17 Sep 2014

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Re: Accents in eZ Find

I just found my mistake. I did not sort out the good attribute in the copyField.

Carlos, your solution works well.

Thank you for your help.

17 Sep 2014 8:03am GMT

Re: Changes to YUI and how it affects eZ Publish Platfrom

However we will most likely prefer HTML5+ / ES6+ / CSS3+ features over use of jQuery which with time might get the same fate.

YUI was a perfect bad practise tool which was leading frontend developers to misunderstand their own job.

jQuery is a compatibility layer to avoid frontend developers becoming mad because of browsers-specific javascript implementations and is used as a base for many projects whereas YUI was just a crappy gadget just like GWT from Google.

The fate of a GUI cannot be compared with the fate of an API.

I hope you were kidding or, at least, I hope you wanted to write "jQueryUI"...

17 Sep 2014 7:41am GMT

Re: Quick update on eZ5 edit feature

I have not check updates on eZ for a while.

We are trying to get content/object edit screens in a 5.3 siteaccess. Is there an easy way to do so or do you suggest to make edit woks in a 4.7 siteaccess ?

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Moon Raza

17 Sep 2014 7:14am GMT

16 Sep 2014

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Ben's SEO Blog: Top SEO Factors for Drupal in 2014

On Sept 15, 2014, Searchmetrics released their 2014 Ranking Factors Study. In it, they analyzed 10,000 search results and created correlations between characteristics of websites and their rankings. In other words, webites that rank high, do x. Sites that ranks low, do y. For this blog post, I'm leaving out things like Backlinks (factor 4, 9, 12, etc.) because - as far as I know - there just aren't that many modules or settings that can help you with it.

Now, with all the usual caveats about correlations not equaling causation, here's a list of their top correlated ranking factors that can be influenced with the proper use of Drupal and/or a module. (A quick note about correlations. Um...NM. Just read this.)

Factor 1: Click-Through Rate

People that click in the search engines, want to visit relevant and interesting websites.

Correlation: .65 (Pretty Strong)

Now, take this with a grain of salt. Of course sites with high rankings have a high click-through rate. They're at the top of Google. Still, there are some things you can do to increase your click-through rate and that's never a bad thing.

How to influence your website's click-through rate in Google.

Make your listing in Google as interesting as possible to make it stand out from everyone else. Use your target keyword at least once in the title (Factor 45) and in the description (Factor 40). Make sure the keyword is used as close to the beginning of the Title tag as you can (Factor 27 & 29). Google bolds words that match the search so your listing will stand out.

Google Search Appearance Overview

Module(s) that increase your click-through rate:

  • Metatag - Write great, optimized Title Tags and great Meta Descriptions (Factor 35).

  • Custom Breadcrumbs - If they're available, Google search results will list breadcrumbs instead of the URL. It looks nicer.
    Breadcrumbs
    source: loseyourmarbles.co

  • Schema.org - Highlights events or product ratings that will make your listing stand out and give you extra links in the search results.

Factor 2: Relevant terms

People search for topical content, not just specific keywords. Including keywords that are not exact or are on related topics can help your rankings.

Correlation: .34 (Weak)

How to increase the number of SEO relevant terms on your Drupal website.

Think about topics and organization based on topical areas, not just keywords. Create topical silos in your site content. Write your content using a list of terms, not just a single term.

Module(s) that increase the SEO relevant terms on your site:

  • Path & PathAuto: Create paths that naturally organize your content by topical areas.Pathauto example

  • Taxonomy: Tag content with appropriate terms. Tags link to term pages. Term pages link to related content. That connection helps.

Factor 3: Google +1

People love to share great content so top ranking content tends to have a lot of shares. This also encompasses Facebook Shares (Factor 5), Facebook Total (Factor 6), Facebook Comments (Factor 7), Pinterest (Factor 8) Facebook Likes (Factor 10), and Tweets (Factor 11). Social is very important to SEO!

Correlation: .33 (Weak)

How to increase your social shares on a Drupal website

Write great, unique, sharable content. Make it easy to share by sharing it first. (Retweets and likes are easier than sharing it yourself.)

Module(s) that increase social sharing on Drupal

By the way…if this blog post is helpful, please share it to your favorite social network! :)

(Note: Factor 4 - 18 are almost all either Linking or Social. These are very important factors that are outside the scope of this article.)

Factor 18: Number of Internal Links

Linking to yourself is a good indicator of the quality of a piece of content.

Correlation: .16 (Very Weak)

How to increase the number of internal links

Link to your own great content! Use keywords in your internal links for extra credit. (factor 30)

Module(s) for internal linking on a Drupal website

  • aLinks - Use this module judiciously. For example, set up links to your taxonomy term pages for your top keywords or topics.

  • Menu - Build menus of great content. Use them throughout your site. Those links are valuable!

  • Taxonomy - As mentioned above, tag your content. Drupal automatically creates the links.

  • Solr's More Like This - Adds links to related content using Apache Solr.

Factor 20: Keywords in the Body

It's just logical. If you want to rank for a certain term, you've got to have that term on the page.

Correlation: .15 (Very Weak)

How to use keywords in the body

Use the target keyword once or twice in the body field of each node. Don't write like a robot, though. That's bad.

Module(s) to increase keyword use in the body

  • SEO Compliance Checker - Set up the rules to match these recommendations. SEO Checker will also look at other SEO-related things like use of keywords in the title or header.

Factor 21: HTML Length

Longer articles tend to rank better than shorter ones. I'm going to lump in Text Character length (factor 22), Word Count (factor 23) here as they're practically the same correlation and meaning.

Correlation: .14 (Very Weak)

How to increase HTML Length

Write longer content. (Seems pretty obvious...)

Modules(s) to help you write longer content

  • Rules or Workbench would allow you to create workflows that require certain body length.

  • Field Validation module could be set to require a certain length. Seems draconian to me but certainly possible.

Factor 24: Site speed

People don't like to wait so don't make them!

Correlation: .11 (Very Weak)

How to increase your Drupal 7 website speed

Make your pages lean and mean. Use sitespeed testers available online such as in Google Webmaster Tools or (my favorite) in Chrome (hit command-i). Fix any problems or suggestions.

Module(s) that speed up Drupal 7

That's it! Covering those 21 factors (7 major factors with another 14 mixed in for good measure) should be fairly straightforward for any Drupal 7 website owner. There are other factors as well but with correlations weaker than very weak, I'm just not sure they matter that much. Read about correlations here, by the way.

Miscellaneous SEO Factors and the Drupal Modules that affect them

Here's a quick shotgun list of a lot of the remaining low-correlation factors and modules that might help.

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments.

Here's the full infographic if you'd like to see for yourself:

We look at the searchmetrics 2014 SEO factors and apply them to Drupal 7.
drupal seo, Planet Drupal
seo-ranking-factors-2014-big.png

16 Sep 2014 9:26pm GMT

Drupal Watchdog: Upgrading Your Modules

Feature

Drupal's philosophy regarding backward compatibility is "the Drop is always moving". In order to create a framework that is as performant, scalable, and extensible as possible, each major release of Drupal can and will make changes, often radical changes, to its developer APIs in order to provide optimal solutions for Drupal users and developers.

