Free getting started tutorial and 'Creating podcasts with Fabrik'

Hugh Messenger has been a busy in training for the USA's London Olympic's "DA MAN" team ;) This week he has released a free, introductory Fabrik video tutorial. He has also been tweaking Fabrik 1.0.6's RSS feed creation code to allow for the embedding of mp3's as podcasts. Read more about how to create podcasts with Fabrik


Fabrik 1.0.6 released

Its been several months since the last release in the 1.0.x series, and while a lot of work has been going into Fabrik 2.0 we haven't been idle with Fabrik 1.0.x either!. So with that in mind I'm pleased to announce the release of Fabrik 1.0.6. This is primarily a bug fix release, however some nice new additions have also been added:


We've replaced the old config.php file with its own section in the administration panel. This means that you're settings will be maintained when you update your code.


You can now use Wordpress's Askimet to check your form submissions for spam. We've simplified the process of making search forms; allowing you to create a form which filters the table defined in that form's jump page.


An alternative to the Slimbox has been added called Highslide. We have substantially improved the date picker's date handling and formatting, and added the option for users to select the time as well as the date.


A 'NOT IN', pre-filter conditions has been added. Filter's can now be cleared with the 'clear filter button'. Additionally search form filters are now show in the filter table. Download Fabrik 1.0.6 here. For subscribers the new documentation is also available.


Joomla Day South Africa - Fabrik presentation

Here are the slides for the Fabrik presentation I made last weekend for Joomla Day South Africa. Underneath should also be a copy of the talk I gave as well.


Joomla Day South Africa

I will be doing a one hour presentation at Joomla Day South Africa this Saturday. Also speaking are Ryan Demmer of JCE fame, who will be discussing 'Commercial Extensions, a business model' and Brendon Hatcher who will be doing two talks on incremental templating and security issues. I'll be covering the basics of how Fabrik works, along with a preview of some of the new features upcoming in Fabrik 2.0. Unfortunately, for me, I'll be doing the presentation via Skype so will miss out on visiting Cape Town - perhaps next year I can go in person!


Website FAQ section

If you have a question about the Fabrik site itself, be that how to upgrade your account, or cancel a subscription, I would like to remind you that the site does have a FAQ section that contains a series of answers to some of the most common responses we tend to give people about the site. I've just added a new FAQ today entitled "Why don't you answer my support questions by PM/Email?"


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