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vMail 1.0.0 released

This is the first version of vMail for phpWebsite 1.x. It was inspired by the mailto module for 0.x but goes a bit further.

vMail allows you to create spam-proof mailto forms. Forms are keyed items and may be easily added to menus or other content. A list of all vMail recipients is provided, as well as an optional sidebox for a quick contacts list.

You may get vMail 1.0.0 here
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=81360&package_id=83570&release_id=670273... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2009-03-23

vShop 0.6.1 released

vShop - phpWebSite e-commerce module
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwebsite-comm/ Verdon Vaillancourt
<verdonv at users dot sourceforge dot net>

vShop is a module for phpWebSite that provides a complete toolset for doing e-commerce with your site. This release is for phpWebSite 1.6.0 or better.

This is the second release of vShop. I am currently working towards support for product attributes, but it is taking longer than I thought, so I decided to release 1.6.1 in the interum. This version adds a few new features and fixes a couple of bugs. Please read the change log for details.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2009-03-04

Elections 2.0.1 released

This is the first stable release of elections for the new 1.x series phpwebsite.

Elections is a module that allows you to run one or more elections (ballots). A ballot may have a title, a description, an image, and any number of candidates. Ballots may be set to be public viewable (or not), public may vote (or not), min and max selections settings, and many other options. Ballots may also be set to allow ranking of candidates (assign points to candidates).... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2009-03-03

Elections 2.0.0 beta released

This is the first release of elections for the new 1.x series phpwebsite.

Elections is a module that allows you to run one or more elections (ballots). A ballot may have a title, a description, an image, and any number of candidates. Ballots may be set to be public viewable (or not), public may vote (or not), min and max selections settings, and many other options. Ballots may also be set to allow ranking of candidates (assign points to candidates).... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2009-02-20

whatsnew 1.1.0 released

Whatsnew - phpWebSite recent updates module
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwebsite-comm/
Verdon Vaillancourt

Whatsnew is a module for phpWebSite. Whatsnew allows the user to configure a sidebox of recently modified content, according to a number of settings. Whatsnew works with all keyed items (most content) but also has a text area where things could be manually entered. This release is for phpWebSite 1.5.0 or better.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2009-02-11

Podcaster 1.2.0 Released

Podcaster - phpWebSite podcasting module
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwebsite-comm/
Verdon Vaillancourt <verdonv at users dot sourceforge dot net>

Podcaster is a module for phpWebSite that provides a complete toolset for publishing multi-media blogs. This release is for phpWebSite 1.6.0 or better.

Podcaster allows users to publish one or more channels of podcast episodes. Embedded multimedia files for the episodes are handled centrally using the core mod File Cabinet. Back-end RSS files are created for each channel, that end users can subscribe to using their favourite news aggregator or iTunes. Other views are provided for your website, such as channel and episode listings, channel and episode detailed views, featured episode block, archives and so on.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-11-27

vShop 0.5.0 Released

vShop - phpWebSite e-commerce module
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwebsite-comm/ Verdon Vaillancourt
<verdonv at users dot sourceforge dot net>

vShop is a module for phpWebSite that provides a complete toolset for doing e-commerce with your site. This release is for phpWebSite 1.6.0 or better.

This is an early preview release of vShop. The following is a partial list of features. Although there are still a number of features to be implimented, the module seems to be functioning well, and I would like to get some feedback. There will be a number of upgrades to this mod over the next couple months as feedback comes in and time allows.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-11-26

Finc 1.1.0 Released

Finc - phpWebSite file inclusion module
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwebsite-comm/
Verdon Vaillancourt <verdonv at users dot sourceforge dot net>

Finc is a module for phpWebSite that provides a method for including the
contents of a static file on the server, into your phpWebSite as a keyed
item. This release is for phpWebSite 1.6.0 or better.

Finc is a simple module. It may also not be a very good idea, but I had
a need for such a thing and thought others might find it useful too. It
might also be dangerous. I would advise most people to use the variety
of content modules available for phpWebSite, but in those rare instances
where you might just want or need to include a raw file of something
from the server into your site, Finc will do the job. Finc also keys
these included items, so you can categorize them, quick-menu add them,
and do all the other things you can do with keyed items. Finc does not
provide any uploading tools. It is assumed that if you don't have the
access or ability to get the file(s) to be included on the server to
begin with, you shouldn't be using Finc.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-11-26

Rolodex 1.3.0 released

Rolodex is a new module for phpwebsite 1.6 or better. It is a complete rewrite of, and replaces my phpwsbusinesses module (for phpwebsite 0.10.x). It is intended to serve as a contact/member directory for businesses or clubs or organizations of any sort, and is suitable for websites of all sorts, due to its many possible configurations.

