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e107 v2.1.5 Bootstrap CMS Released

We're happy to announce the release of e107 v2.1.5!

This release contains some great improvements as well as bug fixes. We recommend everyone upgrade immediately. 


  • Significant amount of LAN work (thanks to @yesszus)
  • Numerous speed and memory usage optimizations (work in progress)
  • 'Country' extended user field (EUF) working again
  • Several backwards-compatibility fixes for v1 plugins
  • Cleanup and enhancements to the library manager (see _blank theme/plugin for usage)
  • Added more id and class tags to allow for more styling (e.g. forum plugin)
  • {NEWFORUMPOSTS} working again (but still deprecated, it is replaced by the newforumposts_menu in the forum plugin)
  • Several fixes to the upgrade procedure from v1.x installations (e.g. users with a . in their username are now properly recognized again)
  • Plugin manager is now using the Admin UI allowing for searching/filtering
  • Changed enabled/disabled option to on/off (using a new switch) in the Admin Area
  • Userpicker method working again when using SEF URLs
  • News Grid Menu template upgraded for greater flexibility
  • {XURL_ICONS} now has its own template
  • And literally dozens of other bugfixes and optimizations

New features:

  • Page/Menu custom fields
  • e107::getParser()->toFile() method added
  • {CHAPTER_MENUS: id=chapter-sef-url} shortcode added
  • New event added: user_chatbox_post_created
  • the e_parse addon can now also hook into the e107::getParser()->toDb() method
  • "Theme converter" allows to create a new theme based on an existing theme (/e107_admin/theme.php?mode=convert)
  • Start of SVG icon support
  • Theme shortcodes may be assigned as sitelink (navigation) dropdown content.

For a full list of changes, please go here.

Please see our downloads section to download a copy.

Thank you for continuing to use e107!


Posted March 21, 2017 | 3:30 pm

e107 v2.1.4 Bootstrap CMS Released

We're happy to announce the release of e107 v2.1.4. Our first release of 2017!


  • Menu Manager rewritten (menu selection is now separated from theme layout, providing a more accurate preview)
  • Theme thumbnails added to installation wizard.
  • Fixes for PHP 7.1 - installation now works again
  • Fix for uploading of forum attachments
  • Fix for incorrect forum avatar showing in some cases
  • Added check to prevent server IP from getting banned
  • Various fixes for the user extended fields (both admin and frontend)
  • Possible fix for session issues on some server configurations
  • Cosmetic changes to the admin area
  • Numerous LAN and templating improvements (allowing for translation and customisation)
  • And many more minor fixes

New features:

  • New theme "landingzero' with embedded video.
  • Notification and automatic updating of new versions of plugins and themes
  • Ability to export/import plugin preferences
  • Support for custom font-icon sets in themes with user selection from those sets within the admin area (theme.xml).
  • Bootstrap 4 'Cards' support. New setContent() method added for breakdown of $text into separate elements for use by tablestyle() when available
  • New Constant: THEME_LEGACY added. Old themes will have a value of true, new themes (using theme.xml) as false
  • New forum shortcodes: {TOPIC_TITLE} and {TOPIC_URL}
  • Theme config can now use plugin $fields markup and save prefs to own table
  • New event added: user_profile_edit (see event documentation)

For a full list of changes, please go here.

Please see our downloads section to download a copy.

Thank you for continuing to use e107.


Posted January 17, 2017 | 3:30 pm

e107 v2.1.3 Bootstrap CMS Released

We're happy to announce the release of e107 v2.1.3 in time for Xmas!

This release contains mostly bug fixes and security enhancements and we recommend everyone upgrade immediately. 


