I'm very pleased to announce that today, Kemana 3.2, is available for free download!
Kemana 3.2 is a free PHP link directory script which can be used for multiple purposes other than link directory: classified ads, school yearbook, product catalog and more.
Changes in version 3.2 including:
[KE] Mandatory bug fixes, many thanks to Mario Kästner (notdienst24.help)
[KE] English language tidied up, many thanks to Peter Walker (rifeforum.com )
[KE] Much better search, visitors can search anything (title, description, custom field) and provide more accurate results
[KE] Category list in welcome now have clickable thumbs
[KE] Replace circle rating with classic but trustworthy rating star
[KE] Lock menu editing for directory related items
[KE] Shortened description text in grid mode, you should use grid mode for image focussed listings
[KE] Removed site wide features as it overlapped with directory features
[KE] 'No Detail' mode, when clicked will open the target web site instead of detail page
[KE] New custom field types: URL & Video (Youtube & Vimeo only)
[KE] Ke_core module allows visitors to change view mode (requires DIV ID)
[KE] Allow URL masking to hide real URL (useful for referral)
[QE] As always, bug fixes
[QE] Add more permissions
[QE] Tidy up image library
[QE] Drop Newsletter feature. You can use mailchimp or yahoogroups to manage newsletter.
[QE] Drop country table, replaced with /includes/countrylist.php file.
[QE] Admin can no longer login from front end. This will defeat the purpose of renaming the ACP.
Kemana 3.2 is built on qEngine 16.1 which replaced Superfish menu with Bootstrap Navbar menu. While there are some limitations to the Bootstrap Navbar, but I really like how it looks on mobile devices.
There were some serious weakness in the previous version of Kemana (Kemana 2, 3.0 & 3.1) which makes searches to return unexpected results.
For example a listing with a title: "Pizza Delivery 24h" and custom field city: "New York". Thus searching for "pizza new york" will not return any results. Current fix will return correct results.
Grid mode now has a more compact design. Grid mode is suitable for picture focused web site. If you prefer a classical view, you can use list mode.
I have added two more custom field types: URL & Video. URL is useful to enter more URL in addition to primary site URL. You can use video to show embedded video on the web site. Currently, video custom field supports YouTube & Vimeo videos.
I will make an updater for Kemana 3.1 to upgrade to Kemana 3.2. Expect it to be available in a week or so. Once it ready, I will post an update on this web site.