Composr development update - December 2016

Composr development update - December 2016

30th December 2016, 11:29 am

Composr development update - December 2016

Thanks for all your hard work on the great project!
I am testing 3 products back to back, each for a slightly different purpose. Each is in RC releases. Two of them are from large companies and are commercial products costing alot of money.

It strikes me as odd, the one package i am testing, and is free, is by far the most stable and well written. The other two have been in development longer and have less features (comparatively), they are driven by a release date and not by a milestone date.

Chris i have NO IDEA how you and your team are managing to do this project, having also tried just about every other single cms on the market, this is by far the best coded. Sure some have different features, but Composr says what it is and what it isnt, most of the others try to be all things to all people. They do this by adding code upon code and then having every tom dick or harry make a plugin.

You end up with a mess! a mess normally full of holes! An example is wordpress, back in the day this was a great blog platform, recently they have followed the crowd. It is now bloated and riddled with security flaws.

I dont know if your aware of this Chris but softaculous dosnt offer composr on many shared hosting accounts. I am unsure of the process but i think it would make a difference to getting the word out.

I use namecheap amongst others, and there one click installs dont have composr. The more people who try it, the more will use it.
It is truly a remarkable project.

lg11 said

I dont know if your aware of this Chris but softaculous dosnt offer composr on many shared hosting accounts. I am unsure of the process but i think it would make a difference to getting the word out.

I use namecheap amongst others, and there one click installs dont have composr. The more people who try it, the more will use it.
It is truly a remarkable project.

Composr won't show up in those "one-click" installers until Composr moves out of RC.
I would like to try out v11 though I suppose it's far from stable. Where could I get it from ? 
Hi,

The v11 branch is currently extremely unstable while Content Security Policy, I'm not sure if it currently installs. It's the v11 branch on our github.

What you may want to try instead is the feature__hybrid_responsive branch, which has the responsive design stuff for v11 and not much else, that should be very stable.

You can set up git and do a clone from github, or you can download a whole branch. It essentially works as a manual installer, but with all the non-bundled addons pre-installed.
Right so more learning, ok later when the kids are in bed and out of my hair, i will find out how to use GIT (I am an old git) and do a clone thingy and install of the Hybrid.

If you want the unstable line tested, once i work out how to use GIT i can install on another server, i can sort any security issue with pass wording the directory.

I havnt used Git Hub before so that will be new, if i succeed i will do a clean install but with better screen shots for us noobs.

I am going to buy a decent screen shot program, and upload so complete noob guides, most the docs look good. But i think having a few done for the real early beginner would be a benefit. I understand the docs better now, but there is that initial time lag if your starting your first site.

I think this is something the community could address, rather than you and your team. Would leave you to concentrate on the important things.

And as i am finding out, there is normally 6 ways to skin a cat in Composr :D, i love that.
If you want to post any mini tutorials as separate topics, I can then link them into the main tutorial index directly for people. Just prefix the topic title with "Tutorial:" as a hint.
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