Pulse Pro 2.3
The latest version of Pulse adds some great new features and improves upon some existing ones. Here's a rundown of what's new.
Drag and Drop Re-Ordering
One of the most exciting new features is drag and drop image re-ordering for gallery images. While recent updates brought the ability to sort images, it was a somewhat tedious process as you needed to click into each image and assign a number to it. Now you just click and drag the images around to whatever order you like. To truly appreciate the new feature you have to try it for yourself, it's completely fluid and somewhat addicting. Head over the demo site and give it a try.
Previously, the gallery thumbnails were just the full images resized using CSS. Now, there are dedicated thumbnails saved for each image. This will greatly improve the speed of the gallery since you are downloading tiny 10k images instead of multiple 100k + images. The images are also cropped to square with no distortion.
A bug with IE 9 was recently discovered and patched.
Misc Gallery Updates
You can now upload PNG and GIF files instead of only JPG images. Also, the size limit is now 5mb instead of 2mb.
A brand new feature in Pulse is access logs. This is used to monitor all login activity should you need to. For example, if you are suspicious your Pulse admin is compromised, you can view the logs to see the IP's and times of all logins. The logging is not visible from the admin, so there is no way to tamper with it unless you have ftp access.
The frontend template has been updated with some minor visual and layout changes. Redactor has been updated to v 8.2.3. I was hoping to get 9.0 (a major upgrade coming soon) into this release but the guys at Redactor are still finishing that up. I have used the beta and it's a huge improvement. The generated code is much better and font controls are now included (Font face and size).
Two small bugs were fixed, one in the backup and another layout bug in the blog when comments are disabled.
The usual upgrade process is to be used (http://pulsecms.com/support.php) with one exception. After you have put all the new files in place, run update.php. This will create some new folders in the data folder that are required.
If you are upgrading from version 2.0 and higher, you can just replace the entire "includes" and "plugins" folders, then run the update.php file inside the pulsepro folder.
To get 2.3, go here: http://pulsecms.com/getpro/