As promised some time ago, we have Osclass 3.3 release candidate ready for download. IMPORTANT! As always, we don’t recommend you to run the installation on a production website to test it, once we make sure there are no bugs the new official version will be released in the following days.
Osclass 3.3 RC highlights:
- Subdomains improved
- Ajax upload of photos, with preview
- Improved image handling, no more mess with background color
- Passwords more secure (use of Bcrypt + individual salt isntead of SHA1)
- Updated HTML Purifier to 4.5.0
- Release notes added when upgrading from previous version
- Minor bug fixes and improvements
Download Osclass 3.3 RC
Download Osclass 3.3 RC2
Note about new password algorithm
We changed the password algorithm to make it more secure, we strongly suggest you reset your users’ passwords, so they will be forced to used the new, more secure, method. Old passwords (SHA1) will still work, new passwords (new users or users who changed their passwords) will be using the new method. You do not have to do anything, but it’s recommended you change your password.
Help us improving Osclass
Remember this is a pre-release version and while we work hard to make it bug-free, we could have missed some. Feel free to comment here if you find one, you could also contribute with code changes to our git repository.
We heard some of your issues and fixed them in this new release candidate, download Osclass 3.3 RC2 . Thanks for all your support and feedback.
Sometimes it’s very useful to know your server configuration, how many RAM it has, which extensions are installed, what the default paths are. For example: if you want to use imageMagik instead of GD, or are having problem with the sessions. PHP Info plugin will allow you to know all this information very easily, you could download it from the market or via your admin panel, and a new option will appear on Plugins > PHP Info.
PHP info is a user-contributed plugin made by the people at osCanyon
Have you ever experience that some listings will not get deleted? Under certain circumstances an error could happen in the middle of the delete process and will create a “ghost” listing. Luckily for us, the solution is very simple, get rid of them now with Ghostbuster plugin.
Download it from the market or via your admin panel.
On your admin panel, click on Tools > Ghosbuster. The plugin will tell you if you have any ghost listing and the option to remove it.
Click on “Remove Ghost Ads” and the ghost listing will be removed. You’re done!
Ghostbuster plugin is a user-contributed plugin made by the people at osCanyon
With Htaccess editor plugin you can easily modify your htaccess file without the need to re-upload the changes via FTP or SSH access. Fast and easy from the admin panel.
Once you downloaded it from the market or via your admin panel, a new option will appear on Plugins > Htaccess editor.
You will have there a small textarea with the content of your .htaccess configuration and a few examples of changes you could make to improve the performance of your website.
Htaccess editor is a user-contributed plugin made by Navjot Tomer
This week we have added new geo data for Morocco and Lebanon. Big thanks for sending them to us! You can install them from your admin panel (settings > locations) or you can download the sql from here with chosen locations and upload it to Dashboard > Tools > Import.
You can display the locations on your classifieds website in different ways. In Osclass we give you the possibility to choose between a drop-down list and autocomplete. Although drop-down might be easier for users as they only need to select their location from already defined list, the incomplete geo data might be a problem in this case. If you notice that something is missing, we’d appreciate you contact us indicating missing data. And of course, if you absolutely trust your users, you can always set locations to autocomplete and let them introduce whatever they wish. You can find some more information on how to change between drop-down list and autocomplete in the article here.