webtrees leaps in popularity

A major milestone for webtrees. Today the current release of (1.0.6) passed its first 1,000 downloads for a single version. It is only 4 months since webtrees was launched and its popularity is growing rapidly. From just a few downloads when first launched, it is now averaging more than 30 per day, and rising! Reading the product's own support forum we are already seeing comments about its next release, a  significant change to version 1.1.0, expected sometime later this month. It will include a completely new administration suite, as well as further bug fixes and other improvements. As always, all installations on kiwitrees will be automatically upgraded soon after that release becomes available, together with advise for clients on using any new features.

Upgrade for webtrees

We have just upgraded all our installations to the latest version of webtrees. Version 1.0.6 was released on 6th December 2010 and included a number of bug fixes, but importantly a significant change to the terminology used in setting access to groups of users.

Where previously terms like “access”, “none”, “edit” etc were used these have now been simplified. The new terms properly describe each of your user’s “role” on your site. But remember this is only a change in terminology. The underlying access and privacy controls have not changed; only the names used for them. Here is a table showing the old and new terminology:

Old New
None Visitor
Access Member
Edit Editor
Approve Moderator
GEDCOM manager Manager
Site admin Administrator

The webtrees WIKI site has a useful guide to access and privacy available now which gives more details about using these: WIKI: Access & Privacy