May 1st, 2006 by Keith

Drupal 4.7.0 Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows


The first day of May must have been a busy day for most software applications. A couple of new releases have been made public. Drupal 4.7.0 has also been announced to be released after more than a year of development.

Drupal is an open source content management software, equipped with a powerful blend of features. Supporting a large variety of ranging from personal weblogs to podcast sites and community driven sites, Drupal has also been used to serve large media sites.

Contributions have been made by 50 developers, which ensure that usability has been improved, providing greater flexibility and power to the users.

New Features:

  • * Multiple Block Regions: You can now dynamically specify as many block placement locations as you want.
  • * ‘Offline for Maintenance’ Configuration: You can now easily configure your site to display a friendly notice to visitors when you have to take down your site for maintenance.
  • * Free Tagging Support: Free tagging functionality is now built into the taxonomy system.
  • * Site-Wide Contact Form: You can now easily enable a contact form page that will let you easily collect feedback from your site visitors.
  • * Author Information Block: There is now a block you can enable that will display author information alongside posts.
  • * Public/Private Profile Fields: You can now specify permissions for profiles on a per-field basis.
  • * Block by IPs/Hostname: It is now possible to block users by their IP address or Hostnames.
  • * Aggregator now Supports Atom: It is now finally possible to aggregate Atom formatted feeds like those created by Blogger.
  • * Aggregator Generates RSS Feeds: It’s now easier than ever to use Drupal to power ‘Planet’ like sites.
  • * RSS Feed Settings You can now configure how much content and how many items to publish in your RSS feed.
  • * Better Search Index: The search module indexer is now smarter and more robust.
  • * Advanced Search Operators: You can now search by advanced search operators (e.g. phrase, node type, etc.)
  • * Custom Search Results Ranking: The search module now lets you weight search results by keyword relevance, date of post, number of comments, and number of views.

Download the source here.

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