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

7x releases an updated eZ Private Messager extension for eZ Publish 5.99.99alpha1 (PHP 8 Support From Netgen eZ Publish):

Download today!

While this may seem odd when one can simply use a git submodule and git repository to simply manage your extensions on a given eZ Publish installation.

Still thinking about ease of use to the end user, in that vain another functional design target could also go several configuration and build steps further to providing new eZ Publish Installations a more direct build target like building for a new eZ Publish installation with a eZ Webin based design extension package to simplify building new installations without having to know quite so much about version control.

While ezpackage or ezpkg format does provide for debian/ubuntu apt like dependency control of packages. You can always write your documentation to specify installing ezwebin package before installing your own dependent package(s) or you could go further without ezsystems help and build a slightly more complicated package that installs your extension and also requires the expected ezwebin dependencies and thus simplify the end user installation process of selecting a default design upon a new default installation to a single simple choice.

In 2007 Brookins Consulting created the gourgous, ground breakin, free software site design package called Orange Delight for eZ Publish and won the eZ Publish Design Contest prize a RED iPod Nano. The only design contest ever! This package depends upon your eZ Publish website be installed and configured properly before you attempt to install this css only design.

The first thing we see customers do first when they start an eZ Publish website is Googling to see what their search results look like. This is why we build and maintain our own tool chain for Google Search Console Sitemaps and Google Analytics.

For all new websites we build we include BC Google Sitemaps and BC Website Statistics which work perfectly today with eZ Publish multi site configurations.

Give our tools a try you will save time and increase your return on investment.

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

Several years ago I helped turn all project.ez.no project repositories and downloads into GitHub repositories so the code would live on long after the site had been removed.

This repository listing is great for finding ideas for your own needs from repositories that before had not transitioned to GitHub.

Another helpful mirror is a point in time fork of just about everything ezpublish related including all extensions on GitHub just before the discontinuation of eZ Systems Support and Development of eZ Publish. This includes the most active and popular of the eZ Publish Extensions on GitHub.

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