard csv import

Version 3.0 (02/08/2017):
[+] Added WYSIWYG editor for ecard description. Script tags not supported for security.
[+] Added cache system to reduce database load. This is optional.
[+] Added menu boxes & new pages for easy layout control
[+] Added music support for OGG files.
[+] Added option to easily take system offline for maintenance
[+] Added social sharing options including AddThis & Twitter API
[+] Added support for CleanTalk API Anti spam system. Prevents bots submitting ecards.
[+] Added support for MP4/M4V/OGV video ecards & YouTube hosted ecards
[+] Brand new simpler HTML5 responsive ecard system
[+] Supports custom themes for certain date ranges
[*] Added support for PHP7
[*] Licence changed to free (creative commons) and commercial
[*] Removed IP banning feature, added option to block email domains / addresses
[*] Removed deprecated MySQL functions. Supports MySQLi only.
[*] Removed mailing list, added option to export contacts to CSV
[*] Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (5.2.24)
[*] Updated database backup option
[*] Updated rewrite rules. Better options for url slugs and SEO options.
[*] Removed Paypal payment system
[*] Removed account system
[*] Removed event calendar and all event operations
[*] Removed option for visitor to upload ecards
[*] Removed poems
[*] Removed support for flash ecards
[*] Removed support for midi files

Version 2.1 (28/08/2006):
[+] Added Paypal IPN system for payment processing
[+] Added default image if image or file no longer exists
[+] Added option for guests to send e-cards from specified categories/sub categories
[+] Added option to include poems with messages
[*] Added ability to update multiple templates at once
[*] Commercial licence removed. Script released for free under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Licence.
[*] Improved image reporting when adding images
[*] New admin interface
[*] Removed frameset from admin area
[*] Updated documentation to static HTML pages
[-] Fixed some minor coding errors

Version 2.0 (12/03/2006):
[+] Added Add to Favourites function
[+] Added CSV option in admin area
[+] Added Savant 2 template engine
[+] Added ability for sender/admin to view sent cards
[+] Added advanced pickup stats
[+] Added cron to delete inactive accounts
[+] Added e-card pickup option
[+] Added event reminders
[+] Added flash support
[+] Added member log in system
[+] Added multiple recipient option/address book
[+] Added reminder function
[+] Added sub categories
[+] Added user uploads option
[*] Brand new interface
[*] Dropped Tell a Friend option
[*] Dropped backup restore function
[*] Updated calendar interface
[*] Updated e-mail templates
[*] Updated event calendar to span days

Version 1.0 (10/10/2004):
[+] Version 1.0 Released

Latest Version - v3.2 - Coming Soon

The next release is being prepared. Here`s what new:

New in v3.2

- Added basic captcha option if cleanTalk is not enabled or is not used. Basic captcha can be enabled for contact form, pickup box, upload box and ecard compose
- Added official support for PHP7.4*
- Added support for PHP mail function
- Added more controls to admin WYSIWYG editor including image, media, link, colour and formatting options
- Added option for visitors to upload and use their own ecard images. Optional.
- Added option for visitors to send ecards to multiple recipients. Limit can be set in admin CP.
- Added option to add custom admin pages. Useful for backend information in a secure area for yourself or clients
- In admin CP you can now re-order the main off canvas menu. Options you don't need can also be hidden.
- Added sent stats to public interface. Can be removed via the templates if not needed.
- Added pickup log to admin CP to view ecard pickup history
- Added option for admin to add/remove recipients from ecards
- Added option for admin to mark all recipients as picked up.
- Added ecard resend history. Viewable from resend notifications window in admin CP.
- Added year switcher for admin dashboard graph to see stats for selected years
- Added meta keywords and description options for ecards, pages and categories (requested feature)
- Added http/https protocol option for base path and social links to prevent mod_security issues
- Added optional Privacy Policy for ecard send, contact form and image uploads
- Added optional poems. Enables visitors to attach poems to their ecards. An old feature has now returned. Enjoy.
- Added support for Facebook open graph app ID

Updated or Removed

- Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (6.2.0)
- Removed Google+ meta tags due to closure of social network
- Improvements to error and exception handling
- New emojis added via Twemoji. Maian Greetings now has 100 emojis on install.
- Updated upgrade routines to auto switch system off during upgrade.
- Documentation updated. 404 links removed or updated and typos fixed.
- Updated jQuery javascript library (3.5.1)
- Updated Bootstrap library (3.4.1)
- Improvements to addThis social plugin integration. Plugin code may need updating, see docs.
- Updated FB open graph and Twitter cards to use ecard image instead of default social image.
- Update trumbowyg jquery plugin (2.21.0)
- Import and export routines now use the system temporary folder. This is auto cleared by the garbage collector and is used for better performance.
- Security enhancement. Backup folder path must explicitly be set in admin CP now for security.
- Updated Codebird Twitter library (4.0)
- Added official support for PHP8.0*

Bug Fixes

- Fixed bug that caused disabled categories to display on public homepage
- Fixed admin dashboard ecard view option limits which if set, were ignored.
- Fixed most / least send ecard filters on ecard manage page in admin CP
- Fixed email variable when resending ecards to recipients or via cron
- Fixed "Anniversary" typo in demo categories
- Fixed issue where settings meta description & keywords were reversed and shown in the wrong meta values

Last updated: 23 January 2021
Release Date: Coming Soon
Please do not contact me about the release date, thank you.


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