Roldex brings many new features and is even more configurable than phpwsbusinesses. Rolodex also takes full advantage of the new phpws core Demographics module. This module allows the sharing of user demographic information across all modules in a phpws. Rolodex is even more configurable and flexible than ever before.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-11-24

Mailing Lists 1.2.1 released

Mailing Lists is a module for the phpWebSite CMS that allows mass emails to be sent to visitors who have subscribed to various lists. This release requires phpWebSite 1.5.2 or later.

This release fixes the issue where emails would not be sent if there was an apostrophe in the "from" name.

You can grab the module here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=81360&package_id=83570&release_id=350188 ... read more

Posted by Greg Meiste 2008-09-27

phpWebSite CMS: Mailing Lists 1.2.0 released

The phpWebSite Community Development Project was created to allow a central location for the development and propagation of third party modules, themes, l10n, and documentation for the phpWebSite CMS.

Mailing Lists is a module for the phpWebSite CMS that allows mass emails to be sent to visitors who have subscribed to various lists. This release requires phpWebSite 1.5.2 or later.

This release includes several enhancements. File Cabinet can now be used when sending emails to add images to HTML messages. In addition, Smart Tags are also supported in the HTML messages, giving users another option for including content in their emails. The module now maintains the database better by purging subscribers who haven't activated their subscription in over 2 days. Also, both plain text and HTML emails are now templated, giving admins greater control over the appearance of the emails. Finally, pager settings are now cached, retaining users' desired pager settings for the duration of their session.... read more

Posted by Greg Meiste 2008-08-25

Ads 1.3.0 released

Ads is a module for phpWebSite 1.5.2 or later. It allows admins to create ad zones on their site where banners and text ads can be placed. Stats such as views and hits are recorded. Advertisers can log in to view how their ads are doing.

This version now uses the demographics module to store the business name of advertisers. This allows the business name to be used by other modules, such as Rolodex, meaning the same data won't be replicated to multiple tables in the database.... read more

Posted by Greg Meiste 2008-08-17

Rolodex: 1.1.0 released

Rolodex is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. It is a complete rewrite of, and replaces my phpwsbusinesses module (for phpwebsite 0.10.x). It is intended to serve as a contact/member directory for businesses or clubs or organizations of any sort, and is suitable for websites such as a local Chamber of Commerce might have.

Roldex brings many new features and is even more configurable than phpwsbusinesses. Rolodex also takes full advantage of the new phpws core Demographics module. This module allows the sharing of user demographic information across all modules in a phpws. Rolodex is even more configurable and flexible than ever before.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-07-28

Whatsnew 0.3.0

Whatsnew is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. Whatsnew allows the user to configure a sidebox of recently modified content, according to a number of settings. Whatsnew works with all keyed items (most content) but also has a text area where things could be manually entered.

This minor update just adds cache clearing to the save settings and is otherwise the same as 0.2.0.

Grab it at the sourceforge phpws-comm site here..
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=81360&package_id=83570&release_id=615036... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-07-28

Sitemap: 0.6.0 released

Sitemap is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. Sitemap is used to generate a sitmap.xml file, following the standards at sitemaps.org. These sitemap files are used by google and other popular search engines to help them index your website. Sitemap does this by gathering all the links from one or more of your menus, as well as other keyed items, filtering and preparing according to your sitemap settings, and then writing the xml for you.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-07-22

Whatsnew: 0.2.0 released

The phpWebSite Community Development Project was created to allow a central location for the development and propagation of third party modules, themes, l10n, and documentation for the phpWebSite CMS.

Whatsnew is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. Whatsnew allows the user to configure a sidebox of recently modified content, according to a number of settings. Whatsnew works with all keyed items (most content) but also has a text area where things could be manually entered.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-07-22

Poll 1.1.1 released

This version of the Poll module for phpWebSite 1.5.2 or later.

This release is a minor update, with the biggest change being the addition of using mod_rewrite (if enabled) for the poll results page. Please see the ChangeLog for the complete list of changes.

