Anahita 4.2.3 Birth release update is available

A number of issues are fixed in this release:

  1. starting using SwiftMail and Anahita’s Mailer class instead of legacy joomla mailer
  2. improved the code that sends out notification mails
  3. updated email regex according to the latest w3c specs
  4. added tags url attributes for people, actors, and masonry photos so they can be filtered by hashtag, mention, or location
  5. updated robots.txt file
  6. fixed add/remove location locatable target url bug

Use the following command in the root of your Anahita installation to get the updates:

composer update

Anahita 1.5.11 Birth Release Update Available for Download

You can receive this updates either from the Anahita Bazaar in the administration back-end of your Anahita installation, or by downloading and installing the Anahita update and application packages one by one.

DO MAKE SURE to make both file and database backups before applying the updates to your Anahita installation.

This minor update provides a number of bug fixes in the core libraries as well as a number of user interface and usability improvements. To name a few:

We have added a Visual and HTML editor API which is reusable in Anahita Apps. This editor is custom developed for the social networking posts and only provides the type of tags that are most commonly used in comments, topics, pages, and etc. within the body of the user generated content.

Anahita Visual Editor
Anahita Visual Editor
Anahita HTML Editor
Anahita HTML Editor

Currently Anahita ™ Discussions and Pages apps are using the editor which makes it a lot easier for all types of users to add bold, italic, block quote, and other types of stylings in their posts.

Anahita Comments
More minimalist and user friendly comments

We have also changed the way comments are displayed so they take up less height. Before users had to go to the action list on top of the comment list and click on the “Comment” action before they could comment. Now they can go to the bottom of the comment list and click on the highlighted “Add a comment” area for the commenting box to appear.

New Photos and Album Stories
New Photos and Album Stories

When you upload new photos or create a new album, this is how the new stories are displayed. Of course the story items can be commented on.

What else should be updated?

We recommend that after you update the Anahita Social Networking Engine, you also update Anahita Shiraz template and the apps: Groups, Discussions, Photos, and Todos.

If you are using a template other than shiraz or a custom social app that you have developed yourself, you’ll probably have to update them too.

Change Logs

The following are the change logs.


* -> Security Fix
# -> Bug Fix
$ -> Language fix or change
+ -> Addition
^ -> Change
– -> Removed
! -> Note

Anahita Social Networking Engine

===Version 1.5.11===
+ Added a ptag filter for text-based HTML editor
^ the @content( method used to prepare node description fields is now wrapping text blocks in p tags
+ ul and ol tags inside the story body now have left padding
# large images within comments now have max-width styling
+ Added html/quick tag editor
+ Added overtext to add comment
# Fix playing flash video in IE
# An actor list view always show regardless of the profile privacy. This allows for the socialgraph actions to render even if an actor profile is not visable
# Privacy Form display an activity indicator when submting in ajax post
+ Added comment prompt for when a user can't comment either because they're guest/not following or the comment is closed
- checking for the banners folder was removed from the systeminfo in the back-end
+ profile actor info fields now recognize endline in the sentences
+ profile actor info fields textarea now have a height of 100px
^ Person date of birth no longer has endlines before and after it
^ instances of "My" are changed to "Viewer's" in the menu item entry points to the com_socialengine
^ search now happens in the nobe body as well as the name or title
^ css class .an-se-medium-description in socialengine.css now has word-wrap: break-word

Anahita Groups

===Version 1.3.2===
# pagination link was constructed wrong. It is fixed now

Anahita Discussions

===Version 1.2.3===
^ all description fields are now using @content
- white-space: pre-wrap; has been removed from the discussions.css for styling the description fields
^ topic form is now 380px height
- RSS link from the board view has been removed
^ if no boards are created, no boards selector shows on the topic form
^ comment story item now includes the name of the owner as well

Anahita Photos

===Version 1.4.2===
^ all description fields are using @content( to render
^ on photo read view the names of author and editor are now shown in the additional info area
^ images within the story feed are now larger
^ new album story is now showing the medium size cover and up to 5 image square thumbnails in the album
+ in upload.js timeLimit has been increased to 60 and the fileListMax is limited to 10
^ profile gadget translation has changed. Instead of "Photo Stream" it says "Photos"
+ Added a photo uploader HTML fallback
# Fixed the photo count after a photo delete

Anahita Todos

===Version 1.2===
^ all description fields are now using @content(
- an-se-text-body class tag has been removed for all the description fields
^ milestones are sorted by endDate DESC
+ added blank component module to the todo-item default view
# closing and openning todo-items without parents was causing an error.

Anahita™ Birth release available for download

The new release of Anahita™ social networking engine Birth release is available for download and yes from now on you can download Anahita™ for free. The release contains a number of improvements and bug fixes.

Upgrading from an older release of Anahita™

Make a back up of your Anahita files and database

Download the Anahita™ update package and save it on your desktop. Then go to the administration back-end of your Anahita installation. Under Extend > Install/Uninstall select and upload the update package. You will see a prompt that tells you the upgrade has been successful.

If you are using the Anahita™ Shiraz template you should know that the Anahita Update package does not include template update. So download the latest Anahita Shiraz template, then in the administration back-end go to the Extend > Install/Uninstall and select and upload the latest shiraz package.

Anahita™ Changelog

The following is the change log for the latest release of Anahita.

# Fix the closing of avatar modal in FireFox 5
+ Added @plugin alias to the template
# Fixed the story privacy issue
# Temporary story privacy fix that allowed viewing stories from a leader whose profile is not visible to the followers
# Added scoial plugin in the actor's profile
+ custom prompt messages have been added for the subscribe and unsubscribe actions
# Commment not ediable by the medium owner
# the humanized relative date string for diff < 1 - references to the Joomla! translation resources have been removed from the last page of the installation workflow. ^ Anahita log has been updated in the installation workflow ^ New branding has been applied to the com_socialengine admin side

Anahita™ Shiraz Changelog

The following is the change log for the latest release of Anahita™ Shiraz template

===Version 1.4===
^ all logos now updated according to the new branding: Social Networking Engine
^ template description has been updated

Need Support?

If you had support related questions please sign up for the Anahita™ Premium Tribe plan. Premium tribe members also get download access to all the Anahita™ social apps and help resources.

New Update packages for the Anahita and Birth Release Apps

We have new update packages available for the Anahita ™ social networking engine and Anahita ™ Groups, Discussions, and Photos birth releases that provide a number of improvements and critical bug fixes. We do recommend that you update the Anahita ™ before upgrading any of the social applications.

Important Note: do make a back up of your entire installation and database before applying the upgrade packages.

Updating Anahita ™

  • Download the latest update package of Anahita ™ from here
  • In your installation of Anahita ™ go to administrator backend: Extend > Install/Uninstall
  • Select and package zip file and upload

Updating Anahita ™ Social Apps

To upgrade any of the Anahita ™ Groups, Discussions, or Photos applications do as following:

  • Download the latest update package of Anahita ™ Groups, Discussions, or Photos applications. Please note that the same package can be used for first time install or upgrading from an older install.
  • In your installation of Anahita ™ go to the administrator backend: Extend > Install/Uninstall
  • Select and package zip file and upload

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