To this end, Drupal 8, far more-so than any previous release, has undergone extensive refactoring under the hood. It sports an object-oriented architecture powered by Symfony components. In addition, it utilizes modern PHP (5.4 or later) best-practices, a new Plugin API that provides consistency for pluggable pieces such as blocks and image styles, a revamped and complete Entity and Field API, a new Configuration API to provide fully deployable settings, and numerous other great improvements.

The flip-side is that while a data migration path is always provided between major versions of Drupal for a site's content and users (and in Drupal 8's case, from both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7), migrating the code of contributed and custom modules is left for developers to do.

This article will therefore provide some starting points for folks trying to port their modules from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. (If you still have Drupal 6 modules kicking around, the "Coder Upgrade" sub-module of Coder will get you a fair chunk of the way towards converting them to Drupal 7.)

Note that as of this writing, Drupal 8 is still in active development. While the hope is that by the time this article is published, Drupal 8 will be at least in beta, and the APIs relatively stable (apart from API changes necessary to fix critical issues), information here could still change prior to D8's final release.

16 Sep 2014 9:03pm GMT

LightSky: Columbus Mennonite Launches with LightSky

LightSky recently welcomed Columbus Mennonite Church to the ranks of Drupal users with the launch of their new Drupal 7 site. Columbus Mennonite Church is located in Columbus, Ohio, and was looking for a site that would help them not only help drive their message to members of the community and welcome people with open arms, but also that could help streamline some internal processes among their congregation. Drupal offered an excellent platform to build the Columbus Mennonite site on, giving them what they needed now, and not preventing them from growing into the future.

While a responsive design wasn't in the works for Columbus Mennonite, careful attention was paid to how things worked and looked on devices of all sizes, and the Drupal platform provides Columbus Mennonite a firm foundation with which to add a responsive design down the road. Columbus Mennonite's beautiful forward facing design isn't the end of what their site offers though, as we created a great members only functionality that allows them to share certain information on their site with only members. This allows them to distribute information to their congregation without having to worry about whether or not it is appropriate for the general public to have access to. For churches this is a much needed feature to keep the congregation in touch with each other in the digital age. Not only is there a members only section, but LightSky was also able to streamline their worship scheduling allowing schedulers to make changes to individual responsibilities each week, while allowing the congregation to view the schedule and find out if their help is needed.

As part of this project LightSky launched the new site on Pantheon, a hosting platform that provides some of the best stability and uptime by being fine tuned for the Drupal framework.

16 Sep 2014 8:30pm GMT

27 May 2014

feedeZ News

New eZ Publish Platform 5.3: Easier to Build a Solid Content Business

Skien, Norway, May 27th, 2014

eZ Publish Platform 5.3: easier to build a Solid Content Business

A Long Term Supported Release

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is the fourth release in the 5 series and is a Long Term Supported release (LTS). This means it will be supported up to end of May 2019 with extended support, you have time to plan further upgrade! (see http://support.ez.no/Public/Service-Life for details on the supported period). It is a technical release that provides new features and opportunities for developers to build great things, more solidity and ease-of-use. It mostly offers a continuous improvement of the "Platform stack" introduced with eZ Publish Platform 5 (previously referred to as "New Stack", based on Symfony2) in terms of features, usability and performance.

Making it Easier For Developers to Understand And Learn

Symfony Framework at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

We heard our community, eZ Publish Platform was a big step forward in terms of technology, but we might have focused too much on the capabilities, without making sure it can be easily grasped by newcomers to the platform or to the Symfony framework. With 5.3, we have placed a lot of energy in an improved documentation in many other features that will make it easier to anyone to get started.

Making it Easier For Developers to Develop And Deploy

One of the main line of 5.3 release has been to drastically improve the integration of the Symfony environment, the capability to easily build websites relying on the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack") and continuously remove dependencies on the legacy stack (4.x). With 5.3, while it is still possible to use the legacy stack and templating system (with the dual-kernel architecture), the main way to go is to use the new platform and the Symfony framework. There is also another major change that will make developers and operation people's life way easier: eZ Publish Platform 5.3 relies now entirely on Composer -- the now standard deployment and dependency manager tool for PHP. We moved from our previous proprietary deployment tool in eZ Network to fully embrace Composer as a system to deliver updates, making it very standard, very easy and very efficient!

Updated Demo Site With More Ready-to-use Features Like Places

The Demo Site has been improved to progressively become the reference for developers to see how features of the platform can be used to build great Websites. Among many improvements to the previous demo site, we added a ready-to-use feature called Places that shows how to best deal with geolocation and how to search on geolocated data thanks to the latest improvement in the eZ Publish API and in SolR. In short, the Places feature show you how you can quickly create your own listing of places and display them efficiently, whether you want to show the many locations of your company or build your own Yelp guide.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.3 demo

Feature List - What's New in 5.3?

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 comes with 59 new features and more than 233 bug fixes and 69 improvements to the core platform. Here's what you can expect:


Use of Doctrine DBAL / DoctrineBundle

Doctrine at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish 5.3 now uses Doctrine DBAL instead of Zeta Components Database, this allows users to reuse database connection and settings with other pure-Symfony2 bundles which use Doctrine ORM (default choice in Symfony2 documentation and code generators). Your benefits:


User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

New login / logout functionality that uses Symfony's authentication system, this enables any kind of login handler or SSO handler made for Symfony to also work with eZ Publish 5, including handlers for LDAP. Your benefits:


Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Developer feature known from legacy which allows you to see which templates are used on a page, how many times and how much time they spend being executed. On top, the integration of Doctrine DBAL as database-access layer brings full insight on what happened at DB-level during a given request. Your benefits:


Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

The language switcher is built on the Symfony stack and is improved for a simpler usage. This feature supports deployment of multilingual websites by making it easy to build, from Twig and Symfony2, a widget for visitors to switch language during navigation. This comes in a continuity of the 5.2 release improvements that increased the amount of usable languages from 30 to 62. A by-product of this is the ability to easily create links from one siteaccess to the other (including across language siteacesses). Your benefits:


Website Toolbar

Website Toolbar in New Stack (Symfony) in eZ Publish Platform 5.3

Not to be mixed with the Web Debug Toolbar provided by Symfony and extended by eZ Publish, this feature is about allowing "ezwt" (Website Toolbar) extension to also work in DemoBundle to provide the front-end editing functionality that you know from 4.x. Your benefits:


Comment Moderation Tab in Administration Interface, Tied to Content

Comment moderation tab in administration interface, tied to content, in eZ Publish Platform5 .3

In the continuity of the brand new commenting system introduced in 5.2 (Comment bundle that can rely on external commenting systems such as Disqus or Facebook), a comment moderation interface is now fully integrated in the administration interface, for each piece of content, under a new tab. Your benefits:


Updated Demo Site, New Places Feature

Updated Demo Site in eZ Publish Platform 5.3, New Places Feature

Search API is now able to search for content with geolocation making it possible to do geolocation range searches and sorting by distance from a point. Taking advantage of the MapLocation feature, a new feature is exposed in the Demo Site showing how to implement listing and map views of content (restaurants-close-to-you) using the MapLocation field. Your benefits:


Extended Stack Support

Extended Stack Support for eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 runs smoothly with:

Your benefits:


Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.3 Brochure

Roadmap

5.3 is an ideal tool to build future-proof websites on top of what will become the "eZ Platform" stack. What's more, upgrading from a 4.x-based site to 5.3 will also guarantee support for the next 3 years (+ 2 additional years with Support Extension). 5.3 installations will be easily upgradable to the 5.4 version, as they will share the same legacy kernel (and extensions). 5.4's support period will match 5.3's, and will bring additional features in the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack").

