PhpGedView 4.0 beta 5

PhpGedView 4.0 beta has received its fifth release. This beta adds several new reports, new options/handling in regards to media and GEDCOM files, better multi-site integration (including search), additional languages, more privacy settings, better HTML coding/displays.

PhpGedView Description: “PhpGedView is a revolutionary genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, can import from GEDCOM files, and supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also simplifies the process of collaborating with others working on your family tree. Your latest genealogy information is always on your website and available for others to see.”

Developer’s Note: “I think that the media issues are finally settled down with this release and we are nearly there.”

It can be downloaded from here.

Because there are so many changes, we are only going to highlight a few additions. The rest can be view here.


– Descendancy report
– Manage Media page, allow editing of media items not yet linked
– Allow configuration of Random Media block
– Added Allow clicking on Chart images, on Random image, and on main Indi image
– Added maps for England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland
– Added Add ATOM 1.0 Support to RSS Feeds
– Added multi-site search page
– Added Manage Servers page
– Added controllers for ancestry, descendancy, and hourglass charts
– Added Advanced HTML block
– Added Configuration options to GEDCOM News block
– Added Expanded Relatives Report
– Changed new password request to generate a random password only 8 characters long
– Added option to set marriage date/place when adding a new spouse
– Added Config Hide/Show sources
– Added undo option to individual and family pages
– Added option to email users who have never logged in
– Added Allow Thumb Image Extensions for non Image Media
– Added Vietnamese language
– Added more statistics to the gedcom stats block
– Added ability to define what facts are shown in add facts list in gedcom config
– Added Danish language files
– Added Latest and Earliest Birth Year to the GEDCOM statistics
– Added ability to link people across websites and first version of web service
– Added separate logging for system, gedcom and search
– Added Add Spouse to FAM page
– Added Unlink Individuals from a Family
– Added Add a email all users option to the user admin page
– Added choice for languages on installation
– Added Move relationship privacy to user settings.
– Added option to show the postal codes before or after the city for a gedcom
– Added option to choose postal code location
– Added RSS Format to GEDCOM config
– Added user setting to sync user data with gedcom data
– Added Keyboard shortcuts
– Added close relatives
– Added Support for level 3 AGE lines in Family Facts
– Added 3rd level clickable map on placelist
– Added Individual page: new option to show relatives events
– Compatibility with PHP 4.4.0
– Added User-Friendly Quick Update
– Added option to privatize downloaded gedcom files
– Added option to display associates in search result
– Added many national flags
– Added Descendancy booklet
– Added Show Additional info for Media
– Added option to create a new family by linking 2 existing people
– Added support for hebrew/romanized names in repository details and list
– Added Address Labels Report
– Added feature to search families on Individual ID on find page
– Added option to specify upload folder when uploading media
– Added option to link media to medialist item (find) by title
– Added Address List Report
– Added Media link for recent media changes in the block and corrected the change date extracting
– Added Option to show only Births, Deaths, Marriages on Calendar
– Added Option to show only Births, Deaths, Marriages in Upcoming Events
– Added Configure Upcoming Events max. look-ahead (in GEDCOM config)
– Added Hebrew dates to Calendar (meliza)
– Added Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex search
– Added link to configuration help on the admin menu, in the admins language (sjouke)
– Added more options for searching gedcoms and tables on search page
– Added improved user management functions including user cleanup
– Added Allow configure of count placement in Top-10 blocks
– Added Warning for admins if user not verified after after 7 days
– Added upload, download and add of zipped GEDCOM files

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