All about the development of eZ Publish by Graham Brookins, 7x and Brookins Consulting.

Today 7x was elevated on GitHub as a sponserable account.

This means that today onward our supporters can easily choose the sponsor level that fits their own needs and financially support the human powered work that drives eZ Publish forward to greater features and maintenance.

It seems we are the first eZ Publish developers to setup flexible financial support options via, GitHub Sponsors, Patreon and PayPal. This is a good sign as we want to be the change we want in life and work.

Sponsor 7x today at a level that your comfortable with and help us in a big way.

Netgen eZ Publish need’s vendor based default installation campaign today to help vendors improve their own application installation process of the latest version of eZ Publish instead of falsely misleading people into believing that the eZ Publish project or software is a dead app (non functioning).

I recently updated the logo and design styles to give this website a updated look ready for today’s mobile browsers.

Update: The header and menus have been replaced with a more modern design. Try it and leave a comment below.

I use BC Google Sitemaps extension for eZ Publish to generate my website’s sitemap.xml which is regularly updated by cronjob every hour.

The cronjob script is always awaiting new content to generate and tell google there are new pages of this blog ready for indexing and serving.

This way I can focus on my core blog content creation with out needing to worry about adoption.

Recently in preparation for the publishing of this blog I used an newer feature of the extension BC Generate Static Cache to by way of ini settings override exclude by parent node id the blog and this ensured static cache was not generated for this blog and it’s blog posts.

What is static cache? Well static cache is a thin layer of html pages served by web server rewrite rules bypassing php entirely thus speeding up the serving of web pages. With the BC Generate Static Cache extension command line script I can generate the whole static cache in just seconds.

Without static cache we are afforded faster updates to the blog itself and anonymous comments.

This feature worked great and my blog content is served now by php cache which is more than fast enough for this small blog's content.

If you have thought of speeding up your own website try static cache. Static cache works well with stable websites of all sizes and shapes.

Since static cache is simple to bypass for those who know using view parameters I try to enable it on all my eZ Publish websites in production.

What do you think? Static cache vs reverse proxy which is faster?

Lizard

7x is distributing PHP 8.x Support for eZ Publish Legacy on GitHub!

This year I’ve done an incredible amount of work bringing php 8.2 support to the netgen repository.

That said, now the whole world can run ezpublish on the latest versions of php.

This repository can be installed using composer! Checkout the packagist!

If your like me still hosting and developing eZ Publish today I strongly recommend you upgrade to the latest version of 7x eZ Publish!

There are a few work arounds and remaining issues but overall it is a great success.

Hello Internet!

My name is Graham Brookins and I do a lot of ezpublish development for customers world wide.

I worked closely with eZ Systems and many others in the eZ Publish community. I have over 20 years experience with eZ Publish Development and Support.

Today I have decided to share a bit more with the community.

This is just a first post with many more to follow.

Follow me and my developments on GitHub.

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