Below, find our plans for the next releases.

eZ Publish Platform roadmap

Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://doc.ez.no/display/EZP/5.3+Release+Notes

Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.3, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

27 May 2014 8:26am GMT

New eZ Publish Platform 5.3: Easier to Build a Solid Content Business

Skien, Norway, May 27th, 2014

eZ Publish Platform 5.3: easier to build a Solid Content Business

A Long Term Supported Release

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is the fourth release in the 5 series and is a Long Term Supported release (LTS). This means it will be supported up to end of May 2019 with extended support, you have time to plan further upgrade! (see http://support.ez.no/Public/Service-Life for details on the supported period). It is a technical release that provides new features and opportunities for developers to build great things, more solidity and ease-of-use. It mostly offers a continuous improvement of the "Platform stack" introduced with eZ Publish Platform 5 (previously referred to as "New Stack", based on Symfony2) in terms of features, usability and performance.

Making it Easier For Developers to Understand And Learn

Symfony Framework at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

We heard our community, eZ Publish Platform was a big step forward in terms of technology, but we might have focused too much on the capabilities, without making sure it can be easily grasped by newcomers to the platform or to the Symfony framework. With 5.3, we have placed a lot of energy in an improved documentation in many other features that will make it easier to anyone to get started.

Making it Easier For Developers to Develop And Deploy

One of the main line of 5.3 release has been to drastically improve the integration of the Symfony environment, the capability to easily build websites relying on the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack") and continuously remove dependencies on the legacy stack (4.x). With 5.3, while it is still possible to use the legacy stack and templating system (with the dual-kernel architecture), the main way to go is to use the new platform and the Symfony framework. There is also another major change that will make developers and operation people's life way easier: eZ Publish Platform 5.3 relies now entirely on Composer -- the now standard deployment and dependency manager tool for PHP. We moved from our previous proprietary deployment tool in eZ Network to fully embrace Composer as a system to deliver updates, making it very standard, very easy and very efficient!

Updated Demo Site With More Ready-to-use Features Like Places

The Demo Site has been improved to progressively become the reference for developers to see how features of the platform can be used to build great Websites. Among many improvements to the previous demo site, we added a ready-to-use feature called Places that shows how to best deal with geolocation and how to search on geolocated data thanks to the latest improvement in the eZ Publish API and in SolR. In short, the Places feature show you how you can quickly create your own listing of places and display them efficiently, whether you want to show the many locations of your company or build your own Yelp guide.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.3 demo

Feature List - What's New in 5.3?

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 comes with 59 new features and more than 233 bug fixes and 69 improvements to the core platform. Here's what you can expect:


Use of Doctrine DBAL / DoctrineBundle

Doctrine at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish 5.3 now uses Doctrine DBAL instead of Zeta Components Database, this allows users to reuse database connection and settings with other pure-Symfony2 bundles which use Doctrine ORM (default choice in Symfony2 documentation and code generators). Your benefits:


User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

New login / logout functionality that uses Symfony's authentication system, this enables any kind of login handler or SSO handler made for Symfony to also work with eZ Publish 5, including handlers for LDAP. Your benefits:


Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Developer feature known from legacy which allows you to see which templates are used on a page, how many times and how much time they spend being executed. On top, the integration of Doctrine DBAL as database-access layer brings full insight on what happened at DB-level during a given request. Your benefits:


Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

The language switcher is built on the Symfony stack and is improved for a simpler usage. This feature supports deployment of multilingual websites by making it easy to build, from Twig and Symfony2, a widget for visitors to switch language during navigation. This comes in a continuity of the 5.2 release improvements that increased the amount of usable languages from 30 to 62. A by-product of this is the ability to easily create links from one siteaccess to the other (including across language siteacesses). Your benefits:


Website Toolbar

Website Toolbar in New Stack (Symfony) in eZ Publish Platform 5.3

Not to be mixed with the Web Debug Toolbar provided by Symfony and extended by eZ Publish, this feature is about allowing "ezwt" (Website Toolbar) extension to also work in DemoBundle to provide the front-end editing functionality that you know from 4.x. Your benefits:


Comment Moderation Tab in Administration Interface, Tied to Content

Comment moderation tab in administration interface, tied to content, in eZ Publish Platform5 .3

In the continuity of the brand new commenting system introduced in 5.2 (Comment bundle that can rely on external commenting systems such as Disqus or Facebook), a comment moderation interface is now fully integrated in the administration interface, for each piece of content, under a new tab. Your benefits:


Updated Demo Site, New Places Feature

Updated Demo Site in eZ Publish Platform 5.3, New Places Feature

Search API is now able to search for content with geolocation making it possible to do geolocation range searches and sorting by distance from a point. Taking advantage of the MapLocation feature, a new feature is exposed in the Demo Site showing how to implement listing and map views of content (restaurants-close-to-you) using the MapLocation field. Your benefits:


Extended Stack Support

Extended Stack Support for eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 runs smoothly with:

Your benefits:


Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.3 Brochure

Roadmap

5.3 is an ideal tool to build future-proof websites on top of what will become the "eZ Platform" stack. What's more, upgrading from a 4.x-based site to 5.3 will also guarantee support for the next 3 years (+ 2 additional years with Support Extension). 5.3 installations will be easily upgradable to the 5.4 version, as they will share the same legacy kernel (and extensions). 5.4's support period will match 5.3's, and will bring additional features in the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack").

Below, find our plans for the next releases.

eZ Publish Platform roadmap

Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://doc.ez.no/display/EZP/5.3+Release+Notes

Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.3, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

27 May 2014 8:26am GMT

New eZ Publish Platform 5.3: Easier to Build a Solid Content Business

Skien, Norway, May 27th, 2014

eZ Publish Platform 5.3: easier to build a Solid Content Business

A Long Term Supported Release

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is the fourth release in the 5 series and is a Long Term Supported release (LTS). This means it will be supported up to end of May 2019 with extended support, you have time to plan further upgrade! (see http://support.ez.no/Public/Service-Life for details on the supported period). It is a technical release that provides new features and opportunities for developers to build great things, more solidity and ease-of-use. It mostly offers a continuous improvement of the "Platform stack" introduced with eZ Publish Platform 5 (previously referred to as "New Stack", based on Symfony2) in terms of features, usability and performance.

