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Welcome to the third in our "Have you seen...?" series for XF 2.1. We've had a phenomenal, er, reaction, to what we've shown so far. In case you haven't seen our previous two entries, you can check them out here. As ever, to ensure you're kept up to date, we strongly recommend giving that "Watch forum" link a poke here and enabling email notifications if you haven't done so already 🙂 Today we're going to show you something that we have been talking about doing internally for... Read more Written by Chris D - (Weiterlesen)
Have you been sitting there thinking "I just wish XenForo 2.2 had a little bit more awesome"? Yeah so did we. So here's a few extra features that we're introducing in XenForo 2.2 Beta 2. GIPHY integration Everybody loves GIFs, right? Well, maybe not everybody but personally we love them... ok ok... maybe it's just @Chris D that loves them. Every day is a GIF (with a hard G) day for Chris. ... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
A new way to surface content Forums are usually devoted to a single subject matter and the threads they contain relate to that subject matter, unless it's all gone wrong and your users are wandering off topic. Threads belong to their parent forums, so if your board separates posts about kittens from posts about puppies into separate forums, you are never going to see a kitten thread and a puppy thread sitting next to each other within your forum hierarchy. This... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
XenForo Resource Manager (XFRM) 2.2 sees a range of new features and improvements. Some of these are a result of new integrations with XenForo 2.2 itself, while others are exclusive new features to XFRM itself. Resource teams Software projects are often collaborative efforts, and even when they are not, there may be ancillary staff on hand to handle customer support and sales. This fact is recognised in XFRM 2.2 with the advent of Resource teams. ... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
Mobile first. We hear it again and again, and with over half of all web traffic coming from mobile devices, it's more important than ever to provide your mobile visitors with a great experience. Of course, XenForo 2 is built on a fully responsive design that gracefully adapts to any display size and makes using XenForo a pleasure on all devices, but now we're taking it a step further by enabling any XenForo site to become a progressive web app. Progressive web... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
Forums contain threads and threads contain posts. It's been the essential framework of forums on the Internet since the public migrated from usenet to the web. The structure is well known and well understood - though the origins of some of the terminology are lost in the mists of time. Who ever came up with the notion of your site being a forum, but these separate containers for related threads also being forums? 🤷🏼‍♂️ But back on topic, and we all know that... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
In the beginning, XenForo Enhanced Search (XFES) was intended to be a simple drop-in replacement for MySQL full text search, primarily aimed at large forums whose operation would potentially suffer when attempting to search very large database tables. As a drop-in, XFES only made use of the enhanced search index and speed for the formal search system, but with version 2.2 we are starting to leverage more of the power afforded by the Elasticsearch back-end. Similar... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
When we first announced support for article-type threads and forums, we noted that this was an initial foray and that revised styling was in the pipeline. Today, we can show you some of those revisions and the options that come with them. Revised article styling Firstly, we have some updates for the main article thread page. The author section at the bottom of the article has had some attention to visually separate it a little more from the... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
So you've got people to register on your forum and they've made their initial contribution, but once they've done that, how do you keep those members engaged and coming back to your forum? It's an age-old problem. A user registers, they may participate for a while if you're lucky, and then it's really a toss-up as to whether they will stay and become a semi-permanent fixture of your forum, or you never see them again. Of all the challenges facing forum owners, this... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
We're fast approaching the time where we're able to unleash XenForo 2.2 on this very forum but, before we do, we wanted to tell you about a few slightly more miscellaneous features that we've been keeping under our hat. Advanced options switch The eagle-eyed amongst you may have already spotted some hints about this in some of our earlier screenshots. 🤫 XenForo has an ever-increasing number of options and then by the time you put add-on options in the mix, the... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
In our second updating about template improvements, we're focusing on tools to make it easier to keep your changes up-to-date and to see what changes you've been making. Template Merging First up is the ability to merge changes into templates after upgrading XenForo, an add-on, or a distributable style. This is done via the existing outdated template interface: You have the option to automatically merge changes if possible. This will merge any updates... Read more Written by Mike - (Weiterlesen)
Not so long ago we showed you the new progressive web app functionality coming in XF 2.2 and since then we've added a couple of related bits which we are including as of XenForo 2.2 Beta 2. PWA setup helper There are a number of requirements you need to meet before a PWA becomes installable by most browsers. Some of these requirements are server config related, others are options, some are language based and some are style based. While they're not... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
Everyday administrative housekeeping often requires direct interaction with your server's file system. Installing or upgrading a style, switching out logo graphics and other images on your forum you will invariably require a dust-off for your rusty old FTP client and an exciting adventure into arcane directory structures in order to upload them manually, while desperately not trying to overwrite the server's kernel or otherwise accidentally lunch the normally smooth operation... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
The previous "have you seen" threads for 2.2 have generally been focused on what the changes mean to admins and end users. While we have made reference to some of the internal technical elements and what add-ons can do with these features, today we want to do a deeper dive into some of these changes from a development perspective. What we're going to cover today is not an exhaustive list. No doubt you'll find other changes scattered throughout. Today we're just going to focus... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
XenForo 2.2.6 Released XenForo 2.2.6 is now available for all licensed customers to download. We strongly recommend that all customers running previous versions of XenForo 2.2 upgrade to this release to benefit from increased stability. One-click upgrade to XenForo 2.2.6 Directly from your admin control panel Some of the changes in XF 2.2.6 include: Adjust file copying order of the one click upgrader to reduce issues with page breaks.... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
XenForo Insights Episode 7 - Communicating with your users is now available to view at our usual YouTube channel. Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
Over the past ten years, XenForo has grown its market share consistently, helping all-new communities to spring forth and giving those previously running on other software platforms the opportunity to migrate and take advantage of the stability and rich functionality offered by our platform. But there has always been a barrier to entry. Prospective community managers had to organise their own web hosting, manage the download and installation of the XenForo software and supervise any... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
The next XenForo Insights episode, on the subject of Communicating with your users, will be live at 9am Central | 3pm UK | 1400 UTC on Thursday, June 24th 2021 via Zoom. Please do come and join us live on Thursday 24th if you can. Episode 6 - All Things Add-on is now available to view at our usual YouTube channel. Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
For many years, XenForo has used reCAPTCHA as its default CAPTCHA provider to help mitigate spam and bot actions without requiring our customers to go through additional configuration. However, we have recently been informed that restrictions may be placed on the reCAPTCHA key included in XenForo. This may lead to CAPTCHAs not being enforced or failing to validate. If you have not changed the default CAPTCHA method, to avoid disruption, we urge customers to take one of the actions below to... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)
XenForo 2.2.5 is now available for all licensed customers to download. We strongly recommend that all customers running previous versions of XenForo 2.2 upgrade to this release to benefit from increased stability. This release changes the default CAPTCHA method from reCAPTCHA to hCaptcha. If you were using the default CAPTCHA settings, you will automatically be switched over to hCaptcha. If you provided your own reCAPTCHA keys or chose a different CAPTCHA method, your existing CAPTCHA... Read more Written by XenForo - (Weiterlesen)