( 1-1-2021 - ... )
(01-02-2021) Theme Import/Export Tool - This tool will let users export themes that they have designed and want to share with other users. It will also import other users' themes.
(01-16-2021) Languages - I started the language install today. I think this is going to take a long time to finish. So far I am working on English and Spanish.
(01-17-2021) Install Process - I tested the installer today and everything went really well. There were a couple of minor glitches but nothing serious.
(01-19-2021) Install Process - I spent today going through the install. I had to change a couple of things but overall everything went fine. I spent a lot of time designing the install and am glad everything went as planned.
(01-24-2021) PHP 8 - I finished doing the edits to get Spectra compliant with PHP 8 today. It is uploaded here and running on PHP8.
(01-24-2021) Alpha Testing - I have alpha testers telling me that I should post a beta version for download. But I think it is too early so I am going to ignore those calls. Hopefully, by the year's end (2021) I can feel comfortable with releasing the first beta edition.
(1-25-2021) Megamenu - Finally quit putting it off and built the megamenu. I'm using it for external links here but, it can be used for all types of content as well as links. It is a single menu item that, if turned on, is displayed in the menu bar and has 4 columns inside but the user can decide how many of those 4 they want to use.
(1-27-2021) elFinder - About two weeks ago I switched from CKFinder to elFinder to use as the media library. CKFinder required a registration code to use it and elFinder does not. I like using elFinder and I think it is better than CKFinder in a lot of ways.
(1-30-2021) Pages Auto Menu - Added the ability to choose which menu you want to add the page to when it's created. You don't have to go to the menu system to add it - it can be done in the page builder.
(2-16-2021) Languages - Still working on the language files.
(2-17-2021) Menu System - I noticed today that the top-level menu isn't showing properly on this site when viewed using a mobile phone. This is the only site out of 4 others that is having this problem. The menu is hiding behind the page's content. I may add a sidebar menu as an option if I can't find the cause of this.
(2-28-2021) Megamenu System - I decided to replace the top-level menu with a full mega menu. This will solve the problems I was having with the previous menu system.
(3-6-2021) Downloads Module - Finally got the downloads module working right. I really hadn't spent much time working on it but today I sat down and finished the things I had been wanting it to do. Users will be able to add new downloads in the dashboard and they will automatically show on the downloads page. There is a log where the downloads are recorded.
(3-29-2021) Alpha Testing - The alpha testing of Spectra CMS has ended. In a couple of months, I plan to open a Closed Beta. Go HERE to learn more.
(4-27-2021) Busy Busy - I have been busy correcting the problems found during the alpha test but I feel confident that I have corrected them all. The closed beta will start on 1 May 2021. If you are interested go here to sign up. The emphasis will be on security.
(4-27-2021) Private Messaging and Adding Articles - I have decided to add Private Messaging and the ability for members to submit articles in the user account home pages. More to come on this.
(5-12-2021) Member Submitted Articles - I am actively working on the issue of allowing members to submit articles from the members account panel. I am almost finished then I will test it. Once it's ready I will install it here on Coders Junction.