Making it Easier For Developers to Understand And Learn

Symfony Framework at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

We heard our community, eZ Publish Platform was a big step forward in terms of technology, but we might have focused too much on the capabilities, without making sure it can be easily grasped by newcomers to the platform or to the Symfony framework. With 5.3, we have placed a lot of energy in an improved documentation in many other features that will make it easier to anyone to get started.

Making it Easier For Developers to Develop And Deploy

One of the main line of 5.3 release has been to drastically improve the integration of the Symfony environment, the capability to easily build websites relying on the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack") and continuously remove dependencies on the legacy stack (4.x). With 5.3, while it is still possible to use the legacy stack and templating system (with the dual-kernel architecture), the main way to go is to use the new platform and the Symfony framework. There is also another major change that will make developers and operation people's life way easier: eZ Publish Platform 5.3 relies now entirely on Composer -- the now standard deployment and dependency manager tool for PHP. We moved from our previous proprietary deployment tool in eZ Network to fully embrace Composer as a system to deliver updates, making it very standard, very easy and very efficient!

Updated Demo Site With More Ready-to-use Features Like Places

The Demo Site has been improved to progressively become the reference for developers to see how features of the platform can be used to build great Websites. Among many improvements to the previous demo site, we added a ready-to-use feature called Places that shows how to best deal with geolocation and how to search on geolocated data thanks to the latest improvement in the eZ Publish API and in SolR. In short, the Places feature show you how you can quickly create your own listing of places and display them efficiently, whether you want to show the many locations of your company or build your own Yelp guide.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.3 demo

Feature List - What's New in 5.3?

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 comes with 59 new features and more than 233 bug fixes and 69 improvements to the core platform. Here's what you can expect:


Use of Doctrine DBAL / DoctrineBundle

Doctrine at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish 5.3 now uses Doctrine DBAL instead of Zeta Components Database, this allows users to reuse database connection and settings with other pure-Symfony2 bundles which use Doctrine ORM (default choice in Symfony2 documentation and code generators). Your benefits:


User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

New login / logout functionality that uses Symfony's authentication system, this enables any kind of login handler or SSO handler made for Symfony to also work with eZ Publish 5, including handlers for LDAP. Your benefits:


Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Developer feature known from legacy which allows you to see which templates are used on a page, how many times and how much time they spend being executed. On top, the integration of Doctrine DBAL as database-access layer brings full insight on what happened at DB-level during a given request. Your benefits:


Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

The language switcher is built on the Symfony stack and is improved for a simpler usage. This feature supports deployment of multilingual websites by making it easy to build, from Twig and Symfony2, a widget for visitors to switch language during navigation. This comes in a continuity of the 5.2 release improvements that increased the amount of usable languages from 30 to 62. A by-product of this is the ability to easily create links from one siteaccess to the other (including across language siteacesses). Your benefits:


Website Toolbar

Website Toolbar in New Stack (Symfony) in eZ Publish Platform 5.3

Not to be mixed with the Web Debug Toolbar provided by Symfony and extended by eZ Publish, this feature is about allowing "ezwt" (Website Toolbar) extension to also work in DemoBundle to provide the front-end editing functionality that you know from 4.x. Your benefits:


Comment Moderation Tab in Administration Interface, Tied to Content

Comment moderation tab in administration interface, tied to content, in eZ Publish Platform5 .3

In the continuity of the brand new commenting system introduced in 5.2 (Comment bundle that can rely on external commenting systems such as Disqus or Facebook), a comment moderation interface is now fully integrated in the administration interface, for each piece of content, under a new tab. Your benefits:


Updated Demo Site, New Places Feature

Updated Demo Site in eZ Publish Platform 5.3, New Places Feature

Search API is now able to search for content with geolocation making it possible to do geolocation range searches and sorting by distance from a point. Taking advantage of the MapLocation feature, a new feature is exposed in the Demo Site showing how to implement listing and map views of content (restaurants-close-to-you) using the MapLocation field. Your benefits:


Extended Stack Support

Extended Stack Support for eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 runs smoothly with:

Your benefits:


Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.3 Brochure

Roadmap

5.3 is an ideal tool to build future-proof websites on top of what will become the "eZ Platform" stack. What's more, upgrading from a 4.x-based site to 5.3 will also guarantee support for the next 3 years (+ 2 additional years with Support Extension). 5.3 installations will be easily upgradable to the 5.4 version, as they will share the same legacy kernel (and extensions). 5.4's support period will match 5.3's, and will bring additional features in the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack").

Below, find our plans for the next releases.

eZ Publish Platform roadmap

Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://doc.ez.no/display/EZP/5.3+Release+Notes

Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.3, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

27 May 2014 8:26am GMT

05 Mar 2014

feedeZ News

eZ Systems is expanding with a new office in Poland

Our experience working with Polish computer scientists has been great, so we are confident we have made the best decision.
For the new office, the position of General Manager of eZ Systems Polska Sp. z o.o. has been offered to and accepted by Mr Łukasz Serwatka, an experienced developer and product manager who has long been part of eZ. Mr Serwatka describes his plans for the future: "The Polish branch of eZ Systems will continue to develop the eZ product portfolio, with a focus on front-end and innovative user interfaces. For that we are planning to build a new project team, with at least six members before year end. We are currently looking for candidates for the positions of Junior & Senior UI Developers."
After Skien (NO), Lyon (FR), Oslo, Paris, Cologne (DE), Tokyo and New York, the Katowice branch is another step in our global development. The new team will work closely with the rest of the engineering team in Lyon and the product team in Brooklyn, New York, and will help us develop new features and improve our products and services. If you live in Poland and have the skills and experience we are looking for, you should contact us at one of the links below. We'd love to have you on our team!

http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Senior-UI-Developer-Poland
http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Junior-UI-Developer-Poland

Authors:
Łukasz Serwatka, General Manager at eZ Systems Polska,
André Rømcke VP Engineering at eZ Systems

05 Mar 2014 2:07pm GMT

eZ Systems is expanding with a new office in Poland

Our experience working with Polish computer scientists has been great, so we are confident we have made the best decision.
For the new office, the position of General Manager of eZ Systems Polska Sp. z o.o. has been offered to and accepted by Mr Łukasz Serwatka, an experienced developer and product manager who has long been part of eZ. Mr Serwatka describes his plans for the future: "The Polish branch of eZ Systems will continue to develop the eZ product portfolio, with a focus on front-end and innovative user interfaces. For that we are planning to build a new project team, with at least six members before year end. We are currently looking for candidates for the positions of Junior & Senior UI Developers."
After Skien (NO), Lyon (FR), Oslo, Paris, Cologne (DE), Tokyo and New York, the Katowice branch is another step in our global development. The new team will work closely with the rest of the engineering team in Lyon and the product team in Brooklyn, New York, and will help us develop new features and improve our products and services. If you live in Poland and have the skills and experience we are looking for, you should contact us at one of the links below. We'd love to have you on our team!