  • Improved error handling when downloading plugins/themes from admin area
  • Avatar and photograph uploading fixes
  • More flexibility to forum templating added
  • Caching functionality optimized for better performance
  • Accessibility improvements to contact form
  • Fixed installation errors on some PHP versions
  • Better backwards compatibility for javascript loading in v1 plugins
  • Several fixes to social login functionalities
  • Timezone handling changes
  • PHP 7.1 fixes (not completely stable yet)
  • Numerous hardcoded LANs are now translatable and optimized
  • And many more minor bugfixes and improvements

New features:

  • More flexible templates for custom admin area dashboard layout
  • Error pages: ability to change error page content and template (documentation coming)
  • e_admin addon now allows for plugin to hook into batch admin UI actions (see _blank plugin for an example)
  • Ability to set a "scope" for HybridAuth provider (social logins)
  • New events added: user_xup_updated, user_news_item_viewed, user_page_item_viewed, user_comment_posted and user_comment_deleted (see Event documentation)
  • SEF URLs can be enabled/disabled on a per plugin basis
  • Banner plugin now support external image URLs
  • Bootstrap navigation now supports sub-links of sublinks

Other notes:

  • Tagwords plugin removed from core, replaced by TagCloud plugin (introduced in v2.1.2)
  • PHP 5.4 is now the minimal required version
  • Disabled the loading of legacy core path e107_themes/templates/ (v1 legacy override still available)

For a full list of changes, please go here.

Please see our downloads section to download a copy.

Thank you for continuing to use e107. We wish everyone a safe and joyful Xmas season!.


Posted December 23, 2016 | 10:00 am

e107 v2.1.2 Bootstrap CMS Released

We're happy to announce the release of e107 v2.1.2.


  • Strongest PHP Password Encryption added as default
  • Numerous fixes related to MySQL and PDO handling
  • Removal of many hardcoded LAN phrases, allowing for translation
  • Replaced e_tohtml.php addon with e_parse.php allowing for more functionality and customization
  • Improved e_sitelink.php addon to support easy-to-make mega drop-down menu's
  • Rewrite of $frm->userpicker() method to allow for maximum customization
  • And literally hundreds of additional bug fixes and enhancements in all areas

New features:

  • News Grid Menu added (see #1512)
  • New Tagcloud plugin
  • New shortcode in News: {NEWS_VISIBILITY}
  • New-user statistics added to Admin Area dashboard
  • Developers can now hook into the meta-tags and alter them (see #1946)
  • New e_event.php addon to register events (see the _blank plugin for an example)

For a full list of changes, please go here.

Please see our downloads section to download a copy.


Posted October 27, 2016 | 4:00 pm

e107 v2.1.1 Bootstrap CMS Released

We're happy to announce the release of e107 v2.1.1.


  • Fixed issues with gzip compression
  • Updated forum icons template
  • Numerous fixes to PDO functionality
  • Several improvements to uploading files routine (for example forum attachments)
  • Improvements to PHP7 compatibility
  • Major improvements to the user extended fields functionality
  • Fixes to the 'newforumposts' menu
  • Fixed language selection during installation process
  • Improved SSL detection
  • Numerous enhancements to the 'Private Message' plugin
  • Improved BBCode/Shortcode debugging.

Other enhancements

  • Members only functionality: option to redirect to login page or membersonly splash page
  • {USER_EUF: field=xxxx} shortcode added
  • For developers: the e107::debug() allows to push messages to the browser console
  • Added template for deleted topic in the forum plugin

See our downloads section to download a copy.


Posted April 6, 2016 | 2:00 pm

e107 v2.1 Bootstrap CMS Released

We're happy to announce the release of e107 v2.1. There are too many bug fixes and enhancements to list them all, but here are some highlights.

Major enhancements

  • PHP 7 compatible
  • PDO support now fully functional
  • New AJAX API
  • Library Manager added

Other enhancements

  • Bootstrap, FontAwesome, TinyMCE updated to latest version
  • Search functionality now has more capabilities (including forum integration)
  • Thumbnail and dynamic image sizing performance improvement
  • Added support for Javascript and CSS caching
  • Banner plugin functionalities added ('sync' with keywords in news)
  • "Related News" template
  • User profile template update
  • Avatar import via Media-Manager
  • Improved Social login mechanism with added support for Steam


  • Forum topic tracking functional
  • Forum backwards compatibility fixes
  • Various fixes relating to Search Engine Friendly URLs
  • Numerous improvements to the GUI in the admin area
  • Fixes and improvements to the statistics logging plugin
  • ... and over 100 other bugfixes (too many to list)

See our downloads section to download a copy.


