Nesta 0.9.11 released

Version 0.9.11 has been released.

Nesta now uses Ryan Tomayko's Tilt library to manage the rendering of Markdown and Textile files inside your content/pages folder. That means you can choose which Markdown processor is used to render your content. The default processor is now RDiscount (in previous versions it was Maruku).

Trailing slashes are now stripped off all URLs (see issue 60).

There is also a new metadata key called 'Articles heading' (see the docs).


If you're upgrading from 0.9.7 or later, just update your Gemfile and re-run bundle.

$ sed -i '' -e '/nesta/ s/0.9.[0-9]/0.9.11/' Gemfile
$ bundle

If you're upgrading from an earlier release you'll also need to get yourself a new copy of the file from the template file in the gem:

$ cp $(bundle show nesta)/templates/ .

If you'd like to continue to use Maruku to process your Markdown, see the documentation on how to switch back to Maruku.

The changes

Here's the CHANGES file with the full list of updates:

  • Use Tilt to render the Markdown, Textile and Haml in content/pages. RDiscount is now the default Markdown processor. To continue using Maruku add it to Gemfile and call Tilt.prefer Tilt::MarukuTemplate in your app.rb file.

  • Remove trailing slashes from all URLs, redirecting to the URL without the slash. See ticket #60 on GitHub.

  • Added the 'Articles heading' metadata key. When articles are listed on a category page, Nesta adds a heading above the articles based on the category's title (e.g. "Articles on Thing"). If you set the 'Articles heading' metadata Nesta will allow you to override the entire heading for a given page.

  • Bug fix: require nesta/plugin automatically on load. The Nesta::Plugin.register method is called by plugins as soon as they are loaded, so we need to make it available. In 0.9.10 this method wasn't available until too late.

  • Bug fix: Minor updates to the files generated by nesta plugin:create.

  • Bug fix: Don't allow retrieval of the contents of any file within the content folder by crafting a relative path containing the string '../' (Louis Nyffenegger).

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