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phpList 3.5.3 has been released

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phpList 3.5.3 is now available for download, including Matomo Analytics Integration, PHPMailer update and 5 other changes.

Matomo Integration is now available as an alternative to Google Analytics. You can choose between Matomo or Google Analytics in the Settings page of your account.
Similarly to the current GA parameters, when selected, each URL will have four additional query parameters that will be displayed and can be edited on the Finish tab when composing a campaign. The data is not collected, stored or viewed in phpList.

Special thanks to our community member Duncan Cameron for implementing this feature.

You can see more details about the changes on the pull request.

Other changes to look for

  • A configuration setting can now be used to allow customising the format of a displayed DATE – see the pull request. Check how it is used via the “Help” option.
  • [Security Fix]: Implement an XSS filter in /lists/admin/template.php file to avoid privilege elevation – thanks to Dien Pham for reporting the issue and testing the fix.
  • PHPMailer upgraded to version 6.1.5 from PHPMailer 6.1.1 – thanks to @duncanc, see the pull request
  • Removed unnecessary function calls for page category and subcategory, avoiding repeated calls of some functions and reducing loading time for the homepage – thanks to @duncanc , see the pull request

Check the release notes for the full list of changes and references to the pull requests.

Please make sure to report any issues you find with phpList3 to the phpList Bugtracker, selecting “3.5.3” as the Product Version.

Use the usual bug fixing process if you know how to fix it.


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This release is the work of @duncanc, Dien Pham, Steven Adger and other Open Source community members who have submitted bug reports and valuable feedback, as well as phpList Ltd developers. To get involved in phpList development, check out the developer resources pages.

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Thumbs up @duncanc for the Matomo feature! Love it! No manual setup of links with tracking extension any more :smiley: :slight_smile:

Love it.