SilverStripe 2.3.1rc1 released - testers wanted

Posted by Sigurd on 12 March 2009

Hot on the heels of SilverStripe 2.3.0, we're working to release an update that resolves some bugs, adds support for six more languages in the CMS, and adds two great new features.

We want developers to test this release so we can label it ready for general consumption.

Mollom support to combat website spam

Flow chat of how Mollom protects websites against spamMollom is a smart and cheap way to reduce unwanted comments and other website spam. It uses a combination of bayesian filters and CAPTCHAs to protect forms on your website. This release allows you to protect:

  • Page comments in the core product
  • Blog comments in our blog module
  • User Registrations in our forum module
  • If your forum receives a lot of abuse, you can optionally enable that all forum posts be protected by Mollom.
  • Hand-written (PHP) forms can be protected with a new field type called MollomField

To make use of Mollom, you must use SilverStripe 2.3.1, and install the just-released spamprotection-v0.1rc1.tar.gz and mollom-0.1.0rc1.tar.gz modules. The existing blog module will work as is, but to use it with our forum, you must upgrade to forum 0.2rc2. See our Mollom installation instructions.

(Note: The user forms module will be released later with Mollom support.)

Installing SilverStripe without a URL rewriter

A very common problem raised in our Installation Forum is trying to get a URL rewriter working, such as Apache's mod_rewrite. This is what provides SilverStripe with one of its popular features: human readable or "friendly" URLs. In the past we have been stringent about enforcing this, because we disagree strongly with websites that have complicated URLs. Without a URL rewrite, a SilverStripe address would look like website.com/sapphire/main.php?page=about-us.

Sam, however, recently committed some code that provides a great fallback strategy which means you can still get pleasant URLs without a URL rewriter. This will mean that a URL rewriter remains strongly encouraged, but is no longer a requirement.

With a URL rewriter Without
website.com/ website.com/
website.com/about-us website.com/index.php/about-us


We would like people to install this release candidate on Microsoft IIS 6.0, Apache, and Lighttpd, ensuring you have no URL rewriter installed. Post URL Rewrite bugs and feedback at this ticket. All going well, we will have happier installation experiences while preserving our desire for clean URLs on the internet.

New languages

Thanks to great work by our community of translators, this release updates most of the CMS interface translations. In addition, it adds these new languages:

  • Catalan (Andorra)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • Spanish (Mexico) 
  • Indonesian (Indonesia)
  • Bokmål (Norway)
  • Serbian (Serbia)

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  • Hello,
    I personally am a fan of SilverStripe but not Mollom. Mollom I feel is too complex. It applies a series of heuristics where sometimes spam goes through and legitimate comments do not. Anyways, lets hope it improves and has improved by now. Would like to add one of my favorite programming quotes on this - There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies - C.A.R. Hoare. Anyways, good luck to SilverStripe - you guys rock!

    Bye,
    Vivek

    Posted by Vivek, 2 years ago

  • This is good news. I am thinking of trying Silver Stripe instead of joomla which currently one of our site uses. However, how difficult is migration?
    I like Mollom intergration. With Mollom, its goodbye to spam comments as far as I can see. Only thing is, you need to configure it properly.
    I also like the rich editor that has been given in version 2.3.

    Posted by Jack, 2 years ago

  • Hi !!

    I have seen the facility given by mollom for spam filtration which is I think best among all the spam filtration.
    There are different options for the site owner like:

    Only Captcha filtration
    And second is text analysis with captcha filtration.

    Really the second one is best to avoid spam.

    Posted by goodbye quotes!, 2 years ago

  • Just tried it on II6 Windows 2003 64 Bit
    Does not work though I have read in SS website that it might work. :)

    Posted by Ashar, 4 years ago

  • How is Mollom working for you guys?

    Posted by Bill, 5 years ago

  • Hai guiz does silverstrip blogging software have anti-spam features yet? lulz

    Posted by SEO Digger, 5 years ago

  • nice post ;)

    Posted by Creative Services, 5 years ago

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  • @Tim works for me under lighthttpd what version are you using?

    Posted by John, 5 years ago

  • I cant get the URL rewriter to work

    Posted by Thomas, 5 years ago

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