I think we're all about ready for another upgrade, so here's Hotaru 1.4.
If you're new here and wondering what exactly Hotaru CMS is, think of it as "Wordpress without blogging". If Wordpress didn't do blogging by itself, you'd need plugins to do it for you. And if you had to make plugins, you wouldn't be limited to just blogging. You could make plugins for any kind of site, whether a blog, a social network, an online shop, etc. That's Hotaru CMS, a framework for making websites customized to your needs. For examples, check out the demos.
Hotaru v.1.4 contains numerous bug fixes and new features since version 1.3.
Usually, I fill this spot with a list of changes since the previous version. I'm afraid I've been a bit slack tracking those updates this time, and can't really put my finger on any big features that make 1.4 that different to 1.3. That's not to say this isn't an important update, because it is! As well as loads of core code changes for the upcoming multi-site feature, 1.4 contains changes that allow plugins and themes to do some major things. So I urge everyone to upgrade to 1.4 before uploading any more extensions.
I'll be watching the forums and offering help wherever I can, but to make my job easier, please read this (again) before posting.
Important theme changes
You only need to know this if you are a theme designer or have a customized navigation.php template.
I decided to redo the navigation "active" tabs, moving id='navigation_active' from the A tag to the LI tag, so...
<li><a <?php echo $status; ?> href="#">Blah blah</a></li>
You can compare your code with the navigation.php file in the new default theme.
<li <?php echo $status; ?>><a href="#">Blah blah</a></li>
As with every release, core plugins have been updated to work with it. First, grab the latest plugin pack, and then check the Plugin Downloads forum for additional plugin upgrades you may need. If a plugin looks like it's out-of-date, leave a note on that plugin's forum thread.
I'm afraid the automatic plugin update feature has been temporarily pulled from Hotaru 1.4 until we can sort out our plugin repository. Hopefully we'll have it back up and running soon.
Please hassle your theme designers for updates in the Theme Downloads forum.
Outstanding issues are listed on Assembla here:
Thank you to everyone who has reported bugs. Please continue to do so in the How-To and Troubleshooting forum.