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12 July 2012

JCE 2.2.2 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

JCE 2.2.2 has been released. This update includes fixes for a number of issues, and includes a great new feature - Drag & Drop Uploading in the editor window!

Drag & Drop Upload

Uploading and inserting images directly into the editor window using drag & drop is now possible in supported browsers - Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE10.

Example of single and multiple image drag & drop uploading In Firefox

Images are uploaded to the File Directory Path set in the Image Manager parameters. Default image styling - border, margin and alignment - as set in the Image Manager parameters, is also applied to the image when it is inserted.

Only images are supported in this version, and only the via the standard Image Manager. The next update of the Image Manager Extended (coming soon!) will add support for drag & drop uploading and will include image resizing, thumbnailing and watermarking in the process.

Responsive Images

A small change to the Image Manager makes inserting images for responsive websites a little bit easier. By setting the new "Always Include Dimensions" option in the Image Manager parameters to "No", width and height attributes will only be included when inserting images if the image dimensions have been changed. This state is indicated in the Image Manager dialog with a text color change :

image dimensions unchanged

Image dimensions unchanged - will not be included

 image dimensions changed

Image dimensions changed - will be included

Other Changes

Check out the Changelog for a full list of bug fixes and updates.

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.2 from existing JCE 2.x versions can be done using the JCE Updater, or the Joomla! Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5. Alternatively, follow the Installation Instructions for a new install or update.

29 June 2012

JCE 2.2.1.2 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

This update fixes a bug introduced in TinyMCE 3.5.4 where SHIFT + A in Chrome would select all content instead of creating an uppercase A.

Check out the Changelog for a full list of bug fixes and updates.

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.1.2 from existing JCE 2.x versions can be done using the JCE Updater, or the Joomla! Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5. Alternatively, follow the Installation Instructions for a new install or update.

28 June 2012

JCE 2.2.1 Released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

JCE 2.2.1 has been released, adding some improvements to the Link Search feature introduced in JCE 2.2.0, updates to TinyMCE and Codemiror as well as a few bug fixes.

UPDATE : Doh! JCE 2.2.1.1 fixes a small bug in the Link Dialog Anchor List.

Link Search Parameters

Like most other JCE Add-ons, Link Search now has its own set of parameters, allowing you to set whether this feature is available, or which Joomla! Search Plugins should be used for the search. In addition to allowing you to customize the Link Search output, this can also help prevent errors with search plugins that may not be compatible with the Link Search environment.

You can set the Link Search parameters in the Link tab in Editors Profiles -> Plugin Parameters. 

link search_options

Link Search Parameters

Check out the Changelog for the full of bug fixes and updates.

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.1 from existing JCE 2.x versions can be done using the JCE Updater, or the Joomla! Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5. Alternatively, follow the Installation Instructions for a new install or update.

20 June 2012

JCE 2.2.0 Released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

JCE 2.2.0 has been released, adding some great new features and improvements.

Link Search

So you wrote an article last week that you need to link to, but you can't remember what it's called?

It's now even easier to find content you want to link to. The new Search feature in the Link dialog behaves just like Joomla! Search - type in a word or phrase and optionally set a few search options, click the Search button and a list of results is displayed; just click the result title to get the link!

link search1

Search Options

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Highlighted Search Results

Improved Source Code Editor

Prefer hacking HTML to the WYSIWYG view, or just like to tweak the source? The new Source Code Editor features will help make the job of writing and tweaking HTML a little easier, with Search & Replace (with regular expression support), Selection Matching, Code Formatting and Tag Closing.

search replace

Search & Replace

 selection matching

Selection Matching

source themes

Choose from 8 Code Highlight Themes

Better Anchor Links

Anchors can now be set on selections too, and a new simple drop-down dialog makes creating or editing anchors quick and simple.

anchor dialog

New drop-down dialog

anchor selection

 

Anchors on selections

File Type Filtering

Quickly find the image you are looking for with file type filtering. Just type the extension name in the File Browser Search field, eg: .png, to highlight files of that type while hiding all others.

extension filter

New "Blogger" Profile

Have you come to Joomla! from Wordpress, or do you regularly use both platforms, or perhaps you're just looking for a simple Profile to get started with?

The new "Blogger" profile adds a simple toolbar to the editor, similar to the one used in Wordpress. Combined with the new "Toggle Toolbars" plugin, the toolbar can be expanded to show more features.

blogger1

New "Blogger" Profile

blogger2

Click "Toggle Toolbars" to show more options

The "Toggle Toolbars" button can be added to any toolbar row and will hide all toolbar rows below it.

Update : The new "Blogger" Profile will not be installed when updating to JCE 2.2 from a previous version. Download the following XML file and import it into Editor Profiles (see Importing Profiles if you need help)

Blogger Profile XML

Of course this update also includes the usual selection of updates and bug fixes. Check out the Changelog for the full list.

