NEW: built-in compatibility checking script into the installation system.
NEW: core update: support for more modules; more options for earning money supported.
NEW: entirely new, extendable design. Provides improved interface for faster access to both existing functions and menus, and to the new ones for the add-on modules (see list below).
NEW: responsive design - your site is mobile-compatible off the shelf.
UPDATED: improved pin loading and display in listing pages further reduces time to display pins in a category, profile or search result pages.
NEW: WYSIWYG editor implemented into the pin description field; some limitations apply.
UPDATED: adding pin from PC (including gallery pin), edit and deletion. Comment reporting and deletion updated.
NEW: pin title field - separate from description text, this field is ideal for site owners oriented towards affiliate earning or building their own marketplaces.
NEW: pins are now directly linked to categories for faster discovery.
UPDATED: single tag system in a dedicated tag field (requires the Tag module).
NEW: Interests by category module - joins pins and products using admin-set tag under a new entity - interest. Interests can be used for connecting products under brands (e.g. Samsung), types by characteristic or usage (widescreen, neckband, etc.) and many more. Interests can be followed. Requires the Tag module to work.
UPDATED: pin detail page sidebar widgets were optimized for faster loading.
NEW: repins (wishlists) are now only links to products, not duplicates of original pins.
NEW: add-on type filter to discern pins for fun from products for sale and items being auctioned.
NEW: behavior of Previous and Next buttons in pin detail view updated - now buttons show the previous or next pin in a category, profile or search results page.
NEW: PayPal module and Service cart module are now built into the system!
NEW: module version numbers - the system will automatically notify administrators if new version of their system and/or modules is available.
NEW: built-in User groups and permissions system for granting/disabling user access to features of your Pintastic system.
NEW: Subscriptions module - helps monetize user access to add-on modules (user pay fee to become sellers, etc.).
NEW: Business profile module - extends user profiles into company ones.
NEW: Marketplace module - turn your social network script into a multivendor marketplace with a single module. Includes built-in shipping charges and simple options for each product.
NEW: Digital item module - sell files in your marketplace.
NEW: Auction module - sell like you’re on eBay!
NEW: Rating module and a separate Rating filter module - sellers and buyers can provide feedback for each other after a sale.
NEW: Search in shop filter - find products in a particular store.
NEW: Coupon module - sellers can create discount codes.
NEW: Optional payment modules - CCBill, Bank transfer, Cash on delivery.
NEW: Shipping filters - discover products delivered to your country and city.
NEW: Chat and online status module
NEW: Geolocation module - discovers visitor location to set interface language and currency.
NEW: Google Analytics Pro module - helps track your sales.
NEW: Blog module - the voice of your business.
NEW: Home page slider module.
FIXED: system remembers which pin the users was on after signing in.
FIXED: correct image title now displayed (taken from description).
FIXED: autocompletes on tags and user mentioning.
FIXED: category description now displayed.
FIXED: pins displayed in boards with long descriptions
NEW: added support for Restful API and Mobile version.
NEW: added logic for recognizing devices and switching to mobile when auch device is detected.
Fixed: Previous/Next buttons.
NEW: translation added for file upload dialog in Gallery pin.
NEW: board cover images can now be set up for each board.
Fixed: banners now displaying on category pages.
Fixed: pinmarklet pinning from YouTube.
Fixed: site metatags.
Fixed: pin description now passed when sharing pins to Facebook.
Fixed: tag box autocompletes do not remove already entered tags anymore.
Fixed: Pinterest crawler now retrieving user profile data.
NEW: favicon can now be replaced through the admin panel.
NEW: Notification to admin is sent via email when a pin is reported.
NEW: module updater in the admin panel added.
NEW: Notification to admin is sent via email when a pin is reported.
NEW: Secret boards now denoted with a padlock icon within user’s own My boards view.
NEW: Option to display newest or random pins in the home page.
NEW: Option to enable/disable the sidebar in the pin detail page.
NEW: Option to enable/disable the bottom bar in the pin detail page.
NEW: Repinned pins are no longer shown in New – users will no longer see the same pin over and over again.
NEW: Tags are now links directly in the description.
NEW: Separate tag box below description; these tags will display in a RELATED PINS box in the right-hand sidebar in the pin detail page.
Fixed: Cyrillic 1251 script now supported when pinning from such sites.
Fixed: Error when trying to share a board with other users.
NEW: Optimized queries for new modules.
NEW: Modules Install/Uninstall buttons and text descriptions in Admin > Modules > Install modules.
Fixed: Facebook module.
Fixed: Invite Facebook friends.
NEW: The gallery pins now also are assigned colors.
Fixed: Errors when editing user in the admin.
Important: license system update
The license system in Pintastic has been updated in v.3.1, and now ALL licenses will require Zend to run, as part of the files have been encrypted. These files do not contain any functionality; they only hold license-related information. We kindly invite everyone, willing to run versions 3.0 and later to install Zend Guard Loader
on their servers.
