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Last Post: May 26, 2016

Hello All!

We've just released v3.05 beta 1 (beta list members will get an email shortly) and we're running it live on www.interactivetools.com.

For years we've had users tell us they love CMS Builder and wished they could use it on hobby sites and other places where they couldn't justify paying a license fee.  Today we're introducing a "Free (Powered By) Version" that allows you to use the software on any site you like by including a "Powered By CMS Builder" link in the footer.  (As always, paid users will be able to remove all branding and private label the software.)

For the community, this new free version will introduce more developers and customers to CMS Builder, creating an expanded user base and eco-system around the software.  Meaning more developers participating in the community forums, more customers viewing the showcase sites and looking for designers and developers familiar with CMSB, and a no-cost option for price sensitive end-clients.

Here's what's new:

  • Free "Powered By" Version - The default version of CMS Builder no longer requires you to purchase a license to install or use, and displayed a "Powered By CMS Builder" link in the footer website viewer pages.  License owners can remove this and further customize the software under the new "Branding" menu under Admin.  If you're upgrading, nothing will change, but new installed will show a Powered By link in the footer of website pages until you remove it.
  • New Admin Menus - We've split up the "Admin" into "CMS Setup" and "Admin Menu" to make things easier to manage, with all the CMS related options under CMS Setup and everything else under "Admin Menu".  It takes a little bit to get used to the change, but we think once you give it some time you'll like it more.

Beta Testing Instructions - Try out the new menu layout and let us know how you like it.  Also try a new install without using a license key and let us know how that user experience is for you.  

If you're not already on the beta tester email list and you'd like to get notified of upcoming betas (you must own at least 1 CMSB license) you can sign up here: http://www.interactivetools.com/news/manage.php

And if you have a license you can download the latest beta here:
https://www.interactivetools.com/order/download.php

Please post any feedback, questions, or bugs you find! Thanks! 

Thanks! :) 

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com

Hi Dave

I just installed the beta version and right away I got the following error (multiple times):

E_WARNING: is_file(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/usr/local/lib//php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sekaly:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp)

with the following backtrace info

#0  _errorlog_logErrorRecord() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/errorlog_functions.php:60]
#1  _errorlog_catchRuntimeErrors()
#2  is_file() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/backgroundTasks.php:85]
#3  _getPhpExecutablePath() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/backgroundTasks.php:128]
#4  _getContent()
#5  call_user_func_array() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/common.php:1877]
#6  ob_capture() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/backgroundTasks.php:26]
#7  include(/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/backgroundTasks.php) called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/admin_functions.php:441]
#8  showInterface() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/actionHandler.php:407]
#9  admin_saveSettings() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/actionHandler.php:38]
#10 admin_dispatchAction() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/actionHandler.php:25]
#11 include(/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/actionHandler.php) called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/default/actionHandler.php:143]
#12 _redirectForCustomMenus() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/default/actionHandler.php:30]
#13 include(/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/default/actionHandler.php) called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/admin.php:40]

Not exactly sure what is going on.

Ragi

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northernpenguin
Northern Penguin Technologies

"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
........Arthur C. Clarke

Good catch, Ragi!

We added some code to the "Admin > Background Tasks" menu to display the full path the php executable to make it easier to setup cron jobs on systems with multiple installations of PHP.  We're checking if the PHP file exists so that's likely what's triggering the error.

open_basedir is a PHP feature that prevents php code from accessing files above a certain directory.  It can usually be disabled in php.ini, .htaccess, or .user.ini, but it looks like those may be being ignored on your server.

Can you try editing this file cmsb/lib/menus/admin/backgroundTasks.php and inside this function _getPhpExecutablePath() find this line (just search for "is_file") add the code in red: 

        if (@is_file($testPath) && @is_executable($testPath)) {

Let me know if that prevents the error from occurring.  Also, if you can email me CMS/FTP login details to dave@interactivetools.com I can see if we can add something for your specific server configuration that still detects the correct path (email, don't post login details to the forum).

Thanks!

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com

Dave:

Done.  No errors so far.  I have emailed you as requested.

Ragi

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northernpenguin
Northern Penguin Technologies

"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
........Arthur C. Clarke

Famous last words!  Logged in again and got the following:

E_WARNING: is_file(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(///bin/php.exe) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sekaly:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp)

#0  _errorlog_logErrorRecord() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/errorlog_functions.php:60]
#1  _errorlog_catchRuntimeErrors()
#2  is_file() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/general.php:59]
#3  _getPhpExecutablePath() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/general.php:952]
#4  _getContent()
#5  call_user_func_array() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/common.php:1877]
#6  ob_capture() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/general.php:22]
#7  include(/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/general.php) called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/admin_functions.php:441]
#8  showInterface() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/actionHandler.php:30]
#9  admin_dispatchAction() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/actionHandler.php:25]
#10 include(/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/admin/actionHandler.php) called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/default/actionHandler.php:143]
#11 _redirectForCustomMenus() called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/default/actionHandler.php:30]
#12 include(/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/lib/menus/default/actionHandler.php) called at [/home/sekaly/public_html/cmsb/admin.php:40]

Ragi

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northernpenguin
Northern Penguin Technologies

"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
........Arthur C. Clarke

By Dave - May 24, 2016 - edited: May 24, 2016

Hi Ragi, 

Thanks!  This code was duplicated in both general.php and backgroundTasks.php so I added the code in red to both places and it fixed it.  And for anyone else with this issue, just search for "is_executable" in those two files and add the code in red below: 

 if (@is_file($testPath) && @is_executable($testPath)) {

Your server is pretty locked down in that it has many PHP functions disabled (shell, exec, etc) and has open_basedir hardcoded to prevent accessing anything on the server outside of your user folder from PHP.  This should be fine for common usage, but will mean you can't use add-ons like CreatePDF that execute linux binaries.   You can see those issues in red here: admin.php?menu=admin&action=general#server-info

Thanks again, I'll get this patch in the next release.

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com

Hi Maurice,

nice would be if we could give the buttons een different colour!

Like individually? How do you mean? 

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com

Thanks Dave

As for my server, that is not an issue as my provider is very accommodating.  Since my clients are the only ones on this server, I can request changes if needed.

Ragi

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northernpenguin
Northern Penguin Technologies

"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
........Arthur C. Clarke

Just 1 colour for the system buttons.

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