http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Senior-UI-Developer-Poland
http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Junior-UI-Developer-Poland

Authors:
Łukasz Serwatka, General Manager at eZ Systems Polska,
André Rømcke VP Engineering at eZ Systems

05 Mar 2014 2:07pm GMT

eZ Systems is expanding with a new office in Poland

Our experience working with Polish computer scientists has been great, so we are confident we have made the best decision.
For the new office, the position of General Manager of eZ Systems Polska Sp. z o.o. has been offered to and accepted by Mr Łukasz Serwatka, an experienced developer and product manager who has long been part of eZ. Mr Serwatka describes his plans for the future: "The Polish branch of eZ Systems will continue to develop the eZ product portfolio, with a focus on front-end and innovative user interfaces. For that we are planning to build a new project team, with at least six members before year end. We are currently looking for candidates for the positions of Junior & Senior UI Developers."
After Skien (NO), Lyon (FR), Oslo, Paris, Cologne (DE), Tokyo and New York, the Katowice branch is another step in our global development. The new team will work closely with the rest of the engineering team in Lyon and the product team in Brooklyn, New York, and will help us develop new features and improve our products and services. If you live in Poland and have the skills and experience we are looking for, you should contact us at one of the links below. We'd love to have you on our team!

http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Senior-UI-Developer-Poland
http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Junior-UI-Developer-Poland

Authors:
Łukasz Serwatka, General Manager at eZ Systems Polska,
André Rømcke VP Engineering at eZ Systems

05 Mar 2014 2:07pm GMT

19 Nov 2013

feedeZ News

eZ Publish Platform 5.2: Faster & Stronger For Your Content Business


Check the new 5.3 release, a leap ahead of 5.2: http://ez.no/5.3


Skien, Norway, Nov 19th, 2013

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Aconcagua Release


Dear Marketer: Create, Deliver & Optimize, More Than Ever

A Radically Faster and More Flexible Experience on Your Digital Touch-points

If reducing the page load-time of your online apps by 400% sounds like a good idea, the radically improved caching system in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 will become your best friend (figure of comparison to 4.x series). Unmatched, blazing fast experience for your audience, even in highly personalized navigation contexts, is now standard, out of the box. That is: when a logged-in customer enjoys a tailored online experience with your brand, he no longer drops out after two pages per visit because of a deceptively slow journey, thus allowing for more chances for conversion.

eZ Publish Platform 5.2, aka Aconcagua, has also been crafted to fit snugly in your digital marketing/CRM information system, relying on a solid, highly flexible & extensible framework that makes it a breeze to "connect the dots" of your online experience elements: (big) data sources, analytics and more. The creation of such a unified, seamless experience is also supported by the core Digital Marketing and Customer Experience capabilities: eZ Marketing Automation, Smart Analytics (eZ LiveViewer) and eZ Recommendation Service. Learn more on these CXM capabilities here.

Rapid Incremental Online Presence Deployment

Multiple languages at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Incremental improvements of online equity (as opposed to a launch from scratch) are often hampered by "technology practicalities", slowed-down beyond any reasonable time-to-market. This is what we want to minimize with eZ Publish Platform 5.2 by strengthening the multi-site capabilities and language coverage: one platform for your brands. Deployment of a new touch-point for your brand, or even a new brand, is very quick: the native multi-site support in 5.2 allows a high level of freedom in defining your information/content architecture, with a low technology set-up overhead once the first site is up and running. Starting business in a new region? Up to 62 languages are now covered with eZ Publish Platform 5.2, with integrated content translation capabilities for your in-house or external translation teams. Just go for it; we cover you.

The 5.2 Tips To Engage Your Audience

New Commenting Experience in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Conversational channels (social media, UGC) are prominent spaces of public exchange that foster your online community and unquestionably contribute to your brand equity. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings a totally new commenting experience for users, thanks to tight integration of third-party commenting services (Facebook, Disqus, and more), plugged in at the heart of your invaluable content. The latter, certainly one of the main building blocks of your online strategy, needs to be able to be read, shared, created or updated from any channel (tablets, smartphones, desktop, TVs, apps, third-party applications, etc). This is made possible by a REST interface in 5.2 that lets you rise to the omnichannel/multichannel challenge, with an extensible, built-in content exposure system. Finally, the improved demo Site for the New Stack shipped in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 can be seen as a box with built-in, easily reusable Online Marketing 101 elements: responsive design, landing pages with forms, feedback forms, etc: "Ready-made, simple marketing".


Call me about eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Dear Technologist: Embrace Rapid, More Cost-effective Industrialization of Your Online Applications

Also see technical release notes.

Focus On Operational Efficiency

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - New Demo Site

Cut infrastructure and hosting costs, quickly train your development teams on the technology, streamline development collaboration: the thirst for operational efficiency is never quenched, and we know this. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings nuggets to help you noticeably with this. The Improved Caching System allows for 400% more pages per second than the 4.x series, relying on the Symfony2-based New Stack: this means native cost-killing on hosting infrastructure, and the ability to build much more exciting digital experiences. Similarly, thanks to the native support of Composer, you can take full control over the organization of your projects' development, now tightly integrable with eZ Publish Platform, out of the box. This goes hand in hand with an improved Demo Site for the New Stack, which becomes a showcase of examples and best practices of development on the New Stack: a solid learning base for developers.

5.2: A More Scalable, More Flexible, More Stable Platform

Symfony 2.3 LTS in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Stability and dependability + extensibility and flexibility is not an impossible marriage. We decided to prove this by increasing both in eZ Publish Platform 5.2. The underlying Symfony2 Full Stack has been upgraded to its improved 2.3 Long Term Support version, embedding a high stability application development framework at the heart of your Content Management Framework. On a side note, this opens an even wider opportunity to tap into a large base of talented developers for your projects, from the eZ Publish and Symfony communities.

Multi-repository Storage and Cache System

Rapidly changing business requirements being a standard of the digital industry, the technological choices made must respond quickly to constraints. A scalable platform, with integrated multi-site support at the heart of the system, is a way to ensure that deploying a new site is an incremental project from a technology set-up perspective; a lightweight task compared with setting up a new instance of the product. This is now enabled, in eZ Publish Platform 5.2, by a reinforced multi-repository Storage and Cache system allowing full flexibility in content sharing and reuse across multiple sites, on a single installation architecture.

In a similar vein of cost-efficient response to changing business requirements, we augmented multi-lingual capabilities by raising the bar of 30 supported languages in version 5.1, to 62 in version 5.2, Aconcagua, for one single installation. This allows your technology to support international business as well as international organizations, as content translation and collaboration capabilities are shipped in the stock version.

