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Admin Tools

version 3.8.1 Stable

Released on: Sunday, 20 March 2016 12:58

Release Notes

Release highlights

web.config Maker for IIS. The web.config Maker brings our advanced server protection features, available to Apache users through the .htaccess Maker, to Windows servers running IIS. Please note that you need IIS 7 or later with the optional Rewrite module from Microsoft. These are the same requirements for Joomla!'s web.config.txt file which enables SEF (pretty) URLs on servers runnign IIS.

PHP 7 and Joomla! 3.5 compatible. We have even added UTF8MB4 (multibyte character support). If you are using Joomla! 3.5 on a server which supports UTF8MB4 you can use multibyte characters, such as Emoji, for all free text entries in the component e.g. titles of IP ranges, email templates, block messages etc.

Auto-compress SVG files through the .htaccess / NginX Conf / web.config Maker features. SVG data is essentially text. Turning on this option speeds up their delivery by a typical factor of 5.

Admin Tools can warn you if your temp and/or log folders are incorrect. We've seen many sites where either or both of these folders point to an nonexistent location or, worse, the site's root. This can cause all sorts of problems, from simply being unable to install extensions to serious security issues. Admin Tools detects these issues and lets you click a button to automatically fix them.

Improved emails sent by the PHP File Change Scanner. We now make it easier for you to use mail filters e.g. to flag any emails warning you about changed or suspicious files.

Joomla! 3.x only

Despite our policy of only allowing installation on the latest Joomla! release, this version will run on Joomla! 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 to mitigate the major security issues discovered in Joomla! in October and December 2015. We VERY STRONGLY advise you to update to the latest released version of Joomla! at all times. Admin Tools' support for old versions of Joomla! is only meant to be a temporary workaround while you're working on the update of your site.

Please note that we will only provide full support for the latest Joomla! version. Some features –like the Change administrator directory– may not work at all in older Joomla! versions. We've thoroughly tested the security critical Web Application Firewall features against older releases of Joomla! and found them to be working properly.

PHP 5.3.4 or later 5.x version is required

This version requires PHP 5.3.4 or later (e.g. 5.3.29 which is twenty five versions newer than PHP 5.3.4), 5.4, 5.5 or 5.6. Please note that PHP 5.3 is obsolete since August 2014 and we're going to stop supporting it without warning in future versions of our software. We'd like to remind you that Joomla! 3.4 does not currently support PHP 7. You need Joomla! 3.5 to run Joomla! and Admin Tools on PHP 7.

Note: there is no such thing as PHP 6. PHP versions jumped from 5.6 to 7.0. Why? Well, it's a long story. TL;DR: It doesn't have to make sense, just accept it.

Changelog

Critical bugs and important changes

  • Update failure on ancient servers lacking UTF8MB4 support

Release Files

Admin Tools Core

com_admintools-3.8.1-core.zip

Joomla! 3.0 Joomla! 3.1 Joomla! 3.2 Joomla! 3.5 PHP 5.4 PHP 5.5 Joomla! 3.3 Joomla! 3.4 PHP 5.6 PHP 7.0

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