Update: An updated website! There are a few more things to do. I will have more to say about this soon. Now, your eyeballs can rest. ;)
Perhaps you noticed I launched an informal fundraiser on Sunday - today I pulled it down. There were three donations - thank you very much, you know who you are.
While I have delayed doing that for two years, the original plan was to do this in March - the pandemic took precedent. I think the world needs to heal more - I should have waited. But, I was at my end two years ago with the lack of support.
This is just a quick update about that just in case you were wondering where it went. Donations (or being hired for real projects) is still much appreciated. A donations link is in the previous post. Donations support me doing this work and paying Indexhibit bills.
I have no idea what to do about the lack of community in the project and I'm very lonely doing this project. It's always been like this since day one. For years I was paying people to be around the forum to help you. Part of the success of this kind of project is that people don't need myself or Indexhibit (after installation). But, I don't even know how to contact people if there is a security issue, for instance. I get alot of email from people who have been using it for more than 10 years asking me to fix their site - that's fine, but I'm not doing that for free (I need to earn a living too). Free does not mean free everything - be fair, I've done alot of work here.
A fundraiser will be the only way - but I know that the majority of users won't even know it's happening. If you have suggestions I'm all ears...
Believe it or not, this is still plenty of work. I have been working on a new version and things are about to ramp up soon. Version two sites will work perfectly well with the new version. I am not posting a release date at this time - there is still much to do.
I'm sorry I am not very active in the forum but most questions have been answered - it may take some creative searching in the forum but the answers are there. I do not have time to both do everything else for Indexhibit and support.
If you would like to donate to Indexhibit it will be much appreciated.
Donation link to Paypal
We believe that GDPR is a great step forward on the net. Long overdue and let's hope it puts those awful social media companies in their place. We are not their product!
We aren't big fans of legal jargon either, so I'll recap what it says.
- we do store very basic information about you on our servers
-- forum nickname
-- email address
-- encrypted password
-- preferences for the site
-- purchase information (if you purchased before 2015)
-- your posts to our forum
-- last login date
-- if you wish to receive newsletters (we've sent only three in 12 years now)
- we DO NOT sell or share your information with any third parties
- we respect your privacy and you have the following rights
-- right to refuse signing up to our site (but services will not work)
-- right to edit your information
-- right to obtain a record of your stored information
-- right to delete your account and all information
I would like to reiterate, because it seems alot of people have forgotten this fact, Indexhibit.org does not control your website. When you install Indexhibit you are independent from our servers. The images and text, etc., that you put on your website are your own property. Your website is your responsibility.
Now, regarding your website, there are three things you should know regarding your Indexhibit installation (assuming you are using the most current version):
1 - your site does not create any cookies for visitors.
2 - your site does track non-personally identifying IP addresses for making statistics (if you have them enabled). Note: if you are using Google Analytics they are using cookies on your behalf.
3 - your site does create login cookies for you to access the studio.
I'm happy to answer questions and try make things more clear - send me a note at: support [at] indexhibit [dot] org
A serious security vulnerability was discovered (and already patched) and everybody is advised to update to version 2.1.5 as soon as possible. The vulnerability allows hackers the ability to insert things into your database (yes, very serious).
You can utilize this website to see if you have been hacked: isithacked.com.
You can download Indexhibit by logging into your account and going to your profile page here. Or, you can access the most up-to-date code at our Github.
Indexhibit is a free project and does not cost anything to use, update, download, etc.
We have provided information about upgrading in the Tutorials section at our site. If you are unable to upgrade you might simply consider re-installing your site. I will be available a bit more than usual in the forum in the coming weeks to try to answer questions.
If you have built Indexhibit sites for clients or have friends who you have installed - these people might not be in our database - please contact them and let them know.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience this may cause for you, but it is imperative that you update or re-install your site.
Kind regards and happy 2018!
PS: I am looking for a volunteer security research person to help look into the matter further - send me an email please.
I just pushed out the code for Indexhibit v2.1.5. Let's just get right to it - what's inside?
- fixed index links not loading *
- fixed pseudo links in style.css
- fixed a small bug with upgrade utility
- fixed password retrieval and transmit functions
- general adjustments related to collect module
- removed backward compatibility in all classes
- enabled tagging for exhibits
- enabled subsections (turn on via /ndxzsite/config/options.php)
* iframes no longer reliably work with https because of cross-site scripting rules. If you are trying to link to an https besides your own site you may need to rethink the link.
This is really a completely different news entry, so I'll just say that it was conceptually a way to take Indexhibit from being a purely (theoretically speaking) vertical system to one that could also be horizontal facing at the same time. Unfortunately, it was so much work at the time.
The first collect module is a simple Journal/Log system. It's still experimental so I'm releasing it from my own website. You can get the full details here.
It's 2018 and we're still here!
Things, albeit slow per the obvious, are alive and well here at Indexhibit HQ (which isn't a real location just an idea in your mind). I just wanted to wish you a great 2018 from myself and Eatock and let you know that some minor updates will be forthcoming within the next couple of weeks. I will post more about that when it happens.