Installation and Updating

JCE 2.2.0 can be updated from existing JCE 2.x versions using the JCE Updater, or the Joomla! Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5. Alternatively, follow the Installation Instructions for a new install or update.

22 May 2012

JCE wins a J!OSCAR

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

Best Free Add-on awarded at J and Beyond 2012

We are thrilled to announce that JCE was awarded the Free Add-on J!OSCAR at this years J and Beyond conference!

Unfortunately we were not able to be present to collect the award, thanks to Brian Teeman for collecting it on our behalf.

The Free Add-on Nominees And the winner is...


Images courtesy of Kristoffer Sandven.

19 May 2012

JCE 2.1.3 released

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JCE 2.1.3 has been released. This update fixes the INVALID PATH error on attempting to edit non-local files or images. In addition the detection of invalid file paths and names has been improved.

Updating to JCE 2.1.3 

Updating to JCE 2.1.3 from a previous JCE 2.0 version can be done using the JCE Updates dialog (available from the JCE Control Panel) or using the Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5. Alternatively update by installing the new version over the old using the Joomla! Installer.

Click here for a complete changelog

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18 May 2012

JCE 2.1.1 released

Posted in Latest News

Update

JCE 2.1.2 has been released to fix an error in the install version check.

JCE 2.1.1 has been released. This update fixes issues with the JCE Updater, Uploading and the File Browser module (Joomla! 1.5) and includes fixes for 2 security issues - upgrading to this version is recommended.

Security Updates

Thanks to Jon Butler at Secunia Research for alerting us to 2 security issues which have been addressed in this release :

  • Improved filtering of input entered into the Search field in the Users list
  • Further Improvements to file name and path checks when performing filesystem operations (delete, rename)

Updating to JCE 2.1.2 

Updating to JCE 2.1.2 from a previous JCE 2.0 version can be done using the JCE Updates dialog (available from the JCE Control Panel) or using the Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5. Alternatively update by installing the new version over the old using the Joomla! Installer.

Click here for a complete changelog

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14 May 2012

JCE 2.1 released

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JCE 2.1 has been released. This update includes numerous fixes, improvements to the Profiles Layout editor, improved HTML5 support and fixes for 3 security issues - upgrading to this version is recommended.

Security Updates

Thanks to Secunia for alerting us to 3 security issues which have been addressed in this release :

  • Improved filtering of input entered into the Search field in the Profiles list
  • Improved file name and path checks when performing filesystem operations (delete, rename)
  • Removed chunking support on uploading and improved checks on uploaded file types.

Profiles Layout Editor

The Editor Profiles Feature page has seen a few improvements, and now includes all relevant layout parameters (width, height, toolbar position etc.) Changes to these parameters will also reflect in the Editor Layout allowing you to see what the Office Blue theme with a Center aligned toolbar for example, will look like before saving.

layout office

HTML5 Improvements

One of the advantages to the TinyMCE 3.5 update is improved support for HTML5. A new Visualblocks button improves on the block element display previously available in the Visual Characters button, adding the new HTML5 block elements - section, article, hgroup, aside, figure as well as dl, dt and dd. All these elements are also included in the Format list (users upgrading from previous version will have to enable these in Editor Parameters)

The Format and Styles lists now also show font and text styles (where available) of the elements in the lists. For example, a Heading1 item in the list will show the correct size, font and colour as styled in the template stylesheet. 

Anchor support in Joomla! Content Links

Following numerous requests, anchors are now included in Joomla! Content links. Articles are checked for anchor links and thses are included below the main article link (see below)

link anchor

JCE File Browser Quick Icon

The JCE File Browser is now available from the Joomla! Control Panel as a Quick Icon Module item in Joomla! 1.5 and a Quick Icon Plugin in Joomla! 2.5

The File Browser will display in a Joomla! modal popup using the Editor Profile (File Directory Path, Permitted File Extensions etc.) assigned to the current user.

Updating to JCE 2.1 

Updating to JCE 2.1 from a previous JCE 2.0 version can be done using the JCE Updates dialog (available from the JCE Control Panel) or using the Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5. Alternatively update by installing the new version over the old using the Joomla! Installer.

Click here for a complete changelog

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15 February 2012

JCE 2.0.21 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

Maintenance update

This release focuses on fixing a few bugs, includes an update to TinyMCE and adds 2 new parameters and support for MS SQL.

MS SQL Support

Joomla! 2.5 added support for MS SQL and this release includes the necessary sql files and a few core changes - specifically to the Link Browser - to support it too. MS SQL support has been tested on Microsoft Webmatrix.

