Andrew Boon

Trident v9 is a large feature update with hundreds of improvements, new modules, new core features and new integrations. Even though it's a BETA, you can still use it to upgrade your v8 sites and there will be an upgrade path from this beta to further updates and eventually final release.
Download... see more link:
New features
- New modules:

Facebook Connect
Trident Connect
OAuth2 Server

- New "Protean" template with customizable "Styles"
- Reports system
- MySQL PDO is now used everywhere
- New language switcher
- Uploader with cropping functionality
- Site-wide "Covers" with action buttons
- Albums: actions on every image page
- Forms: uploader selector in Forms Builder
- Persons & Orgs: privacy
- Timeline: pinned posts
- Notifications: more events are supported
- Studio Pages Builder: attachments uploading for HTML blocks
- Studio Pages Builder: allow to hide blocks on desktop, tablet and/or mobile
- Sets. The new system feature that allows various settings to be saved as "Sets". Currently impelmented in Pretean template styles builder, Sets can be saved and re-used to quickly apply different combination of styles. 
Staying with current release branch
You can stay with the "final release" versions branch and wait until your site gets automatically upgraded when 9.0.0 final release is available. 
However you may want to disable automatic module update to not receive error messages about modules updates (Settings > Site Settings > Apps auto-update), or just ignore these emails until 9.0.0 final is released. 
Upgrading current sites to Beta version
Since this is a Beta version your current site should stay intact. You would need to "force upgrade" to try the Beta version (later it will be upgraded to Beta 2, RC and finally Release). 
To do it, you need to change the following line in inc/classes/BxDolUpgrader.php file:
protected $_sUrlVersionCheck = '';
protected $_sUrlVersionCheck = '';
Before upgrading to Beta version, go to Apps > Storefront and login to your Boonex account, where Key&Secret pair is stored.
Then go to Apps > Purchases. 
This is needed to properly update paid modules.
- Person & Orgs forms were changed, so some reordering may be required if you made any custom changes.
- Login, Create Account (Join) forms were re-set, so reordering may be required if there were custom changes
- Footer menu may require reorganisation: Terms & Privacy pages were added, so you will probably need to fill this pages with your original content, or just remove them in Navigator.
- After system upgrade, wait for 1 minute to allow modules to update. Trying to open site during this time will result in a PHP error.
- After upgrade is completed install pre-downloaded "Protean" template.
- Clearing of site caches may be required to correctly display the new template.
- New Facebook Connect module requires PHP 5.6. You can temporarily add the following code in inc/ file for older PHP versions:
if(!function_exists('hash_equals')) {
    function hash_equals($a, $b) {
        $ret = strlen($a) ^ strlen($b);
        $ret |= array_sum(unpack("C*", $a^$b));
        return !$ret;
Thank you!
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Trident is becoming that much easier to install. Now it is available as a Docker image, which you can already see at .
Docker allows you to package an application with all of its dependencies into a standardized unit for software development. For now you... see more need to have MySQL server running on you host machine or another docker container with MySQL server to complete Trident installation, but we are working on a full docker-compose file to run it all together (coming in a few days).
So Trident can now be run in a docker container as easy as executing the following command:
docker run -p 8000:80 boonex/trident
If you pull the image before it (docker pull boonex/trident) then it should be running in a few seconds.
If you run it on local computer then Trident installation should start when you open http://localhost:8000 in your browser.
Good luck!
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Over 5 years in the making, the next-generation Social CMS - Trident is available for download and use on production sites.
Just like a trident that has three prongs Trident platform is focused on three main aspects:
Content Management
Trident provides full range of CMS features, such as custom... see more page builders, navigation builders, database builder, multiple-languages, content publishing modules, media uploader, permissions control and much more.
Social Networking
Trident takes "social" to the next level, offering unprecedented core tools for social networking projects. Only in Trident one account user may create multiple profiles of different kinds, switching between them seamlessly. Communication, sharing, likes, subscriptions, notifications and connections are built-in and integrated into every modules, every page and every feature.
Community Organisation
We strongly believe that every social website based on Trident should have a defined purpose - cause, interest or idea that unites people. Trident is not a tool for firing up endless Facebook clones and generic social networks. It's a technical solution for getting people together to solve real problems and achieve common goals. 
Trident 8 - Download and Play
Trident is a young platform, with only a handful of available modules, templates and plugins (we call them "apps"). More apps will appear on Trident store (it's inside of the Trident Studio management panel) in coming months. 
At this stage we are offering Trident "as is" - software only, open-source, free to download and use. Hosted options will be added next year and more documentation, APIs and support resources are on the way, too. 
Download Trident 8
Installation Manual
Trident Repo, Docs and Wiki
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Trident is near-production-ready now, so hopefully the next update will be final!
Number of bugs were fixed as well as some small improvements added:

links sharing in Timeline fetches and displays link's image
more actions are supported in Timeline and Notifications modules
better links detection... see more engine
cover image is resized much better
we get rid of new reCaptcha in favour of old reCaptcha since new reCaptcha isn't responsive and people find it very difficult to solve it, also captcha field can be easily removed from join form via forms builder
Invitation module enhancements: admin can send unlimited invitations and option to disable "join by invitation only" without uninstalling it, so it can be used for simple invitations
save grid state (such as paginate and filter) after language editing in Studio
retina site icon
more control over forms builder in Developer module
2 more block layouts - "Content + Title + Padding" and "Content + Title"

