We're really excited to announce the release of Fabrik 1.0.4, this is the cumulation of eight months of epic bug crushing and daring feature additions and updates. We really hope you enjoy using this latest version of Fabrik.

Firstly I would like to thank the entire community for reporting bug issues, and being patient with us whilst we found solutions for you. Also I'd personally like to that all the positive feedback and encouragement that we have received since the beginning of Fabrik in January, this is the manna that we live off!

Secondly I would also like to extend a massive thank you to Hugh Messenger and Andre Lewis who have both over the last couple of months worked tirelessly and professionally in the forums. Additionally Hugh has been an extremely substantial contributor to the code base, so way to go Hugh!

Download Fabrik 1.0.4 here.

Download the Upgrade to Fabrik 1.0.4
Valid for all previous versions of Fabrik. Upgrade instructions are in the zip's read me file.


What's New in 1.0.4

  • The templating system has been moved from patTemplate to use PHP files, this should simplify the process of creating templates and keeps Fabrik's templates in the same format as those used in Joomla 1.5.

  • The Javascript library has been changed to mooTools, again to ensure that Fabrik maintains compatibility with future releases of Joomla

  • We've also added the option to use PHP or HTML templates for formatting the emails that Fabrik sends out on form submission

  • Sub-elements for drop downs, radio buttons etc can now be reordered via drag and drop in the administration

  • Validations now allow you to modify submitted data, for example you can strip HTML out from the data before storing it

  • Validations can now be tested from within the administration.

  • Additional element formatting

    • check boxes, radio buttons – grid layout now available

    • fields

      • store numbers with defined decimal places

      • Guess link type – auto-creates email and url links in the table view

      • image / file uploads

        • lightbox feature automatically added in table view

        • now supports GD image library & Imagemagick

      • user id – this now allows you to choose what user information to store e.g. Username, userid, name, group, date registered.

  • Elements now also have a read only access level, allowing you to show static data inside a form.

  • Large number of bug fixes for table rendering, especially with repeat groups and joins

  • Groups can now be unpublished or published

  • Improved CSV import/export – joined tables now fully compatible

  • Front end CSV export now possible

  • Improved form and table mambot handling

  • Tables - Right and Inner join types now supported

  • Improved RSS feed create, with control over the number of records to show in the feed, which columns contain the feed title and date