NEW: Add a pin button on the My pins page.
NEW: when creating boards “on the fly” (while adding a pin) users can now attach them to a category.
Fixed: board description now displayed.
Fixed: Admin > Reports > Reported comments now displaying the information required.
Fixed: when added new countries also follow alphabetical order.
NEW: pin prefix can now be changed in the admin.
Fixed: repin count and price now updated.
NEW: displaying who liked and repinned the pin in the pin detail page.
Fixed: activity for new users.
Fixed: arrow keys while in the comment box no longer move to previous/next pin.
Fixed: apostrophe in comments no longer switches to HTML code.
Updated: security system.
Fixed: multiple users in s shared board no longer spill from the layout box.
NEW: link to Twitter profile now displayed.
NEW: users can now be REMOVED from shared board.
NEW: users notified via activity and e-mail for board invitation.
Fixed: City field limited to 32 symbols.
Updated: activity list now separated in groups of 5.
NEW: “Top” button now hidden when the user is still at the top of the page.
NEW: notifications added for expiring services: featured pin and power user.
Fixed: “Facebook Alerts: Too Many Login Dialog Permissions” error for Facebook app.
NEW: private messages module support added; the module is available separately.
NEW MODULE: Private messages module
NEW: pin image Alt tag added.
Fixed: notification of accepted shared board invite.
Fixed: gift prices now converted properly – 100 Yen and 100 USD displayed in appropriate filter.
NEW: support for Right-to-left languages – Arabic, Hebrew, etc.
Fixed: brand removal now done through the admin panel.
Updated: admins can change welcome page image through the admin panel.
NEW MODULE: Popshops Crawler
NEW MODULE: Pinterest Crawler
Fixed: Pinterest thumb retrieval
Fixed: Vimeo thumb retrieval
NEW: added Share button to board view.
NEW: added number of pins and number of followers for a board in the board detail page.
NEW MODULE: YouTube Crawler
Fixed: user boards count
NEW MODULE: Online status module
Pintastic version v.3
Entirely rebuilt and redesigned, modular, faster and more secure system with new monetization opportunities, a PayPal module for instant payment and features activation for your users.
NEW: Frameless pin box and pin images that are 44 pixels (over 20% wider) than version2 ensure all pins are visible.
NEW: Up to 10 times faster than v.2 – page loading times have been dramatically improved, so your visitors will now scroll seamlessly through all updates (get a crawler!!!).
NEW: Additional modules, which you can purchase and install quickly to add more functionality in minutes.
SEO-focused with individual Meta tags, URLs and other data for each category, board, pin and user.
NEW: Share button to make content viral through almost 300 social sites
All-around improved security.
NEW: modular system so you can add more functionality when you need it, and keep your application up to date.
Upadated: Banner module to place targeted ads all around the site – on the home page, category pages, pin detail, search pages, etc. The system is Google Ads rules compliant.
NEW: Users shopping cart, so subscribers can purchase subscriptions, featured pins statuses and more while on the site.
NEW: PayPal module (available separately), so they can pay immediately and instantly activate their purchases.
NEW: Featured pins module. Subscribers can move their pins to the top positions for a small fee for one or more days.
NEW: Power users module, that shows paying subscribers pins after the featured pins, and makes new signups automatically follow them.
NEW: Top users module, which displays the users that have the most likes, repins and followers.
NEW: Color filter, which automatically assigns colors to a pin, so your users can search pins and similar pins by color.
Updated: Amazon S3 module for site owners to save on media hosting and reduce loading times further by using Amazon’s powerful CDN.
Pintastic version v.2.4
Fixed: Logging out under iPad now possible (session is successfully terminated).
Fixed: Boards can now be added "on the fly" when adding pins via iPad & iPhone.
Fixed: When editing an existing pin adding price now turns the pin into a gift.
Fixed: Pins uploaded via a mobile device can now be edited.
Fixed: upload modes selection in admin.
Fixed: reordering boards.
Fixed: About user field now truncates at 400 symbols.
Fixed: prices with RH-symbol.
Fixed: Comment counter displays proper comment number.
Changed: pin image preview moved above description field.
Fixed: Pin it button now works under IE 9 and 10
Fixed: Facebook invite friends option.
Fixed: tweeting counter updates.
Fixed: thousands delimiter in gift pins now works correctly.
Fixed: daily and weekly digests are now being sent.
Fixed: images in notifications no longer appearing as attachments.
Changed: link to pin source site above pin image is now "no follow" and opens in new window.
Pintastic version 2.3
Fixed: repin bug when no pin is loaded.
Fixed: comments limit in detail page.
Fixed: MySQL version 5.2 now supported.
Fixed: search in frontend.
Fixed: banner margin.
Fixed: price right-hand symbol.
Fixed: image transperency.
When browsing previous/next pin the background is moving to show actual location of pin displayed.
About menu separators added.
CSS minify fix.
Login error fix.
Fixed: pin search by description in Admin.
