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PHPStorm 10 and what it means for ImpressCMS Development

Jetbrains released PHPStorm 10 a few days ago, and each major release brings along some major new features. How do they help us in ImpressCMS Development?

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-11-12 temporary hiatus is now fixed

Visitors to our site may have noticed that a part of the site was unreachable for a limited amount of time. The problem has been resolved now.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-08-28

ImpressCMS 1.3.8 available

ImpressCMS 1.3.8 contains bugfixes, backported code from ImpressCMS 2.0 development and updated external libraries.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-08-13

ImpressCMS Gets more Social - move to Github

Move 2 github intro

For reasons of better exposure and more availability of development services for open source projects on github, ImpressCMS has migrated its main development repository from Assembla to Github.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-07-25

ImpressCMS and SecurifyLabs - Open Source Security Assurance

At ImpressCMS, we take pride in following good coding practices, both to produce a stable, easy-to-use CMS, and in providing the most secure environment for your websites. In this day and age, high-assurance security is something that we have to start thinking about. As a community, we’ve done our best as far as code security; now, we’re looking to advance to the next level.

We are now working with SecurifyLabs, a company that specializes in open-source assessment and remediation support approached us. Their collaborations include open-source initiatives such as Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, ElkArte and BigBlueButton. Having SecurifyLabs as our security partner will be a game changer for our entire community.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-05-25

2.0.0 Alpha 5 Released

ImpressCMS 2.0 alpha 5 is now available.The files for this release can be found on the Development Packages page.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-04-08

Private Messages Outbox

All users of one ImpressCMS site can read the PM other users have sent them; but what if you would like read the PMs you have sent?

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-03-19

ImpressCMS: Highlights from 2014

7 years ago (on 9 January 2008, to be exact) the first beta release of ImpressCMS was announced and since then we have released 26 versions of ImpressCMS - from 1.0.0 to 1.3.7! We are averaging around 4 releases a year, which is a respectable number, considering the work that goes into them. Currently, we're still supporting 2 main branches - 1.2 and 1.3 - while developing in our 2.0 branch.

Over the course of the year, we switched our hosting to Siteground, and they have been a very good partner for us. We also did a quick redesign and relaunch of the Addons site to prepare for a merging of our different properties into a single, updated site.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-01-12

Merry Christmas from ImpressCMS

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-12-25

Developers - Update Your Git Clients!

A critical security flaw was discovered in Git clients and patched this week. This does not affect any of our repositories hosted on Assembla, but can impact your local clones of the repository. The vulnerability concerns repositories or clones that reside on file systems that are case-insensitive or case-normalizing (like OSX using HFS+ or Windows, whether it uses NTFS or FAT).

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-12-22

ImpressCMS joins oCert Security Response

The ImpressCMS project has been invited to joined the oCert security response initiative. As a project that is paranoid about security, this was a logical step. We also consider it a confirmation of our very good security track record up till now.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-11-22

Download ImpressCMS 1.3.7 and 1.2.9 (LTS) Releases Now

One of the top tenets of ImpressCMS is to be a secure platform for your websites. In response to a recent CVE report, additional validation and sanitation of user has been implemented in the 1.2 and 1.3 releases. Once again, we were aided by Pedro Ribeiro of Agile Information Security Ltd. in testing the patches for this issue.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-06-26

Security Notification CVE-2014-4036 (Low Impact)

Recently, a new security notification had been submitted to CVE without the project being notified beforehand. This has been rectified, and we are preparing the appropriate files for release.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-06-17

2.0.0 Alpha 4 Released

The 4th alpha release of 2.0 branch is now available and incorporates many changes introduced in the latest 1.3 release of ImpressCMS, plus some additional improvements that will only be available in 2.0 and later. The files for this release can be found on the Development Packages page.

What was brought forward from the 1.3 releases?... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-04-17

SimplyWiki 1.2.1 has gone final

It has been 2 1/2 years since an update has been released for SimplyWiki, and several things have been added or improved since then. Now, all those changes have been tested and validated and a new final release is ready for you!

SimplyWiki can be used in many ways - to create your own wiki with built in rich text (WYSIWYG) editors, to maintain a simple website, and to create content for specific groups of people. It supports multiple languages (even right-to-left languages), versioning, and work flows for document creation and approvals. You can see it in action at and

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-03-31

Siteground 10th anniversary promo - 15hrs left

Siteground, our hosting sponsor, is celebrating their 10th anniversary. For that, they offer special promotions for any new hosting contracts. But don't wait too long, as these offers are only valid until the end of today (CET timezone).

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-03-24

ImpressCMS is now available for download

ImpressCMS (fix 1 for ImpressCMS 1.3.6) fixes several problems with the newly introduced PDO database system, along with security enhancements.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-02-27

New Bug Reporting and change request links

ImpressCMS development is hosted on Assembla, and there have been some changes in the way bugs and change requests are reported. A small reminder where to go in case of problems or requests.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-02-11

ImpressCMS 1.3.6 Final Released

The ImpressCMS 1.3.6 final release is now available to download. This release, the latest in the ImpressCMS 1.3 branch, provides support for PHP 5.5 and PDO, integrates previously released patches, and added protection for 3 vulnerabilities.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-02-01

Best Wishes for 2014

2014 has started! The ImpressCMS team wishes everyone a good start of the new year, and we look forward to a new year in which we will support you with help and advice in your ImpressCMS projects.

As you might have guessed, there are many things on our list of things we want to achieve during the upcoming year, but we'll focus our attention first on reviewing the structure and design of the website and on releasing more patches for ImpressCMS 1.3.5.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-01-02

New Patch: Smarty Update and Decoupling

The first in a series of patches to ImpressCMS is now ready to download and apply. This patch will update Smarty to version 2.6.28 and remove the email protection hack from the Smarty files and establishes it as a preload instead.

The changes from Smarty were to make it compliant with PHP 5.5 and to reapply a fix that had not been carried forward from a previous version.

Patches are designed to bring you features and fixes much quicker - and be simple to apply to your sites.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-06

Cloudflare protection

We have installed Cloudflare protection on the server, which means you can encounter an intermediate page every so often when you visit the ImpressCMS websites. There is no reason to be alarmed, it is meant to work that way for the near future.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-10-30

PhpStorm 7 is now available

Jetbrains just released a new major version of PHPStorm, their PHP-oriented development environment. Some of the core team have been using PHPStorm for a while now, and this is an IDE that is loaded with time-saving features and goodies. The fact that it runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux is a big plus!

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-10-24

New theme: precisio

Nice for personal sites with great CSS job.

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-10-10

Changing of the Guard

As the 1.3 life cycle was being launched, the ImpressCMS Team elected a Release Manager to oversee the coordination of development, feature requests, issue tracking, packaging of the releases and posting announcements. This was a new role for ImpressCMS, and the first person selected to fill that role was David Janssens (@fiammybe), who took on this role and began to add another dimension to the project and its direction.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-10-01