Happy testing!
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Reposted lol test's post.
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The second beta is out in the open! Update should automatically push to all Trident sites (how cool is that!).  There are a few minor improvements and a number of bug fixes. 
We have already seen a few thousand downloads of Beta 1 and received a lot of incredibly positive and constructive feedback.... see more Thank you for diving in so early and helping us sort out the beta-software issues!
The plan is to weed out any glitches, little quirks and nuisances ASAP and release a stable version. Once that is done we'd be able to progress to the new features development. Things are moving incredibly fast now, so stay tuned and don't lose your hats!
What's New in Trident Beta 2
- better server audit 
- no JS minification for already minified files
- auto HTTPS redirect
- animated icon in submenu
- no dependency on ImageMagick
Download Trident Beta 2
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Wow! Feeling incredibly humbled and grateful. Hundreds of wonderful people joining, requesting invitations and generally giving us their time. The energy of enthusiasm, support and creativity is amazing! More than ever we are determined to do everything we can to equip you with truly capable... see more software. 
Wow, look at just some of the "invitation request" notes from you: 
im with boonex since 2007 , I deserve to join
I have been with boonex for many years now. So yes of course im gonna register here too :-)
I have followed boonex for years.
You guys are awesome!!!! I have been a part of Boonex for 8yrs now! I would love to continue to be a part of it!
To create Love Peace and Harmony among world Humanity To propogate Art of Happiness

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i am very poor in English, and I want to say thank you to you for
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After over 5 years of active development, the very first feature-final version of Trident is available for download! Trident is created as a completely mobile-friendly social networking platform that updates automatically and enables effortless website management. Trident is for people who want... see more to create a social network, but don't want to meddle with source code, version updates, complicated module installations or any other overly technical things. And yet Trident is a powerful, modern, open-source CMS that would intrigue a developer just as much. 
Trident is distributed via Additional “Apps” for Trident can be downloaded via Trident Studio - the site configuration system that comes with every Trident installation. Studio is accessible at domain/studio.
Developers can create and submit their Apps for Trident via BoonEx Market.
Beautiful. Responsive. Tap-Friendly. Retina-Ready.
First and foremost Trident is designed for responsiveness. We test on mobiles, tablets and desktops. Today's social networks get most of their traffic from mobile devices and we prioritise accordingly. We make sure that all graphics support 1x and 2x resolution, and all interface icons are vector-based. Typography, link targets and navigation are all optimised for tap-control and reading from compact screens. 

The power of being able to both use and manage a social network "on-the-go" is incredible. Users get hooked and keep coming back, admins can manage content instantly and site operators are free to control their social networks even while on a leisurely vacation!  

Trident is fine-tuned to make your social networks feel modern, sleek and well... friendly! It's new, yet familiar. It's somehow intuitive and relaxed. Trident is bringing the content and social interactions forward. It gives live to your idea. 

Infinitely Customisable 
Trident features an unprecedented  configuration system, called #Studio. Idea behind Studio is in separation of site content administration and general site configuration. They are different jobs, often for different people. Administration can be done by trusted site members (such as moderators) or by hired admins. Configuration, however, is a creative process that reflects ideas and vision of the "artist" - the site operator - yourself. Studio is the place where all the site settings, pages, modules, languages, templates and plugins are controlled. We call them Trident Apps. Every app adds and changes functionality - it is just a building block - you can mix and match Apps to achieve whatever you have in mind.


Core configuration Apps, such as Pages, Navigation, Forms, Permissions, Designer and Polyglot allow deep customisation of the site structure, design, database and layout.  

Building a site page, for example, is just a matter of choosing the right blocks and configuring their visibility for different members. 

This Is Just The Beginning
True power of Trident is in Apps. The Apps that are yet to come from developers, designers, linguists, service providers, plugin-makers - creators. And come they will! Trident is a unique SocialCMS  that makes a perfect "base" for the new ecosystem to emerge and flourish. Trident will continue to evolve and will become the world's best social network platform. 
#beta1  #screenshots #studio
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Trident is designed to be 100% responsive. It works great on any screen, any device. Site interface is built with consideration of tap-or-click interaction, high-resolution monitors, no-Flash and variety of web-browsers. 
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· Andrew Boon
Trident is designed to be 100% responsive. It works great on any screen, any device. Site interface is built with consideration of tap-or-click interaction, high-resolution monitors, no-Flash and variety of web-browsers. 
Seamlessly adapting to any screen, maintaining constant look and functionality.Use or manage your social network on-the-go.Studio Launcher - the place where magic happens. Mix and match apps, set settings, customize, change options - make your social site special.End-users will appreciate app-like look and sleek performance.Customise any page. Add pre-made or custom blocks, shuffle them around, change their look and visibility.Build forms and define your own database structure - this is the way to focus your site on your niche, your idea, your vision.