The ImpressCMS team is proud to present a release candidate (RC) for ImpressCMS 1.3.3.
This release has a major change in password encryption methods and also to some authentication methods. When you upgrade an existing site with 1.3.3, all the current passwords will be expired and users will need to reset their passwords upon their next login.
Recent news stories about major sites having their user database hacked and passwords leaked have left administrators scrambling to patch their sites or find new solutions. ImpressCMS has and always will have security as a primary focus.
ImpressCMS 1.3 introduced a major reshuffling of the core source code, but a large effort has been made to keep compatibility with ImpressCMS 1.2 and its modules. The debug messages will display deprecated messages for any old code still being used and also suggest the proper resolution for them.
Updated versions of old modules have been released to take advantage of the optimizations and restructuring started in 1.3. New modules have also been introduced based solely on ImpressCMS 1.3 to provide alternatives and also fill some previous gaps in functionality.
All this is leading to shiny new version of ImpressCMS - 2.0.
You can find the packages for this release on our Development Packages product page.
This is a Release Candidate of ImpressCMS and is not intended for live sites. It is offered to the community for broader testing and refining the final release.
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