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New 2.6.5 Version of DOCman File Listing with Joomla 2.5/3.2 Compatibility Released!

Written by Omar Ramos | Admin. Posted in DOCman File Listing Plugin

The 2.6.5 version I've just finished uploading to the Downloads page brings in some additional changes since DOCman 2.0 has reached greater stability in the past year and with the additional releases of Joomla 3.

This release works for both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.2+ and adds in new fixes and features in addition to all of the wonderful new functionality that was added in the first 2.6.0 release for DOCman 2.0.

This release contains some new options for hiding the Details Links and Category Names should you wish to do so and brings in some bug fixes for the Category Filtering feature.

More details on the new update are below (if you have questions about how to use the new features just visit the Contact page above!

Version 2.6.5 Changelog

Please note again that this release DOES NOT work with the older DOCman 1.6.x version since there were too many changes required to do so.

Note: Please install Customized System SEF Plugin

Update: For DOCman List 2.6.0 and newer I've optimized the layouts to not use as few inline styles as possible (really the only scenario where they'd be used now would be if you specified a custom width/height value using one of the configuration options, but none should be output by default anymore). During development of DOCman List 2.6.0 I spent a little time investigating what exactly is going on with the default System SEF Plugin that comes with Joomla and what I learned was that one Regular Expression used in the System SEF Plugin would get progressively slower if there were many inline styles present in the DOCman List output (even if they were empty). Once I started clearing these out, it helped reduce the negative impact the System SEF Plugin had so installing my custom System SEF Plugin shouldn't be as necessary anymore, but may still be needed in certain scenarios.

When using DOCman List there is a high probability that you will cause Joomla's default System SEF Plugin to break, because of the regular expressions and error handling it uses. This will result in a WSOD (White Screen of Death) with no apparent reason/cause. The solution is to download and install (FREE) the Updated System SEF Plugins (available for Joomla 1.5 and 1.7) from the Downloads area.

2.6.5 2014-03-01 / Omar Ramos
# Fixed issue with the Category Filtering Feature when "Hide Parent Category" was Turned On.
# Fixed the JavaScript for the regular (non-nested) layouts. Previously the Expand/Collapse functionality was being triggered even on Categories that did not have any files (so a Category would end up hiding the Category immediately beneath it, which wasn't correct)
# Fixed an issue where my DocmanRouterHelper::preloadCategoryPaths() method was being called statically even though it wasn't declared as a static method.
+ Added the ability to show/hide the Details Link (Option Keys: showDetailsLink/hideDetailsLink)
+ Added the ability to show/hide the Category Name (Option Keys: showCategoryName/hideCategoryName)
! Tweaked the way the new "Hide Expand Icons" feature works (now it hides the spacer as well so the Category Name lines up better with the file listing

2.6.4 2014-02-15 / Omar Ramos
+ Added the ability to show/hide the Category Folder icons (Option Keys: showCategoryIcons/hideCategoryIcons)
+ Added the ability to show/hide the Filetype Icons (Option Keys: showFiletypeIcons/hideFiletypeIcons)
+ Added the ability to show/hide the +/- Icons to Expand/Collapse the Categories (Option Keys: showExpandIcons/hideExpandIcons)
+ Added the ability to show direct category links to the right of the Category Title...this would be useful if you have Category Links turned off for regular users, but may want to show them for logged in users that have permission to upload (Option keys: showCategoryLinksToUsersWithPermissions, hideCategoryLinksToUsersWithPermissions)
+ Added the ability to use Forced Download Links at any time (Option Keys: useForcedDownloadLinks/useDefaultLinks)
+ Added a CSS fix to remove the Category block being highlighted if you click on it multiple times quickly to Expand/Collapse the hierarchy
! Modified the render method for the non-nested layouts so that categories with sub-categories would not be treated as "empty" ones (this fixed an issue where if you did not have any files yet, all categories would be hidden when showCollapsed was turned on).
# Fixed a bug in docmanlist.js that was triggered by trying to expand/collapse empty categories
# Fixed a bug in sorttable.js for Joomla 3 (the updated version of Mootools no longer has the $defined function but there's a simple correction that can be made to fix that)
! Added in code that allowed Joomla 2.5/3 code to be triggered (allowing us to go back to a single package for both versions).

2.6.3 2013-11-29 / Omar Ramos
# Fixed an issue detecting the primary DOCman menu item with newer RC versions of DOCman 2.0
# Fixed an issue detecting the proper DOCman storage folder when detecting file sizes (previously I had the default folder hard coded in)
+ Added in manual calls to make sure the Mootools Framework is included before adding in the DOCman List JavaScript (it seems on some sites now Mootools is no longer available so this addition is needed).

2.6.2 2013-07-10 / Omar Ramos
# Fixed an Issue with the "New" Label (I'm not longer using the default 7 Day setting within DOCman 2.0 and instead allow you to set the number of days you want files to be considered "New" in the plugin)
+ Added new "table_labels_in_columns" and "nestedtable_labels_in_columns" layouts which show the New, Edit, Download/Details, and Locked By columns in individual columns.

2.6.1 2013-07-04 / Omar Ramos
! Happy 4th of July :-)
# Just tested with DOCman 2.0 RC1 and noticed there was a Fatal Error due to a class name change for RC1. Added some code to detect this and do the right thing so the plugin can run on either the Beta or RC properly.

Want to see what other features DOCman List has? Check out the Features page! Want to see the plugin in action? Check out the DOCman List Plugin's Example page on our Demo Site (it's been newly updated with an example of the nestedtable layout) and our new DOCman List How to Video Series on Youtube!