New Ready-Made Key Components

While managing comments in the previous version 5.1 was achieved via a simple yet solid solution, the story is totally different with eZ Publish Platform 5.2. A brand new commenting system now enables reliance on built-in Facebook or Disqus external User Generated Comments management; alternatively you can integrate your preferred UGC solution, quickly and painlessly (via semantic configuration).

eZ Publish Platform 5.1 placed an advanced set of APIs into the hands of developers: PHP and REST, removing any barriers to the creation of innovative solutions based on content manipulation of all sorts. These APIs are backwards compatible for several years, securing your developments in time (add-ons to eZ Publish Platform, extensions). The big novelty: with 5.2, we ship a Javascript-based client to speed up the creation of your client-side apps (mobile, rich client, web), assisting you on both sides of the multi-channel story: back-end and client-side. On top of this, both the PHP & REST APIs were consolidated, repositioning them as high-standard tools for thorough content manipulation.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Consolidating eZ Publish Platform 5 "New Stack", Symfony first!

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Dual Kernel

As with all 5.x versions, this release relies on a dual kernel architecture. This means that the new eZ Publish 5 architecture, which relies on strong APIs and Symfony Web Framework "Full Stack", coexists in the same software with our Legacy architecture, making eZ Publish Platform 5 unlike any other CMS - powerful, modern, scalable, and fully extensible.

This dual kernel architecture has been designed and developed to facilitate both the upgrade from earlier versions and the adoption of eZ Publish Platform 5 series to existing users of eZ Publish Platform. All development done on eZ Publish Platform 4 versions can easily be transferred, and all knowledge and skills in eZ Publish Platform 4.x can still be leveraged without any gaps.

With 5.2, the coverage of the new kernel (aka New Stack) has been significantly extended and consolidated. This makes it the version where the New Stack should, most often, be the preferred choice when developing new sites.


Full Feature List: What's new in the eZ Publish Platform 5.2?

Fifteen new features and more than 129 bug fixes and improvements to the core platform.

eZ Publish Platform version 5.2 is a significant step forward for the core platform, with numerous improvements and bug fixes, both in the new Symfony-based framework and in the public and REST API. We call it the New Stack. To find out what you can expect, download the feature description brochure here:

Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.2 feature-list Brochure


Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://confluence.ez.no/display/EZP/5.2+Release+Notes


Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.2, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

19 Nov 2013 3:43pm GMT

eZ Publish Platform 5.2: Faster & Stronger For Your Content Business


Check the new 5.3 release, a leap ahead of 5.2: http://ez.no/5.3


Skien, Norway, Nov 19th, 2013

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Aconcagua Release


Dear Marketer: Create, Deliver & Optimize, More Than Ever

A Radically Faster and More Flexible Experience on Your Digital Touch-points

If reducing the page load-time of your online apps by 400% sounds like a good idea, the radically improved caching system in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 will become your best friend (figure of comparison to 4.x series). Unmatched, blazing fast experience for your audience, even in highly personalized navigation contexts, is now standard, out of the box. That is: when a logged-in customer enjoys a tailored online experience with your brand, he no longer drops out after two pages per visit because of a deceptively slow journey, thus allowing for more chances for conversion.

eZ Publish Platform 5.2, aka Aconcagua, has also been crafted to fit snugly in your digital marketing/CRM information system, relying on a solid, highly flexible & extensible framework that makes it a breeze to "connect the dots" of your online experience elements: (big) data sources, analytics and more. The creation of such a unified, seamless experience is also supported by the core Digital Marketing and Customer Experience capabilities: eZ Marketing Automation, Smart Analytics (eZ LiveViewer) and eZ Recommendation Service. Learn more on these CXM capabilities here.

Rapid Incremental Online Presence Deployment

Multiple languages at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Incremental improvements of online equity (as opposed to a launch from scratch) are often hampered by "technology practicalities", slowed-down beyond any reasonable time-to-market. This is what we want to minimize with eZ Publish Platform 5.2 by strengthening the multi-site capabilities and language coverage: one platform for your brands. Deployment of a new touch-point for your brand, or even a new brand, is very quick: the native multi-site support in 5.2 allows a high level of freedom in defining your information/content architecture, with a low technology set-up overhead once the first site is up and running. Starting business in a new region? Up to 62 languages are now covered with eZ Publish Platform 5.2, with integrated content translation capabilities for your in-house or external translation teams. Just go for it; we cover you.

The 5.2 Tips To Engage Your Audience

New Commenting Experience in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Conversational channels (social media, UGC) are prominent spaces of public exchange that foster your online community and unquestionably contribute to your brand equity. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings a totally new commenting experience for users, thanks to tight integration of third-party commenting services (Facebook, Disqus, and more), plugged in at the heart of your invaluable content. The latter, certainly one of the main building blocks of your online strategy, needs to be able to be read, shared, created or updated from any channel (tablets, smartphones, desktop, TVs, apps, third-party applications, etc). This is made possible by a REST interface in 5.2 that lets you rise to the omnichannel/multichannel challenge, with an extensible, built-in content exposure system. Finally, the improved demo Site for the New Stack shipped in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 can be seen as a box with built-in, easily reusable Online Marketing 101 elements: responsive design, landing pages with forms, feedback forms, etc: "Ready-made, simple marketing".


Call me about eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Dear Technologist: Embrace Rapid, More Cost-effective Industrialization of Your Online Applications

Also see technical release notes.

Focus On Operational Efficiency

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - New Demo Site

Cut infrastructure and hosting costs, quickly train your development teams on the technology, streamline development collaboration: the thirst for operational efficiency is never quenched, and we know this. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings nuggets to help you noticeably with this. The Improved Caching System allows for 400% more pages per second than the 4.x series, relying on the Symfony2-based New Stack: this means native cost-killing on hosting infrastructure, and the ability to build much more exciting digital experiences. Similarly, thanks to the native support of Composer, you can take full control over the organization of your projects' development, now tightly integrable with eZ Publish Platform, out of the box. This goes hand in hand with an improved Demo Site for the New Stack, which becomes a showcase of examples and best practices of development on the New Stack: a solid learning base for developers.

5.2: A More Scalable, More Flexible, More Stable Platform

Symfony 2.3 LTS in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Stability and dependability + extensibility and flexibility is not an impossible marriage. We decided to prove this by increasing both in eZ Publish Platform 5.2. The underlying Symfony2 Full Stack has been upgraded to its improved 2.3 Long Term Support version, embedding a high stability application development framework at the heart of your Content Management Framework. On a side note, this opens an even wider opportunity to tap into a large base of talented developers for your projects, from the eZ Publish and Symfony communities.

Multi-repository Storage and Cache System

Rapidly changing business requirements being a standard of the digital industry, the technological choices made must respond quickly to constraints. A scalable platform, with integrated multi-site support at the heart of the system, is a way to ensure that deploying a new site is an incremental project from a technology set-up perspective; a lightweight task compared with setting up a new instance of the product. This is now enabled, in eZ Publish Platform 5.2, by a reinforced multi-repository Storage and Cache system allowing full flexibility in content sharing and reuse across multiple sites, on a single installation architecture.

