Release Notes for 1.5

Omeka 1.5 was released on February 7, 2012.

New Features

  • Internationalization: Users can now choose a language and locale to display the interface in. This affects the displayed text and formatting of other data like system-generated dates.
  • Media Extension Awareness: File extensions are now used as a fallback to determine how files should be displayed if the MIME type is incorrect or not detected.
  • File Ordering: Users can now reorder files within an item without re-uploading.

Bug Fixes

  • Files form doesn't automatically print extra element sets (#34)
  • Item Type controller shows a "has encountered an error" page instead of a flash error (#70)
  • "Uninstall" button is enabled for plugins that need to be upgraded (#82)
  • "Add User" form lets you pick Active/Inactive (#89)
  • Retry when HTTP errors occur for S3 (#94)
  • Certain fields for collections should allow null (#95)
  • Incorrect URL building in collections/index/page/n (#96)
  • has_permission always returns false if you're not logged in (#99)
  • New item types with duplicate names override the original description (#125)


  • The plugins page no longer warns about plugins that haven't been tested up to the current Omeka version.
  • Early errors that occur when starting Omeka are now logged to the PHP log.

For Developers

  • The new Omeka_Plugin_Abstract class gives developers an optional framework to simplify class-based plugins.
  • Plugin-added element sets can apply to specific record types.

Library Upgrades

  • Zend Framework 1.11.11
  • jQuery 1.7.1
  • jQuery UI 1.8.16
  • TinyMCE 3.4.7-jQuery

New Functions

New Hooks

New Filters