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01 November 2012

JCE 2.3.0 Beta released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

Support for Joomla! 3.0 added

JCE 2.3 marks the beginning of support for Joomla! 3.

JCE now supports Joomla! 1.5, 2.5 and 3.0, and will continue to do so up until the release of JCE 3.0 when support for Joomla! 1.5 will be dropped.

Whats new?

Administration changes

The JCE Administration has been refined a little bit, mostly to make it easier to support 3 Joomla! versions - eg:  system modal dialogs are now used instead of custom dialogs, custom table styles removed - but a few small changes, such as replacing Yes/No select lists with radio lists make setting some parameters easier (especially when using fingers on a tablet!)

Assign Profiles to Devices

A new "Device" option has been added to the Profiles Setup tab which allows you to specify the device - Desktop, Tablet, Phone - the profile is to be used on.

"Mobile" Toolbar Theme

An experimental "Mobile" Toolbar Theme has been added with bigger buttons. Of course this theme can be used on any device. This theme will be improved and refined as more tests are done on mobile devices.

In addition a sample "Mobile" profile has been included as an example of how one could use the Device assignment and Mobile toolbar theme.

Please note : JCE 2.3.0 is currently in beta and should therefore be used with caution.

Installation and Updating

Follow the Installation Instructions for a new install or update.

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17 October 2012

File Manager 2.1 released

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Support for popups, Google Docs Viewer and drag&drop upload

This release adds support for Popups, the option to create file links for Google™ Docs Viewer and support for drag&drop upload in the editor window.

Popups

A popups tab has been added to the dialog so popups can be created directly from the File Manager. Currently only JCE MediaBox is supported. 

Google™ Docs Viewer

Links for Google™ Docs Viewer can now be created, with the option to create a file link, or embed the document as an iframe.

filemanager googledocs

Drag & Drop Upload

Drag & Drop upload was introduced in JCE 2.2.2 but required support fro each individual plugin. The File Manager now supports drag&drop uplaod for its supported file types, automatically creating links on upload completion, including any layout (icon, date, size) or Google™ Docs Viewer options as set in the File Manager parameters.

Installation and Updating

The File Manager can be updated using the JCE Updates dialog (a valid subscription is required) or downloaded installed using the JCE Installer.

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11 October 2012

JCE 2.2.8 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

This update fixes a few bugs and introduces a few new features in the JCE Administration. In addition the "Paste" plugin has been renamed to "Clipboard" as it now includes some control over the "Cut" and "Copy" buttons too.

In an effort to provide support for other databases in Joomla! 2.5 and later, all queries used by the editor have been converted to use the JDatabaseQuery method introduced in Joomla! 2.5.

UPDATE : JCE 2.2.8.1 fixes an error when opening the Paste or Paste as Plain Text dialog and an SQL error in the JCE Installer in Joomla! 1.5

UPDATE : JCE 2.2.8.2 fixes a SQL error when ordering the Profiles and Users lists.

UPDATE : JCE 2.2.8.3 fixes an SQL error when upgrading the Profiles table to add a new column, some translation issues and a bug where the Border option would always be checked in the Image Manager etc. 

UPDATE : JCE 2.2.8.4 has been released to deal with a few bugs not fixed in the previous updates.

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

Administration changes

There are four notable changes in the JCE Administration in this version : 

Option to set plugin buttons

Some plugins like Clipboard, Tables and XHTMLXtras include multiple buttons. It is now possible to select which buttons are displayed in the editor toolbar for each plugin.

buttons select

Add-ons enabled by checkbox 

Add-ons for each plugin such as JCE MediaBox popups, Joomla! Links etc. were previously enabled/disabled by selecting an option from a select list. This has now been replaced with a checkbox. A slight change to the layout of these add-ons also makes it easier to distinguish the parameters of each layout.

extension enable

Option to set a default popup

You can now set a default popup option for the Link dialog, Image Manager Extended etc.

extension default

Additional default parameters for some plugins

The Link and Image Manager plugins now include options to set default values for all form elements in the dialog.

plugin defaults

Onwards to JCE 2.3

Work continues on JCE 2.3, which will be compatible with Joomla! 1.5, 2.5 and 3.0. We hope to have this release available some time around the end of October. 