Charset encoding fix.
Comments list fix under nginx.
Fixed: avatar image.
Fixed: image rotation under mobile app.
Fixed: SMTP connection for notifications.
Fixed: statistics graphics.
Fixed: behavior when pressing "Find images", but no URL is entered.
Select box for boards now visible on iPad, iPhone.
Fixed: VIA text for repins now behaves properly.
Fixed: pin listing on home page for unregistered users.
Follow text button updated.
Statistics for likes and repins updated.
Twitter API updated from 1 to 1.1.
Fixed: Pinit button error for YouTube home page.
Fixed: banner dimensions.
Fixed: redirect after deleting a pin.
Fixed: listing URL for eBay items.
Fixed: images in notifications are no longer sent as attachments.
Fixed: ability to follow/unfollow people/boards directly from user's own profile page.
NEW: created foundation for modules. Currently available modules: Chat app, Online status module, Tags module.
Fixed: Instagram logging-in problem.
Added: loader for the page where users pick boards to follow.
Fixed: actions are displayed properly in activity feed when pagination and pop-ups are switched off.
Fixed: duplicate followers in the user's public profile page will no longer appear.
Fixed: board cover image problem.
Fixed: "URLs using system words" problem.
Fixed: "SEO URLs using non-ANSI encoded characters" problem.
NEW: Minimum image size for picture to be pinned. This can be changed from Admin > System > Settings > Options. Default value is 80x80 pixels. If you set this option to zero it will return to the default value.
NEW: Sources added - all websites your users pinned from are now included in a library available under Admin > Catalog > Sources
Fixed: the word "board" is now reserved system word and will no longer result in 404 error from search results.
Fixed: problems with boards using SEO URLs in various languages (e.g. Arabic, Turkish, etc.).
Fixed: board cover change bug.
Fixed: activity log on user index appears properly whenpop-up and pagination are turned off.
Fixed: search results for boards no longer include separate pins.
Fixed: Instagram registration when user not already logged in to Instagram.
Fixed: pins displayed in board view when you browse your own private boards.
Fixed: public/private profile and enable/disable following bug.
Updated: dropped unused tabs in Admin > System > Translate management.
Fixed: separate logo for the mobile layout now visible.
Fixed: Welcome message to new users is sent with the admin e-mail's identity instead of root@localhost.
Updated: When an image has been pinned via upload the label is "Uploaded ******** ago".
Fixed: Welcome email includes sitename.
Removed: account name in Rackspace module dropped as not required.
Updated: images from deleted pins are removed from remote storage using a cron job.
Updated: repin counter now updates instantly (same as Like counter).
Updated: when a new user is signing up he will be able to follow or repin from any board that has at least 1 pin (we previously displayed boards with 4 pins or more).
A short list of the visible changes:
NEW: Gallery pin – one pin with multiple images. The user can drag and drop images in the upload box, upload and share!
NEW: Unlimited number of secret boards - users can now share pins only with friends.
NEW: VIP pins have a fixed position at the top of each page - home, category or board view.
NEW: Website blacklist – the administrator can disable websites to pin from.
NEW: Complete Instagram integration.
NEW: User images from Instagram accounts can be accessed, selected and pinned individually toa board of choice.
NEW: Complete Twitter integration.
NEW: Enable/disable individual board description through the admin panel.
NEW: Manage gift price ranges from the admin panel.
NEW: Built-in modules for cloud servers and social network integration.
NEW: A new section in the admin panel to edit all notification templates.
NEW: Select how your users are listed on the website (username, first name or last name shown in pins and comments).
NEW: Limit the number of comments per pin when pins are displayed in a listing page.
NEW: Prefix for pin preview storage can be changed.
NEW: Banners can be displayed in all categories, or in a category of choice.
NEW: Admin can turn the pagination and Ajax loader on or off to allow Google ads.
NEW: Admin panel protection module - access to the interface can be limited to a set of administrator-defined IP addresses.
NEW: A new, customizable Pinterest crawler - select which categories you populate your website from.
What you cannot see, but helps speed the script up:
Following internal tests and customer reports we have released Pintastic v. 1.0.4. This is a list of the changes made:
The Unfollow button on the second step after the registration is now working.
Sending mass e-mail through the administration is now possible.
Fixed: after repining a video pin only the preview is retained, the video is missing.
Fixed: when pinning a product only the link of the image is taken, and NOT the URL of the product.
Fixed: problems with repins when using Amazon.
Fixed: attempting to change user avatar leads to the default site image set as the user avatar.
Fixed: SMTP authentication not working.
Fixed: Followers and Following counters displaying false numbers.
Fixed: unfollowing a user does not remove you from his followers’ list.
Fixed: the pin counter for the embedded PinIt buttons do not work.
Fixed: administrators can only add 3 new entries through Categories & Boards in the admin panel Settings. After that the existing Categories and Boards are overwritten.
Please log in to your account, go to Downloads and select Updates and patches to get the new version.