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BookStack Release v23.08

The August release of BookStack is now here! This is focused upon an initial implementation of a notification system for content, but as usual there are a few other improvements to enjoy. »

Eight Years of BookStack

As we veer towards the middle of July we hit the 8-year mark for the BookStack project. Following the pattern from previous years, we’ll compare the project’s various metrics year-on-year, and provide an update on finances. »

BookStack Release v23.06

Today brings us BookStack v23.06 which aims to improve how comments are displayed & used, while also providing a revamp to the image manager among many other fixes and improvements. »

BookStack Release v23.05

BookStack v23.05 releases today, sneaking into the start of May with a bunch of additions, updates and changes including a new command line tool to help with admin operations. »

BookStack Project Update for March 2023

There’s no new feature release for BookStack this month, due to various distractions and the type of work done in this release cycle, so I thought it’d be good to instead provide a general project update to highlight what has happened in the last month or so. »

BookStack Release v23.02

BookStack v23.02 is here, acting primarily as a maintenance release to upgrade the underlying framework while optimizing things and making a few other additions. »

BookStack Security Release v23.01.1

BookStack v23.01.1 has been released. This is a security release that addresses a potential vulnerability in PDF generation that could be used to make server-side requests or run potential other PHP code. »

BookStack Release v23.01

To start off our releases for the year we have BookStack v23.01 which adds many user experience enhancements & options while also making subtle further back-end changes to permissions. »

BookStack in 2022

Well 2022 is now in the past. During the year BookStack had a few milestones which included reaching the top of Hacker News, becoming 7 years old and hitting 10K stars on GitHub. »

BookStack Release v22.11

Just sneaking into November is BookStack v22.11 which comes with a splendid spread of surprises intended to enhance many existing interfaces and features of BookStack. »

BookStack Release v22.10

This spooky season supplies us with BookStack v22.10, which continues our work to improve permission control while bringing along some extra treats, without any tricks. »

Reaching 10k GitHub Stars & A look at first sharing BookStack

Today, after over 7 years of continuous active development, we’ve now reached 10,000 stars on GitHub! 🥳 🥳 🥳 Previously when hitting star milestones I’ve written about the the project growth relative to this metric but, since I’ve already published such as post this year, I thought we’d do something different via video. »

BookStack Release v22.09

The BookStack September release is here with a variety of desired features that build upon, and enhance, existing BookStack systems. As usual, it also includes language updates and a bunch of tweaks & fixes. »

BookStack Release v22.07

For July we have what could be considered a “stepping-stone” release since it marks the start of some underlying permission system changes but it does bundle in a rich set of system enhancements & minor features. »

Seven Years of BookStack

Another year goes by with BookStack now being 7 years in development from its original commit on the 12th of July 2015. »

BookStack Release v22.06

BookStack v22.06 is now here! This release was primarily refinement focused but it does include some great new features that may streamline your usage of the platform. »

BookStack Release v22.04

Today brings the release of BookStack v22.04! This includes the much-awaited feature of easier page editor switching, in addition to a bunch of other additions and improvements. »

BookStack Release v22.03

Today we release BookStack v22.03 which features some further additions to the WYSIWYG editor, aiming to align its feature-set with our markdown editor. »

Introducing BookStack Support Services

Today I’m happy to announce availability of official BookStack support services! These services are broken down into a couple of different plans, the detail of which can be found on our new support page. »

BookStack Release v22.02

Today we announce the first BookStack feature release of 2022. This brings updates & features to the WYSIWYG editor, user management API endpoints and much more. »

BookStack Security Release v21.12.1

BookStack v21.12.1 has been released. This is a security release that better enforces permissions on book-sort & chapter-move operations to address scenarios where content could be moved to non-permissible locations. »

BookStack in 2021

Thought it would be nice to take some time out to look back over the last year and review how things have progressed. »

BookStack Release v21.12

As our last feature release of the year BookStack v21.12 is now available. Upon a bunch of fixes & improvements, this release features outgoing webhooks in addition to the ability of copying entire chapters and books. »

BookStack Security Release v21.11.3

BookStack v21.11.3 has been released. This is a security release that helps prevent potential discovery and harvesting of user details including name and email address. »

BookStack Security Release v21.11.2

BookStack v21.11.2 has been released. This is a security release that address a couple of vulnerabilities relating to API access and page draft related content visibility: »

BookStack Release v21.11

Today we release BookStack v21.11 which focuses on a couple of areas that have gone untouched for a while; Those areas being tags and the site-wide search system. »

BookStack Security Release v21.10.2

BookStack v21.10.2 has been released. This is a security release that builds upon changes in v21.10.1 which covers a vulnerability which would allow malicious users, who have permission to update or create pages, to upload content that could then be utilized for phishing or other general malicious intent. »

BookStack Security Release v21.10.1

BookStack v21.10.1 has been released. This is a security release that covers a vulnerability which would allow malicious users, who have permission to update or create pages, to upload content that could then be utilized for phishing or other general malicious intent. »

BookStack Release v21.10

October brings us BookStack v21.10. This release is primarily intended to wrap up a few loose ends before we make more substantial framework changes, but it does bring with it a new authentication option in addition to some new API endpoints. »

The Services We Use

Now that I’ve got a bit more time to work on BookStack, I thought it’d be good to do something a little different on the blog and pay tribute to the services we use to help manage the project. »

BookStack Security Release v21.08.5

BookStack v21.08.5 has been released. This is a security release that covers a vulnerability which would allow malicious users, who have permission to update or create pages, to load content from files stored within the storage/ or public/ directories (Such as application logs) via the page HTML export system. »

BookStack Security Release v21.08.2

BookStack v21.08.2 has been released. This security release is intended to cover a couple of XSS vulnerabilities, where a malicious user with page edit access could enter script that would execute upon page view. »

BookStack Release v21.08

Today we release BookStack v21.08, which brings along multi-factor authentication support in addition to a number of other nice features. Within this post we’ll dive into some of the biggest new changes since the v21. »

Six Years of BookStack

Well there goes another year, A year of worldwide lock-downs and uncertainty but BookStack development has pushed on and now we’re at 6 years since the original commit on the 12th of July 2015. »

BookStack Release v21.05

BookStack v21.05 has now been released which brings along new user interface features & enhancements including a favourites system and easier in-book navigation. »

BookStack Release v21.04

Today is the launch of BookStack v21.04 which is our next feature release after Beta v0.31. For this release we’re dropping the beta and changing our version scheme as detailed below. »

Beta Security Release v0.31.5

BookStack v0.31.5 has been released. As with the previous release (v0.31.4) this updates the Laravel framework version used to help avoid a potential vulnerability when requests were crafted in a certain manner. »

Beta Security Release v0.31.4

BookStack v0.31.4 has been released. This security release updates the Laravel framework version, due to a vulnerability that could occur if request data was crafted and then used in a certain way. »

Replacing Google Analytics & Mailchimp

On this BookStack site I have been using Google Analytics to track visitor metrics. While not crucial to know, it’s generally useful to have an idea of the target audience, current popularity and be aware of any visitor spikes. »

Beta Release v0.31.0

We kick of this optimistic year with BookStack v0.31 which includes some great additions & updates to existing functionality including a new recycle bin system, controllable item ownership, audit log changes, page API endpoints and much more. »

Beta Security Release v0.30.7

In continuation of the patches in v0.30.6, BookStack v0.30.7 has been released to address an issue that could lead to restricted page content being made visible in exports. »