In a similar vein of cost-efficient response to changing business requirements, we augmented multi-lingual capabilities by raising the bar of 30 supported languages in version 5.1, to 62 in version 5.2, Aconcagua, for one single installation. This allows your technology to support international business as well as international organizations, as content translation and collaboration capabilities are shipped in the stock version.

New Ready-Made Key Components

While managing comments in the previous version 5.1 was achieved via a simple yet solid solution, the story is totally different with eZ Publish Platform 5.2. A brand new commenting system now enables reliance on built-in Facebook or Disqus external User Generated Comments management; alternatively you can integrate your preferred UGC solution, quickly and painlessly (via semantic configuration).

eZ Publish Platform 5.1 placed an advanced set of APIs into the hands of developers: PHP and REST, removing any barriers to the creation of innovative solutions based on content manipulation of all sorts. These APIs are backwards compatible for several years, securing your developments in time (add-ons to eZ Publish Platform, extensions). The big novelty: with 5.2, we ship a Javascript-based client to speed up the creation of your client-side apps (mobile, rich client, web), assisting you on both sides of the multi-channel story: back-end and client-side. On top of this, both the PHP & REST APIs were consolidated, repositioning them as high-standard tools for thorough content manipulation.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Consolidating eZ Publish Platform 5 "New Stack", Symfony first!

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Dual Kernel

As with all 5.x versions, this release relies on a dual kernel architecture. This means that the new eZ Publish 5 architecture, which relies on strong APIs and Symfony Web Framework "Full Stack", coexists in the same software with our Legacy architecture, making eZ Publish Platform 5 unlike any other CMS - powerful, modern, scalable, and fully extensible.

This dual kernel architecture has been designed and developed to facilitate both the upgrade from earlier versions and the adoption of eZ Publish Platform 5 series to existing users of eZ Publish Platform. All development done on eZ Publish Platform 4 versions can easily be transferred, and all knowledge and skills in eZ Publish Platform 4.x can still be leveraged without any gaps.

With 5.2, the coverage of the new kernel (aka New Stack) has been significantly extended and consolidated. This makes it the version where the New Stack should, most often, be the preferred choice when developing new sites.


Full Feature List: What's new in the eZ Publish Platform 5.2?

Fifteen new features and more than 129 bug fixes and improvements to the core platform.

eZ Publish Platform version 5.2 is a significant step forward for the core platform, with numerous improvements and bug fixes, both in the new Symfony-based framework and in the public and REST API. We call it the New Stack. To find out what you can expect, download the feature description brochure here:

Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.2 feature-list Brochure


Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://confluence.ez.no/display/EZP/5.2+Release+Notes


Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.2, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

19 Nov 2013 3:43pm GMT

eZ Publish Platform 5.2: Faster & Stronger For Your Content Business


Check the new 5.3 release, a leap ahead of 5.2: http://ez.no/5.3


Skien, Norway, Nov 19th, 2013

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Aconcagua Release


Dear Marketer: Create, Deliver & Optimize, More Than Ever

A Radically Faster and More Flexible Experience on Your Digital Touch-points

If reducing the page load-time of your online apps by 400% sounds like a good idea, the radically improved caching system in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 will become your best friend (figure of comparison to 4.x series). Unmatched, blazing fast experience for your audience, even in highly personalized navigation contexts, is now standard, out of the box. That is: when a logged-in customer enjoys a tailored online experience with your brand, he no longer drops out after two pages per visit because of a deceptively slow journey, thus allowing for more chances for conversion.

eZ Publish Platform 5.2, aka Aconcagua, has also been crafted to fit snugly in your digital marketing/CRM information system, relying on a solid, highly flexible & extensible framework that makes it a breeze to "connect the dots" of your online experience elements: (big) data sources, analytics and more. The creation of such a unified, seamless experience is also supported by the core Digital Marketing and Customer Experience capabilities: eZ Marketing Automation, Smart Analytics (eZ LiveViewer) and eZ Recommendation Service. Learn more on these CXM capabilities here.

Rapid Incremental Online Presence Deployment

Multiple languages at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Incremental improvements of online equity (as opposed to a launch from scratch) are often hampered by "technology practicalities", slowed-down beyond any reasonable time-to-market. This is what we want to minimize with eZ Publish Platform 5.2 by strengthening the multi-site capabilities and language coverage: one platform for your brands. Deployment of a new touch-point for your brand, or even a new brand, is very quick: the native multi-site support in 5.2 allows a high level of freedom in defining your information/content architecture, with a low technology set-up overhead once the first site is up and running. Starting business in a new region? Up to 62 languages are now covered with eZ Publish Platform 5.2, with integrated content translation capabilities for your in-house or external translation teams. Just go for it; we cover you.

The 5.2 Tips To Engage Your Audience

New Commenting Experience in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Conversational channels (social media, UGC) are prominent spaces of public exchange that foster your online community and unquestionably contribute to your brand equity. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings a totally new commenting experience for users, thanks to tight integration of third-party commenting services (Facebook, Disqus, and more), plugged in at the heart of your invaluable content. The latter, certainly one of the main building blocks of your online strategy, needs to be able to be read, shared, created or updated from any channel (tablets, smartphones, desktop, TVs, apps, third-party applications, etc). This is made possible by a REST interface in 5.2 that lets you rise to the omnichannel/multichannel challenge, with an extensible, built-in content exposure system. Finally, the improved demo Site for the New Stack shipped in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 can be seen as a box with built-in, easily reusable Online Marketing 101 elements: responsive design, landing pages with forms, feedback forms, etc: "Ready-made, simple marketing".


Call me about eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Dear Technologist: Embrace Rapid, More Cost-effective Industrialization of Your Online Applications

Also see technical release notes.

Focus On Operational Efficiency

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - New Demo Site

Cut infrastructure and hosting costs, quickly train your development teams on the technology, streamline development collaboration: the thirst for operational efficiency is never quenched, and we know this. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings nuggets to help you noticeably with this. The Improved Caching System allows for 400% more pages per second than the 4.x series, relying on the Symfony2-based New Stack: this means native cost-killing on hosting infrastructure, and the ability to build much more exciting digital experiences. Similarly, thanks to the native support of Composer, you can take full control over the organization of your projects' development, now tightly integrable with eZ Publish Platform, out of the box. This goes hand in hand with an improved Demo Site for the New Stack, which becomes a showcase of examples and best practices of development on the New Stack: a solid learning base for developers.

5.2: A More Scalable, More Flexible, More Stable Platform

Symfony 2.3 LTS in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Stability and dependability + extensibility and flexibility is not an impossible marriage. We decided to prove this by increasing both in eZ Publish Platform 5.2. The underlying Symfony2 Full Stack has been upgraded to its improved 2.3 Long Term Support version, embedding a high stability application development framework at the heart of your Content Management Framework. On a side note, this opens an even wider opportunity to tap into a large base of talented developers for your projects, from the eZ Publish and Symfony communities.

