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Release Notes

PHP Melody v2.0. Released April 25, 2013

PHP Melody v2.0

April 25, 2013

New Features

  • New video uploading procedure with an upload progress bar.
  • Built-in floating sharing widget (Facebook, Twitter & Google) for videos, articles and pages. The widget can be enabled/disabled from Admin Area.
  • RSS links for listing pages in the footer.
  • New visualization plugin for mp3 files.
  • Video resizing button, which expands the video player to the entire width of the page.
  • 'Delete' button on each video page, next to the existing 'Edit' button.
  • Included more details about video and article author with an option to follow this user, right form the content page.
  • Edit the '404 Error' and 'Terms of Agreement' pages right from the built-in 'Page Manager'.
  • Option to choose which of the pages should appear in the header menu, or not.
  • Built-in JW Player 6 license code field on the 'Settings' page.
  • Optional keyboard shortcuts.
  • Updated listing pages for videos, articles, pages, etc.
  • Easily create new categories, without leaving the editing/submission pages (videos and articles).
  • Easy to re-upload and/or download locally hosted videos without leaving the video editing page.
  • Easily replace/upload video thumbnails without leaving the editing pages.
  • New option to manually approve new user registrations. Allows you to create a closed community.
  • New option to disable comments on any videos or articles.
  • New option to auto-approve any uploaded/suggested video, without any moderation (use with caution).
  • 'Custom Fields' which allow you to define meta data for each video, article and page.
  • JW Player 6 was taken out of the 'experimental' stage and it has been fully integrated into PHP Melody v2.0.
  • Totally revamped the video embed codes, which now include the option to show pre-roll ads. Old embed codes will continue to work.


  • Video listings can now be sorted alphabetically in addition to date, views and rating.
  • Video uploads will autocomplete the 'title' with the uploaded file name.
  • Updated JW Player 6, as well as some 3rd party scripts.
  • Revamped listing pages for videos, articles, pages, etc. (Admin Area).
  • The default theme was improved in more ways than one. Better styling and fewer HTTP requests thanks to image sprites.
  • Admin area improvements in loading speed and across multiple screen resolution.
  • All premium themes have also been improved and issues with listings and certain browser-specific issues were fixed.

Bugs Fixed

  • Mac OS color fix: The gray color way too light and unreadable.
  • Header dropdown was showing sub-sub-sub categories without mouseover.
  • Video listing issues on certain pages; especially when used with non-English languages.
  • 'My favorites' listings alignment issue (in Chrome).
  • Thumbnail flickering issue on mouseover (in Chrome).
  • Long video descriptions were cut off.
  • Sharing of videos on Facebook prompted an empty player with the wrong thumbnail.
  • Registration form validation issues.
  • Registration did not accept non-Latin usernames.
  • Generated embed codes contained the wrong width and height.
  • MP3 player font color.
  • Fixed cases where the meta_description was empty.
  • Top videos appear empty for a long time after the installation because the default sorting is by 'rating'.
  • Avatar upload page shows the old avatar after update.
  • Admin status was updated each time a pending comment was approved.
  • Activity stream fix for grouping similar activities.
  • video source.
  • Double login into the admin area (on certain browsers).
  • Issues with Admin Area login (the login form would not appear in IE8).
  • YouTube user import from usernames containing Cyrillic characters.
  • URLs containing IP addresses (not hostnames) are recognized as local URLs.
  • The 'HTML counter' text area saved unwanted characters.
  • Editing a video stream 'breaks' the listing.
  • Category editing changes the category position and messes other categories.
  • Database export/backup saves *.sql files compatible with MySQL 5.
  • Mobile Melody: Activation Link from account confirmation emails doesn't work on mobile.
  • Mobile Melody: blocked access to the Admin Area from tablets and mobile phones.
  • Mobile Melody: copy/paste issues from the installation manual (PDF).