Delivering Performance: ImpressCMS 1.3 Comes to Market

New version of ImpressCMS improves speed, memory use and efficiency, while laying the groundwork for features communities need for their online applications. 

The ImpressCMS team is very proud to announce the release of ImpressCMS 1.3 - smaller, faster and better! ImpressCMS enables communities to easily build websites around many different areas of interest and functions. 

The goals defined for the newest version of ImpressCMS were clear: completely overhaul the core to improve speed, improve efficiency and improve the architecture, while still maintaining the functionality of existing sites, modules and themes.

With the release of ImpressCMS 1.3, all these goals were met, with pre-production sites showing remarkable improvements in speed and memory use. Also, the totally refactored ImpressCMS Persistable Framework will make core and module development considerably easier.

What’s new in ImpressCMS 1.3:

  • Speed improvements
  • Lowered memory requirements
  • Fully PHP 5.3 compatible
  • Facilitated module development
  • Updated versions of many modules

Faster & Lower Memory requirements

The refactoring in the ImpressCMS 1.3 release has resulted in major improvements: less memory use, speedier page loads and fewer SQL queries per page, making it the fastest and nimblest ImpressCMS to date.

Fully PHP 5.3 compatible

The structure of the code has seen a major overhaul, in order to comply with the current best practices for PHP5. This makes the code easier to write,  easier to maintain and easier to extend.

Facilitated module development

By using the automatic inclusion of required files, module developers can think about improving their module, and not about handling file administration.

Module updates

Many modules have received compatibility updates to work with this release. Other modules have been written specifically to take advantage of the improved codebase of version 1.3.

About the ImpressCMS project

The goal of the ImpressCMS Project is to stimulate and promote the open source nature of the CMS in both the core and its modules and establish itself as the premiere CMS by expanding the system to meet the needs of their users now and well into the future.
ImpressCMS is Open Source, Open Development, Open Philosophy, Open Community.

Want to get involved?

If you're interested in joining the ImpressCMS project, then get on board! We’re always interested in adding motivated people with fresh ideas to the team. All you need to do is head on over and complete the ImpressCMS Team form.

We'd love to connect with you ...

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