Posted March 18, 2016 | 10:20 pm

e107 v2.0 Bootstrap CMS Released

It’s been a long journey

In 2014, e107inc was pleased to announce and to release the open public beta of a new e107. After many years of faithful service, it was time to retire e107 v1 and to allow a new version to come in its place. With the advent of social media, with the acceleration of new ways of using websites and connecting them with all sorts of new services, v1.0 simply wasn’t cutting muster.

We needed something new, something bolder, a new companion to assist you in managing your web-based content and presenting it in the best light possible.

We’ve journeyed a long way since that announcement of the V2 Bootstrap and many of you have been right there alongside us, helping us to spot bugs found underneath the coding rock, helping us test the limit of the new code. We’ve been delighted to have you join us for it.

Announcing the first public release of e107 Bootstrap

We’ve been given the green light to announce that there’s a new e107 in town, and it’s called e107 Bootstrap (or for tech geeks: the e107 v2 Bootstrap). This new platform has been put through its paces over the last year in order to increase its stability and we are confident that for users upgrading to this version, you will find it to be even more stable than v1 ever was. It’s an exciting time for our community as it’s been many years since we’ve seen a new e107 community. It brings e107 bang up to date against many alternative offers available on the open-source market. Enjoy the experience, we are certainly you will never look back after you’ve upgraded.

For our developers it’s a triumph of months and months of efforts, the developer community of e107 is extremely small but they have surmounted hundreds of bug reports, have tried to prioritise the most promising feature requests, in order to bring us to this stage.

Let us walk through some of the key reasons why we think you might just want to give our new CMS a trial:

Easy to install

With our step-by-step wizard, you’re going to find it easy to upgrade. Don’t forget to back-up your website and your system just in case your configuration makes our wizard hick-up, but we’ve dealt with all the issues we detected during our live tests. The upgrade should therefore be an “easy peasy” experience for most e107 users. And that’s a running thread in the new e107, making your experience as a website administrator easier.

A website that somehow feels more alive

This e107 Bootstrap interacts with you in a way that the previous e107 did not. You’ll find the user interface somehow more reactive, more alive and working in synch with you. Through our integration of in-line editing, of improved batch operations, and various other improvements to make the management of your content a fast and smooth process, we have no doubt that you’ll find the user experience hugely improved and right in keeping with some of the top commercial service offerings out there for webmasters.

There are a whole range of features and improvements to core plug-ins which will fundamentally change the way you and your users interact with your website. They’ll be pleased you’ve made the choice to upgrade!

A CMS that’s up to date and future proof

e107 has a built up a long, decade-long experience of delivering quality, flexible, and powerful content management systems that are able to answer to the most complex of website needs, and with Bootstrap, that tradition continues to live on. We’ve brought the CMS up to date using the latest CSS, html, JQuery, and Font Awesome to improve the experience and to provide you with feature sets you’ve come to expect in 2015. As a result we’re confident that e107 can become your stable, future-proof platform to manage all your website needs.

Designed for the social media-driven world

When e107 was first launched, social media wasn’t even a speck on the technological world map. And now could we imagine a world with-out it? That’s why our e107 system has been designed to integrate with social media in a way that our v1 could never have achieved. Your users will find it easy to use their social media logins, to share content to their friends across the social media spectrum. In short your content management is ready to go to help spread the word about your website and your community across all the major social media platforms.

So what are you waiting for? Experience the new e107!

There are so many more reasons that we can think of to upgrade, but you’re going to just have to discover them yourself. Grab a copy of the latest version of e107 Bootstrap and start the experience. Don’t forget to post on our Facebook site pictures and comments of your upgrade experience and first encounter… And if you have any other suggestions just post them on the e107 Help Community. You might just end up becoming one of our featured websites!

 The future plans

Our many thanks to all users, developers, and supportive fans of the e107 venture. Without your contributions and your enthusiasm we probably would have called it quits long ago! But through our perseverance, we’ve made it to the Bootstrap station.

At the moment we cannot say what the future will hold for e107, getting to Bootstrap has been a real battle because our development community is so small. We’re always on the look-out for skilled coders who would like to volunteer and help us out to accelerate roll-out processes. If you think you’re that woman or man, then head on over to GitHub, hub of all our coding activities, and get stuck in!

Let’s celebrate together, and spread the world!

Until then, let’s spread the world with e107 Bootstrap websites and show the rest of the world why we are all part of the great e107 community!