Multi-repository Storage and Cache System

Rapidly changing business requirements being a standard of the digital industry, the technological choices made must respond quickly to constraints. A scalable platform, with integrated multi-site support at the heart of the system, is a way to ensure that deploying a new site is an incremental project from a technology set-up perspective; a lightweight task compared with setting up a new instance of the product. This is now enabled, in eZ Publish Platform 5.2, by a reinforced multi-repository Storage and Cache system allowing full flexibility in content sharing and reuse across multiple sites, on a single installation architecture.

In a similar vein of cost-efficient response to changing business requirements, we augmented multi-lingual capabilities by raising the bar of 30 supported languages in version 5.1, to 62 in version 5.2, Aconcagua, for one single installation. This allows your technology to support international business as well as international organizations, as content translation and collaboration capabilities are shipped in the stock version.

New Ready-Made Key Components

While managing comments in the previous version 5.1 was achieved via a simple yet solid solution, the story is totally different with eZ Publish Platform 5.2. A brand new commenting system now enables reliance on built-in Facebook or Disqus external User Generated Comments management; alternatively you can integrate your preferred UGC solution, quickly and painlessly (via semantic configuration).

eZ Publish Platform 5.1 placed an advanced set of APIs into the hands of developers: PHP and REST, removing any barriers to the creation of innovative solutions based on content manipulation of all sorts. These APIs are backwards compatible for several years, securing your developments in time (add-ons to eZ Publish Platform, extensions). The big novelty: with 5.2, we ship a Javascript-based client to speed up the creation of your client-side apps (mobile, rich client, web), assisting you on both sides of the multi-channel story: back-end and client-side. On top of this, both the PHP & REST APIs were consolidated, repositioning them as high-standard tools for thorough content manipulation.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Consolidating eZ Publish Platform 5 "New Stack", Symfony first!

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Dual Kernel

As with all 5.x versions, this release relies on a dual kernel architecture. This means that the new eZ Publish 5 architecture, which relies on strong APIs and Symfony Web Framework "Full Stack", coexists in the same software with our Legacy architecture, making eZ Publish Platform 5 unlike any other CMS - powerful, modern, scalable, and fully extensible.

This dual kernel architecture has been designed and developed to facilitate both the upgrade from earlier versions and the adoption of eZ Publish Platform 5 series to existing users of eZ Publish Platform. All development done on eZ Publish Platform 4 versions can easily be transferred, and all knowledge and skills in eZ Publish Platform 4.x can still be leveraged without any gaps.

With 5.2, the coverage of the new kernel (aka New Stack) has been significantly extended and consolidated. This makes it the version where the New Stack should, most often, be the preferred choice when developing new sites.


Full Feature List: What's new in the eZ Publish Platform 5.2?

Fifteen new features and more than 129 bug fixes and improvements to the core platform.

eZ Publish Platform version 5.2 is a significant step forward for the core platform, with numerous improvements and bug fixes, both in the new Symfony-based framework and in the public and REST API. We call it the New Stack. To find out what you can expect, download the feature description brochure here:

Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.2 feature-list Brochure


Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://confluence.ez.no/display/EZP/5.2+Release+Notes


Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.2, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

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19 Nov 2013 3:43pm GMT

09 Nov 2011

feedPlanet Zope.org

Updated MiniPlanet, now with meta-feed

My MiniPlanet Zope product has been working steady and stable for some years, when suddenly a user request came along. Would it be possible to get a feed of all the items in a miniplanet? With this update it became possible. MiniPlanet is an old-styl...

09 Nov 2011 9:41am GMT

07 Nov 2011

feedPlanet Zope.org

Welcome to Betabug Sirius

It has been quite some time that I announced_ that I'd be working as a freelancer. Lots of stuff had to be done in that time, but finally things are ready. I've founded my own little company and set up a small website: Welcome to Betabug Sirius!

07 Nov 2011 9:26am GMT

03 Nov 2011

feedPlanet Zope.org

Assertion helper for zope.testbrowser and unittest

zope.testbrowser is a valuable tool for integration tests. Historically, the Zope community used to write quite a lot of doctests, but we at gocept have found them to be rather clumsy and too often yielding neither good tests nor good documentation. That's why we don't use doctest much anymore, and prefer plain unittest.TestCases instead. However, doctest has one very nice feature, ellipsis matching, that is really helpful for checking HTML output, since you can only make assertions about the parts that interest you. For example, given this kind of page:

>>> print browser.contents
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Simple Page</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>Simple Page</h1>
  </body>
</html>

If all you're interested in is that the <h1> is rendered properly, you can simply say:

>>> print browser.contents
<...<h1>Simple Page</h1>...

We've now ported this functionality to unittest, as assertEllipsis, in gocept.testing. Some examples:

self.assertEllipsis('...bar...', 'foo bar qux')
# -> nothing happens

self.assertEllipsis('foo', 'bar')
# -> AssertionError: Differences (ndiff with -expected +actual):
     - foo
     + bar

self.assertNotEllipsis('foo', 'foo')
# -> AssertionError: "Value unexpectedly matches expression 'foo'."

To use it, inherit from gocept.testing.assertion.Ellipsis in addition to unittest.TestCase.


03 Nov 2011 7:19am GMT

13 Oct 2011

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Building native mobile applications with the eZ Publish REST API

eZ Publish is a Web Content Management System that provides a platform to publish content via any channel. Its powerful presentation engine enables you to create websites and pages that display your content in a variety of renderings. Its powerful API directly and simply integrates your content with any web-enabled application on any device, such as the iPad, iPhone, or an Android device, without ever interfering with, or impacting the platform itself.

At the end of this tutorial, you will have learnt the basics of mobile application development for both iOS and Android platforms, consuming content from eZ Publish. CMS-side adjustments for the mobile channel will be acquired too. This cheatsheet will help you leverage the multichannel capabilities of eZ Publish, and its REST API in future projects, in a more systematic fashion.

13 Oct 2011 2:21pm GMT

16 Aug 2011

feedshare.ez.no > Articles and Tutorials

Image Maps in ezwebin Banners

Beginners guide for learning how to use image maps in the ezwebin extension.

16 Aug 2011 12:40pm GMT

07 Jul 2011

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Building mobile browser and hybrid applications with eZ Publish

eZ Publish is a Web Content Management System that provides a platform to publish content via any channel. Its powerful presentation engine enables you to create websites and pages that display your content in a variety of renderings. Its powerful API directly and simply integrates your content with any web-enabled application on any device, such as the iPad, iPhone, or an Android device, without ever interfering with, or impacting the platform itself.

At the end of this tutorial, you will have learnt the basics of mobile application development for both iOS and Android platforms, consuming content from eZ Publish. CMS-side adjustments for the mobile channel will be acquired too. This cheatsheet will help you leverage the multichannel capabilities of eZ Publish, and its REST API in future projects, in a more systematic fashion.

07 Jul 2011 1:29pm GMT