About Serendipity Styx

Why Styx?

Its project name originates from “River Styx” in the Greek classical mythology, despite of being a name.

If this is too dark for you, you may read this as Serendipity Next. :) or just Sty x.
By the time the real Maintainer began to silently retreat, Serendipity 2.1-Alpha ++ more and more became a broken playground, simplifying things without need and commits without care and appreciation about its deepest nuances. Which I regret deeply.

Styx is what Serendipity should be!

Over many many years I very actively helped to develop Serendipity, in special the 1.7, 2.0 and 2.1 Series, the plugins section, and daily guided community requests in the forum. Realising some day that my expertise and insight wasn’t seen that helpful any more, that we went into different directions, I decided to go.

The Serendipity Styx Edition

Serendipity Styx was built in my origin intent primarily for myself to keep track on my vision of what Serendipity used to be, wide and open, and with multi levels of extended properties. I wanted it - to not cut off this extendibility without real need. Styx is a contributed document of my deep affinity with Serendipity.

As long as I find the time and the commitment to make this even better, Styx will develop and will include all good parts of the origin Serendipity development. You may replace your origin Serendipity installation without any fear with this extended Edition and you will find everything work as intended. Go and read the Get Styx ‘install’ or ‘upgrade’ page to see how this can be easily done without too much effort. Even more you may want to read the commit history and/or the Styx ChangeLog.

Since plugins are an essential part of Serendipity, this repository holds a strongly maintained additional_plugins repository. The Styx Spartacus plugin is able to work with it - while Serendipity Origin is not.

The Serendipity Styx help documentation is found here at the Styx Help Center and the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ page at here. You are requested to read all about it there, if the Book has left over some questions, or you need some quick advice. Some important changes between the two Serendipity editions will have to be added to the Styx Wiki or this page sooner or later, I assume, but mostly have already been ported to the Styx Book.

Help requests:

To get direct help from myself and/or other users, please just use the the new discussions page on GitHub Styx or use the Styx issue tasks, if you have questions or found a bug. Thanks.


Please visit my blog on this site, or point yourself to the repository release downloads.

Regards Ian,
Enjoy Styx !

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