New Parameters

Prohibited Attribute Values

JCE 2.0.16 introduced the Prohibited Elements and Prohibited Attributes parameters to allow for greater control over the editor content. Prohibited Attribute Values is now added to this list of "Security Parameters" and allows for certain attribute values to be removed based on a CSS 2.1 / 3 syntax.

The parameter supports the "is equal to", "starts with" and "ends with" selectors and can target a specific element of all elements in the content.

For example, to prevent base64 encoded urls being used for images, entering img[src^='data:image'] (where an img tag src attribute starts with "data:image") will remove the src value of any matched attributes. Likewise, img[src$='.jpg'] will remove the src value of img tags that have a url ending in .jpg (jpg images).

All tags can be targeted using the * wildcard, eg: *[title="test"] will remove all title attribute values from elements where the title attribute is equal to "test".

Styles List

A Styles List parameter is included in the Editor Parameters tab to set a list of style options for the Styles List in the editor toolbar. The options should be added in the format Name=style (where style is an existing css class used by your template) and separated by a comma. For example, if your template included the css rules :

.redtext {
    color : red;
}

.blutext {
    color : blue;
}

you could add Red Text=redtext,Blue Text=bluetext

In addition to these new parameters, some Editor Parameters now include placeholder text to help better explain possible values.

For a full list of changes and bugs fixed see the Changelog

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20 January 2012

JCE 2.0.20 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

Maintenance update

This is a maintenance update to fix a few bugs and improve Joomla! 2.5 compatability.

Due to a change in the way the editor is now loaded, this release should resolve issues with Virtuemart 1.1.9 and any extension that loaded the editor in a tab - redShop, JEvents, etc.

For a full list of changes and bugs fixed see the Changelog

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05 January 2012

Popup add-ons for RocketTheme RokBox and Yootheme WidgetKit released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

New add-ons for creating popups available

Subscribers can now take advantage of two new add-ons for JCE that will make creating popups for RocketTheme's RokBox and Yootheme's WidgetKit extensions a lot easier.

Once the add-on is installed, a new option will appear in the Popup Type list in the Popups tab of the Link, Image Manager Extended and Media Manager dialogs. Selecting this option will enable the popup and allow the popup's parameters to be set - users of JCE MediaBox may already be familiar with this process.

widgetkit lightbox

Each add-on has a full set of parameters that can be set - a task that would have previously required diving into the html source code or fiddling around with the original extensions syntax.

In addition, the WidgetKit Lightbox add-on can have default values set for most parameters. 

Remember, you will need to have RocketTheme RokBox or Yoothemes WidgetKit installed to use these add-ons!

Both add-ons are available in the Plugins section of the Downloads area.

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22 December 2011

Subscriptions Sale!

Posted in Latest News

In the spirit of this festive season we are offering a 25% discount on all new and renewal subscriptions.

Type in the code HOHOHO in the Coupon field at the 2Checkout.com checkout to claim the discount - see the image below.

2co coupon

20 December 2011

Subscriber Only Support Forums

Posted in Latest News

Posting in support forums now for subscribers only

The JCE Support Forums have recently come under increasingly frequent attacks by spammers who have flooded the public forums with the usual nonsensical junk that is supposed to (in some bizarre alternate universe) convince people to click on the posted links and buy the advertised products.

Despite repeated attempts to prevent this, including implementing a Captcha challenge on new posts, blocking a range of IP Addresses used by some of the spammers and implementing Project Honeypotthe spammers seem to have found a way around these defences to continue their pointless and annoying pursuit.

In an effort to end these attacks and to provide a better support service to Subscribers, the support forums are now limited to read-only access for non-subscribers - a valid subscription will be required to post new and reply to existing topics.

06 December 2011

JCE MediaBox 1.1.2 released

Posted in Latest News

Maintenance release

This release adds support for flv files, either detected from the link URL eg: <a href="/movie.flv" class="jcepopup" or from the addition of a type attribute (in the case of off-site URLs) eg: type="video/x-flv"

I addition, percentages are now supported for popup dimensions, eg: rel="width[50%];height[300]".

A full changelog is available here

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06 December 2011

Image Manager Extended 2.0.8 released

Posted in Latest News

Image MAnager Extended updated

The Image Manager Extended has been updated to version 2.0.8

This update adds a new method for creating thumbnails on upload, utilizing the canvas feature of modern browsers, as used by the Image Editor and Thumbnail Editor. This may add a slight increase in upload time per file but should improve the stability of thumbnail creation, especially on servers with low PHP memory settings. A modern browser, ie: Firefox 8, Chrome 15, IE9, Safari 5, Opera 11.5 is required. Older browsers without canvas support will continue to use server-side methods to creating the thumbnails.

A full changelog is available

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