Posted September 2, 2015 | 12:35 pm

Open for Plugin/Theme Contributions

I have just added the new developer contribution area to which you can find here: If you were wishing to make your v2.x plugin or theme available to others (both via the website and admin area of v2.x), this is the place where you can finally do it. You will need to be logged in on Github to enter and then have your account manually upgraded after your initial visit. It's just the initial version of this custom contribution plugin, so please don't expect any fireworks, but it does its job. Those of you who have uploaded in the past for v1.x will find this area to be vastly simplified and incredibly easy to work with - without any requirement to fill in a long list of form fields as you would have done before. Please don't forget that the "Plugin Manager' and "Theme Manager" also have some tools to assist you in the creation of various files, such as theme.xml for theme developers and plugin.xml and admin_config.php for plugin developers. There's also a new language-file scanning tool in the Plugin Manager which can help with upgrading old plugins and finding unused LAN definitions. As a developer, please do create a repository on Github of your project, it's an invaluable tool for receiving feedback and tracking bugs, issues and feature requests, as well as having others contribute to your code via pull-requests. If you happen to have any issues with the plugin/theme upload area on, please do let me know by mentioning your particular issue here: I know it's been a long time coming, so thank you for all of your patience and thank you in advance to those of you who will choose to give something back, by sharing your plugins and themes. Cameron


Posted February 8, 2015 | 2:01 am

Announcing the new e107 Support Desk a new peer-to-peer Question & Answer platform

In our last blog post, we announced some changes with regard to the support framework we instituted as part of the shift of focus to e107 v2 Bootstrap. Behind the scenes, a new platform has been setup and thoroughly tested to ensure that the community has access to an area where they are able to interact with the community by asking and answering questions about e107. is pleased to announce a community-led initiative for the This website will serve as a platform for the e107 community (separate from to ask questions about e107 while at the same time, the platform encourages users to answer each other questions as well (so-called “peer-to-peer” support). Through a points and reputation system, users are encouraged to become experts in e107 and help each other out as much as possible.

Q&A: Questions and Answers

The setup of the new platform is somewhat different compared to what most people were used to when the forums were used as a support platform. The main focus lies on asking concrete questions which allow for objective answering. There will be less focus on discussions (ie. regarding the development process), as such questions are far more suitable to be asked (and answered!) through other platforms (such as Github, our main development platform).

The Q&A platform is meant for general support questions which allow for concrete answers. Sharing your progress on your theme or plugin, for example, is currently outside the scope of this platform (but still in our minds for future plans!) and is therefore discouraged at this time. Similarly, asking for people's opinions or recommendations for certain themes and plugins is currently also outside the scope of this platform.

Currently questions can be sorted in either of the following categories: Core, Plugins, Themes, Installation and Updating. Please be sure to categorise your questions accordingly. In addition, the Q&A system allows for adding ‘tags’ to your questions. Tags are important keywords which summarise your question. Adding tags will help to associate similar questions which makes it easier for other users to search through and find answers to their own questions.

When asking questions, you will also be asked to enter which version of e107 you are using. Please pay attention to this as questions may concern either e107 version 1.x or version 2.x (development version).

Reputation: points, badges and permissions

The Q&A platform uses a points and reputation system to encourage high-quality participation. For each contribution users are awarded with points (and badges). Contributions include but are not limited to: asking a question, adding an answer, being selected as providing the best answer, voting on questions and answers, authoring your personal profile and so on.

High-quality contributions, as determined by the community, will be awarded more points, whereas low-quality contributions will receive less or even remove points from this user. The more points one has, the more valuable this user is to the e107 community, and the more permissions this user will be awarded. Permissions are for example the possibility to edit other questions, answers and comments (to re-categorise them, clarify them, or even close them if needed).

When asking and answering questions, please reward your fellow community members for their time and effort in contributing the community by voting on their questions or answers. The more you contribute to the platform, the better.

A break-down of the points, badges and permissions awarded to each contribution will be published on the website in the near future.

Future plans

The current state of the platform is not final. Over the coming weeks and months, the Q&A platform will be tweaked and improved based on your feedback. We are eager to hear what you think, please share your thoughts through the feedback form here:

See you there.



Image credit: Kyle James


Posted August 2, 2014 | 4:42 am
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