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.8 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.

11 September 2012

JCE 2.2.7 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

This update fixes a few bugs from JCE 2.2.6, includes some Administration changes, fixes in language handling as well as reducing the number of language files to translate.

UPDATE : JCE 2.2.7.2 fixes an error when saving after inserting WMV or MOV files and a bug that prevented individual plugin parameters (eg: File Directory Path) being applied.

UPDATE : JCE 2.2.7.1 fixes an error when using JCE with extensions that do not load JModel (Widgetkit etc.)

Administration changes

There are two notable changes in the JCE Administration in the this version : 

Button Legend removed

The "Button Legend" has been removed from the Profiles "Features & Layout" tab. Each button in the Editor Layout now includes a tooltip containing the button description.

layout legend

Users list changed

The "Users" list in the Profiles "Setup" tab has been changed to make it easier to remove individual users. Each user "item" in the list contains a delete icon to remove it if required.

setup users

Language Changes

A number of javascript language files have been removed from the package. This is a step towards reducing the complexity in translating JCE, and as all languages will be loaded using the INI format used by Joomla! in JCE 2.3 helps prepare for this change.

In addition to this, some changes have been made to fix issues with missing language files - the editor will default to English if some core language files are missing, and for each plugin that has a missing language file.

Onwards to JCE 2.3

Work continues on JCE 2.3, which will be compatible with Joomla! 1.5, 2.5 and 3.0 (Although this version may not be available when Joomla! 3.0 Stable is released, we hope to have it out as soon after that as possible).

All Add-ons (Plugins, Extensions and Languages) in JCE 2.3 will be installed using the Joomla! Installer in JCE 2.3. The JCE Installer will be removed. This is intended to simplify the administration of the editor and make creating language packs and add-ons for JCE easier.

 

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

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.7 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.

19 August 2012

JCE 2.2.6 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

OK....JCE 2.2.5 was a bit of a disaster, or to be a little less harsh, a mis-step. Perhaps the "force" was not with me this last week. Despite numerous updates over the last 2 days, new bugs kept appearing. I blame you, dear user, for being so good at finding and reporting them. Thanks for that.

So, in an effort to close the chapter on JCE 2.2.5, and get away from those 4 digit version numbers, I give you JCE 2.2.6!

Please, be gentle...

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

 

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.6 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.

17 August 2012

JCE 2.2.5 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

JCE 2.2.5 has been released. This release includes updates to TinyMCE and JQuery, as well as a few bug fixes.

UPDATE 2 : JCE 2.2.5.2 has been released to fix a bug caused by a missing widget in the JQuery UI library. I also snuck in a fix for the JCE Installer Upload button positioning in RTL documents.

UPDATE : JCE 2.2.5.1 has been released to fix an error in the installer which prevented the editor from being updated using the JCE Updater.

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

New Technical Requirements

The technical requirements for JCE have been changed and now are the same as those for Joomla! 2.5, regardless of the Joomla! version you install JCE on. A check is done on installation to make sure your server meets these requirements. In a nutshell, the changes include :

  • PHP 5.2.4 or later is required (as in Joomla! 2.5)
  • The PHP SimpleXML library is required (as in Joomla! 2.5)
  • The PHP JSON extension is required (as in Joomla! 2.5)

Enter Key behaviour

The "Enter Key creates a..." configuration parameter has been replaced with a "Container Element & Enter Key" parameter. This is essentially the same thing, but thanks to a small change in the TinyMCE core, it is once again possible to to set the container element and newline behaviour.

enter key

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.5 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.

16 July 2012

JCE 2.2.4 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

This update fixes some errors in the Link Browser in Joomla! 2.5 and adds a few missing language strings.

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

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.4 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.

13 July 2012

JCE 2.2.3 released

Written by Ryan, Posted in Latest News

This update includes fixes a few issues with the new drag & drop upload, disabling file drag & drop if no supported plugins (Image Manager) are loaded, while still allowing text selections to be dragged into the editor window.

In addition to this, Link Browser Content and WebLinks issues in Joomla! 1.6 have been fixed.

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

Installation and Updating

Updating to JCE 2.2.3 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.

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

link search2

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

Posted in Latest News

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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