You can grab the module here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=81360&package_id=83570&release_id=489311

If you have any questions or comments about the Poll module, please submit a support request:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=932567&group_id=81360&func=browse

Posted by Greg Meiste 2008-07-12

Version 1.0.2 of OpenID module released

The OpenID module for phpWebSite allows you to enable users to login to your website using their OpenIDs. Your existing users can link their OpenIDs to their account. In addition, you'll be able to delegate your website to an OpenID, enabling you to use your site as your OpenID identifier. This release requires phpWebSite 1.5.2 or later.

This release now makes use of the remove user feature of the users module and takes advantage of some new features of DBPager in the phpWebSite core. In addition, version 2.1.1 of the PHP OpenID library (http://www.openidenabled.com/php-openid/) is now used. ... read more

Posted by Greg Meiste 2008-07-11

Sitemap: 0.5.0 released

Sitemap is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. Sitemap is used to generate a sitmap.xml file, following the standards at sitemaps.org. These sitemap files are used by google and other popular search engines to help them index your website. Sitemap does this by gathering all the links from one or more of your menus, as well as other keyed items, filtering and preparing according to your sitemap settings, and then writing the xml for you.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-07-07

Rolodex: 1.0.0 released

Rolodex is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. It is a complete rewrite of, and replaces my phpwsbusinesses module (for phpwebsite 0.10.x). It is intended to serve as a contact/member directory for businesses or clubs or organizations of any sort, and is suitable for websites such as a local Chamber of Commerce might have.

Roldex brings many new features and is even more configurable than phpwsbusinesses. Rolodex also takes full advantage of the new phpws core Demographics module. This module allows the sharing of user demographic information across all modules in a phpws. Rolodex is even more configurable and flexible than ever before.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-07-07

Sitemap: 0.4.0 released

Sitemap is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. Sitemap is used to generate a sitmap.xml file, following the standards at sitemaps.org. These sitemap files are used by google and other popular search engines to help them index your website. Sitemap does this by gathering all the links from one or more of your menus, filtering and preparing according to your sitemap settings, and then writing the xml for you.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-07-01

Rolodex: 0.9.0 released

The phpWebSite Community Development Project was created to allow a central location for the development and propagation of third party modules, themes, l10n, and documentation for the phpWebSite CMS.

Rolodex is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. It is a complete rewrite of, and replaces my phpwsbusinesses module (for phpwebsite 0.10.x). It is intended to serve as a contact/member directory for businesses or clubs or organizations of any sort, and is suitable for websites such as a local Chamber of Commerce might have.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-06-25

Ads 1.2.0 released

Ads is a module for phpWebSite 1.5.2 or later. It allows admins to create ad zones on their site where banners and text ads can be placed. Stats such as views and hits are recorded. Advertisers can log in to view how their ads are doing.

This version removes advertisers when the associated site user is deleted, eliminating potential for orphaned advertisers. In addition, usernames are no longer saved in the ads module database tables. User IDs are now used, eliminating another use case when tables could get out of sync. Other minor changes are also included; check the Changelog for details.... read more

Posted by Greg Meiste 2008-06-23

Mailing Lists 1.1.0 released

Mailing Lists is a module for phpWebSite that allows mass emails to be sent to visitors who have subscribed to various lists. This release requires phpWebSite 1.5.2 or later.

This releases now purges users from the Mailing Lists database tables when users are removed from the site. This eliminates orphaned subscribers.

You can grab the module here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=81360&package_id=83570&release_id=350188... read more

Posted by Greg Meiste 2008-06-21

Rolodex 0.7.0 released

Rolodex is a new module for phpwebsite 1.5 or better. It is a complete rewrite of, and replaces my phpwsbusinesses module (for phpwebsite 0.10.x). It is intended to serve as a contact/member directory for businesses or clubs or organizations of any sort, and is suitable for websites such as a local Chamber of Commerce might have.

This release of Rolodex (0.7.0) although beta, seems to be fairly stable. I have added a number of new features (please see changelog) and fixed a few 0.5.0 bugs. I don't expect any major database or structural changes from this point on. I am releasing it now not only with the hopes that it will help those dependent on phpwsbusinesses to explore the future of phpwsbusinesses now, but also with the hopes that getting some people to start using it will help to identify bugs and the like. I expect an official 1.0 Rolodex release shortly.... read more

Posted by Verdon Vaillancourt 2008-06-17